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April 2014
  • Nandini's paper on Enantioselective organophotocatalysis mediated by atropisomeric thioureas, which is a collaborative research effort with the Sibi group appears in Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Congrats Nandini!
  • Nandini's Supramolecular Photocatalysis review appears in Chem. Soc. Rev., Congrats Nandini!.
  • Congrats Ramya for receiving the Travel award from the Dean of Science and Mathematics.
January 2014
  • Ankolase, Anthony and Elango's paper on Enantiospecific photocyclization mediated by heavty atom effect appears in Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. as part of Nick Turro memorial issue. Congrats Anoklase, Anthony and Elango!

September 2013

  • Prof. Siva invited to present at the ACS committee of science, Emerging science frontier: Young investigators symposium during the Fall 2013 ACS meeting to be held at Indianapolis.

July 2013

  • Ramya, Elango and Akila's paper on enantiospecific Paterno-Buchi reaction appears in Chem. Commun. Congrats Ramya, Elango and Akila!

May 2013

  • Elango has been selected to present his research work at Graduate research seminar series organized by ACS-Division of organic chemistry meeting at Delaware. Congrats Elango!
  • Ramya has been selected to participate in the 2013 ACS green chemistry conference to be held in Colorado school of Mines, Co. Congrats Ramya!
  • Elango and Nandini have been selected to presented their research work at Gordon research seminars. Elango will be presenting a poster as well as a research talk. Nandini will be presenting a poster on her research. Congrats Nandini and Elango!

April 2013

  • Anoklase successfully defends his PhD. He is headed to UCLA to work under the guidance of Prof. Miguel Garcia-Garibay. Anoklase was named the recipient of UNCF-Merck Post-doctoral fellowship. He will also receive the Chancellor's Post-doctoral fellowship from UCLA to carry our his post-doctoral research. Congrats Anoklase!

January 2013
  • Prof. Siva has been named as the Editor of Journal of photochemistry and Photobiology: A - Chemistry, an Elsevier Journal. (link to journal)
  • Anoklase and Elango's paper on pressure effect on non-biaryl atropisomers and their photochemical reactivity, done in collaboration with Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue's group at Osaka University, appears in Chem. Eur. J. Congrats Anoklase and Elango!
  • Barry's paper of Cucurbit[8]uril mediated photoreaction upon mechanical grinding appreas in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry. Congrats Barry!
  • Dr. Saravana Kumar from IIT-madras joins the group as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Saravana! He has a joint appointment with the Sibi’s group and will be working on the sustainable materials funded by NSF ND-EPSCoR in collaboration with Dean Webster’s group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials.
  • Group members, Anoklase, Elango, Nandini and Ramya presented their research work at the IAPS conference in Florida. Prof. Siva received the IAPS young investigator award and delivered his award lecture.

November 2012

  • Elango's paper on enantiospecific [2+2]-photocycloaddition appears as part of Young investigator speical issue in Chem. Commun. Congrats Elango!
  • The group welcomes two new graduate students. Anthony and Akila, welcome to the group.

August 2012

  • Barry successfully defends his PhD public defense. He will be moving to Center for Photochemical Sciences as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with Prof. Castellano from September 2012. Congrats Barry and Best of Luck!
  • Graduate students Anoklase, Elango, Nandini and Ramya receive travel award from the Dean's office. Congrats!

July 2012

  • Elango receives the ND-EPSCoR dissertation fellowship for 2012-2014. Congrats Elango! (News Release).
  • REU student Danielle Barnett wrote about her experience of working in the siva group. (Link to Dana's blog).

June 2012

  • Anoklase selected as one of the graduate students to give a talk at Barga (Luca), Italy as part of the graduate symposium organized by the Gordon Research Conference and Gordon research seminar for graduate students. Congrats Anoklase!
  • Summer PICNCIS student Mason DuBord REU student Danielle Barnett and Governor School Student Elizabeth Hendrickson join the group to carry out their research activities.

May 2012

  • Elango and Nandini selected to participate in the 2012 ACS green chemistry conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado. Congrats Elango and Nandini!

April 2012

  • Prof. Siva to receives funding from NSF, his CAREER renewal grant.
  • Anoklase selected to the 2012 Division of Organic Chemistry graduate symposium to be held in Boulder, Colorado. Congrats Anoklase!

February 2012

  • Prof. Siva to receive 2012 Peltier Award for Innovation in Teaching.

January 2012

December 2011

  • Anoklase to receive NASA fellowship. Congrats Anoklase!

November 2011

  • Graduate student Ramya Raghunathan joins the group. Welcome to the group!

October 2011

  • Elango's paper on light induced enantiospecific transfer in axially chiral pyridone appears in JACS. Congrats Elango!

August 2011

June 2011

  • Prof. Siva to visit Osaka University as a GCOE (Global Education and Research Center for Bio-Environmental Chemistry) visiting young professor.

May 2011

  • Prof. Siva is named the recipient of 2011 "Excellence in Teaching " award from college of Science and Mathematics, NDSU, Fargo.
  • The Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize lecture given at the swiss chemical society meeting, appears as a cover review article in CHIMIA.
  • Barry's paper on supramolecular photocatalysis appears in Chem. Commun. as part of the supramolecular chemistry special issue.

April 2011

  • Prof. Siva is one of the sixteen young investigators selected internationally to deliver a invited lecture at the ACS Young Investigator Symposium, Organic Division, Denver ACS-2011 Fall meeting.
  • Anoklase's paper on enantiospecific axial chiral transfer in the solid state appears in Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. as part of the special issue in honor of Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue.
  • Both Barry and Anoklase are selected to attend the Green Chemistry Conference at Montreal Canada. Congrats guys!

March 2011

  • Anoklase named the recipient of the GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship Graduate Fellowship from NOBBCChe. (Link). Congrats Anoklase!

February 2011

  • Barry's paper on coumarin photophysics within CBs published in Canadian Journal of Chemistry as part of the special issue for Prof. Tito Scaiano.
  • Book chapter written by Prof. Siva and Prof. Murthy from Univ. of Miami on photochemistry within zeolites appears in the edited book Supramolecular Photochemistry.

January 2011

  • Anoklase' s paper on spin state dependence of enantiospecificity appears in Chem. Commun.

September 2010

August 2010

  • Barry receives the ND EPSCoR dissertation fellowship for 2010-2012. Congrats Barry!

July 2010

  • PICNICS program summer 2010 concludes with a poster session (Links)

May 2010

  • Anoklase has been named the recipient of the NSF_graduate fellowship. Congrats Anoklase! (Link)

  • Josepha's paper on Axial Chiral memory appears in Chem. commun. Congrats Josepha!

  • Two new graduate students, Elango and Nandini, join the group. Welcome to the group!

April 2010

  • Prof. Siva is named the recipient of 2010 "Excellence in Research" award from college of Science and Mathematics, NDSU, Fargo.
  • Barry named the recipient of the 2010 Graduate Student Research award from college of Science and Mathematics, NDSU. Congrats Barry. (Link)
March 2010
  • Anoklase has been awarded the UNCF-Merck Graduate Research Fellowship. Congrats Anoklase! (Link)
  • Barry's Chem Commun paper highlighted by SynFacts! (Link)

December 2009

  • Prof. Siva is named the recipient of the 2010 Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society given to a outstanding independent young researcher (News release from the Swiss Chemical Society). We thank the Swiss Chemical Society for this honor.
  • Barry Receives GraSUS fellowship. Congrats Barry!
  • Barry's paper on Supramolecular Catalysis in Chemical Communication selected as a hot paper. Congrats Barry! (Link)

November 2009

  • Barry's paper on Supramolecular Catalysis appears in Chemical Communication. (Link)

August 2009

  • Anoklase Receives fellowship from the Osaka University Global COE Program, Global Education and Research Center for Bio-Environmental Chemistry (GCOE). Congrats Anoklase!

July 2009

  • Anoklase's and Josepha's paper on paper on Enantiospecific g-hydrogen abstraction in JACS (Link)

March 2009

  • Anoklase's paper on Enantiospecific 6p-photocyclization appears in JACS (Link)

January 2008

August 2007

  • Anoklase Ayitou Named as the McNair Scholar for 2007-2008





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