December, 2019:

Congratulations to Olja Simoska on her successful dissertation defense!

December, 2018:

Welcome to the Shear Group Kyle! Dr. Kyle Michelson is joining us as a postdoctoral researcher.

November, 2018:

Congratulations to Mindy Fitzpatrick and Allison Myers on their successful dissertation defense!

September, 2015:

Welcome to the Shear Lab Olja! Olja Simoska was smart enough to join the Shear Lab! GOOD JOB!

Janine Elliott published an article in Analytical Chemistry titled "Transparent Carbon Ultramicroelectrode Arrays: Figures of Merit for Quantitative Spectroelectrochemistry for Biogenic Analysis of Reactive Oxygen Species".

August, 2014:

Congratulations to Derek Hernandez, Maryam Ali, and Michael Robinson on successfully defending their dissertations!

May, 2013:

Congratulations to Todd Hoppe on his successful dissertation defense!

August, 2012:

Congratulations to Jodi Connell on her successful dissertation defense!

July, 2012:

Derek Hernandez passed his Oral Ph.D. Preliminary Exam/Research Proposal !

May, 2012:

Eric Spivey delivered an awesome dissertation defense!

November, 2010:

Congratulations to Jodi Connell on her score of 10 out of 10 from the Faculty of 1000 on her recent paper.

August, 2010:

Congratulations to Eric Ritschdorff on his successful dissertation defense!

April, 2010:

Congratulations to Stephanie Seidlits on her successful dissertation defense!

February 4, 2008:

Congratulations to Professor Jason Shear on his promotion from Associate Professor to Full Professor!


December 1, 2007:

Congratulations to Rex Nielson for his successful dissertation defense yesterday!


August 2, 2007:

Congratulations to Bryan Kaehr for his successful dissertation defense yesterday (despite minor technical difficulties).


March 1, 2007:

Shear Labs recently celebrated Ryan Hill's recent graduation and post-doctoral appointment (in the laboratory of Ashutosh Chilkoti) with a Brazilian lunch (see Figure 6).


February 19, 2007:

Bryan Kaehr's recent work published in JACS has been featured in C&E news and the Scientific American image gallery. These as well as other press releases can be viewed on our Press page.


December 5, 2006:

Congratulations to Ryan Hill for his successful dissertation defense yesterday!


October 30, 2006:

A team composed of members of the Shear, Ellington and Marcotte laboratories recently competed in the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) and placed 3rd for 'Best System'.


August 14 , 2006:

Check out the latest issue of C&E news to learn about Rex Nielson's recent work involving parallel cell dosing in microfluidic environments.


June 23, 2006:

Today, Shear Labs celebrated Matt Plenert's post doctoral appointment to the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM) by dining at the famed Z Tejas (see Figure 5).


May 16, 2006:

Wanting to direct write protein microstructures but femtosecond lasers are cost prohibitive? Check out the latest issue of Biophotonics International detailing our recent characterization of low cost multiphoton excitation source (see Press).


February 2, 2006:

Congratulations to Matt Plenert for his successful dissertation defense yesterday. Good luck in your new job!


December 21, 2005:

We at Shear Labs hope you had a pleasant and productive year. To celebrate the holidays, some of us went skydiving (see Figure 4).


December 12, 2005:

On November 22nd, 2005, Shear Labs members and friends gathered for dinner in celebration of Rex Nielson's recent marriage (see Figure 3). Congratulations Rex and Rhonda!


October 17 , 2005:

Congratulations to Nick Kosa on receiving the Undergraduate Research Fellowship for his work involving axonal electrophoresis.


October 10 , 2005:

The Shear Labs was recently featured in the October 3 issue of Chemical and Engineering News. You can view this article in the new Press section of the website.


August 9, 2005:

On July 27th, 2005, Shear Labs members and friends gathered in celebration of James Javier's successful dissertation defense (see Figure 2). James will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum at Rice University in Houston.


June 15, 2005:

Professor Jason Shear and the Shear Labs were featured in a Channel 8 News story about the $200 million dollar technology initiative recently approved by the governor.


May 12 , 2005:

On May 5th, 2005, Shear Labs members and friends gathered to enjoy good food and conversation (see Figure 1). Thanks Jason!

April 29, 2005:

Richard Allen successfully defended his dissertation this past Tuesday. Congratulations Richard and good luck in Seattle!

Bryan Kaehr has received the University Continuing Fellowship for 2005-2006.

Ryan Hill has received the David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship as well as the Dorothy B. Banks Fellowship Award for 2005-2006.


March 31, 2005:

The honors just keep-a-coming for Shear-labbers...

Dana Wise has been nominated by the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department for the 2004-2005 William S. Livingstone Outstanding Graduate Student Employee Award in the category of Graduate Research Assistant. Congratulations Dana on this honor as well as your successful dissertation defense today!!!


March 11, 2005:

Shear Labs is most proud to announce the upcoming post-docs of soon to be graduated scientists Richard Allen and Dana Wise:

Richard will be working in the laboratory of Daniel T. Chiu, at the University of Washington in Seattle.

We will miss them (well, they haven't left just yet...we have yet to throw them a party) and wish them the best as they inflict their new homes with Shear Labs science.


March 10, 2005:

More congratulations to Shear Labbers:

Bryan Kaehr will receive an award to attend the 55th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany this summer.

Gleb Solomentsev received the University Co-op sponsored Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Bryan and Gleb would both like to thank the Shear Lab water cooler and strong coffee.


March 8, 2005:

Congratulations to Professor Jason Shear for being named a 2005 Arthur F. Findeis recipient. This ACS award is given for outstanding achievements by a young analytical chemist.

Shear Labs would also like to announce that Gleb Solomenstev has been appointed as the head of the Shear Labs Microcentrifuge Core Facility (SLMCF).  All those interested in using our microcentrifuge, please contact Gleb for the time and date of the next training session.


March 7, 2005:

Welcome to the Shear Labs News page. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet those of you who are considering our program. Feel free to contact anyone on the members page if you have any additional questions. If you are not currently considering our program, you should consider reconsidering.