Joint Research Safety Initiative

Chemistry happens. Don’t let it happen to you.

JRSI

sustainable safety culture
educational tools
organized and centralized resources

By Researchers, For Researchers

The Joint Research Safety Initiative (JRSI) is a new safety community run by students, post-docs, and research assistants on campus that aims to provide centralized and accessible safety and educational resources for students and faculty. Our safety and efficiency is up to us, and only us.

What We Do

gather departmental data

We develop and implement surveys to measure the effectiveness of our initiative and the culture of our departments.

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facilitate open dialogues

We put on events, safety demos, vendor fairs, and safety programs to encourage open dialogue and participation.

train lab safety contacts

We are working to improve the quality and availability of training resources for current and future LSCs.

gather departmental data

We develop and implement surveys to measure the effectiveness of our initiative and the culture of our departments.

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facilitate open dialogues

We put on events, safety demos, vendor fairs, and safety programs to encourage open dialogue and participation.

LEARN MORE

train lab safety contacts

We are working to improve the quality and availability of training resources for current and future LSCs.

LEARN MORE

gather departmental data

We develop and implement surveys to measure the effectiveness of our initiative and the culture of our departments.

LEARN MORE

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facilitate open dialogues

We put on events, safety demos, vendor fairs, and safety programs to encourage open dialogue and participation.

LEARN MORE

train lab safety contacts

We are working to improve the quality and availability of training resources for current and future LSCs.

LEARN MORE

Leadership

Serving Chemistry & PME

people

sarah zinn

szinn@uchicago.edu

Survey Committee Chair

Sarah received her B.S. in ACS Certified Chemistry and also in Applied Physics with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Ohio Northern University. She is in the Engel lab where she engineers highly efficient organic optoelectronic materials and studies their electrical properties using ultrafast electronic spectroscopy.

NDSEG Fellow, 2018

Samir Hossainy

james lettow

jlettow@uchicago.edu

Treasurer

Finance Committee Chair

Hailing from Edina, MN, James received his B.S in Materials Sciences and Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2016. James is now a 5th year graduate student in Molecular Engineering, being co-advised by Prof. Stuart Rowan and Prof. Paul Nealey where he is researching polymer nanocomposites featuring cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs).

Mason Dearborn

masondearborn@uchicago.edu

President
Education Committee Chair
Publicity Committee Chair

Mason Dearborn is currently a third-year graduate student in Prof. Aaron Esser-Kahn’s lab in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. Mason grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but headed south for his undergraduate career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Now, he uses frontal polymerization for rapid, energy-efficient manufacturing of polymers and composites with autonomous patterning.

Nasim Mirzajani

mirzajani@uchicago.edu

andrew Grorud

apgrorud@uchicago.edu

Andrew is originally from Hutchinson, MN, and came to the University of Chicago after completing his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College. Andrew is now a 5th-year graduate student in Prof. Michael D. Hopkins’s lab; his research interests include the investigation of photo- and redox-active molecules that self-assemble into ordered monolayers on surfaces.

 

William Grubbe

aritrajit Gupta

Jerry Hertzog

Josh Portner