|Mar 2017||The U.S. National Science Foundation produces a video feature of our breakthrough on the loops of the brown recluse spider in their Science Now—Science 360 show (Episode 50).|
|Feb 2017||Discovery Channel Canada] airs a TV feature of our brown recluse looped silk discovery in their science show Daily Planet (7:00 pm show on February 15).|
|Feb 2017||BBC radio interview: On Feb. 20, the BBC aired a 5-minute radio interview with Prof. Schniepp on the group's recent breakthough on the looped recluse silk. Now available here (The Naked Scientists).|
|Dec 2015||Prof. Schniepp delivers an invited Keynote Speech at the 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues.|
|Dec 2015|| Sean Koebley's poster on the toughness of the brown recluse spider was nominated for
Best Poster Award at the 2015 MRS Fall National Meeting in Boston, MA.
|Sep 2015||Video Interview: The Daily Press talks to Prof. Schniepp on the group's latest research on silkworm silk.|
|Aug 2015||The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a 4-year, $324,000 award from the DMREF program (Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future) to Prof. Schniepp, starting Oct. 2015.|
|Feb 2015|| For the term 2015–2018, The College of William & Mary has designated Prof. Schniepp the
Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Applied Science in recognition for his contributions in teaching and research.
|Dec 2014||"Highly Cited" Status for 5th Paper: Our 2012 paper “Methods of Graphite Exfoliation” has now reached “highly cited” status, as it is in the top 1% of all papers in Materials Science. This is Prof. Schniepp's 5th “highly cited” paper.|
|May 2014||Prof. Schniepp is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award from the U. S. National Science Foundation (award # DMR-1352542). The award will provide a total of $450,000 over 5 years to investigate the ribbon silk of the loxosceles spider.|
|Mar 2014||Discovery Channel Canada airs a TV feature of our brown recluse silk project in their science show Daily Planet (7:00 pm show on March 10).|
|Dec 2013||Advanced Materials features our brown recluse silk paper out of all communications of the Dec 23 issue with a full-page frontispiece.|
|Oct 2013||The WIRED magazine highlights our research on the silk of the brown recluse spider with an exciting article.|