Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors are encouraged to participate in research with Chemistry Department faculty members during their college careers. One of the unique aspects of the Dickinson program is that students may begin research as soon as the completion of their freshman year. Three options exist with regard to student research: students may complete a one semester research credit by performing a minimum of 8 hours of research per week in a faculty member's lab; a limited number of opportunities exist for performing paid summer research with faculty members on campus, and there is also the opportunity to work at another institution with Dickinson and/or non-Dickinson faculty. Additionally, qualified students are invited to participate in Honors Research with a Dickinson faculty member. As part of the Chemistry program, students are required to complete one of the three options mentioned above in order to graduate with a chemistry degree. Students who plan on continuing their studies in chemistry at the master's, Ph.D., or medical school level are encouraged to participate beyond a single semester.

Student and faculty member in the chemistry lab.

Current and Historic Student-Faculty Projects 

The following list includes current and historic, individual student research projects, public presentations from conferences, symposia and exhibitions*, and peer-reviewed publications. For abstracts on each project see Students as Scholars.

*“Supported by:” on Student Conference Presentation records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s participation in the conference, i.e. travel expenses, poster costs, etc.  For on-campus conferences, the supporting entity is usually the academic department sponsoring the event.

**“Supported by:” on Student Research Project records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s research costs, i.e. supplies, materials, equipment, stipends, local or international research travel, etc.


2018

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Eryn Nelson Effect of sample preparation method on the quanititation of glucosinolates in broccoli and kale cultivars using LC-MS
Conference: 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Amy Witter

2017

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Macey Beth Cohen Comparative metabolite profiling of Solanum lycopersicum leaves exposed to herbivore damage and the phytohormone jasmonic acid
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Amy Witter
Macey Beth Cohen Comparative metabolite profiling of Solanum lycopersicum leaves exposed to herbivore damage and the phytohormone jasmonic acid
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Amy Witter
Christin Roberts Cudahy Polymer Soft-Landing Isolation
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
Thai Uyen Phuoc Dinh NSF 1413074: RUI: Electrophilic Modulation of the Heat Shock Response System
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Julia Rose Ferris NSF 1413074: RUI: Electrophilic Modulation of the Heat Shock Response System
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Abby Nicole Flinchbaugh Covalent modification of heat shock protein 70 by natural product electrophiles
Conference: Stress Response Proteins in Development and Disease Gordon Research Conference
Rebecca Connor
Meredith Johnson Wachsmuth LM, Johnson MG, Gavenonis J (2017) Essential multimeric enzymes in kinetoplastid parasites: A host of potentially druggable protein-protein interactions.
Website: http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005720
Jason Gavenonis
Meredith Johnson Increasing the sensitivity of kinetoplastid parasites to oxidative stress
Supported by: Faculty Startup Funds
Number of Weeks: 8
Jason Gavenonis
Amanda Kale Catalytic Activity of Ultrasmall Copper Nanoparticles
Conference: 253rd Annual Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Sarah St. Angelo
Amanda Kale Catalytic activity of ultrasmall copper nanoparticles
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sarah St. Angelo
Austin Reed Lieber Modification of human Hsp72 function by electrophilic compounds
Conference: 253rd National ACS meeting
Rebecca Connor
Austin Reed Lieber Evaluation of Recombinant Hsp70α Mutants for Heat Shock Protein Binding and Chaperone Activity
Conference: 252nd National ACS meeting
Rebecca Connor
Eryn Nelson Effect of sample preparation method on the quantitation of glucosinolates in broccoli and kale cultivars using LC-MS
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Amy Witter
Cuong Van Nguyen Modification of human Hsp72 function by electrophilic compounds
Conference: 253rd National ACS meeting
Rebecca Connor
Cuong Van Nguyen Evaluation of Recombinant Hsp70α Mutants for Heat Shock Protein Binding and Chaperone Activity
Conference: 252nd National ACS meeting
Rebecca Connor
Alissa Resnikoff Cleavage of fluoroaromatic thioethers
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Jason Gavenonis
Leah M Wachsmuth Essential multimeric enzymes in kinetoplastid parasites: A host of potentially druggable protein-protein interactions
Website: http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005720
Jason Gavenonis

2016

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Zev Joshua Greenberg Investigating the chemical composition of sealcoat emulsion in south-central Pennsylvania
Conference: 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Amy Witter
Gavin Robert Harter Development of new Trypanothione Reductase Inhibitors as Potential Therapeutics for Chagas Disease
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Jason Gavenonis
Gavin Robert Harter Development of new trypanothione reductase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for Chagas disease
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jason Gavenonis
Austin Reed Lieber NSF 1413074: RUI: Electrophilic Modulation of the Heat Shock Response System
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Kayleigh Elisabeth Makoid Development of new trypanothione reductase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for Chagas disease
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jason Gavenonis
Mark Stephen Manganaro Development of new trypanothione reductase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for Chagas disease
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jason Gavenonis
Cuong Van Nguyen NSF 1413074: RUI: Electrophilic Modulation of the Heat Shock Response System
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Cuong Van Nguyen Development of new trypanothione reductase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for Chagas disease
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jason Gavenonis
Matthew Joseph Sansevere Development of new trypanothione reductase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for Chagas disease
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jason Gavenonis
Myungsun Shin Covalent modification of heat shock protein 70 by natural product electrophiles
Conference: Stress Response Proteins in Development and Disease Gordon Research Conference
Rebecca Connor
Zachary Adam Simmons Development of new trypanothione reductase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for Chagas disease
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jason Gavenonis
Leah M Wachsmuth Identification of potential new drug targets for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Jason Gavenonis

2015

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Allyson Jane Boyington Microwave-accelerated Selective Deprotection of Aryl Silyl Ethers
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
R David Crouch
Allyson Jane Boyington Microwave Accelerated Deprotection of Aryl Silyl Ether
Conference: 249th American Chemical Society National Conference and Expo
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
R David Crouch
Grace Elizabeth Crossland Characterization of the effect of sesquiterpene lactones on the heat shock response in leukemia cells
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Gabriel J DiNatale Effects of sesquiterpene lactones on the heat shock response system
Conference: 248th National ACS Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Rebecca Connor
Gillian Alyssa Ferko Ultrasmall Cu Nanoparticles: A Greener Synthesis and Catalytic Studies
Conference: 249th Annual American Chemical Society Meeeting
Supported by: ACS Student Travel Award
Sarah St. Angelo
Gillian Alyssa Ferko Ultrasmall Cu Nanoparticles: A Greener Synthesis and Catalytic Studies
Conference: 249th Annual American Chemical Society Meeting
Supported by: ACS Student Travel Award
Sarah St. Angelo
Gillian Alyssa Ferko Ultrasmall Cu Nanoparticles: A Greener Synthesis and Catalytic Studies
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sarah St. Angelo
Abby Nicole Flinchbaugh Effects of sesquiterpene lactones on the heat shock response system
Conference: 248th National ACS Meeting
Rebecca Connor
Abby Nicole Flinchbaugh Heat Shock induction in Human Leukemia Cells by the Sesquiterpene Lactone, Parthenolide
Conference: 20th Midwest Stress Response & Molecular Chaperone Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Rebecca Connor
Abby Nicole Flinchbaugh The Induction of the Heat Shock Response of THP-I Cells by Sesquiterpene Lactones
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Rebecca Connor
Zev Joshua Greenberg EPA-GRO Summer Internship
Supported by: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-GRO program)
Number of Weeks: 10
Zev Joshua Greenberg Investigating the chemical composition of sealcoat emulsion in south-central Pennsylvania
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Amy Witter
Alexander Jon Kasznel Atomic Force Microscopy of DNA Crosslinking Mediated by Known Intercalators
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Yike Li-Eng "Polymer Soft-Landing Isolation of Acetylene on Polystyrene and Poly(vinylpyridine): A Novel Approach to Probing Hydrogen Bonding in Polymers"
Cindy Samet
Andrew Shriver McGowan Electrophilic Modulation of the Heat Shock Response System
Supported by: Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Alexis N Newton NSF 085670: STEP Program at Dickinson College
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Minh Huu Nguyen "Determination of oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban stream sediments" in Environmental Pollution (2015).
Amy Witter
Matthew Joseph Sansevere Development of new Trypanothione Reductase Inhibitors as Potential Therapeutics for Chagas Disease
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Jason Gavenonis
Myungsun Shin Effects of sesquiterpene lactones on the heat shock response system
Conference: 248th National ACS Meeting
Rebecca Connor
Zachary Adam Simmons Development of new Trypanothione Reductase Inhibitors as Potential Therapeutics for Chagas Disease
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Jason Gavenonis
Xiang Wei NSF 085670: STEP Program at Dickinson College
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Grant Braught
Olivia Harper Wilkins Carbon Chains in Low-Mass Young Stellar Objects
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Olivia Harper Wilkins Carbon Chains in Low-Mass Young Stellar Objects
Conference: American Chemical Society National Conference and Expo
Hanzhi Zhao Investigation of the effects of parthenolide on the heat shock response system
Supported by: Research Corporation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor

2014

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Allyson Jane Boyington Microwave Accelerated Deprotection of Aryl Silyl Ethers
Conference: 29th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
R David Crouch
Abby Nicole Flinchbaugh Characterization of the effect of sesquiterpene lactones on the heat shock response in leukemia cells
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment AwardThe Research Corporation
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Breanna Sophie Goldner Cloning and Isolation of the Individual Domains of BAG5
Conference: Disappearing Boundaries Conference
Rebecca Connor
Zev Joshua Greenberg Quantitation of total nicotine content in tobacco and tobacco products using gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
Conference: 29th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Amy Witter
Peter Graham Howard High Resolution Genomic Sequencing of High Grade Urothelial Carcinomas
Supported by: UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Number of Weeks: 8
Alexander Jon Kasznel Mutational Analysis of PRPF4:PPIH Interactions
Supported by: Drexel University College of Medicine
Number of Weeks: 9
Yike Li-Eng Matrix Isolation Polymer Soft-landing Studies
Conference: 29th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
James August Ridenour Assessing the sonolytic denaturation mechanism of the enzyme pepsin A
Conference: 29th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Keith Krise
Myungsun Shin Isolation of electrophillic protein targets of alkyne derivatives of parthenolide
Conference: 29th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Rebecca Connor
Myungsun Shin Isolation of electrophilic protein targets of alkyne derivatives of parthenolide
Conference: 2014 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Supported by: Academic Affairs
Rebecca Connor
Olivia Harper Wilkins Carbon Chains during Low-Mass Star Formation
Supported by: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Number of Weeks: 9

2013

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Allyson Jane Boyington An Investigation of Microwave-acceleration of Silyl Deprotection Reactions
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Aaron Dale Brumbaugh Green synthesis and characterization of bioreduced nanoparticles
Conference: American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting
Supported by: ACS Green Chemistry Institute CIBA Student Travel Award
Sarah St. Angelo
Aaron Dale Brumbaugh Green synthesize and characterization of bioreduced nanoparticles
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sarah St. Angelo
Thanprakorn Chiramanewong Synthesis and Evaluation of Alkyne Derivatives of Parthenolide for Identification of Cellular Protein Targets
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Rebecca Connor
Thanprakorn Chiramanewong Cellular Effects of Parthenolide Derivatives
Number of Weeks: 13
Rebecca Connor
Thanprakorn Chiramanewong Synthesis and evaluation of alkyne derivatives of parthenolide for identification of cellular protein targets
Conference: 245th National ACS Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Rebecca Connor
Thanprakorn Chiramanewong Synthesis and evaluation of alkyne derivatives of parthenolide for identification of cellular protein targets
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Rebecca Connor
Aaron A Cook Effect of Recombinant Bag5 protein on luciferase refolding activity of Hsp70
Conference: 245th National ACS Meeting
Rebecca Connor
Aaron A Cook Production and Analysis of Recombinant BCL2-associated AthanoGene 5 (Bag5) Protein
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Rebecca Connor
Francis Furst Daily Matrix Isolation Polymer Soft Landing
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
Francis Furst Daily Matrix Isolation Studies
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Gabriel J DiNatale Effects of Alkynl-Parthenolide Derivatives on Cellular Viability, Glutathione levels, and cellular signaling of human leukemia cells, THP-1
Conference: 245th National ACS Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Rebecca Connor
Breanna Sophie Goldner Analysis of the Effect of BAG5 Truncation Mutants on Chaperone and Ubiquitin Ligase Activity
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Breanna Sophie Goldner Effect of Recombinant Bag5 protein on luciferase refolding activity of Hsp70
Conference: 245th National ACS Meeting
Rebecca Connor
Zev Joshua Greenberg NSF 0942579 A natural approach to problem-based learning in the undergraduate curriculum: development of an interdisciplinary course, Chemical Analysis in Chemical Ecology.
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Zev Joshua Greenberg Determination of Nicotine in Cigars with RP-HPLC SPME GC/MS
Amy Witter
Peter Graham Howard Radar resistant and weather resistant aircraft coatings
Number of Weeks: 8
Alexander Jon Kasznel Characterization of Proteins that Regulate Pre-mRNA Splicing
Supported by: Drexel University College of Medicine
Number of Weeks: 8
Yike Li-Eng Matrix Isolation Studies
Number of Weeks: 26
Cindy Samet
Yike Li-Eng Matrix and Polymer Soft-Landing Isolation Studies
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Yike Li-Eng Matrix Isolation Polymer Soft Landing
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
Yike Li-Eng Determination of Third-Order Hyperpolarizability for Small Organic Molecules using Nonlinear Optical Techniques
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
James August Ridenour Assessing the Sonolytic Denaturation of the Enzyme Pepsin A
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Keith Krise
Kayla J Robinson Investigations of Microwave Assisted Orthoester Claisen Rearrangements
Number of Weeks: 13
R David Crouch
Kayla J Robinson An Investigation of the Microwave-mediated Johnson Orthoester Claisen Rearrangement
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
R David Crouch
Robert Michael Sansevere Microwave Organic Synthesis
R David Crouch
Myungsun Shin Identification of Proteins Modified by Parthenolide Derivatives in Leukemia Cells
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Myungsun Shin Protein Modification by Parthenolide Derivatives
Number of Weeks: 26
Rebecca Connor
Jessica Kristine Sinchi NSF 085670 STEP Program at Dickinson College
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Olivia Harper Wilkins HI Absorption against Pulsars
Supported by: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Number of Weeks: 7
Olivia Harper Wilkins Quantitative Analysis of Resveratrol Using UV-vis and HPLC
Amy Witter

2012-13

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Gregory Alan Clark Microwave Ritter Reaction
Number of Weeks: 26
R David Crouch
Jonathan William Jackson Microwave Ritter Reaction
R David Crouch

2012

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Aaron Dale Brumbaugh Synthesis and Analysis of Bioreduced Nanoparticles
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Sarah St. Angelo
Tianyi Cai Synthesis of Alpha-Methylene Butyrolactones
Number of Weeks: 13
Rebecca Connor
Thanprakorn Chiramanewong Investigation of the contribution of structure and reactivity to the selective cytotoxicity of germacranolide natural products
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Francis Furst Daily Matrix Isolation Studies
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Jun Jiang Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticles Synthesized via Green Chemistry
Supported by: Center for Sustainabilty Education
Number of Weeks: 13
Sarah St. Angelo
Emily Ann Peterpaul Synthesis and Reactivity of Copper Nucleases
Number of Weeks: 13
Kristi Humphreys
Samuel Robert Silvershein Mechanisms of CD14 Expression
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Tiffany Frey
Jerone Tyler Stoner NSF 085670 STEP Program at Dickinson College - The Synthesis of 4-Ferrocenyl Pyrimidines
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Andrew Harper Tolbert Applied Research and Photonics
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8 weeks
Sarah St. Angelo
Katelyn Ann Uribe Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticles Synthesized via Green Chemistry
Supported by: Center for Sustainability Education
Number of Weeks: 13
Sarah St. Angelo
Katelyn Ann Uribe Effects of Sequential Enzyme Colocalization in an Aqueous Two-Phase System: Activity of Alcohol Oxidase and Horseradish Peroxidase
Conference: 2012 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Tianju Zhou Investigating the Cytoxicity of NAMI-A Derived Compounds
Conference: 2012 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristi Humphreys

2011

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Gabriel J DiNatale Investigation of the cellular action of the natural product, parthenolide.
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Rebecca Connor
Gabriel J DiNatale Exploring the mechanism of action of the anti-leukemic drug, parthenolide
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Rebecca Connor
Erica Lynn Hartz Biosynthesis and characterization of colloidal metal nanoplates and nanoparticles
Conference: American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Sarah St. Angelo
Erica Lynn Hartz Biosynthesis and Characterization of Novel Au Nanoplatelets
Conference: 2011 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sarah St. Angelo
Russell Christopher Holz Characterization and selection for association of the binding of BAG5 domains to potential molecular chemotherapeutic target, Hsp70
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Gerard Steven Mattei Reactivity of a Distamycin-Copper Conjugate with DNA
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 6
Kristi Humphreys
Minh Huu Nguyen Analysis of PAH's and Oxy-PAHs in stream sediments along an increasingly urbanized land-use gradient, Conoduguinet Creek Watershed, Cumberland County, PA
Conference: The 14th Annual Environmental Chemistry Symposium
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Amy Witter
Minh Huu Nguyen Conodoguinet Creek and Diesel Exhaust Markers
Supported by: Mellon Environmental Initiative
Number of Weeks: 13
Amy Witter
Emily Ann Peterpaul Reactivity of a Distamycin-Copper Conjugate with DNA
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 6
Kristi Humphreys
Chalise Saunders NSF 085670 STEP Program at Dickinson College
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Myungsun Shin Investigation of the cellular action of the natural product, parthenolide.
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Rebecca Connor
Myungsun Shin Exploring the mechanism of action of the anti-leukemic drug, parthenolide
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Rebecca Connor
Rebecca Sarah Katherine Thompson Organic Research
Number of Weeks: 13
Michael Holden
Katelyn Ann Uribe Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticles Synthesized via Green Chemistry
Supported by: Penn State University
Number of Weeks: 8
Tianju Zhou Kinetic and Computational Study of a Hydroxy Pyridine Derivative of the Antimetastatic Agent, NAMI-A
Conference: 2011 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristi Humphreys
Elizabeth Harrity de la Reguera NSF 085670 STEP Program at Dickinson College
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden

2010

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Catherine Bridget Campbell Studies on Microwave Accelerated Ortho Ester Claisen Reactions
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
R David Crouch
Alice Ann Duchon Synthesis of a Copper-Distamycin Conjugate and its Reactivity with DNA
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristi Humphreys
Erica Lynn Hartz Synthesis via Green Chemistry and Characterization of Metal and Mixed Metal Anisotropic Nanoparticles for Assembly into SERS Substrates
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Sarah St. Angelo
Alejo Martin Lifschitz Matrix Isolation FTIR & Computational Studies of Weak Hyrdrogen Bonding in Thin Polymer Films
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
Minh Huu Nguyen Precipiton Based Silyl Protecting Group: A Precipiton Approach to Product Isolation
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
R David Crouch
Minh Huu Nguyen Investigating the utility of nitro-PAHs and diesel exhaust markers in sediments from the Conodoguinet Creek, Cumberland County, PA
Supported by: Mellon Environmental Initiative, Sustainability Education Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Jeffrey M Rodgers The Pyridine-Formic Acid Interaction: A Matrix Isolation & Polymer Soft-Landing Study
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
Allison Anne Younkins Analysis of Visual Symptomatology in PPV Isolates
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Tianju Zhou Linking Antimetastatic Acitivity to Reduction Potential and Rate of Hydrolysis in a Series of N-alkyl substituted NAMI-A derivatives
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristi Humphreys

2009

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Sunil Baidar Research in Colloidal Science and Nanotechnology
Conference: 2009 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sarah St. Angelo
Catherine Bridget Campbell Microwave Acceleration of the Orthoester Claisen Rearrangement
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Elyssa Frances Falkner Welcome to the Laser Lab
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement
Joshua Foong Synthesis and Characterization of an Iron-Salen-Glutamic Acid Molecule
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Pamela Higgins
Erica Lynn Hartz Synthesis of Bimetallic Collidal Triangles for Surface Enhanced Raman
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Sarah St. Angelo
Lauren Bantz Killian Introduction to the Physical Chemistry Lab
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement
Lauren Bantz Killian Analysis of Flavor Compounds in Cookies Baked with Natural Alternative Sweeteners
Conference: 2009 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Michael Holden
Lauren Bantz Killian Introduction to the Physical Chemistry Lab
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement
Alejo Martin Lifschitz Matrix isolation and FTIR studies of weak Hydrogen bond interactions between polymerized hydrocarbon chains and and various bases.
Conference: 2009 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Cindy Samet
Alejo Martin Lifschitz Introductory Chemistry Labs
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement
Minh Huu Nguyen Assembling CHEM 131, 132, and 141 Labs for the 09-10 Academic Year
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Jeffrey M Rodgers Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of the Hydrogen Bonding Involved in Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Nanoparticles: Pyridine as a Hydrogen Bond Acceptor
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 6
Cindy Samet
Jeffrey M Rodgers Student-Faculty Research in the Chemistry Program
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement
Yurina Shim Instrument Suite Demonstration
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement
William Franklin Winkler Introduction to the Organic Lab
Conference: 2008 Rector Science Complex Dedication
Supported by: College Advancement

2008

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Robert Trevor Marshall Synthesis of Copper-Distamycin Conjugates for Efficient and Specific Cleavage of Duplex DNA
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristi Humphreys
Yurina Shim Investigating the Interactions of Mononuclear Copper Compounds with Biomolecules
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristi Humphreys

2007

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Lauren Kathleen Airola Isolation and analysis of a siderophore produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sunil Baidar Investigating the occurrence and transport of fragrance compounds in biosolids from a solid-waste treatment plant, Carlisle, PA
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Sunil Baidar High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with fluorescence detection studies
Supported by: SACP-Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Sunil Baidar SACP--Investigating sources of contamination to the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed
Supported by: Provost's Grant Matching Acct
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Rebecca Jaye Driesen Synthesis and stability of 1,2-diazetidine derivatives
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Paul Fregene
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Crouch, R. David, Richardson, Amie '05, Howard, Jessica L. '07, Harker, Rebecca L. '07, Barker, Kathryn H. Aldol addition and condensation reactions. The effects of conditions on reaction pathway. Journal of Chemical Education, 2007, 84: 475-476.
R David Crouch
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Harker, Rebecca L. '07 and Crouch, R. David. Microwave-accelerated Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions using potassium aryltrifluoroborates. Synthesis, 2007, 25-27.
R David Crouch
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Aldol addition and condensation reactions. The effects of conditions on reaction pathway.
Conference: American Chemical Society
Kathryn Barker,R David Crouch
Kyle R Hess Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Meldrum's Acid with Nitrogen and Oxygen Bases
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Jessica Lee Howard Crouch, R. David, Richardson, Amie '05, Howard, Jessica L. '07, Harker, Rebecca L. '07, Barker, Kathryn H. Aldol addition and condensation reactions. The effects of conditions on reaction pathway. Journal of Chemical Education, 2007, 84: 475-476.
R David Crouch
Jessica L Howard Aldol addition and condensation reactions. The effects of conditions on reaction pathway.
Conference: American Chemical Society
Kathryn Barker,R David Crouch
Davia Marie Palmeri Isolation and analysis of a siderophore produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jeffrey M Rodgers Isolation and analysis of a siderophore produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jeffrey M Rodgers High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with fluorescence detection studies
Supported by: SACP-Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Jeffrey M Rodgers SACP--Investigating the diversity of glycosylation in marine bacteria
Supported by: Provost's Grant Matching Acct
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Amie Marie Stewart Aldol addition and condensation reactions. The effects of conditions on reaction pathway.
Conference: American Chemical Society
Kathryn Barker,R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart Crouch, R. David, Richardson, Amie '05, Howard, Jessica L. '07, Harker, Rebecca L. '07, Barker, Kathryn H. Aldol addition and condensation reactions. The effects of conditions on reaction pathway. Journal of Chemical Education, 2007, 84: 475-476.
R David Crouch

2006

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
John Nii Akuetteh Aryeetey Nanoparticles from biomatter: an easy and green synthesis of Au and Ag nanoparticles in the undergraduate laboratory.
Conference: Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Benny Chan,R David Crouch
John Nii Akuetteh Aryeetey Nanotechnology for Non-Science Major
Conference: Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
R David Crouch
Eric Larson Barth Design, synthesis and assay ofcyclopropane-containing agonists of a-adrenergic agents
Conference: Y
Supported by: Provost's Grant Matching Acct
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Eric Larson Barth Design, synthesis and assay ofcyclopropane-containing agonists of a-adrenergic agents
Conference: x
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Design, synthesis and assay ofcyclopropane-containing agonists of a-adrenergic agents
Conference: x
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Microwave accelerated Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of potassium phenyltrifluoroborate
Conference: National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
R David Crouch
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Harker, Rebecca L. '07, Crouch, R. David. 2006. Microwave accelerated Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of potassium phenyltrifluoroborate. CHED 430. (231st meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, March 27, 2006.)
R David Crouch
Nicole Perry Fultz Nanotechnology for Non-Science Major
Conference: Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
R David Crouch
Amanda Gellett Seward Reactive Oxygen Species Generated by a Lysine-Ferrocene Conjugate
Conference: 38th Annual Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM)
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Pamela Higgins
Michael James Gortakowski Investigating the n2 bonding interactions between aromatic molecules and transition metal centers
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Michele Anne Gortakowski A Comparison of Fluoride Analytical Methods: a Traditional ISE Versus a Nanotechnology Method
Conference: 38th Annual Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM)
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Pamela Higgins
Michele Anne Gortakowski A Comparison of Fluoride Analytical Methods: a Traditional ISE Versus a Nanotechnology Method
Conference: 38th Annual Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM)
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Pamela Higgins
Michele Anne Gortakowski Kondracki, Michele '07, Janiec, Amanda '07, Crouch, R. David, Chan, Benny C. 2006. A comparison of fluoride analytical methods: a traditional ISE versus a nanotechnology method. Abstract 172. (Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hershey, PA, June 5, 2006.)
R David Crouch
Jie Gu Investigating the n2 bonding interactions between aromatic molecules and transition metal centers
Conference: x
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Jessica Lee Howard Crouch, R. David, Howard, Jessica L. '07, Zile, Jennifer L. '04, Barker, Kathryn H.. 2006. Microwave-mediated Synthesis of Lophine: Developing a Mechanism to Explain a Product. Journal of Chemical Education 83, 1658 - 1660 (2006).
R David Crouch
Amanda Mae Janiec A Comparison of Fluoride Analytical Methods: a Traditional ISE Versus a Nanotechnology Method
Conference: 38th Annual Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM)
Supported by: Chemistry Department
Pamela Higgins
Amanda Mae Janiec Kondracki, Michele '07, Janiec, Amanda '07, Crouch, R. David, Chan, Benny C. 2006. A comparison of fluoride analytical methods: a traditional ISE versus a nanotechnology method. Abstract 172. (Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hershey, PA, June 5, 2006.)
R David Crouch
Amanda Mae Janiec Nanoparticles from biomatter: an easy and green synthesis of Au and Ag nanoparticles in the undergraduate laboratory.
Conference: Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Benny Chan,R David Crouch
Amanda Mae Janiec Richardson, Amie '05, Janiec, Amanda '07, Chan, Benny C., Crouch, R. David. 2006. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles: An Undergraduate Laboratory Using A Green Approach. The Chemical Educator 11, 331-333 (2006).
R David Crouch
Matoli Vifansi Keely Size-controlled synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles using biomatter
Supported by: PA CREDC-Capitol Regional Economic Development Council
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Matoli Vifansi Keely Nanotechnology for Non-Science Major
Conference: Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Crouch, R. David, Howard, Jessica L. '07, Zile, Jennifer L. '04, Barker, Kathryn H.. 2006. Microwave-mediated Synthesis of Lophine: Developing a Mechanism to Explain a Product. Journal of Chemical Education 83, 1658 - 1660 (2006).
R David Crouch
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: Beckman Foundation
Number of Weeks: 26
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: Beckman Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: Beckman FoundationPresidential Discretionary Fund (PDF)
Number of Weeks: 10
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 10
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: Beckman Foundation, Presidential Discretionary Fund
Number of Weeks: 26
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 26
Michael Holden
Amie Marie Stewart Nanoparticles from biomatter: an easy and green synthesis of Au and Ag nanoparticles in the undergraduate laboratory.
Conference: Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Benny Chan,R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart Richardson, Amie '05, Janiec, Amanda '07, Chan, Benny C., Crouch, R. David. 2006. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles: An Undergraduate Laboratory Using A Green Approach. The Chemical Educator 11, 331-333 (2006).
R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart Nanotechnology for Non-Science Major
Conference: Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: National Science Foundation
R David Crouch
Alexander Kevin Tucker-Schwartz Crouch, R. David, Tucker-Schwartz, Alexander '05, Barker, Kathryn H. 2006. Iodolactonization of 4-Pentenoic Acid. Journal of Chemical Education 83, 921-922 (2006).
R David Crouch
Anna Beatrice Williams Williams, Anna B. '06, Crouch, R. David. 2006.Microwave-accelerated selective deprotection of silyl ethers. CHED 435. (231st meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, March 27, 2006.)
R David Crouch
Anna Beatrice Williams Microwave-accelerated Selective Deprotection of Silyl Ethers
Conference: National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
R David Crouch
Anna Beatrice Williams Crouch, R. David and Williams, Anna B. '06. 2006. Rapid, Acid-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers Using Microwave Heating. Synthetic Communications, 36, 959-964 (2006).
R David Crouch

2005

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Laura Ashley Bahorich Investigating the n2 bonding interactions between aromatic molecules and transition metal centers
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Laura Ashley Bahorich The Transition Metal-Arene Bond: A Laxer Flash Photolysis Study
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Alexander Bernard Dante Baker Baker, A.B., '04, Samet, C., Lyon, J.T., and Andrews, L. 2005. Pentachlorocyclopropane/Base Complexes: Matrix Isolation Infrared Spectroscopic and Density Functional Study of C-H---N Hydrogen Bonds. Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part A., Vol. 109, No. 37, 8280-8289 (2005).
Cindy Samet
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Design, synthesis and assay ofcyclopropane-containing agonists of a-adrenergic agents
Conference: x
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Rebecca Lynn Duttry Design, Synthesis and Assay of Cyclopropane-Containing Analogs of a-Adrenergic Agents
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Robert Raymond Fehnel Bengali, Ashfaq A. and Fehnel, Robert. 2005. The Mechanism and Energetics of Silane and THF Displacement from the ( 6-C6H6)Cr(CO)2(HSiEt3) and ( 6-C6H6)Cr(CO)2(THF) Complexes. Organometallics, 24, 1156, (2005).
Ashfaq Bengali
Michael Frederick Freitag Cleavage of DNA by a lysine-ferrocene conjugate.
Conference: 229th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Pamela Higgins
Nicole Perry Fultz Incorporation of Nanoscience into the Chemistry Curriculum at the Introductory Level
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, R&D Student Faculty Research
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Nicole Perry Fultz Incorporation of Nanoscience into the Chemistry Curriculum at the Introductory Level
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Nicole Perry Fultz NSF 0406837 NUE: Incorporation of Nanoscience into the Chemistry Curriculum at the Introductory Level
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Amanda Gellett Seward Synthesis and Characterization of Nuclease Activity of Amino Acid Containing Compounds
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Pamela Higgins
Amanda Gellett Seward Synthesis and Characterization of Nuclease Activity of Amino Acid Containing Compounds
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, R&D Student Faculty Research
Number of Weeks: 8
Pamela Higgins
Amy Grunbeck Perea The Transition Metal-Arene Bond: A Laxer Flash Photolysis Study
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Amy Grunbeck Perea Investigating the n2 bonding interactions between aromatic molecules and transition metal centers
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: Beckman FoundationPresidential Discretionary Fund (PDF)
Number of Weeks: 10
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: Beckman Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Ferrocenyl Analogs of Biologically Active Compounds
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 10
Michael Holden
Amie Marie Stewart Richardson, Amie M. '05, R. David Crouch. 2005. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles: An undergraduate laboratory using a biological approach. Abstract. CHED 123. (229th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California, March 13, 2005.)
R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart Use a Bismuth Salt--Silica Gel Mixture as a Reagent in the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers
Conference: Y
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 26
R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart NSF 0406837 NUE: Incorporation of Nanoscience into the Chemistry Curriculum at the Introductory Level
Supported by: PDF-Presidential Discretionary Fund
Number of Weeks: 13
R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart Synthesis of silver nanoparticles: An undergraduate laboratory using a biological approach
Conference: 229th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart Synthesis of silver nanoparticles: An undergraduate laboratory using a biological approach
Conference: Fifth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
R David Crouch
Chad Garrett Talarek Cleavage of DNA by a lysine-ferrocene conjugate.
Conference: 229th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Pamela Higgins
Alexander Kevin Tucker-Schwartz Crouch, R. David, Tucker-Schwartz, Alexander '05, Barker, Kathryn H. 2005. Iodolactonization of 4-Pentenoic Acid: An organic laboratory exercise. Abstract. CHED 84. (229th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California, March 13, 2005.)
R David Crouch
Alexander Kevin Tucker-Schwartz Iodolactonization of 4-Pentenoic Acid: An organic laboratory exercise
Conference: 229th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Kathryn Barker,R David Crouch
Anna Beatrice Williams Organic Synthesis on Solid Supports: Application to the preparation of a new adrenergic agonist
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Anna Beatrice Williams Design, synthesis and assay ofcyclopropane-containing agonists of a-adrenergic agents
Conference: x
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Anna Beatrice Williams Design, synthesis and assay ofcyclopropane-containing agonists of a-adrenergic agents
Conference: Y
Supported by: PDF-Presidential Discretionary Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch

2004

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Caroline Estabrook Allison Optimization of in vitro Synthesis and Binding Activity of TFIIIA
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Pamela Higgins
Alexander Bernard Dante Baker NSF 0107777 RUI: Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen and Oxygen bases, II
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
Cindy Samet
Alexander Bernard Dante Baker NSF 0107777 RUI: Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen and Oxygen bases, II
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
Cindy Samet
Robert Raymond Fehnel Investigating the reactivity of metal-arene bonds
Conference: Y
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Robert Raymond Fehnel Investigating the n2 bonding interactions between aromatic molecules and transition metal centers
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Anna Catherine Kreshock Crouch, R. David, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna C. '03, Menconi, Karina A. '04, Jennifer L. Zile '04. 2004. BiOClO4-mediated deprotection of silyl ethers. Tetrahedron Letters 45, 1279 - 1281 (2004).
R David Crouch
Anna Catherine Kreshock BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
R David Crouch
Anna Catherine Kreshock Bismuth(III)-mediated Allylation of Benzaldehyde Dimethyl Acetal: An Advanced Experiment in Organic Synthesis and Spectral Analysis
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Michael Holden,R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 26
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 10
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Crouch, R. David, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna C. '03, Menconi, Karina A. '04, Jennifer L. Zile '04. 2004. BiOClO4-mediated deprotection of silyl ethers. Tetrahedron Letters 45, 1279 - 1281 (2004).
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: Beckman Foundation
Number of Weeks: 26
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: Beckman Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Progress Toward the Synthesis of Cyclopropane-Containing 1A-Adrenergic Agent
Conference: 5th Annual Beckman Scholars Symposium
Supported by: Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Progress Toward the Synthesis of Cyclpropane-Containing 1A-Adrenergic Agent
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: Chemistry Department
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
R David Crouch
Karina Menconi Reed BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
R David Crouch
Karina Menconi Reed Crouch, R. David, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna C. '03, Menconi, Karina A. '04, Jennifer L. Zile '04. 2004. BiOClO4-mediated deprotection of silyl ethers. Tetrahedron Letters 45, 1279 - 1281 (2004).
R David Crouch
Natalie Sue Shwaish Studies Towards the Synthesis of Metal-based Anti-malarial agents
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Natalie Sue Shwaish Studies Towards the Synthesis of Metal-based Anti-malarial agents
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, R&D Student Faculty Research
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Amie Marie Stewart NSF 0406837 NUE: Incorporation of Nanoscience into the Chemistry Curriculum at the Introductory Level
Supported by: PDF-Presidential Discretionary Fund
Number of Weeks: 13
R David Crouch
Amie Marie Stewart NSF 0406837 NUE: Incorporation of Nanoscience into the Chemistry Curriculum at the Introductory Level
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Crouch, R. David, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna C. '03, Menconi, Karina A. '04, Jennifer L. Zile '04. 2004. BiOClO4-mediated deprotection of silyl ethers. Tetrahedron Letters 45, 1279 - 1281 (2004).
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Conference: 5th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Crouch, R. David, Holden, Michael S., Romany, Candice A. '03. 2004. The Darzens Condensation: Structure Determination through Spectral Analysis and Understanding Substrate Reactivity, Journal of Chemical Education, 81, 711-712 (2004).
R David Crouch
Alexander Kevin Tucker-Schwartz Ionic Liquids in theDeprotection of Silyl Ethers
Conference: x
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Alexander Kevin Tucker-Schwartz Ionic Liquids in theDeprotection of Silyl Ethers
Conference: Y
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, R&D Student Faculty Research
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch

2003

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Caroline Estabrook Allison Synthesis of TFIIIA uising in vitro reactions
Conference: x
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Pamela Higgins
Caroline Estabrook Allison Synthesis of TFIIIA uising in vitro reactions
Conference: Y
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Pamela Higgins
Alexander Bernard Dante Baker NSF 0107777 RUI: Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen and Oxygen bases, II
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
Cindy Samet
James E Bedison Crouch, R. David, Burger, J.S. '01, Zietek, K.A., Cadwallader, A.B. '01, Bedison, J.E. '01, Smielewska, M.M. '01. 2003. Removal of Acyl Protecting Groups Using Solid NaOH and a Phase Transfer Catalyst. Synlett, 991-992 (2003).
R David Crouch
Amy Beth Cadwallader Crouch, R. David, Burger, J.S. '01, Zietek, K.A., Cadwallader, A.B. '01, Bedison, J.E. '01, Smielewska, M.M. '01. 2003. Removal of Acyl Protecting Groups Using Solid NaOH and a Phase Transfer Catalyst. Synlett, 991-992 (2003).
R David Crouch
Sanaz Fereshteh Bengali, Ashfaq A., Mezick, Benjamin K., Hart, Matthew N., and Fereshteh, Sanaz. 2003. Electronic and Steric Influences on the Rate and Energetics of THF and MenTHF (n=1,2) Displacement from the LRe(CO)2 (L = Tp, Tp*, Cp*) Fragments by Acetonitrile. Organometallics, 22, 5436 (2003).
Ashfaq Bengali
Matthew Nicholas Hart Bengali, Ashfaq A., Mezick, Benjamin K., Hart, Matthew N., and Fereshteh, Sanaz. 2003. Electronic and Steric Influences on the Rate and Energetics of THF and MenTHF (n=1,2) Displacement from the LRe(CO)2 (L = Tp, Tp*, Cp*) Fragments by Acetonitrile. Organometallics, 22, 5436 (2003).
Ashfaq Bengali
Denise Marie Hurst Effects of nitrogen limitation on the composition of the phytoplankton-derived dissolved organic matter revealed through carbohydrate analysis
Conference: 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Amy Witter
Anna Catherine Kreshock Crouch, R. David, Menconi, Karina '04, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna '03, Zile, Jennifer L. '04. 2003. BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers. Abstract 331. (35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Anna Catherine Kreshock Crouch, R. David, Kreshock, Anna '03, Holden, Michael S. 2003. Bismuth(III)-mediated Allylation of Benzaldehyde Dimethyl Acetal: An Advanced Experiment in Organic Synthesis and Spectral Analysis. Abstract 122. (35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Number of Weeks: 10
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: Beckman Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Crouch, R. David, Menconi, Karina '04, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna '03, Zile, Jennifer L. '04. 2003. BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers. Abstract 331. (35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Crouch, R. David, Zile, Jennifer L. '04. 2003. Progress Toward the Synthesis of Cyclpropane-Containing 1A-Adrenergic Agents. Abstract 132. (35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Jennifer Lynn Majchrzak Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Supported by: Beckman FoundationPresidential Discretionary Fund (PDF)
Number of Weeks: 26
R David Crouch
Benjamin Kyle Mezick Investigating the Strangth and Reactivity of the Re-MenTHF Bond
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Benjamin Kyle Mezick Investigating the Strangth and Reactivity of the Re-MenTHF Bond
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Benjamin Kyle Mezick Bengali, Ashfaq A., Mezick, Benjamin K., Hart, Matthew N., and Fereshteh, Sanaz. 2003. Electronic and Steric Influences on the Rate and Energetics of THF and MenTHF (n=1,2) Displacement from the LRe(CO)2 (L = Tp, Tp*, Cp*) Fragments by Acetonitrile. Organometallics, 22, 5436 (2003).
Ashfaq Bengali
Kim E Mooney Bengali, Ashfaq A. and Mooney, Kim E. '99. 2003. Synthesis, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics: An Advanced Laboratory Investigation of the cis/trans Isomerization of Mo(CO)4(PR3)2 (R = Et, n-butyl). Journal of Chemical Education, 80, 1044 (2003).
Ashfaq Bengali
Karina Menconi Reed Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Conference: x
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Karina Menconi Reed Crouch, R. David, Menconi, Karina '04, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna '03, Zile, Jennifer L. '04. 2003. BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers. Abstract 331. (35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Karina Menconi Reed Application of Ionic Liquids to the Deprotection of Silyl Ethers.
Conference: Y
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Andrew Ford Schwerin Studies Towards the Synthesis of Metal-based Anti-malarial agents
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Andrew Ford Schwerin Studies Towards the Synthesis of Metal-based Anti-malarial agents
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Magda Maria Smielewska Crouch, R. David, Burger, J.S. '01, Zietek, K.A., Cadwallader, A.B. '01, Bedison, J.E. '01, Smielewska, M.M. '01. 2003. Removal of Acyl Protecting Groups Using Solid NaOH and a Phase Transfer Catalyst. Synlett, 991-992 (2003).
R David Crouch
Matthew John Stachowiak Molecular characterization of phytoplankton-derived extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced under nutrient-limited conditions
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Matthew John Stachowiak Flame atomic absorption spectrometer studies
Supported by: SACP-Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Crouch, R. David, Holden, Michael S., Romany, Candice A. '03. 2003. Darzens Condensation: Structure Determination Through Spectral Analysis and Understanding Substrate Reactivity. Abstract, CHED 274. (225th meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 24, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Darzens Condensation: Structure Determination through Spectral Analysis and Understanding Substrate Reactivity
Conference: 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Crouch, R. David, Menconi, Karina '04, Romany, Candice A. '03, Kreshock, Anna '03, Zile, Jennifer L. '04. 2003. BiOClO4-mediated Deprotection of Silyl Ethers. Abstract 331. (35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2003.)
R David Crouch
Trent Fredrick Stumbaugh Bengali, Ashfaq A. and Stumbaugh, Trent F. '03. 2003. Estimating the (CO)5Cr-(h2-benzene) Bond Dissociation Enthalpy: Reaction of the (CO)5Cr(h2-benzene) Complex With a Series of (CH3)nTHF (n = 0, 1, 2, and 4) Ligands. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, 354 (2003).
Ashfaq Bengali
Trent Fredrick Stumbaugh Determination of the Cr-benzene bond strength: A laser flash photolysis study
Conference: 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Ashfaq Bengali
Trent Fredrick Stumbaugh Estimating the (CO)5Cr-(h2-benzene) Bond Dissociation Enthalpy: Reaction of the (CO)5Cr(h2-benzene) Complex With a Series of (CH3)nTHF (n = 0, 1, 2, and 4) Ligands.
Conference: 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Ashfaq Bengali
Jennifer Burger Walker Crouch, R. David, Burger, J.S. '01, Zietek, K.A., Cadwallader, A.B. '01, Bedison, J.E. '01, Smielewska, M.M. '01. 2003. Removal of Acyl Protecting Groups Using Solid NaOH and a Phase Transfer Catalyst. Synlett, 991-992 (2003).
R David Crouch

2002

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Alexander Bernard Dante Baker NSF 0107777 RUI: Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen and Oxygen bases, II
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 10
Cindy Samet
Alexander Bernard Dante Baker Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award, R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award, National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Rebecca Anne Cleiman Crouch, R. David, Polizzi, Joanna S. '02, Cleiman, Rebecca A. '02, Jihae Yi '01, Candice A. Romany '03. 2002. Deprotection of silyl ethers using ZnBr2 and H2O in CH2Cl2. Tetrahedron Letters 43, 7151-7153 (2002).
R David Crouch
Nicholas Philip Ferenz Effects of Nutrient limitation on phytoplankton-derived organic matter and consequences for bacterial community structure
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Nicholas Philip Ferenz Effects of Nutrient limitation on phytoplankton-derived organic matter and consequences for bacterial community structure
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Joanna Michelle Haupt Crouch, R. David, Polizzi, Joanna S. '02, Cleiman, Rebecca A. '02, Jihae Yi '01, Candice A. Romany '03. 2002. Deprotection of silyl ethers using ZnBr2 and H2O in CH2Cl2. Tetrahedron Letters 43, 7151-7153 (2002).
R David Crouch
Denise Marie Hurst Effects of Nutrient limitation on phytoplankton-derived organic matter and consequences for bacterial community structure (Nutrient limitation effects on phytoplankton-derived organic carbon composition in the ocean)
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Denise Marie Hurst Effects of Nutrient limitation on phytoplankton-derived organic matter and consequences for bacterial community structure (Nutrient limitation effects on phytoplankton-derived organic carbon composition in the ocean)
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Danielle Marie Klinger Witter, A.E.; Klinger, D. '02; Fan, X.; Lam, M.; Mathers, D.; and Mabury, S.A. 2002. Quantitative determination of nicotine and cotinine in urine and sputum using a combined SPME-GC/MS method. Journal of Chemical Education, 79, 1257-1260 (2002).
Amy Witter
Erin Ross Mysak Samet, C., Hilfiker, M.A. '95, Mysak, E.R. '01, and Maynard, A. 2001. Matrix Isolation Infrared and ab Initio Study of the 1:1 Complexes of Cyclopentadiene with Nitrogen and Oxygen Bases: C-H---N(O) Hydrogen Bonding Involving an sp3 Hybridized Carbon. Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part A., Vol. 105, No. 13,3087-3095 (2001).
Cindy Samet
Samantha Beth Rodgers Quantitative determination of nicotine and cotinine in urine and sputum using a combined SPME-GC/MS method.
Conference: 224th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: Chemistry Department
Ashfaq Bengali,Cindy Samet
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Viability of Bismuth Salts to remove silyl protecting groups
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Crouch, R. David, Polizzi, Joanna S. '02, Cleiman, Rebecca A. '02, Jihae Yi '01, Candice A. Romany '03. 2002. Deprotection of silyl ethers using ZnBr2 and H2O in CH2Cl2. Tetrahedron Letters 43, 7151-7153 (2002).
R David Crouch
Candice Anne Stumbaugh Viability of Bismuth Salts to remove silyl protecting groups
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Trent Fredrick Stumbaugh Substitution reactions of the CpARe(CO)2(THF) Complex
Conference: Y
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Jihae Jamie Yi Crouch, R. David, Polizzi, Joanna S. '02, Cleiman, Rebecca A. '02, Jihae Yi '01, Candice A. Romany '03. 2002. Deprotection of silyl ethers using ZnBr2 and H2O in CH2Cl2. Tetrahedron Letters 43, 7151-7153 (2002).
R David Crouch

2001

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Rebecca Anne Cleiman Selective Removal of Triphenylsilyl Protecting Groups
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Rebecca Anne Cleiman Selective Removal of Triphenylsilyl Protecting Groups
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Mark Alan Hilfiker Samet, C., Hilfiker, M.A. '95, Mysak, E.R. '01, and Maynard, A. 2001. Matrix Isolation Infrared and ab Initio Study of the 1:1 Complexes of Cyclopentadiene with Nitrogen and Oxygen Bases: C-H---N(O) Hydrogen Bonding Involving an sp3 Hybridized Carbon. Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part A., Vol. 105, No. 13,3087-3095 (2001).
Cindy Samet
Denise Marie Hurst Electrochemical Investigations of polysaccharide-metal interactions in aqueous systems
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Denise Marie Hurst Electrochemical Investigations of Polysaccharide Metal Interactions in Aqueous Solutions
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Amanda Elizabeth Leicht Bengali, Ashfaq A. and Leicht, A. 2001. A Kinetic and Mechanistic Study of the Displacement of h2 Coordinated Arenes From Cp*Re(CO)2(h2-C6H5R) [R = -H, -CH3, and -C(CH3)3]: Evidence for a Dissociative Mechanism and Estimation of the Re-(h2-Arene) Bond Strength. Organometallics, 20, 1345-1349, (2001).
Ashfaq Bengali
Samantha Beth Rodgers Bengali, Ashfaq A., Samet, C., and Charlton, S.B. 2001. Determination of the Regiochemistry of Di-substituted Arenes Generated By Addition of a Carbanion to the (h6-anisole)Cr(CO)3 Complex. Journal of Chemical Education, 78, 68, (2001).
Ashfaq Bengali
Rehab George Tabchi The Baylis-Hillman Reaction Utilizing Chromium-complexed Styrenes
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Whitaker Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Rehab George Tabchi The Baylis-Hillman Reaction Utilizing Chromium-complexed Styrenes
Supported by: HHMI-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Jennifer Burger Walker Crouch, R. David, Holden, Michael S., and Burger, Jennifer S. '01. 2001. Oxidation of Benzoin to Benzil Using Alumina-Supported Active MnO2. Journal of Chemical Education, 78, 951 - 952 (2001).
R David Crouch

2000

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Megan Christine Blair Purification and Analysis of Phytochelatins
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Joyce Whitehead
Erin Boyd Role of Metals in the Cytotoxic Activity of the Anthacycline Drugs
Conference: 219th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: R&D Student Initiative Fund (SIF)
Joyce Whitehead
Vu Phong Bui Holden, M.S., Bedell, B.L., Snader, B.M., and Bui, V.P. 2000. Al2O3-Mediated Deacetylation of CpFe(ethyl-2-phenylacetoacetate) hexafluorophosphate. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 613, 263 (2000).
Michael Holden
Dominick Joseph Cerminaro Effect of Fe limitation on LPS and EPS composition in marine cyanobacteria
Conference: 220th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: Chemistry Department
Amy Witter
Denise Marie Hurst Electrochemical Investigations of polysaccharide-metal interactions in aqueous systems
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Denise Marie Hurst Effect of Fe limitation on LPS and EPS composition in marine cyanobacteria
Conference: 220th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: Chemistry Department
Amy Witter
Denise Marie Hurst Electrochemical Investigations of Polysaccharide Metal Interactions in Aqueous Solutions
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
Amy Witter
Danielle Marie Klinger Electrochemical Investigations of Polysaccharide Metal Interactions in Aqueous Solutions
Supported by: Dana Research Internship (Pre-R&D)
Number of Weeks: 2
Amy Witter
Amanda Elizabeth Leicht Desolvation Kinetics of the CpRe(CO)3(THF) (THF=tetrahydrofuran) Complex
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Samantha Beth Rodgers Displacement of the Benzene Solvent Molecule From Cr(CO)5(benzene) by Piperidine: A Laser Flash Photolysis Experiment.
Conference: 220th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Supported by: Chemistry Department
Ashfaq Bengali
Samantha Beth Rodgers Bengali, Ashfaq A. and Charlton, S.B. 2000. Displacement of the Benzene Solvent Molecule From Cr(CO)5(benzene) by Piperidine: A Laser Flash Photolysis Experiment. Journal of Chemical Education, 77, 1348, (2000).
Ashfaq Bengali
Brooke Leigh Slaton Holden, M.S., Bedell, B.L., Snader, B.M., and Bui, V.P. 2000. Al2O3-Mediated Deacetylation of CpFe(ethyl-2-phenylacetoacetate) hexafluorophosphate. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 613, 263 (2000).
Michael Holden
Brent Michael Snader Holden, M.S., Bedell, B.L., Snader, B.M., and Bui, V.P. 2000. Al2O3-Mediated Deacetylation of CpFe(ethyl-2-phenylacetoacetate) hexafluorophosphate. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 613, 263 (2000).
Michael Holden
Heather Grace Ward n/a
Supported by: Dana Research Internship (Pre-R&D)
Number of Weeks: 1
Joyce Whitehead

1999

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Erin Boyd The Effect of the First Row Transition Metals on the Metal Uptake, Culture Health and Phytochelatin Production in Yeast
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Joyce Whitehead
Erin Ross Mysak Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Hydrogen Bonds involving C-H Bonds
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Michael Joseph Scanish Desolvation Kinetics of the CpRe(CO)2S(S=Solvent) complex: A Laser Flash Photolysis Study
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Michael Joseph Scanish Determination of the nature of the oxidizing species generated by the Fenton reaction and its rate and mechanism of formation in aqueous and non-aqueous media.
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali
Katrina Louise Schulberg The Rate of Methoxide Addition of Substituted (cyclopentadienyliron)arenes
Supported by: A.W. Mellon Foundation Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Jennifer Burger Walker Selective Protection of Alcohols in the Presence of beta- and gamma-hydroxyethers
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch

1998

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Erin Boyd The Role of Metals in the Cytotoxic Activity of the Anthracycline Drugs
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Joyce Whitehead
Amy Beth Cadwallader Study of the ZnCl2-H20 Mediated Removal of Silyl Protecting Groups
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Margaret Mintz Kelly Formal Synthesis of O-Methyljoubertiamine
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Erin Ross Mysak NSF 9501428 Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen and Oxygen Bases
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Erin Ross Mysak NSF 9501428 Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Cyclic Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen and Oxygen Bases
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Jodi Elaine Wiegand A Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigation of the Reacion Between CpMn(CO)2 and Diphenyl Diazomethane
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali

1997

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Andrew Geoffrey Cohen Selective Removal of Silyl Protecting Groups
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Tomoko Virginia Jensen-Otsu NSF Summer Seminar
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Tomoko Virginia Jensen-Otsu NSF Summer Seminar
Supported by: National Science Foundation
Number of Weeks: 2
Michael Holden
Philip Edward Joyce An Organorhenium Approach to Amino Acids
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Kim E Mooney A Mechanistic Investigation of the Reaction between Metal Carbonyls and Diazoesters
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Ashfaq Bengali

1996

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Tomoko Virginia Jensen-Otsu DOE - F&M Holden
Supported by: U.S. Dept of Education
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Mike Stieff Synthetic Routes to Enantiomerically-Pure Vicinal Ciols with C2 Symmetry
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch

1995

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Amelia Rose Shillingsburg A New Approach to the Asymmetric Baylis-Hillman Reaction
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
R David Crouch
Brooke Leigh Slaton DOE - F&M Holden
Supported by: U.S. Dept of Education
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Rachel Whitehead Spector Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Rachel Whitehead Spector Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry
Supported by: A.W. Mellon Foundation Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden

1994

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Mark Alan Hilfiker Infrared Matrix Isolations Studies of Hydrogen bonds Involving C-H bonds: Cyclopentadiene with Selected Bases
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet

1993

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Mark Alan Hilfiker Infrared Matrix Isolations Studies of Hydrogen bonds Involving C-H bonds: Cyclopentadiene with Selected Bases
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Erik Jonathan Humbert New Methods for Generating Organometallic Species
Conference: Y
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Susan LaRusse Eckert The Role of Thrombospondin in Proteglycan Processing
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Andrew John Piefer New Oxidations Leading to Enantiomerically Pure Products
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Scott Miller

1992

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Kimberly C Anderman Matrix Isolation and ab Initio Study fo the 1:1 complexes of Bromocyclopropane with NH3 and (CH3)3N: evidens for a novel C-H---N Hydrogen Bond
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 26
Cindy Samet
Brian Richard Elford Carbonylation of Organoiron Systems
Conference: Y
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Christopher Ernest Gentchos Infrared Matrix Isolation Studies of Hydrogen Bonds involving C-H bonds: Hydrocarbons with Nitrogen Bases
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Christopher Ernest Gentchos Matrix Isolation and ab Initio Study of the 1:1 complexes of Bromocyclopropane with NH3 and (CH3)3N: evidence for a novel C-H---N Hydrogen Bond
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Christopher Ernest Gentchos Matrix Isolation and ab Initio Study of the 1:1 complexes of Bromocyclopropane with NH3 and (CH3)3N: evidence for a novel C-H---N Hydrogen Bond
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet

1991

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Kimberly C Anderman Matrix-isolation of two Hydrocarbon Complexes Characterized by Infrared Spectroscopy
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Kimberly C Anderman Matrix Isolation and ab Initio Study fo the 1:1 complexes of Bromocyclopropane with NH3 and (CH3)3N: evidens for a novel C-H---N Hydrogen Bond
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Kristina Ann Cole Synthesis of Molecules usingO-arylhydroxylamines
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Michael Holden
Leah Goldfarb Matrix Isolation and ab Initio Study of the 1:1 complexes of Bromocyclopropane with NH3 and (CH3)3N: evidence for a novel C-H---N Hydrogen Bond
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet

1990

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Leah Goldfarb Study of hydro-carbon-ammonia bonding
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Leah Goldfarb Matrix Isolation and ab Initio Study of the 1:1 complexes of Bromocyclopropane with NH3 and (CH3)3N: evidence for a novel C-H---N Hydrogen Bond
Supported by: Research Corp for Science Advancement
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Christine Lynn Hannon Hydrocarbon-base matrix FTIR studies
Supported by: Dana Research Internship (Pre-R&D)
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Pamela Gulden Thompson investigating the use of computers in chemistry
Supported by: Dana Research Internship (Pre-R&D)
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet

1989

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Stephen Brennan Barone An Application of the Multiple Time-Dependent Calibration Curve
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Robert Leyon
Leah Goldfarb Matrix Isolation Fourier-Transform Infrared Studies of Hydrocarbon-Ammonia Complexes
Conference: Y
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Christine Lynn Hannon Hydrocarbon-base matrix FTIR studies
Supported by: Dana Research Internship (Pre-R&D)
Number of Weeks: 13
Cindy Samet
Christine Lynn Hannon Hydrocarbon-base matrix FTIR studies
Supported by: Dana Research Internship (Pre-R&D)
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Denise Raab Hess Matrix Isolation Fourier-Transform Infrared Studies of Hydrocarbon-Ammonia Complexes
Conference: Y
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Denise Raab Hess Matrix Isolation Fourier-Transform Infrared Studies of Hydrocarbon-Ammonia Complexes
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Cindy Samet
Douglas Allan Klinger Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies of Base-catalyzed Deuterium Exchange on the Hypophosphite Anion
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Seth Roper
Nathaniel Marc Rickles The Interaction between Theophylline and Antipyrine
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8

1988

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Richard Thomas Keiser Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies of Isotope Exchange on the Hypophosphite Anion Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Seth Roper
Jamie McNeil Rausch Computer Interfacing for Improved Laboratory Instrumentation
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Robert Leyon