Students & Collaborators

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A. Group Facilities | B. Collaborators: Research and Education | C. Research Associates | D. Students: Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Exchange and Undergraduate. (Last Update: Nov. 27, 2017)


A. Group Facilities

Glaser Office: 321 Chem. Bldg. Student Computer Office: 318 Chem. Bldg. Laboratory: 319 Chem. Bldg.; (573) 882-4839)


B. Collaborators

Collaborations have been pursued on campus with groups in the MU Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, with groups at other UM campuses, and with several groups at other universities in Missouri and in other states. In addition, several international collaborations have been pursued with groups in Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and China. To date these inter-departmental, inter-campus and international collaborations have resulted in 46 joint publications.


a. Chemistry Research Collaborations

Dr. Michael Hanack, Professor, Universität Tübingen
1986-7: Ethynyl Cations and Ethynyldiazonium Ions, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Richard Loeppky, Professor, MU Chemistry
1990-1: Nitroaziridinium Ion Isomerization, 1 joint publication.
Dr. George Thomas, Professor, UMKC Chemistry
1994-5: Vibrational Analyses of Nucleic Acids, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Michael Harmata, Associate Professor, MU Chemistry
1995: 2,3-Sigmatropic Shifts, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Kent Murmann, Professor, MU Chemistry
1995-6: Diazene Dioxides, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Paul Sharp, Professor, MU Chemistry
1996-7: Nonlinear Optical Materials. 1 joint publication (also with JK).
Dr. John Kauffman, Associate Professor, MU Chemistry
1996-7: Nonlinear Optical Materials, 2 joint publications (one also with PS).
Dr. Calvin Ahlbrandt, Professor, MU Mathematics
1997-9: Fast Multipole Methods, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Heinrich Zollinger, Professor, Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1996-9: Dual-Substituent Parameter Relations, 2 joint publications.
Dr. Hansjörg Grützmacher, Professor, Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1995-7: Stabilized Carbenium Ions, 3 joint publications.
Dr. Kazuhiko Ichikawa, Professor, Chemistry, Sapporo, Japan
1997-2000: Bismuth Clusters, 2 joint publications.
Dr. Bruce Hathaway, Professor, Chemistry, Southeast Missouri State University
1997-9: Nonlinear Optical Materials, 2 joint publications.
Dr. Piotr Kaszynski, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
1998-2000: Organization of 1 international conference and 1 jointly edited book.
Dr. Meera Chandrasekhar, MU Physics
Since 1998: Polyphenyls, 4 joint publications.
Dr. Richard Loeppky, Schlundt Professor, MU Chemistry
2000-2: Alpha-Hydroxynitrosamines, 1 joint publication
Dr. Kent Murmann, Professor Emeritus, MU Chemistry
2003-4: Ni-Nitroso Complexes, 2 joint publications.
Dr. Martin Kaupp, Associate Professor, Anorganische Chemie, Würzburg, Germany
2003: Relativistic Shielding, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Peter Tipton, Professor, MU Biochemistry
2003-5: Enzymatic Purine Synthesis, 2 joint publications.
Dr. Andrzej Rajca, Professor, Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2004-7: Polymer and Materials Chemistry, 1 joint paper
Dr. Ping Yu, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
2005-6: Optical Measurements of Solids, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Kent Gates, Professor, Chemistry, MU
2005-7: Picoliniums and Picoliniumyls, 2 joint publications
Dr. Kent Gates, Professor, Chemistry, MU
2006-8: Fasicularin-based Aziridinium Ion Formation, 1 joint poster, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Vladimir Birman, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis
2006-7: Enantioselective Catalytic Resolution.
Dr. Stephen Montgomery-Smith, Professor, Mathematics, MU
2008-10: Vibrational Wavefunctions, 1 joint presentation
Dr. Kent Gates, Professor, Chemistry, MU
2008-14: Tirapazamine, 2 joint posters, 2 joint oral presentations, 3 joint publications.
Dr. Wen-Hua Sun, Professor, Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2009-14: Organometallic Catalysis, 2 joint papers.
Dr. Carmen Chicone, Professor, Mathematics, MU
2009-15: Nonlinear Dynamics and Oscillating Reactions, 5 joint poster, 4 joint oral presentations, 2 joint papers.
Dr. Aigen Li, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, MU
2013-17: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), 3 joint posters, 3 joint oral presentations, 4 joint papers.
Dr. Xuejuan "XJ" Yang, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Xiangtan University
2013-17: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), 3 joint posters, 3 joint oral presentations, 4 joint papers.
Dr. Keith Buszek, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UMKC
2016ff: Heteroaryne Chemistry, 1 joint poster
Dr. Suchi Guha, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MU
2016ff: Polar Optical Oligopetide Materials
Dr. Michael Reithofer, Professor, Institute fuer Chemie, Universitaet Wien
2016ff: Immobilized Functional Peptides
Dr. Fang Chen, Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an
2017ff: Mechanisms of Nanoparticle Synthesis


b. Research in Chemical Education

Melissa Poole, M.S., MU School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
1997-9: Collaborative Learning, 1 publication.
Dr. Somnath Sarkar, Central Missouri State University
1997-9: Computer-Assisted Learning.
Dr. James Groccia, Assistant to the Dean, Director of the Program for Excellence in Teaching.
2001-3: "Chemistry is in the News," organization of 1 national conference.
Dr. Susan Schelble, Visiting Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado-Denver.
2002ff: "Chemistry is in the News". 1 joint publication
Dr. Uri Zoller, Professor, Science Education and Chemistry, Haifa University.
2004-5: "Chemistry is in the News"
Dr. Shelly Rodgers, Assistant Professor, MU School of Journalism.
2004-6: "Chemistry is in the News"
Dr. Penny Gilmer, Professor, Florida State University.
2005ff: "Chemistry is in the News", 4 jointly organized symposia.
Dr. Gregor Fels, Professor, University of Paderborn.
2005-6: "Chemistry is in the News", First International CIITN Residence.
Dr. Jennifer Hart, Associate Professor, MU, Educ. Leadership & Policy Analysis
2008-14: NSF-PRISM: Mathematics and Life Sciences, several joint presentations
Dr. Amy Lannin, Professor, MU, Director, Campus Writing Program
2017ff: Faculty Development Courses, NPU, Xi'an, China


C. Research Associates

7. Dr. Wenhong Yang, Chemistry.
Joined the group: February - May 2014.
B.S., Chemistry, Shandong University, 2002.
M.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, 2009.
Ph.D., Computational Chemistry, Inst. of Chem., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
Research Area: Olefin Polymerization.
Next Position: Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

6. Dr. Xue Juan "X.J." Yang, Physics and Astronomy.
Joined the group: December 2012 - May 2013.
Ph.D. in Physics, Beijing Normal University.
Research Area: Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
Next Position: Associate Professor, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan City.

5. Dr. Jonathan Rhoad, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: January - December 2005.
Life Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow
A.B. in Chemistry, William Jewell College, 1998.
M.S. in Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2002.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2004.
Research Area: Bio-organic Chemistry, Enzymology.
Next Position: Assistant Professor, Missouri Western State University

4. Prof. Sung Hoon Kim, Organic Chemistry.
Professor in Chemistry, Konkuk University.
Joined the group: July 2004 - July 2005. January - February 2006.
B.S. in Chemistry, Seoul National University, 1979.
M.S. in Chemistry, Seoul National University, 1981.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1988.
Research Area: Materials.

3. Dr. Ming Qian, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: September 2001 - March 2005.
B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, China Pharma. Univ., 1984.
M.S. in Biochemistry and Bioengineering, Nanjing University, 1997.
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Nanjing University, 1999.
Research Area: Deamination of nucleobases.
Next Position: University of Minnesota Medical Research Center
Current Position: Research Chemist, Novatis, Boston. MA.

2. Dr. Deborah Hume, Educational Psychology.
Joined the group: September 1999 - June 2000.
Research Area: Assessment of Student Learning.
Next Position: Assistant Professor, Stephens College
Current Position: Visiting Instructor, MU Psychological Science.

1. Dr. Man-Shick Son, Physical Chemistry.
Joined the group: April 1994 - July 1995.
Research Area: Deamination of nucleobases.
Next Position: Faculty Position, Dongguk University, South Korea.



D. Students

a. Graduate Students

30. Ryan Hoerr, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Physical/Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: December 2017 - .
B.S. Forensic Chemistry, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
Research Area: Organic/Physical/Theoretical Chemistry.

29. Kaidi "Kathy" Yang, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 2015 - .
B.S. Chemistry, Polymer Material and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Research Area: Organic/Physical/Theoretical Chemistry.

28. Joseph Schell, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Physical Chemistry.
Joined the group: December 2014 - .
B.S. Chemistry with Minor in Philosophy, St. Louis University
Research Area: Organic/Physical/Theoretical Chemistry.

27. Cory Camasta, B.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 2014 - December 2016.
B.S. Biochemistry with Minors in Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2014.
Research Area: Organic/Physical/Theoretical Chemistry.
Next Position: Web International, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

26. Stephanie Miller, B.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: June 2009 - December 2011.
B.S. Program, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2009.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate School, College of Education, Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

25. Jian Yin, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: December 2007 - July 2012.
B.S. Program, Physical Chemistry, University of Science and Techology of China, Hefei, 2005.
Fellowships: Professional Presentation Travel Fellowship, MU Graduate School, 2011.
Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award, ACS Meeting San Diego, 2012.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Post-doctoral associate, Dr. Michael Gilson, Computer-Aided Drug Design, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD

24. Yang Liu, B.S., M.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: Feb. 2006 - Dec. 2008. M.S. Grad. Dec. 2008.
Professional Chemist, Yantai, 2001-5.
M.S. Program, Physical Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 2001.
B.S. Program, Physical Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 1998.
Research Area: Prebiotic Organic Chemistry.

23. Shuo Yang, B.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: February 2006 - July 2007. M.S. Grad. July 2007.
M.S. Program, Biochemistry & Mol. Biology, Jilin University, 2001-3.
B.S. Program, Chemistry, Jilin University, 2001.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Ph.D. Program, MU Radiochemistry Program.

22. Richard "Ricky" Murphy III, B.A., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: March 2004 - Dec. 2006. Graduation: M.S., Dec. 2006.
M.S. Program, Chemistry, Southwest Missouri State University, 2002-3.
B.A. in Philosophy, Drury University, 2002.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry. Materials.
Current Position: MBA Intern, Global Marketing Department, Surgical Solutions.

21. Kathleen Carson, B.A., M.A. Program, Educ. Leadership & Policy Analysis.
Joined the group: June 2003 - May 2005. Graduation: M.A., 2005.
Award: MU Distinguished Thesis Award 2005.
B.A. in International Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003.
Research Area: CIITN, Science Education.
Next Position: Ph.D. Program, Political Science, SLU.
Current Position: Education Manager, Gateway Greening, St. Louis, MO.

20. Yongqiang "John" Sui, B.S., M.S., M.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: January 2003 - Dec. 2007. Graduation: Dec. 2007.
B.S. in Chemistry with Minor in Computer Science, Beijing Univ. of Chem. Tech., 1995.
M.S. Management Information, Beijing Univ. of Chem. Tech., 1998.
M.S. in Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004.
First Place, Best Web Site Award, 2003 & 2004.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Materials.
Next Position: Industrial Post-Doctoral Position, SynChem, Inc.
Next Position: ABC Laboratories, Columbia, Missouri.
Current Position:

19. Papiya Majumdar, B.S., B.Tech., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 2001 - May 2007. Graduation: Ph.D., May 2007.
MU Graduate and Professional Council Travel Award 2005
MU Graduate School Travel Awards 2005 & 2006.
Bachelor in Chemistry, Calcutta University, 1996.
Bachelor in Technology, Calcutta University, 1999.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Toxicology.
Next Position: Post-Doctoral Position, UCSD.
Current Position: CSIR Pool Officer: Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India-700032

18. Naijun Chen, B.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: June 2001 - Dec. 2002. Graduation: M.S., Dec. 2002.
Cangnan Salt Manufacturing Bureau 1998-2000.
B.S. in Chemistry, Xiamen University 1998.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Materials.
Next Position: Graduate Studies in Bioinformatics, Univ. of Chicago, M.S. 2004.
Current Position: Biostatistician at Abbott Labs.

17. Hong Wu, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: Oct. 2000 - June 2005. Graduation: Ph.D., 2005.
First Place, Best Web Site Award, 2001 & 2002.
Second Place, Best Web Site Award, 2003 & 2004.
Bachelor in Chemistry, Xiamen University, 1998.
Research Area: Theoretical Organic Chemistry, Toxicology.
Next Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Texas A&M University.

16. Nathan Knotts, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: May 2000 - May 2005. Graduation: Ph.D., 2005.
Third Place, Best Web Site Award, 2002, 2003 & 2004.
MU Arts & Science Green Chalk Award 2003.
Bachelor in Chemistry, Adams State College, 2000.
Fellowships: 2000 Stevens Summer Research Fellow
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry. Molecular Materials.

15. Laxma Reddy Dendi, B.S., M.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: April 2000 - Dec. 2001. Graduation: M.S., May 2002.
Third Place, Best Web Site Award, 2001.
B.S. in Chemistry, Osmania University, India, 1996.
M.S. in Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India, 1998.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate Studies in Computer Science at MU.

14. Martin Wu, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: Sept. 1998 - Aug. 2004. Graduation: Ph.D., Dec. 2004.
Second Place, Best Web Site Award, 2001 & 2002.
MU Graduate School Professional Presentation Travel Fellowship 2002.
2003 Breckenridge/Lyons Graduate Teaching Award.
B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University, China, 1997.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Full Professor, Shenyang Ligong University, Shenyang City, 2005-6.
Current Position: Since 2006, President & CEO LeadingTech Co., Ltd
and Asst. Director of the Venture Capital Firm Intellectual Ventures (Beijing).

13. Graeme Day, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Program, Physical Chemistry.
Joined the group: Jan. - Dec. 1998.
M.S. in Chemistry, Oxford, UK, 1997.
Fellowships: G. Ellsworth Huggins Doctoral Scholarship 1998-2002.
Research Area: Computational Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate Program, University College, London.
Current Position: Lecturer, Univercity of Southampton, UK.

12. Sundeep Rayat, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: Dec. 1997 - June 2003. Graduation: May 17, 2003.
M.S. in Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, 1996.
Third Prize, Research & Creative Activities Forum, 2001.
First Prize, Research & Creative Activities Forum, 2002.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry. DNA Deamination.
2003-5: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Ohio State University.
2005-12: Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
2012-16: Assistant Professor, Ball State University
2016-: Associate Professor, Ball Sateg University.

11. Michael Lewis, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: June 1996 - June 2001. Graduation: Ph.D., May 3, 2001.
B.S. in Chemistry, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1996.
Fellowships: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship Type A, 1997-2001.
Awards: Donald K. Anderson Graduate Student Teaching Award, 1997-8.
Awards: Superior Graduate Student Award 1998-9.
First Prize, Research & Creative Activities Forum, 1999.
Third Prize, Research & Creative Activities Forum, 2000.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry. Materials.
Next Positions: Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University, 2001-4.
Current Position: Assoc. Prof., St. Louis Univ., St. Louis, Missouri.

10. Don Steiger, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Mathematics.
Joined the group: Oct. 1995 - Dec. 1998.
Research Area: Numerical Simulation of Crystals.
Next Position: 1999 Post-doctoral Position, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute.
Since 2000: Post-doctoral positions, University of California-San Diego.

9. Anne Morrow, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Physical Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 1993 - May 1994.
Research Area: Spin Density Analysis.

8. Paul Haney, B.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry
Joined the group: June 1993 - August 1995. Graduation: M.S., Dec. 1996.
Research Area: Transition Metal Complexes of Diazonium Ions.
Next Position: ABC Laboratories, Columbia, MO.
Graduate Studies in Environmental Chemistry, MU, Ph.D. 2003.

7. Young-Hee Yoo, B.S., M.S. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: March 1992 - April 1993.
Research Area: Organometallic Chemistry of Diazonium Ions.
Next Position: Returned to Korea in April 1993.

6. Zhangbo Hu, Ph.D. Program, Inorganic Chemistry.
Joined the group: Dec. 1991 - May 1995. Graduation: Ph.D., May 1995.
Mr. Hu was a student of Prof. Ross and studied chemistry and physics of solids.
Highlights: Electron density distributions in solids.

5. Grace Shiahuy Chen, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: December 1990. Graduation: PhD, August 1996.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry. Experiment and Theory.
Awards: Humboldt Fellow.
Next Position: Post-doctoral positions, Heidelberg, Germany, and ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, National Taiwan University.

4. Eric Nelson, B.S., Ph.D. student, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: February 1990 - July 1990.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate School in Environmental Chemistry, M.S., University of Maryland, 1996.

3. Christopher Horan, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: January 1990. Graduation: Ph.D., December 1995.
Research Area: Physical Organic Chemistry. Experiment and Theory.
Highlights: Experimental tests of new bonding model for diazonium ions in the solid state.
Next Position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Since 1996: R&D Chemist, Avanti Polar Lipids Inc., Alabaster, Alabama.
Since 1997: Research Chemist, Ciba-Geigy, Mobile, Alabama.

2. Benjamin L. Harris, Ph.D. Program, Physical Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 1989. Graduation: PhD, Dec. 1995.
Research Area: Theoretical Bio-organic Chemistry.
Highlights: Electron density analysis of nucleic acid base pairing.

1. Godwin Sik-Cheung Choy, B.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 1989. Graduation: PhD, May 1994.
Research Area: Theoretical Organic Chemistry. Developments and Applications.
Highlights: Methods for electron and spin density analysis of radicals.
Next Position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley.



b. Post-Baccalaureate Students

4. Samantha Wilkerson, B.S., Research Assistant in Chemistry, MU.
B.S. Chemistry with Minor in Biological Sciences, MU, May 2015.
Joined the group: SS15-FS16.
Research Area: Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

3. Grahmm Funk, B.S., B.S., Research Assistant in Chemistry, MU.
B.S. Biology, B.S. Chemistry, MU, 2014.
Joined the group: SP15.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Enzyme Catalysis.

2. Christina Castro, B.S., Research Assistant in Chemistry, MU.
Bachelor in Chemistry, MU, 2004.
Joined the group: FS04.
Courses: FS04 CHEM490 (3).
Program: LS UROP 2004-5.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Materials.

1. Brian Hodgen, B.S., Research Assistant in Chemistry, MU.
Bachelor in Science Education, MU, 2000.
Joined the group: FS00-SS04.
Courses: FS00 CHEM150 (3), WS01 CHEM150 (3).
Program: LS UROP 2000-1, NSF DUE 2003-4.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, DNA Deamination, CIITN, Chemistry Education.
Next Position: Pharmacy School, Creighton University.
Current Position: Pharmacist, Veteran's Hospital, Colubia, Missouri


c. Exchange Students

7. Kaidi "Kathy" Yang, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, Chemistry, Polymer Materials and Engineering
Joined the group: January - February 2014.
Research Area: Olefin Polymerization.
Next Position: Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

6. Rebecca Docherty, Manchester University, England, Organic Chemistry
Joined the group: November 2005 - May 2006.
Courses: Chem 4950 (3, WS06), Chem 4990H (3, WS06))
Research Area: Materials and Computational Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate School, Chemistry, Manchester, UK.

5. Dean Farrelly, Manchester University, England, Organic Chemistry
Joined the group: August 2002 - July 2003.
Courses: Chem 450 (9, FS02), Chem 450 (9, WS03)
Research Area: Computational Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate School, Chemistry, Manchester, UK, Ph.D. 2007.

4. Francisca von Saint Paul, University of Tuebingen, Germany, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 2002 - May 2003.
Courses: Chem298 (3, FS02), Chem299 (3, WS03)
Awards: Life Science Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 2002-3.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry/Toxicology.
Next Position: Graduate School, Cold Spring Harbor, Biochemistry/Microbiology.

3. Lubos Vrbka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Computational Chemistry.
Joined the group: June - August 2002.
Awards: Stevens Research Fellowship 2002.
Research Area: Computational Chemistry.
Next Position: Graduate School, Czech Academy of Sciences, Physical Chemistry.
Current Position: Team Lead Reporting & Data Management at Bayer, Crop Science Division, Monheim am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

2. Christina Marchand, University of Freiburg, Germany, Computational Chemistry.
Joined the group: April-June 1995.
Research Area: Carbenium Ions.
Next Position: Graduate School, ETH Zürich, Chemistry.

1. Till Kühn, Universität of Tübingen, Germany, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: AY 1993/94.
Research Area: Photochemical Dimerization of Thymine.
Next Position: Graduate Student, Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Current Position: Bruker, Zürich, Switzerland.


d. Undergraduate Students

45. Andrew Muelleman, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Mathematics, MU
Joined the group: SP16-FS16
Courses: CHEM 4990H (3h, SP16), CHEM 4991H (3h, FS16)
Research Area: Thermodynamics of Carbon Capture
Next Position: Actuary, Shelter Insurance Company, Columbia, Missouri.

44. Samantha McKee, B.S. Chemistry, MU
Joined the group: SP16 & FS16
Courses: CHEM 2950 (1h, SP16; 1h, FS16)
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Pesticides
REU 2016, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa: Redox-Shuttle for Solar Cells

43. Kaitlyn Chetney, B.S. Chemistry, MU
Joined the group: FS15-SP18.
Courses: CHEM 2950 (1h, FS15; 3h, SP16; 3h, FS16); CHEM 4950 (3h, SP17; 3h, FS17)
Fellowship: Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program, FS16
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Enzyme Catalysis
Next Position (projected): Graduate School, Forensic Chemistry.

42. Dalton Doerr, B.S. Chemistry, MU
Joined the group: FS15
Courses: CHEM 4950 (3h, FS15)
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Pesticides
Next Position: Teacher in High School

41. Casey Hawkins, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Philosopy, MU
Joined the group: SP15-SP18
Courses: CHEM 4990H (3h, FS15), CHEM 4991H (3h, SP16), Chem 4950 (3h, FS16; 3h, SP17)
Fellowship: Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program, FS15 & SS16
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Enzyme Catalysis
Next Position (projected): Medical School.

40. Tiffany Carsten, Dietetics, MU
Joined the group: FS14 - SP15 (co-advised by Dr. Bill Folk)
Fellowship: McNair Fellow
Research Area: Scientific Studies of Nutraceuticals
Next Position: Graduate School, Dietetics, MU.
Current Position: Capital Region Medical Center, Jeffereson City, MO.

39. Ethan Zars, Majoring in Chemistry, MU
Joined the group: FS13 - SS15, FS16-
Courses: CHEM 4990H (3h, FS16), CHEM 4991H (3h, SP17)
Fellowship: Discovery Fellow
Fellowship: Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program, FS16
Awards: 2015-16 Exchange Student, Universität Tübingen, Germany
Awards: 2013-2014 Outstanding Discovery Fellow Award.
Awards: 2014 Honors College Student Experiential Learning Award (HC-SELA)
Awards: 2014 Honors College Discovery Fellows Research Award
Awards: 2014-2015 Outstanding Discovery Fellow Award.
Awards: 2015 & 2016 Goldwater Scholarship, honorable mention.
Awards: 2016-7 Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship
Awards: 2017 Cherng Summer Scholars Award, Andrew & Peggy Cherng and the Panda Charitable Foundation.
Awards: Summer 2017 (declined) & AY17/18 (accepted), Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (LS UROP) Fellow
Awards: ACS Div. Phys. Chem, 2017 Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry
Research Area: Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics
Next Position (projected): Graduate School, Chemistry.

38. Marco Delarosa, Majoring in Chemical Enginering, MU
Joined the group: FS12 - SS15
Fellowship: NSF-PRISM "Mathematics and Life Sciences" Program
Research Area: Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics
Next Position: Chemical Researcher, Battelle Memorial Institute, Pueblo Chemical Agent Pilot Program (PCAPP), Pueblo, Colorado.

37. Cory Camasta, Majoring in Biochemistry, MU
Joined the group: SS12 - SP14
Courses: CHEM 4950 (3h, FS12; 3h, SP13), CHEM 2950 (1h, FS13)
Fellowship: NSF-PRISM "Mathematics and Life Sciences" Program
Research Area: Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics
Next Position: Graduate School, Chemistry, MU.

36. Laura Ulmer, Majoring in Biological Engineering, MU
Joined the group: SP12 & SS12
Courses: Chem 2950 UGR in Chem. (1h) SP12.
Research Area: Nitrile Reduction.
Next Position: Engineering Technician: Research and Development, Nanova Biomaterials Inc
Current Position: Cardiac Rhythm Management/Electrophysiology Technical Service Specialist with Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical)

35. Justin Wilson, Majoring in Chemistry and Education, MU
Joined the group: FS11.
Courses: Chem 2950 UGR in Chem. (3h) FS11.
Research Area: Energy Storage

34. Ahmed Olasunkanmi Salau, Majoring in Chemistry, MU
Joined the group: FS11 - FS12
Courses: Chem 2950 UGR in Chem. (3h) FS11, Chem 4950 Senior Res. (3h) FS11.
Research Area: Nonlinear Dynamics in Oscillating Chemical Reactions
Next Position: Concord University, Athens, West Virginia.

33. Michelle Elaine Lukosi, Majoring in Chemistry, MU (Forensic Chemistry)
Joined the group: SS11 - FS12
Courses: Chem 2950 UGR in Chem. (1h, SS11; 1h, SP12); Chem 4950 Senior Res. (3h) FS11.
Fellowship: 2012 Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship
Research Area: Nonlinear Dynamics in Oscillating Reactions
Next Position: Ph.D. Program, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and ORNL

32. Kaitlan Prugger, Majoring in Chemistry, MU
Joined the group: SS11 - FS12
Courses: Chem 2950 UGR in Chem. (1h, SS11; 1h, FS11); CHEM 4950 (3h, SP12; 3h, FS12).
Fellowship: 2011 Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship
Summer Internship: 2012 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Research Area: Pesticides
Next Position: Ph.D. Program, Department of Oceanography (Prof. Chris Measures), University of Hawaii at Manoa

31. Paula Castello-Blindt, Majoring in Biology, MU
Joined the group: FS10 - SP11.
Courses: Senior Res. Bio. Sci. 4950 (3h), FS10; Senior Res. Bio. Sci. 4952 (3h), SP11.
Research Area: Nucleophilic Additions to Heterocumulenes
Next Position: Ph.D. Program in Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Modeling (Prof. Yijun Xu), LSU AgCenter, School of Renewable Natural Resources.

30. Michael Swyers, Majoring in Mathematics, MU, Co-advised with Prof. Carmen Chicone
Joined the group: Summer 2010
Courses: MLS Research, Summer 2010
Fellowship: NSF-PRISM Mathematics and Life Sciences
Research Area: Nonlinear Dynamics in Oscillating Reactions

29. Mary Jost, Majoring in Chemistry, MU, Co-advised with Prof. Carmen Chicone
Joined the group: Summer 2010 - SP11
Courses: MLS Research, Summer 2010; CHEM 2950 (1h, SP11).
Fellowship: NSF-PRISM Mathematics and Life Sciences
Research Area: Nonlinear Dynamics in Oscillating Reactions
Next Position:

28. Kallie Brown, Majoring in Biology, MU, Co-advised with Prof. Carmen Chicone
Joined the group: Summer 2010 - FS10.
Courses: MLS Research, Summer 2010
Fellowship: NSF-PRISM Mathematics and Life Sciences
Research Area: Nonlinear Dynamics in Oscillating Reactions
Next Position:

27. Jeffrey L. Geisler, Majoring in Chemistry and Classical Humanities, MU
Joined the group: Summer 2010 - Spring 2011
Courses: CHEM 4950, Senior Res. in Chem. (3h), FS10; CHEM 4950, Senior Res. in Chem. (3h), SP11.
Research Area: Iodine Catalysis
Next Position:

26. Xinsen "Sam" Sun, Majoring in Biology, MU
Joined the group: SP10, FS10 & SP11.
Courses: CHEM 2950 Undergrad. Res. in Chemistry (1h), SP10.
Research Area: MAO-Iron Catalyzed Ethylene Polymerization
Next Position: M.S. Program, University of Hull, UK, with Prof. Carl Redshaw.

25. Cecelia Koetting, Majoring in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, MU.
Joined the group: FS04 - SS05.
Courses: WS05 Bio Sci 4952 (3)
Fellowship: Norma Hartley Memorial Scholarship
Fellowship: Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Award: LS-UROP Travel Award, ACS National Meeting, San Diego, 2005.
Award: John C. and Rebecca J. Hagan Outstanding Undergraduate Award, Div. Biol. Sciences, 2005.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Education.
Next Position: Teach for America.

24. Patrick Hawkins, Majoring in Chemistry, MU.
Joined the group: WS04 - FS05.
Courses: SS04 Chem 150 (3), FS04 Chem 4950 (3), WS05 CHEM 2950 (3).
Fellowships: Curator's Scholar, Bright Flight Scholar
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Toxicology.
Next Position: Medical School, St. Louis University.

23. Elliot McKee, Majoring in Biology, Minor in Spanish, MU.
Joined the group: WS03 - WS04.
Courses: WS03 Chem 150 (3)
Awards: Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 2003-4
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Origin of Life.
Next Position: Medical School, St. Louis University.

22. Josh Ratchford, Majoring in Chemistry, MU.
Joined the group: FS01, WS02, FS02 & WS03.
Awards: Arts & Science Undergraduate Mentorship Program
Awards: Chapin E. Stevens Scholarship, WS02.
Awards: Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 2002-3.
Research Area: Organic Materials
Next Position: Graduate School, Chemistry, Stanford University.

21. Karen Williams, Majoring in Biology, MU.
Joined the group: SS01 & FS01.
Courses: SS01 CHEM150 (3), FS01 BIO295 (3) and BIO296 (3)
Program: LS UROP Summer 2001 and AY 2001-2 (later returned).
Research Area: DNA Deamination.
Next Position: Exchange Student in Nice, France.
Next Position: Medical School, New York City.

20. Thomas Carl, Majoring in Chemistry and German, MU.
Joined the group: FS98, WS99, SS99.
Courses: FS98 CHEM298 (3), WS99 CHEM299 (3).
Program: Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Internship FS98 (declined)
Program: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Internship AY98/9.
Awards: Phi Lambda Upsilon Outstanding Chemistry Senior 1998-1999
Awards: American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award for 1999
Research Area: DNA Deamination.
Next Position: Graduate School, Biochemistry, Universität Tübingen, Germany

19. Richard Nichols, Biology Major, MU.
Joined the group: SS98 - SS99.
Courses: Chem 150 (2, WS97), BioSci295 (3, SS98), BioSci296 (3,WS98).
Program: Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Internship SS98.
MU Undergraduate Science Research Internship SS99.
Research Area: Cation-Dinitrogen Interactions.
Next Position: Medical School, MU.
Current Position: Resident in Dermatology, Univ. of Virginia.

18. Keith Kleiner, Chemistry and Computer Science Major, MU.
Joined the group: SS97.
Courses: SS97 CHEM150 (3).
Program: Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Internship SS97 (accepted).
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Internship Summer '97 (declined).
Research Area: Development of WWW Chemistry Content.

17. Rhonda Walsh, Biology Major, MU.
Joined the group: WS97 - WS98.
Courses: SS97 BIO295 (3). FS97 BIO296 (3). WS98 CHEM250 (3).
Fellowships: Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Internship Summer '97 & AY97-8.
Howard Hughes Travel Fellowship, ACS Natl. Meeting, Dallas, 3/98.
Research Area: Theoretical Bio-organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Medical School, MU.

16. Stephanie Nelson, Chemical Engineering Major, MU.
Joined the group: WS97 and FS97.
Courses: Chem150 (2, WS97), Chem150 (2, FS97)
Fellowships: Curator's Fellow, Bright Flight Fellow, National Merit Fellow,
Chem. Eng. Dept. Scholarship and Nat. Acad. for Nuclear Training Scholarship.
Research Area: Theoretical Organic Chemistry.
Next Position: Chem. Eng. Internship with Budweiser, St. Louis.

15. Sarah Meyer, Chemical Engineering Major, MU. Graduation May 1999.
Joined the group: WS96, AY 1997-8
Courses: Chem150 (1, WS96), Chem250 (3, FS96), Chem298 (3, FS97).
Fellowships: Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Internship AY97-8.
Awards: John Bauman Travel Award of the ACS Local Section 1998.
Howard Hughes Travel Fellowship, ACS Natl. Meeting, Dallas, 3/98.
Research Area: Electronic structure of materials for nonlinear optics.
Next Postion: Employment in the Minneapolis area.

14. Aaron Joseph Bernabo, Chemical Engineering Major, MU.
Joined the group: Summer 1994 and AY 1994/95.
Courses: Chem150 (3, SS94 & FS94); Chem250 (3, WS95).
Research Area: Chemistry of Unsymmetrical Azines.
Next Position:

13. Jeremy Lowe, Chemical Engineering Major, MU.
Joined the group: Summer 1994 and AY 1994/95.
Courses: Chem150 (3, SS94 & FS94); no credit hours in WS95.
Research Area: Optical Spectroscopy of Azines.
Next Position: Law School, MU.
Current Position: Attorney with Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, Hartford, CT.

12. Christopher Smith, Computer Science and Chemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: WS 1994, Summer 1994.
Program: Petroleum Research Fund Fellow, AY 1994/95.
Research Area: Visualization of Molecular Vibrations.
Next Position: Graduate School, Computer Science.

11. Jason Wilbur, Chemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: AY 1993/94 and AY 1994/95.
Program: Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, AY 1993/94.
Courses: Chem150 (3, FS93); Chem250 (3, WS94), Chem298 (FS94), and Chem299 (3, WS95).
Research Area: Chemistry of Azines.
Awards: Alpha Chi Sigma Senior Research Award 1994/95.
Next Position: Medical School, MU.

10. Mitchell Anthamatten, Chemical Engineering Major, MU.
Joined the group: Summer and AY 1993/94, AY 1994/95.
Program: Exchange Program with Univ. of Freiburg, Summer 1994.
Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, AY 1994/95.
Courses: Chem150 (3, FS93); Chem298 (3, FS94); Chem298 (3, WS94), and Chem299 (3, WS95).
Research Area: Molecular Materials.
Next Position: Chemical Engineering at MIT. Ph.D. 2001.
2001-3: Post-doctoral Position, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Since 2004: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester.

9. Brett Chladny, Computer Science and Mathematics Major, MU.
Joined the group: WS93 - WS94.
Program: Petroleum Research Fund Fellow, AY 1993/94.
Next Position: Graduate School, Computer Science, MU.

8. Benjamin Monte Marshall, Chemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: Fall 1992 - December 1993.
Program: Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, FS 1993.
Courses: Chem150 (3, WS93); Chem250 (3, FS93).
Research Area: Stereochemistry of Norgestimate Oxime contraceptives.
Next Position: Medical School, MU.

7. David Farmer, Biochemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: Fall 1991 - Fall 1999.
Courses: Chem150 (1, WS91).
Research Area: Density-color coded gradient vector fields.
Next Position: Continues to study physics at MU.

6. Nada Hakimi, Biochemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: Summer 1992 and AY 1992/93.
Courses: Chem150 (3, FS92); Chem250 (3, WS93)
Research Area: Osazone Chemistry.
Next Position: Continues to study at MU.

5. Caryn Mummert, Chemistry and Biochemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: Summer 1992.
Program: Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Research Area: Theoretical studies on decomposition of N-nitrosoamides.
Awards: Nominated for a 1993 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship by the dean.
Next Position: Graduate Studies, Health Care Field, Chicago.

4. Christine Bowersox, Chemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: AY 1991/92.
Program: Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Courses: Chem150 (2, FS91).
Research Area: Incipient Nucleophilic Attack.
Next Position: Teacher at a Columbia High School.

3. Paul L. Haney, Chemistry Major, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO.
Joined the group: Summer 1991.
Program: NSF-REU Program.
Research Area: Incipient Nucleophilic Attack.
Next Position: Graduate student, Chemistry, MU.

2. Karla Brown, High School Senior in St. Louis Public School.
Joined the group: Summer 1991.
Program: Minority High School Research Apprentice Program.
Research Area: Hydrogen bonding in acid dimers.
Next Position: MU student since AY 1991/92.

1. M. Kirk Hall, Chemistry and Music Major, Honors Undergraduate at MU.
Joined the group: Summer 1990 and AY 1990/91.
Program: Monsanto Undergraduate Fellowship. Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Courses: Chem298 (3, FS90); Chem299 (3, WS90); Chem299 (3, WS91).
Research Area: Computer programming, Vibrate and ESI.
Next Position: Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Kansas.