Students & Collaborators

A. Current Group | B. Collaborators | C. Research Associates | D. Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Exchange and Undergraduate Students



This picture was taken after Martin Wu's return to the group in August 2003 after having waited for a visa to re-enter the US for 8 months. Front from left: Hong Wu, Kathleen Carson, Papiya Majumdar, the happy returnee Martin Wu, Dr. Rainer Glaser, and Dr. Ming Qian. Back from left: Elliot McKee, Brian Hodgen, Nathan Knotts, and John Sui.


A. Current Group (AY04/05)

Theory Group (123 East Chem. Bldg., (573) 884-5091)
Dr. Jonathan "Jon" Rhoad, B.S., Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Associate (01/05-12/06)
Hong Wu, B.S., Graduate Student (5th year, PhD 4/2005), MU Chemistry

DNA Chemistry / Toxicology Group (Laboratory 319 Chemistry Building, (573) 882-4839)
Papiya Majumdar, B.S.; B.Tech., Graduate Student (4th year), MU Chemistry
Patrick Hawkins, Undergraduate Student, MU Chemistry

Crystalline Molecular Materials Group (Laboratory 312, Office 310 Chem. Bldg., (573) 884-5095)
Prof. Sung Hoon Kim, Ph.D., Visiting Professor
Nathan Knotts, B.S., Graduate Student (5th year, Ph.D. 7/2005), MU Chemistry
Richard Murphy, B.A., Graduate Student (1st year), MU Chemistry

Chemistry Education Group (123 East Chem. Bldg., (573) 884-5091)
Yongqiang Sui, B.S., M.S., M.S., Graduate Student (3rd year, Ph.D. 12/2006), MU Chemistry
Kathleen Carson, B.A., Graduate Student (2nd year, M.A. 4/2005), ELPA, MU College of Education
Cecelia Koetting, Undergraduate Research Assistant, MU Biology & Chemistry


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, and Japan. To date these inter-departmental, inter-campus and international collaborations have resulted in 25 joint publications.

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, 3 joint publications.
Dr. Richard Loeppky, Schlundt Professor, MU Chemistry
2000-2: Alpha-Hydroxynitrosamines, 1 joint publication (pending)
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
Since 2003: Enzymatic Purine Synthesis, 1 joint publication.
Dr. Andrzej Rajca, Professor, Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Since 2004: Polymer Chemistry.
Dr. Stephen Ducharme, Professor, Physics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Since 2004: Polymer Films.
Dr. Ping Yu, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
Since 2005: Optical Measurements of Solids.


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.
Since 2002: "Chemistry is in the News"
Dr. Uri Zoller, Professor, Science Education and Chemistry, Haifa University.
Since 2004: "Chemistry is in the News", 1 joint paper (pending)
Dr. Shelly Rodgers, Assistant Professor, MU School of Journalism.
Since 2004: "Chemistry is in the News"
Dr. Penny Gilmer, Professor, Florida State University.
Since 2005: "Chemistry is in the News", 1 jointly organized symposium.


C. Research Associates

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: Assitant Professor Missouri Western State University

4. Prof. Sung Hoon Kim, Organic Chemistry.
Professor in Chemistry, Konkuk University.
Joined the group: July 2004 - July 2005.
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

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: Assistant Professor, 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

22. Richard "Dick" Murphy III, B.A. , Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: March 2004.
M.S. Program, Chemistry, Southwest Missouri State University, 2002-3.
B.A. in Philosophy, Drury University, 2002.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry. Materials.

21. Kathleen Carson, B.A., M.A. Program, Educ. Leadership & Policy Analysis.
Joined the group: June 2003.
B.A. in International Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003.
Research Area: CIITN, Science Education.

20. Yongqiang "John" Sui, B.S., M.S., M.S., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: January 2003.
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.

19. Papiya Majumdar, B.S., B.Tech., Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry.
Joined the group: August 2001.
Bachelor in Chemistry, Calcutta University, 1996.
Bachelor in Technology, Calcutta University, 1999.
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Toxicology.

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: 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: Professional in China.

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.

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-: Assistant Professor, Kansas State 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: Asst. 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 the 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

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.


c. Exchange Students

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.

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.

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.

2. Christina Marchand, University of Freiburg, Germany, Computational Chemistry.
Joined the group: April-June 1995.
Research Area: Carbenium Ions.

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, Zuerich, Switzerland.


d. Undergraduate Students

30. Cecelia Koetting, Majoring in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, MU.
Joined the group: FS04
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.

29. Patrick Hawkins, Majoring in Chemistry, MU.
Joined the group: WS04
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.

28. 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

27. 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: Chemistry Graduate Student, Stanford University.

26. 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.

25. 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 Student, Universität Tübingen, Germany

24. 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: MU Medical School.

23. Heather Tluczek, BFA Theater, Stephens College 1995, Post-Bac Premed MU.
Joined the group: FS97.
Courses: FS97 CHEM298 (3).
Research Area: Optical Properties of Extended pi-Systems.

22. Sahvin Panichpong, Biology and Computer Science Major, MU.
Joined the group: SS97.
Courses: SS97 CHEM150 (3).
Research Area: Chemistry of Learning.

21. Brian Couppleditch, Biochemistry Major, MU.
Joined the group: SS97.
Courses: SS97 CHEM150 (3).
Research Area: Chemistry of Learning.

20. Anthony Cage, Psychology-Premed Major, MU.
Joined the group: SS97.
Courses: SS97 CHEM150 (3).
Research Area: Chemistry of Learning.

19. Michelle Schulz, Biology Major, MU.
Joined the group: SS97.
Courses: SS97 CHEM150 (3), BIO295 (3) and BIO296 (3).
Research Area: Chemistry of Learning.

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: MU Medical School.

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.

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: MU Law School.

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 in 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: MU Medical School.

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 in Computer Science at 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: MU Medical School.

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 in Health Care Field in 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: Returned as a graduate student.

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.