Chemistry Honors Convocation

Chemistry students were recognized for the academic and research accomplishments during the 2016 Chemistry Honors Convocation on April 8th, 2016.  This event is part of the University Honors Week.  Departmental award recipients were:

  • Outstanding General Chemistry Student:  Andrea Anger, Jake Coburn, Matt Comeau, Alexandra Huechteman, Patrick Jesup, Abigail Kappelman, Hanna Kim, Kaitlyn Wineberry, Emily Mandel, Tyler Morgan, Grace Siy, Jessica Thompson, Erin Washington
  • Outstanding Nursing Chemistry Student:  Thuy Truong
  • Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student:  Andrew Rice, Natalie Kidd, Benjamin McGowan, Connor Meyers, Caitlin Curtis
  • Outstanding Analytical Chemistry Student: Natalie Kidd
  • ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award:  Sarah Baudendistal
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Award:  Shanna Phillips
  • Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Student Award:  John Lundeen, Rachel Kress
  • Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student Award:  Shuwen Yue
  • American Institute of Chemists Award:  Katie Kuykendall and Kindle Williams
  • Outstanding First Year Graduate Student Award:  Ariel Kelley
  • Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student Award:  Xiaoli Liang and Tabitha Sutch
  • Outstanding Third Year Graduate Student Award:  Hongda Cao
  • Outstanding Chemistry Dissertation Award:  Ashley Jolly
  • Outstanding Chemistry Dissertation Research Award:  Zhichao Shan
  • Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student Award:  Garima Kumar

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Gamma Sigma Epsilon inducts 2016 class

The Delta Beta chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national chemistry honorary society, inducted the 2016 class on April 7th.  Students majoring or minoring in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are eligible for GSE after completing 14 credit hours of chemistry courses with a B+ average or better.

2016 inductees are:  Amira Abbas, Madison Brooks, Nicole Chambers, David Charles, Caroline Cunningham, Matthew Delaha, Kyle Furrow, Sara Guertin, Jackson Gunter, Sarah Howard, Addison Iszler, Natalie Kidd, Alexander Lalisan, Christopher Mayhugh, Scott McCormick, Tucker McMillen, Connor Meyers, Benjamin Michaels, Anna Parker, Daniel Patterson, Tinsley Roberson, Lara Scott, Alexander Shaver, Andrea Shull, Zachary Simmons, Melissa Uehling, Julie Weaver, Matthew Wilson

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Gupta receives Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Arunava Gupta, Distinguished Research Professor Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering, will receive the Burnum Distinguished Faculty award on April 20th.  The Burnum award recognizes outstanding UA faculty who have excelled in research and teaching at the Capstone.  Dr. Gupta is a world leading research in nanomaterials with applications in information data storage and energy storage.  Dr. Gupta will present the award lecture on April 20th at 4:30 PM at the Childhood Development Center.

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Congratulations December 2015 Graduates

The Department congratulates the students who received degrees in the December graduation ceremony.

  • BS Degree
    • Casey Dalton
    • Logan Ford
  • ACS-Certified Degree
    • Sarah Baudendistel
    • Jacob Owens
  • MS Degree
    • Savannah Reach
    • Preshus Robertson
  • PhD Degree
    • Kimberly Anderson, “The Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Chalcogenide-PEDOT: PSS PolymerComposites for Thermal Energy Conversion.”
      Advisor: Prof. Greg Szulczewski
    • Steven Kelley, “Isolation of Soft Donor Complexes of D- and F- Block Metals Using Ionic Liquids.”
      Advisor: Prof. Robin Rogers
    • Garima Kumar, “Investigation of Regulatory and Functional Diversity in an Enzyme Superfamily.”
      Advisor: Prof. Patrick Frantom
    • Alie Mallet, “Pattern-Based Recognition in Supramolecular Sensing Ensemble.”
      Advisor: Prof. Marco Bonizzoni
    • Carrie Jo Pruitt, “Gas Phase Ion Energetic Studies via Photoelectron Imaging and Energy Resolved Mass Spectrometry.”
      Advisor: Prof. Daniel Goebbert
    • Carl Saint-Louis, “Control of Molecular Geometries Using New Photo-Electro-Switchable Azobenzenes.”
      Advisor: Prof. Silas Blackstock

 

Congratulations graduates

The Department congratulates chemistry students who received degrees at the August Commencement ceremony.

  • BS
    • Christopher Hile
    • Eric Hines
    • Cierra Johnson
    • Catherine King
    • Dana Stehr
  • MS
    • Rachel Albury
  • PhD
    • Alex Cruce, “Drug Binding Characterization of CYPs Utilizing CW and Pulsed EPR”
      Advisor: Prof. Michael Bowman
    • Ashley Jolly, “Probing the Binding Properties of Polyelectrolytes as Supramolecular Hosts”
      Advisor: Prof. Marco Bonizzoni
    • Zhexi “Jesse” Li, “Preparation and Novel Applications of Trihalomethyl Carbinols”
      Advisor: Prof. Timothy Snowden
    • Michele Stover, “Computational Studies of the Fundamental Thermodynamic Properties of Amino Acids and Small Peptides”
      Advisor: Prof. David Dixon
    • Jue Wang, “Enhancing Energy Harvesting and Conversion Efficiencies of Heterogenous Photocatalysts for Solar Water Splitting Using Surface Plasmon Resonance and Cathodic Reduction Methods”
      Advisor: Prof. Shanlin Pan

Congratulations to Chemistry Graduates

The Chemistry Department congratulates our students who received degrees in the May Commencement ceremony.

PhD

  • Edward Ellingsworth, Spectroscopic, Structural, and Electrical Characterization of Thin Films Vapor- Deposited from the Spin-Crossover Complex Fe(phen)2(NCS)2. Advisor: Dr. Greg Szulczewski
  • Adam Magyar, ESI-MS and EPR Spin Trapping Study of Xanthophylls: Structural and Environmental Impacts on Reactivity. Advisors: Dr. Michael Bowman, Dr. Lowell Kispert
  • Tanya Mikulas, Electronic Structure Investigations of Titanium Oxide Nanoclusters, Boron- Nitrogen Heterocycles, and Reaction Products of Lanthanides with Oxygen Difluoride and Lanthanides with Water. Advisor: Dr. David Dixon
  • Katrina Staggemeier, The Use of Mesoporous Silica as a Template for the Nanocasting of Metal Oxide Arrays. Advisor: Dr. Martin Bakker

ACS-Certified BS Degree

  • Yuliya Birman, summa cum laude
  • Hill Brakefield, summa cum laude
  • Qiyang Chen
  • Jesse Gettinger, summa cum laude
  • Lauren Hagler, cum laude
  • Savannah Reach
  • Meredith Rickard, magna cum laude
  • Kaehler Roth, magna cum laude
  • Mallory Smith
  • Lynda Truong, summa cum laude
  • Wenzhi Yao, magna cum laude
  • Ali Yousuf

BS Degree

  • Hala Abisamra, magna cum laude
  • Shaquille Brown
  • Diana Freeman, cum laude
  • Ronneshia Jackson
  • Katherine Jernigan, summa cum laude
  • Nate Lynam
  • Meghan Martin, magna cum laude
  • Benjamin McCormick
  • Lisa Marie Morgan
  • Joseph Neff, summa cum laude
  • Christian Palmer
  • Michael Patterson
  • Olivia Roe, summa cum laude
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Jesse Wu, summa cum laude

Honors Day Award Recipients

The Department congratulates students receiving honors during the Department of Chemistry Honors Day Convocation on April 3rd.

  • Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student Award: Michele Stover
  • Outstanding Third Year Chemistry Student Award:  Shengjie Zhang
  • Outstanding Second Year Chemistry Student Award: Kerry Barnett
  • Outstanding First Year Teaching Award: Molly Lockart
  • Outstanding Dissertation Research Award: Caleb Hill
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award: Parker McCrary
  • American Institute of Chemists Award:  Meredith Rickard and Lynda Truong
  • Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Student Award: Kate Kuykendall and Kindle Williams
  • Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Research Award: Yuliya Birman and Sean Miller
  • ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award: Hill Brakefield
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Award: Lynda Truong
  • Outstanding Analytical Chemistry Student Award: Nicole Chambers
  • Outstanding Organic Student Award: Katherine Baguette, Stephen McClain, Tu Minh Vo, Michelle Weyhaupt
  • Outstanding Nursing Chemistry Student Award:  Emily Chiaravalloti
  • Outstanding General Chemistry Student Award:  William Baird, Blair Bush, Shaun Hogan, Brennen Lummus, Kara Macintyre, Larissa Magera, Martin Schwarze, Miranda White, Olivia Willemsen