M.S. in Applied Chemical Science and Technology (MSACST)

MSACST Program News

As a bright student growing up in Ukraine, Vlada Olkhovych was driven to succeed by her mother, Alla.   “She was a single mother, and she didn’t have a college degree,” Vlada said. “Growing up, she always pushed me to get a good education, a good job, to have a better life than she had. She was a big inspiration for me.”  When it came time to pick an undergraduate major at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Vlada chose chemistry. A curious person, she loved how broad the subject was,… Read more
Congratulations to Mashroor Raiyan, who defended his Master's work on "Direct Solution Synthesis of Transition Metal Borides" on August 2, 2023. Mashroor Raiyan was a student in Dr. Cossairt's research group for the last two years where he worked on top-down, and bottom-up synthesis of metal borides to research their use in hydrogenation and hydrogen storage.
Jump to MSACST Degrees DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED Summer 2022, Autumn 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023 Mark Boyer, PhD ChemistryMethodologies for Solving the Vibrational Schroedinger Equation(Professor Anne McCoy) Emily Cliff, PhD ChemistryCRISPR-Cas Tools for Engineering Genome Structure and Gene Expression(Associate… Read more
Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Prize for Best Thesis & Prize for Excellence in Research These awards recognize master’s program research and carry a $500 prize. They were funded by the Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Fellowship in Chemistry which Dr. West and his wife Florence endowed to give back to the university where Dr. West cultivated the necessary tools for his distinguished career and rewarding life. Dr. West completed his Ph.D. in 1939 under the direction of Professor Rex Robinson,… Read more
Congratulations to Yimin Lang! She defended her thesis “Cross-Nucleophile Coupling: synthesis of a New C-C Bond between Alkylboranes and Boronates” on June 2nd, 2023. While in the ACST program Yimin was a student in Gojko Lalic’s research group. Yimin plans to continue her education and pursue her Ph.D. in the field of organic chemistry.
Congratulations to Vlada Olkhovych! She defended her thesis “Application of HS-SPME-GC for Sample Classification” on May 22nd, 2023. While in the ACST program, Vlada was a student in Rob Synovec's research group. She will be starting a new job in the pharmacokinetics lab at Fred Hutch. Vlada is from Kharkiv, Ukraine -- a place that became commonplace in the news since the Russian invasion of Ukraine -- and she is looking forward to a time she… Read more
Congratulations to Olivia Hakan! She defended her thesis “Working Toward a Long-term, Real-time Measurement Network for Atmospheric Aerosol Sources” on May 18, 2023. While in the ACST program Olivia was a student in Joel Thornton’s research group. She plans to enjoy the PNW summer as she transitions into the environmental or atmospheric chemistry field.
Congratulations to Anika McManamen, MSACST class of 2022! Her thesis, “Capillary flow characterization and application in saliva sampling” from her work with Professor Ashleigh Theberge's group, has been chosen to receive the University of Washington Graduate School’s 2022 Distinguished Thesis Award (category: Mathematics; Physical Sciences and Engineering). She will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and will be publicly recognized by the Graduate School! Anika is now starting her PhD at Columbia… Read more
What will our recent graduates be doing when they leave the UW? We look forward to expanding this page quarter by quarter! Content will be added on this page as students graduate, so check back periodically! Last update: 12/8/2023 James E. Baumann (Ph.D. 2023) accepted a position with the Medicinal Chemistry Knowledge Center at Stanford University as a medicinal chemistry postdoctoral fellow, where he will work closely with the group of Professor Rogala in order to develop… Read more
Jump to MSACST Degrees DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED Summer 2021, Autumn 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 Todd Johnathan Anderson, PhD Chemistry New Microfabricated Tools for Electrochemical Imaging and Sensing (Professor Bo Zhang) Ryan Beck, PhD Chemistry Examination of Defect-Induced Properties in Nanomaterial Systems (Professor Xiaosong Li) Janna Leala Berman, PhD Chemistry New… Read more