Degrees Awarded Summer 2021-Spring 2022

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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 Selenium Catalyzed Reactions and Computational Chemistry to Understand Regio- and Diastereoselectivities: Directed C-H Allylic Amination
(Associate Professor Forrest Michael)

Elliot Karl Beutler, PhD Chemistry
Inelastic Electron Scattering Spectroscopy: Probing Electromagnetic Surface Mode Resonances of Metallic and Dielectric Interfaces on the Nanoscale
(Professor David Masiello)

Elizabeth R. Canarie, PhD Chemistry
On Decoherence and Sample Considerations for Biological EPR Spectroscopy
(Professor Stefan Stoll)

Daniele Canzani, PhD Chemistry
New Mass Spectrometry Approaches to Investigate Proteins and Protein Interactions
(Associate Professor Matthew Bush)

Peter A. Defnet, PhD Chemistry
New Electrochemical Strategies for Studying Single Nanoparticles
(Professor Bo Zhang)

Ryan Dirisio, PhD Chemistry
Development and Analysis of Computational Methods to Study Hydrogen Bonding in Molecular Clusters
(Professor Anne McCoy)

Alexandra Downing, PhD Chemistry
Effects of Ligand-Constraints on the Reactivity of Biomimetic Thiolate- Ligated Transition Metal Complexes
(Professor Julia Kovacs)

Christopher Fellin, PhD Chemistry
Stimuli-Responsive Triblock Copolymer Hydrogels for Extrusion- Based Additive Manufacturing
(Associate Professor Alshakim Nelson)

Abbie S. Ganas, PhD (Chemistry and Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering)
Molecular Synthesis of Complex Nitrogen Defects in HPHT Nanodiamond
(Professor Peter Pauzauskie, Materials Science & Engineering)

Avijit Hazra, PhD Chemistry
Transition Metal Catalyzed Functionalization of Alkynes
(Professor Gojko Lalic)

Joseph Patrick Heindel, PhD (Chemistry: Data Science)
Uses of the Many-Body Expansion for Studying Molecular Interactions and Driving Molecular Dynamics
(Affiliate Professor Sotiris Xantheas)

Mary Cecilia Johnson, PhD Chemistry
Examining Metal-Ligand and Metal-Metal Cooperativity in Ruthenium (II) bis-(Protic N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Phosphine Complexes for CO2 and Related Substrate Transformations
(Professor Brandi Cossairt)

Jing Jei Lee, PhD Chemistry
Studying Droplet Behavior and Capillary flow in Open Microfluidic Channels
(Assistant Professor Ashleigh Theberge)

Mitchell Lee, PhD Chemistry
Coinage Metal Catalyzed Alkylations of Alkynes and Allenes
(Professor Gojko Lalic)

Ulri Nicole Lee, PhD Chemistry
Open microfluidic technologies for fundamental and applied studies of human health and the environment
(Assistant Professor Ashleigh Theberge)

Calvin Jon Antolin Leonen, PhD Chemistry
Investigating the biochemical crosstalk of histone sumoylation in human chromatin
(Professor Champak Chatterjee)

Chantelle Leveille, PhD Chemistry
Phase separation in yeast vacuole membranes
(Professor Sarah Keller)

Bryce Manifold, PhD Chemistry
Advances in Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy via Deep Learning
(Assistant Professor Dan Fu)

Amy Mayhugh, PhD Chemistry
Room temperature methods of direct arylation for conjugated polymer and small molecule synthesis
(Affiliate Professor Christine Luscombe)

Tyler Jonathon Milstein, PhD Chemistry
Quantum Cutting via Broadband Sensitization in Ytterbium-Doped Lead Halide Perovskites
(Professor Daniel Gamelin)

Madison Monahan, PhD Chemistry
Design principles for cadmium chalcogenide nanoparticle assembly via peptoids
(Affiliate Professor James De Yoreo)

Ian Murphy, PhD Chemistry
Surface Functionalization of Electrode Materials with Aryl- Diazonium Salts: Influence on Electronic Structure and Electrochemical Reactivity
(Professor Brandi Cossairt)

Zhuoyu Peng, PhD (Chemistry: Data Science)
Single-Molecule Fluorescence Imaging of the Electrochemical Interface
(Professor Bo Zhang)

Samantha Phan, PhD Chemistry
Investigations of marine microplastic pollution, effects of weathering on microplastic chemical identification, and development of machine learning tools to facilitate microplastic studies
(Affiliate Professor Christine Luscombe)

Sarah R. Pristash, PhD Chemistry
Thionated Squaraine Molecules as Heavy-Atom-Free Sensitizers in NIR Upconversion Systems
(Assistant Professor Cody Schlenker)

Patrick T. Smith, PhD Chemistry
Additive Manufacturing of Synthetic and Protein-Based Hydrogels and Bioplastics
(Associate Professor Alshakim Nelson)

Parker James Winthrop Sommerville, PhD Chemistry
Elucidating structure-property relationships of indacenodithiophene-copolymers for the development of soft and stretchable electronics
(Affiliate Professor Christine Luscombe)

Paige Sudol, PhD Chemistry
Investigation of supervised and unsupervised discovery-based chemometric tools to expand the scope of multidimensional gas chromatography
(Professor Robert Synovec)

Claire West, PhD Chemistry
Theoretical Models and Numerical Approaches to Nanoscale Microscopies and Spectroscopies of Plasmonic Systems
(Professor David Masiello)

Tianyi Zheng, PhD (Chemistry: Data Science)
C-H Functionalisation of Alkenes via Organoselenium Catalysis
(Associate Professor Forrest Michael)

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Summer 2021, Autumn 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022

Mitiku B. Agmuas, MS

Brianna Azabache, MS

Jenna N. Davis, MS

Asher James Delarme, MS

Meihuan Ji, MS
Semisynthesis of Ubiquitinated Histone H2B via Native Chemical Ligation
(Professor Champak Chatterjee)

Jiaxin Jiang, MS

Carsten Lao, MS

Congcong Ma, MS

Jackson T. Mayo, MS

Kaleb Mitchell, MS

Nick Khiem Phan, MS

Anika Marie McManamen, MS
Capillary flow characterization and application in saliva sampling
(Assistant Professor Ashleigh Theberge)

Shady Mohamed Said, MS

Selorm Awo Tamakloe, MS

Jaryl Hubert Jun Jian Tay, MS

Rafael Uy Ticzon, MS

Madeleine Ann Walker, MS

Brian Siu Ting Wong, MS

Haoliang Zheng, MS
Development of Lysine-Targeted Probes for Protein Kinases
(Professor Dustin Maly)

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