Graduate

Alumni Theses & Dissertations

The Department of Chemistry would like to proudly present the dissertations and  theses of our Alumni. Look below to find the name of the alumnus and the title of there dissertation. To read more on their work, click here.

2019

Douglas Franz
Simulation and Software Development to Understand Interactions of Guest Molecules in Porous Materials

2018

Ryan Anderson
Fatty Acid Amides and Their Biosynthetic Enzymes Found in Insect Model Systems

Ma Su
Structure-based Design, Synthesis and Applications of a New Class of Peptidomimetics: 'Y-AA Peptides and Thier Derivatives

Wilarachchige D C B Gunatilleke
Analysis and New Applications of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF): Thermal Conductivity of a Perovskite-type MOF and Incorporation of a Lewis Pair into a MOF

Victoria Izumi
Optimizing Peptide Fractionation to Maximize Content in Cancer Proteomics

Fengyu She
Development of Bioactive Peptidomimetics

Rebecca E. Gibbons
Survey research in postsecondary chemistry education: Measurements of faculty members' instructional practice and students' affect

Selam Hagos
Chemical Investigation of Bioactive Marine Extracts

Ankush Kanwar
Studies Aimed at the Synthesis of Anti-Infective Agents

Garrett Michael Craft
Characterization of Nylon-12 in a Novel Additive Manufacturing Technology, and the Rheological and Spectroscopic Analysis of PEG-Starch Matrix Interactions

Geoffrey M. Gray
Conformational Fluctuations of Biomolecules Studied Using Molecular Dynamics and Enhanced Sampling

Benjamin Joe Eduful
Synthesis of Novel Agents for the treatment of Infectious and Neurodegenerative diseases

2017

Justin K. White
Investigations into the Non-Mevalonate Isoprenoid Biosynthesis Pathway's First Two Enzymes utilizing Hybrid QM/MM Techniques

Alekhya Nimmagadda
Design, Synthesis, Applications of Polymers and Dendrimers

Kia Williams
Metal-Organic Frameworks and MOF-derived Carbon Materials for Fuel Cell Applications

Faeez Mahzamani
Studies of Polycrylate Based Nanoparticle Emulsions

Sheshanka Kesani
Sol-gel Niobia-based Sorbents for the Enrichment of Organophosphorus Compounds by Capillary Microextraction Online Coupled for High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Josanne-Dee Woodroffe
Design and Synthesis fo CpG-Lytic Peptie Conjugate, Brachytherapy Beads and a Combinatorial Library of Primary Amines used as Potential Therapeutics in the Treatment of Cancers

Katherine A. Forrest
Understanding Gas Sorption Mechanisms in Metal-Organic Materials via Computational Experimentation

Boliang Dong
Formation of Carbon-Carbon adn Carbon-Hetero Bonds through Gold Catalysis

Siqi Sun
Magnetic Nanostructure Application in SERS Detection of Melatonin and Resonance Ramen Characterization of Binding of Catechol Moieties with Antibiotic Iron(III)-Bacitracin

Yujuan Liu
Investigating Students' Basic Needs and Motivation in College Chemistry Courses with the Lens of Self-Determination Theory

Danielle H. Demers
Chemical Investigations of Fungal Natural Products for Drug Discovery

Christian C. Tang
Structure and Activity of Metallo Peptides

Sean M. Johnson
Toward the Synthesis of Napthalene-Bridged Bis-Triazole Bimetallic Complexes

Stephen Motika
Diversifying Homogeneous Au(I)-Catalysis through New Reaction Discovery

Emre Seyyal
Germania- and silica-based perfluorinated and non-fluorinated sol-gel sorbents for capillary microextraction in chromatographic analysis

Li Ye
Exploring Student learning in Post-Secondary General Chemistry: Novel Tool for Measuring Linked Concepts and Study Habits

Ning Ma
On the Conformational Dynamics of DNA: A Perspective from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Courtney A. Smith
Hydroalkynylation of Oxocarbenium Intermediates via Au(I) Catalysis

Seyedmorteza Hosseyni
New Reaction Discoveries in Gold Catalysis

2016

Abdullah Awadh Alhendal
Hydrolytic and Nonhydrolytic Sol-gel Zirconia-, Titania-, and Niobia-based Capillary Microextraction Coatings for the preconcentration and HPLC Analysis of Catecholamine Neurotransmitters and Phosphorylated peptides

Wenyang Gao
Metal-Organic Frameworks as Potential Platforms for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Chemical Transformation

Michale Lawerence Doligalski
Design and Development of Peptidomimetic Ligands for Targeting Radiopharmaceuticals, Imaging Probs, and immunotherapeutics in Oncologic Disease

Sri Krishna Nimmagadda
Asymmetric Transformations Catalyzed By Chiral BINOL Alkaline Earth Metal Phosphate Complexes

Kenneth Kull
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polyurethanes and Polyimides

Ali Husain Husain
Spatially Directional Resorcin[4]arene Cavitand Glycoconjugates for Organic Catalysis in Aqueous Media

Sreya Mukherjee
Applications of Molecular Modeling and Structure Based Drug Design in Drug Discovery

Ge Bai
Cell Permability Studies of Aapeptides and Novel zmolecular Probes for AD

Yaqiong Li
Gamma AApeptides as Host Defense Peptide Mimics

Qiagan Cheng
Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis for Asymmetric Radical Cyclopropanation

Marcello Giulianotti
The Use of Synthetic Mixture based Libraries to Identify Hot Compounds for ESKAPE pathogens, Leishmaniasis, and Inhibitors of Palmitoylation

Michael Trent Kemp
Optimizing Protocols for Carbihydrate NMR Chemical Shift Computations

Susana Sorina Lopez
Chiral Boro-Phosphates in Asymmetric Catalysis:1,4-reduction of Enones and Reductive Aldol

Yi Liang
Design, Synthesis and Screening of Peptidomimetics of Anticancer and Antiviral Drug candidates

Jacqueline Lee Fries
Chemical Investigation of Antarctic Marine Organism & Thier Role in Modern Drug Discovery

2015

Mona Hanfy Mohamed
Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials Based on Oxyanion Linkers for Selective Adsorption of Polarizable Gases

Jeanine Yacoub
Synthesis of Agents for the Treatment and Analysis of Tropical Diseases

Matthew R. Battistini
Novel Enzymes Perspectives: Arylalkylamine N-acyltransferases from Bombyx mori & 1-Deoxy-D-Xylulose-5-Phosphate Synthase from Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax

Patrick Stephen Nugent
Tailoring the pore Environment of Metal-Organic and Molecular Materials Decorated with Inorganic Anions: Platforms for Highly Selective Carbon Capture

Tarah A. Word
Photoacoustic Calorimetry Studies of the Earliest Events in Horse Heart Cytochrome-c Folding

Michael Veri
Dead/Live Microbial Culture Technique

Christian R. Cioce
Computational Investigations of Potential Energy Function Development for Metal-Organic Framework Simulations, Metal Carbenes, and Chemical Wardare Agents

Qiao Qiao
Investigation of 3-D Structures of y-Aapeptide Based Peptidomimetics

Yuri Pevzner
Development and Application of Web-Based Open Source Drug Discovery Platforms

Aleksandra Karolak
Application and Development of Computational Methods in Confrontational Studies of Biomolecules

Sachel M. Villafañe-García
Use of Assessments in College Chemistry Courses: Examining Students' Prior Conceptual Knowledge Chemistry Self-efficacy, and Attitude

Chris G. Witowski
Investigation of Bioactive metabolites from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa and Marine Microorganisms

Jordany Richardson Maignam
Development of Orally Bioavailable 4(1H)-Quinolones and 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroacridin-9 (10H)- ones with Potent Anti-malarial Activity

Youngran Ji
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Porous Organic Polymers (POPs) for Heterogeneous Asymmetric Catalysis

Hasnaa Mouttaki
Quest toward the Design and Synthesis of Functional Metal-Organic Materials (MOMs): A Supermolecular Building Layer Approach (SBL)

Megan Marie Barber
2,4-Disubstituted Quinazolines with Antileishmanial or Antibacterial Activity

Christopher Lee Lizardi
Aldehydic C-H Amination Reactions via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis and Construction of Novel Chiral meso-Amidoporphyrin Ligands

Perry Robert Mitchell Jr. 
The Detection and Quantitative Analysis of Endocannbinoids and Endogenous Fatty Acid Amides in Apis Mellifera and Tribolium Castaneum

Kristen A. Jeffries
Biosynthesis of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Amides

Tony Pham
Theoretical Investigations of Gas Sorption and Separation in Metal-Organic Materials

Frankie Costanza
Design, Synthesis and Applications of Polymer Biomaterials

Haifan Wu
Gamma-Aapeptides as a New Class of Peptidomimetics: Synthesis, Structures, and Functions

Yaogang Hu
Design and Synthesis of Bioactive Peptidomimetics

Sungyub Han 
Optimization of Aggregating agents and SERS Substrates for SERS detection of Continue and trans 3'-hydroxycotinine

Daniel Robert Dempsey
Identification and Characterization of N-acyltransferase Enzymes that are Involved in the Biosynthesis of Fatty Acid Amides

2014

Todd Adam Gatlin
Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants' Experiences in Academic Laboratories and Development of a Teaching Self-Image

Xiaoying Xu
Evaluation and Application of Instruments Measuring Spatial Ability and Attitude for College Chemistry Students

Alaa Hassam Hashim
Metallopeptides From Design to Catalysis: Structure, Oxidative Activities, and Inhibition Studies of Designed and Naturally Occurring Metallopeptides

Michael M. McLean
Phenyl Functionalized Sol-gel Silica Sorbent for Capillary Microextraction and Chromaia-Based Sol-gel Ucon Stationary Phase Capillary gas Chromatography

Sameh Khamis Elsaidi
Crystal Engineering of Functional Metal-Organic Material Platforms for Gas Storage and Separation Applications

Tao Liang
Chiral phosphoric acids and alkaline earth metal phosphate chemistry

Fenger Zhou
Synthesis of [1,2,4]-Triazines as Kinase Inhibitors and of Novel Fluorine Capture Reagents for PET probes

Yao Chen
Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanistic Studies of Biomolecules @ mesoMOFs

Adrian Villalta-Cerdas
Development and Assessment of Self-explaining Skills in College Chemistry Instruction

Katherine Cristina Parra
Combination of the Computational Methods: Molecular Dynamics, Homology Modeling and Docking to Design Novel Inhibitors and Study Structural Changes in Target Proteins for Current Diseases

Wenfeng Wang
Investigation of Energy Alignment Models at Polymer Interfaces

Hyun Joo Kil
Design & Synthesis of Peptidomimetics Adopting Secondary Structures for Inhibition of p53/MDM2 Protein-protein Interaction and Multiple Myeloma Cell Adhesion

Andrii Monastyrski
Synthesis and Evaluation of 3-Aryl-4(1H)-Quinolones as Orally Active Antimalarials: Overcoming Challenges in Solubility, Metabolism, and Bioavailability

Shruti Padhee
Insights into [aacute]-AA peptides and a-AA peptides as broad spectrum antimicrobial peptidomimetics and as anti-biofilm agents

Josanne-Dee Woodroffe
A Synthesis Approach of TRP-Like Primary Amine Peptoid Side Chains Used In Cyclic Beta-Hairpin-Like Scaffolds

Alexander Schoedel
[M3(μ3-O)(O2CR)6] and Related Trigonal Prisms: Versatile Molecular Building Blocks for 2-Step Crystal Engineering of Functional Metal-Organic Materials,

Shi-Yuan Zhang
Homochiral Metal-Organic Materials: Design, Synthesis and Enantioselective Separation

Zhenjie Zhang
Template-Directed Synthesis and Post-Synthetic Modification of Porphyrin-Encapsulating Metal-Organic Materials

Pankaj Jain
Bro[o/]nsted Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylation and Proparglyation of Aldehydes

Ranjani Muralidharan
Investigation and Characterization of Pt-modified Au catalysts and polymer composites by electrochemistry, Ramen and Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

2013

Jhon J. Figueroa
Immobilization and Characterization of Physisorbed Antibody Films using Pneumatic Spray as Deposition Technique

Mohamed N. Amin
Synthesis of Amphiphilic a-and-y-AApeptides for Antimicrobial, Self-Assembly, and Mineralization Studies

Seongmin Hong
Optimization, Modification and Application of Gold nanoparticles as the Substrates of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Ashley Lynn Mullen 
A Polarizable and Transferable Carbon Dioxide Potential for Materials Simulation

Courtney Jerome Du Boulay
Virtual Screening for Inhibitors of Anti-apoptotic Proteins: DCK, BCL-XL, MCL-1, MDMX, and MDM2

Ushiri Kumarihamy Kulatanga
Argumentation as a Lens to Examine Student Discourse in Peer-Led Guided Inquiry for College General Chemistry

Kurt Steven Von Horn
Anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial agents: Students on 1,4-dihydropyridines and 2,4-diaminoquinazolines

Keily Heredia
Refinement, Application, and Evaluation of Cognitive and Affective Chemistry Measures for College Students

Bernard Knudsen
A Rheological Examination of Polymer Composites: Including Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, Viable Polyurethane Alternates, and Contact Lens Hydrogels

Parul Jain
Characterizing Interactions between Chromophores in Synthetic and Natural Macromolecular Films via MALDI-TOF, IBF and Dielectric Analyzer

Jingran Tao
Asymmetric Nitrene Transfer Reactions with Azides via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis (MRC)

William Antonio Maza
Reaction Enthalpy and Volume Profiles for Excited State Reactions Involving Electron Transfer and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer

Matthew Jon Kaplan
Chrial Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Acetalization and Iso-Picket-Spengler Reactions

Sai Iakshmana Kumar Vankayala
Computational Approaches for Structure Based Drug Design and Protein Structure-Function Prediction

2012

Biplop Bhattacharya
Synthesis and Anti-MRSA Activity of Hydrophilic C3-Acylated N-Thiolated β-Lactams and N-Acyl Ciprofloxacin-N-Thiolated β-Lactam Hybrids

Gajendrasingh Ingle
Chrial BINOL Metal Phosphate/Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Addition of Phosphorus and Sulfur Nucleophilies to Imines and Epoxides

Katya Pavlova Nacheva
Development of a Bio-Molecular Fluorescent Probe Used in Kinetic Target-Guided Synthesis for the Identification of Inhibitors of Enzymatic and Protein-Protein Interaction Targets

Sameer Shamrao Kulkarni
Development and Optimization of Kinetic Target-Guided Synthesis Approaches Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions of Bcl-2 Family

Shawn E. Larsen
Enantioselective Bronsted and Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Reaction Methodology: Aziridines as Building Blocks for Catalytic Asymmetric Induction

Daniel Navarrete Santiago
Use and Development for Computational Tools in Drug Discovery: From Small Molecules to Cyclic Peptides

Divya Ramamoorthy
Deisgn of Novel Inhibitors for Infectious Diseases using Structure-based Drug Design: Virtual Screening, Homology Modeling and Molecular Dynamics

Jeremy Beau
Drug Disovery from Floridian Mangrove Endophytes

Mu Seong Kim
Design, Synthesis, Processing, and Thermal Analysis of Nanocomposites with Turnable Properties

Arun Babu Kumar
Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Diazirine Photolabels with Improved Ambient Light Stability and Fluorous-Based Enrichment Capacity

Ryan Cormier
N-Acyl Ciproflozacins: Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity and Effects on Molecular Loading Poly(vinyl benzoate) Nanoparticles

David Bager
Design and Synthesis of Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitor Scaffolds

Xue Xu
Asymmetric Intra- and Intermolecular Cyclopropanation by Co(II)-Based Metalloradicals Catalysis

Padmini Kavuru
Hierarchy of Supramolecular Synthons in the Design of Mutli-Component Catalysis

Christi Leigh Whittington
Molecular Dynamics of the RNA Binding Cavity of INfluenza A Non-Structural Protein 1 (NS1) RNA Binding Domain

Ramakanth Ananthoji
Hydrophilic Polymers of Po (2-Hydroxyl Ethyl Methacrylate) with Tunable Properties for Drug Release, Sequestrian of Blistering Agent, Preparation of Ultra-Strong Hydrogels & Thermal Stability of Various Organic Azides

Shikha Mahajan
Protein Profiling of Adenine Nucleoside and Nucleotide Analogs Binding Proteins Using N6-Bitinylated-8-azidoadenosine Analogs as Affinity based Protein Profiling Probes

Heather Dawn Marie Clarke
Crystal Engineering of Multi-Component Crystal Forms: The Opportunities and Challenges in Design

Sumit Handa
1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate Synthase (DXS) Mechanisitic Study and its Implication in the Devlopment of Novel Antibiotics and Antimalarials

Philip Murray
cHyd1 Solution Phase Synthesis Optimization and the Devlopment of a Novel Human Growth Hormone Antagonist and Agonist

Le Mang
Design and Construction of Functional Metal- Metalloporphyrin

Rachel Josephine Alessio
Removal of Bisphenol A Model Compounds and Related Substances Using Octolig

2011

Wei Sheung Ma
Natural Product Drug Discovery against Tropical Diseases

Carissa Marie Vetromile
Probing Molecules in Confined Space

Michelle Yolanda Cortes-Salva
Guanidines, Amidines and Carbamides as Novel Sigma Receptor Ligands for Post-Stroke Therapeutics

Sebastian Gutmann
Electronic Structure Characterization of Nanocrystalline Surfaces and Interfaces with Photoemission Spectroscopy

Praveen Ramaraju
Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activites of S,S'-Heterosubstituted Disulfides

Sreya Mukherjee
Crystal Engineering of Pharmaceutical Cocrystals

Jason Alexander Perman
Solid-State Synthesis of Imide Ligands for the Self-Assembly of Metal-Organic Materials

Meghanatha Gali
Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Janus Kinase 2, Phosphodiesterase IV, GABAA and NMDA receptors: Investigation of Mcmurry, Mannich and Chemoenzymatic Strategies

Shradda R. Desai
Role of Protein Kinase C-iota in Glioblastoma

Prajit P. Pillai
Virtual Screening for Inhibitors of Anti-apoptotic Proteins: DCK, BCL-XL, MCL-1, MDMX, and MDM2

Abdullah Awadh Alhendal
Sol-gel Resorcinarene Sorbent for Capillary Microextraction Coupled to Gas Chromatography

Roger Wesley Bass
Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Healing Poly (Carbonate Urethane) Carbon-Nanotube Composites 

John Alan Maschek
Chemical Investigation of the Antartic Marine Invertebrates Austrodoris kerguelenensis & Dendrilla membranosa and the Antartic Red Alga Gigartina skottsbergii

Richard Matthew Cross
Lead Discovery and Optimization Strategies Towards the Development of 4(1H)-Quinolones and 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroacridone Analogs with Antimalarial Activity 

Tien Teng Ong
Crystal Engineering of Molecular and Ionic Cocrystals

David Rudy Weyna
Crystal Engineering of Multiple Component Crystal Forms of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

2010

Shridhar Reddy Kaulagari
Design, Synthesis & Biological Activity of Novel Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase (PTP) Mimetics

Zhenming An
New Peptide-paie Screening Strategy and Peptidylglycine a-Hydroxylating Monoxygenase (PHM) Based Enrichment for the Discovery of Novel a-Amidated Peptides

Matthew D. Lebar
Antartic Tunicates and Endophytic Fungi: Chemical Investigation and Synthesis

Kimberly Bliss Fields
The Design and Synthesis of Functionalized Porphyrins and Their Applications in Group Transfer Reactions, Medicine, and Materials

Brent Hilker
Electric-Field Effects and Interactions of Dye-Polymer Systems

Chung Sik Kim
Corrole Synthesis and Catalytic Applications Toward Cobalt(III)-Catalyzed Epoxidation, N-H Insertion, and Cyclopropanation

Ali Husain
Synthesis of Functionalized Resorcin[4]arene via Click Chemistry

Meagan Small
Photothermal studies of carboxymyoglobin

Anthony Green
Applications of Molecular Dynamis Techniques and Spectroscopic Theories to Aqueous Interfaces

Abraham C. Stern
Computer Simulation of Metal-Organic Materials

Melissa Elizabeth Topper
Design, Combinatorial Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Novel α-Helical Mimetics Based on Functionalized Piperazines as Antagonists of p53/ MDM2 Interactions

Priyesh Jain
Design and Synthesis of Beta-Hairpin Peptidomimetics for Modulating Integrin Mediated Cell Adhesion, Abeta Fibrillogenesis and p53-MDM2 Protein-Protein Interactions

Mingzhou Zhou
Design and Combinatorial Synthesis Approach of Non-peptidic Trimeric Small Molecules Mimicking i, i + 4(3), i + 7 Positions of alphaHelices

Carmen Alicia Garcia
Tracking chemistry self-efficacy adn achievement in a preparatory chemistry course

Amy J. Cains
Structural Diversity in Crystal Chemistry: Rational Design Strategies Toward the Synthesis of Functional Metal-Organic Materials

Wen-shan Chang
Use of model compounds to study potential removal of pharmaceuticals using Octolig

Emma K. Farrell
Biosyenthsis of fatty acid amides

Jaime Heimbegner Noguez
Chemical Investigation of the Antartic Marine Invertebrates Synoicum adareanumand Artemisina plumosa

Scott S. Sergo
Surface-bonded sol-gel sorbents for on-line hyphenation of capillary microextraction with highperformance liquid chromatography

Mohamed H. Alkordi
Metal-Organic Materials: From Design Principles to Practical Applications

Farid Nuoar
Design, synthesis and post-synthetic modifications of functional metal-organic materials

Xiaoying Xu
Refinement of a chemistry attitude measure for college students

2009

Jonathan L. Belof
Theory and simulation of metal-organic materials and biomolecules

Mariangela Dametto
Computer simulations of apomyoglobin folding

Miranda L. Cheney
The Rold of Cocrystals in Solid-State Synthesis of Imides and the Development of Novel Crystalline Forms of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

John Jackson Perry
Hierarchial complexity in metal-organic materials: From layers to polyhedra to supermolecular building blocks

Dorina F. Sava
Quest towards the design and synthesis of functional metal-organic materials: A moleculare building approach

Dalia A. Aboarayes
Crystal engineering of nutraceutical cocrystals

Twarita Anil Pujari
Cocrystals of nutraceuticals: Protocatechuic acid and quercetin

Divya Ramamoorthy
Synthesis of small molecule inhibitors targeting signal transduction pathways

Laura Anderson
Design and synthesis of substituted 1,4-hydrazinelinked piperazine-2,5- and 2,6-diones and 2,5-terpyrimidinylenes as [alpha]-helical mimetics

Teresa McClain Eckart
Productive whole-class discussions: A qualitative analysis of peer leader behaviors in general chemistry

Audrey Mokdad
Time-resolved thermodynamics studies of heme signaling proteins and model systems

Anne M. Shearrow
Ionic liquid-mediated sol-gel sorbents for capillary microextraction and challenges in glass microfabrication

Shisi Liu
Synthesis and characterization of a novel Poly(methyl methacrylate) Composites using Copper-4,4'-Trimethylenedipyridine Metal Organic Frameworks as Fillers

Ruizhi Wu
Enzymatic and chemical synthesis of polyesters and polycarbonates derived from L-tartaric acid and synthesis of polycaprolactones initiated by cavitands

Li Fang
Germania-based sol-gel organic-inorganic hybrid coatings for capillary microextraction

Jacob A. Shafer
N-acyltyramines as substrates for tyrosinase: Enzymatic lag and dopamine precursor

William J. Wagner
Two methodologies in pursuit of the elucidation of copper (II)-centered bioinorganic chemistry

2008

Mehul J. Ajmera
Synthesis of novel cysteine Peptide Nucleic Acid (CPNA)

Jacilynn A. Brant
Toward the Synthesis of Designed Metal-Organic Materials

Jarrod F. Eubank
Rational Synthesis Toward the Design of Functional Metal-Organic Materials

Milena Ivkovic
N-Acylethanolamines as Novel Alcohol Dehydrogenase 3 Substrates

Bo Jiang
Formal Reasoning and Spatial Ability: A Step Towards "Science for All"

Padmini Kavuru
Crystal Engineering of Flavonoids

Pasha Moeenuddin Khan
Application of Pd Catalyzed Alkylation: Synthesis of Bicyclic Furans, Isoxazolines and New Cyclopentane Amino Acid Analogs

Edward W. Lowe
Steady-State and Theoretical Investigations of Peptidylglycine a-amidating Monoxygenase

Neil R. McIntyre
Mechanistic Studies of Peptidylglycine Alpha-Amindating Monoxygenase

Gregory J. McManus
Structural Diversity in Metal-Organic Materials

Emily Bretherick Rowland
Enantioselective Bronsted Acid-Catalyzed Reaction Methodology: Part A: Enantioselective Mannich Reaction. Part B: Enantioselective Desymmertrization of Meso-Aziridines

Gerald B. Rowland
Enantioselective Bronsted Acid-Catalyzed Addition of Carbon and Nitrogen Nucleophiles to Imines

Joshua V. Ruppel
Cobalt (II)-Catalyzed Atom/Group Transfer Reaction: Stereoselective Carbene and Nitrene Transfer

William Maung Tray
Metallopeptides As Model Systems for the Study of Cu(II)-Dependent Oxidation Chemistry

Chunyan Wang
Development of Novel Biocompatible Hydrogel Coatings for Implantable Glucose Sensors

Hia Yee Win
Role of Protein Kinase C-iota in Prostate Cancer

Sung Wook Yi
Cysteine Based PNA (CPNA): Design, Synthesis and Application

2007

Kerriann R. Greenhalgh
Development of Biocompatible Multi-Drug Conjugated Nanoparticles/Smart Polymer Films for Biomedicinal Application

Lisa M. Malmgren
Using In Situ Click Chemistry to Modulate Protein-Protein Interactions: Bcl-XL as a Case Study

Sameer M. Kulkarni
Sol-Gel Immobilized Cyano-Polydimethylsilozane and Short Chain Polyethylene Glycol Coatings for Capillary Microextraction Coupled to Gas Chromatography

Tanise R. Shattock
Crystal Engineering of Co-Crystals and their Revelance to Pharamaceutical Forms

Brianne Wright-Weber
Physical, Kinetic, And Immunological Studies of Monomeric (Periplaneta Americana) And Dimeric (Isostychopus Badonotus) Arginine Kinases

Sheshanka Kesani
Crystallization Studies of Epigallocatechin Gallate

Christine L. Neipert
Construction and Application of Computationally Tractable Theories of Nonlinear Spectroscopy

Giordano Faustini Zimmerer Da Silva
The Bioinorganic Chemistry Of Copper-Containing Systems: From Type-3 Systems Pertinent To Alzheimer's Disease To Mononuclear Hydrolysis Involved In Biological Development

Thotaha Wijayahewage Sampath Chrysantha Abeylath
Glyconanobiotics: Novel Carbohydrated Nanoparticle Polymers

Brenda Christine Held
Examining the Evolution of Phosphagen Kinases: A Study of a Dimeric Arginine Kinase Form Sea Urchin (Stronglyocentrotus purpuratus) Egg

2006

Tae-Young Kim
Novel Sol-Gel Titania-Based Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Coatings for On-Line Capillary Microextraction Coupled to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Kashmir Singh Juneja
Tyrosinase-like Activity of Several Alzheimer's Disease Related and Model Peptides and their Inhibition by Natural Antioxidants

Sumedh Parulekar
A Novel Approach To Manipulate Cavity Size In Resorcinarenes

Jennifer Anne McMahon
Crystal Engineering of Novel Pharmeceutical Forms

Zhenqiang Wang
Design of Metal-Organic Framework Materials Based upon Inorganic Clusters and Polycarboxylates

Russell H. DeVane
Molecular Dynamics and Time Correlation Function Theories

Vasiliki Lykourinou
Copper and Iron Complexes of Linear and Crosslinked Polymers as Catalysts for Phosphoester Hydrolysis and Oxidative Transformation of Phenolic and Catecholic Substrates

Alfred B. Ronery
Structure and Dynamics of Heterogeneous Molecular Systems

J. Michelle Leslie
N-Thiolated β-Lactam Antibiotics: Synthesis and Structure-Activity Studies of C3-Oxygenated Derivatives and Attachments to New, Functionalized Caprolactone Monomers and Polymers

Christina Ridley Kaspryzk
Practical Applications of Molecular Dynamics Techniques and Time Correlation Function Theories

Zhenqiang Wang
Metal-Organic Networks Based Upon Bicarboxylato Ligands

Marci Culbreath
An Investigation into the Antifungal Activities of N-Thiolated Beta-Lactams Against Selected Candida Species

Beverly Dee Barker
Teaching Philosophy and Practices Among Chemistry Faculty Attending MID Project Workshops: Implications for Reform in Chemistry

Jason Aaron Matthews
Investigation of the Effects of Increased Levels of O-GlcNAc Protein Modification on Protein Kinase C and Akt

Joanna A. Bis
Crystal Engineering of Organic Compounds Including Pharmaceuticals

Thushara Kelum Kaviraj Diyabalanage
Chemical Investigation of two Antartic Invertebrates, Synoicum adraeanum (Chordata: Ascidiaceae: Enterogona: Polyclinidae) and Austrodoris kergulenensis (Molusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Dordidae)

Surbhi Bhatt
Chemo-Enzymatic Route to Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers and Glycolipid Analogs

Yang Wang
Antibiotic-Conjugated Polyacrylate Nanoparticles: New Opportunities for Development of Anti-MRSA Analogs

LeNetra Clayton
The Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

Kadine Mohomed
Thermal Analysis of Hydrophilic Polymers Used in Nanocomposites and Biocompatible Coatings

Kiran Kumar Venkata Raja Avancha
Design and Synthesis of Core Structural Intermediates for Novel HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors & Synthesis, Biological Activity and Molecular Modeling of Novel 20S Proteasome Inhibitors

Stephanie Tara Weiss
The Theoretical Modeling, Design, and Synthesis of Key Structural Units for Novel Molecular Clamps and Pro-Apoptotic Alpha Helix-Peptidomimetics

Scott Edwin Lewis
An Evaluation of a Pedagogical Reform Designed fr College Chemistry Teaching with Large Classes

Kevin David Revell
Mode of Action and Structure-Activity Studies of N-Alkylthio-b-Lactams and N-Alkylthio-2-Oxazolidinones, and Synthesis of Second-Generation Disulfide Inhibitors of b-Ketoacyl-Acyl Carrier Protein Synthase III (FabH) as Potent Antibacterial Agents

Young Chun Jung
A New Approach of Kainoids: Total Syntheses of (-)-Kainic Acid and (+)-Allokainic Acid

Wen Li
Electrically Charged Sol-Gel Coatings for On-Line Preconcentration and Analysis of Zwitterionic Biomolecules by Capillary Electrophoresis

Sarah Elizabeth Carpenter
Enzyme Linked Spectroscopic Assays for Glyoxylate; The Use of Peptidoglycine alpha-Amidating Monoxygenase for the Discovery of Novel alpha-Amidated Hormones

2005

Angela S. Perry
A Theoretical Description of the Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy of Interfaces

Abuzar Kabir
Polytetrahydrofuran-and Dedrimer-Based Sol-Gel Coatings for Capillary Microextraction (CME) Providing Parts Per Trillion (ppt) and Parts Per Quadrillion (ppq) Level Detection Limits in Conjunction With Gas Chromatography and Flame Ionization Detection (FID)

2004

Sreekatha Paspueti
Isolation and Identificatoin of O-linked-β-N-acetylglucosamine Modified Proteins (O-GlcNAc) in the Developing Xenopus laevis Oocyte

Heba Abourahma
Structural Diversity in Metal-Organic Nanoscale Supramolecular Architectures

Jason A. Carr
The Utilization of Enzymes in th Synthesis and Modification of Natural and NonNatrual Compounds: A Chemo-Enzymatic Approach to Enantiomerically Pure Compounds

Chiliu Chen
Efforts toward the First Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Praziquantel and Synthetic Model Studies on Ecteinascidin 743 by Novel Aromatic C-H Insertion Methodology

Bart Allen Heldreth
N-Thiolated β-Lactams: Chemistry, SAR and Intracellular Target of a Novel Class of Antimicrobial and Anticancer Agents

Jianjiang Lu
Crystal Engineering of Metal-Carboxylate Based Coordination Polymers

Santhisree Nandiraju
Chemical and Biological Investigation of the Antartic Red Alga Delisea pulchra

Akihisa Nonoyama
Using Multiwavelength UV-Visible Spectroscopy for the Characterization of Red Blood Cell: An Investigation of Hypochromism

Young Chul Park
Chemical Investigation of Three Antartic Marine Sponges

Elisabeth Rather
Supramolecular Metal-Organic and Organic Materials

2003

Jeung-Yeop Shim
Studies on Antibacterial Activities of N-Thiolated Beta-Lactams and their Polymeric Nanoparticles Against MRSA

Timothy E. Long
N-thiolated I2-Lactams: Chemistry and Biology of a Novel Class of Antimicrobial Agents for MRSA

Kenneth Henry Heffner
Radiation Induced Pathways for Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) and Polystyrene Polymers as Models for Polymer Behavior in Space Environments

Geoffrey H. Chew
Substrate-Based Inhibitors of Peptidylglycine a-amidating monoxygenase (PAM) as anti-proliferative drugs for cancer

Melissa Cheryl Foster Evans
Characterization and Formation of particulate nitrate in a costal area

Leslie Ann Morales
Crystal Engineering of Binary Compounds Containing Pharmaceutical Molecules

Craig Alcindor Ivan Bowe
Use of Silica-Supported Absorbents, Modified Silica Gel, Modified Montmorillonite KSF and magnetite in the Remediation of Selected Heavy Metals from Aqueous Media

Brian D. Moulton
"Intelligent" Design of Molecular Materials: Understanding the Concepts of Design in Supramolecular Synthesis of Network Solids

David L. Flanigan Jr.
Studies in Rhodium Catalyzed Intramolecular C-H Insertion of Amino Acid Derived αDiazo-α-(substituted)acetamides and its Application to the Total Synthesis of clastoLactacystin β-Lactone

2002

Paul Tate
Ammonia Sampling using Ogawa passive Samplers

2001

Kirkankirti Muppalla
Functionalization of Resorcinareenes and Study of Antimicrobial Activity