MS Degrees Awarded


Harrison Rahn
"Functionalized Luciferins for Applications in Supramolecular Chemistry: Development Towards IN VIVO Light Switches"
Research Advisor: Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah
May 2, 2017


Jennifer Marple
"Exploring the Applications of Polyester-Based Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers"
Research Advisor: Scott Grayson
June 13, 2016


Tingting Feng
"Ru(II) Diimine Complex Chromophores for Application in Photodynamic Therapy: Singlet Oxygen Sensitizers and Substitutionally Photolabile Complexes"
Research Advisor: Russ Schmehl
November 24, 2015

Bing Shan

"Photoinduced Electron Transfer Systems for Generation of Strong Reductants/Oxidants and Their Applications in Solar Fuel Generation"
Research Advisor: Russ Schmehl
June 29, 2015

Jianan Tang

"Development of Beam Stabilization and Phase Modulation Units for 2DIR Instrument"
Research Advisor: Igor Rubtsov
June 12, 2015


Yi Wang (Internship, Well Supreme BioScience, California)
"Amphiphilic Homopolymers:  Architectures, Synthesis and Characterization"
Research Advisor: Scott Grayson (June 2014)


Zachary Williams
"A Study of the Formation of Carbon-Based Tubular Constructs and the Effects of An External Field"
Research Advisor:  B. Koplitz (February 2012)


Margaret Rountree [Medical School]
"pH Dependence and Thermodynamic Parameters for B-Glucosidase Catalyzed Reactions"
Research Advisor:  Larry Byers (July 2011)


Heng Shen
"Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose"
Research Advisor: L. Byers

Xun Huang
"Numerical Studies Concerning the Efficiency of Various Techniques in Time-Independent Surface Hopping Calculations"
Research Advisor: M. Herman

Dmitry Kurochkin
"Relaxation-Assisted 2D IR Spectroscopy Method"
Research Advisor: I. Rubtsov

Top ⇑2007

Huiqing Li
Synthesis of b-(1->3) D-Glucans Building Blocks and a Pentascaccharide Derivative
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Top ⇑2006

Heidi Hester
"Photchemical Methods for the Reduction of Water to Molecular Hydrogen"
Research Advisor: R. Schmehl

Caiyi Lu
"Synthesis of Building Blocks for Making b-Glucans"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Top ⇑2005

Hong Shen
Structural Studies on b-Glucosidase
Research Advisor: L. Byers

Tien Nguyen
"Rhodium Catalyazed Conjugate Addition Reaction in an Aqueous Solvent"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li

Stanley Okon (M.A.)
Research Advisor: M. Fink

Hailey Levin (M.A.)

Top ⇑2004

Zheying Zhu
"Synthesis of Bifunctional Chelators Based on 1,10-phenanthroline for Use in Metal Ion Immunoassays"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Zigang Li
"Reactions of Imines in Environmental-Friendly Solvent"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li

Top ⇑2003

Keith Rhodes
"Ir an Ru Complexes Containing Bulky Phosphine Ligands"
Research Advisor: J. Mague

Feng Ding
"Vibrational Relaxation of Liquid Oxygen"
Research Advisor: M. Herman

Renuka Ganesh
"Toward the Synthesis of Macromolecules with Interesting Biological Applications"
Research Advisor: S. Thayumanavan

Top ⇑2002

Cicely Livingston
"Novel Energy Sources for Reactions: Electrosynthesis, Microwaves, and Ultrasound"
Research Advisor: N/A (Special M. A. Degree-U.S. Air Force)

Top ⇑2001

Patricia Kimani
"A Comparative Study of the Antioxidant Activity of Various Phytochemicals Based on Their Ability to Suppress the Peroxidase Catalyzed Oxidation of Abts"
Research Advisor: Dr. Alworth

Top ⇑2000

Pavel Velev
"Vivrational Relaxation in Polyatomic Molecules"
Research Advisor: M. Herman

Xiaofan Yang
"Diastereoselective Synthesis of Tetrahydropyrans & Thiacyclohexanes via Cation-Olefin Cyclization"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li

Jianke Li
"Methodology Studies of Indium Trichloride Mediated Prins-type Cyclization"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li

Yongdong Zhao
"Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Cinncassiol D1"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Ziye Hua
"Synthesis and Properties of Tri-T-Butyl Cyclopropenyl Compounds of the Group 14 Elements"
Research Advisor: M. Fink

Top ⇑1999

Patricia L. Scott
"The Effects of Phytochemicals on the Proliferation of MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells"
Research Advisor: W. L. Alworth

Qiang Guo
"Synthesis of Mono-And Bifunctional Chelators Based on 1,10-Phenanthroline for Use as Immunoassay Reagents"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Seema Wadhwa
"Luminescent Ru(II) Bipyridine Phosphonic Acid Complexes: Synthesis and Photophysical Studies"
Research Advisor: R. Schmehl

Top ⇑1998

Penghui Chen
"The Synthesis of (d,1) 1,2-Di-Tert-Butyl-1,2-Diamino Ethane, A Potential Chiral Auxiliary for Jacobson's Catalysts and Synthetic Approaches to the Preparation of Bicyclo (3,2,1) Octanedione"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Cynthia Elliott Flloyd
"Synthesis of Gallium Siloxides as Potential Gallium Oxides Precursors"
Research Advisor: M. Fink

John Porter
"Laser Initiated Growth of III-V Semiconductor Clusters Using a Custom Designed Multiple Source Pulsed Nozzle System"
Research Advisor: B. Koplitz

Yuhong Zhao
"Studies of Carboxypeptidase A, Chymotrypsin, Thermolysin and Their Inhibitors"
Research Advisor: L. Byers

Ming Sun
"Water-Soluble Bimetallic Precursors For Borates, Molybdates and Vanadates"
Research Advisor: A. Apblett

Top ⇑1997

Larry Reinhardt
"Development of Group V & VI Oxide Chemistry: Novel Preceramic Materials and Chlorocarbon Remediation Processes"
Research Advisor: A. Apblett

Galina Todorova
"Synthesis and Properties of Novel Yttroxanes and Yttrium Carboxylates"
Research Advisor: A. Apblett

Peng Zhou
"A Study of An Anti-HIV Agent-MAR-10"
Research Advisor: L. Byers

Vijay Venkatraman
"Novel Approaches to Heavy Metal Remediation"
Research Advisor: A. Apblett

Top ⇑1996

Yinghong Gao
"Synthetic Approaches to the Synthesis of Cinncassiol D1"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Michael Hui
"Synthesis of Substrates and Inhibitors for Cytochrome P450 Isoforms"
Research Advisor: W. Alworth

Yueqi Lu
"Alkylation, Cyclization and Ring Expansion in Water"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li

Top ⇑1995

Kyle Hamar
"Thin Film Deposition of III-V Semiconductors via Laser Ablation from Novel Precursors"
Research Advisor: B. Koplitz

Lan Kang
"Investigation of Substrates and Inhibition for Cytochrome P450 102"
Research Advisor: W. Alworth

Top ⇑1994

Patrick Callaghan
"Mechanism Based Inactivation (Suicide Inhibition) of Cytochrome P-450 1A2 Dependent Enzymatic Activities by Ethyanyl Compound"
Research Advisor: W. L. Alworth

Matthew Curcio
"The Nuclear Matrix of Murine Lymphocytes"
Research Advisor: R. Verrett

Ying-gin Li
"Synthesis of Artificial Myoglobin and Precursors for Luminescence Based Sensors"
Research Advisor: R. Schmehl

Top ⇑1993

Xianzhong Zhu
"The Function of Granzymes in Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes"
Research Advisor: R. Verret

Top ⇑1992

R. N. Khatkhate
Research Advisor: William L. ALworth

Top ⇑1989

Rene Bergeron
"Olfactory Reception"
Research Advisor: W. L. Alworth

Top ⇑1986

David S. Menaldino

Top ⇑1973

Research Advisor: William L. Alworth

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