Meet the REU students and alumni

Summer 2021 cohort

 

Leslie Castro

Columbia University in the City of New York

BA in Chemistry, May 2022

Concentration in Earth Science

Research Mentor: Prof. Goldberg

Project Title: “Employing Poly(triazine imide) in the Guerbet Reaction to yield n-Butanol”

Publication:

Ethanol Upgrading to n-Butanol Using Transition Metal Incorporated Poly(triazine)imide Frameworks.  Cypher, S.M.; Pauly, M.; Castro, L.G.; Donley, C.L.; Maggard, P.A.; Goldberg, K.I.  Manuscript in Preparation.

Presentation:

Ethanol Upgrading to Butanol Using Transition Metal Incorporated Poly(triazine)imide Frameworks and Water-Soluble Homogeneous Catalysts.  Cypher, S.M.; Pauly, M.; Smith, A.M.; Castro, L.G.; Eblen, A.C.; Donley, C.L.; Miller, A.J.M.; Maggard, P.A.; Goldberg, K.I.  CHASE All Hands Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC.  Poster.  May 2022.

Accepted in UC Berkeley Chemistry PhD Program

 

Warner Carnero

Montclair State University

BS in Chemistry and Mathematics, May 2022

Research Mentor: Prof. Saven

Project title: “Simulations of tetrameric bundles of BUND1 and E28M variant”

Accepted in the University of Pennsylvania Chemistry PhD program

 

Octavia Florent

Geneva College

BS in Chemistry with a Professional Concentration, May 2022

Minor in Mathematics

Research Mentor: Prof. Rappe

Project Title: “Mechanistic Study of Functionalizing Graphene via Aziridination Reaction”

Accepted in Brown University Chemistry PhD program

 

Brandon Mai

Vassar College

BA in Chemistry, May 2022

Research Mentor: Prof. Tomson

Project Title: “Catalytic Silylation of N2 to Silylamine using Dicobaltcomplexes”

 

Jasjit Kaur

Drexel University

BS in Chemistry, June 2022

Research Mentor: Prof. Kozlowski

Project Title: “Synthesis of PAH Molecules from Commercially Available Aniline Precursors”

Accepted in Temple University Chemistry PhD program

 

Anthony Smaldone

Binghamton University

BS in Chemistry and Mathematics, May 2022

Research Mentor: Prof. Walsh

Project Title: “Sulfenate-Anion Catalyzed Enantioselective Aziridination”

Accepted in Yale University Chemistry PhD program (Theoretical Chemistry)

 

Summer 2022 Cohort

 

Caroline Christ

Saint Louis University

BS in Chemistry, May 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Tomson

 

Cole Clark

Weber State University

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Rappe

 

Isabelle Davis

University of Missouri

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Walsh

Accepted in University of California – Los Angeles Chemistry PhD program (Materials Chemistry)

 

Nicole M. De Jesús Lozada

University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus

BS in Chemistry, December 2023

Research Mentors: Prof. Mindiola and Prof. Mallouk

 

Jenna Halenda

Allegheny College

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Walsh

Accepted in University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Chemistry PhD program

 

Sindy Liu

Penn State University, College Park

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Saven

Accepted in University of Illinois – Urbana Chemistry PhD program

 

Sophia Miranda Gonzalez

Emory University

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Goldberg

Accepted in University of California – Berkeley Chemistry PhD program

 

Lauren Morano

The College of New Jersey

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Saven

Accepted in University of Rochester Chemistry PhD program

 

Breanna Muldowney

Eckerd College

BS Chemistry (ACS Certified) and BA French, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Tomson

 

Micah Valadez Bush

Amherst College

BS in Chemistry, May 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Kozlowski

 

Isabel Vintimilla

Clark University

BA Chemistry, May 2024

Mentor: Prof. El Khatib

 

Mitchell Zembower

Seton Hill University

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Schelter

 

Summer 2023 cohort

 

Nicole Albright

Williams College

BA Chemistry and Mathematics, June 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Vinogradov

Project title: “Two-photon microscopy of intracellular oxygen gradients”

 

Alessandra Blasone

Pennsylvania State University

BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, May 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Mallouck

Project title: “High throughput discovery and characterization of nanoparticle electrocatalysts”

 

Echo Haverkamp

Mount Holyoke College

BA Biochemistry and Spanish, May 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Goldberg

Project title: “Using Molecular Compounds to Understand Strategies for Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 and CO”

 

Cassie Huang

Carleton College

BS Chemistry, June 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Tomson

Project title: “Cu-mediated aerobic oxidation of strong C–H, N–H, and O–H bonds”

 

Yarielis Lopez

University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo Campus

BS Chemistry and Physics, June 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Fakhraai

Project title: “Raman spectroscopy studies of Ti3C2Tx MXene”

 

Nidheesh Phadnis

Thomas Jefferson University

BS Biochemistry, May 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Walsh

Project title: “Synthesis of Alkynes”

 

Sebastian Rosario

Ana G. Mendez University

BS Biomedicine, May 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Trauner

Project title:

 

Walter Ben Rosin

Swarthmore College

BS Chemistry and Mathematics, June 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Saven

Project title: “Modeling of protein and peptide assemblies”

 

Daria Rudykh

University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS Chemical Engineering, May 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Schelter

Project title: “Activation of Strong Bonds with Cerium Photochemistry”

 

Sarah Smith

Messiah University

BS Biochemistry (ACS certified), May 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Mindiola

Project title: “Synthesis of bent allenes and their coordination to sterically encumbered and unsaturated fragments containing Ti(III) and V(III) ions”

 

Ananya Venkatachalam

 

Harvey Mudd College

BS Physics and Biochemistry, May 2026

Research Mentor: Prof. Rappe

Project title: “Charged defects in materials and their effect on surface properties”

 

Eunjae Yoo

University of Utah

BA International Studies, Chemistry minor, May 2024

Research Mentor: Prof. Kozlowski

Project title: “Deuterium labelling of complex heterocycles for High Throughput Reaction Monitoring”

 

Supported by University of Washington – IMOD program

Hannah Even

Princeton University

Research Mentor: Prof. Rappe