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

 

Nicole M. De Jesús Lozada

University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus

BS in Chemistry, June 2023

Research Mentors: Prof. Mindiola and Prof. Mallouk

 

Jenna Halenda

Allegheny College

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Walsh

 

Sindy Liu

Penn State University, College Park

BS in Chemistry, May 2025

Research Mentor: Prof. Saven

 

Sophia Miranda Gonzalez

Emory University

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Goldberg

 

Lauren Morano

The College of New Jersey

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Saven

 

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 Vinitmilla

Mitchell Zembower

Seton Hill University

BS in Chemistry, May 2023

Research Mentor: Prof. Schelter

 

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Isabel Vitmilla

University of Richmond

BS Chemistry, December 2023

Mentor: Prof. El Khatib