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Spring Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 22
Oral Presentation Session I (ISAT 259)

1:15 - 1:30 Heidi M. Campbell & Colin J. Wallace Daniel Havey
Impact of Water-Broadening on Atmospheric Remote Sensing of Carbon Dioxide
1:30 - 1:45 Skylar White
Brian Augustine
Chris Hughes
Real-Time Micro-Phase Separation Kinetic Analysis of POSS-MA Thin Films Using Atomic Force Microscopy
1:45 - 2:00 Allison Wickham Dan Downey
Improved Method of Nitrate-Nitrogen Determination in Soils and Sediments by Instrumental Ion Chromatography
2:00 - 2:15 Jenny Phung Christine Hughey Beer-omics: Molecular fingerprinting of craft beers by high resolution mass spectrometry
2:15 - 2:30 Brian Reeves
Brycelyn Boardman
Investigation of N-Sulfide Bond Formation in Soluble Precursors for Metal Chalcogenide Thin Films
2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:00 Justin Hagerman Yanjie Zhang
Amino Acid-Amino Acid Interactions at the Air/Water Interface
3:00 - 3:15 Brian Huffman Christine Hughey Effect of protic and aprotic solvents on negative ion electrospray ionization of small acidic molecules
3:15 - 3:30
Gregory Berman Tom DeVore
Thermal decomposition of 2-Propanol using a molybdenum trioxide catalyst
3:30 - 3:45 Karen Corbett Gina MacDonald
Monitoring the Effect of Salts on the Aggregation and Unfolding of the Escherichia Coli DNA Repair Protein, RecA, Utilizing Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy
3:45 - 4:00


4:00 - 5:00
(ISAT 159)

Alumni Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Melissa C. Rhoten ('94)
Associate Professor
Longwood University
Farmville, VA

"From Here to There and Back Again: The Journey of a Mid-Career Academic Chemist"

Poster Session (Physics Chemistry 1st Floor Lobby)
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Nikita Cherednichenko and Zak Bartley Brycelyn Boardman
Synthesis and Design of Conjugated Polymers for Photovoltaic Applications

Duane Bock
Donna Amenta &
John Gilje
Synthesis of Ruthenium Dinitrosyl Compounds with Phosphine/Phosphine Oxide Ligands; Potential NO Releasing Drugs
Caroline Campbell Barbara Reisner
Synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic-inorganic frameworks using the hydrotris(triazolyl)borate ligand
Andrew Evangelista Debra Mohler The Synthesis of Tripod Molecules for Ultrafast Photolysis Studies
Jindong Kang
Debra Mohler The Synthesis of Tripodal Sensitizer for the Study of Long-Range Electron Transfer across Molecule-Nanocrystalline Semicondutor Interfaces As model solar cells
Ivan Liapin Kevin Caran
Gelation of Ethanol-Water Mixtures by a Novel Propargylic Alcohol
Kent McQueen & Charles Smith Donna Amenta &
John Gilje
Synthesis of Ruthenium Complex Containing N-pyrazolylpropanamide
Jarvis Mitchum
Gina MacDonald &  Christine Hughey Quantitating Neurotransmitters and their Metabolites in Urine
Daniel Moon
Kevin Caran
Polycationic Polycephalic (and other) Amphiphiles
Michael Morris Dan Downey
A "Snapshot" Study of Water Chemistry for Three Streams in the Shenandoah Valley
Michelle Rudman Debra Mohler
The Synthesis of Tripod Molecules for Ultrafast Photolysis Studies
Scott Steehler Barbara Reisner The synthesis and coordination chemistry of K[BH2(C2H2N3)2]
Brooke Stevens Debra Mohler Synthesis of siRNA Analogues
Emigdio Turner Yanjie Zhang Effects of Osmolytes on the Phase Behaviors of PEO-PPO-PEO

Friday, March 23
Oral Presentation Session II (ISAT 159)

1:15 - 1:30 Arlie Bagley Tom DeVore Thermal Decomposition of CuCO3•Cu(OH)2  and Cu(OH)2
1:30 - 1:45 Matt Dent Barbara Reisner
Synthesis and characterization of Li[BH(C2H2N3)3)] frameworks
1:45 - 2:00 Justin Sims Scott Lewis Formation of assymetric 1,3-difluorobenzenes
2:00 - 2:15 Casey Rogers Kevin Caran Developing an Infrastructure for Chemical Demonstration Outreach
2:15 - 2:30 Brittany Danzig Gina MacDonald Infrared and Circular Dichroism Studies on the Effects of Salts on RecA
2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:00 Rima Janusziewicz Christine Hughey
Effect of temperature on phenolics and proanthocyanidins during the blanching of almonds
3:00 - 3:15 Jhosdyn Barragan Kevin Caran
The Synthesis of Novel Polycephalic and Gemini Amphiphilic Derivitives of Mesitylene.
3:15 - 3:30 Alan Mo Brian Augustine & Chris Hughes
Improving the Adhesion of Au Thin Films Onto PMMA Substrates Using Organic Solvents
3:30 - 3:45 Waleed Ahmad & Philip Chambers Dan Downey Elemental Composition of Didymosphenia geminata “Didymo” In The Jackson River, Virginia
3:45 - 4:45
(ISAT 159)

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Orde Q. Munro
Fulbright Scholar,
College of Medicine
University of Central Florida
School of Chemistry and Physics
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

"Bis(Pyrrole-Imine) Gold(III) Macrocycles: Nucleotide-Specific Catalytic Inhibitors of Human Topoisomerase I"