Chemistry

Lafayette College

September 17, 2009

Chemistry Professors Receive $200,000 National Science Foundation Grant

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New equipment will enhance teaching and undergraduate research Students and faculty in the chemistry department will soon have two new pieces of equipment available for their research, thanks to a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation. The $199,666 grant was acquired through the efforts of Yvonne Gindt, associate professor of chemistry; Dave [...]

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August 17, 2009

Shannon Kleinbach ’09 Publishes Research in National Scholarly Journal

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Her work with Chip Nataro, associate professor of chemistry, appeared in Organometallics Shannon Kleinbach ’09, who graduated in May with a B.S. in chemistry, has coauthored a paper published in the national academic journal Organometallics. The paper is the result of research Kleinbach conducted as an independent study under the guidance of Chip Nataro, associate [...]

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August 7, 2009

Kelsey Boyd ’11 Receives Fellowship from Environmental Protection Agency

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Award will help fund her research with Steve Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry Kelsey Boyd ’11 (Lafayette, N.J.), a policy studies major, has received a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship for Undergraduate Environmental Study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GRO fellowship recipients can receive up to $19,250 per year of academic support, including [...]

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May 7, 2009

Jessica Counihan ’10 Takes Advantage of Lafayette’s Focus on Student/Faculty Research

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Her work with three professors has led to publications in scholarly journals and conference presentations During her time at Lafayette, Jessica Counihan ’10 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has made the most of the opportunities the College provides for students to conduct research alongside faculty members. Counihan, a double major in chemistry and a self-designed major in [...]

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March 6, 2009

Caroline Szczepanski ’09 Looks at the Effects of Organic Catalysts in Chemical Reactions

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Chemical engineering major writes about her honors project under the guidance of Patricia Darcy, assistant professor of chemical engineering Caroline Szczepanski ’09 (Elizabethtown, Pa.) is exploring the use of particles called reverse micelles as natural catalysts to perform chemical reactions. The chemical engineering major is performing honors research under the guidance of Patricia Darcy, assistant [...]

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January 14, 2009

Shannon Kleinbach ’09 Will Present Research at American Chemical Society Conference

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She worked under the guidance of Chip Nataro, associate professor of chemistry Chemistry major Shannon Kleinbach ’09 (Perkiomenville, Pa.) will present research on the reactivity of chemical compounds at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society held in March in Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is expected to attract more than 10,000 chemists, [...]

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December 28, 2008

Nafis Hasan ’11 Searches for a Cure for Breast Cancer

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Biology major writes about his work with Bradley Antanaitis, associate professor of physics, on interdisciplinary research Biology major Nafis Hasan ’11 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) is working on interdisciplinary EXCEL Scholars research focusing on safer drug treatments for breast cancer with Bradley Antanaitis, associate professor of physics, and Marco Tjioe ’09 (North Sumatera, Indonesia), who is pursuing [...]

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November 19, 2008

Exploring Alternative Energy Uses

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Chemistry major David Goodwin ’10 writes about his research with Professor Tina Huang Chemistry major David Goodwin ’10 (New Hope, Pa.) is performing research with Tina Huang , assistant professor of chemistry, on composite materials which may have alternative energy uses. At Lafayette, I have gained considerable ability, technique, and understanding of the laboratory through [...]

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September 18, 2008

Professor Emeritus Joseph Sherma Publishes New Book on Thin Layer Chromatography

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New text investigates plant-based bioactive compounds Joseph Sherma, Larkin Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, published a new book focusing on the topic of thin layer chromatograph (TLC). Entitled Thin Layer Chromatography in Phytochemistry, Sherma authored two chapters and co-edited the text with Monika Waksmundzka-Hajnos of the Medical University of Lublin, Poland, and Teresa Kowalska of the [...]

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July 1, 2008

Rothkopf Scholars Study the Religious Art of Spain

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. By Peter Gildner ’09 Peter Gildner ’09 (Hatboro, Pa.), an art and chemistry double major, spent two weeks in Spain where he and four of his fellow junior art majors studied Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Spanish art and architecture as part of the Rothkopf Scholars Program. Rothkopf Scholars Study Religious Art of [...]