Chemistry Ph.D. Degrees Awarded 1999-1990


Biliana V. Panajotova
"New Developments in the Lateral Motion Model for Polymer Melt Dynamics"
Research Advisor: M. F. Herman

John J. Cahill
"Development of a Method for Investigating Carbon Removal Processes during Photoassisted Thin Flim Growth Using Organometallic Precursors"
Research Advisor: B. Koplitz

William T. Slaven, IV [Associate, Hogan and Hartson Law Firm, Washington, DC]
"Conjugated Polymer Synthesis via Palladium Mediated Catalysis"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li

Marc Breen [Fellow, US Naval Research Labs]
"The Chemical Deposition of Semiconductor Thin-Films for Photovoltaic Devices"
Research Advisor: A. Apblett

Rachael Kipp [Professor, Suffolk University, Boston, MA]
"The Chemical Deposition of Semiconductor Thin-Films for Photovoltaic Devices"
Research Advisor: R. H. Schmehl


Edwin Walker [Associate Professor, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA]
"Innovative Processes for the Preparation of Ceramic Oxide Materials Using Liquid Metal Carboxylates"
Research Advisor: A. Apblett

Nicholas J. Wolf [Patent Liaison, Science & Technology Corp., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM]
"Synthesis, Characterization, and Heavy Metal Liquid Extraction Studies of Xanthate Substituted Alkyl Chains and Lower Rim Amine or Carbamoyl Substituted Calix[4]arenes"
Research Advisor: D. M. Roundhill

Xianghui Yi
"Aqueous Metal-Mediated Reactions and Their Applications in Natural Product Syntheses"
Research Advisor: C. J. Li


Matthew Beggs [Champion Technologies Inc., Texas]
"Perfluoroalkylation of Aromatic Systems"
Research Advisor: H. Ensley

Stanislav Ivanov
"Correlation Energies and Pointwise Identity for the DFT Correlation Potential in High-Density Scaling Limit"
Research Advisor: M. Levy

Won Kim [Research Scientist, Exxon]
"Photoinduced Intromolecular Energy Transfer in Rigidly Bridge Metallic Ru(II) Complexes"
Research Advisor: R. H. Schemehl

Richard Landtiser [Global Marketing Manager, Clarint Special Fine Chemicals]
"The Rearrangements of Polysilyl Platinum Hydrides: A Mechanistic Study"
Research Advisor: M. Fink

Jing Ling
"Mechanistic Studies of the Intramolecular ENE Reaction of Nitrosocarbonyl Alkenes -Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Cinncassiol D1"
Research Advisor: H. E. Ensley

Karl Thomas Lorenz
"Investigating Product-State Distributions Utilizing Velocity-Aligned Doppler Spectroscopy"
Research Advisor: B. Kolpitz

Qiuwen Xia
"Catalytic Capabilities of a Site-Directed Cytochrome P450-BM3 Mutant, F87G"
Research Advisor: W. L. Alworth


Joe Clymire [Analytical Development Group, Savannah River Technology Center, Savannah, GA]
"Chemical Stability of Heavy Metals in the Bottom Sediment of Bayou Trepagnier"
Research Advisor, G. McPherson

Shivkumar Mahadevan [Principle Scientist, Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc., Jacksonville, FL]
"Synthesis of Multiple Bridged Acetylenic Thiacyclophanes"
Research Advisor, H. E. Ensley

Alexander Yordanov [Res. Assist. Prof., Dept of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham DC]
"Sulfur Derivatized Calixarenes As Selective Extractants for Heavy and Precious Metal Ions"
Research Advisor, D. M. Roundhill


James Bollinger [Instrument Specialist, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA]
"Cyclohexane-Based Phenolate Tripodal Ligands and Their Biomedical Application in the Chelation of Group 13 Metals and Iron"
Research Advisor, D. M. Roundhill

Cheng-Feng Chiang
"Cytotoxic Lymphocytes: Cytolytic Mechanisms and Role During Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus"
Research Advisor, Robert F. Garry

Galina Gueorguieva
"Metal Carboxylate Precursors for Ceramic Materials and Waste Forms for Radionuclides"
Research Advisor, A. Apblett

Zhaiwei Lin
"Heterobimetallic Complexes Containing Methylaminobis (Difluorophosphine)"
Research Advisor, J. T. Mague

Michael Mathews
"Site Specific Photochemistry of Haloalkanes and Their Associated Alkyl Radical Intermediates"
Research Advisor, B. Koplitz

Valentin Panayotov
"Laser Ablation of Zintl Phase Materials as a Route for Deposition of III-V Semiconductor Thin Films"
Research Advisor, B Koplitz

Zhongrui Wang
"Dissociation Photochemistry of Alky Radicals"
Research Advisor, B. Koplitz


Aaron Baba [Professor, Department of Chemistry, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH]
"Energy and Electron Transfer Reactions of Rigidly Bridged Multinuclear Metal Complexes"
Research Advisor, R. H. Schemhl

Jay Canvanaugh
"Factors Responsible for Resistance of Cells to Lytic Attack By Murine Cytotoxic Lymphocytes"
Research Advisor, R. Verrett

Maryam Foroozesh [Professor, Department of Chemistry, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA]
"A New Class of Ethynyl Inhibitors of Cytochrome P450 Isozymes"
Research Advisor, W. L. Alworth

Alireza Gharavi [President of Shadya Technologies, Chicago, IL]
"Experimental Studies of Visible to Ultraviolet Upconversion in Rare-Earth Doped Glasses of Low Phonon Frequency"
Research Advisor, G. McPherson

Craig Recatto [Director of Sales and Marketing, Norcham Drug Testing, Tuscon, AZ]
"Synthesis and Properties of Novel Yttroxanes and Ytrrium Carboxylates"
Research Advisor, M. Fink


Abolfazl Amini [Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA]
"Discretized Real-Time Path Integral Simulations of Solvent-Induced Vibrational Transition Probability of Small Molecules"
Research Advisor, M. Herman

Sanjoy Ganguly [Industrial Manager for Cosmetics in North and South America, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments]
"Amination and Hydration Reactions Using Homogeneous Catalysts"
Research Advisor, D. M. Roundhill

Ping Tong
"Viscoelastic Properties of Linear Long Polymers in Melt"
Research Advisor, M. Herman

Rong-Ping Yang
"Mechanism of GPD-NAD Binding and Product Transfer"
Research Advisor, L. D. Byers


Jeffrey L. Brum [Staff Scientist, SmithKline Pharmaceuticals, King of Prussia, PA]
"Site-Specific Photochemistry of Haloalkanes"
Research Advisor: Brent D. Koplitz

Sangha Kim [Manager, Songwon Industrial Co., South Korea]
"Synthesis and Reactivity of Cyclic and Acyclic Phosphonous and Phosphonodithious Esters"
Research Advisor: D. M. Roundhill

Justin Keith Moran [Wyeth Research, Pearl River, NY]
"Synthesis of Modified Calixarenes for Imaging Applications"
Research Advisor: D. M. Roundhill

Nancy E. Hopkins [Professor, Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University]
"The Topology of Cytochromes P450 1A1, 1A2 and 2B6"
Research Advisor: William L. Alworth


Yue Wang
"Exchange and Correlation in Many-Electron Systems"
Research Advisor: J. Perdew

Leslie Conover Wilson
"Non-Local Wigner-Like Correlation-Energy Density Functional: Development and Analysis Through Coordinate Scaling Requirements"
Research Advisor: M. Levy

John Rolland Shaw [Research Scientist, Batelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH]
"Photophysical Studies of Intraligand and Charge-Transfer Excited States in Transition Metal Diimine Complexes"
Research Advisor: R. Schmehl

Xiao Li
"Polyelectrolyte Properties of Glycosaminoglycans as Studied by Laser Light Scattering"
Research Advisor: W. Reed

Jeffrey Brian Sipior
"Supersonic Jet Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Solvent Complexes of Tryptophan Analogues and Molecular Mechanics Modeling of Bare Molecule Conformers"
Research Advisor: M. Sulkes

Charles Leonard Lloyd [Applied Research Lab, State College, PA]
"Transition Metal Complexes of Tris(Dimethylphosphino)Methane and of Bis (Dimethoxyphosphino)Methyl and Phenylamine"
Research Advisor: J. Mague


Angel Gabriel Guzman-Garcia
"Experimental and Theoretical Analyses of Ion Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications"

Yan Yin Waguespack [Assoc. Professor, Department of "Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD]"
"Luminescence Studies of One-Dimensional Manganese Salts and D(8)-D(8), D(8)-D(6) Dimeric Complexes"
Research Advisor: G. McPherson