Student/Faculty Projects and Presentations

(Student Researchers are indicated with *)

 Jeff Davidson* and Leanna C. Giancarlo, “An Adsorption Phenomenon: Analyzing Carboxylic Acid Molecules via STM,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 19, 2013.

R. F. Higgins*, M. A. Carpenter*, and J. A. Asper, “Poly(ethyleneglycol) tagged guanidinylation reagents based on thiourea and guanylpyrazole,” Poster Presentation at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA. April 7-11, 2013.

K. James* and K. N. Crowder, “Modification of bipyridine ligands for the development of a tethered carbon dioxide reduction catalyst,” Poster Presentation at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

E. Johnson* and K. N. Crowder, “Modifying copper surfaces with azide-terminated phosphonic acids: A platform for surface functionalization via click chemistry,” Poster Presentation at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

K. James* and K. N. Crowder,“Synthesis of phosphonic acid compounds for the functionalization of copper surfaces for electrocatalytic applications,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 2012.

E. Johnson* and K. N. Crowder,“Creating a universal platform for metal oxide surface functionalization using click chemistry,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 2012.

T. Adebanjo* and J. A. Asper, “Formation of a Guanidinylation Reagent from Poly(ethyleneglycol), PEG, Derivative,” Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

E. Fernandez* and K. M. Slunt, “Development of a Reliable Sample Preparation Method for Estrogen ELISA Assay,” Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

R. Higgins* and J. A. Asper, “Microwave synthesis of succinimidyl carbonate activated PEGs for chemical and biological applications,” Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

K. James* and K. N. Crowder,“Synthesis of phosphonic acid compounds for the functionalization of copper surfaces for electrocatalytic applications,” Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

E. Johnson* and K. N. Crowder,“Creating a universal platform for metal oxide surface functionalization using click chemistry,” Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

S. Smith*, R. Scott, and M. Spencer, “Chemical and Archival Approach for the Analysis of the Fredericksburg Brick Industry between 1749 and 1850,” Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

R. Virk* and J. A. Asper, “Synthesis of Poly(ethylene glycol) Guanidinlyation Reagent,”Poster Presentation at the 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011.

K. James* and K. N. Crowder, “Synthesis of phosphonic acid compounds for the functionalization of copper surfaces for electrocatalytic applications,” Oral Presentation at the 13th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship, Sweet Briar, VA, October 2011.

E. Johnson* and K. N. Crowder,“Creating a universal platform for metal oxide surface functionalization using click chemistry,” Poster Presentation at the 13th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship, Sweet Briar, VA, October 2011.

E.C. Alberto*, S. Ney*, K. M. Slunt, and A. M. Tomba, “Analysis of Alarm Cue Composition in the Crayfish Orconectes rusticus,” Poster Presentation at the Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Providence, RI, 2011.

S. Almahdali* and K. N. Crowder, “Synthesis of modified copper electrodes for the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2011.

B. Burruss* and C. M. Sharpless, “Physical and photochemical properties of soil and aquatic natural organic matter,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2011.

D. M. Graninger* and C. M. Sharpless, “The optical properties of reduced and oxidized natural organic matter,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2011.

Mary Catherine Thompson* and Leanna C. Giancarlo, “Analysis of Copper from Indian Bone Ossuary,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2011.

J. S Williams* and C. M. Sharpless, “Investigating direct photolysis mechanisms of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in non-polar solvents,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2011.

P. Wood* and K. N. Crowder, “Modification of gold electrode surfaces with a ruthenium based alkanethiol for the reduction of CO2,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2011.

 S. Almahdali* and K. N. Crowder, “Chemical modification of titanium surfaces for the reduction of carbon dioxide to C-C bonds,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 23, 2010.

Caitlin Cohen* and Leanna Giancarlo, “STM Investigations of Brominated Organics on Graphite,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 23, 2010.

S. Nathan* and K. N. Crowder, “Surface modification of Ti-6Al-4V: A biomimetic approach for orthopedic implant applications,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 23, 2010.

Burruss, B.*; Sharpless, C.M. “Physical and photochemical properties of fractionated NOM,” Poster presented at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. April 2010.

Williams, J.S.* and Sharpless, C.M. “Exploring direct photolysis mechanisms of PAHs in nonpolar solvents,” Poster presented at the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. April 2010.

S. Ney*, K. M. Slunt and A .M. Tomba, “Analysis of Alarm Chemicals in the Freshwater Crayfish Orconectes rusticus,” Poster Presentation at the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Asheville, NC, 2010.

B. Burruss* and C. M. Sharpless, “Physical and photochemical properties of soil and aquatic natural organic matter,” Poster Presentation at the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Meeting, Wilmington, NC, March, 2010.

J. S. Williams* and C. M. Sharpless, “Exploring direct photolysis mechanisms of PAHs in nonpolar solvents,” Poster Presentation at the 238th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 2009.

E. Kamptner,* C. Whipkey, and C. M. Sharpless, “Soils at bridges and roadways as possible sources of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to Lake Anna waters and sediments,” Poster Presentation at the Northeastern Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Portland, Maine, March 22-24, 2009.

Virginia K. Brown*, Gayle Armentrout*, Leanna Giancarlo, and Ben Odhiambo Kisila, “Analyzing Trace Metal and PCB Influxes Based on 210Pb Sediment Chronology in Lake Anna, Spotsylvania and Orange Counties, Va.,” Poster Presentation at the 2008 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 21, 2008.

N. Kelley* and J. A. Asper, “Synthesis of a Guanyltriflate Reagent with Polyethylene Glycol as a New Protecting Group for Alkylguanidines,” Poster Presentation at the 2008 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 21, 2008.

K. Strong* and J. A. Asper, “Synthesis of PEG Guanidinylation Reagents for Protecting Alkyguanidines,” Poster Presentation at the 2008 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 21, 2008.

Virginia Brown*, Gayle Armentrout*, Leanna Giancarlo, and Ben Odhiambo Kisila, “Sediment Chronology to Aid in Historical Analysis of Sedimentation Rates, PCB and Trace Metal Influxes in Lake Anna Sediments, Virginia,” Poster Presentation at the 57th Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, April 11, 2008.

Erika Kamptner*, Alexandra Mueller*, Michael Ford*, Michelle Norton*, Leanna Giancarlo, Abbie Tomba, Charles Whipkey, and Grant Woodwell, “Stream Water Quality, Sediment Chemistry and Macroinvertebrate Population of a Stream Draining Abandoned Pyrite and Gold Mines in Louisa County, Virginia,” Poster Presentation at the 57th Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, April 11, 2008.

Jenae Pinney*, Rebecca Shapiro, Charles Sharpless, and Ben Odhiambo Kisila, “The effect of land use on the nutrients and organic contaminants in the water and sediment of the Rappahannock River,” 57th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section, April 11, 2008.

Juliana Brown* and Leanna Giancarlo, “STM Studies of Coadsorption of Liquid Crystals on Graphite,” Poster Presentation at Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 18, 2008.

Amy Carfagno* and Charles Sharpless, “Investigating the basis of natural organic material photochemistry,” Poster Presentation at Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 18, 2008.

Samantha Davis*, Roy Gratz, and Leanna Giancarlo, “Liquid Crystal Synthesis and Characterization,” Poster Presentation at Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, Charlottesville, VA, April 18, 2008.

Rebecca Funkhouser*, Jennifer Yox*, and Janet Asper, “Progress in the development of protecting group strategies for alkylguanidines,” Poster Presentation at the 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2007.

Renee Dalrymple*, Amy Carfagno*, and Charles Sharpless, “Spectroscopic correlations involving humic substance photochemical reaction rates,” Poster Presentation at the 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2007.

Amy Hruska*, Paul L. Walsh* and Raymond Scott, “The study and characterization of electrogenerated chemiluminescence,” Poster Presentation at the 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2007.

Janet Asper, Asako Kubota*, Rebecca Funkhouser*, Jennifer Yox*, “Progress in the Development of New Synthetic Methods for Alkylguanidines” Poster Presentation at the 40th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, Durham, NC, June 3, 2007.

Samantha L. Davis* and Roy F. Gratz, “Liquid Crystal Preparation,” Poster Presentation at the ACS Virginia Section Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, April 2007.

Rebecca Funkhouser* and Janet A. Asper, “Solid Phase Deprotection of N,N’-di-Boc-N”-benzylguanidine,” Poster Presentation at the 58th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Augusta, GA, November 4, 2006.

Asako Kubota* and Janet A. Asper, “Solvent Free Deprotection of Boc Protected Allkylguanidines,” Poster Presentation at the 58th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Augusta, GA, November 4, 2006.

Paul L. Walsh* and Raymond Scott, “The study and characterization of electrogenerated chemiluminescence,” Poster Presentation at the 58th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Augusta, GA, November 4, 2006. Awarded one of best poster awards.

Kirsten E. Studer* and Charles M. Sharpless, “Direct UV Photolysis and Advanced Oxidation of Estrone with Byproduct Formation,” Presentation at the Virginia Academy of Science Meeting, Blacksburg, VA, May 2006.

Renee M. Dalrymple* and Charles M. Sharpless, “Predicting the Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yield of Humic Substances from Spectroscopic Properties,” Presentation at the Virginia Academy of Science Meeting, Blacksburg, VA, May 2006.

Jennifer McKay* and Charles M. Sharpless, “Synthesis and Characterization of Peroxynitrate Preparations for Photochemical Studies,” Poster Presentation at the Virginia Academy of Science Meeting, Blacksburg, VA, May 2006.

Paul Walsh* and Charles M. Sharpless, “Photochemistry of Humic Substances: Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yield,” Poster presentation at ACS Virginia Section Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, April 21, 2005.

Lauren MacAfee* and Leanna C. Giancarlo, “DNA Topology Studies Using Atomic Force Microscopy,” Poster Presentation at the 56th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 13, 2004.

Elizabeth M. Griffiths* and Leanna C. Giancarlo, “Infrared Reflectance-Absorbance Spectroscopy of the Temperature Dependence of Liquid-Crystal Adsorption on Graphite,” Oral Presentation at the Virginia Academy of Science, Richmond, VA, May 27, 2004. Awarded Best Paper in Chemistry.

Elizabeth M. Griffiths* and Leanna C. Giancarlo, “Infrared Reflectance-Absorbance Spectroscopy of the Temperature Dependence of Liquid-Crystal Adsorption on Graphite,” Poster Presentation at the ACS Virginia Section Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, April 15, 2004.

T. Nguyen* and L.C. Giancarlo, “Competitive Self-Assembly of Mixed Carboxylic Acids on Graphite Investigated by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,” Poster Presentation at the ACS Virginia Section Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, April 15, 2004.

 

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