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Graduate Students

Longzhu Shen, 2013 Experimental and Theoretical Studies of TAML Activators: Pharmaceuticals Degradation, Nuclear Tunneling and Electronic Structure Analysis

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Yale University, USA

Soumen Kundu, 2012 TAML Activators as Green Oxidation Catalysts: Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies, Applications in Pollutant Remediation and Organic Synthesis

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Green Chemistry and Organic Synthesis Laboratory, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Jesse Miller, 2011 Biologically Inspired Applications of TAML Activators

Current Position: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

William Chadwick Ellis, 2010 Green Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Application of a Novel Family of Fe-TAML Peroxide Activating Homogeneous Catalysts

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Geoff Coates)

Deboshri Banerjee, 2007 Green Oxidation Catalysis with Fe-TAML/Peroxide: Novel Applications in Microbial Deactivation, Kinetic and Reactivity Studies

Current Position: Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Evan S. Beach, 2007 Fe-TAML Catalyzed Oxidation Chemistry for Water Cleaning Applications

Current Position: Program Manager, Center for Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yale University

Arani Chanda, 2007 Iron-TAML Activators of Peroxide — A Green Catalytic Oxidation System: Environmental Applications, Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Eisai

Delia-Laura Popescu, 2007 Green Oxidation Technologies for Environmental Applications: Degradation of Persistent Pollutants by FeIII-TAML® Activated Peroxides and Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest (Romania)

Matthew Stadler, 2007 A New Family of Fe-TAML Peroxide Activators for Green Oxidation Chemistry: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties

Current Position: CEO, Dash Biotechnologies

Anindya Ghosh, 2004 Design, Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies of Iron-TAML Catalytic Activators of Hydrogen Peroxide and a New Activation Chemistry of Dioxygen by Iron

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Little Rock

Sayam Gupta, 2002 Iron-TAML Activators of Hydrogen Peroxide: Synthesis, Characterization and Environmental Applications

Current Position: Scientist/Assistant Professor, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Yelda Hangun, 2002 Design and Study of Catalytic Activators of Hydrogen Peroxide Promising Rapid Efficient Petroleum Desulfurization and Bleaching Technologies

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Eckerd College

Leonard Vuccolo, 2000 The preparation of iron complexes as green catalytic oxidant activators of hydrogen peroxide

Current Position: Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University

Former Position: Assistant Professor, Allegheny College

Stacy Alayne Williams, 2000 Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of high-valent copper complexes of macrocyclic tetraamido-N ligands

Current Position: Partner, Perception Partners, Atlanta, GA

Previous Position: Founder, Dr. DaBrain Scientific Toys, Watkinsville, GA

Melanie Vrabel

Current Position: Design for the Environment Branch, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Brendan McGee

Jennifer Henry

Eric Rohanna

Bethany Drake, MS/BS

Margaret Weddell, MS/BS

Senior Research Scientists

  • Colin Horwitz, 1993–2008
  • Sushil K. Khetan, 2001–2010

Sabbatical Visiting Professor

  • Qizhi Ren, 2013–2014
  • Hany Hassanin, 2007
  • Yan Xiang, 2005–2006

Postdoctoral Associates

  • Karla Arias, 2011–2013
  • Sujit Mondal, 2000–2005

Visiting Graduate Students

  • Munmun Ghosh, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 2013
  • Omar Saaverdra-Diaz, UNAM, Mexico, 2012
  • Ricardo Ceron-Carnacho, UNAM, Mexico, 2008
  • Hayden Smith, University of Auckland

Undergraduate Students

  • Abagail Burton, B.S. & M.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
  • Austin Cheng, B.S. & M.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
  • Dylan Mori, B.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
  • Medini Annavajhala, Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • Lisa Alexander, B.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • George Diabes
  • Warren Francis, B.S. Biology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • Darin Flynn
  • Cheryl Hendricks
  • Danielle Ivy Klausman
  • Neeta Kulkarni
  • Peter Madsen
  • Ryan Malecky, B.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
  • Sherry Mayer
  • Douglas Mitchell, B.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002
  • Christopher Noser
  • Victor Polshin, B.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
  • Duane Prasuhn
  • Yong-Li Qian, B.S & M.S., Chemical Biology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
  • Anna Sherry
  • Jacqui Tehranchi
  • Jasper V. Thompson, B.S. & M.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • Siobhan Toal
  • Camly Tran
  • Alice Wang