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Dissertations for Selected Years


Arora, Mr. Nigam

"Utilization Of Ferrioxamine Microarrays For The Rapid Detection Of Pathogenic Bacteria "
(Advisor: Wei, A , 2016-2017 )

Arrington, Ms. Justine

"Development Of Proteomic Strategies To Elucidate Disease Processes In Cancer And Neurological Disorders"
(Advisor: Tao, W , 2016-2017 )

Bain, Mr. Ryan

"Monitoring Of Organic Reactions With And Without Accelerated Rates Using Electrospray And Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry "
(Advisor: Cooks, G , 2016-2017 )

Bain, Ms. Kinsey

"Students' Understanding Of Energy In Chemical Reactions And Processes"
(Advisor: Towns, M , 2016-2017 )

Betancourt, Ms. STella

"Gas-Phase Ion/Ion Reactions Of Biologically Relevant Molecules"
(Advisor: McLuckey, S , 2016-2017 )

Borca, Mr. Carlos

"Challenges In Molecular Modeling Engaged From Two Distinct Theoretical Perspectives"
(Advisor: Slipchenko, L , 2016-2017 )

Bougher, Mr. Curt

"Exploring Reactivity Of Bio-Relevant Pophyrinoid Complexes For Propensity In Chlorite Dismutase, Catalase, Hydrogen Atom Transfer, Electron Transfer, And Oxygen Atom Transfer"
(Advisor: Abu-Omar, M , 2016-2017 )

Bu, Mr. Jiexun

"Fundamental Study Of Gas Phase Ion/Ion Reactions And Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation"
(Advisor: McLuckey, S , 2016-2017 )

Chong, Ms. Leelyn

"Development Of Mass Spectrometry Methods For Analysis Of Lipids In Mammalian And Plant Tissues"
(Advisor: Ouyang, Z , 2016-2017 )

Chowdhury, Mr. Azhad

"Understanding And Evaluating Crystal Polymorphism By Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy"
(Advisor: Simpson, G , 2016-2017 )

D'Hue, Mr. Cedric

"Screening For Cancer By Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry"
(Advisor: Cooks, G , 2016-2017 )

Davis, Mr. Dexter

"Catalytic Carbonylations in Total Synthesis and Chemistry and Biology of Aryl Isonitriles"
(Advisor: Dai, M , 2016-2017 )

Drolet, Mr. Michael

"Open-Flask, Non-Dissociative Hydroboration Using Ammonia Borane"
(Advisor: Ramachandran, P , 2016-2017 )

Dziekonski, Mr. Eric

"Development Of The Fourier Transform Electrostatic Linear Ion Trap For The Analysis Of Gas Phase Ions"
(Advisor: McLuckey, S , 2016-2017 )

Finney, Mr. Brian

"High Level Ab Initio Energetic And Spectroscopic Properties Of Phosphorus-Bearing Astromolecules"
(Advisor: Francisco, J , 2016-2017 )

Funk, Ms. Amy

"Biochemical Elucidation Of The Isoprenoid Binding Site Of The Yeast Isoprenylcysteine Carboxyl Methyltransferase, Ste14p"
(Advisor: Hrycyna, C , 2016-2017 )

Groves, Mr. Adam

"Loss Of Protein Stability Due To Formation Of Intermolecular Disulfide Bonds Under The Effect Of Oxidative Stress: Case Study Of The RRM2 Domain From Neuropathological Protein TDP-43"
(Advisor: Skrynnikov, N , 2016-2017 )

Gunasekara, Mr. Thilina

"Mechanistic And Kinetic Studies Of Α-Olefin Oligomerization And Selective Ethylene Trimerization"
(Advisor: Abu-Omar, M , 2016-2017 )

Huckabee, Ms. Alexis

"In-Column Polymer Modifications: Advancing Polymer Bonded Phases"
(Advisor: Wirth, M , 2016-2017 )

Jarmusch, Mr. Alan

"Ambient Ionization - Mass Spectrometry: Advances Toward Intrasurgical Cancer Detection"
(Advisor: Cooks, G , 2016-2017 )

Jin, Ms. Chunfen

"Development Of Novel Mass Spectrometric Methodology For Mixture Analysis. Studies Of P-Benzynes' Reactivity In Solution And Gas-Phase"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa, H , 2016-2017 )

Johnson, Ms. Sara

"Synthesis, Characterization, And Reactivity Of Low Valent Uranium Alkyls"
(Advisor: Bart, S , 2016-2017 )

Kararo, Ms. Alex

"Assessing Teacher And Student Effects Of The Research Goes To School Project"
(Advisor: Weaver, G , 2016-2017 )

Kassekert, Mr. Luke

"Enantioselective Total Synthesis And Structural Assignment Of Callyspongiolide"
(Advisor: Ghosh, A , 2016-2017 )

Kiernicki, Mr. John

"Redox-Active Ligand Uranium Complexes For Approaches To Multi-Electron Chemistry"
(Advisor: Bart, S , 2016-2017 )

Kotha, Mr. Raghavendhar

"Gas-Phase Reactivity Studies Of Charged Quinoline Polyradicals By Using Distonic Ion Approach And Linear Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry, And Mechanistic Studies On Metal-Promoted Self-Assembly Of Collagen Mimetic Peptides"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa, H , 2016-2017 )

Kulkarni, Mr. Ameya

"Amine-Boranes: Novel Syntheses And Application As Green Hypergolic Propellants"
(Advisor: Ramachandran, P , 2016-2017 )

Lange, Ms. Allison

"Overcoming P-Glycoprotein And ABCG2 As Obstacles To Therapeutic Delivery Through Dimeric Substrate-Based Prodrugs"
(Advisor: Hrycyna, C , 2016-2017 )

Lee, Mr. Young

"Formulation Of Controlled Liposomal Drug Delivery System"
(Advisor: Thompson, D , 2016-2017 )

Li, Ms. Mo

"Programmed Folding Of Single-Stranded DNA/RNA Nanostructures And The Applications"
(Advisor: Mao, C , 2016-2017 )

McCall, Mr. Jeremy

"Detecting And Utilizing Lattice Defects In Graphene"
(Advisor: Yang, C , 2016-2017 )

McNear, Ms. Kelly

"Understanding Interactions Of Nanomaterials With Biological Environments"
(Advisor: Yang, C , 2016-2017 )

Murria, Ms. Priya

"Mass Spectrometric Studies Aimed To Improve the Understanding Of The Mechanisms Of Fast Pyrolysis Of Biomass And Solution-Processing Of Thin-Film Solar Cell Devices"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa, H , 2016-2017 )

Natoli, Mr. Sean

"Redox And Photoactive Metallyne σ-Alkynyl Complexes With Linear And Cross-Conjugated Ligands"
(Advisor: Ren, T , 2016-2017 )

Nepal, Mr. Manish

"Peptides As Tools To Develop Novel Therapeutics And Soft Materials"
(Advisor: Chmielewski, J , 2016-2017 )

North, Mr. Michael

"Underwater Bonding With Polymer Mimics Of Mussel Adhesive Proteins"
(Advisor: Wilker, J , 2016-2017 )

Nyalaptla, Mr. Prasanth Reddy

"Enantioselective Total Syntheses Of Both Enantiomers Of Amphirionin-4 And Design And Synthesis Of New Generation HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors"
(Advisor: Ghosh, A , 2016-2017 )

Peng, Ms. Zhou

"Mass Spectrometry Based Covalent Ion/Ion Chemistry For Peptide And Protein Analysis "
(Advisor: McLuckey, S , 2016-2017 )

Preston, Mr. Andrew

"Structure-Activity Relationships In Olefin Polymerization By Group (IV) Catalysts"
(Advisor: Abu-Omar, M , 2016-2017 )

Robey, Ms. Sarah

"Investigation Of Transition Metal Compounds Of Cyclam Derivatives For Applications In Catalysis, Electronics, And Magnetism"
(Advisor: Ren, T , 2016-2017 )

Rodriguez, Mr. Samuel

"Progress Towards The Total Synthesis Of Novel Immunosuppressive Agent FR252921"
(Advisor: Ghosh, A , 2016-2017 )

Roy, Ms. Jyoti

"Small Molecule Targeted Imaging And Therapeutic Agent For Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone Receptor And Fibroblast Activation Protein Alpha"
(Advisor: Low, P , 2016-2017 )

Salvador, Mr. Tolani Kuam

"Copper Catalyzed SP3 C-H Functionalization For C-O, C-N, AND C-C Bond Formation"
(Advisor: Warren, T , 2016-2017 )

Sarkar, Mr. Anindya

"Enantioselective Syntheses Of (-)-Alloyohimbane And (-)-Yohimbane By An Efficient Enzymatic Desymmetrization, And Design And Synthesis Of High-Affinity P2 Ligands And (Hydroxyethyl)Urea Isosteres For HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors"
(Advisor: Ghosh, A , 2016-2017 )

Scarborough, Ms. Nicole

"Nonlinear Optical Imaging Methods For Protein Crystal Detection And Characterization"
(Advisor: Simpson, G , 2016-2017 )

Shrestha, Ms. Rashmi

"Structural And Biochemical Characterization Of Deubiquitinating Enzymes, SST2 And SSEL"
(Advisor: Das, C , 2016-2017 )

Wang, Mr. Jianxin

"Development Of Gold Nanoparticle Towards Radioenhancement Therapy, Renal Clearance, siRNA Delivery And Light-Controlled Gene Silencing"
(Advisor: Wei, A , 2016-2017 )

Wleklinski, Mr. Michael

"Preparative Mass Spectrometry Applications In Nanomaterials And Organic Synthesis"
(Advisor: Cooks, G , 2016-2017 )

Wright, Mr. Kyle

"Synthesis And Performance Of Novel Supramolecular Tools For Single-Particle Cryogenic Electron Microscopy And Drug And Gene Delivery"
(Advisor: Thompson, D , 2016-2017 )

Yasosky, Mr. Jonathan

"Poly(Alkyl Methacrylate) Bonded Phases For RPLC Separation Of Monoclonal Antibodies"
(Advisor: Wirth, M , 2016-2017 )

Zhang, Mr. Di

"From Microwave, Infrared To UV--Probing The Conformational Preferences For Biomolecules With Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonds"
(Advisor: Zwier, T , 2016-2017 )

Zhao, Mr. Xikang

"Influence Of Molecular Structures On The Properties Of Complementary Semiconducting Polymer Blends"
(Advisor: Mei, J , 2016-2017 )

Zheng, Ms. Suilan

"Reversible Band 3-Hemoglobin Association Serves As A Molecular Switch For Oxygen-Dependent Regulation Of Red Blood Cell Properties"
(Advisor: Low, P , 2016-2017 )

Zhu, Mr. Hanyu

"Structural Elucidation Of Deprotonated Analytes Via Tandem Mass Spectrometry Based On Ion-Molecule Reactions And Collision-Activated Dissociation"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa, H , 2016-2017 )

Zhu, Ms. Tong

"Exciton Transport And Dissociation In Solar Energy Conversion Systems Studied By Ultrafast Pump-Probe Microscopy"
(Advisor: Huang, L , 2016-2017 )

Zukowski, Mr. Samual

"Characterization Of Water Mediated Hydrophobic And Ionic Interactions Using Raman Spectroscopy"
(Advisor: Ben-Amotz , D , 2016-2017 )

Arora, Ms. Swati

"Light-Toggled Gene Expression In Mammalian Cells"
(Advisor: Mao, C , 2016-2017 )

Berti, Ms. Christina

"A Computational Study Of Crystal Contacts"
(Advisor: Skrynnikov, N , 2016-2017 )

Daum, Mr. Benjamin

"Synthesis And Characterization Of Ternary Intermetallic Materials For Energy Conservation"
(Advisor: Thompson, C , 2016-2017 )

Dinh, Ms. Janny

"Using Nonlinear Optical Methods To Investigate Pharmaceuticals And Dynamic Systems"
(Advisor: Simpson, G , 2016-2017 )

Ebner, Ms. Samantha

"Development Of Highly Functionalized Tetrahydropyran Rings Via Sakurai Reaction"
(Advisor: Ghosh, A , 2016-2017 )

Kistler, Ms. Ericka

"Nano-Brighteners For Chemical Sensing"
(Advisor: Wei, A , 2016-2017 )

Snyder, Ms. Alyssa

"Erythrocyte Phosphorylation In Sickle Cell Disease"
(Advisor: Low, P , 2016-2017 )

Zabih, Mr. Adam

"Student Understanding Of Chemistry Concepts Related To Climate Science: A Survey For Use In Chemistry And Liberal Arts Courses"
(Advisor: Towns, M , 2016-2017 )

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