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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Synthesis of high surface area nanomaterials and their application in catalysis, Umesh Chaudhary

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Iridium porphyrin synthesis, reactivity and catalysis, and the nanogold-catalyzed synthesis of lactams, Taiwo Olawale Dairo

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Perturbation theory calculations of model pair potential systems, Jianwu Gong

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Surface analysis of model systems: from a metal-graphite interface to an intermetallic catalyst, Emma J. Kwolek

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Molecular level structure in water-alcohol mixtures; from shots to pints: L'Chaim!, Carrie Patz

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Lanthanide alkyl and silyl compounds: synthesis, reactivity and catalysts for green chemistry, Aradhana Pindwal

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From metal-organic frameworks to porous carbons: heterogeneous catalysis by carbon-supported Pd nanoparticles, Daniel Tesfagaber

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Sulfur-induced structural motifs on copper and gold surfaces, Holly Walen

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Structure-based drug discovery of Asu-ACR-16 agonists and allosteric modulators, Fudan Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Understanding the reactivity of molecular precursors to colloidal nanocrystals, Samuel Ralph Alvarado

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Optical responses at the nanoparticle-biological interface with an introduction to optical microscopy in undergraduate analytical chemistry curriculum, Ashley Elizabeth Augspurger

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Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (MINPs) as antibody mimics, Joseph Khadori Awino

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Unpacking students' atomistic understanding of stoichiometry, John Ysrael Baluyut

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Solvento iron(IV) oxo complexes in catalytic oxidations and electron transfer reactions, Hajem Bataineh

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Trace metal analysis by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and x-ray K-edge densitometry of forensic samples, Jonna Elizabeth Berry

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Application of spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy: excited state dynamics of relevant fluorescent dyes and nano-materials, characterization of solar cell materials and diagnosis of neuro-degenerative disease, Ujjal Bhattacharjee

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Development and applications of single particle orientation and rotational tracking in dynamic systems, Kuangcai Chen

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High resolution mass spectrometry for molecular characterization of pyrolysis products and kinetics, Daniel Paul Cole

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Super-resolution and super-localization microscopy: a novel tool for imaging chemical and biological processes, Bin Dong

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Rational design and characterization of electron-deficient heterocycles for organic photovoltaic materials, Dana Lynn Drochner

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Evaluation and optimization of photovoltaic cells comprised from benzodifuran and benzobisoxazole based polymers, Monique Donica Ewan

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Development of light- and chemo-sensitive probes for biochemical methods, Pratik Pran Goswami

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Influence of heterocycle substitution in π-functional materials for organic photovoltaics, Benjamin James Hale

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Diagnostic studies of ion beam formation in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the collision reaction interface, Jeneé L. Jacobs

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Advancements in mass spectrometry for biological samples: Protein chemical cross-linking and metabolite analysis of plant tissues, Adam T. Klein

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Beyond alkyl transfer: synthesis of main group metal (Mg, Ca, Zn) silyl and tris(oxazolinyl)borato complexes and their stoichiometric and catalytic reactions with borane Lewis acids and carbonyls, Nicole Lynn Lampland

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Functional silica-encapsulated photoactive nanocrystals, Chia-Cheng Lin

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Light- and chemo-responsive organic molecules with biological application, Kaitlyn M. Mahoney

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Investigating the use of in situ liquid cell scanning transmission electron microscopy to explore DNA-mediated gold nanoparticle growth, Amanda Nguy

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Scanning angle Raman spectroscopy in polymer thin film characterization, Vy H. T. Nguyen

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The development and use of a web-based assessment to measure students' use of representations in general chemistry, Jack Polifka

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The testing effect in general chemistry: effects of repeated testing on student performance across different test modes, Anna Agripina Prisacari

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Analyzing the role of science practices in general chemistry courses and assessments, Jessica Jewett Reed

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Chemical and thermal stability of semiconductors, Malinda Denise Reichert

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Enantioselective epoxidation catalyzed by manganese-substituted human carbonic anhydrase, Sagarika Tharangie Weerasekara

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Organometallic complexes of tris(oxazolinyl)borate and mixed N-heterocyclic carbene-oxazolinylborate: synthesis and catalysis, Songchen Xu

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Nanoparticle-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry: novel sample preparation methods and nanoparticle screening for plant metabolite imaging, Gargey B. Yagnik

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Application of solid state NMR for the study of surface bound species and fossil fuels, Stacey Marie Althaus

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Mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for analysis of biological materials, Timothy James Anderson

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Nucleation and growth of metals on carbon surfaces, David Victor Appy

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Measurements of diffusion and clustering of integrin receptors in the plasma membrane of live cells using fluorescence-based techniques, Neha Arora

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Use Of Rna Aptamers For Enhanced Drug Therapy And Imaging, Supipi Liyamali Auwardt

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Time-resolved and steady-state studies of biologically and chemically relevant systems using laser, absorption, and fluorescence spectroscopy, Charles Ashley Barnes

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Design and synthesis of novel heterocycles for organic semiconducting materials, Achala Bhuwalka

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Bacterial multidrug efflux pumps: structure, function and regulation, Jani Reddy Bolla

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A needed response: Fragment molecular orbital analytic gradients, Kurt Ryan Brorsen

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Promiscuous electrons: probing organic switch-on paramagnetism and predicting photoheterolysis through conical intersection searches, Alexander Theodore Buck

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Kinetic and mechanistic studies of reactive intermediates in photochemical and transition-metal assisted oxidation, decarboxylation, and alkyl transfer reactions, Jack M. Carraher

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Functionalized Surface-Cross-Linked Micelles for Catalysis and Light Harvesting, Geetika Chadha

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Computational study of boron binding environments and their role in some biological systems, Chamila Chandima De Silva

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A short & sweet story of CHO, Marilu G. Dick-Perez

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Cu2ZnSnS4-Au heterostructures: Toward green photocatalytic materials active under visible light, Patrick Steven Dilsaver

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Thioglycoside activation using bismuth(V) chemistry, Manibarsha Goswami

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Synthesis of biologically active polycyclic natural products and multifunctional imaging probes, Tezcan Guney

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I. Toward Non-blinking Robust Vis and NIR Active Fluorophores: Controlled Fabrication and Applications of Thick-Shell CdSe/nCdS and Ge/nCdS (n>10) Nanocrystals II. Shape-Programmed Nanofabrication: Understanding the Reactivity of Dichalcogenide Precursors, Yijun Guo

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Applications of single molecule and nanoparticle imaging in chemical separation, photocatalysis, and drug delivery, Rui Han

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Direct observation and reactivity of oxenium ions, Patrick James Hanway

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Ligand strategies for green chemistry: Catalysts for amide reduction and hydroamination, Megan L. Hovey

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The metallic thread in a patchwork thesis, Emily A. Hull

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Solid state NMR of carbon and catalyst materials with applications for biorenewable chemicals, Robert Lee Johnson

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Development of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) for plant metabolite analysis, Andrew Korte

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Platform approach to diversification: bio-based methyl coumalate to functionalized aromatics via a Diels-Alder strategy, Jennifer Jiyoung Lee

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Multifunctional, tunable catalysts from interfacially cross-linked reverse micelles, Li-Chen Lee

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Characterization of bacterial RND efflux systems via transcriptional regulator CmeR and outer membrane channels CusC and MtrE, Hsiang-Ting Lei

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Subdiffraction instrumentation development and application to the elucidation of biological systems, thin films, and organic photovoltaic devices, Michael David Lesoine

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Studies of integrins' lateral dynamics at a single particle level, Dipak Mainali

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Greener and renewable methods for Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling and alkoxycarbonylation reactions, Gina M. Roberts

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Surface modification of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots, Elham Tavasoli

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Elucidating the reactivity and structure-property relationships of benzobisoxazoles for the rational design of conjugated materials, Brian Charles Tlach

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Solid state NMR studies of the location, immobilization and conformation of short chain branches in semicrystalline polyethylene-hexene copolymers, Allison L. White

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The role of zinc on the chemistry of complex intermetallic compounds, Weiwei Xie

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The odd power of dispersion, Peng Xu

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Synthesis and reactivity of novel organo main group and rare earth metal complexes, Jing Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Interplay Between Inhibited Transport and Reaction in Nanoporous Materials, David Ackerman

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Iridium porphyrins: Catalysis, mechanism, and structural studies, Bernie Joe Anding

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Synthesis of heterocycles: Indolo[2,1-a]isoquinolines, renewables, and aptamer ligands for cellular imaging, Jonathan Scott Beasley

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Development of strategies for synthesis of branched Caenorhabditis elegans-associated oligosaccharides and of photo-activated lectin capture reagents, Randy Alan Benedict

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New synthetic strategies for the synthesis of benzo[b]fluorene skeleton of kinobscurinone, 2,3-diaryl benzo[b] furans and 3-alkenyl salicylic acids, Divya Chaudhary

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Bio-mass for biomass: biological mass spectrometry techniques for biomass fast pyrolysis oils, Erica A. Dalluge

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Nightmare from which you will never awake: Electronic to vibrational spectra, Nuwan De Silva

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Synthesis and characterization of vegetable oil-based polyurethane dispersions, Thomas Frederick Garrison

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Principles and Biophysical Applications of Single Particle Super-Localization and Rotational Tracking, Yan Gu

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Single Molecule and Nanoparticle Imaging in Biophysical, Surface, and Photocatalysis Studies, Ji Won Ha

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Characterization of a thiopurine S-methyltransferase from Leptospira borgpetersenii and assessment of pre and posttesting in the middle school classroom, Joy Marie Jackson

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Self-immolative linkers for chemical amplification application, Mark James Juetten

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Multitasking mesoporous nanomaterials for biorefinery applications, Kapil Kandel

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Synthesis of donor-acceptor benzobis(oxazole) small molecules, James Scott Klimavicz

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Evaluating chalcogen heteroatoms in conjugated polymers for organic electronics, Brandon Michael Kobilka

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The development of optical microscopy techniques for the advancement of single-particle studies, Kyle Marchuk

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Scanning angle Raman spectroscopy: Investigation of Raman scatter enhancement techniques for chemical analysis, Matthew W. Meyer

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Stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of tris(oxazolinyl)phenylborato zinc and magnesium compounds, Debabrata Mukherjee

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Is Ir_6 a hydrocarbon cracker, Ashley Nichole Nashleanas

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Templated synthesis of nickel nanoparticles: Toward heterostructured nanocomposites for efficient hydrogen storage, Nicholas Nelson

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Sustainable chemistry, synthesis and structure-activity relationship studies of biologically important small molecules, Gerald R. Pollock, III

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Molecular level control of nanoscale composition and morphology: Toward photocatalytic nanocomposites for solar-to-chemical energy conversion of biomass, Thanthirige Purnima Anuththara Ruberu

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Surface-supported Ag islands stabilized by a quantum size effect: their interaction with small molecules relevant to ethylene epoxidation, Dahai Shao

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Rod-like plasmonic nanoparticles as optical building blocks: how differences in particle shape and structural geometry influence optical signal, Anthony Shawn Stender

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Towards the synthesis of lipopolysaccharide fragments and development of new alkylating agents, Sinele Banelile Tsabedze

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Amphiphilic oligocholate macrocycles: self-assembly, transmembrane nanopore formation, and noncovalent tuning, Lakmini Sandachaya Widanapathirana

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Synthesis of main group, rare-earth, and d0 metal complexes containing beta-hydrogen, KaKing Yan