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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Optical-based spectroscopic methods for measuring chemical, optical, and physical properties of thin polymer waveguide films, Jonathan M. Bobbitt

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Where to draw the line: Chasing energy extrapolations, cluster convergence, and molecular trajectories, Jeffery Boschen

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Studies of Energy-Relevant Materials by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Jinfang Cui

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Use of ultraviolet laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for plant metabolite imaging, Katherine-Jo Galayda

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Stimuli-responsive organic materials based on stable free radicals spin switching, Margarita Geraskina

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Syntheses of natural products and molecules for RNA imaging, Ivan M. Geraskin

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High resolution mass spectrometry to explore molecular-level understanding of biomass pyrolysis, Carolyn P. Hutchinson

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Enantioselective synthesis of compounds containing bis-benzylic quaternary stereocenters through palladium-catalyzed conjugate additions of arylboronic acids, Abhishek Ashok Kadam

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Synthesis of new classes of ionic liquids and their utilization in biological and pharmaceutical analysis, Omprakash Nacham

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Synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of N-doped ordered mesoporous carbons and functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas, Bosky Lalitkumar Parikh

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Catalytic enantioselective α,β,γ-trioxygenation and anti-1,2-diol from α-oxyaldehydes and its application in total synthesis of oxylipins isolated from Dracontium loretense, Gayan Aruna Abeykoon

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Using quantum chemistry muscle to flex massive systems: How to respond to something perturbing, Colleen Bertoni

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Finding the spark: Predicting hypergolicity in ionic liquids, Caleb Michael Carlin

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Synthesis and conformational analysis of 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl piperdine masked 1,2- diols: Synthesis of oxylipins from Dracontium lortense, Shreyosree Chatterjee

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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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Synthesis of natural product analogs as small molecule inhibitors, Pengfei Dong

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Technological development of high-performance MALDI mass spectrometry imaging for the study of metabolic biology, Adam D. Feenstra

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Catalytic methods for the synthesis of spirooxindoles, pyrroloindolines, and flavanones, Anthony Gerten

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Transition Metal-Catalyzed Alkene Hydroacylation as a Platform for Enantioselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Nitrogen Heterocycles, Avipsa Ghosh

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Perturbation theory calculations of model pair potential systems, Jianwu Gong

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Strong and selective biomimetic receptors for water-soluble guests through cooperative enhancement and molecular imprinting, Roshan Wajira Gunasekara

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Transition metal-catalyzed C-N and C-C bond formation: N-tert-prenylation and alkene hydroacylation, Kirsten Faye Johnson

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Development of Novel Organic Materials with Stimuli-Responsive Applications, Mark James Juetten

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Structure, function, and regulation of bacterial efflux pumps, Nitin Kumar

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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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Active sites engineering of metal-organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysis, Xinle Li

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Catalytic upgrading of phenolic compounds using ceria-based materials, Nicholas Nelson

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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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Structure, function and regulation of integral membrane transport proteins, Abhijith Kumar Radhakrishnan Pattathil Santha

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Reverse micelles: Functionalizing, cross-linking, entrapment and applications, Premkumar Rathinam Arivalagan

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Synthesis of triacetic acid lactone Mannich bases and their inhibition of corrosion, John Rey Apostol Romal

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Spatial and temporal dynamics of receptor for advanced glycation endproducts, integrins, and actin cytoskeleton as probed with fluorescence-based imaging techniques, Aleem Syed

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

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Synthesis and modification of ternary and quaternary chalcogenide nanocrystals, Michelle J. Thompson

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Exploring Palladium Catalysis: From N-tert-prenylation to green chemistry, Ryan Van Zeeland

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

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Understanding the reactivity of triacetic acid lactone, Umayangani Kumari Wanninayake

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Development and utilization of ionic liquid-based materials in microextraction techniques, Honglian Yu

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Development of ionic liquid-based materials in gas chromatographic separations and microextraction techniques, Cheng Zhang

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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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Photophysical and photochemical analysis and synthesis of biological imaging tools, Toshia Renee Albright

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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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Fundamental studies and practical catalytic applications of silica encapsulated alloys synthesized using the inorganic capping agent and water-in-oil microemulsion approaches, Kyle Brashler

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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

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Biorenewable materials from isosorbide, Michael Dennis Zenner

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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Binding and release studies of carboxylates, Christie Lynn Beck

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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