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Requirements for Undergraduates to Conduct Research

Professor Research Description Mimimum Qualifications Currently accepting Undergraduates
Dr. William Acree The Acree lab focuses on experimental determination and correlation of solute transfer properties. Completed General Chemistry Inquire with professor
Dr. Molly Atkinson Chemistry Education Research (CER) integrates chemistry content knowledge, learning theories, and research methodologies from education and psychology to explore how students learn chemistry in order to develop evidence-based chemistry instructional practices. CER in the Atkinson Research Group investigates how undergraduate chemistry students view, interpret, and use chemistry representations using a method called eye tracking, providing insight for how to best support chemistry students' learning. Completed General Chemistry Inquire with professor
Dr. Oliver Chyan The Chyan group is interested in interfacial materials chemistry applied to the microelectronics and energy sectors. Highly motivated students that have finished Organic Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis Inquire with professor
Dr. Andrés Cisneros Development and application of computational simulation methods to investigate a variety of chemical and biochemical systems including DNA repair enzymes and their relation to cancer, ionic liquids, and inorganic complexes. Inquire with professor Inquire with professor
Dr. Thomas Cundari Development and application of high-accuracy methods for modeling of transition metals. Application of theory to the rational design of metal-based catalysts, sensors, optics and materials. Chemistry of the copper- and zinc-triads. Multiple bonding involving the transition metals and heavier main group elements. Completed General and Organic Chemistry; have a block of time in the afternoon, 2-3 hours Inquire with professor
Dr. Francis D'Souza Supramolecular chemistry; advanced synthesis of light energy harvesting, optoelectronic and sensing materials; solar cells; ultrafast laser spectroscopy. Completed Organic Chemistry Inquire with professor
Dr. Teresa Golden Students in the Golden lab can do research in corrosion studies which include electrochemical and x-ray diffraction experiments and metallurgical prep of samples. Also there are forensic science analysis studies available for research. Completed Quantitative Analysis with a A or B; already having had forensic chemistry or instrumental is a plus but not required. Inquire with professor
Dr. Jeffry Kelber Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry; Material Science, Surface Science. Inquire with professor Inquire with professor
Dr. Shengqian Ma The Ma research lab is a synthetic inorganic and organic materials lab focusing on task-specific design and functionalization of nanoporous materials including metal-organic frameworks (MOF), covalent organic framework (COF) and porous organic polymer (POP) for energy/biological/environmental-related applications. Completed General and Organic Chemistry Inquire with professor
Dr. Paul Marshall Research in the Marshall lab is aimed at understanding chemistry in flames and in the atmosphere, including the generation and environmental fate of pollutants, and is focused on short-lived intermediates. We offer computational chemistry projects and experiments centered on detection of radicals via laser-induced fluorescence and infrared spectroscopy. Interest and enthusiasm to learn more about chemistry Inquire with professor
Dr. Jason McAfee Developing basis set methods to solve small quantum dynamical systems Inquire with professor Inquire with professor
Dr. Elizabeth Skellam Research in the Skellam lab involves elucidating complex secondary metabolite pathways and unusual biosynthetic enzymes from microorganisms using chemical and biological methods for the discovery of small molecules with pharmaceutical and agrochemical potential. General interest in chemistry, willing to commit to 1 year of research Inquire with professor
Dr. LeGrande Slaughter The Slaughter Lab aims to discover new catalytic reactions that form chemical bonds in novel ways, with possible applications in the synthesis of complex organic molecules, energy production, and materials synthesis. We do this by creating novel transition metal organometallic complexes containing structurally tunable organic ligands, which bind to metal atoms and fundamentally alter their reactivity. Compled General Chemistry, preferred completion of Organic Chemistry; students must be willing to commit to at least 1 year of research Inquire with professor
Dr. Guido Verbeck Analytical Chemistry; Mass Spectrometry; Instrument Development. Completed Organic Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis Inquire with professor
Dr. Hong Wang Asymmetric catalysis through cooperative enamine-metal acid catalysis; functional organic materials based on pi-extended porphyrins; development of small molecule inhibitors targeting STAT3. Interest in chemistry; willing to commit to at least 1 year in the lab Inquire with professor
Dr. Hao Yan Hao's lab studies the chemistry of molecules and solids under mechanical stress, with the hope of making exotic materials, discovering new reactions and understanding life in extreme environments. Completed General Chemistry as well as at least 1 semester with Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, or Physical Chemistry Inquire with professor

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