Current Group Members
Stephen Smith: 2010 – present; Surface modification, Artificial soils
Britney Hebert: 2011 – present; Molecular Imprinting
Yalda Zamani: 2015– present; Artificial soils
Arjun Pandey: 2015-present; Molecular Imprinting
Mark DiTusa: 2013-2015; current LSU student
Past Group Members
Visiting Sabbatical Professors:
Professor Reddithota J. Krupadam, Ph.D.; 2010; National Environmental Engineering Research institute Nagpur, India
Balamurugan Subramanian: 2003 – 2012; currently post-doctoral at LSU
Izabela Lomnicka: 2002 – 2003; currently employed at the LSU Veterinary School
Challa Kumar: 2000 - 2001; currently employed at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD),
Baton Rouge, LA.
Martha Sibrian-Vazquez: 1998-2003; Ph.D. Thesis: Design, synthesis, and applications of bio-derived crosslinking
monomers for molecular imprinting.
Hyunjung Kim: 1998-2004; Ph.D. Thesis: New insights into the binding site formation and the performance of
molecularly imprinted polymers.
Ryan Simon: 1999-2005; Ph.D. Thesis: Molecular recognition and its underlying mechanisms in molecularly imprinted
Jason LeJeune: 2005-2010; Ph.D. Thesis: Design and development of chiral and achiral molecularly imprinted stationary
Nicholas Gariano: 2006-2013; Ph.D. Thesis: Super-aptamer bioimprinted hydrogels: an investigation into the optimization
and characterization of cross-linked polymer materials displaying macromolecular amplified responses.
Wei Bai: 2008-2014; Ph.D. Thesis: Bio-Imprinted Hydro-Gels (BIGs) for protein and virus detection
Danielle Meador: 2009-2014; Ph.D. Thesis: Design, synthesis, and exploration of a chimeric antioxidant and new
crosslinkers for molecular imprinting
Andrea Dupre: 2000-2003, M.S. "The Role of Silanes in Coupling Reactions and in Deoxygenative Alkylations."
Currently a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Temeeka Kennedy: 2001-2002, M.S. Currently employed at BASF Chemicals, Geismar, LA.
Mrunal Thatte: 1998-2001, M.S. "Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Arenediazonium Tetrafluoroborate Salts
with Aryl Silanes." Ph.D. at LSU under Dr. William Daly.
Clement Janin: 2012-2013; French exchange student
Elizabeth Lissy: 2009-2011; Chemistry Honor’s Research Thesis
Catherine Nguyen: 2009, Summer REU student
Andrew Meng: 2005-2008; High School Student at Louisiana Laboratory School
Yonatan Platt: 2009 LSU chemistry Major
Jimena Baron: 2009, LSU chemistry major
Mike DeLee: 2007-2008, LSU chemistry major
Dan Lazarro: 2006, LSU chemistry major
Amery Martinat: 2005 Chancellor's Future Leaders in Science Fellow
Justin Poag: 2004, Summer REU student
Ashley Smith: 2002, Chancellor's Future Leaders in Science Fellow
Katie Penny: 2001 -2002, Chancellor's Future Leaders in Science Fellow
Melissa Bueche: Spring 2002 - Spring 2003,
Natoyha Henry: Summer 2002, HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow from University of Alabama
Scott Iacono: Summer 2000 - Fall 2000
Branko Mitasev: Summer 1999, HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow from University of Virginia
Benjamin Caire: Fall 2001 - Spring 2002
Sherry Castle: Summer 1999
Neal Holm: Summer 1999, Currently in Medical School at Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Darci Rushing: Summer 1998, REU Undergraduate Fellow from Troy State University