Current Group Members

Ph.D. Students:

                        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

Undergraduate Students:

 

                        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

 

Postdoctoral Fellows:

                       

                        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.

Ph.D. Students:

 

                        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

                                                   polymers

 

                        Jason LeJeune:  2005-2010; Ph.D. Thesis:  Design and development of chiral and achiral molecularly imprinted stationary

                                                       phases

                       

                        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

 

M.S. Students:

 

                        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.

 

Undergraduate Students:

 

                        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

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