Chemistry and Physics Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures

 

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Submissions from 2018

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Searching for Superconductors in Complex Mixtures: Solid-state Synthesis, Structural Analysis, and Physicochemical Characterization (Invited), Jacilynn Brant, D. C. Vier, T. Bullard, and T. J. Haugan

Submissions from 2017

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The Reliability of Galaxy Classifications by Citizen Scientists, Lennox Francis, Stefan Kautsch, and Dmitry V. Bizyaev

Differential Roles of GRK2 and GRK5 in Cardiac Aldosterone Signaling, Jennifer Maning, Katie Anne McCrink, Ava Brill, Victoria Desimine, Beatrix Aukszi, and Anastasios Lymperopoulos

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Abstract: R5.00006 : Interictal to Ictal Phase Transition in a Small-World Network, Louis R. Nemzer, Gary D. Cravens, and Robert Worth

Submissions from 2016

Fingerprinting in Forensics, Maria Ballester

Forensic Science: Fingerprint Analysis, Maria Ballester

Spectral Observations of Superthin Galaxies, Dmitry V. Bizyaev, Stefan Kautsch, Natalia Ya. Sotnikova, Aleksander V. Mosenkov, and Vladimir P. Reshetnikov

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Searching for Signatures of Superconductivity in Rare Earth Oxides, Jacilynn Brant, J. Burke, C. Ebbing, D. C. Vier, T. Bullard, and T. J. Haugan

Polycrystalline Powders with Layered Structures: Search for Superconductivity in Oxides and Ion Conductivity in Sulfides, Jacilynn Brant, D. C. Vier, T. Bullard, T. J. Haugan, S. W. Martin, and J. A. Aitken

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Solid-State Synthesis, Structural Analysis and Physical Property Characterization Toward New Superconducting Materials (Invited), Jacilynn Brant, D. C. Vier, C. Ebbing, T. Bullard, and T. J. Haugan

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Searching for Superconductivity in Doped Carbon Allotropes, N. Gheorghiu, B. Pierce, C. Ebbing, T. Bullard, Jacilynn Brant, and D. C. Vier

Galaxy Classification: Citizen Scientists versus Experts, Stefan Kautsch, Richard Vazquez, Chau Phung, Michael VanHilst, Victor Castro, and Dmitry V. Bizyaev

Linking Autism and Epilepsy, Louis R. Nemzer

Submissions from 2015

Experiments: The Iodine Clock Reaction, Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bbubble (Carbon Dioxide), Seven Layers (Density), Maria Ballester

Nutrition and Chemistry, Maria Ballester

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A Search for Signatures of Superconductivity: Study of Rare Earth Oxides, Jacilynn Brant, Jack Burke, C. Ebbing, D. C. Vier, T. Bullard, and T. J. Haugan

Limiting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in Curbing Climate Change: An Atmospheric Chemistry Synopsis, Song Gao

Long-Range Transport and in-situ Transformation of Atmospheric Aerosols: Tales from African Dust and Shanghai Smog, Song Gao

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Search for Superconductivity in Doped Carbon Allotropes, T. J. Haugan, Benjamin Pierce, T. Bullard, Jacilynn Brant, Jack Burke, C. Ebbing, and D. C. Vier

Antibiotic Resistance and Game Theory: Convincing Bacteria to Cheat, Louis R. Nemzer

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Abstract: T48.00008 : A Stochastic Cooperative Agent Model of Band-Pass Antibiotic Resistance, Louis R. Nemzer and Robert P. Smith

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Sequence and topological specificity in the binding of tetra(N-methylpyridyl)porphines to DNAs, Stephen A. Winkle, Anthony Llodra, Jennifer Barretta, Maria Ballester, Raul Castillo, and Diane Edgar

Submissions from 2014

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Discovery and Crystallographic Challenges of Diamond-Like Semiconductors with Attractive Physicochemical Properties, Jennifer A. Aitken, Jacilynn A. Brant, Carl D. Brunetta, Kimberly A. Rosmus, and Kasey P. Devlin

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Elucidating Magnetic Phase Diagrams of Anitferromagnetic Li2Fe-IV-S4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors (DLSs) with Commensurate and Incommensurate Structures, Jacilynn A. Brant, Jinlei Yao, Clarina dela Cruz, Michael Shatruk, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Field-Induced Spin-Flop in Antiferromagnetic Semiconductors with Commensurate and Incommensurate Magnetic Structures: Li2FeGeS4 (LIGS) and Li2FeSnS4 (LITS), Jacilynn Brant, C. dela Cruz, J. L. Yao, M. Sorescu, T. Bakas, M. Shatruk, and J. A. Aitken

Discovery of Multifunctional Li2-II-IV-VI4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors (DLSs), Jacilynn Brant, J. I. Jang, C. dela Cruz, S. W. Martin, and J. A. Aitken

Discovery of New Multifunctional Materials: I2IIIVVI4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors (DLSs), Jacilynn Brant, J. I. Jang, C. dela Cruz, S. W. Martin, and J. A. Aitken

[DO NOT UPLOAD. DOUBLE] Discovery of Multifunctional Li2-II-IV-VI4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors (DLSs), Jacilynn Brant, J. I. Jang, C. dela Cruz, S. W. Martin, and J. A. Aitken

New I2IIIVVI4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors (DLSs) for Potential Applications in Magnetoelectronics, Solid-State Batteries, and Nonlinear Optics, Jacilynn Brant, J. I. Jang, C. dela Cruz, S. W. Martin, and J. A. Aitken

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Polymorphism in Novel Li2-II-IV-S4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors, Kasey P. Devlin, Kimberly R. Daley, Meghann A. Moreau, Jacilynn A. Brant, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Atmospheric Aerosols, Global Climate Change and Mega-City Air Pollution – Research Towards Environmental Sustainability, Song Gao

Atmospheric Particulate Matter: Climate Change, Air Pollution, Analytical Chemistry Challenges, Song Gao

Understanding Mechanisms of Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation: from laboratory study to field sampling, Song Gao

Climate Change: From Global to Local, Weaving Science, Law, and Policy, Song Gao and Richard Grosso

A Collection of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Experiments that Promote Student Learning Through Computational Analysis and Modern Chemical and Instrumentation Techniques, Dimitri Giarikos

Exploring the Formation of Novel Nitrogen-Containing Compounds in the Urban Atmosphere by Laboratory Experiments, Dimitri Giarikos, Melanie Campbell, and Song Gao

Complete Synthesis of Carbonyl-Containing Compounds: A Guided Inquiry Approach, Amelia Hartzell and Beatrix Aukszi

A Visual Galaxy Classification Interface and its Classroom Application, Stefan Kautsch, Chau Phung, Michael Van Hilst, and Victor Castro

Guided Inquiry: Synthetic Investigation of Aromatic Systems, Christopher W. Lynch and Beatrix Aukszi

Unraveling Chemical Identities and Formation Mechanisms of Atmospheric Aerosols via Laboratory and Field Studies, Siobhan Ming, Melanie Campbell, Dimitri Giarikos, and Song Gao

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Enzyme Entrapment in Polyaniline Biosensors Observed via Fluorescence Anisotropy and Antiquenching, Louis R. Nemzer

Patently Non-Obvious: A Scientist Observes the US Patent System, Louis R. Nemzer

The Physics of the Olympics, Louis R. Nemzer

Particular Matter as a Driver of Antibiotic Resistance, Divya A. Pandya, P. Doty, A. Patel, Song Gao, and R. Smith

Particulate Matter as a Driver of Antibiotic Resistance, Divya A. Pandya, P. Doty, A. Patel, Song Gao, and R. Smith

Evaluating Particular Matter’s roles as a Driver of Antibiotic Resistance, Divya A. Pandya, A. Patel, R. Smith, and Song Gao

Assessing Drinking Water Quality and Local Marine Water Chemistry in South Florida, Roshni Patel, K. Malinares, and Song Gao

Evaluating Impact of Pollution Sources on the Air Quality in South Florida – combining Chemistry, Statistics and meteorology, A. Rajagopal and Song Gao

A P450 Metabolism Experiment for Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratories, Reza Razeghifard

Biofuels: The Benefits and Disadvantages as an Energy Source, Reza Razeghifard

1. Using Restriction Endonuclease Activity Assays to Reveal Details of the Binding of Small Molecules to DNA, Stephen A. Winkle, J. Barretta, Maria Ballester, D. Edgar, J. Millar, and C. Winkle

Submissions from 2013

Discovery of New Multifunctional Li2-II-IV-VI4 Diamond-like Semiconductors (DLSs), Jacilynn Brant, J. I. Jang, C. dela Cruz, J. L. Yao, K. P. Devlin, and J. A. Aitken

Single Crystal Diffraction, Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction and Neutron Powder Diffraction of a Novel Diamond-Like Semiconductor: Li2FeSnS4, Jacilynn Brant, J. L. Yao, M. Sorescu, and J. A. Aitken

Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Multi-Cation Diamond-Like Semiconductors: Li2FeGeS4 and Li2FeSnS4, Jacilynn Brant, J. L. Yao, M. Sorescu, and J. A. Aitken

Atmospheric Aerosols: Unraveling the Chemical Composition and Transformation Pathways via Laboratory and Field Studies, Song Gao

Global Climate Change – the Scientific Understanding, Song Gao

State of the Climate: A Brief Introduction, Song Gao

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Abstract: T33.00008 : Charge Transport in Trehalose-Derived Sugar Glasses, Louis R. Nemzer, Mahantesh S. Navati, Joel M. Friedman, and Arthur J. Epstein

Submissions from 2012

Calculation of Energy Barriers for the Tautomerization in H2(5-NO2OEP, H25NO2ETIOI), and H2(5, 10, 15-triNO2OEP) Using Variable-Temperature Proton NMR Spectroscopy, Maria Ballester

Chemistry for Elementary School Students: Acid-base chemistry, Maria Ballester

Forensic Science: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Maria Ballester

Forensic Science: Fingerprint Analysis, Maria Ballester

Forensic Science: Fingerprint Analysis, Maria Ballester

What is CO2, Maria Ballester

Advancements in Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Li2-II-IV-VI4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors, Jacilynn Brant, J. L. Yao, M. Sorescu, and J. A. Aitken

Exploring human scent with instruments and canines, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

The use of canine field testing to optimize the operating parameters of a non-contact collection device for human scent, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

African Dust, Shanghai Smog, Florida Red Tides, Song Gao

Analyzing the effect of microgravity and temperature on the crystal growth of tin using a scanning electron microscope, Dimitri Giarikos

The Catalog of Edge-on Disk Galaxies Found in SDSS, Stefan Kautsch, Dmitry V. Bizyaev, Aleksander V. Mosenkov, Natalia Ya. Sotnikova, Vladimir P. Reshetnikov, R. W. Hillyer, and N. V. Yablokova

The Catalog of Edge-on Disk Galaxies Found in SDSS, Stefan Kautsch, D. V. Bizyaev, A. V. Mosenkov, N. Ya. Sotnikova, V. P. Reshetnikov, R. W. Hillyer, and N. V. Yablokova

Lasers, Proteins, and Alzheimer's, Louis R. Nemzer

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Abstract: H40.00004 : Lysozyme Aggregation and Fibrillation Monitored by Dynamic Light Scattering, Louis R. Nemzer, Bret Flanders, Jeremy D. Schmit, and Christopher M. Sorensen

Complete Protection and Glycosylation of 5-Hydroxy-DL-Lysine, Lindsey Nowland and Beatrix Aukszi

Total Synthesis of Functionalized Acenes, Reena Parikh, Beatrix Aukszi, and Donald Baird

Submissions from 2011

Japan Nuclear Accident: Scientific Basis, Engineering Design, and Policy Implications, Maria Ballester, Dimitri Giarikos, Victor Castro, Song Gao, and Bryan K. Armentrout

Synthesis and Characterization of Quaternary Diamond-like Semiconductors: Li2-Fe-IV-VI4 (IV = Sn, Ge; VI = S, Se), Jacilynn Brant, E. Karey, B. M. Leverett, J. MacNeil, C. H. Lake, and J. A. Aitken

Synthesis and Characterization of Quaternary Li2-II-IV-VI4 Diamond-like Semiconductors, Jacilynn Brant, E. Karey, B. M. Leverett, J. MacNeil, C. H. Lake, and J. A. Aitken

Analysis of hand odor utilizing various extraction techniques to provide a comprehensive assessment of volatile components, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

Comparison of the instrumental and canine evaluations of the chemical composition of biological specimens for human scent discrimination, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

Up in the Air, Song Gao

A Survey Of Edge-on Disk Galaxies In The SDSS DR7 And Their Intrinsic Shape, Stefan Kautsch, R. W. Hillyer, and N. McMahon

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Abstract: T40.00002 : Applied Electric Fields and the Aggregation of Highly Charged Proteins, Louis R. Nemzer, Bret Flanders, and Christopher M. Sorensen

Submissions from 2010

Porous Materials for Application in Drug Transfer and Gas Storage, Donald M. Baird, James Brandes, and Phillip E. Fanwick

Synthesis and Characterization of Diamond-like Semiconductors, Jacilynn Brant, E. Karey, B. M. Leverett, J. MacNeil, and J. A. Aitken

An evaluation of volatile organic compounds from biological specimens over time, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

Assessment of human scent volatiles for the discrimination of individuals, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

The evaluation of volatile organic compounds from novel biological specimens by non-destructive analytical techniques for the potential use in forensic identifications, Jessica S. Brown and Kenneth G. Furton

Atmospheric Aerosols – Impact on Global Climate, Air Quality and Water Quality, Song Gao

Atmospheric Aerosols – Towards a Better Understanding of Global Climate, Song Gao

Organic Compounds in Atmospheric Aerosols – Identity, Origin, Evolution, Song Gao

An Effective Pedagogical Approach to Using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry for the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Organic Chemistry Lab Experiments, Dimitri Giarikos

Exploring the Formation of Novel Nitrogen-Containing Compounds in the Urban Atmosphere by Laboratory Experiments, Dimitri Giarikos

Synthesis and Incorportaion of Photoactive Chlorin-Heme Dimers into Proteins, Dimitri Giarikos

Salt-Induced Precipitation of Polyaniline for Real-Time Analyte Monitoring, Louis R. Nemzer

Submissions from 2009

The optimization and evaluation of the headspace analysis of head hair samples for the application as a human scent source, Jessica S. Brown, Allison M. Curran, and Kenneth G. Furton

The potential utilization of human hair for scent discrimination, Jessica S. Brown, Allison M. Curran, and Kenneth G. Furton

The Stellar Mass Functions of Early and Late-Type Galaxies in Groups at Intermediate Redshifts, Stefan Kautsch and Anthony H. Gonzalez

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Abstract: W18.00010 : An Optical Biosensing Platform Using Reprecipitated Polyaniline Microparticles, Louis R. Nemzer and Arthur J. Epstein

Submissions from 2008

Preparation and Comparative Evaluation of Glycosylated and Non-Glycosylated α2β1 and α3β1 Intergrin-Specific Triple Helical Ligands on Metastatic Potential of Melanoma, Beatrix Aukszi, M. Cudic, J. Lauer-Fields, and G. B. Fields