Chemistry and Physics Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures

 

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Submissions from 2020

Multi-Tissue Analysis of Heavy Metals in Harbor Seals and Steller Sea Lions, Larry Duffy, Pilar M. Ferdinando, and Dimitri Giarikos

Submissions from 2019

Introducing Experiential Science and Math Activities to At-Risk Girls: The E-STEAM Project, Rose Llanos-Almeida, M. McDermott, R. Sims, Molly J. Scanlon, S. Hicks, Maria Ballester, Tennille Davis Shuster, Kandy G. Lopez-Moreno, Melissa L. Dore, R. Anderson, S. Fabius, and J. Torruellas Garcia

Heavy Metal Biosorption Ability of Neochloris Algae, Nikhil Nagabandi, J. Gaffney, J. S. Brown, and Dimitri Giarikos

Games Bacteria Play: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance with Game Theory, Louis R. Nemzer

Seizure Prediction with Machine Learning using Real and Simulated Electrocorticography Data, Louis R. Nemzer, Robert Worth, Gary D. Cravens, Victor Castro, Andon Placzek, and Kristina Bolt

Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Human Breast Cancer Spheroids, E. Ognjanovski, C. E. Chini, H. M. Robison, Troy J. Comi, S. W. Ryu, L. Li, and Richard H. Perry

Photoactivation Investigation of the Mesotetra(N-methyl-2-pyridyl) and Meso-tetra(Nmethyl- 3-pyridyl) Porphyrins Under Different Light Intensities, Lulio Sanz, Maria Ballester, Victor Castro, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr., and Kiran Chamarti

Photo Activation Study of Three Isomers of N-pyridyl Mesosubstituted Porphyrin, Lulio Sanz, Kiran Chamarti, Maria Ballester, Victor Castro, and Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr.

How the Molecular Vibrations of Water May Prevent Skin Cancer, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr.

Comparing Efficiencies of Organometallic Coupling Reactions to Create 2,2’-Bipyridine Adducts, S. Vazquez, K. Wilkinson, and Beatrix Aukszi

Isotherm Studies of Equilibrium Sorption of Pb+2, Zn+2, Ni+2, Cd+2, Cu+2, v+2 Unto Modified Composition Algae, D. Vo, A. Castillo, Reza Razeghifard, J. S. Brown, and Dimitri Giarikos

Submissions from 2018

Porphyrin Tautomerization for the 5,15-dibromo-10,20-diphenylporphine and 5 bromo-10,15,20-triphenylporphine using VT 1HNMR, Maria Ballester

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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

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Synthesis and Characterization of a Bipyridine Adduct for the Formation of New Ru(II) Complexes, Amanda Chung and Dimitri Giarikos

Solving a Synchrotron X-ray Crystal Structure, Russell Driver

Shannon Information Entropy in the Genetic Code, Louis R. Nemzer

Coupling Methods for 2,2’-Bipyridines as Precursors for Novel Ru-Bipyridine Complexes, Ava Pasnon, S. Vazquez, and Beatrix Aukszi

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Multi-Decadal Assessment of Heavy Metals in Body Tissue and Vibrissae of Select North Pacific Marine Mammals, Emily Pope, Tanya Juneja, Pilar Ferdinando, Dimitri Giarikos, and Amy Hirons

Photochemistry of Zn-chlorophyll Analogues Bound to Synthetic Peptides, Reza Razeghifard

Evans Enolates: Lithium Hexamethyldisilazide-Mediated Enolization of Acylated Oxazolidinones, Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez, Russell F. Algera, and David B. Collum

Undetected Exoplanet Populations in the Galaxy, A. Rickman, A. Wild, Stefan Kautsch, and D. Veras

Cationic Porphyrin Basicity and Possible Implications in Photodynamic Therapy, Lulio Sanz, Kiren Chamarti, Maria Ballester, and Victoria E. Palau

Chemistry Fun at NSU: Making Bonds that Last a Lifetime, Lulio Sanz, S. Vazquez, Beatrix Aukszi, and Maria Ballester

Submissions from 2017

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Synthesis and Characterization of Tris(4,4-Dichloro-2,2-Bipyridine) Ruthenium (II), Jake Bence and Dimitri Giarikos

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North Pacific Marine Mammals Populations Rocked by Heavy Metal Concentrations, Pilar Ferdinando, Chitra Gotluru, Tanya Juneja, Kevin Cash, Karanja Sekou, Emily Pope, L. K. Duffy, Dimitri Giarikos, and Amy Hirons

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

Galaxy Morphology Classification System, L. Francis and Stefan Kautsch

Preparation and Characterization of Green High Energy Aminotetrazolium Dihydroborate and Closo-(B12H12)2 Salts, Pessia Gilinsky-Sharon, Carmit Alexenberg, Michal Afri, D. Grinstein, and Aryeh A. Frimer

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

Guided Inquiry Approach to Design "Student-Friendly" Coupling Methods for 2,2’-Bipyridines as Precursors for Ru-Complexes, Ronald P. Rinaldi and Beatrix Aukszi

Determination and Quantification of metals in the shells of Crassostrea virginica after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill utilizing Atomic Absorptions Spectrometry, Deanne Roopnarine, Swati Patel, Peter D. Roopnarine, Dimitri Giarikos, and Laurie C. Anderson

Shift to Authentic Lab Experiments in Student Biochemistry Lab, Arthur Sikora

Expanding Magnetic Resonance Techniques into Live Whole Cells for Membrane Protein Studies, Arthur Sikora, Benesh Joseph, Morgan Matson, Jacob Staley, and David Cafiso

Pulsed EPR Studies of Biodirectional Allosteric Signaling in the TonB Dependent Transporter, BtuB, Arthur Sikora, Benesh Joseph, Morgan Matson, Jacob R. Staley, and David Cafiso

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Dietary Transfer of Heavy Metals in Manatees, E. M. Smith, Dimitri Giarikos, A. Daniels, and Amy Hirons

Submissions from 2016

Functional Precision Polyolefins via ADMET, Patricia R. Bachler, T. Gaines, and Kenneth B. Wagener

Hyperbranched Phosphonic Acid Polymers via RAFT SCVP, Patricia R. Bachler, Chelsea A. Sparks, J. Hochberg, Kenneth B. Wagener, and Brent S. Sumerlin

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

Comparative Investigation of "Student-Friendly" Synthetic Routes for 2,2’-Bipyridines as Precursors for Ru-Complexes, C. Burns and Beatrix Aukszi

Modifying Magnetic Properties in Core@Shell Nanoparticles, David J. Carnevale, Michael Shatruk, and Geoffrey F. Strouse

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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

Synthesis of Nano-Sized Lanthanide-Organic Frameworks as Contrast Agents for Biomedical Applications, Aida Sarita Gonzalez and Daniel T. de Lill

Synthesis of Nano-Sized Lanthanide-Organic Frameworks as Contrast Agents for Biomedical Applications, Aida Sarita Gonzalez, Kathryn A. Pitton, Ryan Crichton, and Daniel T. de Lill

PELDOR/DEER Spectroscopy on a Bacterial Membrane Transporter in Native Cellular Environments, Benesh Joseph, Arthur Sikora, David Cafiso, and Thomas Prinser

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

Synthesis and Characterization of a Bipyridine Bridged Trimetallic Ferrocene–Ruthenium-Ferrocene Photosensitizing Complex, Safiyah Muhammad and Dimitri Giarikos

Linking Autism and Epilepsy, Louis R. Nemzer

Synthesis, Structure, and Sensing Ability of a New Lanthanide Coordination Polymer Assembled from 2,2’-Bithiophene-5,5’-Dicarboxylate, Raul E. Ortega and Daniel T. de Lill

Biosorption of Metal Ions by Neochloris minuta and Neochloris alveolaris Alga Grown in Bristol and Nitrogen Depleted Media, Sara Rodriguez, Katrina Fins, and Dimitri Giarikos

Doping Effects on the Luminescence of GWMOF-6, Kelly L. Rue and Daniel T. de Lill

TonB Binding Produces Allosteric Changes in the Outer Loops and Substrate Binding Site of the TBDT BtuB, Arthur Sikora and David Cafiso

Understanding Proton Transfer In and the Vibrational Spectra of Hydrogen-Bonded Systems, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr. and Poul B. Petersen

Submissions from 2015

Development of Chelating Polymers for Treatment of Osteosarcoma, Patricia R. Bachler, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Kenneth B. Wagener

Hyperbranched Chelating Polymers via Raft and a Multicomponent Kabachnik-Fields Reaction, Patricia R. Bachler, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Kenneth B. Wagener

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

Studying Magnetic Exchange Limits in Core@Shell Nanoparticles, David J. Carnevale

Controlling Hard/Soft Magnetic Exchange in Core/Shell Nanoparticles, David J. Carnevale, Michael Shatruk, and Geoffrey F. Strouse

Plotting the Limits of Core/Shell Magnetic Exchange, David J. Carnevale, Michael Shatruk, and Geoffrey F. Strouse

Investigating Sensitized Luminescence in Lanthanide Coordination Polymers, Daniel T. de Lill

Lanthanide-Based Nano-MOFs as Multimodal Bioimaging Agents, Daniel T. de Lill

Lanthanide-Organic Frameworks as Asymmetric Heterogeneous Catalysts, Daniel T. de Lill

Photophysical Studies of Lanthanide-Organic Hybrid Materials, Daniel T. de Lill

Spectator Ion-Directed Synthesis of Lanthanide-Organic Frameworks, Daniel T. de Lill

Incorporation of Polymer Chemistry Topics in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Courses at Florida Atlantic University, Daniel T. de Lill and Charles E. Carraher Jr.

Metal Cation Detection Using a Novel Small Molecule Chemosensor, Daniel T. de Lill, A. M. Gagnon, M. Brown, K. Shelley, and M. DeLuca

Secondary Building Unit Formation in the Hydrothermal Synthesis of Lanthanide Coordination Polymers, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Ryan Crichton, and Daniel T. de Lill

Understanding the Antenna Effect Within Lanthanide Coordination Polymers, Jeffrey D. Einkauf and Daniel T. de Lill

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

GCMS Identification and Quantification of the Lipids Produced Via Esterification to FAMEs in Neochloris minuta (UTEX 776) Algae Induced by Nitrogen Deprivation, Dimitri Giarikos, Reza Razeghifard, Mega Margupuram, and Catherine Chiafair

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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

Developing nMOFs for Use as Multi-Modal Imaging Agents, Xiu Mei-Chu and Daniel T. de Lill

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

Gold Nanoparticles in the Use of Aqueous Trivalent Lanthanide Ions, Alexander Santana and Daniel T. de Lill

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DEER in Native Systems: What Lipids and Detergents Can't Tell Us, Arthur Sikora, Benesh Joseph, Enrica Bordignon, Thomas F. Prisner, and David Cafiso

Using Pulsed EPR to Explore Loop Dynamics of the TonB-Dependent Transporter ButB in Native Membranes, Arthur Sikora, Benesh Joseph, Enrica Bordigton, Thomas F. Prisner, and David Cafiso

Using CW-EPR to Explore Substrate Binding and the Mechanism of TonB-Dependent Transport in BtuB, Arthur Sikora, Benesh Joseph, Thomas F. Prisner, and David Cafiso

Understanding Proton Transfer in and the Vibrational Spectra of Hydrogen-Bonded Systems, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr., A. M. Stingel, and Poul B. Petersen

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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

Well-Defined Bisphosphonic Acid-Containing Polymers for Treatment of Osteosarcoma, Patricia R. Bachler, Michael D. Schulz, Chelsea A. Sparks, S. Smith, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Kenneth B. Wagener

Hyperbranched Modular Polymers via RAFT Polymerization, Patricia R. Bachler, Chelsea A. Sparks, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Kenneth B. Wagener

Developing Nanoscale Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Theranostic Applications Related to Cardiovascular Disease, Donella Beckwith and Daniel T. de Lill

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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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A P450 Metabolism Experiment for Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratories, Catherine Chiafair, Dimitri Giarikos, and Reza Razeghifard

Pulsed Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Troy J. Comi and Richard H. Perry