Chemistry and Physics Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures

 

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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

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

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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

Multi-Stage Reactive Transmission Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization, Richard H. Perry

Development of Multistage Reactive Transmission Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for characterizing complex catalytic reactions, Richard H. Perry, Kevin C. Peters, Troy J. Comi, and Kevin Parker

Fast-Moving Ambient Microdroplets for Studying Reaction Mechanisms in Solution, Richard H. Perry, Kevin C. Peters, Troy J. Comi, and Kevin Parker

Multi-Stage Reactive Transmission Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization, Richard H. Perry, Kevin C. Peters, Troy J. Comi, and Kevin Parker

Development of Multistage Reactive Transmission Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Characterizing Complex Catalytic Reactions, Richard H. Perry, Kevin C. Peters, Kevin E. Parker, and Troy J. Comi

Characterizing High-Valent Iron Porphyrin C-H Hydroxylation Reactions by Reactive Transmission Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, K. C. Peters, K. Parker, and Richard H. Perry

Combining Desorption and Extractive Electrospray Ionization Sources to Intercept Transient High-Valent Iron Oxo Catalytic Intermediates, Kevin C. Peters, Kevin Parker, and Richard H. Perry

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

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

Label-free assay for classifying intact human breast cancer cells using desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, Heather Robison, Troy J. Comi, and Richard H. Perry

Lipidomic Classification of Human Mammary Cancer Cells According to Metastatic Potential and Oncogene Expression by Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Heather Robison, Troy J. Comi, Seung Woo Ryu, and Richard H. Perry

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Lipidomics on Intact Breast Cancer Cell Lines Using Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Heather Robison and Richard H. Perry

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Amino-bis-phosphonate-containing polymers via RAFT polymerization, Michael D. Schulz, Brent S. Sumerlin, Kenneth B. Wagener, Chelsea A. Sparks, Christopher D. Batich, Wesley E. Bolch, Shanna M. Smith, Patricia R. Bachler, Rowan J. Milner, Michael Kwan, and Sammy J. Popwell

Exploring the Mechanisms of Outer Membrane Transport through CW-EPR and High Resolution NMR, Arthur Sikora

Exploring the Mechanisms of Outer Membrane Transport Through Reversible Stepwise Denaturation, Arthur Sikora and David Cafiso

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