Posts tagged ‘Chemistry’

Dr. Mukunda M. Ghimire Co-Authors Article in Distinguished ACS Journal

Dr. Mukunda M. Ghimire, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored “Mechanistic Investigations of Photo-induced Oxygenation of Ru(II) Bis-bipyridyl Flavonolate Complexes,” in Inorganic Chemistry, an American Chemical Society publication. Dr. Ghimire, with his co-authors from Baylor University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and University of North Texas concluded:

 

A series of Ru(II) bis-bipyridyl flavonolate complexes undergo oxidative cleavage of the Ru-bound flavonol dependent on both light and oxygen. The complexes’ structures, photophysical and electrochemical properties, as well as their reactivity with oxygen were investigated in detail. Two distinct reaction product mixtures from 1,2- and 1,3-additions of oxygen are produced by illumination into distinct excitation/emission manifolds. The two manifolds are attributed to tautomeric biradicals, which predict the observed reactivity patterns.

 

Students Present Scientific Posters with Dr. Michelle Rasmussen

Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry, and six science students presented at the 21st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences last fall in Baltimore Student presenters and posters include:

 

Andrew Brown ’18 (biochemistry & molecular biology, Bear, Del.)—“A Novel Method for Staining of the Prolamin Family of Proteins”

Bobby Tesoriero ’18 (biochemistry & molecular biology, music minor, Ridgewood, N.J.)— “The Effect of PEG: Salt Aqueous Two-Phase Systems on Protein Aggregation and Fibril Formation”

Patrick McMullen ’19 (biology, chemistry minor, Tamaqua, Pa.)—“The Effect of Common Chickweed on Garlic Mustard Growth”

Julia Rutherford ’18 (biochemistry & molecular biology, minors in economics and Spanish, Willow Street, Pa.)—“Self-Powered Enzymatic Biosensor for Simultaneous Detection of Two Biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease”

Rebecca Drain ’18 (ACS chemistry, environmental studies minor, Lebanon, Pa.)—“Plant-Biofuel Cell Hybrid for Energy Production”

Brandon Roy ’19 (biochemistry & molecular biology and global studies, Spanish minor, Lebanon, Pa.)—“Expression and Purification of Phenylalanine for Sensor Validation”

Dr.Raymond Schaak ’98 Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Raymond Schaak ’98, chemistry, was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Shaak is the DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Harris Published in Assessment Update

Using National Benchmarking Data to Improve Student Learning in Chemistry at Lebanon Valley College,” written by Dr. Marc Harris, associate dean of academic affairs, was published in the September–October issue of Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education.

Dr. Sterner Guest Lectures at Elizabethtown College

Dr. Liz Sterner, assistant professor of chemistry, held a seminar as a guest of Elizabethtown College’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Oct. 27. Dr. Sterner discussed “Body Armor, Soft Robots, and Surgical Gloves: Designing Soft Materials for Tough Applications.”

Dr. Sterner Delivers Keynote at Creighton University

Dr. Elizabeth S. Sterner, assistant professor of chemistry, was invited back to her undergraduate alma mater, Creighton University, to present a research seminar and deliver keynote remarks at the Ferlic Scholars Research Fellows Poster Presentation. While a student, Dr. Sterner received one of these scholarships and worked in the lab of Dr. Stephen Gross.

Student-Faculty Summer Researcher Gary Dise ’20 Featured

Gary Dise ’20, chemistry, was featured as one of nearly 50 science students who participated in student-faculty research in the sciences this past summer. He was a member of the research group led by Dr. Anderson Marsh, Vernon and Doris Bishop Professor of Chemistry and director of the chemistry engineering track.

Herbert Field Namesake Helps Veterans Live Normal Lives

Not many people would give up a lucrative private medical practice to help others less fortunate but Dr. Rex Herbert ’72 (chemistry), did just that. Dr. Herbert, for whom LVC’s Herbert Field is named, was highlighted in an extensive article written by Daniel Walmer ’10 (English major, law and philosophy minors) for the Lebanon Daily News, which was picked up by WITF. Jeremy Long ’06 (historical communications) was the photographer.

Dr. Michelle Niculescu and Templin Chenail ’18 Present in Denver

Dr. Michelle Niculescu, associate professor of psychology and director of neuroscience, and Templin Chenail ’18, a neuroscience major and chemistry minor, presented their research at the Research Society of Alcoholism meeting in Denver, Colo., in June. The research for their presentation, The Influence of Personality and Genetic Factors on Peer Pressure Susceptibility, was partially supported by an Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education grant, and focuses on the marijuana receptor and its role in peer pressure susceptibility.