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In its Honors Program the Chemistry Department awards one level of Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
  • Gannon P. Connor, "An Iron Polypyridyl Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Generation in Aqueous Solutions" (Honors)
    William R. McNamara + James P. Barber, Robert D. Pike, Kristin Wustholz
  • Christopher Alexander Farley, "Synthesis of a Novel Unnatural Amino Acid for Protein Incorporation and Click Mediated Conjugation" (Honors)
    Douglas Young + Christopher Abelt, Robert Hinkle, Matthew Wawersik
  • Geoffrey T. Geberth, "Increasing the Hydrogen Content of Aromatic Polyimides for Radiation Shielding" (Honors)
    Robert Orwoll + Paul Bhasin, Richard Kiefer, Kristin Wustholz
  • Christopher Houston Komatsu, "Evaluation of the Tensile, Water Diffusion, and Water Hydrolysis Properties of Graphene Oxide/Polyamide-11 Composites and Their Synthesis" (Honors)
    David Kranbuehl + Christopher J. Abelt, David W. Thompson, Daniel J. Doherty
  • Jaclyn McKenna, "Bioconjugation and Photo-Activation of Small Molecules and Unnatural Amino Acids" (Honors)
    Douglas Young + John Poutsma, Michael Deschenes
  • Kelsey Miller, "Studies Directed Toward the Synthesis of Asymmetric Loline Alkaloids" (Honors)
    Jonathan Scheerer + Robert Hinkle, Elizabeth Harbron, Jonathan Swaddle
  • Alana Frances Ogata, "Modeling Dispersive Electron-Transfer Dynamics in Single Dye Molecules on TiO2" (Honors)
    Kristin Wustholz + Elizabeth Harbron, Tyler Meldrum, Tanujit Dey
  • Carolina Rojas Ramirez, "Synthesis and Characterization of Cadmium(II) Complexes with Biologically Inspired Multidentate Ligands" (Honors ) 
    Deborah Bebout + Robert Pike, John Poutsma, Shanta Hinton, William McNamara
  • Anne Kelly Rhudy, "Organic Acid Absorption Characteristics of Unplasticized Polyamide-11" (Honors)
    David Kranbuehl + Gary Rice, Julie Agnew
  • Matthew Joseph Van Dongen, "Cobalt Salen Complexes for Catalytic Hydrogen Production" (Honors)
    William R. McNamara + Robert D. Pike, Kristin L. Wustholz, Scott B. Ickes
  • Natalie Zhen Wong, "Photophysics of Single Rhodamine Dye Molecules on TiO2 Substrates" (Honors)
    Kristin Wustholz + Christopher Abelt, William McNamara, Matthew Wawersik