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Spotlight: Ajara Rahman '12

Ajara Rahman '12 M.S.

B.S. Chemistry 2008 Boston University
M.S. Chemistry 2012 William & Mary

Thesis

Supervisor: Robert J. Hinkle

Title: Effects of nucleophile strength on selectivity in BiBr3 catalyzed cyclic ether construction

Why W&M for graduate work?

I wanted a smaller program providing a good learning environment.

Best aspect of the M.S. program?

In addition to my research supervisor, the professors inthe department were always willing to help with any research issues that arose.

Current Plans

I will start the Ph.D. program in organic chemistry at the University of Utah in Fall, 2012. Afterwards, I plan to do a post-doc then seek an industrial position.