Undergraduate Presentations at Professional Meetings

(Presentations are listed by research group with undergraduate student presenters underlined.)

 Dr. Bolitho’s Research Group

  • "An Alternate Synthesis of S-D-Ribosyl-L-homocysteine (SRH) and Analogs," Diana L. Cudia, Emily S. Murzinski, Brendan J. Corcoran, Emily I. Showell-Rouse, and Megan E. Bolitho. Poster presented at the 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.
  • "Design of robust LuxS activity assay protocol and synthesis of known inhibitor for inhibition assays," David J Silpa, Keeshia Wang, Megan E. Bolitho. Poster presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

Drs. Castro and Karney’s Research Group Viv_Taylor_poster_ present_ACSmtg2010.JPG

  • “Computational analysis of monomethylated and dimethylated Hückel and Möbius [12]-, [14]-, and [16]annulenes,” Simon Luo, Gail Vinnacombe, Claire Castro, William Karney. Poster presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2015.
  • “Computational study on the high temperature isomerization of phenanthrene,” Bryan Fregoso, Claire Castro, William Karney. Poster presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2015.
  • “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon rearrangements under high temperature and flash vacuum pyrolysis,” Michael B Pastor, Ariel Kuhn, William Karney, Claire Castro. Poster presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.
  • “Circuital patterns: Pi-bond-shifting in medium-sized dehydroannulenes via Mobius and Huckel topologies,” Jordan N Nelson, Michael B Pastor, Claire Castro, William L. Karney. Poster presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.
  • “Computational study of high-temperature rearrangements of phenylenes,” Ariel J Kuhn, Michael B Pastor, Claire Castro, William Karney. Poster presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.
  •  "Computational analysis does not support the reported synthesis of dehydro[12]annulene," Vivian Huynh, Taylor Wood, Claire Castro, and William Karney. Poster presented at the ACS 22nd Annual Northern California Undergraduate Symposium, Sacramento, CA, May 2010 and at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
  • "Benzo-fused twisted [10]annulene," Alyse Novoa, Claire Castro, William Karney. Poster presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
  • "Bridged Analogs of Two‐Twist [10] Annulene,” Phuong Nguyen, Claire Castro, William Karney. Poster presented at the 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2009.
  • Tobie's presentation “Conversion of Dihydrooctalene to [14] Annulene,” Tobie Okoronkwo, Claire Castro, William Karney. Poster presented at the 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2009.
  • "Planar Bond Shifting in [4n]Annulenes,"  M. G. Gutierrez, M. Braten, J. Moll, C. Castro, W. L. Karney. Poster presented at the 20th ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, Santa Clara University, May 2008.
  • "The [12]Annulene Global Minimum" M. Braten, C. Castro, W. L. Karney. Poster presented at the 20th ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, Santa Clara University, May 2008.
  • "Designing Stable, Neutral, Möbius Annulenes," E. Noey, C. Castro, W. L. Karney. Poster presented at the 20th ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, Santa Clara University, May 2008 and at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2008. 

 Dr. Curtis’s Research Group

  • “Raman spectroscopic and ab-initio computational investigations demonstrate a significant wavelength-dependence in the vibrational frequency "scaling factor" needed to align theory at the B3LYP/6-311g+(2d,p)/ECP level with experiment for a selection of transition metal complexes and small organics in aqueous solution,“ Courtney H. Armani, Jeff C. Curtis. Poster presented at the 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

  • “Anion-specific halide salt effects on the redox potentials of the hexaammineruthenium(II/III) and pentaamminepyridineruthenium(II/III) couples in aqueous solution and related effects on the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer spectrum of the pentaamminepyridineruthenium(II) complex ion in water.” Karla E. Rodriguez, Jonathan A. Nguyen, Jeff C. Curtis. Poster presented at the 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

  •  "Intervalence Charge-Transfer Transtions in Binuclear Ruthenim Ammine Complexes as Probes of How Dissolved Salts Affect the Structure of Liquid Water," Jerry Asuncion, Bryant Blair, Anthony G. Fabrizio, Zhiji Han, and Jeff Curtis. Poster presented at the ACS 22nd Annual Northern California Undergraduate Symposium, Sacramento, CA, May 2010.
  • "UV-Vis Spectroscopic Studies of Second-Coordination Sphere Interactions Between Rutheniumamminepyridyl Complexes and Dissolved Polyvinylpyrrolidone in Acetonitril," Vanessa Yu, Zhu Li, Meng Shengnan, and Jeff Curtis. Poster presented at the ACS 22nd Annual Northern California Undergraduate Symposium, Sacramento, CA, May 2010.
  • "Intervalence charge-transfer band energies of mixed-valence ruthenium complexes in water acting as probes of water structure," Bryant Blair, Jeff Curtis. Poster presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.

Dr. Margerum’s Research Group

  • “Binding of fluorescent and colorimetric dyes to metal chelates in solution as a basis for indicator release assays on immobilized surfaces,” Derek Moy, Chang Liu, Michelle A. Nguyen, and Lawrence Margerum. Poster presented at the 241st ACS National Meeting,” Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011.
  • "The effect of tethered dendrimer size on density and reactivity of immobilized metal chelate indicator displacement assays," Michelle Nguyen, Matthew Greaney, Cheng-Chi Chang, and Lawrence Margerum. Poster presented at the 241st ACS National Meeting,” Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011 and oral presentation made at the ACS 22nd Annual Northern California Undergraduate Symposium, Sacramento, CA, May 2010.
  • "Evaluation of Hand Held Data Collection for General Chemistry Experiments," Shirley Feng and Lawrence Margerum. Poster presented at the ACS 22nd Annual Northern California Undergraduate Symposium, Sacramento, CA, May 2010.
  • "The effects of PAMAM dendrimer generation on an indicator displacement assay for amino acids," Michelle Nguyen, Larry Margerum. Poster presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
  • "Dendrimers tethered to controlled pore glass (CPG) for metal ion binding," Michael Geodzhayev, Larry Margerum. Poster presented at the 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2008.

Dr. Meloni’s Research Group

  • “Room temperature OH-initiated oxidation of furfural,” Gabrielle Anne L Laguisma, Rong Yao, David L Osborn, Craig A Taatjes, Giovanni Meloni. Poster presented at the 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

  • “Dissociative dynamics of furfural,” Gabrielle Anne L Laguisma, Andras Bodi, Giovanni Meloni. . Poster presented at the 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 2014.
  • “Low temperature combustion of ethyl tert-butyl ether characterization using synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry,” Katherine J Catani, Martin Ng, Craig A. Taatjes, David L. Osborn, Giovanni Meloni. Poster presented at the 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2012.

  • “Study of the Reaction of Hydroxyl Radicals with Propene and d2-Propene Using the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley,” Julia Smith, Amelia Ray and Giovanni Meloni, Poster presented at the “241st ACS National Meeting,” Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011.
  •  “Hydroxyl radical oxidation of 2-methyl-1-butanol,” Zhou Lu, David L. Osborn, Craig A. Taatjes, and Giovanni Meloni. Poster presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010 and at the ACS 22nd Annual Northern California Undergraduate Symposium, Sacramento, CA, May 2010.