Scott Shaw, Principal Investigator

Professional Preparation:

Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Arizona, University of Liverpool, Durham University

Ph.D. in Chemistry - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

B.S. in Chemistry - Monmouth College

Email:

scott-k-shaw@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Baseball, Woodworking, Community Service, and Family.

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Radhika Anaredy

Class Standing:

5th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai

Major/Minor:

Chemistry 

Research Project:

Spectrochemical study of ionic liquids at interfaces

Email:

radhikas-anaredy@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

I enjoy dancing and reading.

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Jacob Grant

Class Standing:

5th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Bradley University

Major/Minor:

Chemistry 

Research Project:

Environmentally active surface films

Email:

jacob-grant@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, running, lifting, reading, cooking, video games

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Amanuel Hailu

Class Standing:

3rd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

Carbon dioxide reduction in ionic liquids using surfactants

Email:

amanuel-hailu@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

I enjoy old movies, audio books, video games, and exercising.

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Jaclyn Wrona

Class Standing:

3rd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Augustana College

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

Varied temperature interfacial ionic liquid analysis

Email:

jaclyn-wrona@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Softball, baking, Mario Kart, and swimming

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Javier Luna

Class Standing:

3rd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Northern Colorado

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project (co-advised with Prof. Scott Daly):

Synthesis and electrochemical analysis of complex ligand modification

Email:

javier-luna@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Softball, playing pool, video games, basketball, tailgating, and listening to music

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Andrew Horvath

Class Standing:

2nd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

Spectroelectrochemical studies on ionic liquids

Email:

andrew-horvath@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Reading, video games, camping, cooking

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Jessica DeYoung

Class Standing:

1st Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Central Arkansas

Major/Minor:

Chemistry/Math

Research Project:

TBD

Email:

jessica-deyoung@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Raising succulents, watching movies, and playing with dogs.

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Niroodha Pitawela

Class Standing:

1st Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

Capacitive, Non-Faradaic Electrochemistry on Interfacial Ionic Liquids

Email:

niroodha-pitawela@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Singing, listening to music, playing with puppies and dogs

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Ramin Ordikhani

Class Standing:

1st Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Tabriz, Iran

Major/Minor:

M.S. in Physical Chemistry

B.S. in Chemistry

Research Project:

TBD

Email:

ramin-ordikhani@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Lifting, Photography, Astronomy, Dancing (Azeri), and Family

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Logan
Muckenhirn

Class Standing:

Undergraduate Student (Sophomore)

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Iowa

Major/Minor:

Biomedical Engineer

Research Project:

Biofilm formation on heparin films synthesized via click chemistry

Email:

logan-muckenhirn@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Baseball, football, triathlons, cooking, fishing, and reading

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Group Alumni

Graduate Students


Anthony Lucio, 2012-2017
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Warwick


Samantha Nania, 2012-2017
Current Position: Perkin Elmer Scientist for Materials Characterization

 

Postdoctoral Researchers


Zhengjia (Scarlett) Wang, 2014 - 2015
Current Position:  Research Scientist at Iowa State University

 

Undergraduate Researchers


Robert Specht


David Donovan (grad. 2016)


Lucas Roach (grad. 2016)


Jay Q. Bell
Current Position:  UIowa chemistry graduate student


Stephanie Werner (grad. 2015)
Current Position:  3M Corp. in Minnesota


Emily Wills (grad. 2013)
Current Position:  Chemist at Cooper's Hawk Winery

 

Visiting Scholars

Mary Ellen Biggin

Prof. Mary Ellen Biggin
Augustana University

 

High School Students

Spencer Jenkins

Spencer Jenkins
Summer 2017 - conducted residential research via UIowa Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP)