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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Jacob Grant

Class Standing:

5th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Bradley University

Major/Minor:

Chemistry 

Research Project:

Physical and chemical morphology of native and model urban films

Email:

jacob-grant@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

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

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Amanuel Hailu

Class Standing:

4th 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:

4th 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:

4th 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:

3rd 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:

2nd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Central Arkansas

Major/Minor:

Chemistry/Math

Research Project:

Studies of environmental interfaces using spectroscopy

Email:

jessica-deyoung@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Raising succulents, watching movies, and playing with dogs.

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Niroodha Pitawela

Class Standing:

2nd 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:

Vibrational spectroscopic studies on intermediates in methanol electrooxidation reactions

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


Radhika Anaredy, 2012-2018
Current Position: Analytical Chemist at Obiter Research


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


Sam Ainsworth (grad. 2018)
Current Position:  Regulatory Coordinator at Hollister Incorporated


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


Nikki Walker
University of Western Illinois

 

High School Students

Spencer Jenkins

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