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Chemistry Graduate Program

Recent Graduates

Date of Degree
Current Employment
Serena Baird Heather Desaire 8/2013 Forensic Scientist, Quest Diagnostics
Sandeep Raikar Helena Malinakova 7/2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Emory University
John Meyers Misha Barybin 5/2013 Assistant Professor, Ashland University
Lucas McCormick Helena Malinakova 5/2013 Assistant Professor, Bethany College
Tom Linz Susan Lunte 4/2013 Post Doctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina
Megan Dorris Craig Lunte 12/2012 Post Doctoral Researcher, Echogen, Lawrence
Matt DeVore Carey Johnson 10/2012 Post Doctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Carl Cooley Craig Lunte 09/2012 Research Chemist, PRA International
Amanda Glass Timothy A. Jackson 06/2012 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska- Kearney
Asha Hewarathna Christian Schoeneich 6/2012 Post Doctoral Researcher in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, University of Kansas
Brad Neal Misha Barybin / Cindy Berrie 6/2012 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Indianapolis
Jen Settle Cindy Berrie 7/2012 Adjunct Instructor, Ottawa University and part-time Post Doctoral Researcher for the School of Engineering, University of Kansas
Phanindra Venukadasula Paul Hanson 7/2012 Post Doctoral Researcher with Dr. Robert Galemmo, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Robert Torregrosa Jon Tunge 7/2012 Research Scientist, Neurogate Therapeutics, Chapel Hill, NC
Kyu Ok Jeon Paul Hanson 7/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Alex Grenning Jon Tunge 04/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, CMLD, Boston University
Deblina Pakhira Joe Heppert 04/2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Dr. Marilyne Stains
Antonio Recio Jon Tunge 04/2012 NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Prof. Michael J. Krische, PhD.
Heath Huckabay Robert Dunn 03/2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bassam Kamal Alnasleh Mikhail Rubin 7/2011 Staff Scientist, Seadrift Research & Development, GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
Dave McGinnis Mikhail Barybin 07/2011 Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
Jesus Pablo Palafox Hernandez Brian Laird 06/2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University
Robert A. Geiger Timothy A. Jackson 05/2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), Oak Ridge TN


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14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
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