Former Members

Paul C. Calio, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
Currently a graduate student in Chemistry the University of Chicago

Megan A. (Damm) Mann, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Fairmont State University, 2007; Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Alexey Ermak, Summer Undergradaute Student
Currently an undergraduate student in Chemistry at Park University

Dr. Xiaobing Feng, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently in Toronto, Canada

Thomas J. Flynn, KU Undergraduate Student
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KU, 2015
Currently working in industry

Julia Friere-Sovierzoski, REU Undergraduate Student
Currently an undergraduate student in Chemistry in Brazil

Dr. Javier A. Gomez, Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Tolga Gulmen, Postdoctoral Associate
J.D. from Univ. of California-Berkeley Law School
Practicing Attorney

Dustin S. Hillman, M.S., Chemistry, 2005

Dr. Being J. Ka, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently a Supplemental Instruction Leader (SI) at Lansing Community College

Jesse Kern, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Baker University, 2010, Ph.D. from KU in Chemistry, 2015 (Laird Group)
Currently a postdoctoral associate in Sharani Roy's group at University of Tennessee

Manoj Kumar, Postdoctoral Associate (joint w/ Jackson group)
Currently a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Joseph Francisco's group at University of Nebraska

Soowhan Lee, Postdoctoral Associate (joint w/ Laird group)

Prof. Shenmin Li, Postdoctoral Associate
Professor, Dalian University, PRC

Seth Martin, KU Undergraduate Student
​B.S. in Chemistry from KU, 2010
Currently a graduate student in Chemistry at KU (Laird group)

Dr. Katie R. Mitchell-Koch, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2008
Assistant Professor, Wichita State University

Jeremy Moore, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Greenville College, 2010; Ph.D. from Washington University 2015
Postdoctoral Associate at Washington University School of Medicine

Prof. Christine M. Morales, Postdoctoral Associate
Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Cassandra D. Norton, M.S., Chemistry, 2011 & former NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Emporia State University, 2008
Currently at Hospira

Pansy D. Patel, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently at PPG Industries

Colin Pettegrew, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Northwestern Missouri State University, 2011
Teacher, St. Joseph, Missouri

Ashley K. (Phillips) Tucker, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Westminster College, 2005; Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010

Addison J. Schile, KU Undergraduate Student
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KU, 2016
Currently a graduate student in Chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley

Holly A. Schwichtenberg, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Winona State University, 2005

Dr. Ning Shen, Postdoctoral Associate

Prof. Tricia D. Shepherd, Visiting Professor
Professor & Chair of Chemistry, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX

David Ben Spry, KU Undergraduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry & Mathematics from KU, 2004; PhD in Chemistry & M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, 2009
Currently at Exxon-Mobile

Krista G. Steenbergen, Postdoctoral Associate (joint w/ Laird group)
Currently a Postdoctoral Associate in Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Jason K. Streit, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Neuman College, 2008; Ph.D. from Rice University, 2014
Currently a NRC Postdoctoral Researcher at NIST

Kumar Vanka, Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Anthony (Drew) A. Vartia, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2012
Currently a Teaching Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas

Ngocyen (Mary) T. Vo, KU Undergraduate Student
Pharm.D. from KU, 2014
Currently a Pharmacy 

Robert H. Wells, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, 2014
Currently a Chemistry graduate student at University of Colorado, Boulder


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