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  • 09/15/2017 Wei Lu (Ph.D. 2017, Advisor: Jimmy Mays) will join the University of Chicago as a Post Doctoral Researcher next week.
  • 09/01/2017 Bethany Aden (Ph.D. 2017, Advisor: Mike Kilbey) joins Eastman Chemical Company as an Advanced Process Chemist.
  • 12/08/2016 Robert Simion (B.S. 2011, Advisor: D. Baker) was awarded the degree of D. Phil. from Oxford University, Oxford, UK in August, 2016. Simion co-founded the first student generated and led spin-out from the Life Sciences – EnzBond at Oxford University.
  • 09/08/2016 Reggie Hudson (Ph.D. 1978, Williams Group) starts to serve as the Chair of the Astrochemistry Sub-Division of the American Chemical Society.
  • 02/29/2016 Kevin Gayler (B.S. 2014 Spring, Advisor: D. Baker) is a graduate student in John Wood’s research group at Baylor University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
  • 12/30/2015 Jesse Davis (Ph.D. 2015, Kilbey Group) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.
  • 08/30/2015 Meng Rowland (Ph.D. 2011, Best Group) is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
  • 08/30/2015 Brianna Hughes (Ph.D. 2015, Jenkins Group) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.
  • 12/01/2014 Naixiong (David) Jin (Ph.D. 2013, Prof. Bin Zhao’s Group) is a technical lab head in the Corporate and Polymer Analytical Division in Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. He was also elected to be the 2015 Chair for the Northeast Tennessee Local Section of the American Chemical Society (NETS-ACS).
  • 06/30/2014 Alan Cramer (Ph.D. 2014, Jenkins Group) is a Senior R&D Chemist at Albemarle Corporation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 06/30/2014 Andrew Mabe (Ph.D. 2014, Schweitzer Group) is a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 06/30/2014 Vighter Iberi (Ph.D. 2014, Camden Group) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 10/28/2013 Holger Foersterling (Ph.D. 1996, Prof. Craig Barnes’ Group) is the Director of the NMR lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • 10/10/2013 Belinda Lady (Ph.D., Prof. Shane Foister’s Group) is now a visiting faculty at the Georgia Southern University, Department of Chemistry
  • 10/10/2013 Chad LeCroix (Ph. D., 2013 Prof. David Baker’s Group) is now a lecturer at the Georgia State University, Department of Chemistry
  • 08/01/2013 Heidi Bostic (Ph.D., 2012 Prof. Michael Best’s Group) is now an instructor at the Wofford College, Department of Chemistry
  • 05/30/2013 Cheri Clavier (MS, Prof. Ben Xue’s Group) completed her Ph.D. in education from East Tennessee State University, and is now Director of Assessment and Teaching at ETSU.
  • 05/30/2013 Pete Smith (Ph.D., Prof. George Schweitzer’s Group) was recently appointed Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Westminster College
  • 01/08/2013 Jinbo Cao (Ph.D. 2007, Prof. Jan Musfeldt’s Group) received Rookie Award of the Year from GE Global Research due to his contribution to the solar team which acheived world record CdTe solar cell efficiency. Cao also filed more than 10 patent applications since he joined GE.
  • 01/04/2013 Meng Rowland (Ph.D. 2011, Prof. Michael Best’s Group) received NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.
  • 11/ 01/2012 Sami Chanaa (Ph.D, 2008, Larese Group) has been promoted to R&D Project Manager at Agilent Technologies
  • 10/22/2012 Irene Abia (Ph.D. 2011, Prof. David C. Baker’s Group) is now a Postdoctoral fellow in bioorganic chemistry, Indiana University Bloomington
  • 10/17/2012 Costyl Njiojob (Ph.D. 2011, Prof. David C. Baker’s Group) is now a postdoc at Georgia State University
  • 09/26/2012 Rebecca Horton (Ph.D. 2011, Prof. Frank Vogt’s Group) is a Research Investigator in the Leveraged Analytical Services division of Chemicals and Fluoroproducts in DuPont at the Chambers Works site in Deepwater, NJ.
  • 06/01/2012 Ben Estes (PhD, 2012, Larese Group ) is now a Chemistry Instructor at Cleveland State Community College
  • 05/23/2012 Medhanit Bhata (Ph.D. 2007, Prof. David C. Baker’s Group) is awarded $10K CPA from NICBR
  • 12/15/2011 Peter Yaron (PhD, 2007, Larese Group) is now a Product Development Engineer at Lexmark Boulder Colorado
  • 10/09/2011 Sven Eklund (Ph.D., 1999, Mamantov Group & Chamber Group) is now an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana Tech University (La Tech) in Ruston
  • 09/01/2011  Hangning Chen (PhD visiting scholar, 2010, Larese Group) is now a research scientist at Sinopec, Shanghai, China.
  • 08/29/2011 Britni Ratliff (B.S., 2006, Hinde Group) received her PhD in chemistry at the University of Chicago
  • 07/10/2011 Sylvia McLain (Ph.D., 2004, Turner Group) is now a EPSRC (physical sciences research council UK) Career Acceleration Fellow at Oxford Biochemistry
  • 06/28/2011 Julio Gutierrez (Ph.D.,  2009, Baker Group) joins Obiter Research, Inc. Champaigne, IL
  • 06/26/2011 Luciana Vergara (M.S., 2009, Musfeldt Group) research was written up as a Highlight in the latest MagLab report, Page 12.
  • 06/08/2011 Joseph Burlison (Ph.D., 2005, Young Group) is currently a medicinal chemist at the James G. Brown Cancer Center that is a part of the University of Louisville.
  • 03/30/2011 Donald Jackman (Ph.D., 1966, Keenan Group) retired August, 2007 as Professor of Chemistry at Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC.
  • 02/09/2011 Jack Mottern (M.S., 1961, Schweitzer Group) retired from Eastman Chemical Company.
  • 01/30/2011 Charles Burger (B.S., 1981) is now Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • 01/30/2011 Dias Linton (Ph.D., 2010, Dadmun Group) is now a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Akron.
  • 01/25/2011 Kenneth Barton (Ph.D., 1963, Shirley Group) retired from Eastman Chemical Company.
  • 12/07/2010 Anthony Condo (Ph.D., 2001, Baker Group) is now Assistant Director at the Cornell University NMR Facility
  • 06/24/2010 Jonathan Morrell (Ph.D., 2000, Xue Group) is now working for Y-12 National Security Complex.
  • 06/23/2010 Jessical White (Ph.D., 2009, Musfeldt Group) is now a Research Associate at the Global Nuclear Security Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • 05/25/2010 Robert Luttrell (Ph.D., 2008, Vogt Group) is now Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Salisbury University
  • 05/24/2010 Jinbo Cao (Ph.D., 2007, Musfeldt Group) joins Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 05/01/2010 Andi Barbour (PhD, 2009, Larese Group ) is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Advanced Light Source at Argonne National Laboratory
  • 05/20/2010 Jude Abia (Ph.D., 2010) is now an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry Northeastern State University Oklahoma

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