2019 James and Laura Winefordner Summer Graduate Scholarship Announced

The Analytical Chemistry Division is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 James and Laura Winefordner Summer Graduate Scholarship, Mr. Robin Kemperman. Robin is a graduate of HAN University and Applied Sciences and a member of Professor Rick Yost’s research group. His dissertation research focuses on targeted metabolite isomer separation with as goal to reduce analysis time, in addition to integrating isotopic labeling strategies with ion mobility spectrometry for metabolomics studies, to achieve higher confidence in the identification process. Congratulations Robin!

2019 Tarrant Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Tarrant Summer Graduate Research Scholarships. The endowment honors Prof. Paul Tarrant, a member of our department from 1946 to 1981, and this award promotes outstanding research for graduate students working in the division of Organic Chemistry.

This year’s recipients are Ehsan Fereyduni and Jacob Lessard. Ehsan, who received his M.S. degree in chemistry from Kharazmi University, is a member of Prof. Alex Grenning’s research group and is working on devising a simple and standardized synthetic route to access natural and bioactive cycloheptanes for drug discovery. Jacob received his B.S. degree in chemistry from University of New Hampshire and is a member of Prof. Brent Sumerlin’s research group. His research has mainly focused on the synthesis of reprocessable thermosets and the development of new polymerization methods.