The department is pleased to announce the recipients of
the Dr. Howard and Brenda Sheridan Summer Fellowship awards.
Subhradeep Bhar received his Bachelor’s Degree from West Bengal
University of Technology and his Master’s Degree from Birla
Institute of Technology and is a member of Professor Rebecca
Butcher’s research group. His research focuses on discovering novel
natural products produced by roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans using
mass spectrometry and comparative metabolomics techniques.
Vineet Jakhar received his Master’s Degree from National Institute
of Science Education and Research and is a member of Professor Adam
Viege’s group. His research focuses on synthesizing tethered
tungsten-alkylidenes for the synthesis of cyclic polymers, in
particular cyclic polynorbornene.
Arun Raj Kizhakkayil Mangadan received his Master’s Degree from
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Bhopal and is a
member of Professor Aaron Aponick’s research group. His research
focuses on Palladium catalyzed alkene functionalization reactions for
the synthesis of heterocycles using atropisomeric P,N-ligands.
Cheng-Yen Pan received his Bachelor’s Degree from National Chiao
Tung University and his Master’s Degree from National Taiwan
University and is a member of Professor Ron Castellano’s research
group. His research focuses on Design and Synthesis of Low-Gap
Phthalhydrazide-Directed Self-Assembling pi-Conjugated Materials for
Organic Optoelectronic Applications
This fund was established in 2008 by Howard M. Sheridan, M.D. and
Brenda Sheridan. Dr. Sheridan earned a bachelor’s degree in
chemistry from the University of Florida in 1965 and Brenda a degree
in Journalism. Both went on to have very successful careers and
Howard and Brenda have been long-time friends and supporters of our
department, their generosity extending back to 1981. As one of our
most successful alumni, we are extremely fortunate that Howard and
Brenda have again and again made the choice to give back to the
Department and the University. Dr. Sheridan has been a member of the
Department of Chemistry’s Leadership Board since 2011, when it was
established. The fellowship recipients are pictured with their
favorite photograph from a collection of his nature photographs
contained within the Sheridan Auditorium in the new Chemistry and
Chemical Biology Building.
Congratulations Subhradeep, Vineet, Arun, and Cheng-Yen!