Chemistry faculty and students present at ACS

May 10, 2019

Albright chemistry and biochemistry students and faculty participated in the 257th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting held March 30-April 4, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. The meeting gathered the largest scientific society in the world for a week of talks, poster presentations and business meetings on the topic of “Chemistry for New Frontiers.”

Albright science students have a long history of attending, presenting and networking at ACS meetings. This year, two Albright presentations were selected for “Sci-Mix,” a special session honoring the top 10 percent of abstracts submitted to each technical division of the society. This year’s Albright presentations included:

“Incorporating Raman spectroscopy and computational chemistry into the undergraduate physical chemistry curriculum”

Faculty:
Matthew D. Sonntag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Student co-author:
William Adams ’18 (chemistry)

 

“Coupling Raman and infrared spectroscopy in organic chemistry”

Faculty:
Christian S. Hamann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Matthew D. Sonntag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Student co-authors:
Maya P. Fares ’21 (chemistry major, French minor)
Shaun R. Hange ’21 (chemistry major, French minor)
Kyle P. Smith ’21 (chemistry)

 

“Characterization and synthesis of glassy materials” — Also presented at Sci-Mix

Faculty:
Matthew D. Sonntag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Student co-author:
Mia Felix’19 (biology, pre-veterinary)

 

“Ferrocene-linked binucleating ligands for holding two dissimilar metal ions” — Also presented at Sci-Mix

Faculty:
Nicholas A. Piro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Student co-author:
Zoë Gehman ’19 (chemistry)

 

“Introducing Organic Chemistry Students to Raman Spectroscopy Using Functional Group and Structural Analysis”

Faculty:
Christian S. Hamann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Matthew D. Sonntag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Student co-authors:
Maya P. Fares ’21 (chemistry major, French minor)
Shaun R. Hange ’21 (chemistry major, French minor)
Kyle P. Smith ’21 (chemistry)

“Development of an online non-majors laboratory course on the science of food and cooking”

Ian J. Rhile, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Michele L. Mislevy
Instructional Technologist

 

In addition, Albright President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82 co-authored a presentation on “Functionally relevant clustering of the arsenate reductase (ArsC) superfamily” with several University of Richmond faculty members: Janelle B. Leuthaeuser, Carol A. Parish, Mikaela Rosen and Cooper A. Taylor.