Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Past Poster Sessions

Graduate Program

Poster Session for Research Progress Reports

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Social Room, Third Floor

The following 4th semester Chemistry graduate students will present their research at the poster session, as noted by the Research Progress Report requirement.

Committee members should plan to attend to give students preliminary feedback before their oral exams. All members of the department are encouraged to participate in the discussions. Refreshments will be served.

Questions about the poster session can be directed to Valerie Bridge,
vb0g@andrew.cmu.edu or x8-3150.

Saadyah Averick

The Synthesis of Biohybrid Materials Using ATRP

Committee: Matyjaszewski, Das, Bruchez

Emily Daniels

Optimizing the Nanostructure of Organic Photovoltaic Systems

Committee: Kowalewski, McCullough, Bernhard, Porter

Andrea Elsen

Synthetic Strategies and Complex Architectures Through Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Committee: Matyjaszewski, Washburn, Bernhard

Chinming Hui

Silica/Polymer Hybrid Nano-Composite Prepared by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Committee: Matyjaszewski, Kowalewski, Bockstaller

Jared McWilliams

Conductive Silver and Copper Aqueous Particle Free Inks for Inkjet Printed Electronics

Committee: McCullough, Kowalewski, Bernhard

Ha Pham

Self-Assembling PNA Miniprobes: A New Fluorescence-Based Approach to Labeling Repetitive DNA Sequences

Committee: Armitage, Bruchez, Ly

Saumya Saurabh

Photochemical Study of Malachite Green Binding Fluorogen Activating Peptide Complexes Using Ensemble and Single Molecule Methods

Committee: Bruchez, Peteanu, Armitage, Lanni

Lea Da Silva Veras

Molecular Mechanisms of Ca2+ Selectivity and Mg2+ Block of NMDA Receptors

Committee: Kurnikova, Yaron, Jon Johnson

Penglin Ye

Synthesis of Binary Polymer Brushes via Two-Step Reverse Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Committee: Matyjaszewski, Jin, Bockstaller

Yaozhong Zhang

1. ATRP of Methyl Acrylate with Metallic Zn, Mg and Fe as Reducing Agents and Supplemental Activators
2. ATRP of Methyl Acrylate in the Presence of Metallic Copper and TPMA Ligand: Comparison with Me6TREN Ligand
3. Polymer/Silica Nanoparticles Hybrid Self-Healing Materials Based on Dynamic Covalent Bonds

Committee: Matyjaszewski, Kowalewski, Washburn, Bernhard