Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Join us in celebrating the achievements of our undergraduate and graduate degree recipients.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

  • Emily Barritt, summa cum laude
  • Travis Bean
  • Cormac Berigan
  • Anna Cheplick
  • Clark Cucinell, magna cum laude
  • Zachary Darienzo
  • Luke DiPette, magna cum laude
  • Grey Fritz, summa cum laude
  • Courtney Harvey
  • Mason Kapelanski
  • Conor Kelly
  • Muzzammil Khan
  • Rhett Kiser
  • Shalin Pregraves
  • Joseph Re
  • Ryan Robinson
  • Sarah Ross
  • Nina Vernacchio
  • Yueying Wang, magna cum laude
  • Laura Wonilowicz
  • Christopher Wu
  • Rachel Zarzour

Bachelor of Science

  • James Alatis, cum laude
  • Linda Allworth, magna cum laude
  • Ari Chernoff
  • Emerald Greene
  • Rachael Langlois
  • Quentin Loague, magna cum laude
  • Justin Martinez, magna cum laude
  • Ann Marie May, summa cum laude
  • Alexis McCarthy, magna cum laude
  • Steven Miller, summa cum laude
  • Peter Moberg
  • Mai Anh Nguyen
  • Jonathan Roof, summa cum laude
  • Nathan Sicheri
  • Gregory Traversa, magna cum laude
  • Isabella Ulate
  • Andrew Williams
  • Benjamin Zydlewski, summa cum laude


Graduate Degrees

Master of Science Degrees


  • Jeremy Cunningham, advised by Paul Carlier
  • McAlister Council-Troche, advised by John Morris
  • Brittney Sanfacon, advised by John Morris


  • Chengzhe Gao, advised by Kevin Edgar, "Regioselective chlorination of cellulose esters"
  • Sarita Hough, advised by Paul Deck, "Regioselective, Nucleophilic Activation of C-F Bonds in o-Fluoroanilines"
  • Spencer Shultz, advised by Diego Troya, "An Investigation into the Use of Density Functional Thoery (DFT) Calculations for Predicting Vibrational Transitions for Perfluorinated Sulfonic Acid (PFSA) Ionomer Membranes"
  • Shaunak Shaikh, advised by Amanda Morris and Nicholas Mayhall, "Synthesis and Characterization of pure-phase Zr-MOFs Based on meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphine"
  • James Steiner, advised by Feng Lin, "Understanding and Controlling the Degradation of Nickel-rich Lithium-ion Layered Cathodes"
  • Nakul Teke, advised by Eduard Valeyev, "Explicitly correlated Green's function methods for calucating electron binding energies"

Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

  • Lindsey Anderson, advised by Robert Moore, "Chemical and Physical Modifications of Semicrystalline Gels to Achieve Controlled Heterogeneity"
  • Loren Brown, advised by Joseph Merola and Paul Deck, "Rapid Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Function of Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) Chloro-bridged Dimers"
  • Mingtao Chen, advised by Timothy Long, "Bridging Mesoscale Phenomena and Macroscopic Properties in Block Copolymers Containing Ionic Interactions and Hydrogen Bonding"
  • Darren Driscoll, advised by John Morris, "Fundamental Spectroscopic Studies of Small Molecular Adsorption and Oxidation on Catalytic Surfaces"
  • Christine DuChane, advised by Joseph Merola, "Synthesis, antimicrobial activity, and catalytic activity of rhodium and iridium piano stool complexes: Teaching an old dog new tricks"
  • Maryam Ghavami, advised by Paul Carlier, "Antimalarial Agents: New Mechanisms of Actions for Old and New Drugs"
  • Tyler Grissom, advised by John Morris, "Fundamental Investigations of Hazardous Gas Uptake and Binding in Metal-Organic Frameworks and Polyurethane Films"
  • Katherine Heifferon, advised by Timothy Long, "Designing Functionality into Step-Growth Polymers from Liquid Crystallinity to Additive Manufacturing"
  • Christopher Houser, advised by Gordon Yee, "Synthesis of New Molecule-Based Magnets using Bridging Organic Radicals"
  • Kevin Kaurich, advised by Paul Deck, "Segmented Aromatic Polymers Containing Thermally Reversible Linkages"
  • Hao Li, advised by Webster Santos, "Design, Synthesis, and Structure-Activity Relationship Analysis of Selective Sphinogosine Kinase Inhibitors"
  • Shaoyang Lin, advised by Amanda Morris, "Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks for Water Oxidation Catalysis"
  • Jennifer McCord, advised by Tijana Grove, "Protein Engineering for Biomedicine and Beyond"
  • Hadi Mohammadi, advised by Hervé Marand, "On the Melting and Crystallization of Linear Polyethylene, Poly(ethylene oxide) and Metallocene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene"
  • Ryan Mondschein, advised by Timothy Long, "Structure-Property Relationships of Polyester Regioisomers and Pendant Functionalized Polyetherimides"
  • Chadwick Powell, advised by John Matson, "Synthesis of Small Molecule and Polymeric Systems for the Controlled Release of Sulfur Signaling Molecules"
  • José Rodriguez Corrales, advised by Brenda Winkel, "Evaluation of potential photodynamic therapy agents and patient-relevant biomarker combinations for the selective targeting of cancer"
  • Russell Snead, advised by Webster Santos, "Development of Novel, Regioselective Borylation Protocols"
  • Samantha Talley, advised by Robert Moore, "Morphology-Property Relationships in Semicrystalline Aerogels of Poly(ether ether ketone)"
  • Matthew Vincent, advised by Hervé Marand, Cryallization and Melting Studies of Poly(ε-caprolactone and Poly(ethylene oxide) using Flash™ Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Preparation and Characterization of Poly(δ-valerolactone) Fractions"
  • Guanyu Wang, advised by John Morris "Interfacial Energy Transfer in Small Hydrocarbon Collisions with Organic Surfaces and the Decomposition of Chemical Warfare Agen Simulants within Metal-Organic Frameworks"
  • Mingjun Zhou, advised by John Matson, "Elastin-Like Peptide Dendrimers: Design, Synthesis, and Applications"