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Congratulations to our recent alumni….

Bachelor of Science

David An Jonathan Brower Victoria Harrison Steven Menez Jarred Reed Alexander Sikes
Ashley Bartell Alicia Chen Kevin Jiang Eric Nellis Joseph Reilly Martin Tabor
Craig Birch Breeana Grogan Andrew Lambour Katherine Nickley Christopher Robinson  
Gilda Bobele Amy Hapip Hung Lin Adaobi Okafor Daniel Sheets  

Nicholas Calta Brian Fochtman Thomas Hsu-Yao Jacqueline McCabe Kamil Stefanowski  
Olivia Chitayat Kayla Fossen Brian Lee Matthew Miessau Cameron Sweeney  
Timothy Costales Charles Hong Caroline Lee Allison O’Rourke Amanda Walsh  
Oluseyi Fasoranti Paul Horn Michael Manas Michael Roumanos Louisa Warren  

Mohammad Ali Matthew F. Carpiniello Erin P. Mulholland Steven M. Ryckbosch Bethany L. Zablotsky  
Leslie R. Applegate Nicole J. Jackson Vanessa C. Olton Karinne M. Van Groningen Ashley E. Zacca  
Leslie D. Cantley Brian K. McGuire Mark Real Andrew D. Walls    

Michael P. Campbell Joshua A. French Daria L. Huang Antonio Loccisano Zachary Z. Reese  
McKenzie E. Cato Elizabeth J. Hanna Lauren J. Kronthal Gregory J. Manas Julia H. Roberts  
Gary Devine Mark H. Hanscom Michael J. Lienhard Kyle D. Pires Holly Tao  

Lauren R. Abrams Brooks J. Culotta Timothy M. Huhges Erick Y. Shon    
Randy B. Aviado Timothy P. Dougherty Kristen M. Insana Lindsay C. Wise    
Joseph E. Barrows Allison R. Harrigan Jimin Kim Fanny G. Yeung    
Joseph R. Cendagorta Brian F .Hencke Maria I. Qayyum Hebing Zhou    

Master of Science

Stephanee Synnott (Moasser)

Sofi Bahgat (Warren) Amanda Smaniotto (Ichiye)
Kathleen Ford (Rubinson)  

Lora Angelova (Weiss) Tao Yu (Weiss)
Basma Ragab (Yang)  

Mae Aguila (Warren) Kelly Bogle (Roepe) Kayla Lincoln (Stoll) Oksana Zaluzhna (Tong)
Dianne Atienza (Tong) Allan Cardenas (Warren) Basma Ragab (Yang)  

Dianne Atienza (Tong) Augusta Levendorf (Tong)    
Allan Cardenas (Warren) Peng Zhang (Wolf)    

Doctor of Philosophy

Yosra Badei (Warren) Michelle Paguio (Roepe)
Mynthia Cabrera (Roepe) Julie Mertzman Quinn (Stoll)
Christina Capacci-Daniel (Swift) Kimberly Yearick Spangler (Wolf)
Bingchen Du (Tong) Ceren Susut (Tong)
Dalia Hammoudeh (Metallo) Matthew Varonka (Warren)
Kefeng Ma (Weiss) Ariele Viacava-Follis (Metallo)
Marie Melzer (Warren)  

John Alumasa (Roepe) Jerez Te (Ichiye)
Yohani Petero Kayinamura (Rubinson) Ammanuel Zellelow (Swift)
Huiguo Lai (Yang)  

Stephen D. Drake (Holman) Yan Luo (Ichiye) Stefan Wiese (Warren)
Marwan Ghosn (Wolf) Scott Mough (Holman) Hanhui Xu (Wolf)
Ilana Goldberg (Swift) Michele Pablico (Stoll) Tao Yu (Weiss)
Daniel Iwaniuk (Wolf) Clare Perrin (Swift)  
Anthony Kammerich (Rubinson) Bradley Scott Perrin (Ichiye)  
Sayon Kumalah (Holman) Alison Williams Reed (Metallo)  
Ying Li (Tong) Yonghui Tian (Kertesz)  

Ming Feng (Yang) Janeth B. Presores (Swift)  
Raymond T. Gephart, III (Warren) Oksana Zaluzhna (Tong)  
Srotoswini Kar (Stoll) Mengping Zhu (Moasser)  
Peri Pleeter (Wolf)    

Lora Anglova (Weiss) David Gavira (Roepe)  
William Boncher (Stoll) Alexander Gorka (Roepe)  
Sudeep Das (Moasser) Brad Slipetz (Kertesz)  

In Memoriam

Silvia Carlota Termes (Ph.D. ’77, Pope) October 20, 2010 see Fall 2010 Hoya Chimica, #26 tribute

Alumni in the News


  • Apryll Stalcup (Ph.D. ’88, Martire) Director, Irish Separation Science Cluster, National Centre for Sensor Research at Dublin City University
  • Brian Rasley (PhD '98, Kulaweic) was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Scott Auerbach (C ’88) UMass-Amherst Professor reports a bountiful and exciting year regarding his group’s studies in biofuels, see Fall 2010 Hoya Chimica, #26
  • Leah B. Casabianca (Ph.D. ’09, de Dios) awarded a 24-month Fulbright Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science along with an NSF International Research Fellowship Award, see Fall 2010 Hoya Chimica, #26
  • Cheol-Ho Choi (Ph.D. ’98, Kertesz), a Professor at Kyungpook National University, received several distinguished awards: 2008 University Research Accomplishment, and the 2009 Korean Chemical Society Young Physical Chemist
  • Mukund S. Chorgade (Ph.D. ’83, Hammer) elected as a 2010 ACS Fellow
  • Victoria Harrison (C ’10) awarded Northwestern University Excellence in teaching award
  • Ulrich Kortz (Ph.D. ’95, Pope), full Chemistry professor at Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany), organized an International Polyoxometalate Symposium in July 2009
  • P. J. (Paul Joseph) Lukac (C ’07), a Columbia University Medical School student, works in a Chicago lab towards a cure for a form of cancer he has acquired,
  • Irit Sagi (Ph.D. ’92, Chance) promoted in 2005 to Pontecorvo Professorial Chair in the Department of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
  • Amanda Smaniotto (M.S. ’10, Ichiye) teaches at St. John’s College High School, Washington D.C.
  • Apryll Stalcup (Ph.D. ’88, Martire), University of Cincinnati Chemistry professor, honored as the 2011 Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society’s “Chemist of the Year”. Professor Stalcup also published an article about tenure in academia


  • Gerald O. Brown, (Ph.D. ‘03, Weiss), a DuPont Senior Chemist selected as DuPont Fellows Associate
  • Xiao Huang (Ph.D. ’06, Weiss) joined the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics. His work utilizes products from a business run by Kefeng Ma (Ph.D. ’09, Weiss)
  • Mark Sonnenschein (Ph.D. ’87, Weiss) promoted as Dow Chemical Fellow, 1 of 10 in the entire company
  • Sarah Swigart (C ’08) is happily employed at PRTM Management Consultants working on health care issues, see Fall 2010 Hoya Chimica, #26
  • Patrick J. Treado (C ’85) founder and chief technology officer at ChemImage, received the 2010 Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society. See March 29, 2010 issue of C&E News


  • Jingsong Huang (Ph.D. ’06, Kertesz) promoted to permanent staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratories
  • Kwabena Yiadom (Ph.D. ’02, Yang) and family are moving to London on assignment from the Department of Defense

New Horizons

  • Kateri DuBay (C ’02) received her Ph.D. degree, University of California, Berkeley
  • Victoria Harrison (C ’09), a former undergraduate researcher in the Rubinson group, started Ph.D. studies at Northwestern University
  • Charles R. Hong (C ’10) matriculated to the Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dylan Kwait (C ’01) finished his intern year in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan
  • Angelo Ostuni (C ‘ 97; M.S. ’98) works for the European Institute of Oncology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
  • Linnea Weiss (C ’98) received her Ph.D. degree in molecular & cellular developmental biology at Yale, in addition to the John Spangler Nicholas Prize for outstanding doctoral candidates in experimental zoology
  • Shujiang Yang (Ph.D. ’07, Kertesz) moved to Chicago for a joint Post-doctoral appointment at the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory

Families and Friends

  • Yu-Zhe Chen, (Weiss Post-Doc) appointed Assistant Professor, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, Beijing
  • Scilla Grassi (Weiss) married Tomasso Rosati in Italy, summer 2009. P. J. Lukac (C’ 07) and Taisuke Yamada (Weiss) attended
  • David Hyde-Volpe (REU Summer 2009, Kertesz) involved in modeling DNA-molecular interactions, and preparing for graduate studies
  • Xiao Huang (Ph.D. ’06, Weiss) and wife, Yujing, announce the arrival of their second son, Eric Jiayuan Huang
  • David L. Hoof (Pope Post-doc) published his 7th novel, Triple Jeopardy, Shadow Line Press
  • Ryan Vary (REU Summer 2008, Kertesz) began graduate studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Takashi Yumura (Kertesz Post-doc) enjoys current position as Assistant Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology
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