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Left to Right: (Back) Dr. Renato Sampaio (CHASE), Quentin Loague, Dr. Stephen Tereniak (CHASE), Dr. Matthew Kessinger, Dr. Niklas Keller, Dr. Mark Spitler, Matthew Goodwin, (Front) Zander Deetz, John Dickenson, Jake Sirlin, Professor Gerald Meyer

Current Members

Professor Dr. Gerald J. Meyer

B.S. State University of New York at Albany (1985)
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison (1989)
Postdoctoral University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989)



Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Matthew C. Kessinger

B.S. Concord University
Ph.D. Virginia Tech



Dr. Niklas Keller

M.Sc. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ph.D. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich




Graduate Students

5th Year:

Alexander M. Deetz

B.A. Carleton College
A.M. Harvard University



4th Year:

Quentin R. Loague

B.S. Virginia Tech




3rd Year:

Jake Sirlin

B.S. The University of Miami



John Dickenson

B.S. Virginia Military Institute




2nd Year:

Matthew Goodwin

B.S. The College of William and Mary





Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Bruno M. Aramburu-Trošelj (Institut Català d’Investigació Química (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain)
Dr. Jenny Schneider (2020, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Dr. Ludovic Troian-Gautier (2019, Chargé de Recherches FNRS, Laboratoire de Chimie Organique, Université libre de Bruxelles)
Dr. Renato N. Sampaio (2018, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratories)
Dr. Cassandra L. Ward (2016, Posdoctoral Fellow, Linz Group, Wayne State University)
Dr. Guocan Li (2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, Eisenberg Group, University of Rochester)
Dr. Ke Hu (2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sheiko Group, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dr. Maria Abrahamsson (2010, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden)
Dr. Jovan Giamio (2008, Senior Analyst at Independent Project Analysis)
Dr. Craig Kelly
Dr. Sherine Obare (2004, Professor of Chemistry and Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)
Dr. David Thompson (1999, Professor of Chemistry, Memorial University, Canada)
Dr. David Watson (2004, Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo)

Graduate Students

Dr. Michael Turlington (2021, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas)
Dr. Rachel Bangle (2021, Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University)
Dr. Andrew B. Maurer (2020, Postdoctoral Fellow, Abrahamsson Group, Chalmers University of Technology)
Dr. Erica M. James (2020, Samtech, Inc.)
Dr. Matthew D. Brady (2019, Cree, Inc.)
Dr. Sara A. M. Wehlin (2019)
Dr. Eric J. Piechota (2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, Turro Group, The Ohio State University)
Dr. Wesley B. Swords (2018, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Dr. Tyler C. Motley (2018, UNC Chapel Hill)
Dr. Timothy J. Barr (2017, Rudolf Technologies)
Dr. Brian N. DiMarco (2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, De Cola Group, University of Strasbourg)
Dr. Evan E. Beauvilliers (2016, Intel Engineer)
Dr. Erinn C. Brigham (2015, Assistant Journal Manager at American Institute of Physics Publishing)
Dr. Ryan O’Donnell (2015, Army Research Lab)
Dr. Ke Hu (2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, Sheiko Group, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill)
Dr. William Ward (2014, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Austin Peay State University)
Dr. Atefah Taheri (2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, Berben Group, UC Davis)
Dr. Darren Achey (2013, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kuetztown University)
Dr. Shane Ardo (2010, Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine)
Dr. Laura A. Bauer (2004)
Dr. Bryan Bergeron (2003, Principal Research Scientist and Project Manager)
Dr. Nira S. Birenbaum (2005)
Dr. Felix N. Castellano (1996, Professor of Chemistry, North Carolina State University)
Dr. Chris Clark (2006, Applications Scientist and Technical Sales Support Specialist)
Dr. Byron Farnum (2012, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Auburn University)
Dr. Fereshteh Farzhad (1999, Senior Technical Advisor and Analyst at M&F Technology & Medical Consultants)
Dr. Amanda Fond (2007, Lead Program Management and Science Specialist, Nobilis)
Dr. James Gardner (2009, Associate Professor of Photoelectrochemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Dr. George Hasselman (2000)
Dr. Todd Heimer (1996, Technical Sales Advisor at Knight Optical (US) LLC)
Dr. Gerard Higgens (2006)
Dr. Paul Hoertz (2003, Research Chemist at RTI International)
Dr. Tamae Ito (2006)
Dr. Patrick Johanssen (2012, Senior Engineering Physicist at Colgate-Palmolive)
Dr. Minh C. Ko (1997)
Dr. Feng Liu (2005)
Dr. Andras Marton (2006, Manager, Hydrocarbon Processing and Transportation at Independent Project Analysis)
Dr. Amanda Morris (2009, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech)
Dr. Ping Qu (2001, Engineer at Intel)
Dr. Mark Ruthkosky (1998)
Dr. Donald V. Scaltrito (2002, Patent Agent at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC)
Dr. Aaron Staniszewski (2008, Post Masters Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Dr. Jeremy M. Stipkala (1997, Patent Attorney, Thrive IP)
Dr. Jonathan Stromberg (2007, Chemist at US Army)
Dr. Arnold Stux (2003, Scientist at Naval Research Laboratory)
Dr. Hailong Xia (2009, Senior Research Scientist at Nanochem Solutions Inc)
Dr. John Rowley (2011, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Carroll College)
Dr. Mei Yang (2003)

Masters Students:

Erin Kober (2021)
Daniel Conroy (2021)
Victoria K. Davis (2018)
Yuting F. Lin (2018)
Catherine G. Burton (Institute for Advanced Analytics)

Undergraduate Students

Marc Bennett, Jose Sintas, Talita Malewschik, Julia Jones, Matthew Thompson, Ryan Balok, Tiffany Ho, Michael Balfour, Eugene Ceppa, Erica Dun, Arthur Esswein, Lee Friedman, Robert Freundlich, Joseph Gordonecker, Jeffrey Jou, Michelle Kim, David Klein, David Sambade , Taisei Kobayashi, Bert Lai, Kanini Mjuguna, John O’Callahan, Emily Orimilikwe, Timothy Park, Rachelle Pinlac, Ely Rothblatt, Andrea Sachs, Shin Shoj, Solito Sumulong, Michael Thandasetti, and Mark Zaros.