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Dr. Christopher Snedigar, Graduate Student (2008-2014)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2014)
Advanced to Candidacy (2009)
B.S. Chemistry; Mathematics minor, California State University, Hayward (2008)
 
 
Dissertation: Dissolution Studies on Porous Aluminum Oxide Formation and the Applications for use as Separators in Lithium-ion Battery Technologies
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Paul Daubenmire, Graduate Student (2007)
Advanced to Candidacy (2010)
M.S. Chemistry; Georgia Institute of Technology (2004)
B.A. Chemistry; Harvard University (2001)
 
Project: Chemistry Learners’ Use of Representations to Further Conceptual Understanding of College-level Chemistry.
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Spencer (Granett) Berger, Graduate Student (2008)
Advanced to Candidacy (2012)
M.S. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley (2010)
B.A. Chemistry; B.A. Biological Sciences; Cornell University (2007)
 
Project: Investigating Student Perceptions of the Instructional Laboratory in College Chemistry.
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Michelle Vaisman, Undergraduate Student (2010-2013)
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering; Yale University (2013 - present)
B.S. Chemistry, B.A. Applied Mathematics; University of California, Berkeley (2013)
 
Former Project: Super-hydrophobic sufaces on a porous alumina support.
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Dr. Sandhya Rao, Graduate Student (2007-2012)
Ph.D. Science and Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley (2012)
Advanced to Candidacy (2010)
M.S. Chemistry; Harvard University (2002)
B.S. Physical Chemistry; UCLA (2000)
 
 
Dissertation: The Journey from Classical to Quantum Thinking: An Analysis of Student Understanding Through the Lens of Atomic Spectra
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Dr. Philip Kalisman, Graduate Student (2006-2012)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2012)
Advanced to Candidacy (2008)
Sc.B. Chemistry; B.A. Mathematics; Brown University (2006)
 
 
Dissertation: Study of the Electrochemical System of Antimony-Tellurium in Dimethyl Sulfoxide for Growth of Nanowire Arrays, and an Innovative Method for Single Nanowire Measurements
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Dr. Peter Hillman, Graduate Student (2007-2012)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2012)
Advanced to Candidacy (2008)
B.S. Chemistry; Cornell University (2007)
Researcher, Applied Materials
 
Dissertation: The Electrodeposition of PbTe Nanowires for Thermoelectric Applications
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Dr. Lee Brogan, Graduate Student (2006-2011)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2011)
Advanced to Candidacy (2007)
B.S. Chemistry; B.A. Classics, Latin concentration; University of Tennessee (2006)
Process Development Engineer, Lam Research
 
Dissertation: Electrochemistry of FeSO4-Na2S2O3 and CuSO4-Na2S2O3 Systems for Template-Assisted Nanowire Synthesis
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Dr. Michelle (Shaver) Sinapuelas, Graduate Student (2007-2011)
Ph.D. Science and Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley (2011)
Advanced to Candidacy (2009)
M.S. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley (2008)
B.S. Chemical Engineering; UCLA (2001)
Faculty Member and Summer Research Institute Director, Cal Teach
 
Dissertation: Why do some students struggle while others succeed in chemistry? A study of the influence of undergraduate student beliefs, perceptions, and use of resources on performance in introductory chemistry.
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Dr. Daniel Kelly, Graduate Student (2004-2010)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2010)
Advanced to Candidacy (2006)
B.S. Chemistry, Physics minor; Purdue University (2004)
Assistant Professor, Indiana University Northwest
 
Dissertation: Chemical Modification of Porous Alumina for Nanowire Templating and NEXAFS Spectroscopy of Aqueous ATP
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Laura Brandt, Graduate Student (2008-2010)
M.S. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2010)
B.S. Chemistry (2008)
 
Project: Electrochemical Pyrite Synthesis
   
     
 
   
Dr. Mei Li, Visiting Scientist (2010)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
 
   
   
   
     
 
   
Jennifer Johnson, Graduate Student
M.S. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2008)
B.S. Chemistry
 
Thesis: Synthesis and Properties of Magnetoresistive Perovskites
   
     
 
   
Dr. Catherine Becker, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
B.S. Chemistry
NASA Ames Research Center
 
Dissertation: Structural Characterization of Nanowires and Nanowire Arrays
   
     
 
   
Dr. Evan Hajime, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
B.S. Chemistry
Senior Research Chemist, 3M Corporate Research Laboratory
 
Dissertation: Plasma assisted synthesis of AlF3 and electrodeposition of Ag2Se nanowire arrays
   
     
 
   
Dr. Jennifer Keyani, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
B.S. Chemistry
Intel Corporation
 
Dissertation: Electrodeposition and Device Incorporation of Bismuth Antimony Nanowire Arrays
   
     
 
   
Dr. Lynn Trahey, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
B.S. Chemistry
Argonne National Laboratory
 
Dissertation: Electrodeposition of Bi:Te Nanowire Arrays into Porous Alumina Templates for Thermoelectric Applications
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Dr. Janell Neulinger, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2006)
B.S. Chemistry
Researcher, Intel Corporation
 
Dissertation: Synthesis, Structure and Magnetism in Copper Chalcochromite Spinels
   
     
 
   
Dr. James Delattre, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
B.S. Chemistry
 
Dissertation: Plasma Synthesis of High Surface Area Aluminum Trifluoride and Synthesis and Characterization of Barium Iron Oxides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Marisol Martin-Gonzalez, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
B.S. Chemistry
Tenured Scientist, Instituto de MicroelectrĂłnica de Madrid
 
Dissertation: Electrodeposition of Doped and Undoped Bi2Te3 Thermoelectric Nanowires
   
     
 
   
Dr. Amy Prieto, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
B.S. Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
 
Dissertation: Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
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Dr. Melissa Sander, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
 
Dissertation: Fabrication and Assessment of Structure, Composition, and Electronic Properties of Nanowire Arrays
   
     
 
   
Dr. Marc Schrier, Graduate Student (1993-2001)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
B.S. Chemistry; University of California, Santa Barbara (1992)
Owner, Calchemist
 
Dissertation: Oxidation Control of Fluxes for Mixed-Valent Inorganic Oxide Materials Synthesis
   
     
 
   
Dr. Chris Caylor, Graduate Student (1995-2000)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2000)
B.S. Chemistry; Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (1995)
Director Thermoelectric Systems, GMZ Energy
 
Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of Skutterudite Thin Films and Superlattice Structures
   
     
 
   
Meredith Knox, Graduate Student
M.A. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2000)
B.S. Chemistry
 
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of CuInSe2 and Bi1-xSbx
   
     
 
   
Michael J. Cetcuti, Visiting Scientist (1998)
 
   
   
     
 
   
Dr. Barbara Reisner, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1998)
B.S. Chemistry
Assistant Professor, James Madison University
 
Dissertation: Rhodium Oxides in Unusual Oxidation States
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Dr. Newell Washburn, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1998)
B.S. Chemistry; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1993)
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
 
Dissertation: Properties of Na-doped Lanthanum Manganite Grown in Hydroxide Flux
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Dr. Todd Friedman, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1997)
B.S. Chemistry, Japanese Minor; Penn State University
Senior Vice President of Technology, Meriwether Group
 
Dissertation: Driving Reactions: Surmounting Activation Barriers in Solid State Chemistry Using Hydroxide Melts and RF Plasmas
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Dr. Anne Dolbecq, Postdoctoral Fellow (1996)
CNRS Research Director, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
 
Project: Alkali Doped Lanthanum Cobalt Oxides
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Karen Lin, Undergraduate Student
B.S. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley (1996)
 
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Sodium Doped Strontium Iron Oxides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Jeanne Luce, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1996)
B.S. Chemistry
Senior Technical Contributor in Logic Technology Development, Intel Corporation
 
Dissertation: Crystallization of the Lanthanide Cuprates LnCu2O4 from Hydroxide Melts: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetism (Ln=La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Y, Er)
   
     
 
   
Dr. Stacey Lowery-Bretz, Postdoctoral Fellow (1995)
Ph.D. Chemistry; Conell Univeristy (1994)
M.S. Chemistry; Penn State University (1991)
B.A. Chemistry; Cornell University (1989)
Professor of Chemistry, Miami University
 
Project: Freshman Chemistry Assessment
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Dr. Mark Fendorf, Postdoctoral Fellow (1995)
 
Project: Microscopy of Novel Oxides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Carri Lyda Lucier, Postdoctoral Fellow (1995)
Board President, Tooele Valley Academy of Dance
 
Dissertation: Solid State MAS NMR of Layered Alkali Niobates
   
     
 
   
Dr. Maria Rzeznik, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1995)
B.S. Chemistry
 
Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of the Layered Transition Metal Oxides AxNbO2 (A=Li, Na, K)
   
     
 
   
Dr. David Sandford, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1995)
B.S. Chemistry; Hope College (1990)
Researcher, Cerion Energy
 
Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of Cuprates Precipitated from Molten Hydroxide Fluxes
   
     
 
   
Andy Wang, Undergraduate Student
B.S.E.; University of California, Berkeley (1995)
 
Project: Synthesis of EuNi2P2 and EuCu2P2
   
     
 
   
Dr. Eugene Pruss, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley (1994)
 
Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of Low-Dimensional Transition Metal Sulfides Precipitated from Organic Solvents
   
     
 
   
Dr. Rob Bornick, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley (1993)
 
Dissertation: Structure, Bonding, and Europium Valence in EuCo2-xNixP2 and EuCu1.75P2
   
     
 
   
Dr. Linda Marquez, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1993)
 
Dissertation: Synthesis of Copper and Bismuth Oxide Superconductors by Direct Precipitation from Molten Alkali Metal Hydroxides and Nitrates
   
     
 
   
Dr. Steven Russek, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering; University of California, Berkeley (1993)
 
Dissertation: Air Separation with Perovskite-type Oxide Membranes; Membrane Materials Considerations
   
     
 
   
Dr. Sarah Stoll, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley (1993)
B.A. Chemistry; Smith College(1988)
Associate Professor, Georgetown University
 
Dissertation: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Alkali Metal Doped Lanthanum Copper Oxides
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Dr. Virgina Carlson, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
Account Executive, The Dow Chemical Company; Senior Account Manager, The Dow Chemical Company
 
Dissertation: Crystallization of Oxide Materials from Molten Metal Hydroxides: The Characterization of New High-Oxidation-State Bismuthates
   
     
 
   
Dr. Maggie Gesselbracht, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
B.S. Chemistry; University of Notre Dame
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Reed College
 
Dissertation: Superconductivity in the Layered Compounds MxNbO2 (A=Li, Na)
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Dr. Steve Keller, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
B.S. Chemistry; Pacific Lutheran University (1986)
Associate Professor, University of Missouri
 
Dissertation: Precipitation of Oxide Superconductors and Magnets from Alkali-Metal Hydroxide Fluxes
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Dr. Suzan Leonard, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
 
Dissertation: Thermochemistry of Early-Late Transition Metal Alloys and Their Ternary Oxides and Nitrides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Paul VerNooy, Graduate Student (1986-1991)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
B.S. Chemistry; B.S. Physics; Yale University (1986)
Senior Research Associate, DuPont
 
Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of New High Oxidation State Barium Copper Oxides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Marc Michael Kollrack, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1990)
B.S. Chemistry; University of Virginia
Senior Technologist, Lam Research
 
Dissertation: The Surface Chemistry of Si(111) 7x7: Reactions with Co and with Small Organic Molecules
   
     
 
   
Dr. John Badding, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1989)
B.S. Chemistry;Manhattan College (1984)
Professor of Chemistry, Penn State
 
Dissertation: An Unusual Series of Magnetic Phase Transitions in EuNi5P3
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Dr. Mike Dixon, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1989)
 
Dissertation: Synthesis and Properties of Barium Copper Oxides
   
     
 
   
Dr. William Ham, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1989)
 
Dissertation: Oxidation-State Chemistry of Oxide Superconductors
   
     
 
   
Dr. Renata Hoskins, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1989)
 
Dissertation: From Molecular Building Blocks to Solid Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Transition Metal Sulfides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Joseph Womack, Graduate Student (1983-1989)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1989)
B.A. Chemistry; Oberlin College (1983)
Technology Manager, Lam Research
 
Dissertation: The Surface Chemistry of Niobium Monoxide: Three Low Miller Index Crystal Faces
   
     
 
   
Dr. Christopher Jagges, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1988)
 
Dissertation: The Preparation and Characterization of High Surface Area Transition Metal Nitrides
   
     
 
   
Dr. Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Graduate Student (1983-1988)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1988)
Sc.B. Chemistry; Brown University (1983)
Associate Dean for Research, University of South Carolina
 
Dissertation: Magnetic, Chemisorption, and Infrared Studies of Ni/TiO2: An Example of an Epifacial Reaction
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Dr. Kevin Leary, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1987)
 
Dissertation: A Temperature Programmed Desorption Study of Subsurface Diffusion in High Surface Area Catalysts
   
     
 
   
Dr. Douglas G. Klarup, Graduate Student
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1986)
 
Dissertation: Hydrocarbon Interactions with Ir, Ni, Si, and NiSi2 Surfaces