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A Celebration of the Class of Spring 2024

The Department of Chemistry celebrated the Class of Spring 2024 on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Photo of Spring 2024 chemistry graduates wearing caps and gowns

Ph.D. in Chemistry – Spring 2024

Formal NameCommittee ChairThesis/Dissertation Title
Sultan Ahmed Alex SmirnovSensitivity Improvement of Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) with an Integrated Nano Honeycomb Structure and its Application as a Biosensor 
Mst Sharmin AktarStefan FranzenThe long overdue comparison of DHP A and DHP B; Structure, Dynamics and Reactivity
Maxwell BowlesCaroline ProulxLate-Stage Modification and Metal-Coordination of Azapeptides
Boyang ChenJonathan LindseySynthesis of Bioinspired Hemes for Incorporation in Metal-Organic Frameworks
Adambarage Chathuri De AlwisLeslie SombersElectroanalytical Tools and Strategies for Quantitative Monitoring of Individual Exocytosis Events at Single Cells
Mawuli DeegbeyElena JakubikovaComputational Studies of Fe(II) Complexes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and CO Coordination on Di-Copper Complexes
Austin EdwardsJoshua PierceSynthetic Efforts Towards a Variety of Heterocyclic Scaffolds
Qihui LiuJonathan LindseyMolecular Designs for Biomedical Applications – Evaluating Dyes and Synthesis of Compounds for Cancer Therapy
Kathy NguyenJonathan LindseyStudies Surrounding Tetrapyrrole Pigments – Chlorophylls, Tolyporphins, and Terpenoid Tails
Minhua NieJoshua PierceDesign and Synthesis of Novel Aza-sugar Clindamycin Antibiotics
Nicholas NunnAlex SmirnovAdvanced Materials Processing of Fluorescent Diamond Particles for Quantum Sensing Synthesis and Application of N-Aryl Peptides
Thaddeus PaulselGavin WilliamsPrecursor Guided Chemoenzymatic Diversification of Polyketide Compounds
Magnus PaulyPaul MaggardInvestigation and Modification of Poly(triazine-imide), A Novel Form of Carbon Nitride
Michael RoskoFelix CastellanoPhotophysical Investigation of Cuprous bis-Phenantroline Chromophores
Juno SonJonathan LindseyDesign and synthesis of molecular scaffolds for various biomedical applications
Manuel Alejandro Valdes PenaJoshua PierceSynthesis and Biological Evaluation of Five-Membered Heterocycles: 2,3-Pyrrolidinediones and 1,4,2 Oxathiazoles
Dongju YunReza GhiladiNew Directions for the Development of Multifunctional Catalytic Hemoglobins as Biocatalysts for Diverse Substrates
List of Students Graduating with a Ph.D. in Chemistry for the Spring 2024 Semester

B.S. in Chemistry – Spring 2024

Erika Rosemarie AaronRaleigh, NC
Phil BankaitisRaleigh, NC
Akira Lee BrownGrimesland, NC
Sean Patrick ButtsApex, NC
Ben Michael CiprianoRaleigh, NC
Atli DavidssonChapel Hill, NC
Tanner Seth DavisRaleigh, NC
Karla GarciaWendell, NC
Hailey HammondsKnightdale, NC
Ransom Kazuo HillWake Forest, NC
Wyatt HolbertHendersonville, NC
Hailey Grace JonesSouthport, NC
Allen Bohao LiCary, NC
Jada Keyshonna McKinneyArden, NC
Emma Lucille MessinaWilmington, NC
William MorrisRaleigh, NC
Jacob Coleman PerryCharlotte, NC
Roshan RanaMorrisville, NC
Jack Robert ReichlingGranite Falls, NC
Lauren Elizabeth RogersApex, NC
Griffin Cole SadinRaleigh, NC
Avery SmithElon, NC
Kiran SomaOak Ridge, NC
Allison Meredith TaylorWest End, NC
Sarah Elizabeth TiminRaleigh, NC
Aaron WangRaleigh, NC
Lauren Olivia WeatherstoneDenver, NC
Anna Joy WillardHolly Springs, NC
Brandon YanceyRaleigh, NC
Natalie Renee ZachmanSiloam, NC
List of Students Graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry for the Spring 2024 Semester

B.A. in Chemistry – Spring 2024

Jacob BarnesVestal, NY
William FreemanWinston Salem, NC
Isabel GreenChapel Hill, NC
Abby GrimesCary, NC 
Emma HermanCharlotte, NC
Aspen HughesFuquay Varina, NC
Meghan Elizabeth JohnsonMorehead City, NC
Valerie Rose LittleAngier, NC
Navita Nikki MadhoHarrisburg, NC
Ella Gwendolyn MooreOmaha, NE
Elena Grace ShippPittsboro, NC
Hannah SumnerBurlington, NC
Meric David TrombleyConcord, NC
List of Students Graduating with a B.A. in Chemistry for the Spring 2024 Semester