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Below is a list of recent graduates from the Center for Photochemical Sciences. Click on any letter link below to jump to list by last name:

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Krishna Acharya, Ph.D. (August 2009)
Photocurrent Spectroscopy on ZnTe/GaAs, CdS/GaAs, ZnTe/Si, CdS/Polyethylene, and CdS/Glass Hetero-Pairs Formed with Pulsed-Laser Deposition
Postdoctoral Associate
Center for Integrated Nanotechnology
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM
kacharya@lanl.gov

Ravi Adhikari, Ph.D. (December 2008)
Carbazole-Based Emitting Compounds:Synthesis, Photophysical Properties and Formation of Nanoparticles
Director of Chemistry
Angstrom Technologies, Inc.
1895 Airport Exchange Blvd. Suite 110
Erlanger, KY 41018
radhikari@angtech.com

Kirill Afonin, Ph.D. (May 2008)
Design and Characterization of Novel Bio-Sensor Platform for Sequence-specific, Label-free, Fluorescent Detection of Native RNA Molecules
Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
National Cancer Institute
Frederick, MD 21702
kirill.afonin@nih.gov

Jarrett Aguilar, Ph.D. (May 1997)
Salt Dependence of the Quantum Yields of Deoxydinucleotide Photoproducts and of Circular Dichroism Spectra of dTpdT and dTpdC
Chair
West Liberty State College
Dept. of Natural Science and Mathematics
West Liberty, WV 26074-0295
jaguilar@westliberty.edu

Dmitry Aldakov, Ph.D. (August 2004)
Amplified Anion Sensing by Conducting Polymers
Research Associate
CNRS
Semiconductor Nanocrystals Magnetic Nanoparticles
CEA-Grenoble
38054 Grenoble, France
dmitry.aldakov@cea.fr

Hewa M. Anula, Ph.D. (August 2002)
Photo-induced Reactions Between Cationic Porphyrins and Plastocyanin
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemistry
Smith Hall
207 Pleasant Street, S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431
hmanula@hotmail.com

Kelechi C. Anyaogu, Ph.D. (December 2008)
Stabilized Metal Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites: Preparation, Characterization and Potential Applications
Chemist
Gates Corporation
2975 Waterview Drive
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
kelechianyaogu@yahoo.com

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Charles Babu, Ph.D. (May 1999)
Solution Structure Determination of Plastocyanin From Prochlorothrix Hollandica by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Alcon Labs
Ft. Worth, TX

Maria Baranova, Ph.D. (August 2007)
Electron Transfer Interactions Associated with Plastocyanin from the Cyanobacterium Prochlorothrix Hollandica
Instructor
Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95356

Kestutis G. Bendinskas, Ph.D. (Dec. 1996)
Toward Directing Photosensitizers to Key Viral Targets Using Combinatorially Selected Oligonucleotides
Associate Professor
State University of New York at Oswego
Department of Chemistry
Oswego, NY 13126
bendinsk@oswego.edu

Yubai Bi, Ph.D. (May 1994)
A Visible Light Initiating System For Free Radical Promoted Cationic Polymerization
R&D Chemist
Hewlett-Packard Company
Inkjet Media Operations
61U50C, 16399 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127-1899
yubai_bi@hp.com

Aneta Bogdanova, Ph.D. (May 2004)
Structural Control of the Reactivity of a-Diazodiesters: Formation of a-Carbonylcarbenes Versus Wolff Rearrangement
Director, Research & Development
Performance Coatings International
Div. of G&D Technologies, LLC
10 Henderson Drive
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
abogdanova@pcoatingsintl.com

Leah Shao Boyer, Ph.D. (December 2003)
Preparation and Characterization of II-VI Compounds Semiconductor Thin Films
Assistant Professor of Physics
Mathematical Sciences Department
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
leah.boyer@emu.edu

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Eric Chang, Ph.D. (May 2013)
Designed Coiled Coils for the Control of Biomineral Growth
Postdoctoral Researcher
College of Dentistry
New York University
New York, NY

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Puran De, Ph.D. (December 2011)
Stable Hetero-Acene Analogs of Heptacene: The Synthesis and Study of their Conductive Properties in Organic Transistors and the Photo-induced Formation of Quantum Dot - Conductive Polymers (QD:CP) for Application in Photovoltaics
Research Associate
Spectra Group Limited, Inc.
27800 Lemoyne Rd., Suite J
Millbury, OH 4344

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Patrick El-Khoury, Ph.D. (August 2010)
Femtosecond Dynamics of Small Polyatomic Molecules in Solution: A Combined Experimental and Computational Approach
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Irvine
Center for Chemistry at The Space-Time Limit
Irvine, CA  92697-2375   
pelkhour@uci.edu

 
Selin Ergun, Ph.D. (August 2011)
Synthesis of High Triplet Hosts for Blue PhOLEDs
Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
selin.ergun@uky.edu
 
Artur Erlacher, Ph.D. (August 2005)
Pulsed-laser Deposition and Characterization of Hetero-paired Thin-Film Gallium Arsenide
Project Manager - Slide Gates
Research and Development
RHI-AG
Magnesitstrasse 2
Leoben A-8700 Austria
erlacher2@gmail.com
 
Leandro Estrada, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Carbazole-Based Ambipolar Compounds: A Study of Their Intramolecular Charge Transfer Properties
Postdoctoral Fellow
Reynolds Research Group
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400
leandro.estrada@gmail.com
 

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Angeles Farran-Morales, Ph.D. (August 1996)
Energy Transfer Studies of Incarcerated Donors
Dpto Quimica Organica y Biologia
Facultad de Ciencias - UNED
Senda del Rey 9
28040 Madrid SPAIN
angelesfarran@hotmail.com

Andrei Fedorov, Ph.D. (May 1998)
Vibrational Overtone Spectroscopy of p-Bonded Organometallic Complexes and Corresponding Hydrocarbon Ligands
Pacific Biosciences
1505 Adams Drive
Menlo Park, CA 04025
afedorov@pacificbiosciences.com

Anna Fedorova, Ph.D. (December 2002)
Study of Electron Transfer Pathway Effects Within a Designed Metalloprotein
Research Associate
Genentech, Inc.
Department of Protein and Peptide Engineering
Mail Stop 27
San Francisco, CA 94080
fedorova.anna@gene.com

Joe Finley, Ph.D. (May 1994)
Spectroscsopy of Jet-Cooled Retinal Model Compounds

Nikolai Fomine, Ph.D. (August 2005)
Aspects of Nonlinear Optical Response of Selected Prophyrins in Microstructured Thin Films and Emulsions
Project Manager
InterLab, Inc.
Tikhvinsky per., 11, building 2
Moscow, Russia 127055

Bryan Fry, Ph.D. (December 1996)
Photoactivated Hydrosilation Polymerization and the Synthesis, Crosslinking and Pyrolysis of Oligocarbosilane Ceramic Precursors
Senior Development Chemist
Rhodia, Inc.
911 East White Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
brysach@bellsouth.net

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Olga Gavrjushina-Nikolaitchik, Ph.D. (May 1998)
Composition and Expression of the Chlorophyll a/b Antenna in the Photosynthetic Prokaryote, Prochlorothrix Hollandica
Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Wei-Shau Hu
Viral Recombination Section
Drug Resistance Program
National Cancer Institute, NIH
1050 Boyles Street, Bldg 535, Room 324
Frederick, MD 21702
ogavrju@hotmail.com

Timofey G. Gerasimov, Ph.D. (Aug. 2002)
Vibrational Overtone Spectroscopy of Several Mono- and Polyacrylates, Azo-Initiators and Polysiloxanes, Vibrationally Initiated Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate and Methyl Methacrylate-Polysiloxane Mixtures
Quality Assurance Manager
Film Technologies International
2630 Fairfield Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
tgerasimov@filmtechnologies.com

Elena S. Glik, Ph.D. (December 2009)
Spectroscopic Investigation of the Excited State Properties of Platinum(II) Charge Transfer
Associate Research Chemist
Henkel Corporation
32100 Stephenson
Madison Heights, MI

Tatiana Golovkova, Ph.D. (August 2005)
Synthesis and Properties of Fluorescent Photochromic Compounds Based on Dithienylethene-Containing BODIPY Dyes
Product Development Chemist
The Euclid Chemical Company
19218 Redwood Road
Cleveland, OH 44110
tgolovkova@euclidchemical.com

Olga Gorbounova, Ph.D. (August 1997)
Optical Frequency Doublers and Shifters Based on Novel Seminconductor Structures
Systems Engineer
WIN Division
KLA-Tencor Corporation
One Technology Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035-7916
olga.gorbounova@kla-tencor.com

Samer Gozem, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Understanding the Relationship Between Thermal and Photochemical Isomerization in Visual Receptors
Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
sgozem@bgsu.edu

Alexei Gretchikhine, Ph.D. (August 1996)
Electron Transfer in Artificial Beta-Pleated Sheets

Senior Analyst
Russian Division
Executive Aircraft Sales

Oleg Grinevich, Ph.D. (December 1997)
Unimolecular Reactions Induced by Visible Laser Light: Kinetics in the Gas Phase and Possible Applications
Scientist
Spectra Group Limited, Inc.
27800 Lemoyne Rd., Suite J
Millbury, OH 43447
grinevich@sglinc.com

Haiyan Gu, Ph.D. (December 2001)
Synthesis, Mechanism Study and Application of Diaryliodonium Salts as Cationic Photoinitiators
Senior Scientist
Sipix Imaging, Inc.
1075 Montague Expressway
Milpitas, CA 95035
haiyan.gu@sipix.com

Hua Gu, Ph.D. (August 2003)
Vibrational Overtone Initiated Polymerization of Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate and Acrylonitrile, Vibrational Overtone Initiated Copolymerization of Styrene/ Tri-methylolpropane Propoxylate Triacrylate
Senior Chemist
Lens Technology International, LLC
14256 Firestone Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
huag425@gmail.com

Xinhua Gu, Ph.D. (December 1999)
Investigation of Backward Harmonic Generation in Quasi-Phase-Matched Materials Using Nanosecond Laser Pulses in Quasi-CW Regime
Member of Technical Staff
IMRA America, Inc.
1044 Woodridge Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
xgu@raydiance-inc.com

Anton Guliaev, Ph.D. (May 1999)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling Studies of Binding Modes of Cationic Porphyrins to Nucleic Acids and Peptides
Assistant Professor
San Francisco State University
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Francisco, CA 94132
guliaev@sfsu.edu

Tissa Gunaratne, Ph.D. (December 2003)
Excited State Dynamics of Tetrapyrrole Macrocycles: The Dependence on Structural and Electronic Factors
Applications Scientist
BioPhotonic Solutions
East Lansing, MI 48823
tissag@biophotonicsolutions.com

Alexey Gusev, Ph.D. (May 2001)
Photophysical Investigation of Self-Assemblies of Metallotetrapyrroles
Director of Engineering
Ultrafast Systems LLC (www.ultrafastsystems.com)
1748 Independence Blvd., Suite G-6
Sarasota, FL 34234
alex@ultrafastsystems.com

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Abdulhamid Hamza, Ph.D. (May 2008)
Structure and Energy Transfer in Bichromophores
Assistant Professor,
Petroleum Chemistry and Engineering Program,
American University of Nigeria,
Lamido Zubairu Way, PMB 2250
Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria
abdulhamid.hamza@aun.edu.ng

Fei Hua, Ph.D. (December 2007)
Synthesis and Photophysics of Platinum(II) Diimine Acetylide Complex

Priya Hewavitharanage, Ph.D. (August 2005)
Synthesis, Photochemistry and Applications of Photoactive Perfluorophenyl Borate Salts
Assistant Professor
University of Southern Indiana
Chemistry Department
Evansville, IN 47712
phewavitha@usi.edu

Jing Hong, Ph.D. (August 2006)
Design, Characterization and Electron Transfer Properties of Synthetic Metallopeptides
Senior Research Scientist
Dionex Corporation
500 Mercury Drive
P.O. Box 3603
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
jing.hong@dionex.com

Shengkui Hu, Ph.D. (May 1998)
Photochemistry of Phenyglyoxylate Esters, Their Applications as Organic Imaging Materials and Radical Polymerization Initiators
Research Chemist
Becker Industrial Coatings/Linden Group
shengkuihu@ymail.com

Ying (Hannah) Hu, Ph.D. (December 2008)
Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of 3D Substituted Heterohelicenes and their Derivatives
Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
hying@bgsu.edu

Mark Huntress, Ph.D. (August 2012)
An Analysis of Artificial Rhodopsin Mimics Using Multiconfigurational Ab Initio Computations
Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Physics
Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville, VA 24112
mhuntress@patrickhenry.edu

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Ilya Ivanov, Ph.D. (August 1998)
Structure-Reactivity Relationship for Low-Energy-Level Systems of Metal-Substituted Phthalocyanines and Naphthalocyanines
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division
Bethel Valley Road
P.O. Box 2008 Bldg. 4500S, MS6100
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6100
ivanovin@ornl.gov

Radiy Islangulov, Ph.D. (December 2006)
Low Power Photoluminescence and Photochemical Upconversions
Business Manager
Atotech
Russia
radiy.islangulov.ri@bayer-ag.de

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Viktor Jarikov, Ph.D. (December 1999)
Photochemistry and Photophysics of Triarylmethane Dye Leuconitriles
Senior Research Scientist
Eastman Kodak
1999 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14650-2110
viktor.jarikov@kodak.com

Jinyue Jiang, Ph.D. (May 2006)
Design, Synthesis, and Properties of New Derivatives of Pentacene and New Blue Emitters
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Department of Engineering Mechanics
P.O. Box 880526
Lincoln, NE 68588-0526
jinyueyuhui@gmail.com

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Bilal Kaafarani, Ph.D. (December 2002)
Synthesis, Photocyclization, Stacking, Solvatomchromic Properties, and Liquid Crystalline Behavior of Y-enynes
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
bilal.kaafarani@aub.edu.lb

Grigori Karpov, Ph.D. (May 2006)
Activation of Enediynes by Photochemical Ring Contraction, Design, Synthesis, and Reactivity of Cyclic Enediynes Containing Diazodicarbonyl Moiety
Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry Department
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
karpov@uga.edu

Craig Kelly, Ph.D. (December 1993)
The Formation and Reactivity of Ni(CYCLAM)* Toward Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide: A Laser Flash Photolysis Investigation
Prolitec Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Lisa Kelly, Ph.D. (December 1993)
Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes Involving Novel Trisbipyridyl Ruthenium (II) Complexes in Aqueous Solution and Colloidal Suspensions
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
lkelly@umbc.edu

Olesya Kharenko, Ph.D. (December 2005)
De novo Design of Rubredoxin-like Electron Transfer Proteins
Resverlogix Corporation
Research Scientist
Calgary, Canada

Emil Khisamutdinov, Ph.D. (August 2012)
Nucleic Acid Site-Selective Binding Studies of Isomers of Dihydrodioxin-Masked Ortho-Quinones as Potential Antitumor Drugs
Postdoctoral Associate
College of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40356-0596
emil.k@uky.edu

Renat Khatmullin, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Iminium Salts and Their Derivatives as Models for Catalytic Water Oxidation
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D. (August 2011)
Part I: Synthesis and Study of Nonacene Derivatives; Part II: Optoelectronic Properties of Metal-Semiconductor Nanocomposites in Strongly Coupled Regime
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept.
St. Mary's University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
dkhon@stmarytx.edu

Elena Khon, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Synthesis and Applications of Heterostructured Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics and Astronomy Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
khone@bgsu.edu

Rony S. Khnayzer, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Photocatalytic Water Splitting: Materials Design and High-Throughput Screening of Molecular Compositions
Assistant Professor
Natural Sciences Department
Lebanese American University
Beirut and Byblos Campuses
Lebanon
rony.khnayzer@lau.edu.lb

Solen Kinayyigit, Ph.D. (August 2007)
Platinuum (II) Charge Transfer Chromophores: Electrochemistry, Photophysics, and Vapochromic Sensing Applications
Researcher
CNRS-LCC
Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry
Toulouse, France

Maria Kirsanova, Ph.D. (August 2011)
Engineering of Semiconductor Nanocomposites for Harvesting and Routing of Optical Energy
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Chemistry and School of Energy Resources
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming 82072
pitermaria@gmail.com

Dmitry Komarov, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Chemistry of Purine Quinones

Elena Y. Komarova, Ph.D. (August 2002)
Effects of Microencapsulation on Stability and Reactivity of Iodonium Salts as Cationic Photointiators
Research Scientist
Fractal Systems, Inc.
200 - 9th Avenue North, Suite 100
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
elenka27@hotmail.com

Anna Kornilova, Ph.D. (May 2001)
Synthetic Metalloproteins as Electron Transfer Models: Design, Characterization and Electron Transfer Properties
Senior Research Biochemist
Alzheimer Research Department
WP26-285A
Merck & Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 4
West Point, PA 19486
anna_kornilova@merck.com

Maria Kozelkova, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Protein Recognition by Self-Organizing Sensors

Denis Kozlov, Ph.D. (August 2005)
Design and Characterization of Ru(II) Complexes for Advanced Photonic Applications

Guennadi Kozlov, Ph.D. (December 1998)
Design and Characterization of Synthetic Electron-Transfer Metalloproteins
Research Associate with Prof. Kalle Gehring
McGill University
Department of Biochemistry
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1Y6
guennadi.kozlov@staff.mcgill.ca   

Pavel Kucheryavy, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Study of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer for Design of Long-Lived Charge Separated Systems and Photocatalytic Water Splitting
Research Associate
Xavier University
Department of Chemistry
New Orleans, LA  70125
pkuchery@xula.edu

Erandimala Kulawardana, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Stimuli-responsive Polymers
Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Austin, TX  78712
erandik@mail.utexas.edu

Anton Kulikov, Ph.D. (August 2006)
Design and Development of Photocleavable Linker Groups for the Preparation of Photocleavable Lipsomes and Caging Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids
Senior Chemist
Chemical Diversity Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
ant-kulikov@yandex.ru

Thilini Kuruwita-Mudiyanselage, Ph.D. (December 2008)
Smart Polymer Materials
Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Austin, TX  78712
thilini@mail.utexas.edu

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Elena Laricheva, Ph.D. (August 2012)
Turning on Fluorescence in Silico: From Radical Cations to 11-cis Locked Rhodopsin Analogues
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
elarich@umich.edu

Robin C. Lasey, Ph.D. (August 2002)
Photophysics and Photochemistry of Synthetic Metallopeptides
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Arkansas 72801
rlasey@atu.edu

Svetlana L. Leytner, Ph.D. (December 1998)
Vibrational Overtone Isomerization of Methylcyclopentadienes

Liu Liu, Ph.D. (May 2005)
Gated Electron-Transfer as a Probe of the Configurational Dynamics of Peptide-Protein Complexes
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania
3541 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
lliu2@mail.med.upenn.edu

Yuanli Liu, Ph.D. (December 2012)
Development of Cross-reactive Sensors Array: Practical Approach for Ions Detection in Aqueous Media
Research Associate
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336
yuanli.liu@ua.edu

Charles R. Luman, Ph.D. (August 2003)
Nanoscale Inorganic Materials for Advanced Photonic Applications
FBI Laboratory
Hazardous Materials Response Unit
2501 Investigation Parkway
Quantico, VA 22135
charles_luman@yahoo.com

Adrian Lungu, Ph.D. (August 1997)
Solid-State C13 NMR Studies of the Structures, Conformations, and Homogeneity of Some Photopolymerized Acrylic Networks
Senior Research Chemist
CYREL Packaging Graphics
Dupont iTechnologies
Cheesequake Road
Parlin, NJ 08859
adrian.lungu@usa.dupont.com

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Victoria Manea, Ph.D. (December 1996)
Conformations and Clusters of Some Sterically Hindered Conjugated Aromatic Compounds
BASF Corporation
Urethane Chemicals Marketing Group
1609 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192
vmanea@hotmail.com

Alexandre Mejiritski, Ph.D. (August 1997)
Novel Polymeric Photoimaging Systems Based on Electron Transfer in Benzophenone-Ammonium Borates and Their Applications
Vice President for Research
Spectra Group Limited, Inc.
27800 Lemoyne Rd., Suite J
Millbury, OH 43447
mejiritski@sglinc.com

Andrey Mereshchenko, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Ultrafast Photochemistry of Polyatomic Molecules Containing Labile Halogen Atoms in Solution

Alexei Merzlikine, Ph.D. (May 2003)
Application of Time-resolved Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy to Studies of the Photochemistry of Alkyl Phenylglyoxylates
Senior Scientist
Pharmaceutical Development
Allergan
2525 Dupont Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
merzlikine_alexei@allergan.com

Ekaterina Mirzakulova, Ph.D. (August 2013)
Natural and Artificial Flavin-Based Catalysis
Postdoctoral Associate
Textile Engineering Energy Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
evmirzak@ncsu.edu

Natalia Mitin, Ph.D. (August 1997)
Cloning and Analysis of the HOX Operon, Encoding an Nad+-Dependent Directional Hydrogenase From Prochlorothrix Hollandica
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
nmitin@med.unc.edu

Andrei G. Moiseev, Ph.D. (May 2006)
Synthesis and Photochemistry of 3.5-Dialkyl-3.5-Dihydro-3,5-Diphenyl-4
H-Pyrazol-4-Ones

andrey.moiseev@mail.mcgill.ca

Victor Montes, Ph.D. (May 2007)
Synthesis and Electro-Optical Properties of Novel Materials for Application in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
Senior Research Chemist
PPG Industries
440 College Park Dr
Monroeville, PA. 15146
vmontes@ppg.com

Rajib Mondal, Ph.D. (December 2007)
Synthesis and Study of Higher Poly(acene)s: Hexacene, Heptacene, and Derivatives
Research Chemist
Milliken & Co
Greenville, SC

Elisabeth Morlino, Ph.D. (December 1996)
Photodissociation of Nitrosyl-Metalloporphyrins
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4485
morlino@thespecialist.com

Vasily Morozov, Ph.D. (May 2013)
Rational Design of Synthetic Metalloproteins

Maria L. Muro-Small, Ph.D. (August 2009)
Platinum(II) Terpyridyls: Excited State Engineering and Solid-State Vapochromic/Vapoluminescent Materials
Director of Marketing
Spectra Group Limited
27800 Lemoyne Rd., Suite J
Millbury, OH 43447

Evgueni Myshkin, Ph.D. (August 2002)
Analysis of Docking Sides Between Plastocyanin and Photosystem I in Prochlorothrix hollandica
Research Associate
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
exm60@po.cwru.edu

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Alexandre Nikolaitchik, Ph.D. (December 1996)
Part A: Trapping of Photochemically Generated Nucleophiles with Carbon Dioxide: Mechanistic Investigations. Part B: Photochemistry of P-Benzoylphenyldiphenylmethyl Radical and Its Derivatives
Senior Chemist
Research & Development
GST AutoLeather, Inc.
15717 Clear Spring Road
Williamsport, MD 21795
alexander.nikolaitchik@gstautoleather.com

Denis Nilov, Ph.D. (December 2011)
Photoaffinity Labelling Strategies Using Purine Nucleic Acid Bases
Research Associate
Department of Chemistry
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA 70125
dnilov@xula.edu

Irina Novikova, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Paranemic and Receptor-Loop RNA Motifs: Versatile Interactions for Biosensing Platforms and Nanotechnology Scaffolds
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Theoretical Biology and Biophysics
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545
ivn@lanl.gov

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Albert Okhrimenko, Ph.D. (December 2005)
Ultrafast Excited State Relaxation Dynamics of Electron Deficient Porphyrins: Conformational and Electron Factors
Senior Research Chemist
PPG Industries, Inc
Monroeville Chemicals Center
440 College Park Dr B321
Monroeville, PA 15146
aokhrimenko@ppg.com

Anthony Onicha, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Heteroleptic Osmium(II) Polypyridine Complexes and Carbazole-Based Chromophores as Sensitizers in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
US Nano LLC
1400 East Angela Blvd., Ste. 338
South Bend, IN 46617
onicha@usnanollc.com

Joyce Overly, Ph.D. (May 1996)
Vibrational Overtone Spectroscopy of Pyridine and Related Compounds
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
Clarion University
325 Peirce Science Center
840 Wood St.
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
joverly@clarion.edu

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Manuel Palacios, Ph.D. (December 2008)
Materials and Strategies for Optical-Chemical Sensing
Lead Scientist
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Organization
GE Global Research Center
Niskayuna, NY 12309
palacios@ge.com

Sujeewa Palayangoda, Ph.D. (December 2008)
Design and Synthesis of Organic Materials for Optoelectronics
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Dean Keeton and Speedway, CPE 5.142
1 University Station C0300
Austin, TX 78712
sujeewa@mail.utexas.edu

Maxim Panov, Ph.D. (December 2011)
Early Events in Photochemistry of Aryl Azides Used as Photoaffinity Labeling Agents
Postdoctoral Fellow
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
mpanov@bgsu.edu

Krishna Panthi, Ph.D. (May 2011)
New Carbazole, Indole and Diphenylamine-Based Emissive Compounds: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties and Formation of Nanoparticles
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX 78712
kpanthi@mail.utexas.edu

Cesar Perez-Bolivar, Ph.D. (August 2010)
Synthesis and Studies of Materials for Use in Light-Emitting Diodes
Materials Research Engineer
Grote Industries
Madison, IN 47250
capebo@hotmail.com

Evgueni L. Piatnitski, Ph.D. (May 1999)
I. Hemicarceplexes That Release Guests Upon Irradiation. II. Water-Soluble Macromolecules That Serve As Hydrophobic Pockets For Small Organic Molecules
Scientist III
ImClone, Inc.
180 Varick Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10014
piatnits@gmail.com

David W. Place, Ph.D. (December 1998)
Structure, Dynamics, and Energy and Electron Transfer Studies of Chromophores Entrapped in Hemicarceplexes
Principal Research Scientist I
Wyeth Research
401 N. Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965
placed1@wyeth.com

Ileana Place, Ph.D. (May 1998)
Intra- and Intermolecular Energy Transfer Involving Biacetyl Hemicarceplexes
Drug Discovery Product Specialist
Barnstead International
2555 Kerper Blvd.
Dubuque, IA 52001
IBPlace@BarnsteadThermolyne.com

Andrei A. Poloukhtine, Ph.D. (May 2005)
Design Synthesis and Photochemistry of Cyclopropenone Containing Enediyne Precursors
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Chemistry
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
apoloukhtine@chem.uga.edu

Dmitry Polyansky, Ph.D. (December 2005)
Novel Radical Peroxyester Photoinitiators: Decomposition Mechanisms and Potential Applications
Research Associate
Chemistry Department - Bldg. 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973-5000
dmitriyp@bnl.gov

Alexander Polykarpov, Ph.D. (December 1996)
Some New Applications of Photoinitiated Electron Transfer Reactions of Tetraorganylborates: Generation and Addition of Free Radicals
Senior Scientist
AkzoNobel
Cleveland, OH

Irina E. Pomestchenko, Ph.D. (May 2004)
Synthesis and Photophysics of Organometallics Containing Ligand-Centered and Charge-Transfer Excited States
pomir@yahoo.com

Valentina Prusakova, Ph.D. (December 2012)
The Design, Syntheses, and Photophysics of Novel PT(II) Polypyridyl Arylacetylides and Arylthiolates

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G. V. Nepali Rajapakse , Ph.D. (August 2008)
Photophysical Properties of Metallotetraphenyltetrabenzoporphyrins: Insights From Experimental and Theoretical Studies
Lecturer
Appalachian State University
525 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
rajapakseqn@appstate.edu

Suneth Rajapaksha, Ph.D. (August 2012)
Single Molecule Spectroscopy Studies of Membrane Protein Dynamics and Energetics by Combined Experimental and Computational Analyses
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX 78712
suneth@utexas.edu

Zinaida Romanova-DeShayes, Ph.D.
(December 1999)
The Effects of Hemicarcerand Structure on Long-Range Electronic Coupling
Criminalist
State of California
Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Forensics Services
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory
1001 W. Cutting Blvd., Suite 110
Richmond, CA 94804
Zinaida.Deshayes@doj.ca.gov

Mikhail Ryazantsev, Ph.D. (August 2010)
Computational Investigation of the Photoisomerization of Novel N-Alkylated Indanylidene Pyrroline Biomimetic Switches
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
mikhail.ryazantsev@emory.edu

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Petr Serguievski, Ph.D. (December 2003)
Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer Processes in Colloidal Composite Suspensions

Bipin Shah, Ph.D. (December 2003)
Mechanism of the Excited State Energy Dispersion in a Molecule Containing a Chromophore: Uses Thereof
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762
bshah@pittstate.edu

Vincent Sichula, Ph.D. (May 2011)
Flavins and Their Analogues as Natural and Artificial Catalysts
Visiting Assistant Professor
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA 70310

Papatya Sevinc, Ph.D. (May 2013)
Single-Molecule Interfacial Electron Transfer in Solar Energy Conversion and Bioremediation

Alexandra Soldatova, Ph.D. (December 2006)
Photophysical Properties of Metallonaphthalocyanines: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
Bagley 411
University Of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
alexans@u.washington.edu

Yali Sun, Ph.D. (December 2009)
Sensitizing Molecule Engineering: The Development of Novel (Ru(II) Polypyrridyl Complexes for Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Quality Control Laboratory
Watson Pharaceuticals
13900 Northwest 2nd Street
Sunrise, FL 33325-6215
yali.sun@watson.com

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Igor Tretiakov, Ph.D. (December 1998)
Structure of Secondary Aromatic Amines Under Isolated Conditions and in Solvent Clusters
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada MB R3T 2N2
igorvlad@netscape.net

Pavel Tsitovich, Ph.D. (August 2005)
Photoinduced Electron Transfer in de novo Designed α-Helical and Coiled-Coil Metalloproteins
Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry
SUNY - Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
paveltsi@buffalo.edu

Mikhail Tsurkan, Ph.D. (August 2007)
Design and Development of Metal-Peptide Nanoscaled Materials
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden
Hohe Strasse 6
Dresden 01069 Germany
tsurkan@ipfdd.de

Daniel S. Tyson, Ph.D. (August 2002)
Light-Harvesting, Excited State Lifetime Extension, and Optical Switching in Metal-Organic Chromophores
DayGlo Color Corporation
4515 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
dtyson@dayglo.com

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K. A. Nadeeka Upamali, Ph.D. (December 2011)
Carbazole-Based, Self-Assembled, π-Conjugated Systems as Fluorescent Micro and Nanomaterials - Synthesis, Photophysial Properties, Emission Enhancement and Chemical Sensing.
Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Austin, TX  78712

Nurtay Urdabayev, Ph.D. (August 2006)
Development of Photoreactive Organic Compounds with Large Two-Photon Absorption Cross Sections
Operations Analyst
Berkshire Medical Center
Berkshire Health Systems
725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
nurtayuk@yahoo.com

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Nadejda Vintonenko, Ph.D. (May 2004)
Protein-Protein Interactions Between Prochlorothrix sp. Plastocyanin and Its Redox Partners Photosystem I and Cytochrome F.
Scientist in Cancer Biology
Clinical Research Associate
Région de Paris , France

Dmitri V. Voronine, Ph.D. (December 2004)
Fractal Control of Ultrafast Dynamics of Chromophore Aggregates for Light-Harvesting Applications
Postdoctoral Researcher
Physikalisches Institut
Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wuerzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg
Germany
Dmitri.Voronine@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Valentyna Voskresenska, Ph.D. (May 2011)
Photoaffinity Labeling via Nitrenium Ion Chemistry: The Photochemistry of 4-Aminophenylazides
Scientist
Spectra Group Limited
27800 Lemoyne Rd., Suite J
Millbury, OH 43447

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Fei Wang, Ph.D. (May 2003)
Platinum(II) Bis(Diketonate) Complexes as Photocatalysts for Organic Reactions and Mechanistic Study
Senior Process Engineer
Applied Materials
San Francisco, CA
feiw1998@yahoo.com

Guosheng Wang, Ph.D. (December 2002)
Photophysical Investigation of Aminoalkylsiloxy Silicon Phthalocyanines: Intramolecular Exciplex Formation
Technical Adviser
Asia Marketing Coordinator
Arter & Hadden LLP
925 Euclid Avenue
1100 Huntington Building
Cleveland, OH 44115
George.Wang@ArterHadden.com

Brigitte Wex, Ph.D. (December 2005)
Photochemical, Photophysical and Electronic Properties of Fused Ring Systems with Alternating Benzene and Thiophene Units
Assistant Professor
Lebanese American University
Division of Natural Sciences
P.O. Box 36, Code 22
Byblos, Lebanon
brigitte.wex@lau.edu.lb

Xiaosong Wu, Ph.D. (August 2000)
Photoactivated Ring Opening Polymerization of (Di)silacyclobutanes by Platinum(II) b-Diketonates
Senior Research Chemist
DSM Desotech Inc.
1101 Hwy. 27 South
Stanley, NC 28164
xiaosong.wu@dsm.com

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Fei Xie, Ph.D. (May 2009)
De Novo Design of Metalloproteins with Variant Hydrophobic Cores
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
xief@wustl.edu

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Hongmei Zang, Ph.D. (May 2000)
Photochemistry of 1,3-Cyclobutanedione-Reaction Pathways and Biradical Intermediates
Senior Scientist
SiPix Imaging Inc.
Media Division
10A Henshaw Street
Woburn, MA 01801
hong-mei.zang@sipix.com

Igor Zheldakov, Ph.D. (December 2010)
Ultrafast Photophysics and Photochemistry of Hexacoordinated Bromides of PT(IV), OS(IV), and IR(IV) in the Condensed Phase Studied by Femtosecond Pump-Probe Spectroscopy
Research Chemist
Spectra Group Limited
27800 Lemoyne Rd., Suite J
Millbury, OH 43447

Ningning Zhao, Ph.D. (December 2000)
The Design and Synthesis of Acylphosphine Oxide
ningning.zhao1@gmail.com

Dapeng Zhou, Ph.D. (August 2013)
The Excited State Behavior of Iminium Derivatives and their Reduced Forms
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
dapeng.zhou@ucr.edu

Xianchun Zhu, Ph.D. (May 2009)
Characterizatiion of the Metal Bindiing Properties of De Novo Designed Coiled Coil Metalloproteins
Postdoctoral Research Associate
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Jackson State University
xianchun.zhu@jsums.edu