Tradition of Undergraduate Research Excellence


Jordan Reddel

Congratulations to Jordan Reddell who was the recipient of an Award of Excellence at the 2011 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISE) on April 27.  Her poster presentation, Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Novel Bifunctional Ligands for Use in a Copper (II) Sensor, described her research completed as a Chemistry B.S. major under the supervison of Professor Roy P. Planalp

Here is the complete list of this year's ISE Chemistry poster presenters:

Carly Dingman, Adviser: Margaret Greenslade
 "Solvent Effects on Aerosol Phase Chemicals: Are Present UV/Vis Techniques Misleading?"

Kaitlyn Dugan, Advisors: Gary Weisman and Ed Wong
"Synthesis of Copper(II) Complexes of Cross-Bridged Tetraamines Designed for Radiopharmaceutical Applications"

Peter Moran, Advisor: Charles Zercher
"Progress Towards the Synthesis of (±)-Heliotridane"

Matthew Mower, Advisor: Charles Zercher
"Studies in Cycloprpyl Alcohol Formation and Peptidomimetics"

Alex Papantones, Advisor: W. Rudolf Seitz
"Molecular Recognition Using Polymers of N-isopropylacrylamide"

Jordan Reddel, Advisor: Roy Planalp
"Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Novel Bifunctional Ligands for Use in a Copper (II) Sensor"

David Wilk, Advisors: Gary Weisman and Edward Wong
"Functionalization of Cyclam Derivatives"

Last year, Kaitlyn Dugan, an undergraduate Chemistry major working in the lab of Professor Gary Weisman and Professor Ed Wong, also received an Award of Excellence for her poster, Synthetic Modfications in the Preparation of Cross-bridged Tetraamines for Radiopharmaceutical Applications.

The UNH Chemistry Department has a long tradition of quality undergraduate research.  The department combines the personal contact that you would find at a small college with a research profile that you would find at a large research-intensive institution.  We aspire to be a place of educational, professional, and personal transformation, where young scientists work along side faculty members, participating in the process of discovering new knowledge about the moledular world.