Project List

Applicants should select up to three potential projects on the registration form.

Faculty mentor Project title 
Paul Adams Ras proteins as a model system to study protein-protein interactions
M. Hassan Beyzavi Biomimetic nanomaterials for applications in biomedical imaging, e.g. PET for cancer and brain imaging; MRI contrast agents; cancer therapy, e.g. PDT; energy sustainability and green transformations
Jingyi Chen Inorganic nanocrystals for heterogeneous catalysis:  Controlling the size, shape and composition of metallic nanostructures and their interface with oxide supports
Robert Coridan Hierarchically structured materials for converting sunlight to fuels in the artificial leaf
Chenguang Fan Studying and engineering protein with unnatural amino acids by genetic code expansion
Ingrid Fritsch Analytical chemistry on a chip with microfluidics involving electric and magnetic fields
Denise Greathouse Characterization of Structure and Peptide-lipid Interactions of Membrane Active Antimicrobial Peptides
Colin Heyes Core-shell interfaces in colloidal quantum dots
Stefan Kilyanek Organometallic electrochemistry: molecular complexes for fuel cell cathodes.
Roger Koeppe Biophysical studies of peptide/lipid interactions using solid-state NMR
T.K.S. Kumar Cell Signaling induced by fibroblast growth factor
Jack Lay Detection of endocrine disruptors in water by tandem mass spectrometry
Matthias C. McIntosh Novel Approaches to Bioactive Natural Products
Frank Millett Electron-Transfer Reactions of Metalloproteins
Mahmoud Moradi Computational study of functionally important conformational changes in membrane proteins
David Paul Development of Chemical Sensors for Clinical and Environmental Applications
Joshua Sakon Structure and Mechanism of Endo/Exoceliulases from Thermomonospora fusea
Wei Shi Protein identification at the Cisplatin-DNA crosslinking sites in living cells
Julie Stenken Bioanalytical methods for understanding protein-based chemical communication
Wesley Stites Exploring the Influence of the Denatured State upon Protein Stability, or
Isolation, Characterization, and Impact upon Blood Clotting of Human Thrombomodulin in Disease
Susanne Striegler Lignin degradation by binuclear manganese complexes
Ryan Tian Syntheses and Applications of Ordered and Complex Nanostructures
Feng Wang Computational modeling of chemical reactions and nano-materials
Charles Wilkins Copolymer Activation and Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometric Analysis
Jie Xiao Materials discovery and cell design for advanced lithium ion batteries
Nan Zheng Organic Synthesis Enabled by Visible Light Photocatalysis