|Undergraduate Research Opportunities with
Several undergraduate research positions are currently available
for in the area of synthetic inorganic chemistry. Students will become part
of an on-going research project in one of several areas. Several grant
opportunities exist, including the Adrian Tinsely Program (semester and
summer grants), Norris/Richards Scholarship through the NEACS.
Students will be exposed to a variety of synthetic techniques that
include the manipulation of air-sensitive compounds. Students will also
have an opportunity to work with several characterization methods including
NMR, Uv-visible and infrared spectroscopies, and Electrochemical techniques
such as cyclic voltammetry
Undergraduate research assistants are expected to commit to working
approximately 4-5 hrs/week. Undergraduate chemistry majors wishing to
receive credit will be expected to work a minimum of 5-8 hrs/wk. Research
times are flexible and can include evenings and weekends at the students
request. These positions are volunteer positions and no stipend will be
provide. Funding opportunities during the summer are available.
Who may participate?
All undergraduate students with an interest in science, including freshmen,
are eligible. No prior research experience is needed. Completion of organic
chemistry is recommended but not required. Motivated freshman and
sophomores who have not had organic chemistry may also participate. Students
should be able to perform simple stoichiometric calculations.
For additional information contact Dr. Steven
Haefner at (508) 531 - 2984 or via e-mail at email@example.com
- Design of novel polymetallic molecular clefts for use as artificial
saccharide receptors: Research will involve the synthesis,
characterization and reactivity of a series of bimetallic molecular
clefts. Initial work examines the interaction of sugars with monometallic
- Development of molecular scale wires: Research
centers around linking metal-metal bonded species to build extended
arrays of metal ions exhibiting direct metal-metal interaction.
- Synthesis of solvated polymetallic complexes possessing metal-metal
bonds: Research involves the preparation of a new class of metal-metal
bonded compounds supported via highly labile formamide and acetamide
- Supramolecular chemistry of Cucurbitural with transtion metals
and carbohydrates: Research involved studying the ways in which
the barrel like molecule cucurbitural interacts with transition metal
ions and simple saccharides.
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