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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Norman BergeyNorman Bergey
nsbergey@syr.edu

Polymer Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Stipanovic

Undergraduate Study: Pennsylvania State University - University Park (Chemistry, General)

Christine BeshayChristine Beshay
cgbeshay@syr.edu

Organic Chemistry of Natural Products

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Webster

Liang ChenLiang Chen
lichen@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kieber

Tyler CoccarelliTyler Coccarelli
twcoccar@syr.edu

Organic Chemistry of Natural Products

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Webster

Shelby ColemanShelby Coleman
shcolema@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mirowsky

Dominique DerminioDominique Derminio
dsdermin@syr.edu

FCH Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Boyer

Dariya GetyaDariya Getya
dgetya@syr.edu

Polymer Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Gitsov

Kristina GoranovaKristina Goranova

Polymer Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Gitsov

Graduate Research Topic
Synthesis And Characterization Of Bone Cement Additives Based On Hydroxyapatite-Grafted Poly(D,L-Lactide).

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Kristopher GrohnKristopher Grohn
kjgrohn@syr.edu

Biochemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Nomura and Gitsov

Weiyao GuWeiyao Gu
wgu100@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Dibble

Christopher HustonChristopher Huston
cphuston@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hassett

Alana InghamAlana Ingham
aingham@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hassett

Undergraduate Study: SUNY Binghamton (Environmental Science)

Khoa LamKhoa Lam
klam03@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dibble

Undergraduate Study: Ohio Wesleyan University (Chemistry ACS, Music)

Personal Statement
I consider resolving issues pertaining to the environment an inherent responsibility of chemistry, and chemistry provides me with both the deep comprehension of the relationships of the world at the molecular level and the unlimited possibility for practical and innovative thinking to achieve the fundamental understanding of the environment. My research focuses on applying quantum modeling knowledge to predict reactivity and chemical relevance of a yet-to-be-detected species of mercury in the atmosphere, a neurotoxin which may travel far away from its original emission source. When I am not doing research or taking classes, I enjoy doing yoga by candlelight, arranging a capella music, dancing to house music, watching League of Legends tournaments, composing post-minimalist music, failing at rock climbing, binge-watching seasons of Black Mirror, going to operas and classical concerts, and hiking.

Graduate Research Topic
Atmospheric Mercury Chemistry, Quantum Mechanical Modeling, Chemical Kinetics, Computational Chemistry

Favorite Quote
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths" - Walt Disney, Meet the Robinsons

Xin LiuXin Liu
xliu70@syr.edu

Polymer Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Gitsov

Hosea MakHosea Mak
hmak100@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hassett

Undergraduate Study: CUNY College Of Staten Island (Chemistry)

Anne McElweeAnne McElwee
ammcelwe@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Boyer

Robert MoeschRobert Moesch
rjmoesch@syr.edu

Organic Chemistry of Natural Products

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Webster

Lisa PaulsenLisa Paulsen
ltpaulse@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Stipanovic

Adrienne PhillipsAdrienne Phillips
aphil103@syr.edu

Polymer Chemistry

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Donaghy

Xavier SchaferXavier Schafer
xschafer@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dibble

Undergraduate Study: Le Moyne College (Chemistry)

Graduate Research Topic
First-ever analytical detection of atmospheric mercury compounds that form upon the bromine-initiated oxidation of mercury (i.e. HgBrNO2, HgBrOH, etc.). The goal is to formulate a method for analytically detecting these compounds and to provide analytical data supporting their existence. This would hopefully facilitate further study of these compounds and provide a means for detecting them in the atmosphere.

Favorite Quote
Itís what you do in the dark... that puts you into the light. ~Unknown

Ryan ScheelRyan Scheel
rascheel@syr.edu

Biochemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Nomura

Undergraduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Biology)

Graduate Research Topic
Genetic engineering of Escherichia coli for the production of biodegradable polymers.

Dieter ScheibelDieter Scheibel
dmscheib@syr.edu

Polymer Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Gitsov

David SgroiDavid Sgroi
dsgroi@syr.edu

Biochemistry

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Boyer

Joseph ShoytushJoseph Shoytush
jmshoytu@syr.edu

Biochemistry

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Nomura

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Research/Professional history and details can be found on LinkedIn

Graduate Research Topic
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Zacharias SmithZacharias Smith
zjsmith@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Boyer

Bofan WeiBofan Wei
bwei101@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Boyer

Lei XueLei Xue
lxue@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kieber

Links
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Zhuyun YeZhuyun Ye
zye01@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mao

Ying ZhouYing Zhou
yzhou51@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mao

Yuting ZhuYuting Zhu
yzhu@syr.edu

Environmental Chemistry

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kieber

Undergraduate Study: Nanjing University (Environmental Science)