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Graduate Students M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry

Recent Graduates

  • Johnathon Brooks (M.P.S. 2013, Boyer) Senior Operations Technical Support Manager, Baker Hughes
  • Jiajue Chai (Ph.D. 2014, Dibble) Assistant Professor of Research at Brown University
  • Jesse Crandall (Ph.D. 2014, Teece) Assistant Professor, University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT
  • Jennifer Croskrey (M.S. 2012, Hassett), U.S. Geological Survey Colorado Water Science Center
  • Gary Bonomo (M.S. 2011, Johnson) - Laboratory Supervisor, Syracuse University Department of Chemistry
  • Jordan Brinkley (M.S. 2008, Kieber) - Lab Coordinator, ESF Department of Chemistry
  • Casey Hall (M.S. 2015, Mao) - Environmental Health Manager at University of New Mexico
  • Lindsay Harrington (Ph.D. 2012, Hassett) - INFICON, a manufacturer of instruments for gas analysis in DeWitt
  • Yuge Jiao (Ph.D. 2017, Dibble) Engineer at McKinsey New Ventures
  • Joanna Kinsey (Ph.D. 2014, Kieber) Assistant professor at Quinnipiac University
  • Khoa T. Lam (M.S. 2019, Dibble) Technology Strategy Researcher at Uncharted Power
  • Rebecca Jarrell Lyons (Ph.D. 2010, Hassett) Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Redlands
  • Dara Salley (M.S. 2014, Hassett) INFICON, a manufacturer of instruments for gas analysis
  • Kathleen Saxton (M.S. 2013, Donaghy) Instructional Support Associate at University at Albany
  • Karen Schmitt (M.S. 2010, Dibble) Galson Laboratories
  • Yuan Sha (M.S. 2013, Dibble), Technology Manager at Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation
  • Smriti Sharma (M.S. 2015, Hassett) Environmental Analyst, Aria Energy
  • Tyler Shields (M.S. 2017, Teece) Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Director at Bingaman & Sons Lumber
  • Peter Smyntek (Ph.D. 2006, NSF Graduate Fellow, Teece) Assistant Professor, St. Vincent College, PA
  • Christopher Spiese (Ph.D. 2010, EPA GRO Fellow Kieber) Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ohio Northern University
  • Gram Townsend (M.S. 2019, Hassett) Staff Scientist, Intertek
  • Inger Tyssebotn (Ph.D. 2015, Kieber) Departmental engineer for development at Curida (pharmaceutical contract organization)
  • Ray Van Orden (M.S. 2008, Kieber) Forensic Scientist Supervisor, City of Mesa
  • Lei Zhang (Ph.D. 2005, Dibble) Associate Director of the Impurity Center of Excellence, Bristol-Meyers-Squibb

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Financial Support

Selected applicants to the graduate program will be offered a full tuition waiver and a 12 month stipend that will cover their living expenses, and the costs of books and fees. Students are supported primarily as research assistants rather than teaching assistants, and as a result they have more time to devote to their research.


Current Graduate Students in Environmental Chemistry


Current Students Only currently registered students appear — new names appear at start of academic year


Amanda Charette

atcharet@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mirowsky
Undergraduate Institution: University of New Haven


Liang Chen

Liang Chen

lichen@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kieber


Shelby Coleman

Shelby Coleman

shcolema@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mirowsky


Dominique Derminio

dsdermin@syr.edu
FCH Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s):


Cheryl Glor

clglor@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kieber


Weiyao Gu

wgu100@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Dibble


Hollis Harrington

Hollis Harrington

hcharrin@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hassett

Favorite Quote
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas



Christopher Huston

cphuston@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hassett


Alana Ingham

aingham@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hassett
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Binghamton (Environmental Science)


Anqi Ji

aji102@syr.edu
FCH Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Yoo


Hosea Mak

hmak100@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hassett
Undergraduate Institution: CUNY College Of Staten Island (Chemistry)


Anne McElwee

ammcelwe@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s):


Xavier Schafer

Xavier Schafer

xschafer@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dibble
Undergraduate Institution: 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



Zacharias Smith

zjsmith@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s):


Devin Sonne

desonne@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Teece


Jared Thompson

jthomp23@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mao
Undergraduate Institution: Weber State University (Chemistry)


Jaclyn Torkelson

jftorkel@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Teece
Undergraduate Institution: Northrn Arizona University

Graduate Research Topic
Role of sediment resuspension on Scleractinian corals in the Florida Keys



Bofan Wei

bwei101@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s):


Crystal Welch

cjwelch@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hassett
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Environmental Chemis)


Udani Wijethunga

ukwijeth@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Leem


Lin Wu

lwu127@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mao


Lei Xue

Lei Xue

lxue@syr.edu
Environmental Chemistry
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kieber