Faculty Research Spotlight

Dr. Glover has been awarded the Class of ’61 Professorship. This highly competitive Professorship recognizes faculty who have received the rank of associate professor and have shown excellence in teaching, research and service. He also received the Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Early Career Research Award, honoring a faculty member or members early in their research career demonstrating the potential for high-quality research and...

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Dr. Flowers gave two invited lectures at the recent Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS entitled: “Mechanistic Studies of Low-Valent Samarium Reductants” and “Mechanistic Study and Development of Catalytic Electron Transfer Reactions”. He also presented an invited lecture at the 28th Rare Earth Research Conference entitled: “Follow the Thread: Unraveling the Mechanism of Substrate Reduction by Sm(II)-Water Complexes”. He also...

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Professor Greg Ferguson and his group are excited about results published/submitted in three papers from their labs in 2017.  The first describes an advance in the surface chemistry of Si/SiO2:

Ferguson, G.S. and Lee, M. “Stepwise Synthesis of a Well-Defined Silicon (Oxide)/Polyimide Interface” Langmuir 2017, 33,...

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The Chen Research Group has recently finished synthesizing and characterizing their first series of molecular biradicaloids by using an aromatic carbenoid CH insertion strategy pioneered by graduate student Caleb Wehrmann. Keep an eye out for this publication coming soon.  In May 2017, the group also had two recent graduates: Kayla Jang (B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and Michael Kerner (Master of Science in Chemistry).

David Vicic has given invited lectures at Brown University, NYU, University of Rochester and University of Cincinnati.  He also presented an invited talk at the 251st ACS Meeting in San Diego.  David attended a symposium for Samir Zard’s 60th birthday, held at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France.  David worked as an undergraduate researcher in Sam’s lab the summer before entering graduate school in 1994.  David co-authored the following articles:

“Accessing Perfluoroalkyl...

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The Vezenov group has co-authored papers “Specifics of selective wetting of some metal substrates and their oxides” in the Polymer Research Journal and, in collaboration with Pires group, “Metabolic-based profiling of bacteria via unnatural C-terminated D-amino acids” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Damien Thévenin published a research article in the Biochemical Journal, “Down-regulation of PAR1 activity with a pHLIP-based allosteric antagonist induces cancer cell death” and Kelly Burns (Biochem J. 2015, 472(3), 287–95).  The research group has two additional articles out for review. Their research efforts were featured in Lehigh Fall 2015 Bulletin, as well as in the...

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served on seven Lehigh committees this year and was original founder and current chair of the Undergraduate Research Symposium held in April. He was assisted in presenting the symposium by the AXE chemistry fraternity.

received the Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award for his work as Faculty Advisor to Alpha Phi Omega, a coed, nonresidential service fraternity. The fraternity was founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts, and is officially recognized by the Boy Scouts of America. Lydia Hunt (the current President) nominated Jim for the award. Jim has completed the development of the Advanced Laboratory Class (CHM 334/335) with its completely modified laboratory space and upgrading of...

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The Regen group has published the following publications:

Yi, S.; Lin, C.; Regen, S. L. “Splaying Hyperthin Polyelectrolyte Multilayers To Increase Their Gas Permeability”, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 1439-1441.

Wang, C.; Krause, M. R.; Regen, S.L., “Push and Pull Forces in Lipid Raft Formation: The Push Can Be As Important As the Pull”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 664-666.

Mukai, M.; Krause, M. R.; Regen, S. L. “Peptide...

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