Faculty Research Spotlight

The Glover lab published two papers, one in Biophysical Journal and one in Biochemica biophysica acta.

Robert Flowers has given lectures at Messiah College, The U.S. Air Force Academy, and Lebanon Valley College entitled: “Unraveling the Mechanism of Single-Electron Transfer in Synthetic Reactions.”  His group published four papers during the last several months:

“Proton Coupled Electron Transfer in Reductions of Arenes by SmI2 -Water Complexes” (with graduate student Tesia Chciuk) in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

“Tuning the Redox Properties of the...

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Greg Ferguson and his group are exploring the behavior of anodic oxide films on gold.  In addition to recent interest in these thin films for solar oxygen generation from water, they also provide a model system for fundamental studies of oxide layers on electrode surfaces.  Recent studies in the group have revealed intriguing new insights into the decomposition of gold oxide in contact with electrolyte solution and showed that a standard electrochemical technique for quantifying oxide layers...

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presented a talk at the International Conference on Scanning Probe Microscopy on Soft and Polymeric Materials. His topic was “Multimodal Mechanical and Infrared Spectroscopic Nanoscopy.”He coauthored “Phase stabilized homodyne of infrared scattering type scanning near-field optical microscopy” in Appl. Phys. Lets. Xu was lead author of two articles at the University of Toronto prior to his coming to Lehigh: “Mid-infrared Polaritonic Coupling between Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Graphene” in...

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has given invited lectures at U. of Oxford, U. of St. Andrews, U. of Edinburgh, Free U. of Berlin, Humboldt U. of Berlin, and the Chinese National Organic Synthesis Conference. An invited talk at UNC Chapel Hill was cancelled, as all flights into Chapel Hill that day were cancelled due to snow! He also presented a patent talk at the 2015 TechConnect World meeting in Washington, DC as a National Innovation Award winner. The Vicic lab published eight papers during the academic year. One of the...

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co-authored several journal articles: “In-plane force–extension response of a polymer confined to a surface” in Eur. Polymer J., “Spontaneous stepwise self-assembly of a polyoxometalate–organic hybrid into catalytically active one-dimensional anisotropic structures” in Chem. Eur. J.; “Interaction of single-stranded DNA with curved carbon nanotube is much stronger than with flat graphite” in J. Am. Chem. Soc.; and “Use of a wiki-based software to manage research group activities” in Issues in...

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published a research article in Molecular Pharmaceutics, “Inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and breast tumor targeting of pHLIPmonomethyl auristatin E conjugates” with Kelly Burns et al. in Mol. Pharm., 12(4), 1250–8(2015). Thévenin presented at the 2014 FASEB Summer Research Conference (Molecular Biophysics of Cellular Membranes) on the “Homo- and Hetero-dimerization of Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatases.” He also gave a series of talks on the “Specific Targeting and Delivery of...

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 developed the CHM 334/335 year long Advanced Lab sequence for Chemistry majors, and the sequence is finally "stable." He is still developing new experiments to be able to "rotate" experiments from year to year. One experiment was successfully moved from a 20 year old HPLC to a new HPLC-MS with expanded capabilities. He’s had a total of three undergraduates helping develop these new experiments. The following are numerous service areas of Roberts. Since 1996 Jim has served as faculty advisor...

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 presented an invited paper at a Department of Energy workshop and gave a lecture at the U. of Massachusetts. He designed and co-authored seven articles in juried/peer reviewed journals over the course of the academic year. Titles of the articles ranged from “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers on PTMSP as Asymmetric Membranes for Gas Separations,” “Push-Pull Mechanism for Lipid Raft Formation” and “Eliminating the Roughness in Cholesterol’s β-Face,” all in Langmuir. He published “The Structural...

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 presented an abstract and poster “D-amino acid based modification of bacterial cell surfaces” at the Gordon Research Conference Bioorganic Chemistry (2015) and a poster titled “D-Amino Acid Remodeling of Bacterial Cell Surfaces,” at the American Peptide Symposium. In the spring, Pires was also the recipient of the Faculty Research Grant. The research group has published five peer reviewed journal articles so far in 2015 and they have two additional articles out for review. The articles...

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