Our first group wedding: Tim Berto and Lauren Goodrich (September 20, 2014)




Group BBQ, August 2015




Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Subhra Samanta


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2009 - 2015
Ph.D. at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India
with Prof. Abhishek Dey

Nov. 2015 - present
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Structural and Functional Modeling on Cytochrome P450 Enzymes
New picket fence and tailed porphyrins will be developed to accurately mimic the Cyt. P450 active site. The reaction of these complexes towards NO and O2 will then be studied, including electrocatalytic investigations.


 

Visiting Research Fellows

Marjan Hosseinzadeh


since 2009
Graduate student in Inorganic Chemistry at Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
Oct. 2015 - present
Visiting Research Fellow in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Copper Complexes for Electrocatalytic NO Production from Nitrite


 

Graduate Students

cand. chem. Amy Speelman

(B.S. Chemistry, B.A. French, Hope College, MI)
May 2011 - present
Ph.D. Student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
New Non-heme Iron-Nitrosyl Complexes


 
cand. chem. Ashley McQuarters

(B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan-Flint, MI)
May 2012 - present
Ph.D. Student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Synthesis of Model Systems for Reactive Intermediates in Cyt. P450nor


 
cand. chem. Matt Wolf

(B.S. Chemistry, Middlebury College, VT)
May 2013 - present
Ph.D. Student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Artificial Heme Proteins as Organometallic Catalysts

 
cand. chem. Andrew Hunt

(B.S. Chemistry, Kent State University, OH)
May 2014 - present
Ph.D. Student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Synthesis and Spectroscopic Properties of Ferric Heme-Thiolate Complexes


 
Jacques Kumutima

(B.S. Chemistry, Morehouse College)
May 2015 - present
Ph.D. Student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Mechanisms of Mercury Methylation by Cobalamine-Containing Enzymes


 

Current Rotation Students

Corey White


since Jan. 2016
Winter 2016 rotation in the Lehnert group
Research Project
N2O Production by Diferrous Dinitrosyl Complexes: Reactivity Studies


 
Max Bilodeau


since Jan. 2016
Winter 2016 rotation in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Bis-Picketfence Porphyrin Complexes
I am using bis-picketfence porphyrins to create unstable ferrous-heme nitroxyl intermediates.

 

Undergraduates

Richard Wang


May 2015 - present
Undergraduate research student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Synthesis and Surface Immobilization of Cobaloxime Hydrogen Production Catalysts


 
Claire Kozemchak


May 2014 - present
Undergraduate research student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Synthesis and Reactivity of Mononuclear Non-Heme {FeNO}8 Complexes


 
Desmond Madu


Oct. 2014 - present
Undergraduate research student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
New Redox-Active Compounds for Applications in Liquid Batteries
I am working on the preparation on new redox-active coordination compounds that are robust and can be cycled between different redox states. The electrochemical performance of these systems is tested using cyclic voltammetry and electrolysis. The complexes will be developed towards applications in large-scale liquid batteries for energy storage.

 
Diamond Thomas


Oct. 2014 - present
Undergraduate research student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Ferrous Heme Complexes with Nitrosoalkanes
My research is focused on ferrous bis-picket fence porphyrins and the preparation of corresponding five- and six-coordinate complexes with nitrosoalkanes.

 
David Vargas


Jan. 2016 - present
Undergraduate research student in the Lehnert group
Research Project
Preparation of organometallic heme proteins and reactivity studies



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