Group Members

Former and Current Group Members

Faculty Collaborators

Wallace (Pete) Pringle, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Wesleyan University

Stephen Cooke, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Purchase College SUNY, Purchase, NY 10577; Visiting Scholar in Chemistry, Wesleyan University

Herbert Pickett, Research Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University


Postdoctoral Fellows

Jane K. Rice, 1984-1985, Staff Scientist, Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Gary (Smitty) Grubbs, 2011- 2013 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

Susanna Stephens, 2017 –


Graduate Students

James LoBue, PhD 1986 Associate Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Thomas Blake, PhD 1988 Senior Research Scientist, Battelle Pacific North West Laboratory, Richland, WA

Kimberley Grant, PhD 1992 Professor of Chemistry at the College Of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

Angela Hight Walker, PhD 1994 Research Chemist Optical Technology Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Wei Chen, PhD 1996 Data base administrator for the National Institute of Environmental Sciences

Michaeleen Munrow, PhD 1999 High School Teacher, New Milford, CT.

Ranganathan Subramanian PhD ‘03 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, Bihar, India

Lu Kang, PhD 2003 Associate Professor of Chemistry; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Wei Lin, PhD 2005 Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grand Valley, Brownsville, TX

Andrea Minei, PhD 2009 Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department within the Division of Natural Sciences, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY 10471

Dan Frohman, PhD 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow with Peter Bernath, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Postdoctoral Fellow with Michael Heaven, Emory University

Brittany Long, PhD 2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity University, San Antonia, TX.

Dan Obenchain, PhD 2016 Smitty Grubbs, Sean Peebles, Dan Obenchain, Rebecca Peebles; Columbus, June 2011; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with Jens Grabow, University of Hannover, 2016 – 2018

Mark Maturo, 2015 – 2016

Yoonjeong Choi, 2015 –

Wilman Orellana, 2016 –

Undergraduate students

Deborah Ehrenthal, ‘80 Physician, Clinical Investigator in Women’s Health,

Christiana Care, Delaware

Charla Reinganum, ‘80 M.S., Northwestern, Environmental Engineer

(photo with Rachel and Dan)

Scott Halle, ‘81 Research Scientist, IBM Microelectronics Division

(photo with Caryn)

Russell Smilgys, ‘82 Senior Research Scientist, Science Applications International Corporation

Mathew Kohler 1984 Department of Physics, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA; tutoring business in Boulder Colorado

Aram Schiffman ‘85 graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder with David Nesbitt; Post Doc at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA; graduate student, University of Chicago

Amy Andrews, ‘92 Mathematics

Brian Bean, 1993 Summer NECUSE student, Amherst College; graduate student, Stanford University

Aaron Schoeffler, ‘95 Biotech

Alison Keimowitz, ‘97 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Scott McCracken, ‘98

Edwin Contreras, ‘00

Eunice Li, ‘01 Graduate Student with Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania

Jovan Gayle, ‘07 photo: Wei Lin, Amy Stevens, Andrew Brooks, Jovan Gayle

William Ndugire, ‘10

Ross Firestone, ‘12

Chinh Duong, ‘13 photo: Chinh Duong, Pete Pringle, Stew Novick, Smitty Grubbs, Dan Frohman

Brooke Baker, ‘13

Lucas Hansen, 2013

Tyler Holzschuh, ‘14

Derek Frank, ‘15 Graduate Student, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, The University of Michigan, 930 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109-1055

Eric Arsenault, ‘17 Graduate Student, University of California at Berkeley, with Richard Saykally

Robert Melchreit, 2017

Angela Chung, ‘18

Zain Khanna, ‘19

Joshua Signore, ‘19