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

Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Gary (Smitty) Grubbs, Jan 2011-       PhD with Steve Cooke, University of North Texas, 2011

Graduate Students

Stuart Licht, MA 1981                      Professor of Chemistry, George Washington University

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                            Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA

Wei Lin, PhD 2005                            Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Brownville, 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, 2007 –                         Wesleyan

Brittany Long, 2011 –                         Wesleyan

Dan Obenchain, 2011 –                       Smitty Grubbs, Sean Peebles, Dan Obenchain, Rebecca Peebles; Columbus, June 2011

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



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