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

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

Mark Maturo, 2015 -

Yoonjeong Choi, 2015 -

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