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


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 - 2013                Postdoctoral Fellow with Peter Bernath, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA


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

Brooke Baker, ‘13

Lucas Hansen, 2013

Tyler Holzschuh, ‘14

Derek Frank, ‘15

Eric Arsenault, ‘17

Jeanette Thornton, ‘18