People

Lead Researcher

Bob Flowers

Bob Flowers was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1964. He received his B.S. in chemistry from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1986. After taking time off from school, he was admitted to Lehigh University in 1987 and received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1991 working with John Larsen on single electron transfer reactions in coal. After graduating from Lehigh, he moved to Duke University as a postdoctoral research associate with Professor Ned Arnett where he worked on several...

Post-Doc

Sandeepan comes from the east side of India. He received Ph. D in Chemistry in 2014, working with Dr. Edamana Prasad on photochemistry of divalent lanthanides from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). After graduating from IITM, he moved to Prof. Shmaryahu Hoz’s research group for post doctoral studies in Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Sandeepan has joined the Flowers group as post doc in Lehigh University in December 2016. In his free time, he plays with his son and likes...

Graduate Student

Caroline graduated from Moravian College in 2015 with a B.S. in chemistry with a minor in Business Management. Caroline is a second year student working on the Titanocene project. Outside of lab, Caroline loves spending time with her family, watching movies, and baking.

Godfred Fianu is from Ghana in West Africa. He came to the United States in 2007 to pursue his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Principia College in Illinois. In 2012, Godfred was admitted as a graduate student at Lehigh University for further studies in Organic Chemistry. Besides his love for research, Godfred enjoys reading inspirational books, dancing, playing soccer, and playing basketball. He also enjoys meeting people and making new friends. 

Undergraduate Student

Matthew is a sophomore at Lehigh University in the 7-Year BA/MD program and minoring in Health, Medicine, and Society. He is working with Caroline on the titanium project. In his free time, Matthew likes to take pictures, Indian cultural dance, and draw.

Flowers Group Lehigh University Mari Flanagan

Mari is a senior chemistry major interested in becoming a pharmacist. In her free time she enjoys swimming and shopping.

Kayla is a senior chemistry major interested in working in the cosmetic industry in research and development. She works with Tesia on the Samarium project. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys running, doing makeup, and cooking.

Anna is a rising junior, majoring in Chemistry at Lehigh University. She is working with Tesia on the Samarium project. In her free time, Anna likes drawing, reading, writing Chinese calligraphy, and cooking.

Kyle Schipper Lehigh University Flowers Group

Kyle is a rising junior at Lehigh, majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in economics. He's also a varsity rower for the school, which he walked onto his freshman year (as opposed to being recruited). He's from Wayne Pennsylvania and is working with Godfred to help him with the titanocene project.

Alumni

Lehigh University Chemistry Department Flowers Research Tesia Chciuk

Tesia attended Cedar Crest College where she graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in chemistry with a minor in biology. Following this, she gained industrial experience at Eos Energy Storage, LLC. and Bethlehem Apparatus Co. Inc. before starting graduate work at Lehigh in 2012. Her research project consists of studying the role of solvent and additives in organic reductions featuring samarium(II). In her free time, Tesia enjoys Mediterranean cooking, hiking, reading novels, and trivia.

Daniel Enny was a senior undergraduate researcher working with Godfred on the Titanium project. Daniel graduated in the Spring of 2016 and moved on to pursue graduate work.

Gabrielle was a graduate student working on the Backscattering Interferometry (BSI) project in the Flowers Lab.  She has studied a variety of systems with BSI, including Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor binding and DNA duplex binding. She defended her doctoral defense entitled "Detection and Analysis of Molecular Interactions with Backscattering Interferometry" in August 2016.

Lehigh University Chemistry Department Flowers Research Matthew McLaughlin

Dr. Matthew McLaughlin received his Chemistry B.A. Magna Cum Laude from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz in 2006. He worked with Prof. Patrick Holland at the University of Rochester and received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2012. His doctoral research investigated earth abundant photocatalytic hydrogen production and low coordinate protein sites as artificial metal scaffolds. In 2012, Matthew was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship on a research proposal to work with Prof. Michel Gagné...

Niki Patel Chemistry Flowers Group

Niki received a B.S. in Chemistry from Temple University in 2010. Her research focused on mechanistic studies on the use of silver as an oxidant in catalytic reactions. In her free time, Niki enjoys reading, running local races, and playing the ukulele. Niki defended on March 17, 2015. She is now a post-doc in the Molander lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

Andy attended Albright College in Reading, PA where he received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2014. Andy completed his M.S. in the spring of 2016.

Andres Vazquez-Lopez Flowers Lab Lehigh University

Andres is an uprising junior at Lebanon Valley College working on his B.S in chemistry. He is working on the Samarium project this summer. He plans on attending graduate school after he graduates. Outside the lab, he enjoys working out and spending time with friends.