Alumni

Kayla Lash

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.

Kyle Schipper

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.

Andres Vazquez-Lopez

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.

Daniel Enny

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.

Dr. 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 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. 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.

Dr. GodFred Fianu

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. 

Dr. Gabrielle Haddad-Weiser

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.

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