Chemistry Students Present at ACS Symposium

Pleasantville Chemistry Research Assistants (from left to right): J. Sproul, S. Jiminian, A. Aquilato, D. Campbell,
Professor Ellen Weiser and B. Gilyadov

Pleasantville Chemistry Research Assistants (from left to right): J. Sproul, S. Jiminian, A. Aquilato, D. Campbell, Professor Ellen Weiser and B. Gilyadov

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New York City Chemistry Research Assistants (from left to right): Professor Zhaohua Dai, N. Khosla,
	B. Gilyadov, A. Ngai, Associate Professor JaimeLee I’olani Rizzo, M. Shevlin, N. Azcona, D. Michels, S. Pun, J. Nicotri, E. Sorrentino, Graduate Student, K. Massey,
	V. Chu, Graduate student

New York City Chemistry Research Assistants (from left to right): Professor Zhaohua Dai, N. Khosla, B. Gilyadov, A. Ngai, Associate Professor JaimeLee I’olani Rizzo, M. Shevlin, N. Azcona, D. Michels, S. Pun, J. Nicotri, E. Sorrentino, Graduate Student, K. Massey, V. Chu, Graduate student

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Chemistry research assistants from the New York City and Pleasantville campuses presented their latest work at the New York American Chemical Society’s 55th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on May 5 at Manhattan College. The following students gave 15-minute PowerPoint presentations at the event:

  1. Samuel Jiminian ‘06 “Copper surface interfacial chemistry. Molecular modeling examples with typical adsorbates and known corrosion inhibitors” (Mentor, Assistant Professor Karen Root Caldwell)
  2. Andrea Aquilato ‘07 “Giant liposomes and lipobeads” (Mentor, Assistant Professor Sergey Kazakov)
  3. Dwight Campbell ‘08 “The concept of polymerization by evanescent waves on the side-surface of an optical fiber” (Mentor, Assistant Professor Sergey Kazakov)
  4. Jessica Sproul ‘06 “Hydrogels and dormant spores are ionic reservoirs” (Mentor, Assistant Professor Sergey Kazakov)
  5. Nikhil Khosla ‘11 “Colorimetric displacement sensors for Mn(II)” (Mentor, Assistant Professor Zhaohua Dai)
  6. James Nicotri ‘07 “New antimicrobial surfaces based on Gelatin B” (Mentor, Associate Professor JaimeLee I’olani Rizzo)
  7. Susan Pun ‘06 “New antimicrobial surfaces based on Carrageenan” (Mentor, Associate Professor JaimeLee I’olani Rizzo)

Other Pace students who served as moderators at the symposium include:

  1. Megan Shevlin ‘10
  2. Kristi Massey ‘11
  3. Christopher Chum ‘06
  4. Alvin Ngai ‘06
  5. Nancy Azcona ‘06
  6. Eric Sorrentino ‘08
  7. Vy Chu ‘07
  8. Boris Gilyadov ‘09

There were more than 100 student presenters from 20 universities in the New York area. Professor Rizzo is a co-chair for the NY ACS URS. Professor Ellen Weiser, department chair of chemistry and physical sciences on the Pleasantville campus, was also in attendance. Pace was certainly well represented at this outstanding event.

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