Alumni - Undergraduates

Senior / Honors thesis

Megan Carhart (2018-2020)

Thesis: Nanotechnology-enabled paper-based biosensors for ethanol detection

Honors thesis : 2020 (graduate student coordinator: Fatima Mustafa)

co-author: 1 publication

Jeremy Secora (2018-2019)

Thesis: Cerium based MOF as a tool for phospahate sequestration

Senior thesis : 2019 (graduate student coordinator: Mohamed Hassan)

co-author: 1 publication

Jessica Cunningham (2013-2016)

Thesis: Development and applications of a nanoceria-based bioanalytical assay

Senior thesis : 2016 (graduate student coordinator: Erica Sharpe 2013-2014, and Gonca Bulbul 2014-2016)

co-author: 1 publication

Ryan Rauhut (2015-2016)

Thesis: Application of thin-layer chromatography and cerium oxide nanoparticles for the identification

and quantification of food antioxidants

Honors thesis : 2016 (graduate student coordinator: Gonca Bulbul)

co-author: 1 publication

Thalia Frasco Jones (2012-2014)

Thesis: Detection and quantification of food antioxidants using a colorimetric paper sensor coated in metal

oxide nanoparticles

Honors thesis : 2014 (graduate student coordinator: Erica Sharpe)

co-author: two publications: 1st, 2nd

Anastasia Scangas (2009-2011)

Thesis: Development of an electrochemical sensor for the detection of antioxidants

Senior thesis : 2011

co-author: two publications: 1st, 2nd

Michael Ball (2009-2011)

Thesis: Development of a colorimetric paper based sensor for the detection of phenolic estrogens

Senior thesis : 2011

co-author: 1 publication

Zachary Marchese (2009-2011)

Thesis: A cytochrome c based biosensor for the detection of free radicals

Senior thesis : 2011

co-author: 1 publication

Megan Himmler Touchette (2009-2010)

Thesis: Biosensor for monitoring the production of fuel ethanol from cellulosic biomass

Senior thesis : 2010 (graduate student coordinator: Cristina Ispas)

Brian Frederick (2006-2008)

Thesis: Microencapsulation of xylose isomerase and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae for the efficient production

of ethanol from D-xylose

Honors thesis : 2008

John Warner (2005-2008)

Thesis: Chitosan biopolymer as a multifunctional biosensor material

Senior thesis : 2008 (graduate student coordinator: John Njagi)

co-author: two publications: 1st, 2nd

2021

[77] Nadia Cheng (2018-2021), Potsdam High School, Founding (NSF) - Project: Sensors for antioxidants and heavy metals detection

Sustainability Prize Winner, The 2021 Spring RAPS, Clarkson University, April 19-23, 2021

The 3rd prize Award in Undergraduate oral presentation, The 2021 Spring RAPS, Clarkson University, April 19-23, 2021

Oral Presentation Award in Sustainability - Honorable Mention, The 2020 eRAPS, Clarkson University, July 30-31, 2020

Section Scoring Leader in Environmental Science and Engineering Section, The 2020 eRAPS, Clarkson University, July 30-31, 2020

[76] Maximilian Card (2019-2021), Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF/Honors) - Project: Biometric sensors for organophosphate

The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Undergraduate Research Award - November, 2021

[75] Jafar Sannie (Summer 2021), Founding (CUPO) - Project: Rapid Detection System of Escherichia coli (E. coli) using Paper-based Assay

The 2021 Summer RAPS High Score Award - The Annual Summer Research and Project Showcase (RAPS) - CU, July, 2021

[74] Kadija Legagneur (Summer 2021), Founding (NcNair - CUPO) - Project:

[73] Alexis Alexander (Summer 2021), Founding (NcNair - CUPO) - Project:

[72] Tyler Bechard (2020-2021), Major (Chem.)- CUPO Project: Development of a portable biosensor for monitoring oxidative stress in plants

2020

[71] Megan Carhart (2018-2020), Major (Chem.), Founding (David Walsh fellow/Honor) - Project: Development of wearable ethanol sensors

co-author: 1 publication

Biomolecular Science Clarkson blog contributor

Oral presentation award (1st place) - The 4th Annual Spring Research and Project Showcase (eRAPS) - CU, April 18, 2020

The Stig E. Friberg Award for Undergraduate Research, Clarkson University, 2020

Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson's highest Honor Society, Clarkson University, April 18, 2020

Presidential Scholar Award, January 2020

Best oral presentation -The ACS - Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), Saratoga Springs, NY, June 23-26, 2019

Best oral presentation (link) -The 10th Research Symposium - ACS - Northern NY Local Section, SUNY Plattsburg, March 2, 2019

Best oral presentation - Chemistry Session (Undergraduate), RAPS, Clarkson, NY, August 2, 2019

[70] Dominic Frascatore (2019-2020), Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF)

Project: Synthesis and characterization of electroconductive polypyrrole / Fe3O4 nanostructures

Best poster award - In Environmental Sustainability , RAPS, Clarkson, NY, August 2, 2019

[69] Steve Liebich (2019-2020) - Major (Biomolec.), Founding (NSF/Honors) - Project: Sensors for bacteria detection

co-author: 1 publication

[68] Casey Welch (Fall 2020) - Major (Chem. Eng.), - Project: Portable sensors for uric acid detection

[67] Olga Zubak (Spring/Fall 2020) - Major (Chem. Eng.) - Project: Portable sensor for cyanotoxin detection

[66] Stephanie Barajas (Summer/Fall 2020), Major (Chem. Eng.), CUPO - Project: Heavy Metal detection using MXene-based sensors

[65] Eric Zeng (Summer/Fall 2020), Major (Chem. Eng.), CUPO - Project: Nanoporous sorbents for PFAS removal

[64] Dante Cusolito (Summer/Fall 2020), Major (Mech. Eng.), Honors - Project: Development of a portable motion sensitive pressure sensing

[63] Kara Smeltz (Spring 2020) - Major (Chem. Eng.), - Project: Portable sensors for heavy metal detection

2019

[62] Cindy Jiang (2018-2019) - Major (Chem. Eng.), Founding (NSF) - Project: 3D printing of hydrogels

co-author: 1 publication

Corning Summer Research Award

[61] Jeremy Secora (2018-2019) - Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF) - Project: Ceria- based metal organic framework

co-author: 1 publication

Best poster presentation - In Materials Science (Undergraduate), RAPS, Clarkson, NY, August 2, 2019

[60] Austin Marshall (2018-2019), Major (Biomolec.), Founding (NSF) - Project: 3D printing of functional hydrogels framework

[59] Brenna Kokosenski (Spring/Fall 2019) - Major (Chem. Eng.), Founding (NSF/Honors) - Project: Portable sensors for uric acid detection

[58] Leah Livernois (Summer 2019), St. Lawrence University, Founding (NSF-REU) - Project: Portable sensors for heavy metal detection

co-author: 1 publication

2018

[57] Peter Vargo (2017 - 2018) - Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF) - Project: Nanoparticles for capture and removal of phosphorus

co-author: 1 publication

[56] Lily Norton (2016 - 2018) - Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF) - Project: Portable sensors for antioxidants detection

co-author: 1 publication

[53] Desmond Horowitz (2016 - 2018), Major (Biomolec.), - Project: Portable sensors for detection of phosphorous compounds

[54] Evelyn Coughlin (Fall 2018), Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF) - Project: Design and optimization of a portable phosphate sensor

[53] Kiara Cruickshank (Fall 2018), Major (Biomolec.), Directed study - Project: Directed study on review writing related to nanomedicine

[52] Marissa Alamo (Spring/Summer 2018), Major (Chem. Eng.), Founding (NcNair - CUPO) - Project: Portable sensors for detection of

phosphorous containing compounds.

[51] Chelsey Alamo (Spring/Summer 2018), Major (Chem. Eng.), Founding (NcNair - CUPO) - Project: Low cost sensors for real time

monitoring of alcohol fermentation

[50] Morgan Skidders (Summer 2018) - Major (Chem. - SUNY Potsdam), Founding (NSF-REU) - Project: Nanosorbents for removal of

phosphorous containing compounds

[49] Crystal Chi (Summer 2018) - Major (Chem. - Texas A&M), Founding (NSF-REU) - Project: Sorbents for preventing water eutrophication

2017

[48] Zackary Verne (2016 - 2017), Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF) - Project (2017): Ceria-based bioelectrodes

- Project (2016): Bioelectrochemical system based on bucky paper for glucose detection

[47] Xinyi Zou (2016 - 2017), Major (Chem.) - Project: Paper based sensors for the authentication of cosmetic products

[46] Jenell Whitman (2016 - 2017), Major (Chem.), Founding (NSF) - Project: Investigation of Ag nanoparticles dissolution and toxicity

2016

[45] Jessica Cunningham (2013 - 2016), Major (Biomolec.) - Project: Portable nanoceria based sensors for field detection of pesticides

co-author: 1 publication

The Brunauer Award for best Senior thesis - 2016

Presidential Scholar Award - 2014

The David Walsh Undergraduate Research Award - Summer 2014

Best Best student Award at Clarkson University, August 2014

Best Oral Presentation Award - SURE Symposium, April 2013

[44] Kyle Messier (2014-2016), Major (Biomolec.) - Project: Electroanalytical investigation of engineered nanoparticles

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award

[43] Ryan Rauhut (2014 - 2016), Major (Chem. Eng.), Founding (Honors Program)

Project: Technology for separation and identification of antioxidants in food products

co-author: 1 publication

[42] Kristen Bear (2015 - 2016), Major (Biomolec.), NSF-REU supplement - Project: Colorimetric detection of nanoceria particles

co-author: 1 publication

Best poster award - SURE Symposium, Clarkson, NY, Summer, 2016

[41] Daniel Austin (2015 - 2016), Major (Chem. Bio. ) - Project: Toxicity of nanoparticles in zebrafish: determination of NOS expression

co-author: 1 publication

[40] Maya Duncan-White (2015 - 2016), Major (Chem.) - Project: Aptamer based sensors for detection of Ochratoxin A

[39] Kerri Moseman (Fall 2016), Major (Biomolec.) NSF-REU supplement

2015

[38] Ai Lian Lin (2014 - 2015), Major (Chem. Eng.)

2014

[37] Thalia Frasco (2012 - 2014) - Project: Paper based colorimetric sensors for tea antioxidants content evaluation

Best oral presentation award - SURE Symposium, Clarkson University, August 2013

co-author: two publications: 1st, 2nd

[36] Nora Houlihan (2012 - 2014) - Project: Nanoparticles evaluation using single particle collision electrochemistry

2013

[35] Kyla Ray (2011 - 2013) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

co-author: 1 publication

[34] Lauren Smales (summer 2013)

2012

[33] Kelsey Casale (2011 - 2012) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

[32] Lynn Lascarbeau (summer research)

[31] Amanda Marsh (summer research)

co-author: 1 publication

[30] Jason Hultgren (summer research)

2011

[29] Anastasia Scangas (2008 - 2011) - Project: Sensors for monitoring antioxidant activity

The Brunauer Award for best Senior thesis - 2011

The 2011 Chemistry department Service Award

co-author: two publications: 1st, 2nd

[28] Michael Ball (2009 - 2011) - NSF-REU supplement, Project: Colorimetric biosensors for toxicity monitoring

co-author: 1 publication

[27] Zachary Marchese (2009 - 2011) - Project: Biosensors for antioxidants analysis

co-author: 1 publication

[26] George Apau (2010 - 2011) - NSF-REU supplement, Project: Environmental impact of nanoparticle dissolution

[25] Marielle Araujo (two semesters 2011) - Project: Biosensors for dopamine

2010

[24] Megan Himmler (2009-2010) - Project: Biosensor for monitoring the production of ethanol from cellulosic biomass

The Brunauer Award (Best senior thesis) 2010

[23] Yamairy Ramos (REU - Summer)

2009

[22] Brian Frederick (2006-2009) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

The Northern NY Section of ACS Award,

Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award

Best poster award - CAMP Spring Annual Meeting, Canandaigua, NY, 2009

[21] Daniel VanDorn (2008-2009) - NSF-REU supplement

Egon Matijevic Award - 2008

Spectroscopy award - fall 2007

co-author: 1 publication

[20] Sejal Patel (2008-2009) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

Egon Matijevic Award - 2008

[19] Colleen E. Burnham (two semesters 2008-2009) - Biomolecular Science

[18] Meredith Martin (two semesters 2008-2009)

2008

[17] John Warner (2005-2008) - Project: Chitosan biopolymer as a multifunctional biosensor material

The Brunauer Award (Best senior thesis) 2008

The 2008 Chemistry department Service Award

co-author: publications: 1, 2

[16] Amber L. Schreiner (2007-2008) - NSF-REU in nanotechnology, Biomolecular Science

[15] Matthew A. Flack (2007-2008) - Chemistry

[14] Camille Warner (summer 2008) -NSF-REU in environmental science and engineering

[13] Caitlin Mincer (summer 2008), CAMP Pre-frosh fellow, Chemical Engineering

[12] Lindsay A. Duplissa (summer 2008) -NSF-REU in environmental science and engineering

[10] Ashley Steere (summer 2008) -NSF-REU in environmental science and engineering

[9] Nikita Hungerford (summer 2008)

2007

[8] Andrew G.D. Waymount (2006-2007) - Biomolecular Science

[7] Megan E. Cates (2007) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

[11] Ryan Sitzes (summer 2008) -NSF-REU in environmental science and engineering

[6] Frank R. Triangle (summer 2007) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

[5] Liana M. Scialdone (one semester 2007) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

[4] Johnathan Samson (one semester 2007) - Chemistry and Biomolecular Science

[3] Elizabeth Carnie (one semester 2007) - Biomolecular Science

2006

[2] Heidi Gaul (one semester 2006) - Biomolecular Science

[1] Tina Schweitzer (one semester 2006) - Biomolecular Science