Fall 2005 | Volume 24
Renovation and Improvement
am delighted to share news of the com- stations and workplaces for
I pletion of a yearlong project to renovate
and refurbish part of the teaching and
research facilities on the fourth floor of
Corcoran Hall. Many of you will recall
Corcoran 405 as a very large teaching lab that
the postdocs, graduate stu-
dents and undergraduates
associated with the program.
The teaching spaces have
been divided into a “wet” lab,
had been used for more than 30 plus years for which will serve as the prin-
qualitative and quantitative analysis and for a sequence of Experimental cipal home for Quant and an Demolition of Corcoran 405
Chemistry classes. This room is where Professor Wren conducted “instrument” lab, which will
Qualitative Organic Analysis and Professor Vincent held forth with serve as the principal home for PChem and Instrumental. PChem and
Qualitative and then his famous Quantitative Analysis courses. No doubt, Instrumental will both have space in the “wet” lab for the preparations
there were years of memories tied up in that room. But with curricular and storage that were always a point of concern in the previous
changes, including greater emphasis on undergraduate research and indi- arrangements. And Quant will use the “instrument” space for several of
vidualized instruction, the facility was increasingly underutilized. its experiments and the independent projects that conclude its lab pro-
Although a plan to renovate the facility into gram. A previously designated instrument
several research laboratories had been on lab will now provide a separate space with
the table for several years, major impetus for its own hood for preparations for the
an action plan came with the huge success teaching program.
of Professor Vertes’ initiative to the Keck
Foundation and NSF. With the announce- A couple of mysteries surfaced during the
ment of full funding for those proposals, the project. While emptying the cupboards,
University committed to renovation of the we found a couple of boxes of very small
Corcoran Hall space. vials with crystalline inorganic salts dating
from 1900 with beautiful labels in an
Planning for the project included arrang- Vertes group’s new lab, Corcoran 407 excellent handwriting. Further along as the
ing for appropriate space for the Vertes demolition was underway, an attic room
program, developing suitable space for the current program in was revealed above a balance room at the north end of the quant lab.
Quantitative Analysis, setting aside space for the preparations for the The room contained several bags of dried leaves and seeds of unknown
Introductory Courses experimental work, and establishing an accessi- origin and a number of 25-50 liter flasks and mantels. If anyone can
ble location for program instrumentation. The research space needed shed some light on these mysteries, we would love to hear about it.
to be open and flexible with sufficient access to utilities to permit vari-
ation and change as the nature of the research effort shifted over time. This renovation was a tremendous
The teaching spaces needed to accommodate the evolving nature of undertaking for all involved.
Quant, Instrumental, and PChem, while also providing access to the
department’s dual use instrumentation. We are especially grateful to Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and
Sciences and the Department for funding for the project. Colleagues
We believe that we achieved those goals now that the project has been from the University’s Division of Architecture, Engineering and
completed. As the pictures above reveal, a beautiful, new research space Construction and from the Department met weekly throughout the
has been provided for the Vertes group. An open lab design, with over- year to plan and execute the project with the Architect and
hanging utility struts providing access to “clean” and normal power, Construction team. We are very proud of the new space and invite
gases, exhaust and cooling lines, can accommodate four instrument you to visit and see it for yourself.
Bourdon F. Scribner
Graduate Student Scholarship In Chemistry
I am delighted to announce that GW Graduate and Department Friend, Bourdon F. Donation
Scribner, B.S. ’33, has made a generous outright gift of $500,000 to the Bourdon F. to the Chemistry
Scribner Graduate Student Scholarship in Chemistry this June. Bourdon chose to sup- Fellowship Program
port the program in this manner so that we could begin immediately using the endow- Fund
ment payout to provide financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the
The Department is grateful to Susan
Department. The details of the award process have been left to the Department to deter-
Menke, M.Phil. ’70, who set up a new
mine how best to utilize the funds. Current thinking is to use the payout to provide sum-
charitable gift annuity with the
mer stipends to a number of students so that they will be able to focus completely on
University in the name of the Meader
their dissertation research in the summer rather than have to teach or work for the finan-
Family. The beneficiary of the annuity
cial support that they need to live on while pursing their graduate studies. The summer
when the gift is realized will be the
months are a very critical time for students to make progress on their research. Providing
Chemistry Fellowship Program, which
support for this period in the year multiplies the effect of the stipend because of the focus
we reported last year had reached the
the students are able to achieve, while freed of the academic year distractions.
level of an endowed fund.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bourdon and his wife Sally this summer at his apartment
To Bourdon and Sally Scribner,
in Annapolis. Some of you will know that Bourdon was an avid sailor and chose to retire
Edward and Virginia Caress, and
to Annapolis to be able to pursue his passion for boating. Though that phase of his life
Susan Menke we express our sincerest
is past now, Bourdon remains surrounded by photos of the water and the boats he cap-
appreciation. Your incredible generos-
tained. He is always ready to share stories of his travels, boating experiences, and involve-
ity and consistent support will help us
ment with Alpha Pi chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, of which he was chapter President.
to move forward and meet our mis-
Among the materials he has shared, I thought the paper he authored on “Carrier-
sion within the University of first-rate
Distillation Method for the Spectrographic Analysis and Its Application to the Analysis
teaching and top-tier research.
of Uranium-Bas Materials” was of particular interest and connection to current research
in the Department. For example, we have research currently underway on Uranium-
Metal Organic Frameworks (Cahill group) and high sensitivity analysis (Montaser).
Graduate Student Scholarly Travel
Rather discretely over the several years before he retired, Professor Edward and Dr.
Virginia Caress established an endowed fund to support the travel of graduate students
in chemistry to present their research and participate in conferences. Perhaps it was Ed’s
years in the Dean’s Office responding to regular requests for travel funds for our gradu-
ation students that was the origin of this benefaction. Practically every research group
does go to one or more conference each year and it had been quite a challenge to get
enough funding together to meet the demand of full funding for all the participants to
be attend those conferences and meetings. This new endowment will help us meet the
challenge and was used for the first time this past summer for a special need by one of
our research groups. The fund was very helpful to the group that had used up its allot-
ment of travel funds for the year, but had an important presentation to make at one Lida Parvin & Lauren Borkowski
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Sadly, we note the passing of Professor chaired the Committee on Graduate He retired in 1976. During his tenure he
Emeritus Charles Naeser and Professor Admissions and served as the advisor to specialized in teaching introductory gen-
Emeritus David White. our graduate students. During this period eral chemistry and advanced inorganic
the department relied on him to maintain chemistry. He authored a laboratory man-
David G. White began his career in chem- the continuity of the graduate program. ual for general chemistry and published in
istry with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical He was renown for his meticulous records various chemistry journals. After years of
engineering from Cornell University in and the careful, thorough, and personal teaching how to perform chemistry exper-
1950. His five-year program had been bro- advising provided to each of the students. iments in freshmen chemistry labs, he
ken up by a stint in the Army Signal Corp As early as the mid-60’s he was advocating penned Naeser’s Law which is seen today
from March 1946 through September strengthening the infrastructure for grad- in many calendars: “You can make it fool-
1947. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 from uate study in the sciences at the University. proof, but you can’t make it damned fool-
Harvard University where he studied His “one simple request” of 1964 was for a proof.” Who could possibly forget his
under Eugene Rochow. His dissertation laboratory manager, which came to humorous Christmas and Halloween lec-
on the Alkylation of Silane was completed fruition when Raymond Johnson was tures, in which he used the elements of
by September of 1953. hired to run the Chemistry stockroom. “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” to his
Professor White joined the faculty of advantage and brewed up thermite reac-
Dave loved boating and for many years tions, dichromate volcanoes, hydrogen-
George Washington as an Assistant spent his summers in Annapolis sailing
Professor of Chemistry in the fall of 1953, fueled air transport, and solutions
with his wife of 45 years, Marjory. He went showing holiday colors or the renowned
hired by Charles Naeser. From the outset to full retirement in 1994, spending much
of his career at GW, Dave’s interest was in “Helium Lecture,” where he demonstrated
of his remaining years working on a the properties of helium by sucking the
teaching general and inorganic chemistry, genealogy project, tracing the history of
with time out for an NSF sponsored sab- gas from a balloon and delivering the rest
his family. Dave had suffered from pancre-
batical in Japan in 1960 and another sab- of the lecture in a voice which bore an
atic cancer since May of 2002, finally suc-
batical in 1980 to study geochemistry. His uncanny resemblance to Daffy Duck. He
cumbing to the cancer in early March of
early research was in the area of boron- was a truly inspired and gifted instructor,
this year at the Community Hospice of
nitrogen heteroaromatic compounds with for which he was recognized as the recipi-
Washington. Professor Emeritus David G.
support from the Public Health Service. ent of the Washington Academy of
White was 78 and will be sadly missed.
Generations of students took a section of Sciences’ highest teaching award. In 1962,
general chemistry with Dave. He did not A native of Mineral Point,Wisconsin, Charles he received the Washington Chapter,
shy away from taking on the sections R. Naeser held a B.S. degree in Chemistry American Institute of Chemists Honor
devoted to the engineering students, shar- from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Award for “Chemistry Teaching and
ing the same deep love of chemistry with (1931), and a Ph.D., University of Illinois Research in Inorganic Chemistry.” In
all who took his classes. He was also instru- (1935). His Ph.D. research established the 1969, he received the Alpha Chi Sigma
mental in developing the course on exper- atomic weight of gadolinium. Professional Service Award for service to
imental methods and ensuring sound the chemistry profession.
Professor Naeser joined the George
library skills for our majors. A Fellow of the American Association for
Washington University Department of
From 1965 until shortly before his retire- Chemistry in 1935, where he served for the Advancement of Science and the
ment to half time in 1990, Professor White 41 years, including 23 years as Chairman. American Institute of Chemists, he served as
Department of Chemistry Fall 2005 | Page 3
In Memoriam continued from page 3
President of the Chemical Society of Professor Naeser was a Charter member of and University service activities. His outside
Washington, was listed in “Who’s Who in the George Washington Faculty Senate, on interests included fishing, taxidermy and
America,” and was a widely published and which he served for 11 years. He served as birding, and for over 63 years he banded
widely cited author in Chemistry. From 1942 Chair of the Senate Committee on Faculty birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
to 1945 he served as a Captain in the U.S. Performance from 1962 to 1966, on the He passed away at age 94, March 5, 2005,
Army Chemical Warfare Service and was the Faculty Performance and Development following a brief period of congestive heart
Scientific Advisor to the Headquarters, Committee from 1966 to 1971, and on the failure. An interment service took place in
European Command, in Heidelberg Senate Committee on Professional Ethics September at the Columbarium, Arlington
Germany from 1950 to 1951. In 1940, he and Academic Freedom during the 1970s. National Cemetery.
developed a technique to enrich uranium for He was the recipient of the Senate’s very
the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, which first “Distinguished Service Award” in 1967.
played an integral part in the development of
Professor Naeser was a teacher extraordi-
atomic power. (At the time, however, he was
naire, widely respected researcher, and
unaware that this research would be used for
active participant in innumerable public
the atomic bomb).
Chemistry By the Numbers
Twenty-one new multiyear grant propos- the year. An additional 4 papers have been undergraduate enrollments in chem-
als totaling about $8.2 million were sub- accepted and 9 more have been submitted istry courses rose again this year by 5% to
mitted since May 2004 to external as well. Furthermore, colleagues gave 31 3144 final registrations for the academic
granting agencies and organizations. contributed talks or posters at meetings year. Summer session registrations have
Almost $1.7 million in new multiyear and conferences, and delivered some 35 risen 66% since 2000. Twelve students
funding was actually awarded by the invited talks at conferences, Universities, were registered for undergraduate
External Sponsors, during that cycle. and other sites. Five patent applications research in the fall, while eleven were reg-
$285K was awarded from Internal GW were submitted by Professors Miller, istered in the spring. Our majors won 1
funds to chemistry faculty, who submit- Montaser, Vertes and Wagner. each of the Gamow, Luther Rice, Britt
ted 5 proposals totaling $285K. As of and Vincent Fellowships/Scholarships for
June 1, the department had 23 active Nine new doctoral candidates matricu- the year.
awards from external sponsors valued at lated during 2004-2005, swelling our
about $4.2 million for their life. graduate student population to 30. The
number of chemistry majors continued
Colleagues published 41 papers, journal to increase to a total of 61 declared
articles, or conference proceedings during major advisees as of spring 2005. Total
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Congratulations to Faculty Congratulations to Students
Christopher Cahill Kaveh Jorabchi
Professor Christopher Cahill, was selected to receive Kaveh Jorabchi was awarded a prestigious Summer Graduate
a Bender Award from the University for Teaching Excellence. Fellowship from the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.
Akbar Montaser Dan DeLill
Professor Akbar Montaser, has been invited to join the Editorial Dan DeLill won an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists
board of Applied Spectroscopy. (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for 2005–2006.
Akos Vertes Lauren Borkowski
Professor Akos Vertes, was a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Lauren Borkowski won a travel award to the American
Institute of Technology and awarded an Academy Award Crystallographic Association Meeting in Orlando, Florida,
Fellowship of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science May 28 – June 2, 2005.
and the Arts while on sabbatical this year.
Professor Akos Vertes, was invited to present at an NSF sponsored Rob Doe
“Broader Impact” symposium at the fall ACS meeting Rob Doe was nominated for an ARCS Foundation Fellowship.
Martín Zysmilich Mark Frisch
Professor Martín Zysmilich, was nominated as one of two GW Mark Frisch was accepted to the National School on Neutron and
nominees for The Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. Professor of the X-ray Scattering at Argonne.
Maria Puccio and Eric Fallows
Wagner, Cahill, Teng, Montaser, Vertes, Sadtchenko, Maria Puccio and Eric Fallows received travel grants to the recent
King, Miller and Ramaker meeting of the Combustion Institute.
Professors Wagner, Cahill, Teng, Montaser, Vertes, Sadtchenko, King,
Miller, and Ramaker were awarded new or renewed grants. Elisheva Pauli
Elisheva Pauli received one of four new NAI Student Research
Scholarships from The NASA Astrobiology Institute to carry out
experiments at the Mars Simulation Chamber at Leiden
Undergrad Daniel Mittelberger received a Goldwater Fellowship.
Undergrad Salar Samii received the Vincent Fellowship for the summer.
Kaveh Kahen discusses his research at the 2004-2005 Department retreat.
Department of Chemistry Fall 2005 | Page 5
Faculty in the News
Henry Teng authors appears on the front cover of an upcom- recent discoveries (at GW) of organic-inor-
Featured in Spectroscopy ing issue of Spectrochimica Acta. ganic semiconductors, and will enable Prof.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Xu to work on synthesizing novel hybrid
Geosciences Henry Teng has published work Junior Scholar Incentive semiconductors that effectively integrate the
which will appear on the cover page of Awards — 2005 advantages of the organic as well as the inor-
Spectroscopy and which is also the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences con- ganic components. This research emphasizes
feature article of this month in the gratulates the winners of the 2005 Junior the close interaction between synthetic chem-
journal. The paper, entitled “AFM Measurement Scholar Incentive Awards. Thirty-two proposals istry and the various aspects of solid state sci-
of Step Kinetics for the Growth and Dissolution were submitted to the JSIA program. A panel ence and engineering, and has important
of Crystallites,” discusses two atomic force made up of senior faculty from the humanities, implications for speedy and robust develop-
microscopy (AFM) techniques that have been sciences and social sciences read and ranked the ment of organic electronics. The JSIA will be
used successfully to quantify step movement: proposals. The top 8 were funded at $8,600 used to fund summer support.
direct and indirect measurement. See: each (2 from the humanities, 2 from the social
http://www.spectroscopymag.com/spectroscopy/ sciences, and 4 from the sciences). The recipi- Chemistry Faculty Member receives
article/articleDetail.jsp?id=166470 ents from chemistry are: a GW Award
Continuing a 29-year tradition, The George
Cahill’s Work Appears on the Cover Henry Teng, Assistant Professor of Washington University has selected three
of Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry and Geosciences members of the GW community to receive the
A research group including Chris Cahill, Measuring Surface Electric Properties Using “GW Award” for their lasting contributions to
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and collabora- Newly Available Scanning Electrochemical the University. The awards were presented at
tors at Pacific Northwest National Lab has been Potential Microscopy: Surface electrochemical the GW Commencement ceremony on the
featured on the cover of Inorganic Chemistry, one properties (such as surface charge and surface Ellipse. This year’s honorees included David
of the premier journals in the field. To view the potential) are fundamental aspects of materials Rowley, professor emeritus of chemistry.
cover of the May 2, 2005 issue, go to: and knowing these properties is critical to David has contributed to the GW community
http://pubs3.acs.org/acs/journals/cover_art.page? material synthesis and application. for over 35 years through advocacy, advising,
incoden=inocaj Traditionally, surface charges are determined and support for students of the sciences. He
by an acid-base titration method but this introduced innovative techniques in the class-
Vertes’ Work Awarded Prestigious method has several limitations and clear and room by instituting computer simulations into
SAB Prize definitive identification of iso-electric posi- the general chemistry laboratory program.
Professor Vertes and his co-authors, A. Bogaerts, tions may not be recognized on titration Rowley is well known for devoting time to his
Z. Chen and R. Gijbels at the University of curves. The Junior Scholar Incentive Award students outside of the classroom, serving as a
Antwerp in Belgium, received the prestigious will be used to upgrade to the use of a more pre-med advisor, an admissions interviewer for
2003 Elsevier/Spectrochimica Acta Award hon- accurate method, scanning electrochemical the joint B.A./M.D. program, and the faculty
oring the most significant article published in potential microscopy (SECPM). The equip- advisor of the Saudi Arabian Medical Student
this top journal during that year. The paper enti- ment has been acquired through other grants Program. Also, he has played many administra-
tled “Laser ablation for analytical sampling: what and the JSIA will be used for summer support tive roles throughout his tenure, including
can we learn from modeling?” (Spectrochimica so that Prof. Teng can devote his time to associate dean for the former Graduate School
Acta B, 2003, 58, 1867–1893) demonstrates the becoming proficient at this technique and col- of Arts and Sciences, deputy director of the
usefulness of a gas dynamic model for the lect the first data sets on quartz, feldspar, and University Honors Program, chair of the
description of atmospheric pressure laser sam- calcite, three of the most common rock Department of Forensic Sciences, and for
pling of solids for chemical analysis. In an ongo- forming minerals. decades has led the faculty into the University’s
ing collaboration between the GW and Antwerp Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
groups the model, originally developed by Prof. Zhengtao Xu, Assistant
Vertes in the early nineties for laser solid interac- Professor Chemistry
tions in vacuum, was extended to treat laser Novel Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Semi-
plume expansion at atmospheric pressure. The conductors: The research funded by the
award consists of $1,000 and the picture of the Junior Scholar Incentive Award builds upon
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Alpha Chi Sigma
The Alpha Pi chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma has their chemistry classes. While we inducted 11
accomplished much in this past year. We vol- new members this year, 17 brothers graduated.
unteered at Kidsfest in the fall which is an event We want to thank the graduating brothers for
where local children can participate in fun sci- their efforts this year. We are also very excited
ence experiments. In the spring we hosted girl for this upcoming year because the Alpha Pi
Prof. Henry Teng scouts at Corcoran Hall and showed them sim- chapter is hosting the Tetra Banquet, an event
ple demonstrations which helped them earn a involving all the nearby Alpha Chi Sigma chap-
science badge. The Wednesday night free
New Faculty chemistry tutoring was again very successful as
ters. We also hope this upcoming year will allow
us even more chances to volunteer and help out
The department is delighted to welcome GW students regularly showed up for help in in both the GW and local communities.
Dr. Henry Teng as its newest faculty
member. For a variety of reasons, the
Department of Earth and Environmental
Studies was closed last year as a free-stand- The Cahill Group enters its sixth year with College Scientists), a prestigious title that comes
ing unit and the faculty allowed to choose some departures as well as new faces. with $15,000 towards tuition. Lauren Borkowski
new departments with which to affiliate.
Dr. Shannon Morrison received his Ph.D. participated in the Carnegie/DOE Alliance
Professor Teng chose to affiliate with entitled “Reverse Micelle Synthesis of Center (CDAC) workshop at Argonne National
Chemistry and was given the new title of Nanoparticulate Metal Oxides” and is headed Laboratory and Mark Frisch published his first
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of to Virginia Commonwealth paper — in Dalton no less! Noel
Geosciences. Dr. Teng received his B.S. University for a post-doctoral Gunning will finish his MS shortly
degree in 1982 from Nanjing University position. Undergraduate Jaqui and has also managed to publish
and an M.S. in 1994 from Temple
Danek graduated and headed some sound contributions.
University. He completed his doctorate in
1999 at Georgia Institute of Technology north to the University of
Rochester for a lab technician Despite all of these wonderful
under Patricia Dove, earning awards for
Research Excellence, Dean’s Fellow in the position while applying for grad- achievements of the group, the
College of Sciences, and Best University uate admission (location TBA) biggest news is perhaps the arrival
Research (Surface Science). After a post- for Fall 2006. We also welcome Prof. Cahill of a single-crystal x-ray diffrac-
doctoral appointment at Argonne tometer purchased from an NSF
Karah Knope from Lake Forest College in
National Laboratory from 1999–2000 grant. The new ‘Bruker APEX II CCD’ is
Illinois. Karah will begin her PhD studies in
with Neil Sturchio, he joined the George arguably the most powerful machine of its kind
Washington University Department of the fall of 2005. New undergraduate
researchers include Deepak Chander and and makes determination of molecular level
Earth and Environmental Sciences in
2000. With major funding from ACS- Walled Kurtom. structure relatively routine. Since its arrival in
PRF, NSF and DOE, Henry continues March, we have solved some 30 new structures.
to publish extensively on mineral surface Veteran graduate student members Lauren Time to get writing!
geochemistry (especially biomolecule- Borkowski, Dan DeLill, Mark Frisch and
mineral surface interactions) and miner- Noel Gunning, along with undergraduate The funding situation continues to be strong.
al dissolution mechanisms. Dr. Teng adds June marked the receipt of a $282,000 three-
Dan Bozzuto have all had a banner year. Dan
strength in materials, surface science and year Department of Energy grant to examine
Bozzuto participated in a National Science
crystal chemistry to the growing cross- the hydrothermal chemistry of uranium oxide
disciplinary Materials Science program Foundation Research Experience for
Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program at phases. This award will make hiring of a post-
in the Department.
Northwestern University. Dan DeLill was selected doctoral associate possible and move the group
as an ARCS Scholar (Achievement Rewards for into some new areas.
Department of Chemistry Fall 2005 | Page 7
Miller Research Group
During this past academic year, Prof. Miller formation of nitrogen oxides and incorpora- Cavity Ring Down
was on sabbatical and used the time to work in tion of nitrogen into larger PAH’s as well as Spectroscopy
the laboratory at GW as well as to work in lab- particulate carbon.
In addition to the near infrared sensor work
oratories at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
Finally, Eric has been developing a “smart” fire mentioned above, we have continued our work
Rice University, and the Aculight Corporation
sensor that would simultaneously detect the with prototypes of JPL’s Type II Interband
(a Seattle-based laser and optics company). In
concentrations (and rate of growth of concen- Cascade lasers; a new source that provides rel-
addition, Prof. Miller scratched a life long itch
trations) for carbon monoxide, hydrogen atively high powered, single mode lasers in the
and rode a bicycle across the country with his
cyanide, acetylene (all products of incomplete mid infrared. During Miller’s trip to Rice,
son, Garrett. A website devoted to this adven-
combustion) and carbon dioxide. It is our researchers in their Laser Science Group and
ture can be found at http://www.bikedust.org.
hypothesis that different regimes of combus- Miller demonstrated detection of formalde-
Returning group members included Brendan tion (from smoldering through flaming com- hyde with these lasers at the tens of parts per
McAndrew, Postdoctoral Scientist, and billion level. Miller also worked with a laser
Maria Puccio, a 2nd Year Ph.D. student. Eric under development at Aculight that uses near
Fallows, a first year Ph.D. student who did his infrared fiber laser and amplifier to pump an
undergraduate work at Boston University, Optical Parametric Oscillator to produce
joined us in January. Summarized below are coherent midinfrared light. The incorporation
some highlights from the various research of the Aculight laser into a CRD sensor is the
areas. Further details can be found on the subject of several pending proposals with
Internet at http://home.gwu.edu/~houston. applications in planetary exploration, atmos-
pheric monitoring, medical diagnostics, and
Studies in Combustion
This is an ongoing project that has been the
Development of Optical Tools
basis of continuing support from the National
Science Foundation. During the last year,
Maria worked with the probe to analyze gasses Glauco Souza, who defended his dissertation
extracted from both stable and acoustically last year, moved to the MD Anderson Cancer
forced, flickering flames. The emphasis of this Center, part of the University of Texas Medical
program is to understand molecular growth Center in Houston, to investigate application
Brendan McAndrew and of Surface-Enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
processes (i.e., soot formation). Not only is this Prof. Miller
problem of importance in understanding using gold nanoparticle aggregates for the
health impacts of combustion effluents, it is detection of bacteriophage binding events. GW
bustion) generate unique signatures in these
now thought that radiation forcing from so- is continuing to collaborate with MDACC in
quantities that could be reliably used to distin-
called “black carbon” is an important, if poor- the further development of this technology.
guish unwanted fire events from false alarms.
ly understood, variable in controlling climate Miller presented an invited talk at a Laser
The sensor is based on cw laser cavity ring
change. Maria’s work this year has been to Diagnostics Gordon Conference in early
down spectroscopy. Although never likely to
refine sampling and data analysis protocol for August describing this collaboration.
displace residential CO and smoke detectors,
direct sampling mass spectrometry. The same technology such as this would be valuable for
approach has been applied to analyzing prod- the protection of capital in larger commercial
ucts of flame to which pyridine has been added and industrial facilities.
to elucidate the role of fuel nitrogen in both
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Professor Akbar Montaser
Professor Montaser and his group continued news and his picture appeared in Analytical still contribute to the publication of manu-
their research program, addressing from theory Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Journal. He scripts as the result of our joint research. We
to practice, novel plasma sources and sample published three articles and presented four are happy to report that since the last
introduction devices for optical and mass spec- papers at national meetings. Three graduate Newsletter, Dr. Craig Westphal and Dr. Billy
trometry. Department of Energy and several students (K. Kahen, K. Jorabchi, and C. M. Acon have been employed by Dupont and the
industrial firms sponsor this research. The pri- Nechita) received the 2004 FACSS Graduate FBI, respectively. We congratulate Dr. Su-Ann
mary aim is to ultimately develop measurement Student Travel Scholarship for their presenta- O’Brien and Mr. Terrell Murdock for the
technologies that will, compared to the existing tions. The undergraduate research scholars birth of baby girl Savanna, who is now
technology, offer better selectivity, also were recognized through sev- 9 months old.
sensitivity, precision, reliability, and eral awards. Daniel E.
ease of operation; allow chemical Mittelberger received the pres-
analysis at reduced cost with less tigious Goldwater Scholarship for
sample consumption and minimal two years in a national competi-
waste generation; diminish instru- tion, and the FACSS Student
ment size and cost; and simplify ana- Travel Scholarship for his joint
lytical measurements. The research presentation with his graduate
team submitted, has in press, or Prof. Montaser student mentor, Kaveh Kahen.
published 11 manuscripts, and pre- Salar Samii and Jonathan
sented 15 papers at national and international Levine won, respectively, the
meetings, including 10 invited and plenary lec- Vincent Prize for research at GW in summer
tures at major conferences and institutions 2005 and the American Chemical Society Prof. Hilderbrandt
worldwide. Professor Montaser was also invited Award from GW Chemistry Department.
to organize and chair four symposia on micro-
and nano-nebulization and advances in plasma Finally, Kaveh Kahen has completed his PhD Joan
spectrometry at the Federation of Analytical research and will defend his Dissertation in
Chemistry and Spectroscopy Society (FACSS) September. He already has accepted an impor- Hilderbrandt
conference and Pittsburgh Conference. He also tant job offer from Perkin-Elmer/Sciex
Corporation. Over the past year, Kaveh Kahen Joan Hilderbrandt continues as the
chaired symposia at 1) 17th Annual Conference
has published four papers in collaboration Coordinator of the laboratory courses
ILASS — Americas and 2) Plasma Science and
with other group members, filed two patent for Honors Chemistry (Honors 33/34),
Technology at the 16th International Vacuum
applications (with K. Jorabchi), and presented Contemporary Science (Chem. 3/4) and
Congress, and was invited to serve on the
four papers at major conferences. Kaveh will be General Chemistry (Chem. 11/12.) These
Editorial Board of Applied Spectroscopy Journal.
missed by all of us, and we wish him the best. laboratories take place in Corcoran 402
The group filed two patent applications on a
Fortunately, two new PhD students, Jessica and in Acheson Hall on the Mount
“smart nebulizer” and a “smart spectrometer”.
Gray and Ryan Brennan, have joined the group Vernon Campus. (Approximately 120
Members of the research team made progress this year and have started their research in sev- students per semester now complete the
and shined in their research and in the scientif- eral areas. Results of their research, in collabo- laboratory requirement at MVC.)
ic community. Kaveh Jorabchi received ration with other group members (Kaveh Professor Hilderbrandt remains a lectur-
three prestigious awards this year: 1) American Kahen, Kaveh Jorabchi, and Cristina Nechita), er in the Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12
Chemical Society — Division of Analytical will be presented at upcoming ACS, FACSS series. She will be the Departmental
Chemistry Graduate Fellowship for summer meeting, and Winter Conference on Plasma Advisor for the Graduating Class of 2009.
2005; 2) the 2005 Society for Applied Spectrochemistry. Joan will continue her recent appoint-
Spectroscopy Graduate Student Award; and 3) ment as the advisor for the 7-year
the 2004 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Best We are grateful to previous members of the BA/MD program.
Student Poster Award at FACSS. The award group, who despite their departure from GW,
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Professor David Ramaker
Prof. Ramaker and 2. The initiation of work with several new from operating full cells. Dan has already
his group continued collaborators. He has continued his work had two trips to the synchrotron at
work this year on the with Prof. Sanjeev Mukerjee and his group Brookhaven National Lab to take data on
utilization of x-ray from Northeastern University, Prof. RhS2, a possible non-Pt fuel cell showing
absorption spectra Christina Roth and her group at some promise. The group has recently
(XAS) to study oper- Darmstadt University of Technology, acquired some state of the art time
ating fuel cells. This Germany (fuel cells), and Prof. D.C. resolved, in situ XAS data from MoOX on
year was marked by Koningsberger at Utrecht, NL (heteroge- various supports; catalysts used for alkane
Prof. Ramaker nous catalysis). However this year he also dehydrogenation. Dan is finding some fas-
initiated work with Dr. Karen Swider cinating results coming from this new time
1. The teaching of General Chemistry (Chem Lyons and Dr. Maggie Teliska at NRL (fuel resolved data.
11) for the first time. Up to the present he cells on oxidic supports), Prof. Bert
taught Physical Chemistry, a junior/senior Wechhuysen, Utrecht, NL (time resolved This year Prof. Ramaker and his group pub-
course, and Chemical Bonding, a graduate XAS), Dr. Moniek Tromp, Univ. South lished 8 papers (2 in JACS and 4 in JPC), and
course (many readers of this article may Hampton, UK (homogenous catalysis), gave 4 papers at conferences such as the Gordon
remember these courses). Prof. Ramaker and Dr. Jeroen van Bokhoven, ETH, Research Conf. on Fuel Cells, and the ECS
indicates that although teaching Chemistry Zurich (alkanes on gold catalysts). meeting in Quebec. Graduate student, Frances
11 is a different experience with many more Scott, and the two postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Raj
students in a large lecture hall, he enjoyed it 3. The addition of Dan Gatewood, a new Zope and Denis Areshkin continue in his
and will be continuing this fall. graduate student, to his group. Dan will be group, the latter funded by an NRL contract.
working on the interpretation of XAS data
taken both in heterogenous catalysts and
Professor Vladislav Sadtchenko
This year, our group celebrated its fourth 30 to 0°C. With the addition of another mass Chonde and Danielle Smyla, who graduat-
birthday. Fully supported by the National spectrometer, we are now capable of detailed ed from GW this spring and whose scientific
Science Foundation, research has never been so investigations of transport phenomena in insight and expertise were instrumental in the
exciting. While continuing development of our polycrystalline ices under a variety of condi- success of our research program.
primary experimental apparatus, we have tions. In addition to its funda-
made several scientific breakthroughs in the mental significance, these
physical chemistry of condensed aqueous sys- studies are of great interest
tems. Using a combination of Ultrafast in a variety of applied fields
Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy, Time-of- such as Environmental
Flight Mass Spectrometry, and Ultrafast Atmospheric Chemistry.
Microcalorimetry, we investigated relaxation Graduate students Haiping
dynamics in amorphous ice during rapid heat- Lu and Stephanie Hopkins
ing, conducted studies of desorption mecha- joined our group last fall and
nisms of water and various dopant molecules are now at the front lines of
from the surface of ice at temperatures near its this exciting research project.
melting point, and obtained the first measure- We would like to express spe-
ments of the evaporation coefficient of ice at cial gratitude to undergradu- Prof. Sadtchenko with Haiping Lu,
Stephanie Hopkins and Danielle Smyla
environmentally relevant temperatures from - ate research scientists Meshe
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Professor Akos Vertes
Two major events defined the past year in the The work is well underway. Currently, the two major components of the
group. First, in collaboration with colleagues system, a special mass spectrometer and a scanning near-field optical
from Physics and Biochemistry, we embarked microscope are being modified for the task.
on a new project aimed at studying protein
distributions in live tissue. As the first exam- The other important event was moving our projects into a newly remod-
ple, the Institute for Proteomics Technology eled state-of-the-art research suite on the fourth floor of Corcoran Hall.
and Applications at GW, co-directed by Prof. This 1350 sq ft laboratory gives a new home to our three major projects,
Vertes, in collaboration with the Children’s the DOE-funded basic investigations in laser desorption, the NSF-fund-
National Medical Center is focusing on the ed research on electrosprays and the protein microscope effort.
molecular basis of normal and abnormal mus-
Prof. Vertes We were also very active on the conference and lecture circuit. Three invit-
cle adaptation through studying the neuro-
ed talks were delivered in Belgium at the Ghent University, the Catholic
University Leuven and the University of Antwerp. We presented at the
This project requires instrumentation that can not only identify peptides Conference on Laser Precision Microfabrication in Williamsburg, VA, the
and proteins, but also provide information on their spatial and temporal Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Hönggerberg),
distribution, and analyze their activity in vivo. The mass spectrometry Zurich, Switzerland, the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics
technologies currently used to do this are limited in their ability to [AMOLF], Amsterdam, The Netherlands and at the 2004 Gordon
resolve protein functions and interactions directly. We therefore defined Research Conference on Laser Interactions with Materials, Andover, NH.
As a sign of recognition, Professor Vertes and his Belgian co-authors
1. An innovative development in mass spectrometry that will expand received the prestigious Elsevier/Spectrochimica Acta Award honoring
its capability significantly and enable the determination of spatial the most significant article published in this top journal during the year.
protein distributions with submicron resolution. Our paper “Laser ablation for analytical sampling: what can we learn
from modeling?” demonstrates the usefulness of a gas dynamic model
2. This new device, in effect a “protein microscope,” will be utilized to for the description of atmospheric pressure laser sampling of solids for
explore protein distributions in and around the neuromuscular
junction in unprecedented detail.
Additional information on the group is available at our web site:
This project received a major grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. The
$1.5 million award supports our efforts to build the protein microscope.
Professor Michael Wagner
This year, one of the lab members, Kim Mooney, graduated with her Ph.D. studying ferroelectric nanorods and nanocrystalline phosphors for field
She now works for the FBI in the ORISE program at Quantico, fulfilling a effect display technology, potentially a “next generation” replacement for
lifelong dream. The lab added one postdoctoral researcher, LCD displays. Amal took a one-year leave of absence in
Michael Erickson, replacing Louie Rendek, who is now January to have her first child, and will return next spring.
enjoying sunny Florida working for the Harris Corporation,
I’m very pleased to report that my former students are doing
and one graduate student, Chao Yan (Jerry). Four others,
very well. Jennifer Nelson, my first Ph.D. student, is mak-
Robert Doe, Olivera Zivkovic, Amal Bassa and Cliff
ing her name at Penn State. Susie Keeton, who was an
Cook continued their studies here. Rob is making great
undergraduate researcher in the lab during her junior and
progress in developing materials for better lithium ion batter-
senior lab, now working for CMS Field Products in Alabama,
ies, research which resulted in a patent application as well as a
had her first child, James Edge Keeton. Congratulations!
number of presentations, including two in Honolulu, Hawaii Prof. Wagner
Bhoomi Bhrambratt, now doctor of medicine, is in
at the joint international meeting of the Electrochemical
California for her internship. Khalid Hanif is finishing his
Society and the Electrochemical Society of Japan, as well as a
first year in a postdoctoral position at the Naval Research Labs. Alejandra
publication. He and Cliff are also developing lithium/water batteries, a truly
Echezuria is now married and working for Croda, Inc, in New Jersey.
challenging project. Olivera is making good progress toward her degree,
Department of Chemistry Fall 2005 | Page 11
Professor Martín G. Zysmilich
Professor Zysmilich holds a teaching standing teaching innovation, creativity, and originality in teaching
appointment at the Department of an introductory course, as well as a recipient of a Bender Teaching
Chemistry. Since joining the department in Award for the year 2003 in recognition of his efforts as a teacher.
August 2000, his main responsibility has
been teaching Contemporary Science for Professor Zysmilich is also a member of the Honors Program,
Non-Science Majors (CHEM003 and teaching the highly praised Honors General Chemistry courses,
CHEM004). The steady improvement of HONR033 and HONR034. He has been advising Chemistry
these two courses, with the inclusion of sci- majors since 2001, and joined the freshman advising team in 2004
ence topics that make headlines in some of by teaching a Proseminar for Scholarship and Advising
the most respected newspapers and publi- (CCAS001), and by participating as a Faculty Advisor in the 2005
cations in the world, as well as the use of Colonial Inauguration.
state-of-the-art classroom technology, have kept CHEM003 and
Professor Zysmilich has been appointed to the 2006 Chemistry in
CHEM004 among the most popular courses at GW, with enroll-
Context Examination Committee of the ACS Division of
ments surpassing 700 students per semester.
These novel changes have also made Professor Zysmilich the recip-
ient of the student-nominated 2002 Robert W. Kenny Prize for out-
David W. Berke-Schlessel Jacquelynn Danek
Drexel University, PhD program in Polymer Chemistry. Working as lab technician at University of Rochester, Biology
department. Plans to apply to graduate school.
Meshe D. Chonde
Worked over the summer of 2005 for The George Washington Mark D. Dexter
University Department of Chemistry. Teaching Physics and Introductory Physical Science for a high
Olesya Y. Chornoguz
Summer of 2005, worked in The George Washington University, Nathaniel D. Faggioli
Department of Chemistry. Working in research position for NIH Works for a financial advising firm located in San Francisco.
until end of 2005. In 2006, plans to pursue PhD in Biochemistry. Hopes to return to Chemistry in future.
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Dawn S. Hawkinson Teira M. Zajac
The George Washington University, MS program. No information at this time.
Blake L. Horridge Graduate Students
American Baptist Seminary of the West in California, Masters
program in Divinity.
MS, Spring of 2005
Applied to dental school.
MS, Fall of 2004
Rebekah F. Kushner
Was awarded an extra fellowship, the Woodruff Graduate
Fellowship at Emory University, PhD program in Biochemistry, PhD, Summer of 2005
Cell and Developmental Biology.
Matthew C. McDonough PhD, Spring of 2005
Commissioned by the Navy and is presently at sea.
Muralikrishna Mukkamala MS, Summer of 2005
Applied to medical school.
Yared Z. Nurelegne MS, Spring 2005
No information at this time.
David S. Penneys
University of California Berkeley, PhD program of Mathematics.
Jacqueline M. Ryan
Moved to California and plans to seek opportunities with
Allergan. Also, plans to reapply to medical school, or apply to
graduate school at University of California, Irvine.
Danielle R. Smyla
Worked in research position with The George Washington
University during the summer of 2005. Hopes to be working in
the DC Metropolitan area.
May 20205 Commencement
Natalie Yeakle [first row, left to right] Jacqueline Ryan, Natalie Yeakle, Nathaniel
Faggioli, Rebekah Kushner and Jacquelynn Danek
Worked as pharmacy technician. In 2006, plans to apply to phar- [second row, left to right] Mark Dexter, David Berke-Schlessel, Olesya
macy school at a university located in South Carolina. Chornoguz and Blake Horridge
Department of Chemistry Fall 2005 | Page 13
Prizes and Awards 2005
American Chemical Society Byrne Thurtell Burns
Awarded to a student completing his or her Memorial Prize
junior year and who has demonstrated excel- Awarded to the graduating chemistry major who
lence in Analytical Chemistry. Jonathan has show the greatest proficiency in organic
Adam Levine chemistry as demonstrated by a written exami-
nation. Jacqueline Mcginnis Ryan
Awarded to the graduating senior majoring in William E. Fitch Prize
chemistry, who excels in scholarship, integrity Awarded to the graduating chemistry major with
and leadership. Jacquelynn Bethany the best written comprehensive examination in
Danek and Rebekah Felice Kushner chemistry. Jacqueline Mcginnis Ryan
Jacqueline Ryan receives Burns and Fitch Awards
[left to right] Prof. Xu, Prof. Ramaker, Jacqueline
A. D. Britt Memorial
Ryan, Prof. Cahill and Prof. Hilderbrandt Scholarship
Chemical Rubber Company
Awarded to one or more outstanding junior or
senior undergraduate majors to carry out
Alpha Chi Sigma Achievement Award
research in the summer. Deepak Chander
Awarded to the graduating senior with the Awarded to one or more freshmen who have
highest academic record in chemistry courses achieved the highest records in their respective
(with at least 16 hours at GW). David sections of Introductory Chemistry. Anika Jahn
Chemical Society of Ackerman, Nikila V. Kumar, Alexander Lee
Washington Prize Matz and Jessica Yvonne Schmitt
Awarded to the outstanding junior majoring in
chemistry. Daniel James Bozzuto
The Chemistry Department on retreat at Alpine Lakes, WV
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Hyunwoo Kim, B.S. ’05, writes that she has collaborating with Prof. Cahill. He stops in on Meggan Wagner, B.S. '02, is working for
returned to Korea and has been busy preparing occasion with crystals structures to solve. GlobalEmed, a provider of diagnostic tests and
for the dental admission test. laboratory equipment. Her position entails set-
Craig S. Westphal, Ph.D. ’05, has taken a ting up the laboratories and training staff on
Doren Indritz, B.A. ’73, writes that he was position as a Research Chemist in the corpo- the use of the equipment. As such she has been
very saddened to hear about Profs. Naeser and rate center for Analytical Sciences at the doing lots of traveling around the world, most
White. Hopefully, Profs. Caress and Rowley are Dupont Center for Research and Development recently to South Africa.
healthy and enjoying their retirements! Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE.
After 27 years, John Van Patten, B.S. ’85, has
Dr. Stephanie Holt, B.S. ‘76, is practicing Susan Menke, M Phil ‘70, one of Ted Perros’s retired from the Navy and moved back to his
medicine in Parkland, FL. She visited recently former students, is the Chief Technology home in upstate New York. His first civilian job
with one of her sons, who is looking at colleges Editor for Government Computer News. She was as a Chemistry Specialist at Seton Health
for next year. visited the University in the fall and had lunch Systems in Troy New York. He writes that he
with Ted and Michael King. Susan pointed out will be leaving that position to return to school
Writing from Arizona, Bheru Gandhi, B.S. that her background in chemistry gave her the for a teaching certificate so that he will be able
’02 , indicates that he is in his 3rd year of med- ability to shift gears into a science editor status. to teach Chemistry and Biology to High
ical school and loving it! This past year he had
Schoolers. Good Luck John, what a great sec-
a chance to deliver babies. I know, scary Carly Levin, B.S. ’03, stopped by recently on
ond career that will be!
thought! her way to the annual Nobel Laureates Meeting
in Lindau Germany. Carly, a graduate student Congratulations to Madeleine Jacobs, B.S.
Karl Miller, B.S. ’98 stopped in to share some at Rice University, was one of 25 students ’68, DSc (Hon) ’03, who was selected as the
stories as a counterfeit specialist with the selected by the NSF to attend the 55th Lindau George Braude Memorial Lecturer by the
secret service. Be sure to also check out the Meeting. Other attending students are spon- Maryland Section of the American Chemical
video stream, with a guest appearance from sored by DOE and Oak Ridge. (You may recall Society. The Award, including a cash prize and
Karl that was done by Associated Press. that two of Prof. Montaser’s students were appropriate award document, provides for an
http://wid.ap.org/video/video/counter feits.rm. attendees a few years back.) Carly also had a annual lecture on a scientific, yet broad, topic
The story can be found at cameo appearance on a piece on Naomi Halas, to attract the attention of the chemists of the
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=354424. her Rice University advisor, that aired on local section. The designee also is given discre-
NOVA. While visiting MD Anderson and Rice tion to designate an appropriate place for a
Su-Ann O’Brien Murdock, Ph.D. ‘05, has
as part of his collaborations there, Prof. Miller, grant to support chemical research. We thank
taken up residence in Junction City Kansas near
Carly’s undergraduate research advisor, had a Madeleine for designating her Department’s
to where her husband is stationed. She brought
chance to go to dinner and talk about the great research fund for that grant.
her baby to the Hooding Ceremony in May.
progress Carly has been making on her work
Jack Crawford, B.S. ’82, is a Founder and with Nano Shells at Rice, recently passed her Thanks to all of you who have written or
Director of Managed Ventures, Inc., an infor- candidacy exam. She reports that she has stopped by over the past year. Your colleagues
mation technology consulting group in Irvine maintained contact with Ed Brandt and some are always eager to learn about what is happen-
California that focuses on life science informat- of the “gang” from 2003. ing in your lives and careers. Such information
ics needs. http://www.managedventures.com/about1.htm also helps to illustrate the successes of our
Tarik Nabi, Ph.D., writes that he has moved alumni for current students in the department.
Robert Pike, B.S. ’82, was promoted to Full into a new apartment on Spout Run Parkway So, we continue to invite you to send an e-mail
Professor at the College of William and Mary. in Arlington, VA. (email@example.com) or note to the department,
He just finished a five-year Henry Dreyfus which we can relay to your colleagues in our
Teacher-Scholar award period and has been next edition.
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