Top 10 Scoreboard

1) Hammad Cheema     

2) Aron Huckaba       

3) Roberta Rodrigues   

4) Nalaka Liyanage   

5) Phillip Brogdon

6) Alexandra Baumann       

7) Hunter Shirley

8) Adithya Peddapuram

9) Jacqueline Gayton           

10) Yanbing Zhang













Postdoctoral Fellow
Satadru Chatterjee
Joined Spring 2020
CITI RCR Training Soon
Graduate Students
Jacqueline Gayton (19)
Class of 2015, Fall (Graduate Student), T2A
ORCID: 0000-0002-3564-1663; CITI RCR Trained
Published in: Chemistry - A European Journal, Molecules, Journal of Organic Chemistry (3x), ChemistrySelect
Focusing on high voltage dye designs for dye sensitized solar cells and NIR emissive materials.
Hunter Shirley (26)
Class of 2017, Fall (Graduate Student), T2H
ORCID: 0000-0002-6224-566X; CITI RCR Trained
Published in: Chemical Communications, ACS Catalysis, Journal of the American Chemical Society
Focusing on cross-conjugated organic dye designs.
Christine Curiac (4)
Class of 2018, Spring (Graduate Student), HV
ORCID: 0000-0003-2468-8906; CITI RCR Trained
Published in: ChemSusChem
Jonathon Watson (12)
Joined 2018 Summer (Graduate Student), T1
ORCID: 0000-0003-4307-0730; CITI RCR Trained
Published in: ChemSusChem, Chemical Communications (2x)
Ndaleh D. N. David
Joined 2019 Spring (Graduate Student), T2H
ORCID: Coming Soon; CITI RCR Trained
Dinesh Nugegoda (2)
Joined 2019 Spring (Graduate Student), T1
ORCID: 0000-0002-5456-8940; CITI RCR Trained
Ravinder Kaur
Joined 2019 Fall (Graduate Student)
ORCID: Coming Soon; CITI RCR Training Needed
Undergraduate Students
William Meador (10)
Joined 2017 Fall (Ole Miss Student), T2A
Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry Track
Honors College
ORCID: 0000-0002-9869-026X; CITI RCR Trained
Focus: Synthesis of Emissive NIR Dyes
Prior Mentor: Jacqueline Gayton
DG Research Program Participant: Fall 2018-Summer 2019 (T2A), Fall 2019 (T1)
Published in: Journal of Organic Chemistry (3x)
Phillip Burrow
Joined 2018 Spring (Ole Miss Student), T2H
Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry Track
ORCID: 0000-0002-6648-9203; CITI RCR Trained
Focus: Solar Fuels, Electrocatalysis
Prior Mentor: Hunter Shirley
DG Research Program Participant: Fall 2019-Spring 2019 (T2H)
Khue Nguyen
Joined 2018 Fall (Ole Miss Student), T2A
Chemistry, B.S. 
ORCID: coming soon; CITI RCR Trained
Focus: Dye Synthesis
Prior Mentor: Roberta Rodrigues
DG Research Program Participant: Summer 2019 (CA)
Qing Ivy Li
Joined 2018 Fall (Ole Miss Student), T2H
Chemistry, B.S. 
Honors College
ORCID: 0000-0001-6723-5195; CITI RCR Trained
Focus: Photoinduced Electron Transfer Events
Prior Mentor: Hunter Shirley
DG Research Program Participant: Fall 2018-Spring 2019 (T2H), Summer 2019-Fall 2019 (T2A)
Katie Dumas
Joining Summer 2020 (REU Student), REU
ORCID: coming soon 
CITI RCR Training: coming soon
Mentor: TBD


Former Graduate Students (score)
1) Aron Huckaba (61), Class of 2015 (Chemistry, PhD) 

Published in: ACS Catalysis, Advanced Energy Materials, Inorganic Chemistry (2x), Chemical Communications (2x), Organic Letters, Chemistry - A European Journal (2x), Organometallics (2x), Dalton Transactions and Journal of Plant Ecology.

Post Group Location: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Sion, Switzerland; Nazeeruddin Labs, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2019 Tenure Track Professor at the University of Kentucky

2) Phillip Brogdon (37), Class of 2018 (Chemistry, PhD) 

Published in: Chemical Communications, Chemistry - A European Journal, Synthetic Metals, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, ChemSusChem (2x), Inorganics, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Post Group Location: UNC Ashville Lecturer/Laboratory Manager, 2019 Tenure Track Professor at Susquehanna University

3) Nalaka Liyanage (44), Class of 2018 (Chemistry, PhD) 

Published in: The Journal of Organic Chemistry, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Inorganic Chemistry, ChemSusChem, Chemical Communications (4x)

Post Group Location: St. Louis University; St. Louis, MO; Neely Labs, 2018 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, 2019 Volochem

4) Shakeyia Davis (8), Class of 2018 (Chemistry, MS), ORCID: 0000-0002-2186-7098

Published in: Chemical Communications

Post Group Location: Pending

5) Adithya Peddapuram (26), Class of 2019 (Chemistry, PhD), ORCID: 0000-0002-9445-1827

Published in: The Journal of Organic Chemistry (2x), Synthetic Metals, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Applied Sciences, ACS Applied Energy Materials, Chemical Communications
Post Group Location: Volochem, 2019 Obiter Research
6) Yanbing Zhang (18), Class of 2019 (Chemistry, PhD), ORCID: 0000-0002-8622-0594
Published in: The Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2x), Applied Sciences
Post Group Location: Obiter Research
7) Alexandra Baumann (28), Class of 2019 (Chemistry, PhD), ORCID: 0000-0001-7435-5689
Published in: ChemSusChem, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Post Group Location: International Flavors and Fragrances
8) Roberta Rodrigues (59), Class of 2019 (Chemistry, PhD), ORCID: 0000-0003-2930-2451
Published in: Dalton Transactions, ACS Applied Energy Materials (2x), Inorganic Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Communications (2x), and ChemMedChem.
Post Group Location: Texas A&M; Gabbai Labs, Postdoctoral Fellow

Former Postdocs
1) Hammad Cheema (149), 2016-2020, ORCID: 0000-0002-7045-0141
Published in: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2x), Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ChemSusChem (3x), Energy & Environmental Science, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2x), Applied Sciences, Chemistry - A European Journal, Advanced Energy Materials (2x), Dalton Transactions, Chemical Communications (2x)
Post Group Location: Hollingsworth and Vose, Floyd, Virginia

Former Visiting Scientists
1) Kim Hamilton-Wims, Summer 2016 (3 months)
2) Hany El-Batal, Winter 2017 (4 months)
3) Simon Mathew, Spring 2019 (3 months)
Former Undergraduate Students (score)
1) Drew Puneky (3), last year: 2015, 4 semesters research; Honors College; Taylor Medal Recipient; Published in: Chemistry  - A European Journal (2x), Post Group Location: Graduate School: University of Mississippi Medical Center; Jackson, Mississippi
2) Victoria Calcote, last year: 2015, 1 semester of research; Honors College
3) Alexa Zylstra (1), last year: 2015 (Ole Miss REU), 1 summer of research, Published in ChemSusChem
4) Grant Whitehead, last year: 2014, 3 semester research
5) Andriona Thomas, last year: 2015, 1 semester research
6) Emily Anne Sharpe (9), last year: 2016, 4 semesters research, Honors College, Published in Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal Post Group Location: Graduate School:, University of North Carolina; ACS Local Section Undergraduate Research Award
7) Monica Bhula, last year: 2016, 4 semesters research
8) Joseph Scott Murphy (9) (Ole Miss REU), last year: 2016, 3 semesters research, Honors College; Published in Chemical Communications, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal,  
9) Tana Rill (5), last year: 2016, 4 semesters research, Honors College; Published in: Chemistry  - A European Journal
10) Thao Ngoc Luong, last year: 2016, 2 semesters research
11) Grace Herrington, last year: 2016, 1 semester research
12) Amber Morales (1), last year: 2016 (Ole Miss REU), 1 summer research; Published in: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
13) Daniel Touzeau, last year: 2016 (NSF Track II REU), 1 summer research
14) Bailey Flamm, last year: 2017, 4 semesters research, Taylor Medal, Honors College
15) Hunter Shirley, last year: 2017, 4 semesters research
16) Casey Carpenter (8), last year: 2017, 6 semesters research, published in: Chemistry - A European Journal, Inorganics, Chemical Communications, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; ORCID: 0000-0002-2539-788X.
17) Martha Braselton, last year: 2017 (Ole Miss REU), 1 summer research
18) Brenna Bierman,
last year: 2018 (Ole Miss REU), 1 summer research
19) Robert Pickering, last year: 2018, 1 semester research
20) William Kisalus, last year: 2018, 2 semesters research 
21) Harshin Sanjanwala (9), last year: 2018, 3 semesters research; Pharmacy (early entry), ORCID: 0000-0002-5562-8036, Published in Journal of the American Chemical Society. 
22) Kayla Foell, last year: 2019, 4 semesters of research; Chemistry BS; Honors College, ORCID: 0000-0002-8259-1021
23) Joanndria Brown, last year: 2019, 3 semesters of research; Biology BA
24) Katie Groenhout, last year: 2019 (Ole Miss REU), 1 summer research
25) Andrew Daniel, last year: 2019, 6 semesters of research; Chemistry BS
Former/Current High School Summer Students
1) Keshuna Nichole Tables, Class of 2014, ACS Scholar Award

2) Ankeyvias Harris, Class of 2014

3) Jeremy Ryan, Class of 2015
4) Tyler Lott, Class of 2015
5) Baili Zhong, Class of 2016
6) Wrishija Roy, Class of 2016
7) Alexus Weekley, Class of 2016
8) Dalanta Gardner, Class of 2016
9) Claire Pearson (CA), Class of 2017
10) Radnor Fowler (CA), Class of 2017
11) Michael Zhang (T2H), Class of 2017
12) Stephanie Dauber (T2H), Class of 2017
13) Michelle Luo (Arise/CA), Class of 2018
14) Christopher Elliot French (T2H), Class of 2018
15) William Hudson Miller (T2H), Class of 2018
16) Aidan Warren (T2H), Class of 2018
17) Destinee Jones (CA/T2H), Class of 2019
18) Malayasia Hill (CA/T2H), Class of 2019


Department of Chemistry,

University of Mississippi

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