Synthesis and Characterization of PDI Metallo-enzyme Mimics, Kristopher Aguayo and Wyatt Parks

Titania Stabilized Cuprous Oxide Photocatalyst for the reduction of Carbon Dioxide, Sasha Alden

Mitigating compounding losses in luminescent solar concentrators., Douglas Baumgardner and Amy Morren

The Role of Ethylene in Regulation of Pectin Modifying Enzymes and in Pectin Remodeling within Petunia axillaris Pistils, Nicholas Blair and Bryce Pettit Estell

The Synthesis of Optically Pure Cananodine, Kendelyn Bone


Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties and Increased Miscibility of Polybenzoxazine in Blends with Functionalized Thermoplastics and Particles, Emily A. Brown


Lewis Acids in the Secondary Coordination Sphere for Kinetic Enhancement Toward Reduction of Nitrite, Kyle T. Burns

Oxide-Supported Metal Phosphides as New Photocatalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation, Liam Carmody


Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors Based on High-Index Dielectric Metal-Insulator-Metal Structures, Sarah Clark

Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis, Manipulation, and Characterization, Sullivan Cohen-Pope

Investigating Upper-Division Students' Scientific Modeling Practices in the Context of Molecular Vibrations., Cassidy Crickmore


New Reactions of Ring Strained Allyl Silanes, Elizabeth J. (Elizabeth Jane) Cummins

Single Determinant Excited State Methods: MOM, IMOM, ΔSCF, DIIS, Megan Deshaye

Computational Design of Double Perovskites for Photovoltaic Applications, Haley Doran

Degradable Conductive Polymers for Biomedical Applications, Randy Grant and Jeremy Talusig

Monodisperse oligomeric hemoglobin for use in critical care, Dedeepya Gudipati and Leah Huey

Exploiting the Reactivity of Sortase Homologs for Generating Isopeptide Bonds, Natasha Hessami


Development of a Monodisperse Oligomeric Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier for Acute Blood Replacement Therapy, Leah Huey


Exploration of Peptide-Thiophene Hybrids as Self-Assembling Conductive Hydrogels, Ellie I. James

Reliable synthesis of block copolymer templated bimetallic nanoparticles, Liam Knight

Crystallization of pC2, Lilly Konek

Shape-Engineered Semiconducting Organic Single-Crystals, Matt Littleton and Sebastian Ceaser

pH-Responsive Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates, Joelle Lo and Collin Mallinak

Redox-Inactive Lewis-Acids in the Secondary Coordination Sphere for Nitrite Reduction, Walker Marks and Jade Porubek

Synthesis and Evaluation of Sortase A Inhibitors, Stephanie Maxwell

Band gap and edge engineering of perovskite niobate and tantalate photocatalysts, Geoffrey McClarin

Iodine Mediated Rearrangement of Diphenyldiallyl Silane, Chris Myers and Paul Spaltenstein

Increased Thermal Properties of Benzoxazine Polymers Cured with End-group Tosylated Polymers, Ayesha Nadeem

Selective Modification of Silk-Film Surfaces, Evan Patamia

Purification and crystallization of I-SSC1, Eve Pavkov and Micah Nakao

Purification of a C1-C2 Domain Fusion Protein From Blood Coagulation Factor VIII., Shaun Peters

Synthesis of end group functionalized PMMA ligands for QD based LSCs, Megan Plummer and Kayla Koch

Homogenous Catalysts for the Conversion of Epoxides to Alcohols, Alena Rainsberry


Driving Sortase-Mediated Ligations Using Metal-Coordinating Peptides, Sierra Reed

Copper-free Sonogashira Reaction to Modify the Tyrosine Residues on Silk Proteins, Racine Santen


A Chemoenzymatic Approach to the Synthesis of Hemoglobin Oligomers, Johann Sigurjonsson

Relating strain, distortion, and electronic properties in perovskite materials, Sydney Sipes-Hayse

Developing methodology for segmental isotopic labeling of large disordered polypeptides, Derrick Smith and Erin Rosenkranz


Structural Characterization of a Human/Porcine Chimeric FVIII Construct and an Improved Human Factor VIII Model and Progress Towards Determination of the FVIII C1 Domain In Complex With Inhibitory Antibodies, Ian Smith

Preparation of Heterocycles by Gold Catalyzed Cyclizations of Propargyl Ethers and Sulfides, Evangeline Starchman


Development of Regio- and Diastereoselective Samarium (II) Iodide Mediated Allylic Benzoate Reductions, Trevor Stockdale

Investigation of the evolution of bacterial sortase and PDZ domain selectivity determinants, Sarah Struyvenberg and Nick Pederson

Characterizing screening methods for solar thermal fuel properties of norbornadiene, Rebecca Szabo

Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanowires in Organic Media, Maggie Wang


Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in STEM: Understanding the Role of Scientists in Shaping Diverse and Inclusive Communities, Tian Qing Yen

Isomerization Reaction Coordinate Study of Solar Thermal Fuel Systems Using Density Functional Theory (DFT), Kelly Yokuda


The Development of a stable cuprous oxide nanocatalyst for photoelectrochemical proton reduction, Sasha Alden


Towards the Substrate-bound Structure of Streptococcus pneumoniae Sortase A, Orion Banks

Photoelectrocatalytic Water Oxidation Using a PV-LSC Combination, Douglas Baumgardner


Lipid Binding Studies of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII C1 and C2 Domains, Rachel Blazevic


Lipid Binding Studies of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII C1 and C2 Domains, Rachel L. Blazevic

Enhancing Sortase mediated transpeptidation reaction conversion via metal-peptide complexation, David Brzovic

Characterization of Novel Mimivirus Proteins, Giulia Corbet and Selina Somani

Studying Crystal Growth Kinetics via Monte Carlo Simulation, Jonathan Cornet

Using a Ranking Task coupled with Think-Aloud Interviews to Characterize Upper-Division Students' Use of Scientific Models and Model Components in Quantum Chemistry, Cassidy Crickmore

Structural Screening of Photoactive Covalent Organic Frameworks, Jack D'Amelio


Probing the Secondary Coordination Sphere of Zn(II) and Fe(II) Pyridinediimine (PDI) Complexes, Mayra Delgado

Synthetic Studies on Guaipyridine Alkaloids: Rupestines B-D, G, L and M., Samantha Grosslight and Hope Spargo


Clustering of Epigenetic Methylation and Oxidative Damage: Effects on Duplex DNA Solution Structure, Thermodynamic Stability and Local Dynamics, David R. Gruber

Carbohydrate analysis of marine microalgae, Isocrysis sp., Galen Herz

Exploiting the reactivity of sortase homologs for generating isopeptide bonds, Natasha Hessami and Nathan Markus


Broadening the Scope of Sortase-Mediated Ligations using Natural Sortase Homologs, Nicholas Horvath


Structural Studies to Understand the Effects of N108K T-State Stabilizing Mutation in Circularly Permuted Hemoglobin, Leah Huey

Assessing the Quality of Models Upper-division Chemistry Students Develop and Apply in the Context of the Hydrogen Atom, Joshua Kirsch

Visualization of an Ineffective T-State Stabilizing Mutation in Circularly Permuted Hemoglobin, Joshua Kirsch


Effects of Arabidopsis thaliana Villin-4 mutations on root hair physiology, morphology and function, Maya Klem and Emily Bossard


A Computational Investigation of BODIPY Excited State Properties and Photosensitization of Molecular Oxygen, Keenan Komoto

Ethylene-induced Pectin Depolymerization for Pollen Tube Growth in Petunia axillaris Pistols, James Kussy

Ground and Excited State Energies of Solar Thermal Fuel Candidates from Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Density-functional Tight-binding (DFTB) Calculations., Khoa Le

Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles with Spectroscopic Analysis and Atomic Resolution Imaging, Joelle Lo

Computational Identification of Novel Antiferroelectric Perovskite Materials, Geoffrey McClarin


Structural and Functional Characterization of the F-actin Binding Headpiece Domain of Plant Villin 4, Heather Miears

Improved Efficiency of Thin Film Organic Photovoltaics via Optical Device Coupling, Thomas Morrissey


Modeling, Design and Fabrication of Biocompatible Silk-Based Electronics and Actuators, Nicholas Ostrovsky-Snider

Block Copolymer Templated Bimetallic Pt-M Nanoparticle Systems for Fuel Cell Catalysis, Diane Perez


A Theoretical and Experimental Study into the Kinetics of Solution Phase Thin Film Deposition, Cyrus Schaaf


Keep Calm and Learn O-Chem, Hope Spargo

Analyzing Enzyme Activity in Petunia Pistil Plant Cell Walls During Early Stage Fertilization, Nicolas Terentjev and Luke Damstedt


Probing the catalytic properties of Ni-based bimetallic phosphides for deep hydrodesulfurization, Peter J. Topalian


Intermolecular interactions that lead to the activation and inhibition of ribosome-dependent GTPases, Amanda J. Weis

"Computational understanding and tuning of exotic distortions in perovskite materials", Joshua Welsh


Structural Characterization of Factor VIII C2 Domain Activated Platelet Membrane Binding, Serena W. Wo

Gold Catalyzed Cyclization Reactions, Jon Scott Wrigley and Evangeline Starchman

Synthesis of Pt-Cu Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Direct-Methanol Fuel Cells, Kelly Yokuda


Preparation of a soluble factor VIII C1 domain for functional and structural studies, Erin Aldag

Toward an Oxygen Carrying Therapeutic Based on a Single-Chain Hemoglobin Framework, Amanda Alexander

Controlling nanoscale organization of thiophene-based conducting polymers with self-assembling peptides, Taylor Blatz

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Fluorescence Based Optical Probes, Daniel Botamanenko and Alexander Atwood

Fabrication and utilization of luminescent solar concentrators for future energy resources, David Brewster and Jared Chang

Enhancing Sortase Mediated Ligation Through Nickel-Peptide Complexation, David Brzovic

Rare and Unusual Square Planar Copper(I) Complexes, Pui Man Cheung


The Deoxygenation and Hydrogenation Properties of Noble Metal-Based Bimetallic Phosphide Catalysts, Paul M. Cochran

Computational Screening of Crystalline Surfaces for Interface Stability, Adam Elder

Gold Catalyzed Lactonization of Epoxide Esters, Carlos Enciso Lopez

Pectin methyl esterase activity on ethylene exposed pistils, Brian Foerster and Christopher Jones


Toward Accurate and Efficient Computational Screening of the Electronic Structure and Band Gaps of Semiconductors, Linda Grabill

Intramolecular Reductive Heck Approach to Guaipyridine Alkaloids, Samantha Grosslight and Hope Spargo

Ribosomal Protein L7/L12 is Essential for the Binding of Elongation Factor-G (EF-G) to the 70S Bacterial Ribosome, Bassam Haddad


Mapping Interactions Between the Type-VI Secretion System Effector tAE1 and Its Putative Substrates Using NMR Spectroscopy, Robert C. (Robert Corey) Henderson


Comprehensive Solution Structure Analysis of DNA Duplexes Containing Chemical Base Alterations, Joanna Hoppins