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Chemistry faculty, staff and undergraduate research students attend and present research papers at the 61st Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in San Juan Puerto Rico

10/29/09, 4pm

A number of faculty, staff and students from the Department of Chemistry and Physics attended the 61st Annual Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The meeting was held October 21-24, 2009 in San Juan Puerto Rico. The meeting had 767 papers presented and over 1000 international attendees. The following papers, involving faculty, staff and students (underlined) from the Department of Chemistry and Physics), were presented at the meeting.

In the symposium Nanotechnology: From Energy to Medicine II, Will E. Lynch (chemistry) and Delana Nivens (chemistry) presented "Ceria Based Nanoparticles, Examining the Effect On Chemical Properties and Reactivity of Doping Agents."

In the symposium Chemical Scholarship Via Education, Katie Verges, Brent Feske, Will E. Lynch, Cliff Padgett, Delana Nivens (all chemistry) presented "Instrumental Analysis: A Research Experiment Designing an Instrumental Analysis Course around Student Research Projects."

In the Chemical Education session, Lea Padgett and Cathy MacGowan (both chemistry) presented two papers "Thermometry as a Teaching Tool for Graphing" and "Going Green in General Chemistry Laboratory: First Steps."

In the Physical Chemistry session, Marie Priest (chemistry), Kristina Gutt (chemistry), Tad Whiteside (U.S. Dept. of Energy, Savannah River Site) and Cliff Padgett (chemistry) presented "Simulating the Mechanical Properties of Diamond Nanotori."

In the Physical Chemistry session, Jeff Chase (chemistry), Delana Nivens (chemistry), William Baird (physics), Cliff Padgett (chemistry) presented "Chemical Environment Effects on K_α / K_β ratio: An X-Ray Fluorescence Experiment on Periodic Trends and Oxidation States."

In the Physical Chemistry session, John Walker (chemistry), John Knudsen (biology), Steve Savioli (chemistry), Brent Feske (chemistry), Scott Mateer (biology), Cliff Padgett (chemistry) presented "Stereochemical Predictions of Aldo-Keto Reductase Products through Molecular Modeling."

In the symposium on Physical Chemistry, Marie Priest (chemistry), David Brenner (North Carolina State University), Tad Whiteside (U.S. Dept. of Energy, Savannah River Site), Cliff Padgett (chemistry) presented "Simulating the thermal properties of carbon nanocomposites: working towards better thermo-management materials."

In the Process Technologies in Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry in Honor of Carlos Lopez Symposium, Brent Feske, David Beasley, Jose Alvarez, Randall Nowill and Trisha Patel (all chemistry) presented "Biocatalysis: Utilizing Engineered E. Coli as An Asymmetric Biocatalyst towards Pharmaceutical Precursors."

In the Symposium on Biochemistry, Beth Budden (biology) Michael Page (biology), Andrea Orrego (biology), Mande Beers (biology), Elizabeth Reece (biology), Erik Gaskill (biology), Eric Davis (chemistry), Brent Feske (chemistry) Timothy Simpson (biology), Scott Mateer (biology) presented "Mutagenic Analysis of Reductase Stereoselectivity."

In the Symposium on Biochemistry, Beth Budden (biology), Michael Page (biology), Andrea Orrego (biology), Mande Beers (biology), Elizabeth Reece (biology), Erik Gaskill (biology), Eric Davis (chemistry), Timothy Simpson (biology), Brent Feske (chemsitry), and Scott Mateer (biology) presented "Mutagenesis of the Yeast Reductase Gene, Ydl124w."