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Former Group Members

Marella Schammel

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic: Investigating Electrophilic Aromatic Halogenation in Synthetic and in Natural Waters
Current Position:  PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California


 
Tyler Swanson

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic:  Exploring the Bromination Kinetics of Anisole and Salicylic Acid in Natural Waters
Current Position:  PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware 


Mark Niedzwiecki

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic:  Characterization of Dichloroacetamide Safeners in Commercial Formulations, Ecotoxicology Experiments, and Simulated Drinking Water Treatment 


Garrett Alexander II

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Research Project:  Kinetics of Disinfection Byproduct Formation
Current Position:  Medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine



Ryan Dias

BS – Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic: Selective Quantification of Residual Free Chlorine and Free Bromine in Aqueous Solutions
Current Position:  Analytical chemistry PhD student at the University of Alberta


Kayla Martin-Culet

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic: Factors Controlling the Rate and Regioselectivity of Arene Bromination
Current Position: Field Service Engineer, Agilent



Garrett Taggart

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic: Influence of Organic Compound Structure on Rates of Bromination in Solution of Free Bromine
Current Position: PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware



Matthew Broadwater

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic: Reactivity of Aromatic Compounds toward Aqueous Halogenating Agents
Current Position: PharmD student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill



Nick Race

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
MS – Chemistry, William and Mary
Honors Thesis Topic: Quantitation of Free Bromine and Free Chlorine in Complex Aquatic Matrices
Current Position: Chemist, Broward County Environmental Monitoring Lab (Davie, FL)



Allison Ricko

BS – Geology, Towson University
MS – Environmental Science, Towson University
MS Thesis Topic: Abiotic Reduction Reactions of Dichloroacetamide Herbicide Safeners
Current Position: Project coordinator at RxNT (Annapolis, MD)



Mark Bickley

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
PharmD – University of Maryland
Honors Thesis Topic: Reactivity of Aromatic Amino Acids toward Aqueous Halogenating Agents
Current Position:  Pharmacy Resident at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (Palo Alto, CA)


Mark Burton

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
PhD – Physical Chemistry, University of Arizona
Honors Thesis Topic: Abiotic Transformations of Herbicides and Herbicide Safeners at the Mineral-Water Interface
Current Position: Optical spectroscopist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)


Alyssa Allen

BS – Forensic Chemistry, Towson University
PhD – Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, University of Central Florida
Independent Research Topic: Halides as Catalysts in Aqueous Environmental Systems
Current Positions: Chemist, Blue Grass Chemical Activity, U.S. Army (Richmond, KY)


Daniel Victor

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Honors Thesis Topic: Reactivity of Free Bromine toward Substituted Benzenes
Current Position: Scientist at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories (Lancaster, PA)


Nick Sapienza

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Independent Research Topic: Novel Methods for Quantifying Halides in Drinking Water Influent and in Related Matrices
Current Position: PhD candidate in Prof. John Morris’s Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech

 


Steven LeVine

BS – Chemistry, Towson University
Independent Research Topic: Fate of Agrochemical Inert Ingredients in Model Environmental Systems



Past Research Interns

Wasilat Dosunmu

Current Position:  Undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park

 


Klein Arias

Current Position:  Undergraduate at Towson University

 


Farzin Farhad

Current Position: Undergraduate at George Washington University

 


Zachary Clark

Project: Kinetics of Free Halogen Decay in Aqueous Solutions
Current Position: Undergraduate at the University of Maryland

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