2015 Lab Members


from left to right: Brian, (Cody-absent), Emily, Valerie, Karin, Josh, Catherine, Miriam

Past Group Pictures


Back Row: Karin,Victoria

Front Row: Alan, Yuriko, Peter, Abhi, Will, Ana


Back Row: Victoria, Abhi, Elizabeth,  Karin

Front Row: Daniel, Will, Michael, Ana, Peng

Past Group Members


Alan Goos

Currently: University of Texas at El Paso

Graduate Student
Alkaline Earth Azo Complexes
Perfluoro- tert-butoxide heterobimetalic alkaline earth bismuthate complexes


Emily Carpenter

Graduate Student

M.S in Chemistry, Syracuse University 


William Maudez

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ph.D., University of Basel, Switzerland, 2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007, IRCELYON, France
Kinetics of the Redox Transmetallation Ligand Exchange (RTLE) Reaction with Di and Triphenylmethanides Ligands

Peter Rosado

Currently: Zotos International and St. John Fishers College 

Graduate Student
Coordination polymers of the alkaline earth metals for applications in synthesis and gas storage

Yuriko Takahashi

Currently: Unifrax I LLC

Graduate Student
Metal based synthetic strategies and the examination of structure
determining factors in alkaline earth metal compounds

Andrew Schuchart

Graduate Student


Ana Torvisco

Currently: Tu Graz, Austria

Graduate Student 
Structural Studies of Novel Alkaline Earth Metal Primary/Secondary Amides
Evaluation of Structure Determining Factors in Alkali Metal Chemistry


Abhilasha Verma

Currently: Integrity Nutraceuticals

Graduate Student 
Towards the synthesis of heavy alkaline earth pentafluorophenyl complexes
Effects of solvation vs. ligation in heavy alkaline earth metal tetraphenylborate


William Buchanan


Graduate Student 
Rare Structural Motifs Based on Triangular Alkaline Earth Metal Cores
Volatile Perfluoro-t-butoxide Monometallic Alkaline Earth and Lanthanoid Complexes


Victoria Bampoh

Currently: University of Minnesota, Rochester

Graduate Student
Preparation and Characterization of Calcium Phosphonates by Hydrothermal and Solvothermal Synthesis


Daniel Weismann

Graduate Student – TU Kaiserslautern
Kinetics of the Redox Transmetallation Ligand Exchange (RTLE) Reaction with Substituted Cyclopentadiene Ligands


Peng Wu

Graduate Student – TU Clausthal
Optimization of Redox Transmetallation/Ligand Exchange for the Synthesis of Commercially Viable Alkaline Earth Metal Species


Michael G. Bagnall

Undergraduate Student - Honors Thesis
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Lightweight Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Efficient Hydrogen Storage and Release
Synthesis of second generation heavy alkaline earth metal pyrazolates as potential MO-CVD precursors.


Elizabeth Nagle

Undergraduate Student – Honors Thesis
Heavy Alkali/Alkaline Earth Monometallic and Heterobimetallic Complexes


Andrew Powers

Undergraduate Student 
Kinetics of the Redox Transmetallation Ligand Exchange (RTLE) Reaction with Phenol ligands


Sukeerit Kesar

Undergraduate Student - Honors Thesis
Heavy Alkaline Earth Metal Amides

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forensic science
  • Professor Helmut Sitzmann, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Professor Frank Uhlig, Technical University, Graz, Austria
  • Professor Matthias Westerhausen, University of Jena Germany
  • Professor Glen Deacon, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • Professor Arnold Adam, Technical University, Clausthal, Germany