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For interested students, the Chemistry Department encourages participation in individual chemical investigations carried out under the supervision of a faculty member. Initially, students are directly supervised and trained by a faculty mentor, but the transfer of knowledge and skill sets are only part of the experience. It is anticipated by the conclusion of their works, students will begin to synthesize their knowledge and research results to develop adequate conclusions and initiate new questions for inquiry. Undergraduate research can be used to fulfill coursework requirements as well.
The Department strongly encourages student participation in our growing summer research program. This program provides students with the opportunity to work 25-40 hours per week in the research lab of a faculty mentor. These fellowship opportunities are typically funded by individual faculty research grants, UWF undergraduate research grants, or the generous support of the UWF Chemistry Alumni.
Please contact any Chemistry faculty member to discuss your potential involvement in an ongoing research project. Currently, the Department offers research opportunities in the following areas:
Selected Recent Publications
Nitzman, A.; Huggins, M.; Reeves, J.; Royappa, A. “Imidized and Amidized Rosin Compositions for Paper Sizes and other Applications”, Plasmine Technology, Inc, patent filed in US, June, 2010.
Publications - Books, Book Chapters or Invited Review Articles
1. Huggins, Michael T and Boiadjiev, Stefan, E “Molecular Recognition with Dipyrrinones”, Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry, 2010, posted online April 6, 2010, awaiting printing of actual book. (INVITED; PEER REVIEWED)
2. Huggins, M. T.; Lightner, D. A.; Gurst, J. E. 2D NMR-based Organic Spectroscopy Problems; Prentice-Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2011.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles - [Undergraduates in Italics]
1. Goff, Randal D.; Thorson, Jon S. "Enhancement of Cyclopamine via Conjugation with Nonmetabolic Sugars" Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 2454-2457.
2. Walton, Ian; Davis, Marauo; Yang, Liu; Zhang, Yong; Tilman, Destin; Huggins, Michael. T.; Wallace, Karl J. Mag. Res. in Chemistry, 2011, 5, 205-212.
3. Huggins, Michael T, Salzmeda, N. Lightner, D. A. “Dipyrrinones as a Receptor for Carboxylic Acids” Supramolecular Chemistry, 2011, 3-4, 226-238.
4. Pamela P. Vaughan, Avery Bullock, Fabien Joux, Wade Jeffrey “The effects of solar radiation on the stability of 3H-thymidine and 3H-leucine during bacterioplankton production measurements” Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 2010, 8, 562-566.
5. Pamela P. Vaughan, Paul Novotny, Nicole Haubrich, Luther McDonald, Michael Cochran, Julia Serdula, Raid W. Amin, Wade H. Jeffrey, “Bacterial Growth Response to Photoactive Quinones” Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2010, 86, 1327-1333.
6. Pamela P. Vaughan, Michael Cochran, and Nicole Haubrich “Quinone Photoreactivity: An undergraduate experi- ment in photochemistry” Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87 (12), 1389-1391.
7. A. T. Royappa, V. Suri, S. E. Genet and D. J. Pope “Some New Closed-Form Empirical Modified Lennard-Jones Potentials” Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, 2010, 9, 102-105.
8. Y.-C. Huang, A. T. Royappa, S. Tundel, K. Tsukamoto and V. Sharma, “Biocompatibility of Polyglycidol with HumanPeripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 111, p. 2275 (2009).
9. A. T. Royappa, V. Suri and J. R. McDonough, “Comparison of Empirical Closed-Form Functions for Fitting Diatomic Interaction Potentials of Ground State First- and Second-Row Diatomics,” Journal of Molecular Structure 787, p. 209 (2006).