Saturday, December 29, 2012

Graduate education (UK) -- Ph.D. Chemistry

rev. 5/14/14

As outlined in a previous post, I received an M.S. (non-thesis) in Chemistry from UF in August of 2007. I then went to work for five years: three teaching high-school chemistry and two working as a staff scientist in an electrical engineering lab making deep-UV LEDs. In August of 2012 I decided to return to finish my Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. In February 2014, I applied and was accepted into the MIC Secondary Science program at UK to get certified to teach in public school.

Here is a summary of my work in the UK Chem Dept (completed):

Research

From September 2012 - November 2013, I worked with Dr. Edith C. Glazer's group. The focus of my work was to make ligands for study in photoactive ruthenium complexes as potential chemotherapy agents. Here are some recent publications by the group that give you a clearer picture of the research:
  1. ChemBioChem, 2014, 15(4), 507-511 | dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbic.201300681
  2. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 311-313 | dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3CC47269H
  3. Israel J. Chem., 2013, 53, 391-400 | dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijch.201300019
  4. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 8324−8327 | dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja3009677
  5. Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 9649-9651 | dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2CC33359G
  6. Biochemistry, 2011, 50 (5), pp 693–703 | dx.doi.org/10.1021/bi101726d
Coursework

Here is my unofficial UK transcript (v. 7/2014) from UK. For my full transcripts I made an Excel spreadsheet summary.
Teaching
    Fall 2012
  • CHE 105 - Recitation - 4 sections (Mon: 11, 1, 2, 3)
  • Spring 2013
  • CHE 113 - Lab - 2 sections (Mon 1, Tue 2)
  • Fall 2013
  • CHE 105 - Recitation - 7 sections (Mon: 10, 1, 2; Wed: 10, 1; Fri 11, 1)
  • Spring 2014
  • CHE 113 - Lab - 2 sections (Mon 11, Tue 11)