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New Rochelle, (September 2011) Dr. Sunghee Lee, chemistry department chair, and five Iona Chemistry/Biochemistry majors presented their research at the 242nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting on Aug. 28-Sept.1, held in Denver, Colorado. Over 10,000 chemists from all over the world joined this national meeting to share their knowledge, network and learn about cutting-edge research. The theme this year was “Chemistry of Air, Space & Water.”
One poster was presented at the Colloid and Surface Science Division, “Effect of cationic surfactant template and its interaction with specific anion” by Iona Alumni Paul Sanstead ’11 and Nick Florio ’11. Another poster was presented at the Division of Chemical Education, entitled, “Modulation of contact angle of droplet interface bilayers: Effect of ionic nature and strength” by Darius Fartash ’13, Zuzanna Michalak ’13, and Nousin Haque ’13. The research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is the second year of a three-year, $157,705 NSF grant. The students are also grateful to the Patrick J. Martin Foundation, Eli Lilly/WCC, and AMEX grant for enabling them to attend this conference.
From left to right, Darius Fartash ’13, Nousin Haque ’13, Zuzanna Michalak ’13, Sunghee Lee, PhD, Iona Alumni, Nick Florio ’11, and Paul Sanstead ’11
CONGRATULATIONS TO ZUZANNA MICHALAK ’13
Pictured far right in the front row is Iona College chemistry major, Zuzanna Michalak ’13, along with WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Awardees and ACS Dignitaries. Zuzanna was awarded “The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company” travel award. This highly competitive award is given to a select few outstanding female students from undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral program, and Zuzanna is one of only eight female chemists in the country to have won this award, and one of only two undergraduates to have won. A recognition ceremony was held at the Conference.
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