Chemistry Students Published In Royal Society of Chemistry Journal

Student Achievements

Samuel Braziel and Kalen Sullivan

From Left: Samuel Braziel '18 and Kalen Sullivan '17

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Iona College chemistry students Samuel Braziel '18, a ACS Chemistry major, and Kalen Sullivan '17, a Biochemistry graduate, recently had a paper published in the peer-reviewed publication Analyst, a journal provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It was co-authored by two undergraduate students along with mentor Sunghee Lee Ph.D., Board of Trustees Endowed Professor of Science and chair of Chemistry.

The paper, titled "Quantitative Raman microspectroscopy for water permeability parameters at a droplet interface bilayer," examines confocal Raman microspectroscopy used to derive parameters for bilayer water transport across an isolated nanoliter aqueous droplet pair. This method, which is a significant methodological advance in determining water permeability coefficients, employs Iona's Raman microspectrometer facility funded by the National Science Foundation.

Braziel is a four-year member of Iona's men's swimming and diving program and a current team captain. Sullivan competed for Iona's men's cross country and track & field programs before graduating. He is currently employed by Pfizer.

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