Entries tagged with ‘chemistry’

Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Nienow (Chemistry)

Amanda Nienow, along with Gustavus students, hosted the second annual Chemistry Night on Thursday, February 20, 2020. There were 27 high school students from the region who were joined by 20 Gustie science majors who helped them explore the stability of natural food dyes extracted from spinach, beets, red cabbage, and turmeric. Food science graduate […]

Jeff Jeremiason, 2019 Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award Winner, Chemistry Department

Jeff Jeremiason was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus faculty member for an outstanding peer-reviewed publication that contributes to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College.

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry)

Dwight Stoll, Gabriel Leme, David Harmes, Joey Eikens (’16), and Ben Madigan (’20) (all Chemistry), along with co-authors from the University of Minnesota and Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme, published a methods paper in the journal Analytical Methods. The paper describes a novel approach to determine the pH inside of instrumentation for liquid chromatography, an environment […]

Amanda Nienow (Chemistry)

Amanda Nienow received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Environmental Chemical Science program for her three-year project: Determination of the Kinetic Expressions and Mechanisms of the Photochemical Degradation and Oxidation of Dicamba. Amanda will research the processes influencing interactions of this herbicide in environmental and agricultural settings.

Scott Bur (Chemistry)

Scott Bur was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Chemistry of Life program to support his three year research project: Applications of 19F NMR to evaluate non-human bromodomain molecular recognition. Scott’s research aims to better understand genetic mechanisms in parasites that cause disease, specifically the malaria-causing P. Falciparum.

Jeff Jeremiason (Chemistry)

Jeff Jeremiason published an article, “Contemporary Mobilization of Legacy Lead (Pb) Stores by Dissolved Organic Matter in a Boreal Peatland” in Environmental Science and Technology. Co-authors included Erin Baumann ’17, Alison Agather ’13, Emily Seelen ’13, and Ben Carlson-Stehlin ’11.

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry)

Dwight Stoll published a book chapter, “Introduction to Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography – Theory and Practice” in the Handbook of Advanced Chromatography /Mass Spectrometry Techniques, published by Elsevier. Stoll also published an article, “How to Take Maximum Advantage of Column-Type Selectivity” in LCGC Magazine.

Jeff Jeremiason (Chemistry)

Jeff Jeremiason’s research article in the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts was selected to be included in a showcase collection on Natural Organic Matter (NOM). Co-authors include Josh Portner ’16 and Doug Latch ’98.

Chuck Niederriter (Physics)

Chuck Niederriter presented a report on the InTeGrate program at Gustavus at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Cincinnati on July 24. The paper, titled “Climate Science Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum at Gustavus Adolphus College”, was co-authored by Julie Bartley (Geology), Thomas Huber (Physics), James Dontje (Johnson Center), and […]

Scott Bur (Chemistry)

Scott Bur gave a talk with his collaborator Will Pomerantz (University of Minnesota) titled “Discovery-based research using fragment synthesis and protein-observed 19F NMR in an undergraduate organic laboratory” at the recent national American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco. The talk described a collaboration between Gustavus and the University of Minnesota that brings research projects […]