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    Extradepartmental Awards 2008-2009

    Professor Jack Giannattasio received the New Jersey Department of Education's 2008 Union County Teacher of the Year Award.

    Ms. Kathleen Field was awarded a $1,000 Jane Freed Grant-in-aid-of Creativity Award for her Honors thesis in chemistry, April 2008. She is currently pursuing a PhD in synthetic inorganic chemistry at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

    Published Articles and Book Chapters 2008-2009

    (*=undergraduate coauthor)

    Yildiz, I.; Lamberto M.; Raymo F. Self-Assembled Monolayers and Multilayers of Electroactive Thiols, in Electrochemistry of Functional Supramolecular Systems, P. Ceroni, A. Credi, and M. Venturi. Editors, Wiley, in press (2009). Book chapter.

    Lamberto M.; Kilburn J. D. Synthesis of Indolizidines from Dialkylated Isocyanides: A Novel Radical Cyclisation/N-Alkylation/Ring Closing Metathesis Approach, Tetrahedron Letters (2008), 49(44), 6364-6367. Article.

    K. Mudalige, Colorimetric Determination of Free Chlorine in Drinking Water, in Laboratory Manual for Environmental Science (pp 107-112), Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, Belmont, California (2009). Book chapter.

    T. Tongesayi, E. J. Byam*, Sarah B. Keysper*, and M. J. Crounce*. Sorption and desorption properties of phosphate on Fe2O3: Effect of fulvic acid and pH, Environmental Chemistry, 2008, 5, 161-168. Article.

    T. Tongesayi and R. B. Smart. Electrochemical detection of As(III) in the presence of dissolved organic matter (DOM) by adsorptive Square-Wave Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry (Ad-SWCSV), Electroanalysis 20, 2008, #4, 434-437. Article.

    S. Ling and R.Q. Topper. On the zero point energy difficulty of quasiclassical trajectory simulations, in Handbook of Computational Chemistry Research, C. T. Collett and C. D. Robson, Eds., Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-60741-047-8. Book chapter.

    Zielinski, T. J. Intellectual Property Rights and the Symbolic Mathematics Chemistry Community, J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1705. Editorial.

    Zielinski, T. J.; Holmes, J. L.; Moore, J. W. Chemistry at the National Science Digital Library, J. Chem. Educ. 2009, 86, 120-121. Article.

    Moore, J. W.; Holmes, J. L.; Zielinski, T. J. Chemical Education Digital Library: Online Resources, Services, and Communities, J. Chem. Educ. 2009, 86, 122. Article.

    Zielinski, T. J., Introductory Explorations of the Fourier Series, J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1708. Article.

    Zielinski, T.J. Symbolic Mathematics in the Chemistry Curriculum: Facilitating the Understanding of Mathematical Models used in Chemistry, in: Chemist's Guide to Effective Teaching; Pienta, N. J.; Cooper, M. M.; Greenbowe, T. J. (Eds.); Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2009; Vol. 2, pp212-227. Book chapter.

    Moore, J. W.; Moore, E. A.; Holmes, J. L.; Bain, R.; Reich, I.; Coleman, W. F.; Reich, H. J.; Vitz. E.; Zielinski, T. J. The Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library: Enhancing Learning with Online Resources, in: Chemist’s Guide to Effective Teaching; Pienta, N.J.; Cooper, M. M.; Greenbowe, T. J. (Eds.); Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2009; Vol. 2, pp256-272. Book chapter.

    Conference Presentations and Proceedings 2008-2009

    (*=undergraduate coauthor)

    M. Lamberto and J. Decker*. Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Viologens, poster ORGN 163, 236th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August 17 through 21, 2008.

    K.D. Field* and C. Supplee. Greening up the Synthesis of Aspirin, poster 109, 12th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference on Using Green Chemistry & Engineering to Advance Sustainable Solutions, Washington DC, June 24 through27, 2008.

    R.Q. Topper and O. Dmitrenko, Eds., Abstracts of the 11th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference, http://stores.lulu.com/eccc (2008).

    R. Q. Topper, J. E. Brown*, and M. Khaleel* Computational determination of energy landscapes and conformer distributions of chemically damaged deoxyguanosines, poster PHYS 332, 236th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August 17 through 21, 2008.

    April through June 2008: An On-line CONFCHEM Conference Chemistry at the National Science Digital Library Co-organized by T.J. Zielinski, J. Holmes, & J.W. Moore.

    J.W. Moore, J. L. Homes, and T. J. Zielinski. Chemical Education Digital Library: Online Resources, Services, and Communities; in Spring 2008 ConfChem: Chemistry at the National Science Digital Library; An on-line conference, April through June 2008, paper #2.

    T.J. Zielinski, Meta-reflections on using technology in teaching physical chemistry, oral presentation, 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, July 27 through 31 2008.