The Sigman Group Members

 

5th Year Graduate Students 

 
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Harsh Patel

Graduate Student (2012 – )

e-mail:  harsh.patel@chem.utah.edu

Education:

Masters in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Manipal University, India

Interests: Cricket, Reading, Movies

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Celine Santiago

Graduate Student (2012 – )

e-mail:  celine.santiago@chem.utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Philippines 2009

Interests: Taking care of my Fish, exploring Utah, Travelling, Selenium!!

4th Year Graduate Students 

 
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Zachary Niemeyer

Graduate Student (2014 – )

e-mail:  zniemeyer@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Chemistry & History of Science, The University of Wisconsin

Interests: Snowboarding, climbing, hiking, reading, and generally being outside.

3rd Year Graduate Students 

 
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John Gipson

Graduate Student (2014 – )

e-mail:  j.gipson@utah.edu

Education: 

B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

M.S. Chemistry, Boston College, 2006

Interests:  Mountain biking, climbing, and skiing.  Most anything outdoors.

2nd Year Graduate Students 

 
Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  jamierallen93@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (2015)

Interests: running, cooking, dogs, and exploring outdoor Utah

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Iris Guo

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  jingyao.guo@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China (2015)

Interests: movies, music and musicals, books, art, and food

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Matt Prater

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail: mattp222@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, Southern Utah University (2015)

Interests: Spending time with my wife, archery, classical music

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Sophia Robinson

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  sophia.robinson@utah.edu

Education:

B.S./M.S. Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2015)

Interests: Civil War Reenactment, using the word "Meow" as much as possible, painting snail shells,  sedimentary rock 

 

1st Year Graduate Students

 

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Buthaina Al Rifai'e

Graduate Student (2016 – )

e-mail: buthainah.alrifaie@utah.edu

Education: 

 B.S. Biochemistry, University of North Carolina Greensboro (2015)

Interests: Exercise, hiking, reading, tryng new foods.  

 

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Jen Crawford

Graduate Student (2016 – )

e-mail:  Jen.Crawford@utah.edu

Education:

B.A. Mathematics and Chemistry,St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2016)

Interests: Biking, rugby, physical therapy

 Postdocs

 
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Ana Bahamonde

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mail: bahamonde.ana@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D. Chemistry, ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia), 2017, Mentored by Paolo Melchiorre.
B.S. Chemistry, Universidad de Oviedo, 2012, Spain.
 
Interests: TV shows, partying and Real Sporting de Gijón.
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Jianbo Liu 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mail: jianboliun@gmail.com

Education:

Research Assistant, Professor Feng-ling Qing Group - Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China (2016-2017)

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),  China (2016)

Interests: Climbing, table tennis, and music.

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Nicholas Race

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015 – ) 

e-mail:  nicholas.race@utah.edu

Education:

MChem, University of Oxford, UK, 2010

PhD, University of Bristol, UK, 2015;  Supervisor: Dr John Bower

Interests: Tea,  Union Jack Mini Coopers, Ice Lollies, Frozen Snickers.

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Qianjia Yuan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mailyuanqianjia@gmail.com

Education:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Professor Wanbin Zhang Group – School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2015-2017) 

Ph.D., Applied Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (2015)

Interests: Jogging, movies, and music

Research Assistant Professor

 
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Ryan DeLuca

Research Assistant Professor (2016 – )

e-mail:  ryanjamesdeluca@gmail.com

Education: 

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Utah, 2014, Mentored by Matthew S. Sigman

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 2016, Mentored by Justin Du Bois

Interests:  Reading, climbing, dachshunds, movies.

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David Hickey

Research Assistant Professor (2014 – )

e-mail: david.hickey@utah.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, 2014, Mentored by Daniel Glatzhofer

 

Interests: Basketball, slappin' the bass, electrochemistry is cool!

Undergrads

 
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Sara Augustine 

Undergraduate Researcher (2017 – )

e-mail:  sara.aug14@gmail.com

Education:

The University of Utah, expected B.S. in physics 2018

Interests: not playing piano, photography, activities!

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Morgan C. Rivera 

Undergraduate Researcher (2016 – )

e-mail:  morgancrivera@yahoo.com

Education:

The University of Utah, expected B.S. in chemistry with an empahsis in biology, minoring in gender studies 2018

Interests: Hiking, ukulele, being way cooler than Nick

Last Updated: 8/23/17