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The Group, 2020



Principal Investigator



Igor Alabugin, Professor



Ph.D.:  Moscow State University, 1995,

Postdoc: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996-2000,

Faculty: Florida State University, 2000-current


Recent Awards

ACS A.C. Cope Scholar Award  (2021)

The 2019 Favorsky Lecturer (St. Petersburg University)  (2019)

Fullbright Scholar Award - Distinguished Chair (UK)  (2018)

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science  (2017)

FSU Cottrell Professorship  (2015)

FSU Inaugural Undergraduate Research Mentor Award  (2013)

Phi Beta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award  (2013)

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Graduate


Adam Campbell

Adam completed his B.Sc. in Chemistry at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida. He is synthesizing compounds for the photochemical release of ketones and aldehydes.


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Febin Kuriakose

Febin Kuriakose received his BS-MS in chemistry from IISER Thiruvananthapuram, India in 2016. He joined Florida State University in 2016 to pursue PhD in the laboratory of Professor Igor V. Alabugin. His research focuses on the design, synthesis and study the properties of functionalized carbon-rich materials.


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Quintin Elliott

Quintin received his bachelors degree from the University of North Dakota. After growing tired of blistering winds he moved down to Florida and is currently exploring new ways to utilize 2-centered 3-electron bonds.


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Chaowei Hu

Chaowei received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He works on alkyne radical reactions for the synthesis of carbon-rich materials.


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Nikolas R. Dos Santos

Nikolas was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the United States in 2010, when he was 16 years old. He earned his B.Sc in chemistry from Wingate University in North Carolina in 2018. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry. His interests are in the use of strategy design to drive the discovery of new photochemical cyclizations and design of novel PAHs.


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Leah Kuhn

Leah received her bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her interests involve the use of computational methods to explore reaction mechanisms.


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Undergraduate


Alexandria Palazzo

Alexandria is a third year undergraduate from Pembroke Pines, FL. She currently works with Nikolas Dos Santos in the understanding and development of new photochemical pathways to novel PAHs. Although previously a Biology major, she is now pursuing a B.Sc. in Chemistry. She intends to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and begin her own discoveries after she graduates.



Patricia Mehaffy

My name is Patricia Mehaffy and I am pursuing a major in Chemistry. I work under Febin in Alabugin's group and we study the design and synthesis of functionalized carbon-rich materials.



Curtis DeShong

Hi my name is Curtis DeShong and I am a second year Biochemistry student. After college I am planning on attending graduate school to study chemistry.



Josef Maselli

Josef was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate student studying Cell and Molecular Neuroscience. His interests are in the design and understanding of PAHs within the laboratory. He is pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon and plans to apply to medical school after graduation.



Jordan Suarez

Jordan was born in Cali, Colombia, and later moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL when he was 2 years old. He is currently a fourth year undergraduate student at Florida State University.


Alumni

 

 

Postdocs

Rahul Kawade

Nikolay Tsvetkov

Kamalkishore Pati (Grace Pharma)

Sayantan Mondal (Assistant Professor, Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith)

Sergey Emets (Avekshan LLC)

Runa Pal (TCG Lifesciences)

Samuya Roy (Biocon, at Bristol Myers Squibb Research Centre)

Nikolay Shevchenko (Sibur)

Sergei Kovalenko (Halocarbon Products)

Mariappan Manoharan (Bethune-Cookman University)

Vitaliy Timokhin (UW-Madison)

 

 

Graduate students

Edgar Gonzalez-Rodriguez (Ph.D., 20)

Audrey Hughes (Ph.D., 18)

Gabriel dos Passos Gomes (Ph.D., 18)

Christopher Evoniuk (Ph.D., 18)

Trevor Harris (Ph.D., 17)

Rana K. Mohamed (Ph.D., 16)

Stefan Bresch (Ph.D., 15)

Kemal Kaya (Ph.D., 15)

Brian Gold (Ph. D., 14)

Philip Byers (Ph.D., 13)

Paul Peterson (Ph.D., 13)

Kerry Gilmore (Ph.D., 12)

Wang-Yong Yang (Ph.D., 11)

Abdulkader Baroudi (Ph.D., 10)

Jason Abrams (Ph. D., 09)

Boris Breiner (Ph.D., 06)

Tarek Zeidan (Ph.D., 05)

Satish Patil (M.S. 05)

Scott Peabody (M.S. 04)

 

 

Undergraduates

Arian Rastgou

Juan Nogues

Cindy Martinez

Inge Montoya

Michelle Ly

C.J. Kelsheimer

Joseph Guerrera

Andrew Castro

Jacob Andring

David Allenger

Christopher Michas

William Speranza

Peter Coutros

Qudsi Baker

Obi Ugochukwu

Ana Phelan

Chase Goldsborough

Thaís de Faria

Nick Bigerton

Ilya Piskun

Diana Fritzner

Sarah Crawford

Maycee Mularkee

Tristan Vaughan

Allister Bent

Iris Denmark

Guillermo del Valle

Anusha Kavuru

Allison Pearce

John Paul Kolcun

Miriam Swartz

Cristina Chiodi

Alex Lopez

Olivia Bass

Daniel Farinas Lugo

Tim Guest

Corinne Brack

Jeremiah Alicea

Vekarious Barnes

Natalie Bonus

Camila Cairo

Matthew Gatcombe

Forat Lufti

Nalisha Minors

Dani Phrathep

Zach Rengert

Jason Kirincich

(Cont.)

Anabel Rodriguez

Kelly Hensley

Kasey Schaettle

Sarah Rappach

Kathryn Kaleel

Juan Rojas

Michael Bruno

Alexandra Morgan

Lessie Skiba

Michael Scheer

Julian Rashid

Danny Gesua

Brian Lynch

Trevor Harris

Kadar Gelinas

Madeleine Johnson

Travis CreveCoeur

Audrey Smith

Jameka Dorsey

Mary Wojcik

Hannah Bartges

Rebecca Allen

James Thompson

Wolfgang Wesson

Angela Sayoc

Zlatko Sokolikj

Catherine St. Laurent

Grant Vellanti

Sheeva Yazdani

Catalina Zapata

Ayisha Buckley

Blake Davis

Catalina Galvis

Chris Davis

Morgan Malloy

Phillip Flack

Lindsey Rosen

Maggie Kingsley 

Josyln Rubin

Alexandra Elios

Samantha Marrone

Heidi Moreno

Justin Mauldin

Nigel Hill

Rita Gordon

(Cont.)

Jess Delaune

Andrew Rice

Vivian Sterling

Lacy Stark

Karen Ritter

Jon Yarbrough

Andrew Klein

Peter Kaus

Casey Fulmer

Matthew Buck

Patrice Worthy

Aaron Pearson

Alexander Dorofeev

Chris French

Christina Storozuk

Jennifer Markiewicz

Jeff Whalen

Olga Barykina

Megan Stultz

Amy Hinsley

Alexander Schevtsov

Anatoly Vereschagin

Elissey Yagodkin

Katrina Coumbos

Deborah McGhee

(now Deborah Breiner)

Melissa Naiman

Alexander Chirokov

Nikolay Tsvetkov

Juliya Sumskaya

Brian Puckett

Shannon Mills

Nathan  Roney

Matthew Clark

Adam Morris

Benjamin Arline

Rachel Abrams

Catherine Callahan

Jonathan Lopez

Miguel Abdo

Morgan Skala

Angel Chu





Contact us:

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390

E-mail: alabugin at chem.fsu.edu

Office: (850)644-5795

Fax: (850)644-8281



Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation.




Designed and updated by Leah Kuhn.
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