Nine undergrads contribute to research presented at Bishop’s University in Quebec

November 18, 2013

Nine UNE undergraduate researchers contributed to work that resulted in a seminar presented by Amy Keirstead, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, on November 1, 2013.

Robyn Gaudet (Chemistry, ’13), Annie Leslie (Neuroscience, ’13), Sean Naughton (Biochemistry and Medical Biology, ’13), Amber Zablowsky (Medical Biology, ’11), Tyler Rioux (Medical Biology, ’13), Emily Wells (Chemistry, ’14), Lindsey LaPointe (Chemistry-Secondary Education, ’15), Peter Caradonna (Biochemistry and Medical Biology, ’13) and Regina Scalise (Chemistry, ’13) contributed to Keirstead’s research activities at UNE that investigate the use of ionic liquids for a variety of green chemistry and nanotechnology applications.

Keirstead’s talk was titled “Once Upon a Photon: Using Photochemistry to tell the Ionic Liquids Story.”  Also contributing to the research were Jerome Mullin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry of Physics, and Henry Tracy, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine.