July 01, 2014
Amy Keirstead, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, was an invited speaker at the 18th American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference held June 17-19, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Her presentation, part of a special symposium highlighting the work of alumni of the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry, provided an overview of her research program at UNE that investigates the use of ionic liquids for a variety of green chemistry and nanotechnology applications.
In particular, Keirstead highlighted her work on siloles in ionic liquids that included contributions from UNE student co-authors Regina Scalise (Chemistry,‘13) and Peter Caradonna (Biochemistry and Medical Biology, ’13) as well as Jerome Mullin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and Henry Tracy, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine.
This work was funded by the Maine Space Grant Consortium and was published in the Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials earlier this spring.