Research in the Shaw group pushes state of the art analytical techniques to their cutting edge in order to develop novel understanding of chemical behavior at interfaces. Project areas are based on polymer surfaces, biofouling, and environmental corrosion processes.

People

Scott Shaw, Principal Investigator

Professional Preparation:

Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Arizona, University of Liverpool, Durham University

Ph.D. in Chemistry - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

B.S. in Chemistry - Monmouth College

Email:

scott-k-shaw@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Baseball, Woodworking, Community Service, and Family.

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Anthony Lucio

Class Standing:

5th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

Major/Minor:

Chemistry & Spanish

Research Project:

Electrochemical studies with ionic liquids

Email:

anthony-lucio@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

I enjoy the outdoors through camping, hiking, and triathlons.

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Samantha Nania

Class Standing:

5th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Monmouth College

Major/Minor:

Chemistry & Biochemistry, Math Minor

Research Project:

Interfacial analysis of fluids at the solid surface: the slip boundary condition

Email:

samantha-nania@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

I enjoy reading, listening to different kinds of music and playing video games.

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Radhika Anaredy

Class Standing:

5th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai

Major/Minor:

Chemistry 

Research Project:

Spectrochemical study of ionic liquids at interfaces

Email:

radhikas-anaredy@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

I enjoy dancing and reading.

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Jacob GrantJake

Class Standing:

4th Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Bradley University

Major/Minor:

Chemistry 

Research Project:

Environmentally active surface films

Email:

jacob-grant@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, running, lifting, reading, cooking, video games

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Amanuel HailuManny

Class Standing:

2nd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

Carbon dioxide reduction in ionic liquids using surfactants

Email:

amanuel-hailu@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

I enjoy old movies, audio books, video games, and exercising.

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Jaclyn WronaJackie

Class Standing:

2nd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

Augustana College

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

Varied temperature interfacial ionic liquid analysis

Email:

jaclyn-wrona@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Softball, baking, Mario Kart, and swimming

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Javier LunaJavier Luna

Class Standing:

2nd Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Northern Colorado

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project (co-advised with Prof. Scott Daly):

Synthesis and electrochemical analysis of complex ligand modification

Email:

javier-luna@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Softball, playing pool, video games, basketball, tailgating, and listening to music all day everyday!

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Andrew HorvathJavier Luna

Class Standing:

1st Year Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Major/Minor:

Chemistry

Research Project:

TBD

Email:

andrew-horvath@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Reading, video games, camping, cooking

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Robert SpechtRobert Specht

Class Standing:

Undergraduate Student (Sophomore)

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Iowa

Major/Minor:

Chemistry (Pre-Med)

Research Project:

Researching chemical properties of room temperature ionic liquids

Email:

robert-specht@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Hockey, video games, and listening to music

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Logan MuckenhirnLogan Muckenhirn

Class Standing:

Undergraduate Student (Sophomore)

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Iowa

Major/Minor:

Biomedical Engineer

Research Project:

TBD

Email:

logan-muckenhirn@uiowa.edu

Hobbies:

Baseball, football, triathlons, cooking, fishing, and reading

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Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

Scarlett Wang
Zhengjia (Scarlett) Wang, 2014 - 2015
Current Position:  Research Scientist at Iowa State University

Undergraduate Researchers

David Donovan
David Donovan (grad. 2016)
Current Position:

Lucas
Lucas Roach
Current Position: 

 

Jay Bell
Jay Q. Bell
Current Position:  UIowa Chemistry graduate student

Stephanier Werner
Stephanie Werner (grad. 2015)
Current Position: 3M Corporation in Minnesota

Emily Wills
Emily Wills (grad. 2013)
Current Position:  Chemist for Cooper's Hawk Winery