The Summer of 2007 Saw Dr. French continue as summer FURSCA Director, though for only the first half of the summer. We welcomed two new members to the groups this summer; Teresa Giacomazzi, and William Andert, both who spent 5 weeks at Albion working on new Chiral hypervalent iodine reagents. Shauna Paradine, in her final summer as an Albion college student, accepted a RISE Fellowship through the American Chemical Society, and spend the summer at the University of Mainz, working in the Lab of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Witulski, another hypervalent Iodine chemist, with applications to materials science. Her project was successful enough to warrant her fourth ACS National meeting presentation (in Boston) in August. Dr. French spent July in Mainz, as well, at the invitation of Professor Witulski, and team-taught a class on heterocyclic chemistry to upper class students at Mainz. Pictures Below.
During the 2007-8 academic year Shauna’s research was published on her catalytic reaction discovered while in Wales. A short communication was followed by a full paper, both in Synlett. Shauna was accepted to Stanford, Illinois, MIT, and is currently in the M. Christina White lab at Illinois doing asymmetric methodology.