photo  10/11/12 at LSF 303H  office at Francis Marion University                     photo 10/30/10 at Patchogue apartment (Long Island, NY)  

(Florence, SC)

Homepage     Juliet M. Hahn, Ph.D.                   This website is maintained and funded independently by Dr. Juliet Hahn           

updated by Dr. Hahn on 9/30/14 Tuesday 4:44 pm from her FMU office 

There is absolutely no circumstance under which I will do research under another professor at FMU.   There is absolutly no circumstance under which I will do research under a professor at USC who is collaborating with anyone at FMU.  I am not a graduate student at USC or FMU or anywhere else in the Chemistry or any other department.   I am not teaching under the direct supervision of any other professor at FMU.   I am not going to flunk you out unless you do research with me at USC.   I am not going to flunk you out unless you do research with me at FMU.   I am not trying to drive you to USC as a student.   Obviously since I am a full time  professor at FMU, I would not want to drive you to USC.   If anyone tellls you this is true, they are making up lies.  Just because some professor talks to me in front of you does not mean that I am (1) his graduate student (2) teaching under his supervision (3) doing what he tells me to do.

If some professor tells you that all you have to do is follow what he (or she) tells you how to do well in my class because he (or she) is supervising me and telling me what to do, I can guarantee that you will not do well.   Ignoring my syllabus and my directions and doing exactly what some professor who is not the professor of record for your class, will result in you losing points.   Losing points because you think that you do not have to sign in for the attendance extra credit, losing points because you think it is OK to miss 2 out of 3 exams this semester in the lecture or one of the mini-finals in the lab [when you have an entire week (M 12:30, W 1:30 and F 12:30) to take the mini final] will result in you earning zeros which will not go away.  posted by Dr. Hahn from her FMU office at 8:50 am 9/22/14

Assistant Professor at Francis Marion University (starting Fall semester 2012)

I am not a graduate student or any other kind of student at FMU or anywhere else.  I am not waiting to become a graduate student or any other kind of student at FMU or anywhere else.   I already have the highest degree possible in Chemistry [a doctorate (PHD) in Chemistry] so I am not doing research to get some sort of degree.  I am not working on research under any other professor at FMU.   I am not working on research under another professor at FMU who is collaborating with someone at USC.    I am not collaborating on research with a professor in another department at FMU.   I am not sharing a research student with anyone at FMU.   I do not want a person who is sick and unable to attend class to do research under me instead of attending class because (a) that would be unethical and I never do anything unethical (b) doing research with less than the best and brightest able bodied undergraduate student would be a total waste of time  

office:       Francis Marion University

                 Department of Chemistry

                 Florence, SC   29502




                 office:    Leatherman Science Facility L303H

                 Go into room/complex 303 just down 2 doors from LSF L301 your lecture room.   

                 My office is the last one to the right down the right  hallway.  

                 My "turn in assignments box"  is the wooden box (among the whole bunch of boxes) located between the two doors of LSF L304.


home:       200 Bentree Lane A-6

                 Florence, SC   29501


                 312 Lancer Dr.  (parent's home where I hang out a lot)               

                 Columbia, SC   29212


                 cell:  803-955-6008


I grew up in Columbia, SC and upstate New York.   I have family in SC and Virginia.   I am of course a US citizen.


High School:    Irmo High School, Columbia, SC   (top 1% in cumulative GPA of my graduating class, top 3% nationally on PSAT)  I also attended E.L. Wright Elementary School in Columbia.

BS   Chemistry University of South Carolina, Columbia (where my parents still live), Magna Cum Laude,  Phi Beta Kappa, 3.8/4.0 GPA (2 computer classes short of chemistry / computer science double major)

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook

postdoctoral research  University of Wisconsin, Madison; Columbia University (NY,NY)


more than 10 years experience - all post Ph.D. as a tenure track assistant professor


teaching: class sizes between 50 and 300 students, Organic Lecture (mostly for science majors), General Chemistry Lecture (mostly for science majors), Organic Lab (using own sole authored copyrighted lab textbook), General Chemistry Lab, graduate level (PHD & MS students) Advanced Organic, Bioorganic and Organic Spectroscopy, Organometallic  Chemistry


Here is the hyperlink to my Teaching Evaluations at FMU   To answer the question about my authority (ability - Oh No, I am not just a little stupid girl who barely knows how to write her name.) to teach a class in General Chemistry with a PHD in Organic, graduate level coursework completed by Dr. Hahn:   PHD Organic, with additional 21 credit hours in Inorganic, 12 credit hours in Analytical (Most Chemistry PHD programs require 9 to 12 credit hours for a major in a Chemistry sub area, Therefore I have enough graduate credit to claim to have a triple major in the Chemistry sub areas of Organic, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry.   General Chemistry is usually taught by Chemistry PHDs with a sub area major of Inorganic or Analytical.) (note:   This semester (Fall 2014), I am teaching 2 sections of General Chemistry I Lectures and 3 sections of General Chemistry I Labs & no other classes.   I do not teach under any other name.   If the course schedule does not list me as the professor of record, I am not teaching that class.)


research:   research as principal investigator with primarily undergraduate students (1) carbon nanotube functionalization to make electrically conducting thin films - new materials, solar energy collector  (2) photodimerization of thymine to bioorganically experimentally simulate the photodimerization reaction implicated in skin cancer (3)  stereoselective synthetic methodology using organoaluminum catalysis and a zwitterionic effect in a class of neurobiologically active natural products with potential application as diagonostic or pharmaceuticals for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's





Dr. Hahn's Schedule  Fall 2014

   General Chemistry I Lecture   (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 0068)    MWF   9:30 to 10:20 am LSF 301     (53 students)

   General Chemistry I Lecture    (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 3101)    MWF 10:30 to 11:20 am  LSF 301  (56 students)

   General Chemistry I Lab  (CHEM 101 Lab, section 3488)  F   12:30 to 3:30 pm, LSF 301 prelab, MSB 318 lab  (26 students)

   General Chemistry I Lab   (CHEM 101 Lab, section 6556)  M  12:30 to 3:30 pm, LSF 301 prelab, MSB 318 lab  (25 students)

   General Chemistry I Lab   (CHEM 101 Lab, section 0089), W    1:30 to 4:20 pm, LSF 301 prelab, MSB 318 lab (25 students)


[the enrollment numbers as of 8/19/14  ---  If you look up "the Registrar's Open Classes", you will not be able to see any class where the maximum enrollment is matched by the number of enrolled students.]


These are the only classes which I am teaching this semester.   There was no late minute change to my schedule.   (The lab is being held in MSB 318 although the lab room is not listed on the hardcopy schedule.)   This is the same schedule as in the print version of the course schedule for Fall 2014.   I am not teaching under some other person's name.      updated 8/19/14 by Dr. Hahn from her FMU office LSF 303H



  Dr. Hahn's Teaching Schedule Prior to Fall 2014



What Am I Doing Now?


I am not making up my exam in conjunction with some students.   No students or any faculty member knows what I am putting on the exam.   I do not give my exams and quizzes to even a secretary to copy.   No one sees the exams and quizzes before I give it to the class.   However you can find all of my old exams and quizzes online.   I (and every other professor) tells you what to study (i.e. what will be on the quiz or exam) if you listen very carefully.   No one is going to help me grade your exams.  (i.e. Your good buddy one grade level above you who lives down the hallway from you in the dorm, is not going to be grading your exams.)   I grade them entirely on my own.   When I tell you about the tutoring centers (next to the General Chemistry labs on the 3rd floor and on the first floor - "All campus tutoring center."), it is simply because as much as I would love to do it, I really cannot spend 2 hours with every student in my General Chemistry lecture class every time I give an exam.   If I did, I would spend nearly 20 days (220 hours) just meeting with everyone in class and doing nothing else.   You know exactly what you need to study.   Study hard and you will do well on the exam.    posted by Dr. Hahn on 9/16/14 as I am still making up your Exam I


I came back from my parents today at around 11:30 am (started out driving from Columbia around 10 am after breakfast).  On Friday 9/12/14 I gave Quiz II to my General Chemistry I lecture and because I have Exam I scheduled for Wednesday 9/17, I have to return the graded quizzes to my students on 9/15 during Monday class.   After my Friday lecture which ended at 11:20am, my Friday lab starts at 12:30 pm and ends at 3:30 pm.   So I spot graded the nearly 110 quizzes and zeroxed the answer keys which I return with the graded quizzes to my class.   I have to copy the answer keys after I grade because the answer key has points taken for common mistakes.   As a result of all the stuff I had to do Friday afternoon, I forgot my laptop power cord and my laptop ran out of juice so I couldn't do much making up of Exam I or inputting grades into the laptop at my parent's house.  So I had to drop by my office to pick up my laptop cord at around 3:30 pm.   The building door was unlocked (I do have a key.) and all the lights were off everywhere in the building.   It was a little scary going into an empty building by myself.   Actually the Chemistry office is pretty deserted and gives me the creeps after around 2 or 3 pm on most Fridays (actually the Chemistry office is pretty deserted after around 4 pm most weekdays).    So to the question why do I leave a little early on Friday ?   Is it because I am skipping out on my work so that I can do personal things ?   Not really, it just gets a little creepy late Friday afternoon.


 I had my business card attached to the front of my mailbox at my apartment complex mailbox.   I had it attached there and walk around with my name on my purse because I get confused for other people all the time.   Some party girl somewhere gets mistaken for being me or some little old fat lady gets mistaken for being me.  I hear altenatively that I was seen wildly partying or that I am in the process of retiring.    I came back to my apartment and someone had removed my business card as if I had moved and removed my business card from my mailbox.   I thought that was a little odd.


Funny thing that I have noticed at a few apartment complexes where I have lived.   I always get an apartment without a roommate.   Someone who subleases (without the landloard's permission) by packing 10 people in the space the same size as my apartment tells their subleasee that they are not really moving into the crowded apartment filled with 10 people but is really moving into my apartment to live with me.   Then this gullible person keeps following me around  trying to meet with me to discuss this living arrangement to which I did not agree.   Why for instance would I accept as a roommate a student at Darlington Tech?   I would obviously not accept as a roommate a student at Francis Marion University.   My apartment has graded exams, parts of answer keys to quizzes and exams and other things like that all over the place.  It would look weird if I had as a roommate a student so I would not do it.   posted by Dr. Hahn on 9/14/14 at around 6 pm from her Florence apartment


OTHER THINGS NOT TRUE:   I am not going to eat lunch with my sweet heart.   I am not going around with someone else's name on my handbag.   I am not writing the "Biochemistry Lab".   I am not zeroxing for one of the other professors.   I did not dog sit for one of the other professors.  I am not cleaning up after the labs.   I am not buying a house.    I am not getting married - I'm not even dating anyone.   I am not pregnant.   I am not teaching classes in Math, English, Biology or Organic.   I am not doing research under the supervision of one of the other professors in the Chemistry Department.   Why exactly would I do that since I get paid to teach and nothing else?   Why exactly would I kill myself working (while teaching 15 contact hours with a nearly 200 student teaching load) on non publishable stuff without even getting credit for having come up with the ideas and having executed the ideas  on non research grade equipment which will produce no results?   posted by Dr. Hahn    on 9/11/14 at 2:20 pm


So I come in this morning and I find a letter in my departemental mail box from the National American Chemical Society (ACS) addressed to "Juliet Hahn" saying that 2 members of the ACS have nominated me to become a member of the ACS.  I had to laugh.   I have been a member of ACS since I was in graduate school.   My normal letters from ACS are addressed to Dr. Hahn.   Apparently the letter notes that I have been identified as being a person who has the credentials to be a member of the ACS ("Juliet Hahn" the graduate student perhaps ?  I am not a graduate student by the way.   I do have a doctorate, the highest degree possible in chemistry).   A little odd that anyone who is a member of the ACS would actually think that I am not a member of the ACS.   True I am not a very active member.  I don't give extra credit points to students who come to the ACS meetings or anything like that.   I don't go to a lot of local meetings and socialize and eat dinners with ACS members but in my defense, I am a little busy grading, making up lab reports, making up exams and quizzes, etc.  Perhaps I should just give a midterm and a final to my 110 General Chemistry Lecture students and one final exam with an average of F (50%)  (instead of 3 mini-finals) to my 80 General Chemistry I Lab students.  (NOT. chuckle chuckle)  But I did have a good laugh this morning.   posted by Dr. Hahn from her FMU office at 8:15 am 9/10/14 



I have the office in front of   female professor and I keep hearing these meeting between her and her students in her American Chemical Society Group.    I have the sneaking suspicion that some students think I am talking when actually this female professor  is talking.  I also think that some students think that I am talking when her student workers are talking to her.    She sent her ACS students out to shop at Walmart for some snacks I think for her student meeting.   I think some students think that I went to Walmart to shop for food for her ACS student meeting.  Then I hear things like that this female professor would be able to grocery shop at the last minute if she lived in town.   I sort of feel as if I am forced to participate in her meetings because she holds the meeting at her office and I hear everything.   Kind of odd.   One student came to ask about her SERMACS meeting and showed me the poster on lime green paper the exact same color as my poster for my REAL research student recruitment poster.   The student seemed to think that I was part of that although I know absolutely nothing about the other female professor's  SERMACS meeting.    posted by Dr. Hahn    9/9/14 at 10:30 pm from her Florence apartment  modified on 9/22



A question which I keep getting is why did you  decide to go into chemistry ?   Why did you decide to teach at Francis Marion University?   Do you have children ?


Why did I go into Chemistry ?   I liked Chemistry when I was in high school and in college and I was very good at it.  When my Freshman class in college took an ACS standardized exam, I got the highest grade among all students (~ 200 student class) who took the exam.   I do have to admit that I did take 2 years of Chemistry in high school (one AP Chemistry class) and did not "Advance Place" out of a semester of Introductory Chemistry because I was pretty sure that I wanted to major in it and did not want to have holes in my Introductory Chemistry classes.  (So it is not really that surprising that I got a high standardized exam grade.)   Am I telling you this to make you all into chemistry majors ?   Not really.   Everyone should do what they enjoy doing and what they are good at doing.   Because if you do what you like doing then you will be successful at it and you will never "work" a day of your life because you will be doing what you like doing.  Of course anything worth getting is almost never easy.


Why did I decide to teach at Francis Marion University ?   I am (without a trace of inflated pride and with absolute honesty) an excellent teacher.  Former colleagues and administrators have described my teaching as "innovative" "imaginative" "charismatic".    I really like working with students on achieving their life goals.   I think college professors have the most important job of helping develope the leaders of tomorrow in any community.  Many universities have lost their base mission of teaching and develping the next generation and sometimes you will hear things like "It does not matter if we weed out large crops of students.   There are always more students that will come in to replace the weeded out students."    Francis Marion University is very student centric.   Most Francis Marion univeristy students are "nice kids" and I enjoy working with them.   


I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina so I feel very much at home here in Florence.   My parents still live in Columbia in the same house that they have been living in for more than 30 years.   My father, who has a doctorate in Physics retired from teaching at the college level some years ago.   My mother does have a degree in Elementary Education but never taught and worked at a bank before marrying my father.   My mother has always been a very supportive stay at home mom.   My parents are in excellent health and are more of a help to me than I am to them now but at some future time, they will need my help.   It is really nice to be close enough to them that I can go see them whenever they need me.   If I live all the way across the country, then I can only visit them maybe once a year.   I always joke that they are close enough so that I can visit them any time I want but far enough away that they can't bother me if I don't want to be bothered.


Do I have any children?   I do not have children.   Because I am a woman, studies have shown that students expect more sympathy from me than from men in the same position.  I am not pregnant and I am not running home to nurse a sick child and I have not had first hand experience with any of that.  However  I do have a lot of empathy so I do empathize and if you explain whatever is bothering you, I will try my best to understand.   I do however have to apply the same rules to everyone across the board because we do not want to go down the slippery slope of accepting excuses for missing big things like exams without documentation.  


posted by Dr. Hahn at 9:30 am Tuesday 9/9.14 from her FMU office





A Cautionary Tale:   I was looking through my website and found this which I had prepared earlier.   I can't remember why.   I think I compiled it while teaching a graduate course which included writing research proposals.   It is kind of interesting that even professors and scientists commit plagiarism and that the penalty can be as tough as jail time.   Here is the compilation of Scientific Misconduct Cases (mostly from Chemical and Engineering News stories).    posted by Dr. Hahn 1/17/13 at 11:50 am from her Francis Marion Chemistry Department Office   

Oh I think I remember why I originally compiled the "Scientific Misconduct Cases".   I compiled them after hearing from the administrator in charge of the research office at one of my former faculty positions about a professor ("cheating professor") who had submitted a research proposal written by another professor ("proposal writing professor").   Apparently the "cheating professor" had changed absolutely not one word of the proposal before submitting it under their own name. [apparently because the "cheating professor" knew nothing about the research proposed by the  "proposal writing professor"].   The research office caught it before submission because the "cheating professor" had changed so little of the proposal that it still had the room number and email address of the "proposal writing professor" and the equipment list from the "proposal writing professor".   Now if the proposal had made it through the institution's research office the "Scientific Misconduct Cases effect " would have been triggered.    If somehow it had been funded the "cheating professor" could not possibly have done any of the research.   Why risk going to jail for nothing ?  Why risk the institution losing federal funding so that the "cheating professor" can have the opportunity to do nothing ?    posted by Dr. Hahn 3/19/13 at 4:15 pm  from 312 Lancer Dr. (during Francis Marion's Spring Break)





Here is a narrated PowerPoint Presentation on Active Learning in the Online format which I changed into a video.   This was a project for the online workshop for faculty at Francis Marion University on online teaching.   It was supposed to be a group project but the part posted above is just my part of the presentation.  I had also attended and participated in a workshop (paid for by DSU) for faculty on Active Learning presented by the University of Wisconsin when I was a professor at DSU.




General Chemistry Lecture & Lab Information  This is where the hyperlink to all of the quizzes and exams is located.   Click on the blue line above "General Chemistry ..."



Here is the General Chemistry I video lecture for 9/9/13 (when I was away at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, I used the video lectures to substitute for myself while I was out of town)  by Dr. Hahn.   The rest of the video lectures are located at


   General Chemistry I Lecture for 9/9/13 by Dr. Hahn  Part 1


General Chemistry I Lecture for 9/9/13 Dr. Hahn Part 2



Dr. Juliet Hahn   Statement of Teaching Philosophy:    Short Version on left (for people with really short attention span) and Long Version on right. (embedded from )    uploaded on 7/1/12  from Socorro, New Mexico


Video performed and videotaped by Dr. Juliet Hahn (laptop on stool).  I was 2 classes short of Computer Science/Chemistry BS double major (ended up with Computer Science minor) & I used the "help" directions and trial and error.  Still photo was taken using the auto setting of my camera.   Music is from the "sample" music on my laptop "Sleep Away" by Bod Acri.  My Mom thought the video was so well done that someone would think that I had professional help making the video.   My Mom (as everyone's mother does I am sure) always thinks I do everything really well.


  Dr. Hahn giving a talk at one of the National ACS Meetings.



                 @JulietHahnPhD  (There are 2 other Juliet Hahn s on twitter. Those other twitter accounts are not me.)


       Juliet Hahn Video Research Statement  (posted 8/1/10)

       Juliet Hahn Video Teaching Statement I (posted 8/1/10)

       Juliet Hahn Video Teaching Statement II (posted 8/1/10)



tenure track Assistant Professor at Delaware State University in the Department of Chemistry (2006 to 2009)  I am not associated with DSU in any capacity whatsoever (currently or ever again in the future).   My name showing up on their website is from the slow updating of their website.    




Summary Statement of Research Interest

Teaching Evaluations

Teaching Philosophy



Here I am at home (on parent's driveway before pansy season) with my new (bought Spring 2012) car.   photo from 2/2/ 2013     posted by Dr. Hahn 3/20/13 from home Here is my parent's cat Jennifer Meow Hahn among my father's pansies along the same driveway.   photo from around 2005  







Everything below this line is from my former position as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Delaware State University in Dover,  Delaware.  (I am however not associated with DSU in any capacity now or ever again in the future.)


Dr. Hahn's Research Group Spring '09 while at Delaware State U. as an Assistant Professor

(DSU ~3,500 students, 85% African American, Chemistry Department Ph.D. program)

Here are the members of Dr. Hahn's research group during Spring semester '09 from left:   Jose Portela-Berrios (sophomore, Biology pre med), Napreet Tung (junior, Biology, pre-pharmacy), Alex Bishoff (sophomore, Criminal Justice, Army ROTC), Dr. Hahn (assistant professor, Chemistry), Stephanie Blackman (junior, Biology, Army ROTC, Iraq war veteran), Candice Holland (freshman, Sports Science, Army ROTC) All students are being supported by a research grant for an INBRE startup research project on "An Investigation of the Photodimerization of Thymine Implications for Skin Cancer"  to Dr. Hahn, only principal investigator.  

Napreet was actually photo-shopped into the picture because he joined the research group about a week after the others and I could find almost no time when everyone was in the lab at the same time.   (His picture was actually from the pictures which I take at the beginning of the semester in the Organic lecture class.   If you look carefully, you can tell that the background around his head and parts of his clothes are drawn in by hand.)   

scenes from the lab



Dr. Hahn's Research Group Winter Break '08 at DSU as an Assistant Professor

Here are the members of Dr. Hahn's research group during winter break '08.    From left:   Timothy Hokett, Logan Mears, Christen Dillard and Dr. Hahn.  All students were supported by the INBRE startup grant. (winter break was from 12/10W to 12/23T)





Dr. Hahn's Research Group Fall '08 at DSU as Assistant Professor

Here are the members of Dr. Hahn's research group and Dr. Hahn's Organic TA.   from left:   Samantha Koonce, Samantha Noviscky, Tayyaba Toseef, Dr. Juliet Hahn, Christen Dillard, Logan Mears.   Sam K. and Sam N. are supported by NSF HBCU-UP funding, Tayyaba and Logan are supported by Dr. Hahn's principal investigator account and Christen Dillard is the Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant and is supported through the Division of Academic Enrichment.   The people in my research group are working on (a) the "skin cancer" project (b) the "cocain stereoselective synthesis" project and (c) the "carbon nanotube electrical conductivity"  project.   The virtual blackjack dealer is at Dover Downs across the street from DSU and was on our way back from the "all you can eat" where we held our group meeting.  We weren't really playing blackjack - because we are scientists - we don't gamble.   We are such nerds as to be uber cool.  We just thought the virtual blackjack dealer was interesting.  

It was a very rainy day and we had to walk over to the parking lot almost halfway across campus to the student's cars to drive across the street to Dover Downs.     [My car is always in parking lot 12 in front of the Chemistry Building whenever I am on campus (in fact if my car is not on campus,  you can definitively assume that I am not on campus) but because my car is a 15 year old red Honda Civic Del Sol (named CHEMST) which only seats the driver and 1 other person, we couldn't take my car.]   I  have 4 hot pink umbrellas. I lent one hot pink umbrella to Sam Koonce and lent the other pink umbrella to Tayyaba and carried one myself.    Tayyaba liked my hot pink umbrella so much that she borrowed it to go home and kept borrowing it every time it rained for a few weeks.    My umbrellas apparently went to more interesting places than I have ever gone.   Here is my collection of  my 4 hot pink umbrellas.    Aren't they adorable and don't they look like 4 identical quadruplets even though they are each completely different individuals in its own way?    I would even venture to say that if I saw one of the pink umbrellas without the others, I would swear that I was seeing the one noted pink umbrella belonging to Dr. Hahn.


Dr. Hahn's Research Group Second Part of Summer '08 at DSU as Assistant Professor

from left front row:   Tayyaba Toseef (Biology, Sophomore), Dr. Juliet Hahn (Chemistry, Assistant Professor), Nicole Williams (Chemistry, Junior)    from left back row:   Samantha Koonce (Biology, Junior), Logan Mears (Airway Science, Sophomore, Marine Reserves, Afghanistan Veteran)   All students worked on the collaborative project with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and were supported full time by the grant from JHUAPL.   We all worked on the electrical conductivity of carbon nanotubes research project.   Other research projects also ongoing in the research group include:   "the skin cancer project" and the "cocaine project"




Dr. Hahn's Research Group First Part of Summer '08 at DSU as Assistant Professor  from left    Nicole Williams (Sophomore, Chemistry Major), Dr. Juliet Hahn, Samantha Koonce (Sophomore, Biology Education Major), Tayyaba Toseef (Freshman, Biology-Pre Professional Major), Samantha Noviscky (Junior, Animal Science-Pre Vet Major) are working on a collaborative project with John's Hopkins Applied Physics Lab on electrical properties of carbon nanotubes.   Nicole, Sam K. and Sam N. were supported by  funding from Johns Hopkins and working full time on the Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube project.    Some of the members of the research group are also working on the "skin cancer project" and the "cocaine project".   The poster prep for the carbon nanotube project was especially time consuming because all the students had to scan in all of their spectra using the one slow lab computer and then had to label all the peaks according to the peak assignments by Dr. Hahn. 

FT-IR directions for Hahn Group

UV-Vis directions for Hahn Group

FT-NMR directions for HahnGroup

(Here are directions for some of the Department of Chemistry  instrumentation used by the Hahn Group.   Anyone who wants to use the instruments is welcome to the directions.   ... Just remember to not use Hahn Group when naming your files...   ; )

Dr. Hahn's Research Group Summer 07 at DSU as Assistant Professor: from left:   Nicole Morris, Dr. Juliet Hahn (Ruth was  busily running NMR and was unavailable for this photo) Here Nicole is setting up a reaction closest to her arm.    Ruth & Nicole are drying several of their previous products on the schlenk line.


What I did during Summer 07 at DSU as Assistant Professor:

I worked with undergraduate researchers Ruth Wamwati and Nicole Morris.   Both were supported full time by the NSF through HBCU-UP.   Both were excellent students in my Organic Chemistry class.   Ruth Wamwati consistently had the highest or second highest grade on every exam in the Orgo lecture.   


We worked on developing stereoselective synthesis methodology for cocaine derivatives.    This work has applications in synthesis of pharmaceuticals which can be used to perhaps solve cocaine addiction.   These molecules have potential other neurobiological effects such as analgesics or seizure medications.  For additional information about what earth shattering results the dynamic duo accomplished during the summer, please come see the posters from the student's results on the 3rd floor of  Science Center South.


DSU's brand new 400 MHz NMR (in SCS 107) at DSU as Assistant Professor:    Dr. Hahn prepares to take a sample out of the NMR.  

Dr. Hahn tunes the NMR.   (otherwise known in NMRese as "praying to the NMR gods")

Both Ruth and Nicole got to spend lots of time on our brand new (nearly ~$300,000.00 NSF funded) 400 MHz FT NMR.   We used this nifty piece of equipment  to do advanced techniques such as a number of 2D experiments to fully identify the product of our reactions.


Above this line is from my tenure track faculty position at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware.


The following is my complete website from my previous faculty position at Arkansas State University last updated 5/05.


Juliet  Hahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Home Page



Research Interests

Teaching Evaluation              



  • Schedule
  • Syllabus
  • exams


Department of Chemistry & Physics Newsletter can be found at: items about me can be found in the research grants, publication and presentations sections


Arkansas State University
Department of Chemistry and Physics
P.O. Box 419
State University, AR   72467
ph:   870-972-3265
fax:  870-972-3089

office:   LSE 514    lab:  LSE 501
office hours:   I am one of those people who is usually on campus.   On days when I only teach, I will be in my office from around 7:30 am (or 8am) to around 5 pm.    On days when I do research with my research students, I will be either in my office or my research lab from 7:30 am (or 8am) to around 7 pm.    I have a log sheet on my office door.   If I have logged in and have not logged out, I can be found either in my office (LSE 514) or my research lab (LSE 501).   Otherwise there will be a note on the door of my office or lab stating where I can be found.   My office hours this semester are 8-9 am and 10-11 am  MW and 1-2 pm T.
website maintained by Juliet  Hahn
last updated 4/19/05
What I did during my spring break:   I presented a talk at the National ACS Meeting in San Diego  March 2005.   "Stereoselectivity in the [2+2] Photodimerizaton of Orotic Acid" by Juliet Hahn*, Brandi Greene, Karen Brawner, Madhvi Patel.    Because I was so busy before the meeting with all those exams that I had to make up, here I am at the airport preparing for the talk.   Here I am at the hotel preparing for my talk and here I am giving my talk.   Otherwise titled "How to take photos by using the auto mode of the camara or how to convince strangers to take your photos?"  I also submitted a paper recently to the National ACS Meeting to be held in August 2005 titled "Synthesis of Derivatives of Orotic Acid" by Juliet  Hahn*, Rachael Butcher, Heather McPherson, Valerie Campbell, Donna Fires.
Dr Hahn's Research Group (Spring 05 semester):

Rachael Butcher and Donna Fires actively did research during the Spring 05 semester.   They were both supported by the FRP research grant.   Also Rachael, Heather and Karen received part of their research support from the NASA/EPSCOR project research grant by a redistribution of the funds in the NASA/EPSCOR research grant (retroactively).   All students worked on the sunlight induced cancer research proposal.

Dr. Hahn's Research Group: (Winter Break '04-05)(from left)

(Arkansas State University, ~10,000 students, 95% white, Chemistry Department MS degree program)

Heather McPherson, Rachael Butcher, Dr. Hahn and Valerie Campbell

Here are the members of Dr. Hahn's research group working hard during the Winter Break.   All three students were supported by Dr. Hahn's FRP research grant and all three worked on Dr. Hahn's "Sunlight Induced Cancer Project".   We worked our fingers to the bone during the break but it was fun.   Here we are just before working up 6 reactions in one day.  We would have worked more except for the snow /freezing rain days.   We all  know how much fun it is doing organic reactions.

4 reactions to be worked up

2 more reactions to be worked up
Dr. Hahn's Research Group: (Fall Break '04)(from left)

Rachael Butcher, Madhvi Patel, Heather McPherson and Dr. Hahn

Rachael, Madhvi and Heather are undergraduate students (all three are excellent students) who worked in Dr. Hahn's research lab during the Fall break.   (Madhvi has been working on the same project all semester supported by the FRP.)   Rachael, Madhvi and Heather all worked on the photodimerization of thymine project.    All three were supported by the FRP research grant.    (Rachael is also an Organic Chem. lab teaching assistant this semester.)   The FRP is actually a research grant  for the "Tropanone (cocaine derivative)" project but the "Tropanone project"  is technically a little more challenging project than the thymine project so everyone is starting out on the easier thymine project to develop technique needed for the tropanone project.   (Both the "Thymine Photodimerization" project and the "Tropanone" project are non-collaborative research projects and the FRP and the NASA/EPSCOR grants were both awarded to Dr. Hahn.)

Dr. Hahn's Research Group: (Summer '04) (from left)

Karen Brawner, Brandi Greene and Dr. Hahn   

Karen and Brandi are undergraduate students who were the best students in Dr. Hahn's Organic Chemistry I class last year.   Karen was supported by the FRP research grant and Brandi was supported by the NASA/EPSCOR research grant this summer.  Both Karen and Brandi worked on the synthesis of a derivative of thymine (one of the components of DNA) to simulate the photodimerization of thymine in DNA which is of interest for understanding sunlight induced cancer.  Both students received credit for doing the research during the summer by registering during the Fall '04 semester for research.    Brandi worked full time while being supported on  research and because of ASU regulations was not able to sign up for research while actually doing the work and Karen started working in Dr. Hahn's lab after the registration deadline for the semester.    Karen has been accepted to the Southern College of Optometry.     Best wishes on her future success as an optometrist.

scenes from the lab



Here is my parent's cat Jennifer Meow Hahn enjoying my father's pansies in my parent's home in South Carolina.