photo  10/11/12 at Francis Marion University office (Florence, SC)                    photo 10/30/10 at Patchogue apartment (Long Island, NY)  


Homepage     Juliet M. Hahn, Ph.D.                  

This website is maintained and funded independently by Dr. Juliet Hahn           

updated by Dr. Hahn on 11/24/15 Tuesday at 9:30  am   from her SIU office,   posted notes 11/23/15 (only up until 12/2/15W)  posted Quiz VI answer key (will be up at least until the end of the final exam)  for  Organic I and Organic II Lecture.   Everything is also posted on D2L but the lecture notes are password protected so that you cannot print and you cannot save the files just as on this website.   I don't want my next semester students to have a false sense that they never have to come to class and that they will still do well on the class just because they somehow manged to get my lecture notes from this semester.   You can do whatever you want with the Exams and Quizzes. 

If you think that you will do excellent in this class just by viewing the lecture notes without attending class, I don't think so.   I say a lot more than what is on the lecture notes and you will miss half the information in the lecture.

Lecturer at Southern Illinois University (starting Fall semester 2015)

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Mail Code 4409 - (Dept office for mail delivery:  Neckers C225 )

1245 Lincoln Dr.

Carbondale, IL   62901


(for my Organic Lecture students, please scroll down to big blue letter hyperlink for course material.)    I have also posted the hardcopy of the quizzes and your grades by your non identifiable 4 digit number on the bulletin board on the third floor.   (to the right of the elevator as you come out of the elevator in front of Neckers 336 and in front of the bathrooms)


my office:   Neckers C325

phone:  618-453-6409

 cell:  618-534-2145 (my SC cell phone no longer works)


apartment:   600 W. Mill St. (Apt 307)

                    Carbondale, IL   62901


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  (from Spring 2014)  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.)


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


 more information is at:  &



Dr. Hahn's Schedule Spring 2016     Here is my schedule for the Spring 2016 semester


Organic Chemistry II Lecture (CHEM 442 Lecture, CRN 21967, only section) MWF 1:00 to 1:50 pm, Neckers 440


Organic Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 340 Lecture, CRN 21953, only section) MWF 8:00 to 8:50 am   Neckers 440


Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHEM 443 Lab, CRN 21968, 21969, 21970, 24635) Monday 3:00 to 3:50 pm Neckers 240 (I actually show up and  teach the  prelab lab lecture which meets once a week and teaching assistants will show up and teach the individual lab sections with my supervision)


Organic Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 341 Lab, CRN 21955, 21960,21964,  21966, ) M 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm Neckers 240 (I actually show up and teach the  prelab lab lecture which meets once a week and teaching assistants will show up and teach the individual lab sections with my supervison)




Dr. Hahn's Schedule Fall 2015     Here is my schedule for the Fall 2015 semester


Organic Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 340 Lecture,  section 1 CRN 62509)  MW 5 to 6:15 pm, Neckers 240, enrollment 70 students


Organic Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 340 Lecture, section 2 CRN 66165) MWF 11 to 11:50 am, Neckers 240, enrollment 130 students


Organic Chemistry II Lecture (CHEM 442 Lecture, CRN 67363) MWF 12 to 12:50 pm, Neckers 218, enrollment 54 students





Dr. Hahn's Schedule Spring 2015:   Here is my schedule for the Spring 2015 semester.  


General Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 5162) Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 to 9:45 am LSF 301  enrollment 3/2/15   64  students


General Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 4752) Tuesday, Thursday 9:55 to 11:10 am LSF 301  enrollment 3/2/15     62 students


General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 4755) Tuesday 12:45 to 3:35 pm LSF 304/MSB 318       enrollment  3/2/15      33 students


General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 4756) Wednesday 1:30 to 4:20 pm LSF 304/MSB 318   enrollment   3/2/15         33  students


General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 5163) Thursday 12:45 to 3:35 pm LSF 304/MSB 318      enrollment 3/2/15       29  students   



  Dr. Hahn's Teaching Schedule Prior to Spring 2015



What Am I Doing Now? 





There seem to be a lot of people starting to do research in the labs near my office.  It wasn't me.    I am not starting to do research with people near my office.   I am not in talks to do research with people near my office.   I was hired to teach so I only get paid to  teach.   I am 100% teaching.   I don't want to work as a postdoc under some other professor.    posted by Dr. Hahn at 3:20 pm 11/17/15 from her SIU office



I got an apartment just across the campus but about 2 miles by car from the Chemistry Department building so I drive my car from my apartment to the Chemistry parking lot in front of thte Chemistry building every day.   When I got the apartment, they told me that all their parking spots were sold out so that I could either park on the street (coin operated parking) or have no parking.   I did find out that there is a University parking lot across from the apartment.   I asked and found out that with my faculty parking sticker, I am allowed to park overnight in that parking lot so I got the apartment.   For the first month or so I parked in the University parking lot across from the apartment but I found that the closest spots to my apartment are commuter spots so I couldn't park in those spots overnight.   So my walk from my apartment to the University parking lot was about a half of a very long block (maybe 200 yards).   It was a little cumbersome walking carrying my laptop and all my exams and other stuff that I tended to carry with me.   I read the parking meter and it actually said that I could park there without paying from 6 pm to 8 am and on weekends.   So I started to park in the metered parking space immediatly in front of my apartment.   So this metered space is about 5 yards from the apartment building and I could visually see my car when I parked there.   


I actually think that some people in my apartment thought that I was visiting someone in the apartment because I would park my car in front of the apartment on Friday evening (after grocery shopping) and move the car to the University lot on Saturday morning (I had actually heard from the apartment manager that they started ticketing at around 6 am even on Saturday.).   I think a lot of people thought that perhaps I was this homeless person who was living on people's couches or something like that.   I do have to move my car before 8 am because they actually do start to ticket at 8 am on weekdays.   I also have noticed that there is some other red car similar to mine that comes in in the morning and on some weekends and parks there (sometimes in the very spot that I parked in during the night) during the day.   Some people probably think that I must be jobless because this other red car parks there during the day and I park there during the night.


The only problem with the metered parking is that if I get there at certain times the parking spots are all taken.   I have found that if I get out of my Monday, Wednesday Organic I lecture on time (it ends at 6:15 pm), I usually can find a parking spot.   If I get out of my MW Organic I lecture a little late, the parking is all gone.   So yesterday I got out a little late and I had to walk the 200 yards in the rain carrying all my bags of papers.   This morning I had to trudge the 200 yards in the rain carrying all my stuff again.   So to trudge through the mud in the rain, I wore knee high boots and pants today.  OK, it is only mud for about 10 yards of the 200 yards. The only thing is usually a few minutes after I get to my apartment (usually around 7 pm to as late as 9 pm) the spots in front of my apartment become completley empty.   I just don't want to walk over 200 yards to the University parking lot in the dark to move my car to in front of my apartment.   Even if it wasn't dark, it is the same walk that I make in the morning so it is kind of wasted time to walk over just to move my car closer to my apartment.   I can see my car from my apartment in the University parking lot anyway.   Although I think that some people may  think that I am once again homeless and sleeping on someone's couch because my car isn't in front of the apartment.   Bummer.


posted by Dr. Hahn on 11/17/15 at around 2 pm from her SIU office



Today is Veteran's Day so there are no classes because it is a federal holiday.   I have time to catch up on all my grading.   Since my job at SIU is to teach and I don't do research, I can do almost everything that I need to do to teach (grading and teaching prep) at home as at the office so I am at home catching up on my grading today.   posted by Dr. Hahn from her Carbondale apartment 11/11/15 at noon




Still grading at my parent's Columbia, SC home.   Here I am grading the ~130 x 14 page (10 page non multiple choice)  on the front porch of my parent's Columbia, SC home.   If you sit around grading 12 hours a day, you get a little sleepy so I thought I would sit outside to grade.  (The other picture is my parent's house around Christmas 2010 when it snowed. posted by Dr. Hahn at 11:20 am 5/3/15 Sunday from her parent's Columbia, SC home




     Doing Research with FMU students at USC, Columbia in host lab:   Ashley Bird (biology major, chemistry minor, senior), Melanie Thomas (biology major, chemistry minor, premed, junior) and Dr. Juliet Hahn (chemistry major BS from USC, Columbia, chemistry doctorate - SUNY, Stony Brook, postdoctoral research Columbia Univeristy, NY and University of Wisconsin, Madison)   June 2014




A question which I keep getting is why did you  decide to go into chemistry ?   Why did you decide to become a Chemistry Professor ?   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  never easy.


Why did I decide to become a professor?   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."    I like teaching at a university which is very student centric.     


I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina.   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 have always been very supportive of my career.


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   modified by Dr. Juliet Hahn on 6/7/15 Sunday 11:40 am from her parent's Columbia, SC home





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.


SIU Organic Chemistry Lecture Information  This is where the hyperlink to all of the quizzes and exams is located.   click on the blue line "Organic Chemistry Lecture information.




FMU 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 ...  


General Chemistry I (CHEM 101, This is a Science majors class but has a mixed population of nursing students, pre-meds, pre-engineering and chemistry majors) Sample Lecture Dr. Hahn sections "Gas Laws"  3/24/15 Lecture in 6 Parts at the youtube site noted above.   This is the recorded lecture which I used to substitue teach myself while I was presenting research at the American Chemical Society Meeting in Denver, Colado.

NOTE:   The room is actually my Dad's old home office at my parent's house in Columbia, SC.




General Chemistry I (CHEM 101) Lab "Gas Laws" sample lecture. 








Here is the General Chemistry I video lecture for 9/9/13 "The Mole" (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.