photo 10/11/12 at LSF 303H office at Francis Marion University 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 4/6/13 Saturday at 11:30 am from her Columbia, SC home
Assistant Professor at Francis Marion University (starting Fall semester 2012)
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.
Schedule Fall 2013:
General Chemistry I Lecture CHEM 101 MWF 9:30 - 10:20 am, CHEM 101 MWF 10:30 am - 11:20 am
General Chemistry I Lab CHEM 101 L M 1:30 - 4:20 pm, CHEM 101 L W 1:30 - 4:20 pm, CHEM 101 L F 12:30-3:20 pm
Schedule Summer I 2013:
General Chemistry II Lecture & Lab CHEM 102 Lecture MTWR 10 am - 11:50 am LSF 304
CHEM 102 Lab M & W 1 pm to 4:30 pm LSF 304 (prelab)
Question: Am I teaching classes for which my name is not listed on the hard copy registration or on the online registration website? Nope. I am however teaching all of the classes for which my name does appear. Because last year was my first year at Francis Marion, there was another person listed for the classes which I taught in Fall 2012. That person left for another job I was told. There are some classes which list Dr. Williams (the chemistry chair) which Dr. Williams does not actually teach. This is because they just put his name in for all of the classes taught by adjuncts (part time teachers) or persons without at least a MS degree who are not allowed to be listed on the course schedule (according to Dr. Williams when I asked him how he could possibly teach 20 to 30 contact hours). I am only mentioning this because I know that some of you think that I only teach the labs and only have a BS in Chemistry. I have a doctorate (a PHD, the highest degree possible in Chemistry, the same type of degree as Dr. Williams) in Chemistry and I teach (as you can see above) both lectures and labs. I do not teach under another person's name. I teach under my own name. My name is Dr. Hahn. (I only mention this because some of you apparently think that my name is not Dr. Hahn but is something else. I have no idea what other name you think I go by.)
Schedule Spring 2013 Semester:
General Chem II Lecture
CHEM 102 MWF 9:30-10:20 am LSF 301
CHEM 102 MWF 11:30 am -12:20 pm LSF 301 (~ 60 students per section)
General Chem I Lab
CHEM 102L prelab LSF 301/ lab MSB 316 M 1:30-4:20 pm
CHEM 102L prelab LSF 301 / lab MSB 316 W 1:30-4:20 pm
CHEM 102L prelab LSF 301 / lab MSB 316 F 12:30-3:20 pm (~ 30 students per section)
Office Hours: 10:30 am - 11:30 am M,W & 4:20 - 4:50 pm M,W & other times by appointment
(Please email me with a request for an appointment.)
I am not currently and am not planning in the future to be doing research in collaboration with anyone at Francis Marion University or anywhere else.
home: 312 Lancer Dr.
Columbia, SC 29212
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 (97/100 cumulative GPA)
BS Chemistry University of South Carolina, Columbia (where my parents live), Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 3.8 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
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
What am I doing in my office today, 4/25/13 ? I am making up your final exams for the Gen Chem II lecture class. Making up exams is one thing that I cannot do while sitting out in public. (~1/3 multiple choice, ~ 1/3 short answers, ~ 1/3 long answer) exactly like I said that I would make up the final. No, I never said that I will accept any attempt on the "Mastering". There is probably a professor in one of the other sections of the General Chemistry Lecture who said that but I am not that person. I would know what I said and what I did not say. I am not grading in my office today because I need to make up the final for the lecture (final 4/26/13 at 8:30 am for the 9:30 am class & at 11:30 am for the 11:30 am class). Other things I am not doing in my office: I am not writing a research proposal. I am not having a meeting with other faculty. I am not showing an undergrad (or for that matter any student or even some other professor) how to grade my Gen Chem lab final exam. posted by Dr. Hahn from her FMU office at 9:54 am 4/25/13
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 www.Youtube.com) 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.
http://www.facebook.com/JulietHahn (video statement of teaching & research interest is on the picture/video part)
@JulietHahnPhD (There are 2 other Juliet Hahn s on twitter. Those other twitter accounts are not me.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VedFtwCY0K8 Juliet Hahn Video Research Statement (posted 8/1/10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrCSxsM1M0 Juliet Hahn Video Teaching Statement I (posted 8/1/10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULpCHYUYSw 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.
What am I doing now?
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)
Boy! What a winter break !! I had 3 wisdom teeth extracted on New Year's Eve (because one of my wisdom teeth was really hurting). Then I caught the flu. This is the flu. It was definitely not a cold. Normally with a little bitty cold, I run around and do everything that I do when I am the poster child for health. However this time with this particular flu, I could not get out of bed for a few days. Then I burned myself taking out the cornbread from the oven. I am still trying to get over the flu. Fortunately, my parents have not caught the flu from me probably because they got a flu shot way before I got the flu. posted by Dr. Hahn 1/10/13 from her Francis Marion Chemistry Department office
I went to the commencement ceremony yesterday. I left Columbia at around 7:30 am and got back to Columbia around 1:30 pm. I finished the General Chemistry I Lab grading on 12/9/12 at around 8 pm and submitted my General Chemistry I Lab grades to other General Chemistry I Lecture Professors.
I finished grading the Lecture final exam (10 page exam) for my sections (around 110 students) by late Tuesday 12/11 around 4 pm at which time I drove home to Columbia. Although I was finally finished with adding up points for the final at around 10 pm. I graded all by myself. I did not have the assistance of any students or any other professors in grading the final exam. I did some of the final exam grading at my LSF office, the "Grille" cafeteria, at the FMU library and at home. There were some undergraduate students who volunteer as assistants in the teaching labs hanging around at the library and at the chemistry office suite but none of those students were involved in grading (not even in adding up points or grading even the multiple choice parts of the final). I then had to do the averaged grades to plug in (in place of missing grades) for those students who have a documented excused absence for missing quizzes and exams. I had to look at all of your signed attendance sheets and manually count up the number of days that all 110 students missed. I then had to match up all of the lab grades which were submitted to me by the 4 or 5 different lab instructors to my 2 lecture section student list. All of this probably doesn't sound like much time except that if you have to do it for 110 student names, it takes a lot of time. Grades were due at noon on 12/12 Wednesday. I graded until 3 am 12/12 Wednesday. I slept until 6 am and just barely got my grades submitted by 12/12 at noon. I was too tired to try to drive to Florence on Thursday - I was afraid that I would have an accident by falling asleep on the road. I went to go to the registrar's office (on 12/14) because of someone who submitted an excuse at 9 pm on 12/12 (past the deadline for excuses - students in my Gen Chem II class next semester - please don't do this next semester because I will not submit a grade change ever again for a late submitted excuse) and because of someone who should have withdrawn from the class early in the semester but was still listed because of some snafu and then I posted the grades for the lecture on 12/14 outside of LSF 301 (next to the answer key for the Final for the General Chemistry I Lecture). (every single grade for everyone who submitted a pin number: quizzes, exams, final, lab grades, lab notebook grades, lab final exam grade, lab report grades)
I was kind of surprised by the number of people who did not submit online homework. I started out actually assigning homework with reasonable deadlines. Then because of the number of people who weren't doing homework, I kept moving the deadline later and later until the deadline was the date of the final exam (the absolute last day in terms of me being able to post the homework grade into my grade book in time for the grading deadline). I finally ended up saying that if you just open each chapter and attempt at least one problem in each chapter that I will give you full credit for doing the entire chapter. Even with that evaluation, I still ended up with nearly 25 % of the class (mostly people who really needed the points) not doing any homework. The homework points were on the syllabus since late August and I have been assigning homework since early October / late September.
Students in my next semester General Chemistry classes should believe the syllabus. If it is on the syllabus, you should trust that the syllabus will be followed. My students should not believe lab teaching assistants or other professors because while those people may know about how students will be graded in other sections or how other professors have graded students in the past, they know less about what I am telling my own students than my own students do. My students can trust in the integrity of their grades. My students can trust that I will not tell them one thing all semester and yank the rug out from under them at the last minute. My students can trust that I am not telling them a lie all semester long about how they will be evaluated in the class. In my section my students can trust that their grade will be exactly what they earn. My students should trust that I have their best interest at heart. posted by Dr. Hahn at 5pm 12/16/12 from 312 Lancer Dr. Columbia, SC
I am grading my 10 page ~110 student (1/3 multiple choice, 1/3 fill in the blank and 1/3 word problem) final exams. I just finished grading the 6 page ~90 student all word problem lab final exam. I am grading all exams by myself. I am not lobbying to get exam grading help. I am also not trying to get a job grading papers. I had a few students (who are not in my lab section) ask me when I will be done grading their lab final exams. I am not grading the lab final exam for any student who is not in my own lab section. I have no idea where some students are getting the idea that I am grading lab final exams for students who are not my own lab students. Each lab instructor grades independently and submits the final points to the lecture instructors.
Yesterday I went to the university faculty/staff party which started at 5:30 pm and went on until 10 pm. I left the party at a little after 8 pm and then drove home to Columbia. I had totally forgotten that there was a party so I just dressed normally in a jean skirt and blazer. Some of the faculty were dancing but being the nerd that I am I really don't know how to dance so I just watched. Needless to say I only drank coca cola (partly because it is a long drive home and partly because I never drink alcohol when I am work networking). I got home to Columbia around 9:40 pm. posted by Dr. Hahn at 11 am 12/8 Saturday from 312 Lancer Dr. / Columbia, SC
I am really impressed with how really nice all my Chemistry Department colleagues are. I can't see into my colleague's offices but I often can hear from my office into my neighboring offices. For instance one of my colleagues is not only answering chemistry questions for students but is also helping find a chemistry job for multiple students. (by the way I am not the person asking about the job) I cannot help but hear her discussion with students from my office. Another of my colleagues patiently spends hours answering student questions early in the morning and all day long. (by the way I am not the person asking for help with General Chemistry questions to this other professor)
Common Untrue Rumors about Dr. Hahn (Really, Really, You honestly cannot believe something so ridiculous)
1. Dr. Hahn is leaving FMU at the end of the semester. Nope. This is a false rumor based on identity confusion. I know that I am not imagining this rumor because a few faculty asked me about this giving the other person's name. I even had one of my undergraduate lab student workers (who were working in the teaching lab with me in my lab section) ask me if I was this other person. I am not the adjunct instructor who only teaches labs who is leaving FMU at the end of the semester. My name is not something other than Dr. Juliet Hahn. I do not go by another name. I do not teach any of the evening labs. I teach ~ 110 General Chemistry I lecture students & ~90 General Chemistry I Lab students. This is a 15 contact hour course load.
2. There is some sort of extra credit for Dr. Hahn's General Chemistry I Lecture and General Chemistry I Lab sections that Dr. Hahn only tells a "select" few people which will shoot your grade up one letter grade. Nope. The only thing that you are being graded on for both the lab and the lecture are the points listed on the syllabus and what I said in front of the entire class. If you hear about such interesting "extra credit points", someone is pulling your leg big time (or other similar lies: I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I can let you have for a song. or Oh no no one ever has to go to class or take any exams in order to do well in General Chemistry all you have to do is get these special "extra credit points".)
I figured out that this rumor is because one of the other professors is doing something. My students should note that there are only a few things which are common among the different lecture sections. I am not a student working under another professor teaching the classes so just because another professor is doing something does not mean that I am automatically doing the same thing - often I don't even know what other professors are doing in their classes. (just as I am sure that other professor do not know the details of what I am doing in my sections)
3. Dr. Hahn comes to campus at around 2 pm every day. Nope. On days that I teach my 8:30 am to 9:45 am lecture class (followed by my 9:55 am to 11:10 am lecture class & my 12:45 to 3:45 pm labs on T,R) , I leave Columbia around 6 am and get to campus at between 7:40 and 8:10 am (depending on traffic). On other days I often leave Columbia at around 8 am and get to campus around 9:30 am. I do like to have coffee (keeps me awake, preferably not instant coffee that I can make in my office) while grading papers so I do often grade papers (by myself) at the "Grille" while drinking coffee or eating lunch & walk over to my office after grading around 2 pm. Funny though sometimes my lab students turn in a little note to the "grader - written not to me but to someone else" on the lab notebook or lab report as if they think that a "grader- not me" grades my lab reports, quizzes and even lecture exams.
In the lab each week, I grade ~ 90 lab notebooks, ~ 90 lab reports and input the grades for ~90 lab quizzes. (so I handle ~ 300 grades each week or ~ 3,600 grades by the end of the semester) I have also given 7 quizzes, 3 exams (usually 5 pages each exam). The quizzes are all essay/fill iin the blank and the exams are 2/3 essay/fill in the blank so I do spend enormous amounts of time making up and grading exams and quizzes.
4. Dr. Hahn doesn't get paid enough to even buy lunch or to get an apartment in Florence because Dr. Hahn is a student. Nope. I am not an undergraduate, graduate or any other kind of student at FMU or anywhere else. I have a renewable one year contract which pays $43,000 / 9 months. (Not as much as one would expect for a person with a doctorate but not unreasonable based on the cost of living.) I do get paid enough to get an apartment in Florence but my parents have a really nice house in Columbia and they are letting me use the 2nd master bedroom, den, wet bar and bathroom. I also spent the first week of classes presenting papers at a meeting in Philadelphia and did not really have enough time to apartment hunt to get something in Florence. It is true that if I commute every day, it is 15 hours of commuting time a week. I also have to get up at 5:15 am T,R to get to my 8:30 am Gen Chem Lecture. Fortunately, I can do a lot of grading, making up quizzes, etc from home. I weighed whether I would spend more time apartment hunting or commuting from Columbia and decided that it would take less time to commute for now. I really could not logistically pull off getting an apartment this semester. I really cannot stand the idea of getting a room in someone's house (who is not a blood relative). I probably would mind less getting a room in someone's house if I was a man.
5. Dr. Hahn is really 70 years old but just looks 30. I am not 60 years old. Nope. Really, you actually believe this? I am older than 30 but I am definitely, and most certainly not 70 or even anywhere near 70. I have not retired from some other job anywhere else. I do know that there is an adjunct who only teaches lab who does fit this description but I am not this other woman.
6. Dr. Hahn's wisdom tooth extraction left her in terrible shape so that she still cannot eat, is still under antibiotics and is so sick that she cannot even come come to teach class. The wisdom teeth are out and as with most normal wisdom teeth extractions, I am fine as you would expect one month afterward. Where do people get these ridiculous stories ? Apparently from someone with a really active imagination who spends all their time not working but telling ridiculous stories.
updated by Dr. Hahn 11:20 pm 1/30/13 from 312 Lancer Dr. / Columbia, SC
At NMT I used the iclicker classroom response system in my general chemistry sections in the Fall 2011 semester. As a result I had 75% attendance (based on clicker attendance) all semester long in both sections of the nearly 100 student (in each section) General Chemistry class. If students do not come to class, it is “game over” because there is nothing that the professor of the class can do to help the students succeed. I heard from departmental faculty that the attendance rate to General Chemistry class was typically around 30% to 50%. According to statistics, there is an approximately 30% Freshman drop rate from Fall to Fall at NMT. I ended the semester with a 9% D/F or drop rate in the nearly 200 student (in both sections combined) general chemistry class. [another General Chemistry class had a nearly 50% drop rate]
[New Mexico Tech is one of the "mining / technical" 4 year universities consisting of about 3,000 students in NM. The Chemistry Department has a PHD program and while there I taught 2 graduate classes - "Organic Spectroscopy" and "Organometallic Chemistry" as well as the General Chemistry Lecture. NMT has no majors in the liberal arts such as History and English but has majors in all of the sciences and many engineering disciplines.]
At one of my former faculty positions, I was hired after a professor had a 50% D/F or drop rate in Organic Chemistry. I had a similar 10% D/F or drop rate at that university as well when I taught the same demographic of students as the other professor. What I do is give my students the opportunity to fail multiple times and still do well in the class. I typically give the students 3 hour exams and a final exam with 2 quizzes (15 minute quiz, which do not count for many points) between each exam. This way the students can bomb a few quizzes, learn from their mistakes and still manage to do well in the class. Also because the students are constantly taking either a quiz or exam every week, and taking a clicker question every class period, the students have to constantly study and actually learn the material. I also match my lecture delivery to the student’s interest and abilities and even ask the students what they think is fair. When students feel that they have some control over how the class is to be run, I think students try harder. Trying harder is almost (assuming a minimum academic back ground) the most important predictor of success in general and organic chemistry. ( Of course if you eliminate the lower 70% of the class and have 30% of the top of the class take the ACS exam, the class average would be very high.
What separates me from all the other people looking for a faculty position? (a) I am an excellent user friendly teacher teaching class sizes from 50 to 300 student General and Organic Chemistry Lectures with documentation of excellent teaching evaluations from hundreds of students, Deans, and colleagues over a number of years. [a statistically significant sample of student teaching evaluations not from just 5 students] (b) I have a number of research projects as principal investigator carried out with undergraduate students ongoing from my former faculty positions and I can get undergraduate students really excited about doing Chemistry research. Research Projects: (1) carbon nanotube functionalization to develop solar energy collector (2) DNA base photodimerization to experimentally, bioorganically simulate skin cancer (3) synthetic methodology of a cocaine analog / potential pharmaceuticals for neurobiological diseases like Alzheimers (4) educational research - large lectures & training students with limited science background to do research quickly (All of this work is experimental and research was conducted at primarily undergraduate universities. None is computational.)
What can I do for a College if hired as professor or lecturer? I think that we lose 90% of our students (especially economically disadvantaged students) in College to engineering, medical schools, science careers because many Colleges fail to reach all of our students in lower level College science classes (like General and Organic Chemistry classes). Being interested in and doing well in Chemistry is learned and any student can be taught to enjoy and do well in Chemistry. I have a special talent for making Chemistry accessible to any student because I am a fabulous teacher. (If I say so myself ! : ) An NSF proposal which I wrote (as PI) had an educational outreach portion to recruit neighboring high school students and nearby military personnel into chemistry research as paid research assistants. I trained (as PI) 15 undergraduate research students (95% not chemistry majors) and 6 undergraduate teaching assistants (as instructor of record) during 3 years at DSU. All my undergraduate research and teaching assistants were paid for their work and were recruited by me to do this work.
If I am hired as a professor or lecturer, I can increase enrollment in Chemistry classes and even in the College as a whole. [I have documentation of enrollment when I teach a class increasing from 5 to 30 students and 25 to 45 students at 2 different universities with very different demographics.] Hire me and increase Chemistry and College enrollment. I can honestly say that I am in the top 5% of excellent chemistry college teachers. I am looking for a lecturer or faculty position starting in Fall 2013.
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. Visiting Professor is a title for the position which I hold at NMT and does not indicate a sabbatical from anywhere else.)
|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.)
|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
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.
(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
|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.
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Department of Chemistry & Physics Newsletter can be found at: www.cas.astate.edu/draganjac/newsletter2005.html 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
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
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|
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.)
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.
Here is my parent's cat Jennifer Meow Hahn enjoying my father's pansies in my parent's home in South Carolina.