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 9/2/14 Tuesday at 11 am from her FMU office LSF 303H 

 I have not been able to make any changes to  my website since around 7/20/14 until today 8/16/14 because of a problem with my web server.   But I am now able to update to my website.

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 

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


I am not collaborating on research with any professor at Francis Marion University.   I am not a graduate student doing research under any other professor at Francis Marion University or anywhere else because I have the highest degree for the Chemistry field [a PHD, doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook].  I am not a graduate student in some other department at FMU or anywhere else. 




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 recitation, MSB 318 lab  (26 students)

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

   General Chemistry I Lab   (CHEM 101 Lab, section 0089), W    1:30 to 4:20 pm, LSF 301 recitation, 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




Here is my schedule for the courses which I will be teaching in the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014.   I will not be teaching under another person's name. (There are some faculty whose names are not listed on the schedule and teach under another professor's name but I am not that person.) So the only classes which I will be teaching are the classes which are listed under my name.   As far as I know there will be no classes other than the classes listed on the schedule - meaning I am not teaching any classes not listed on the schedule.  I do not teach any classes in any other department.   It is highly unlikely (to 98% probability) that there will be a change in my teaching schedule so these are the only classes which I will be teaching during Summer 2014 and Fall 2014.      


posted by Dr. Hahn on 3/19/14 Wednesday at noon from her parent's 4 bedroom house in Columbia, SC during FMU's Spring Break


Because the "open class" mode of the course schedule is always set up to only show open classes, currently my Fall 2014 lecture classes and 2 of the lab classes are invisible online.   That is because the maximum number of students is currently set at something like 35 for each section of the lectures and 24 student for the labs.  So the only classes visible are the classes with less than the current maximum number of students.   Usually the class size goes to around 60 students per lecture section and around 34 students per lab section so the maximum class size will be reset to a higher number later.   If you look at the hardcopy registration schedule, all of my class sections are listed with the CRN number as shown below.


posted by Dr. Hahn on 4/14/14 Monday at 4:30 pm from her FMU office (updated by Dr. Hahn on 4/15/14 Tuesday at 2 pm from her FMU office)



Dr. Hahn's Schedule Summer II  2014  General Chemistry II Lab       (CHEM 102 Lab, section 0014) M,W   1:00 pm to 4:30 pm   LSF 301 (from 7/7/14 to 8/7/14) (22 students on 7/9/14)



Dr. Hahn's Schedule Spring 2014

Original Enrollment was set to 50 maximum for the lecture and 20 students maximum in the labs.   Enrollment maximum (in response to student requests) was changed two times to the current enrollment maximum.  Enrollment has reached the following maximum which matches the maximum number of actual available chairs (I counted the actual number of chairs) in LSF 301 for the lectures.  (The enrollment maximum is the reason that these sections can no longer be seen in the "Open Classes" list.   You can however see the schedule of all classes by going to and then click on "Spring 2014 Course Schedule" )   posted by Dr. Hahn on 11/3/13 at 10:20 am from her Florence apartment  (updated 12/14/13 at 3:30 pm from her Florence apartment)  


If additional students need to take General Chemistry I Lecture in the Spring semester, Dr. Williams will probably open up another section for one of the other professors to teach (I don't know who the other professor will be.).   Dr. Williams  increased my section size by 6 students per section by putting more chairs into LSF 301.   He has decided that he does not want my Lecture sections to have any more students than the LSF 301 classroom limit (by for instance moving the class to another larger room).   (updated by Dr. Hahn from her parents house in Columbia, SC at 1/3/13 at 4:15 pm) (updated 1/6/13 at 1:05 pm from her FMU office) (updated by Dr. Hahn at 4:50 pm 1/6/13 from her FMU office)  We got a few more chairs up to nearly 80 in LSF 301.   updated by Dr. Hahn from her FMU office 1/22/14 at 9:30 am


These classes are the only sections of General Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 101) this semester.   There are 2 other sections of labs taught by Ms. Herbert (Friday from 12:30 to 3:20 pm in LSF 304 / MSB 318) and Ms. Melton (Tuesday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm LSF 301/MSB 318).   There are some erroneously posted schedules on some professor's doors from prior semesters and some just plain wrong posted schedules which state that they are teaching General Chemistry 101 this semester but there are no other sections of General Chemisitry 101 Lecture this semester.   I am the professor of record for these Lectures.   I am not working under another professor's name in teaching these classes.  


NOPE:   There was no last minute changes in the professor teaching the classes.    I did not switch classes with anyone at the last minute.   So nope I am not teaching a class under an assumed name.   There are some confused chemistry professors who posted the wrong schedule on their office door (last and this semester) but no, the schedule is the schedule originally posted on the hard copy of the schedule.   (only exception to the hard copy schedule are for some labs which list Dr. Williams as the professor of record which are not actually taught by Dr. Williams - none of the classes which I teach were originally listed under Dr. Williams, none of the classes which I ever teach are listed under Dr. William's name)  (No,  some other professor is not in charge of the classes which I am teaching.   So no, some other professor is not going to change my syllabus mid-semester and assign your final grade.   So no, I am not a student teacher (or graduate student) teaching under another professor's supervision.)  (whisper erroneously that I am teaching a class and the enrollment soars : )


General Chemistry I Lecture   (Spring 2014) 

 CHEM 101 Lecture   (sect  5162)   TTH  8:30 -9:45 am   LSF 301    79 students

CHEM 101 Lecture   (sect  4752)   TTH  9:55-11:10 am  LSF 301    74 students

 General Chemistry I Lab  (Spring 2014)

CHEM 101 Lab   (sect  4755)   T  12:45-3:35 pm  (LSF 301 recitation, labs in MSB 318)   30 students

CHEM 101 Lab  (sect  4756)   W 1:30-4:20 pm     (LSF 304 recitation, labs in MSB 318)   30 students

CHEM 101 Lab   (sect  5163TH 12:45-3:35 pm  (LSF 301 recitation, labs in MSB 318)  30 students


These are the only classes which I am teaching in the Spring semester.   Only classes which list "Hahn, J" are classes which I am teaching in the Spring 2014 semester.



Dr. Hahn's Schedule Fall 2013:  

  General Chemistry I Lecture     CHEM 101  MWF  9:30 - 10:20 am,  CHEM 101  MWF 10:30 am - 11:20 am (~ 120 students total)

  General Chemistry I Lab   CHEM 101L M 1:30-4:20 pm,  CHEM 101L W 1:30-4:20 pm, CHEM 101L F 12:30-3:20 pm (~ 90 students total)



What Am I Doing Now? 


I was checking my phone messages to delete them and I came upon an old phone message from a Realtor a few weeks ago.   I couldn't make out exactly what the person said but it was a message for someone else (who was not the previous owner of my phone number).   It said something about not sure whether the person wanted to buy or rent something.   I know that I am not thinking of buying or renting anything because I already signed a lease to stay at my current apartment.   It is a major hassel to move and since I have not had any changes in my personal situation, why would I bother to move.   I still visit my parents in Columbia, SC almost every weekend.   I help out around the house because they are my elderly parents and I am physically  the strongest person living in my parents 4 bedroom house since my parents live by themselves in a house with a yard of over an acre of land. 


I am not changing the classes that I am teaching.   No one has said anything to me about such a thing and if someone is saying that I will soon be changing the classes that I am teaching this semester, they are tellling a complete and incorrect lie knowingly.   I am teaching 2 sections of General Chemistry I Lecture (MWF 9:30 to 10:20 am in LSF 301, MWF 10:30 to 11:20 am in LSF 301) and 3 sections of General Chemistry I Lab (M 12:30 to 3:30 pm LSF 301/MSB 318, W 1:30 to 4:20 pm LSF 301/MSB 318, F 12:30 to 3:30 pm LSF 301/MSB 318).   That is it.   There is no change in my teaching schedule.   Those are the only classes that I am teaching and no I am not teaching under an assumed name.   I am not teaching in some other department and no I am not tutoring instead of teaching classes.   


I am not staying away from FMU because I have children that I need to take care of because I have no children.   I am not staying away from FMU because I have anyone in my family sick with cancer.   I am not staying away from FMU because I am in the process of purchasing a house because I am not moving from my apartment.   Every semester there is some rumor that I am quitting and getting married or quitting and having a baby or quitting and retiring.   None of those rumors are true.     The thing about being a professor in a primarily undergraduate institution is that unless I am teaching there is really nothing else to do on campus.   I can always prepare exams, quizzes, lab report forms, make up the roster at home and there is no rule that says that I must do those things sitting at my office.   I usually maintain normal business office hours (9 am to 4 or 5 pm Monday through Friday) when the university is open.   Most of the other Chemistry department faculty usually just come in when they teach (a few hours before and a few hours after) but mostly don't even maintain my kind of long hours.   If they come in at night or on weekends I am not aware of them doing so because I do not come in those kinds of hours.   I would have no particular reason to come in on off business hours because I can do all the class prepartion things at home at either my Florence apartment of my parents Columbia, SC home.   


posted by Dr. Hahn at 9 am 9/2/14 from her FMU office LSF 303H


So it is Labor Day and I am spending it with my parents in Columbia, SC since Friday when I drove from my Florence apartment to my parent's house after teaching my Friday lab which ended around 3:30 pm.   We (my parents and I) went to the beach on the SC coast on Saturday and then I have been resting and catching up on my work at my parent's house.  Thursday I heard one of my female colleagues talking about driving to New Mexico in a convertible car.   She also said that people get her Jessica (Dr. McCutchen) confused with Jennifer (Dr. Kelley) and Juliet (Dr. Hahn, me) or Julia (I think maybe an adjunct professor and retired professor in a different department named Julia).    So there it is the continuing tale of "Identity Confusion".    So no I did not drive to New Mexico during the labor day weekend.   I drove home to my parent's 4 bedroom house (with just my parents living in the house) in a subdivison in Columbia, SC.


One of my students who is in both my General Chemistry I lecture and General Chemistry I lab asked me if we were meeting for the General Chemistry I  lab on the 4th floor [Math floor (4th floor) has Math Lab which is a self paced Math tutoring class].   Some students in the General Chemistry II lecture also apparently thought that I was teaching the General Chemistry II lecture this semester but I am not.   I don't teach any Math, Biology or Physics classes.   I don't teach anything other than General Chemistry.   2 of the women who were teaching the evening Chemistry labs are not teaching those labs this semester and they replaced the 2 women with some guy.   Although I have never taught the evening labs, a lot of students and some faculty and staff at FMU have always thought  that I only teach the evening labs, don't teach any lectures and don't have a doctorate.   So lots and lots of identity confusion for years.   I have students in classes that I teach who at the end of the semester give another professor's name as my name as if I kept referring to myself as Dr. Hahn but my official real name is something else as well.    posted by Dr. Juliet Hahn on 12:50 noon on 9/1/14 from her parent's Columbia, SC home       


So the Fall 2014 semester has started.   So why did not not post anything to this website since about 2 weeks before the end of July ?   I pay an independent server who hosts this website.   I set up this website using this web program about 10 years ago after I learned how to do it from a workshop for faculty at Arkansas State University.     As you know programs become obsolete and my server stopped supporting this web program so that I could not update my website although my website was visible.   I was very busy until the end of Summer II with teaching  at FMU and doing research at USC.    During the week between the end of the Summer II semester and the start of the Fall 2014 semester, I worked on updating my website to a new web program.   So did I go to a work shop about that ?    I talked to the FMU IT department for about 15 minutes before the break and then I called up the support for my web server talked to them about 3 times, emailed them about 5 times, chatted about 3 times and then I did some google searches for how to use this new program.   I downloaded a couple of  free "how to manual" for this new software and then I updated software, contacted support for my server and iteratively did this until I figured out how to do this.   So this is how I do things.   All of this sort of thing takes some effort, reading ability, a little "guts", the belief that I can do it and a certain amount of tenacity.  I also have a minor in computer science so I do have some background in things computational.  


When I was an undergraduate and taking my first college Biology class we had to dissect a rat.   We could work in pairs so all the other girls got together with a guy and the guy actually did all the rat handling and every one of the other girls just watched.   I wanted to learn to do it myself so I did all of the rat handling myself.   Dissecting didn't bother me in high school but the rat was pretty gruesome.   When I got home to my parents who still live in the same house, my mom had made this skinless stewed chicken for dinner.   I could still smell the formaldehyde and somehow the chicken sort of looked like the rat.   I could not eat dinner at all.   This is why I decided that there was no way that I could become a medical doctor because if a little old rat bothered me so much, I was pretty sure I could not handle doing the same thing to a human being.


Since Fall 2012 I have had an office in the Chemistry office complex suite of rooms so there are 9 individual rooms (A through I) inside the Chemistry suite.  I am in LSF 303H.   So if I am sitting in my office I can hear almost everything going  on in the other rooms in the suite.  


So there is this undergraduate assistant who works for Mr. Ragsdale setting up the labs who since towards the end of the Spring 2014 semester always comes into Mr. Ragsdale's office and talks with him for about an hour just sort of shooting the breeze.   I think I sound almost just like this undergraduate student so that everyone thinks that I am spending hours just talking with Mr. Ragsdale and I suppose following his directions about setting up the labs with chemicals & copying the lab report forms for him on the Chemistry zerox.    I do zerox a lot because I have always had about 110 to 160 lecture students and between 75 and 85 lab students.   I also give 7 quizzes and 3 exams and a final.   I also zerox all those lab report forms (about 5 pages per lab x 12 labs x 85 students).   So I am almost always doing this myself instead of giving it to the secretary because I am usually just prepared to zerox a day before I need it.   I am sure that a bunch of people think that I am the little undergraduate girl who works for Mr. Ragsdale zeroxing.     I don't like to leave my exams and lab report forms unattended because I don't want students to walk by and pick one up before I hand it out to my students.


Then one  of the other Chemistry female professors apparently bought a house and is moving into it.   She has been talking about it since the start of the semester.   I am pretty sure that my neighbors at my Florence apartment think that I am moving out.   Since my parents live in Columbia, SC in a 4 bedroom house in a subdivision with over an acre yard, I visit them a lot because my apartment is only a one bedroom smallish apartment.  Since early May, I was doing research at USC, Columbia with my 2 undergradn Monday and Wednesday and doing research at USC, Columbia, I only stayed at my Florence on Sunday evening to Wednesday until I uate students so I visited my Florence apartment only two days in May and June.   In July I was only teaching one lab section which met owas finished with my lab and then went home to my parents on Wednesday evening until Sunday evening.   So it is not unreasonable that my neighbors would think that I have moved from my Florence apartment although I had not moved.    So now since this female professor is talking about moving since the start of the semester, I am sure that half the people think that I will be moving from my apartment although it would be really inconvenient for me to move in the start of the semester.


 This female professor also has said  several times since about last year that she wasn't sure if she had enough money to pay for lunch and wasn't sure she was going to lunch although she always brings lunch in a lunch bag every day.  I almost thought that I was saying that I didn't have money for lunch although that is pretty silly because I almost always eat lunch at the cafeteria and she almost always eats lunch at her office so I don't understand why she would talk about the money  for the cafeteria since she never eats there.    She was also talking about her car battery not working correctly.   I don't know but everyone thinks that (a) I don't even have money to pay for lunch - I pay for lunch using the meal plan by paying for about $200 at a time because I save money that way (b) I have a car which does not work.   My car is a 2012 Honda Civic and it is in perfect condition unless someone comes and decides to damage it.      posted by Dr. Hahn on 8/24/14 at 6:30 pm from her Florence apartment


I am at the University of South Carolina doing research with 2 Francis Marion University undergraduate students.  I have been funded by a small Francis Marion University research grant.   Here is something I wrote for my students, Directions for using the FTIR in Dr. Adams' (my USC collaborator) research group.  The Francis Marion University undergraduate students are being paid by Francis Marion University but are considered volunteers at USC and had to submit paperwork at USC to work there.  My students are working in a lab full of graduate students.    Graduate students are students working towards a further graduate degree who have a BS or MS in Chemistry.  I am not a graduate student because I am not working towards a further graduate degree because I already have the highest graduate degree possible in Chemistry, a PHD (doctorate from State Univesity of New York, Stony Brook).     I have also done research past the doctorate (post-doctoral research, at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison - These are universities with reputations in the Chemistry field slightly below Harvard and MIT.)


The advantage of postdoctoral research is that when one obtains a doctorate, you know everything about doing research in a narrow area of Chemistry in the specific lab with the specific equipment with the lab protocol of your particular research advisor or even the lab folklore of how things are done.   When one does postdoctoral research you learn that different research groups have very different way of doing things so that graduate student in a particular research lab thinks that you are an idiot for doing things differently from the way that things are done in a particular research group.  


All research is not done exactly the same way with different chemicals and different research projects and the intelligent researcher has the flexibility to learn new and different ways of doing things.  I am of course older than all of the graduate students in the research lab.   Duh.   I am after all a professor with a doctorate and multiple postdoctorates.  I have previously set up my own principal investigator research lab and have had my own research lab protocol.     I am not a graduate student with a BS working towards a doctorate.    posted by Dr. Hahn on 5/14/14 at 7:50 am from her parent's Columbia home   




I am not currently and am not planning in the future to be doing research in collaboration with anyone at Francis Marion University.  I am not even talking to anyone about possibly doing research with anyone (in collaboration) at Francis Marion University.



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


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) 


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

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(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.
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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.
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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.