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 on 11/19/14 Wednesday at noon from her FMU office LSF 303H
DO NOT: (a) lose points unnessarily by believing that you do not need to turn things in on time (There is a 20% penalty for turning labs in late. I do not give make up quizzes or make up exams. I average and plug in with documentation. Without documentation you earn a zero. You do get to drop 2 quizzes and one zero exam will be replaced by the final exam.) (b) lose points by missing lecture quizzes, lecture exams, lab mini-finals and earning a zero on them If one of your friends tells you that they missed work without penalty it is probably because they turned in airtight documentation such as a doctor's note or hospital records. posted by Dr. Hahn 10/6/14 at 7:10 pm from her Florence apartment.
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. There is no circumstance under which I will do research under another professor at FMU. I am not now or ever in the future working on research under any other professor at FMU. I am not working on research under another professor at FMU who is collaborating with someone at USC. I am not collaborating on research with a professor in another department at FMU. I am not sharing a research student with anyone at FMU. (I am still and never doing research with anyone as stated above. updated 11/1/14 at noon from her parent's Columbia, SC home)
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
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.) (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. Next semester (Spring 2015), I am teaching 2 sections of General Chemisitry I Lectures and 3 sections of General Chemistry I Labs & no other classes.)
research: research as principal investigator with primarily undergraduate students (1) carbon nanotube functionalization to make electrically conducting thin films - new materials, solar energy collector (2) photodimerization of thymine to bioorganically experimentally simulate the photodimerization reaction implicated in skin cancer (3) stereoselective synthetic methodology using organoaluminum catalysis and a zwitterionic effect in a class of neurobiologically active natural products with potential application as diagonostic or pharmaceuticals for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Dr. Hahn's Schedule 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
General Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 4752) Tuesday, Thursday 9:55 to 11:10 am LSF 301
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 4755) Tuesday 12:45 to 3:35 pm LSF 304
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 4756) Wednesday 1:30 to 4:20 pm LSF 304
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 5163) Thursday 12:45 to 3:35 pm LSF 304
posted 10/2/14 at 3:30 pm from her FMU office by Dr. Juliet Hahn (I was trying to get a better room for the prelab part of the labs but I am not trying to get another schedule. They probably would not give me some other schedule. This was the schedule which I was assigned and I am not for instance trying to teach some other lab (instead of the General Chemistry I Lab). If my name is not listed as the professor of record, I am not teaching that class. I am not in talks to teach some other class other than the class which has my name as the professor of record.
All my classes are not visible because the classes are full. If you want to see the schedule of classes (not just for Chemistry but for all classes offered you can to go to http://www.fmarion.edu. under for "current students" --> click on swampfox web ---> click on "Spring 2015 Course Schedule" This will give you the same thing as the hardcopy schedule. This lists all classes offered in the Spring 2015 semester. Just because you do not see any classes offered in Spring 2015 (for Chem 101) does not mean that the class is not offered. It does not mean that there is not enough room to hold you in the class. It does not mean that I no longer work at FMU and the classes have been canceled. I happen to know that the room is big enough to hold a maximum of 80 people in the lectures (in LSF 301) and 32 students in the labs (I have had as many as 35 students in the lab). Currently the lecture have a little over 50 students in each section and about 25 students in each lab section. It is however possible that you may not be able to get into your choice of times or professors. posted by Dr. Hahn at 4:40 pm 11/5/14 from her FMU office
Dr. Hahn's Schedule Fall 2014
General Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 0068) MWF 9:30 to 10:20 am LSF 301 (53 students)
General Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 3101) MWF 10:30 to 11:20 am LSF 301 (56 students)
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 3488) F 12:30 to 3:30 pm, LSF 301 prelab, MSB 318 lab (26 students)
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 6556) M 12:30 to 3:30 pm, LSF 301 prelab, MSB 318 lab (25 students)
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 101 Lab, section 0089), W 1:30 to 4:20 pm, LSF 301 prelab, MSB 318 lab (25 students)
[the enrollment numbers as of 8/19/14 --- If you look up "the Registrar's Open Classes", you will not be able to see any class where the maximum enrollment is matched by the number of enrolled students.] I am teaching all of the above listed classes. I am not teaching some other class where my name is not listed as the professor of record. I am not teaching at some other time other than the times listed. I am not an assistant in another professor's class. (despite another professor asking me in front of his class if I would grade his exams) I am not the undergraduate assistant who sometimes zeroxes other professor's lab reports or exams. I am the professor of record for the above listed classes.
If some one says that I teach under another professor's name such as Williams or Holliman or Carr or McCutcheon, they are telling you a lie. There is a lab professor who teaches under Williams or Holliman's name. I am not that lab professor. All the classes which were supposed to be taught by Dr. Carr are being taught by Dr. McCutcheon because Dr. McCutcheon was hired to replace Dr. Carr. Dr. McCutcheon does walk around carrying a text book which says "Ragsdale" but that is because she is borrowing Mr. Ragsdale's textbook. Dr. McCutcheon is a woman. Mr. Ragsdale is a man. My name is neither McCutcheon nor Ragsdale. So I am teaching the above classes and no other classes.
The labs orginally scheduled to be taught by Ms. Britton and Ms. melton are being taught by Dr. Ribar. Ms. Britton quit working for FMU because her mother has cancer and because her cheerleading daughter required a lot of car shuttling. Ms. Melton quit because she took on more responsibility in her job at an education supply store. (I don't know first hand any of this but this is what someone told me.) I only mention this because I have heard this sort of thing about myself and I know that neither of those stories applies to me. I am not Dr. Ribar. Dr. Ribar used to teach part time (Organic labs) many years ago according to what someone told me. Dr. Williams said that Dr. Ribar is about his age. I did not change my name because I married someone so my name remains Dr. Hahn.
I am only teaching classes which list me as the professor of record. updated posted by Dr. Hahn at 5:02 pm from her FMU office (and no I do not go by some other name - except Juliet or Dr. Hahn - if someone calls me by someone else's name, I don't know why they would do so. I did have a professor say that the woman who teaches evening lab and no longer works here is Dr. Hahn to my face. I have never taught evening lab at FMU and obviously I work here because I am teaching 110 lecture students and 80 lab students.)
These are the only classes which I am teaching this semester. There was no last 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
Really. Really. I am not 64 years old and no I have not had plastic surgery. Yes I do look younger than my chronological age so I am quite a bit older than 30 but I am certainly way way too young to retire. Apparently some of you think that I am the little undergraduate girl (among many) who sets up the labs and sometimes zeroxes the lab reports or exams and gets paid like an undergraduate student worker would get paid. Nope. I am an Assistant Professor and I teach full time with a 15 contact hour course load (with a nearly 200 student load, ~110 students in lecture, ~ 80 students in the lab) and I do have a doctorate. So I get paid close to what all the rest of the Chemistry professor get paid. I am not the person who teaches evening labs part time. posted by Dr. Hahn on 11/11/14 at 4:40 pm from her FMU office LSF 303H
I have not moved from my Florence one bedroom apartment since I moved here during Summer 2013. During the 2012 to 2013 academic year, I lived at my parent's Columbia, SC home and commuted every day. I had moved halfway across the country and had not had enough time to get an apartment in Florence. My parents have a 4 bedroom house and I moved into my parent's second master bedroom which has it's own floor (with den and bathroom) which my father used to use as his home office when he used to be a Physics college professor before he retired. When I visit my parents on the weekends (almost every weekend), I still stay in the same room.
I am 5'2" tall. My mom is shorter because she shrank somewhat. My parents have never visited my Florence apartment or FMU or Florence since I have been living in Florence. There is an Asian woman who I have seen around my apartment complex carrying around an infant. I am not that woman and that woman is not my mother. I have heard about someone who apparently goes to the Chick-Fila or the Starbucks who gets confused for me a lot. It is possible that that Asian woman (who is not me) is 4' tall. I have never been to the Florence Chick - Fila or to the Florence Starbucks.
I think I heard one of the Chemistry female professors say that she is 4' tall (or perhaps she meant that she is 5'4") who apparently looks a lot like her mother and gets confused for her mother all the time. What she said is, to the question "How tall are you ? " is four. She actually looks taller - maybe 5' 7". That female professor is not me. So I am not 4' tall and my mother does not get confused as being me a lot because she has never been to Florence. These 2 female Chemistry professors were talking to each other and one of them said that she used to be afraid of tall people because her uncle is really tall. I have never been afraid of tall people. I think there was some sort of incident (I think maybe about a year ago) in which some female professor or instructor brought some sort of charges against some guy with some sort of physical danger comment. I am not that person. Really no on has complained about me about anything and I have not officially complained about any student (or about any professor) about anything since I have been at FMU. There may be someone who officially complained but it was not me. I believe that some people tell people that it is me [I actually know about some of this (people telling other people that I complained or that I complained) for a fact], but it was not me.
There used to be a rumor that I was not really me but that I was my own daughter. Apparently I (the real Dr. Hahn) looks really really old and me (the real me - Dr. Hahn) is my own daughter. Kind of funny. posted by Dr. Hahn from her FMU office LSF 303H at 11 am on 11/6/14
So I came to my office on 10/24/14 Friday morning around 8 am and found the lights on in my office (LSF 303H). The lights were on but my office door was locked. I am pretty sure that I shut off my lights on 10/23/14 Thursday as I left for the day at around 4:55 pm. The janitors did not empty the trash on Thursday evening so it probably was not the janitors. There was a Chemistry seminar at around 4 to around 5 pm and I heard that the Chemistry students went out to dinner after the seminar. I did not go to dinner and I did not come back to my office after 4:55 pm. (So either someone got into my office after I left for the day on Thursday or I meant to shut off my lights and forgot. I always shut off my lights at the end of the day so I don't think I left my lights on at the end of the day.)
On Friday 10/24/14 I left for the day at around 4 pm. I usually leave a little earlier than that but I left at that time because I gave my Mini-Finals last week (Mini took about 20 minutes) so the lab ran over a little bit. I was not doing research with anyone Friday afternoon. I am not doing research under one of the other professors at FMU in the Chemistry or any other department because I have a doctorate so I am not anyone's graduate student. I was just teaching my General Chemistry I labs. I teach a section of Gen Chem I lecture on MWF 9:30 to 10:20 am then I teach another section of Gen Chem I lecture on MWF 10:30 to 11:20. Then I teach a lab on Monday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, another lab on Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:20 and then another lab on Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. posted by Dr. Hahn on 10/27/14 at 4:45 pm from her FMU office
So I have seen photos of myself on other people's websites showing me at Ada Lovelace Day 2013 and at the FMU Spring Research Poster session. Yes that is me in the blue green suit jacket. However despite what I have been hearing, I do not work part time in Biology to teach any classes and I was not standing next to a student poster because I do research with that student or in collaboration with eiether that student's USC mentor or her FMU mentor. I have nothing to do with that research and I have no intention of ever doing any collaborative research with either the student or her mentors. That is just never going to happen. (NEVER) I went around at the Research Poster session and asked questions to everyone who had a poster (even non science posters). It is a professor's job to ask enough questions that students get the sense of what doing a poster session is like. It is kind of bad if no one asks you anything while you are standing around next to your poster. posted by Dr. Hahn on 10/21/14 at 11:10 am from her FMU office
So I gave my General Chemistry 101 Lecture students (approimately 110 of them combined enrollment in 2 sections) a 6 page exam (Exam II) yesterday. It is about 2 pages multiple choice, 2 pages fill in the blank and 2 pages word problems. On Wednesdays after I teach 2 lectures in the morning (9:30 am to 10:20 and then again at 10:30 am to 11:20 am) I teach a lab in the afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:20 pm. One of my Chem 101 students asks me upon seeing me in the hallway after I got out of teaching the lab, where is the posted grade for the graded Exam II ? After I got out of teaching the lectures (actually giving the exam in my 2 lecture sections), Chemistry faculty had a faculty meeting from 12:30 to around 1:15. So I had about an hour after giving the exam when I was not teaching something or in a meeting. In that hour from 11:30 to 12:30 I ate lunch at the cafeteria while sorting out my exams by exam form and pulling out the periodic table and scratch paper out of the exams (checking to make sure that there was not writing on the scratch paper which needed to be graded.).
If I do nothing but grade the exams, it would take me a couple of days to grade the exams. I teach 15 contact hours a week, every week I grade about 80 x 5 or 6 page lab report forms (with bad student handwriting) and this week I have to make up 3 Mini-Final exams for my 3 sections of lab. With all of that, it usually takes me about a week to grade ~ 110 x 6 page 2/3 non multiple choice exam. What I said is that I would post their answer keys to Exam II so that they would know that I was not underhandedly giving a makeup exam of the same exam that I gave all the rest of the students a few hours or few days after giving the exam to the ~110 students. (There are always a few students who deliberately, strategically miss an exam having heard that I will give the same exam as a make up exam after they find out from all their friends what was on the exam.).
NO Exam II is not graded. I did not turn over my exams to 10 students who are your good buddies who live down the hallway from you while I went ahead and taught my afternoon lab.
I barely managed to finish copying EXAM II around 6 pm on Tuesday, 10/14/15. I came in on Wednesday morning around 8 am and found that I was the first person in the Chemistry office complex. When I unlocked the door to the office complex, there was a cardboard box which caught so that I could barely open the door to get into the Chemistry office complex. After I got into the office complex, I found that Dr. McCutcheon's office was left open by a gap of about 6 inches with the lights out but with her laptop out and jacket on the back of the office chair. When I left at around 6 pm the previous evening, her door was compleletly shut closed. I asked her about it and she said that she thought that maybe she may have left it ajar the previous evening. Some other faculty thought that maybe it was the janitor ? In any case NO, I did not stay all night in my office preparing the exams for my General Chemistry I Exam II.
So this week about 3 faculty members are going to the South East American Chemical Society conference being held in Nasheville this year. I am not one of the professors going to that. I did find that a female professor (not me) did not hold 2 lectures earlier this semester. I noticed because the classroom where this professor teaches was completley empty on these 2 Fridays. I only mention this because I heard that I was going out of town and not holding classes for some frivolous reason. I have held every class which I am supposed to be teaching. I have not gone to lunch instead of teaching a class. I have not gone to a faculty meeting instead of holding classes. Etc.
posted by Dr. Hahn at 9:30 am on 10/16/14 from her FMU office (inside the FMU Chemistry Department office Complex)
A question which I keep getting is why did you decide to go into chemistry ? Why did you decide to teach at Francis Marion University? Do you have children ?
Why did I go into Chemistry ? I liked Chemistry when I was in high school and in college and I was very good at it. When my Freshman class in college took an ACS standardized exam, I got the highest grade among all students (~ 200 student class) who took the exam. I do have to admit that I did taked 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 teach at Francis Marion University ? I am (without a trace of inflated pride and with absolute honesty) an excellent teacher. Former colleagues and administrators have described my teaching as "innovative" "imaginative" "charismatic". I really like working with students on achieving their life goals. I think college professors have the most important job of helping develope the leaders of tomorrow in any community. Many universities have lost their base mission of teaching and develping the next generation and sometimes you will hear things like "It does not matter if we weed out large crops of students. There are always more students that will come in to replace the weeded out students." Francis Marion University is very student centric. Most Francis Marion university students are "nice kids" and I enjoy working with them.
I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina so I feel very much at home here in Florence. My parents still live in Columbia in the same house that they have been living in for more than 30 years. My father, who has a doctorate in Physics retired from teaching at the college level some years ago. My mother does have a degree in Elementary Education but never taught and worked at a bank before marrying my father. My mother has always been a very supportive stay at home mom. My parents are in excellent health and are more of a help to me than I am to them now but at some future time, they will need my help. It is really nice to be close enough to them that I can go see them whenever they need me. If I lived all the way across the country, then I can only visit them maybe once a year. I always joke that they are close enough so that I can visit them any time I want but far enough away that they can't bother me if I don't want to be bothered.
Do I have any children? I do not have children. Because I am a woman, studies have shown that students expect more sympathy from me than from men in the same position. I am not pregnant and I am not running home to nurse a sick child and I have not had first hand experience with any of that. However I do have a lot of empathy so I do empathize and if you explain whatever is bothering you, I will try my best to understand. I do however have to apply the same rules to everyone across the board because we do not want to go down the slippery slope of accepting excuses for missing big things like exams without documentation.
posted by Dr. Hahn at 9:30 am Tuesday 9/9.14 from her FMU office
A Cautionary Tale: I was looking through my website and found this which I had prepared earlier. I can't remember why. I think I compiled it while teaching a graduate course which included writing research proposals. It is kind of interesting that even professors and scientists commit plagiarism and that the penalty can be as tough as jail time. Here is the compilation of Scientific Misconduct Cases (mostly from Chemical and Engineering News stories). posted by Dr. Hahn 1/17/13 at 11:50 am from her Francis Marion Chemistry Department Office
Oh I think I remember why I originally compiled the "Scientific Misconduct Cases". I compiled them after hearing from the administrator in charge of the research office at one of my former faculty positions about a professor ("cheating professor") who had submitted a research proposal written by another professor ("proposal writing professor"). Apparently the "cheating professor" had changed absolutely not one word of the proposal before submitting it under their own name. [apparently because the "cheating professor" knew nothing about the research proposed by the "proposal writing professor"]. The research office caught it before submission because the "cheating professor" had changed so little of the proposal that it still had the room number and email address of the "proposal writing professor" and the equipment list from the "proposal writing professor". Now if the proposal had made it through the institution's research office the "Scientific Misconduct Cases effect " would have been triggered. If somehow it had been funded the "cheating professor" could not possibly have done any of the research. Why risk going to jail for nothing ? Why risk the institution losing federal funding so that the "cheating professor" can have the opportunity to do nothing ? posted by Dr. Hahn 3/19/13 at 4:15 pm from 312 Lancer Dr. (during Francis Marion's Spring Break)
Here is a narrated PowerPoint Presentation on Active Learning in the Online format which I changed into a video. This was a project for the online workshop for faculty at Francis Marion University on online teaching. It was supposed to be a group project but the part posted above is just my part of the presentation. I had also attended and participated in a workshop (paid for by DSU) for faculty on Active Learning presented by the University of Wisconsin when I was a professor at DSU.
General Chemistry Lecture & Lab Information This is where the hyperlink to all of the quizzes and exams is located. Click on the blue line above "General Chemistry ..."
Here is the General Chemistry I video lecture for 9/9/13 (when I was away at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, I used the video lectures to substitute for myself while I was out of town) by Dr. Hahn. The rest of the video lectures are located at https://www.youtube.com/user/JulietHahnPhD
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 https://www.youtube.com/user/JulietHahnPhD ) 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.)
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.
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.)
|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.