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

(Florence, SC)

Homepage     Juliet M. Hahn, Ph.D.                  

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

updated by Dr. Hahn on 3/22/15 Sunday at 11:35 am  from her parent's Columbia, SC home (Spring Break) {posted Boyle's Law excel plot, [posted Youtube Videos for:   (a) my 2 sections of General Chemistry I Lecture for the 3/24/15 class - 8:30 to 9:45 am and 9:55 to 11:10 am Lectures in LSF 301 (b) for my Tuesday 12:45 to 3:35 pm section of my General Chemistry I Lab]  and posted DocNotes 3/24/15,  scroll down to below  "General Chemistry Lecture & Lab Information" for Youtube video and click on "General Chemistry Lecture & Lab Information" for the hyperlink to the Doc Notes }


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)

Othere things that I am too smart to do:   (Anyone smart enough to write a decent reserach proposal [to start up a new research project] is too smart to do.)   I am not going to write a research proposal  and submit it  under another professor's name.   Why in the world would I do that ?   Writing a research proposal  properly is a little bit like donating blood to the research proposal  time sucking vampire.   It bleeds you dry nearly to death.   I would do it if I am going to get a promotion and tenure for it.   I am not going to let the research proposal  vampire suck me dry so that I can let some guy that I don't even like get promotion and accolades while I get the glory of getting kicked around and abused.   If someone is going to claim someone else's research proposal, they can only do it if they manage to convince everyone that the actual proposal writer knows absolutly nothing and that all you, the actual proposal writer did is type the research proposal [do the slave labor] as if you were the secretary typing up other people's work.    I am not going to let myself bleed almost to death writing a research proposal and then give someone an incentive to abuse, discredit and destroy me.    Snow balls chance in hell.    When hell freezes over.   Shove it.   Never going to happen.    You (who thinks I am going to do this) can join the snow ball.   

You want a properly written research proposal give me a promotion and let me write it  under my own name.    (Normal salary for a postdoctoral researcher ?   $45,000.00 / year to do nothing but research   NOT   $3,000.00 per year.   [Actually a postdoc who can write a research proposal and can start a research project does not exist because a person with that skill set would be an excellent tenure track professor.]  You think you can hire a decent research proposal writing postdoc for $3,000.00 per year?   NOT everyone with a PHD can write a decent research proposal.   I know some professors at universities with a fairly big PHD program who can't write a proposal  to save their lives.   Normal salary I paid my undergrad (not even a BS student) more than $3,000.00 during one summer.    posted by Dr. Juliet Hahn on  1/15/15 at 10 pm from her Florence apartment 

 updated  by Dr. Juliet Hahn on 1/21/15 at 9:30 pm from her Florence apartment [input "start up a research project" with the same sentiment]  I am not going to let myself be abused and I am not going to let my career completely diappear just so somebody that I don't even like will have a little tiny bit of a better career.


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  (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  enrollment 3/2/15   64  students


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


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


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


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



  Dr. Hahn's Teaching Schedule Prior to Spring 2015



What Am I Doing Now?  (If you are curious about what I was doing earlier, click on the "What Am I Doing Now?" hyperlink)


If there is absolutly nothing bad to say about a female junior colleague, then one can always fall back on a smear campaign.   I remember when I first got to FMU a senior colleague offered to lead me (by car) to a reception for new faculty.   This was a professional reception and not a social event.   He offered to lead me to the "affair" he said very loudly so that his voice could be heard all the way down the hallway.   I thought at the time, how nice of the guy to offer to help me find my way to this off campus house but I also thought how odd.   "affair" has such a double meaning that it almost sounded like something other than the actual situation.   I was just trying to fit in and do a good job and network with university faculty and it almost sounded like something other than what it was.   On the other hand I could not really object because it does have both meanings.


I thought to myself that sounds odd but I am sure he could not possibly mean to imply something.   I barely know the much older guy and he would certainly not mean to deliberatly imply something other than what the situation actually was.   I have to say if you are a not unattractive woman one way to say something really bad about you is to attack your not being an unattractive person of the female persuasion.   There is the oh you know the stupid fashion model who has absolutly not  a thing in her head and then there is the oh you know wink, wink.  


I know that I have never done anything of which I am ashamed of in my entire life.   I suppose my life could have been easier if I had done something of which I am ashamed.   I wish someone would walk around carrying a camera on me all the time becasue that would only prove that I am kind and good and could not even imagine doing something bad even if it meant the difference between a good job and no job .   People have told me that I am impractically principaled  because I am a little spoiled and have always been handed what I needed in life from my parents.   I guess that is partially true because I know that no matter what happens I will be alright. However I think it is because  I prefer walking a thorny path because I cannot imagine anything other than  always being able to look myself straight in the eye in the mirror without flinching even in the slightest.   


posted by Dr. Juliet Hahn from her parent's Columbia, SC home at 9 pm 3/20/15



It took me almost all week to make the youtube videos for my lab and lecture.   I thought it would take me 2 hours.   My webcam on my old laptop didn't work because my old laptop was so slow that the motion would slow and the voice would sound funny.   Took me about a day to figure out my old laptop didnt work.   My old webcam wouldn't work on my new laptop.   I spent a day trying to figure out how to get my old webcam to connect with my new laptop.  It does this funny thing with auto focus.    Then I went out and got a new webcam and it took me about a day to get it to work with my laptop.   Took me a day to tape myself.   Took me a day to upload the darn things to youtube because my new laptop and new program (frontpage to experssions web) didn't embed the youtube video the same way and I had to google the answer.    Then I tried to email my students info about the youtube videos and Blackboard didn't work - I uploaded email for half a day before I realized this.   My laptop was a little funny after all that webcam uploads.   Aaaarrgghhh !!!!   Hence my exams are barely started to grade and I am behind schedule on everything.  posted by Dr. Hahn on 3/20/15 at 6pm from her parent's Columbia, SC home



I am not now working under one of the other FMU Chemistry department professors on research.   I am not in talks to work under one of the other FMU Chemistry departmetn professors on research.     I am not about to turn over more than 10 years of research with (a) my own ideas, (b) my own research proposal, (c) with my own preliminary results.   That is never going to happen.  


So if some professor tells you that I work under them and that all of my research projects are their research projects, they are telling you a lie.   If some professor tells you that I will be doing the same thing that I did last summer under them, they are telling you a lie.  If some professor tells you  that last summers REAL research grant work was really their work, they are telling you a lie.    I am not going to work under (as in under the supervision of ) another FMU professor.  


So if you think that all you have to do is do everything that some Chemistry professor tells you to do and be sure to snicker at me and beat me up (figuratively) every chance you get so that you can work under the other FMU Chemistry professor with me doing all the actual work, that is never going to happen.   Why exactly would I work with some student who beats me up (figuratively) ?   Why exactly would I work under another professor and turn over all of my results, ideas and hard work to someone who thinks that the way to get me to work under them is to lie to students so that students beat me up every chance that they get?   That is never going to happen.   I don't care how much they beat me up (figuratively).   I don't care how much they lie about me.  


You can't get ideas out of my head without my permission.   I am coming home early because I am being harassed if I sit around in my office with not that many people around late in the day.  I am not coming home to meet with somebody or because I have to come home to take care of children or anything like that.   No I am not coming to the Chemistry building in the dead of night to do god knows what either.   If someone is making noises in my office, it is either noises in a neighboring office or someone is getting into my office when I am not in my office at night.   I am never in my office at night.   I am not closing the door of my office so that I can "talk" inside my closed door office.   I am closing my office door because if I leave my office door open a neigboring professor keeps talking to me from his office non stop so much that I can't do anything while sitting in my office.   You can tell that I am not "talking" with a student inside my office because I never cover my office window.   When I talk with someone I almost always have my door open unless a student requests that I close the door because of some confidentiality issue.    In my time at FMU, I have closed my office door while talking to a student maybe 2 times in 2.5 years.


posted by Dr. Hahn at 5:45 pm 3/4/15 from her Florence apartment     



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


Students were supported by Francis Marion University REAL research grant, principal investigator of training grant - Dr. Juliet Hahn.  No, I was not working under the supervision any other FMU chemistry professor.    I was not working as a postdoctoral research associate under any FMU professor.   REAL grant was awarded to Dr. Juliet Hahn.  Equipment limitations made working on this project impossible at FMU but equipment sharing with USC made the work possible. (REAL grant to Dr. Hahn from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014)   (Ashley worked between 10 and 20 hours per week on Friday and some Saturdays when she was not taking her summer school (summer I) class at FMU.   Melanie worked 40 to 50 hours per week.  Students were allowed to count the commute hours for part of their pay.   So Ashley had between 3 and 6 hours for the commute hours making her actual research work hours between 7 and 14 hours per week.   So Melanie had about 15 commute hours making her actual work hours between 25 and 35 hours.   The students were paid quite a bit over minimum wage.   Dr. Hahn worked between 60 to 70 hours per week as a volunteer (no pay) at USC.   I did not include my commute hours in the above hours so including my commute from my parent's home to USC, my hours would be between 66 and 76 hours.   So excluding the commute Ashley worked about 10 hours a week for 5 weeks.   Melanie worked about 30 hours a week for 5 weeks.   I worked about 65 hours a week for 6 weeks + 35 hours per week while teaching summer school for 5 weeks on this research project.   I also had already worked in the Adams research lab for about 3 months in the previous summer and of course I have a doctorate and I have had my own research lab with almost the same type of research.    Because of the schedule, Ashley missed seeing almost every reaction that we did this past summer.   Because we were doing dangerous reactions which are air or water sensitive and produce carbon monoxide and because we were using borrowed glassware, students were not allowed to do reactions by themselves.   They either had to have me immediately in their vicinity or in particularly dangerous reactions watched over my shoulder as I did the reactions.   Actually because most of the reactions had to completed in a single day and because the students would come in around 9 am because of the commute and I arrived in the lab at around 7:30 am, i started almost all reactions before the students arrived.


All REAL funding was 100% entirely spent on student pay.   I recruited FMU students with the highest GPA possible with enough Chemistry to do the research.    Chemistry research really requires intelligent students, otherwise it is downright dangerous. 


Because the students drove from Florence to Columbia to do the research, I would almost always start a reaction in the morning and then the students would come in to assist me with the reaction workup and I would finish up the reaction workup after the students left for the day.)    Because we were borrowing expensive glassware and equipment, students never worked on any reactions independently but only  under constant direct supervision of Dr. Hahn.   Students were able to use the IR and TLC independently but were not allowed to use the FT NMR themselves because of liability issues.    Students were never in the lab unless I was also in the lab because of liability issues.  Dr. Hahn continued to work on the research project while also teaching one lab during Summer School II 2014 at FMU (research at USC, teaching at FMU).   Dr. Hahn worked around 60 to 70 hours per week all summer long on this research project.   Even when I was teaching summer school at FMU 30 hours, I spent the other 30 to 40 hours working on this project at USC.     Actually I worked as a volunteer in Adam's lab since summer 2013.   Whenever I was not teaching at FMU, I was working in Adams' lab.   During Christmas 2013 Adams did not want me to come into the lab until most of his students had left for vacation (I guess because of crowded space issues.) so I worked in his lab from around December 20 to January (I only did not go in on Christmas, New Year's Day and New Year's Eve.).   I am not going into the lab to work because I have nothing better to do or because I don't know how good it feels to rest for a while.  I was not going into the lab to work for companionship or to have a good time because a lab is a professional environment.    I went into the lab to work because I was trying to get a publication for professional advancement.   I worked 12 hour days during Summer 2013 without pay when I was not teaching summer school for pay at FMU.


Students were able to experience exactly what doing research as a graduate student is like.   They had a closeup experience of how to navigate being a chemistry graduate student and met a lot of USC chemistry graduate students and USC chemistry faculty.    Graduate students accepted into PHD programs in good standing in STEM fields at most big Universities receive full tuition waivers and stipend at the level of a full time job.  However because graduate students are in competition with other agressive, intelligent students (graduate students are accepted in good standing with a 3.0 or higher BS in the major)  being a graduate student is of course not easy.  Anything worth getting is never easy.    Graduate student do not get paid by the hour because in order to complete enough work for a doctorate, students need to basically be working all the time.   When I was working on my doctorate, I worked 70 to 80 hours a week - 12 hours a day 7 days a week (from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm).   (This is not me saying to my FMU General Chemistry students that if you say that you are interested in either research or going to graduate school that it will have any kind of an effect on your grade in the class.   The only thing that has an effect on your grade in the class is what you write down correctly on your exams and quizzes & no your exams are not being graded by research students or your good buddy down the dorm hallway.)


We worked on a research project offshoot continuing in Dr. Adams' lab (professor at USC).    The research has been accepted as a presentation at the National American Chemical Society meeting in Spring 2015.   "Reaction of Styrene Epoxide with H2Os3(CO)10"  authors:  Dr.  Juliet Hahn, Ms. Melanie Thomas, Ms. Ashley Bird (Author list is written from most contribution to the research to the least contribution to the research.)          [Dr. Adams felt (very generously, thanks Dr. Adams) that we (from FMU) had worked so independently of him that he knew nothing about what we had done during the summer.    He requested that his name be removed from the abstract author list.]    This work is not just from the work done during summer 2014 but also from the groundwork that I laid down by working in Adams' lab for all of 2013-2014.   


The work is to develop a catalyst for the  inexpensive synthesis of ethanol (ubiquitous gasoline additive).   Synthesizing ethanol from corn takes almost as much energy as is derived from burning the ethanol in cars.  This work synthesized 4 new potential catalyst molecules  (in the intermediate stage of the catalyst cycle) never observed before.   Making more of these 4 chemicals and full spectroscopic characterization of these 4 new products should result in a publication in a refereed journal.  


posted by Dr. Hahn  12/20/14 11 pm from her parent's Columbia, SC home





Fall 2013 in General Chemistry I Lecture                                          Fall 2014 Halloween Costume worn to class

cat card from parents "meows"                                                          (good witch - watches students as they study and knows everything like Santa)

(good witch - potion witch costume, & cat familiar)


Why am I wearing Halloween costumes to teach class ?   Strategy:   If students show up to class (even for some frivolous reason), I can do something to help them learn.   If they do not show up to class and do not participate, it is game over.   I can  have no effect on the students at all if they never come to class.  Studies have shown that almost all students who flunk out of class, almost all of them do not attend class.    (This is why I give extra credit for attendance because attendance is that important.)    posted by Dr. Hahn  12/17/14 at 8:50 am from her parent's Columbia, SC home



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 ...


The following applies only to students in my sections of General Chemistry I Lecture and my section of General Chemistry I Lab on 3/24/15 Tuesday: (all other Dr. Hahn's section classes will meet normally the rest of the week because Dr. Hahn will be back by 3/25/15 Wednesday) rest of videos at:   Below is the first 2 segments  (of 6 total x 15 minute Youtube Videos, first is only 5 minutes) of the entire lecture for the General Chemistry I (CHEM 101) Lecture for Spring 2015 Lecture Class date 3/24/15.  Below that is the first 2 segments (of 6 total x 15 minute Youtube Videos)  of the entire dry lab for my Tuesday section of the General Chemistry (CHEM101) Lab for Spring 2015 Lab Class date 3/24/15.   Instead of going to the lecture on 3/24/15 (for those in my sections of the lecture (3/24 Tuesday 8:30 to 9:45 and 9:55 to 11:10 am lecture in LSF 301), you will view these 6 videos for the Lecture.   Instead of going to the 3/24/15 lab, you will view these 6 videos for the lab (3/24 Tuesday section of lab 12:45 to 3:35 pm lab) to obtain data to use in your lab report form.           I will also not be present at the 3/24 Tuesday lecture and the 3/24 Tuesday lab while I present research as the sole professor author (with 2 FMU undergraduate students) at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in Denver, Colorado on 3/24/15.   


General Chemistry I Lecture Dr. Hahn sections (Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 to 9:45 am and Tuesday, Thursday 9:55 to 11:10 am  classes meeting in LSF 301)

NOTE:   I should have said that Quiz V starts after "Precipitation Reaction" and does not include precipitation .  The room is actually my Dad's old home office at my parent's house in Columbia, SC.




General Chemistry I (CHEM 101) Lab for only my Tuesday section.  







End of 3/24/15 Tuesday update for General Chemistry I (CHEM 101) Lecture (Dr. Hahn's section that meets Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 to 9:45 am and 9:55 to 11:10 am in LSF 301) and for the 3/24/15 Tuesday (Dr. Hahn's section that meets Tuesday from 12:45 to 3:35 pm in LSF 304) section of General Chemistry I Lab.



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


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


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



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


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


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



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


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

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

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



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




Summary Statement of Research Interest

Teaching Evaluations

Teaching Philosophy



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







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


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

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

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

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

scenes from the lab



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

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





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

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

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


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

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




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

FT-IR directions for Hahn Group

UV-Vis directions for Hahn Group

FT-NMR directions for HahnGroup

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


Juliet  Hahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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ph:   870-972-3265
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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.
website maintained by Juliet  Hahn
last updated 4/19/05
What I did during my spring break:   I presented a talk at the National ACS Meeting in San Diego  March 2005.   "Stereoselectivity in the [2+2] Photodimerizaton of Orotic Acid" by Juliet Hahn*, Brandi Greene, Karen Brawner, Madhvi Patel.    Because I was so busy before the meeting with all those exams that I had to make up, here I am at the airport preparing for the talk.   Here I am at the hotel preparing for my talk and here I am giving my talk.   Otherwise titled "How to take photos by using the auto mode of the camara or how to convince strangers to take your photos?"  I also submitted a paper recently to the National ACS Meeting to be held in August 2005 titled "Synthesis of Derivatives of Orotic Acid" by Juliet  Hahn*, Rachael Butcher, Heather McPherson, Valerie Campbell, Donna Fires.
Dr Hahn's Research Group (Spring 05 semester):

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

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

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

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

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

4 reactions to be worked up

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

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

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

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

Karen Brawner, Brandi Greene and Dr. Hahn   

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

scenes from the lab



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