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 4/18/14 Friday at 10:10 am from her FMU office

Assistant Professor at Francis Marion University (starting Fall semester 2012)

Also as an Affiliate:  Visiting Research Professor at the University of South Carolina, Columbia  (joint appointment with sister State of SC State University system, starting Summer 2013)  (I am not a graduate student or any other kind of student at USC.  I am not waiting to become a graduate student or any other kind of student at USC.   I already have the highest degree possible in Chemistry [a doctorate (PHD) in Chemistry] so I am not doing research at USC to get some sort of degree.  This research appointment is so that I can do chemistry research  to work towards  promotion only.  This appointment primarily and importantly gives me full access to all of the equipment in the Chemistry Department at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.   My parents live in Columbia and I visit them often so this is an especially good way for me to get access to all of the state of the art expensive Chemistry equipment.)

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   (97/100 cumulative GPA)  I also attended E.L. Wright Elementary School in Columbia.

BS   Chemistry University of South Carolina, Columbia (where my parents live), Magna Cum Laude,  Phi Beta Kappa, 3.8 GPA (2 computer classes short of chemistry / computer science double major)

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook

postdoctoral research  University of Wisconsin, Madison; Columbia University (NY,NY)


more than 10 years experience - all post Ph.D. as a tenure track assistant professor


teaching: class sizes between 50 and 300 students, Organic Lecture (mostly for science majors), General Chemistry Lecture (mostly for science majors), Organic Lab (using own sole authored copyrighted lab textbook), General Chemistry Lab, graduate level (PHD & MS students) Advanced Organic, Bioorganic and Organic Spectroscopy, Organometallic  Chemistry


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:   Next semester (Spring 2014), I will be 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




Dr. Hahn's Schedule Summer 2014 and Fall 2014


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)



Summer II  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)



Fall 2014  


   General Chemistry I Lecture   (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 0068)    MWF   9:30 to 10:20 am LSF 301   (8/18/14 to 12/9/14)  (36 students)

   General Chemistry I Lecture    (CHEM 101 Lecture, section 3101)    MWF 10:30 to 11:20 am  LSF 301 (8/18/14 to 12/9/14) (35 students)


   General Chemistry I Lab  (CHEM 101 Lab, section 3488)  F   12:30 to 3:30 pm, LSF 301 recitation, MSB 316 lab (8/18/14 to 12/9/14) (17 students)

   General Chemistry I Lab   (CHEM 101 Lab, section 6556)  M  12:30 to 3:30 pm, LSF 301 recitation, MSB 316 lab (8/18/14 to 12/9/14) (25 students)

   General Chemistry I Lab   (CHEM 101 Lab, section 0089), W    1:30 to 4:20 pm, LSF 301 recitation, MSB 316 lab (8/18/14 to 12/9/14)(24 students)


(the enrollment numbers are as of 4/15/14)



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    


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 


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? 


Weird Stuff:   So I usually eat lunch at the FMU Cafeteria by myself while grading papers.   I have noticed that almost every time I cross the street to go from LSF to the Cafeteria building that there is some white 4 door sedan which is either parked in the sidewalk or stops to let someone off or stops to pick someone up.   If I did not know better, I would think that I was always getting picked up and dropped off by a white 4 door sedan at lunchtime.   Today I kept also noticing that people would walk so close behind me that it almost looked as if I was walking over to the cafeteria together with about 5 different people at 5 different times.   It wasn't unusually crowded on the sidewalk today but people just seemed to walk really close by.  I know they were not with me.


Then there is a person who moved in recently below me at my apartment who has a dark grey 4 door car which is always left running in the morning.   The man who is associated with this car is some sort of car mechanic and I don't know why but the guy looks very familiar.   I think he is either one of my former FMU student or maybe a garage mechanic at a car service place where I got my car serviced.   I have to walk by this car left running in the parking lot unattended on my way from my apartment to my car.  Grey car is always left parked in the fork in the sidewalk so I cannot avoid walking by this car.   It is almost as if I didn't actually live in my apartment but was dropped off by the grey 4 door car and then walked over to my red Honda to drive to FMU.   Then there is a Green Van which parks by my car in the apartment parking lot which always comes home around 10 to 10:30 pm and then an Asian couple walks back and forth to their apartment carrying heavy boxes for maybe 15 minutes almost every day.  



Rumors run rampant at this time of the year.   Do not let these silly rumors effect your grade in the class.   Here are some untrue rumors which I hear at around this time of the year almost every year.


(a)   The final exam will be all multiple choice.   You do not need to study anything which Dr. Hahn asked you to study.  


Nope.   Not true.    My syllabus states in writing exactly what kind of exam you will be getting.   All exams (including the final exam) are 1/3 multiple choice, 1/3 short answers and 1/3 long answers / word problems.  You should study the 2 quizzes prior to the Exams and you should study the Exams and Quizzes to study for the Final Exam.  (Don't belive me?   Look at the final exams which I gave in General Chemistry I in Fall 2012, Summer 2012, & Fall 2013 posted on this website under "General Chemistry Lecture and Lab Information".)


(b)    All you have to do is offer to do research with Dr. Hahn under one of the other professors in the department and you will automatically get an A in the class no matter how badly you are doing on the exams and quizzes.     


Nope.    Not true.   That would be grossly unethical and I don't do anything unethical.  I am not doing research under one of the other professors in the department.


(c)    Dr. Hahn will stop teaching mid semester and someone else will come in to replace her.   So all of her syllabus rules have no meaning.   That is the reason why her exams will all change from the normal (1/3 MC, 1/3 SA, 1/3 LA) type exam to all multiple choice.  


Nope.   Not true.   I am not quitting because I don't like teaching at FMU.   (I am such an excellent teacher - that I can honestly say that I am in the top 3% of all college professors.   Why would I dislike what I am really excellent at doing? ) I am not leaving to follow some guy out of state.   (Imagine someone saying "insert name of male professor here" is leaving FMU to marry some woman in another state.   Laughable, right ? ) I am not quitting because I am pregnant.   I am not quitting because I have some dread disease.  Nope I am not quitting teaching so that I can act as the tutor for the class.   Nope I am not quitting teaching so that I can make cookies and cupcakes for the seminar snacks.   Nope I am not quitting teaching because one of the other professors got me a job in industry.    Nope, I am not volunteering teaching this class after retiring from teaching high school and I actually am the professor of record for the classes which I am teaching.   I have never taught at the high school level and I have never retired from any other job.  I am waaay too young to retire.


Some professor somewhere on campus may have been caught doing something or other but that is not me.   None of those issues is in any way associated with me.    So no I will not be quitting some time during the semester.   So all of the syllabus rules will apply until you are finished with taking the class this semester.


(d)    Because Dr. Hahn is so busy doing research under one of the other FMU professors (writing a research proposal under another FMU professor) she is going to turn over all of the grading of all of her 90 lab reports per week and 150 lecture quizzes or lecture exams each week to an undergraduate student in the department who is your good buddy.


Nope.   Not true.   I am not turning over the grading of either the labs or the lecture quizzes and lecture exams to anyone.  


I am not doing research under another professor.   I am not in talks with any of the other professor in the FMU Chemistry department (or any other department at FMU) to do research under them.   I am not a graduate student under any other professor in the Chemistry or any other department.  I am not a graduate student at any other university in any department. 


I wrote the syllabus for both the lecture and the labs taking into account the number of students in my classes and the type of lab reports and lecture quizzes and exams which I will continue to give this semester.    I know exactly how much time it takes to grade those exams and quizzes and I will continue to grade them by myself.  




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 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

UV-Vis directions for Hahn Group

FT-NMR directions for HahnGroup

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


Juliet  Hahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Home Page



Research Interests

Teaching Evaluation              



  • Schedule
  • Syllabus
  • exams


Department of Chemistry & Physics Newsletter can be found at: items about me can be found in the research grants, publication and presentations sections


Arkansas State University
Department of Chemistry and Physics
P.O. Box 419
State University, AR   72467
ph:   870-972-3265
fax:  870-972-3089

office:   LSE 514    lab:  LSE 501
office hours:   I am one of those people who is usually on campus.   On days when I only teach, I will be in my office from around 7:30 am (or 8am) to around 5 pm.    On days when I do research with my research students, I will be either in my office or my research lab from 7:30 am (or 8am) to around 7 pm.    I have a log sheet on my office door.   If I have logged in and have not logged out, I can be found either in my office (LSE 514) or my research lab (LSE 501).   Otherwise there will be a note on the door of my office or lab stating where I can be found.   My office hours this semester are 8-9 am and 10-11 am  MW and 1-2 pm T.
website maintained by Juliet  Hahn
last updated 4/19/05
What I did during my spring break:   I presented a talk at the National ACS Meeting in San Diego  March 2005.   "Stereoselectivity in the [2+2] Photodimerizaton of Orotic Acid" by Juliet Hahn*, Brandi Greene, Karen Brawner, Madhvi Patel.    Because I was so busy before the meeting with all those exams that I had to make up, here I am at the airport preparing for the talk.   Here I am at the hotel preparing for my talk and here I am giving my talk.   Otherwise titled "How to take photos by using the auto mode of the camara or how to convince strangers to take your photos?"  I also submitted a paper recently to the National ACS Meeting to be held in August 2005 titled "Synthesis of Derivatives of Orotic Acid" by Juliet  Hahn*, Rachael Butcher, Heather McPherson, Valerie Campbell, Donna Fires.
Dr Hahn's Research Group (Spring 05 semester):

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

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

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

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

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

4 reactions to be worked up

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

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

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

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

Karen Brawner, Brandi Greene and Dr. Hahn   

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

scenes from the lab



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