Research & Publications

Recently Published Works: (undergraduates in bold)

·         Kim Cleary, Scott Fenstermacher, Brayton Kiedrowski, Ben Hayes, Olivia Auell, Caroline Chow, Erik Hayes, Daniel King. “The Effects of Acute Exercise and Meat Fasting/Feasting on Urinary 3-methylhistidine by Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry”, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research14, 36-39 2015.

·         Emily Hart, Caroline Chow, Patricia Stan, and Daniel King, “Methods for Essential Tremor Assessment: Acoustic Tremor Monitoring (ATM) and Rhythmic Spirals (RS) Methods”, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12, 93-100, 2015.

·         Timothy GriffithsEmily Hart, Patricia Stan, and Daniel King. “Analysis of Iron and Calcium in a Geothermal System Outflow Stream”, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science122, 35-39, 2013.

·         LeRoy Kroll. Food and Chemistry: From Farm to Table. Apple Publishing. 2013.

·         Gerardo Gutierrez-Sanchez, Daniel King, Gabre Kemp, and Carl Bergmann, “SPR and differential proteolysis/MS provide further insight into the interaction between PGIP2 and EPGs”, Fungal Biology, April 12, 2012.

·         Daniel King, Jorge Fernandez, and Ruth Nalliah,“Writing Instrument Profiles for Mastery of Instrumental Analysis”, Journal of Chemical Education, DOI: 10.1021/ed200645t, 2012.

·         Andy DavissonKatie SpeidelJason Stegink, and Daniel King, “A Computational Approach to Understanding Crop Disease Resistance and Susceptibility”, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, 11, 1, pp20-23, 2012.

·         John Labavitch, Ann Powell, Alan Bennett, Daniel King, and Rachell Booth, “Optimizing Grape Rootstock Production and Export of Inhibitors of Xylella fastidiosa Polygalacturonase Activity”, Proceedings of the 2011 Pierce’s Disease Research Symposium, pp136, 2011.

·         DG Hammond, April BridghamKara Reichert, and Martin Magers, "Monitoring CO2 Fixation Using GCMS Detection of a 13C-Label", Journal of Chemical Education, accepted, 2010.

·         Patricia Stan, Daniel King, and Daniel Hammond, General Chemistry Laboratory II, Linus Publications, Inc. Deer Park, NY, 2010.

·         Brad King, Lynne Normant, Daniel Storey, and Daniel King, "Acetylation Labeling Mass Spectrometry: A Method for Studying Protein Conformations and Interactions", Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 118, 107-113, 2009.

·         Daniel Hammond, Chemistry for Living, Linus Publications, Inc. Deer Park, NY, 2009.

·         Patricia Stan, Daniel King, and Daniel Hammond, General Chemistry Laboratory, Linus Publications, Inc. Deer Park, NY, 2009.

·         Jae-Min Lim, Kazuhiro Aoki, Peggi Angel, Derek Garrison, Daniel King, Michael Tiemeyer, Carl Bergmann, and Lance Wells, "Mapping Glycans onto Specific N-Linked Glycosylation Sites of Pyrus Communis PGIP Redefines the Interface for EPG:PGIP Interactions", Journal of Proteome Research, 8, 673-680, 2009.

·         Kelly Pugh, Ryan Poe, and Daniel King, "Quicklime Purity Analysis by Calorimetry", Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, 7, 23-27, 2008.




Research Opportunities:

Science Research Training Program: The Student Research Training Program allows students to work one-on-one with faculty during the summer months to conduct original research. Students are paid a stipend for approximately an eight-week period of full-time research. Often the summer work results in a paper presentation at a professional meeting such as the Indiana Academy of Sciences or a journal publication.  These experiences are fulfilling in themselves but they also improve job and graduate school applications. Each member of the chemistry department has specific research interests. Contact faculty members to receive more information on areas of study.


Independent Research: Students may also choose to do research as a course (CHE 450) during the academic year. This advanced learning experience also contributes to successful job and graduate school applications.


Course Research Projects: Certain courses include a research component that allows students to participate in original research. Organic laboratory students in their second semester work in groups to solve a problem in organic chemistry. Work is generally started in previous classes. Students do a literature search, plan work and conduct the synthesis, analyses and other experiments. The experience culminates in an oral presentation of the results.  Some students in the physical chemistry laboratory do research projects generally dealing with some aspect of thermodynamics, kinetics, photochemistry, molecular structure, computer interfacing or computational chemistry.

Internships: Students interested in extra-curricular activities can explore a wide range of research opportunities available during both the summer months and the school year. Research projects equip students with practical skills in organization, problem-solving and teamwork. Faculty members encourage ambitious students to pursue these areas of study to prepare them for experiences beyond college.