Research Group Summer 2015

Fall 2015 Lab

Left to right: (front)  Xiangji Liu, Jon Maner, Tim Ward, Melissa Woodward, David McDonald, Itzak Dotan, Dr. Michael A. Duncan; (back) Dan Mauney, Joshua Marks, Daniel Leicht, Scott Akin

Current Members:

Michael A. Duncan       

Office: 706-542-1998                                                                      

Cell: 706-340-4241

Natalie Dzadek


Home Town: Panama City Beach, FL

Undergrad Institute: University of West Florida


Xiangji Liu    


Home Town: Chongqing, China

Undergrad Institute: Wuhan University 

Main Project: Synthesis of ligand-coated cluster materials                  


Jonathan Maner   


Home Town: Grayson, GA

Undergrad Institute: Davidson College B.S, UNC Charlotte M.S.      

Main Project: Photofragment imaging 


Joshua Marks 


Home Town: Farmington, CT

Undergrad Institute: University Of Hartford     

Main Project: Infrared spectroscopy of protonated molecules and clusters                     


Daniel Mauney   


Home Town: Concord, NC

Undergrad Institue: Elon Univeristy B.S., UNC Greensboro M.S.      

Main Project: Infrared spectroscopy of protonated molecules and clusters


David McDonald     


Home Town: Sterling, VA

Undergrad Institue: Virginia Tech          

Main Project: Infrared spectroscopy of protonated molecules and clusters


Tim Ward       


Home Town: Longview , TX

Undergrad Institue: Trinity University   

Main Project: Infrared spectroscopy of metal-ligand complexes             


Melissa Woodard


Home Town: Asheville, NC

Undergrad Institute: Appalachian State University

Main Project: Synthesis of ligand-coated cluster materials


Dr. Philipp Wagner, Postdoc

Home Town: Giessen, Germany

Undergrad Institute: Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Main Project:  Infrared spectroscopy of protonated molecular clusters.


Former Members of the Duncan Research Group

Jurgen Agreiter, Postdoc, 1998-1999
Manager Analytics
Subsidiary of RWE and E.ON
Juelich, Germany

Draemannsmuehle 17
D-52353 Dueren

LaTasha Amisial, 1999-2000
Department of Chemistry
Georgetown University, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Chantelle Anfuso-Cleary, Undergraduate research, 2005-2006
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Shaun Ard, Postdoc, 2009-2011
NRC Postdoctoral Felow, w/ Al Viggiano
Air Force Research Labs
Kirtland AFB
Albuquerque, NM 87117

Timothy Ayers, Ph. D., 2006
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
1600 Maple St.
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
Phone: 770-839-6022
Fax: 678-839-6551
159 Wrenwood Ln
Carrollton, GA 30117-2273

Biswajit Bandyopadhyay, Ph. D. 2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chemical Science Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
2030 Delaware St.
Apt. B
Berkeley, CA 94709

Ken Berry, 1991-1996
High School Teacher
Lumpkin County High School
Dahlonega, GA
Ken and Gina (Adam)
4705 Tomacheche Trail
Gainesville, GA 30506
Phone: 770-536-6766

Jessie Bishop, Undergrad Research, 1998-99.
Organic Chemist-Discovery Chemistry Research
Eli Lilly & Co.
Indianapolis, IN
1235 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2543

Muriel Bishop, Visiting Professor, Clemson University
Muriel and Barnes Bishop
P.O. Box 1366
Clemson, SC 29633-1366

Lori Brock, Ph.D. 1996
Research Director
Discharge Lighting Division
Osram Sylvania, Inc.
71 Cherry Hill Drive
Beverly, MA 01915
978-750-1534 (W)
Lori and Warren
29 Ocean Drive
Ipswich, MA 01938-1421
978-283-5163 (H)

John Buchanan, M.S. 1998
Chief Chemist
Materials Bureau
Department of Transportation
State of Montana
2701 Prospect Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
John B., Tammy Jenkins, Katherine and James
3300 Morning Star Drive
Helena, MT 59602

Prosser Carnegie, Ph.D. 2008
Manager, Retread Americas and Bias Technology Worldwide
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC.
1830 Macmillan Par Dr.
Fort Mill, SC 29707
2215 Chesterfield Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

Angela Carroll Scott, M.S. 2006
Law Degree, Kent Kent School of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2006
Patent Examiner
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Alexandria, VA
Angela, Dax, Addison and Madelyn
6100 Gardenia Court
Alexandria, VA 22310
Cell: 630-528-0888

Po-Yuan (James) Cheng, Ph.D. 1990
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
National Tsing Hua University
Hsing-Chu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Timothy C. Cheng, Ph.D. 2012
Field Service Engineer
Spectra Physics Lasers
Division of Newport Corp.
8602 Aspen Grove Ct
Odenton, Md 21113

Shannon Cornett, Ph.D. 1993 (joint with Prof. Jon Amster)
Research Instructor
Mass Spectrometry Research Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
465 21st Ave S
Room 9152A
Medical Research Building III
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232
Tel: 615-343-8436
Fax: 615-343-8372

Collin Dibble, Ph. D. 2013
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P. O. Box 999 MSIN: K8-88
Richland, WA 99352
Collin, Lisa, Nolan and Elsie
5004 Matia Lane
Pasco, WA 99301

Gary Douberly, Postdoc 2006-2008
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Gary and Jen
1561 Robinhood Rd.
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Nancie Flynn Deckard, M.S. 1998
600 Elin Ct
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Nichole R. (McKee) Foster, M.S. 2001
c/o Kai Exner
Altkoenigstrasse 44
61440 Oberursel

Michele (France) Duderstadt, M.S. 1998
Michele and Randy Duderstadt
9336 Brandywine Lane
Cinncinati, OH 45241

Jim Fye, Postdoc, 1998-99
NRC-NRL Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemistry Division Code 6113
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, DC 20375
FAX: 202-404-8119
Jim and Rene

Anne Granville, visiting high school teacher, summer 2008

Gilles Gregoire, Postdoc, 2000-2001
Staff Scientist of the CNRS
Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers
Institute Galilee, Universite Paris-Nord
F-93430 Villetaneuse
33-1-49 40 37 23
Gilles and Claire (Romaine, Juliette)
84 Rue Vergniaud
75013 Paris

Greg Grieves, Ph.D., 2003
Staff Scientist
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Molecular Science and Engineering Building (MS&E)
901 Atlantic Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400
404-385-2243 (Office); 404-894-4042 (Lab)
210 Sampson St. Unit 9
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-929-0276 (home)
404-314-8143 (cell)

Ben Ham, B.S./M.S., 2007
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medical student
Medical College of Georgia
Ben and Hope (Jediah)
4109 Trenton Way
Martinez, GA 30907-2679

Jared Jaeger, Ph.D., 2006
Genomic Esoteric Testing Specialist
Quest Diagnostics
Springfield, MO
Jared, Erin and Jase
4310 S. Mentor Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: 417-863-9027
Cell: 706-461-1795

Todd Jaeger, Ph.D., 2004
Advanced Development Sales Manager
SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Corporate Office
555 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
42 Roy Smith Rd.
Central City, CO 80427-0339

Areatha Knight Ketch, Ph.D. 2000
Postdoc, 2010-2012Areatha, Bob, Ellawyn, George and Samuel
529 Hills Crossing Road
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Kenneth LaiHing, Ph.D. 1988
Professor and Chairman
Department of Chemistry
Oakwood College
Huntsville, AL 35896
Ken, Jean and Stephen
248 Latigo Loop
Huntsville, AL 35806
205-852-6984 (H)

Quan Li, Postdoc, 1999-2000
Laboratory of Chemical Physics
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
14005 Cove Lane, Apt. 203
Rockville, MD 20851

Katie Mayo, undergrad research, 2008

Ben Mishra, undergrad research 2006-2007

Karen (Sinclair) Molek, Ph.D., 2007
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (850) 474-2799
Fax: (850) 474-2621
Cell number: 850.240.4934
Karen and Chris
10033 Via Grande
Navarre, FL 32566

Matt Nee, Undergrad Research, 1998-2000
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Ken Pearce, Undergrad Research, 1988-89
MS, Ohio State University, 1995
THB Inc.
Greensboro, NC
209-14 Lindley Rd.
Greenboro, NC 27409

Michael Peschke, M.S. 1990
Postdoc with Paul Kebarle
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2G2
305-8210 111 St.
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Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2C7

E. Dinesh Pillai, Ph.D. 2007
Applications Scientist
IDEX Optics and Photonics
994 Bendeemer Rd. #06-05
Kallang Basin Industrial Estate
Singapore 339943
Tel: +65 6392 5368
Fax: +65 6392 5508
Dinesh and Soo Chin (Joshua)
315B Anchorvale Road
Singapore 542315
Cell: +65 9656 4271

Jeffrey Pilgrim, Ph.D. 1995
Vista Photonics, Inc.
Sante Fe, NM 87508
Jeff, Melissa and Taylor
67 Condessa Rd.
Sante Fe, NM 87508

Steve Pullins, Ph.D. 1998
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 410
Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Steve and Jessica
131 White Oak Loop
Cullman, AL 35057
Home: 256-737-8202
Cell: 256-590-2171

John Reddic, Ph.D. 1999
Director of Chemistry
S.C. Bureau of Laboratories
Department of Health and Environmental Control
8231 Parklane Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-896-9725
John and Molly
4657 Crystal Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
Phone: 803-782-9228
Cell: 803-413-2460

Zach Reed, Ph.D. 2009
NRC Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg MD 20886
Zach and Sarah
10518 Apple Ridge Rd.
Gaithersburg MD 20886
Phone: 540-272-9927

Allen Ricks, Ph.D. 2010
Applications Scientist
Ultrafast Systems LLC
1748 Independence Blvd. Suite G-6
Sarasota, FL 34234

David L. Robbins, Ph.D. 1995
Staff Scientist
Detonation Science and Technology, DX-1
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop P952
Los Alamos, NM 87544
505-665-5431 (office)
505-667-9260 (lab)
505-667-6388 (lab)
fax: 505-667-6372
David and Tammy (Kristen, Brittany and Nathan)
114 El Viento St.
Los Alamos, NM 87544-2418

Jason Robinson, Undergrad Research 1995-97
MBA student
Kellogg School of Business
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Jason and Jieming
1630 Chicago Ave., Apt 602
Evanston, IL 60201

Chris T. Scurlock, Postdoc, 1995-96
Staff Scientist
Battelle Eastern Science & Technology Center
Phone: 410-306-8887
Cell: 410-688-1813
Chris and Andrea (Jonah, Ethan)
4303 Foxglove Ct.
Belcamp, MD 21017-1658

Kevin Sequoia, Undergrad research, 2000
Graduate Student
Department of Physics
University of California, San Diego
Kevin and Jacqueline
17466 Matinal Rd. #5222
San Diego, CA 40404

Jaydee Shoemake, undergrad research 2003

Andreas Stangassinger, Postdoc, 1996-97
Staff Physicist
Andreas S. ("Stan") and Rosi Rieger and Sebastion
Baderstrasse 11a
D-82211 Herrsching

Emily Tarsis, Undergrad research, 2004
Graduate student (w/ Prof. Don M. Coltart)
Department of Chemistry
Duke University

Tracy Taylor, M.S. 1989
Quality Assurance Manager
Roche-Carolina Pharmaceuticals
6173 East Old Marion Highway
Bldg. 801, Office 111
Florence, SC 29506-9330
Phone: 843-629-4346
Fax: 843-629-4949
Tracy and Becky (Spenser, Mitchell)
4020 Westbrook Drive
Florence, SC 29501

Brian Ticknor, Ph.D. 2008
Nuclear Analytical Chemistry and Isotopic Laboratories
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Rd., MS 6415
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Brian and Peyton Ticknor
11733 Autumn Glade Lane
Knoxville, TN 37934

Jeffrey L. Tucker, Undergrad research 1995
164 Etowah Dr.
Cartersville, GA 30120

Deniz van Heijnsbergen, visiting grad student, 2001-2002; Ph.D. 2003
Staff Scientist
De Run 6501
5504 DR, Veldhoven
The Netherlands
Cell: +31650287746
Deniz and Anna-Marie Smits (Sienna)
Prof. Wentlaan 16
3571 GC Utrecht
The Netherlands

Joe Velasquez, III, Ph.D. 2008
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX 76909
Phone: 325-942-2181, ext. 227
Fax: 325-942-2184
Joe and Lisa
P.O. Box 234
Carlsbad, TX 76934

Don Wagner, Undergrad Research 1994
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, 2000, Rich Saykally group
Department of Chemistry
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Nicholas R. Walker, Postdoc, 2002-2003
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry,
School of Chemistry,
Bedson Building,
Newcastle University,
United Kingdom
Phone: (0191) 222 7028

Richard S. Walters, Ph.D. 2005
Staff Scientist
General Electric
Wilmington, NC
Phone: 910-819-3523
Richard Walters and Elizabeth (Richard and Michael)
217 White Oak Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409
Phone: 910-399-5180
Cell: 706-202-3046

Brittany Westlake, Undergrad research 2003-2004
Ph. D. UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010 (with Prof. John Papanikolas)
ACS Public Policy Fellow
Washington, DC
Robert Wheeler, Ph.D. 1987
(deceased, 2008)
Department of Chemistry
University of Transkei
Private Bag X5092
Republic of Transkei
Southern Africa

Ken Willey, Ph.D. 1993
Business Analytical Specialist
Dow Coating Materials
The Dow Chemical Company
727 Norristown Road, P.O. Box 904
Spring House, PA 19477
Ken, Deb, Conner and Brian
4775 Quail Circle
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Chen-Sheng Yeh, Ph.D. 1993
Department of Chemistry
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.