Pines Travel Award

Each year a number of students receive a travel grant to present their PhD research in the form of a seminar at the institution from which they received their undergraduate degree in chemistry. This award is made possible by the generous donation of the late Dr. Seemon Pines, former Vice President of Pharmaceutical Process R&D at Merck. Recent awardees and their undergraduate institutions are:


Joe Forzano (Chan) – Colby College
Matt Bock (Denmark) – Saint Olaf College
Brett Cain (Hergenrother) – University of Hawaii


Susanna Barrett (Mitchell) – Scripps College
Nicholas Angello (Burke) – The College of William & Mary
Amanda East (Chan) – DePaul University
Rebecca Ulrich (Hergenrother) – High Point University


Catharine Brady (Chan) – Fairfield University
Vincent Kassel (Denmark) – Clemson University
Sarah Krueger (Zimmerman) – Mount St. Mary's University
Kristen Munoz (Hergenrother) – Claremont McKenna College
Raundi Quevedo (White) – Swarthmore College


David Dennis (Sarlah) – University of South Carolina
Melissa Lucero (Chan) – University of Maryland, Baltimore
Brennan Rose (Denmark) – New Mexico State University
Claire Simons (Burke) – Washington University in St. Louis

2019 Rajeev Chorghade (Burke) – Carnegie Mellon University
Riley Svec (Hergenrother) – University of Iowa
Chad Ungarean (Sarlah) – Allegheny College
Andrew Zhart (Denmark) – Aquinas College
2018 Chris Bemis (Sarlah) – Franklin & Marshall College
Lauren Hagler (Zimmerman) – University of Alabama
Chris Reinhardt (Chan) – SUNY at Buffalo
Kevin Robb (Denmark) – Truman State University
2017 Bryon Drown (Hergenrother) – Wheaton College
Tony Grillo (Burke) – University of Michigan
Emma Southgate (Sarlah) – Carleton College
2016 Stephen Ammann (White) – College of William & Mary
Graham Hudson (Mitchell) – St. Louis University
Michelle Richter (Hergenrother) – Union College
Emily Ulrich (van der Donk) – Macalester College
2015 Brandon Burkhart (Mitchell) – Calvin College
Hannah Haley (Burke) – Macalester College
Andy Thomas (Denmark) – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2014 Marshall Brennan (Fout) – Northeastern University
Chris Schwalen (Mitchell) – Cooper Union
Matt Endo (Burke) – Seattle University
2013 Lindsey Cullen (Denmark) – University of Detroit Mercy
Iulia Strambeanu (White) – Lake Forest College
Betsy Parkinson (Hergenrother) – Rhodes College
2012 Noah Bindman (van der Donk) – Grinnell College
Benjamin Brandsen (Silverman) – Calvin College
Seiko Fujii (Burke) – Smith College
Claire Knezevic (Hergenrother) – Scripps College
David Kornfilt (Denmark) – Swarthmore College
Joel Melby (Mitchell) – University of Evansville
Shauna Paradine (White) – Albion College
2011 Ian Dailey (Burke) – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Patrick Knerr (van der Donk) – University of Delaware
Karen Morrison (Hergenrother) – Harvey Mudd College
2010 Joseph Bair (Hergenrother) – Brigham Young University
Eric Woerly (Burke) – Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
2009 Mary Caruso (Moore) – Elon College
Douglas Davis (Moore) – University of Tennessee
Giang Vo (Hartwig) – Illinois Institute of Technology
Diana West (Hergenrother) – College of William & Mary
John Whitteck (van der Donk) – University of Missouri
2008 Brad Carrow (Hartwig) – University of Missouri
Mirth Hoyt (Hergenrother) – College of William & Mary
Nathan Duncan-Gould (Denmark) – College of Charleston
Leigh Anne Ihnken (van der Donk) – Lake Forest College
Dan Palacious (Burke) – University of California, San Diego
Darrel Kuykendall (Zimmerman) – California State University
2007 Erin Elliott (Moore) – University of Alberta
Eric Gillis (Burke) – Grinnell College
Jackie Murphy (Hartwig) – University of Massachusetts
Matthew Levengood (van der Donk) – Elizabethtown College
Amanda Nottbohm (Hergenrother) – Albion College
Stephanie Potisek (Moore) – Cornell University
Chris Regens (Denmark) – Lake Forest College
2006 Bill Collins (Denmark) – New Mexico Institute of Technology
Charles Hickenboth (Moore) – University of Richmond
Benjamin Leslie (Hergenrother) – Colgate University
Greg Patton (van der Donk) – Miami University
2005 John Baird (Denmark) – Allegheny University
Brandon Miles (Coates) – University of Texas at Dallas
Dinty Musk (Hergenrother) – Taylor University
Ephraim Parent (Katzenellenbogen) – Brigham Young University
2004 Ramil Baiazitov (Denmark) – University of Minnesota Duluth
David Goode (Hergenrother) – Mercer University
Jennifer Heemstra (Moore) – University of California, Irvine
2003 Kim Deaton (M. Gin) – Carthage College
Shinji Fujimori (Denmark) – Lake Forest College
Justin Montgomery (Denmark) – Miami University
Mary Smalley (Silverman) – University of Northern Iowa
Matthew Stone (Moore) – Michigan State University