College of Science & Engineering

Dr. James Vyvyan

Vyvyan Research Group

Current Group Members

Undergraduates

  • Silvana Saad

Graduate Students

  • Evangeline (Evie) Starchman
  • Briana Mulligan

Group Photos 1998-2000

It is never too early to start reading the literature.

James Robert Vyvyan, III

spring 1999

a baby in a high chair holds onto a softcover textbook

Ryan Looper (BS 1998, MS 1999) hard at work.

a man stands in front of exposed tubing and connects a part of the instrument together

Vyvyan Research Group 1999-2000

Back row, from left: Chris Holst, Jim Vyvyan, Allison Johnson, Joe Deverich and Brandon Sherman.

Front row, from left: Bevin Parks, Justin Orr, Brady Stillwell, Jenny Oaksmith and Emily Peterson.

Not pictured: Courtney Rubens and Cheryl Schwenk.

a group of people sitting on a green lawn smile at the camera

Vyvyan group graduates spring 2000

Back row, from left: Brady Stillwell, Prof. Vyvyan, Emily Peterson

Front row, from left: Joe Deverich, Allison Johnson, Jennifer Oaksmith

six graduates pose in front of the Western fountain

 

Group Photos 2001-2005

Vyvyan Research Group 2000-2002

Back row, from left: Ellen Barholet, Amy Fromherz, Steven Staben, Jennifer Drew, Prof. Vyvyan.

Front row, from left: Korin Meyer, Trisha Duffey, Elaine Peterson, Austen Thomas.
Not pictured: Bevin Parks, Jessica Blevins, Jennifer Meyer.

a group of people sitting on a lawn smile at the camera

Vyvyan Group summer 2003

Back row, from left: Korin Meyer, Elaine Peterson, Danielle Moore.

Front row, from left: Celeste Loitz, Jennifer Meyer, Prof. Vyvyan, Chad Merkel, Jimmy Coats.

a group of people standing in front of greenery smile for the camera

Vyvyan Group summer 2003 

in front of the new 500 MHz NMR

Back row, from left: Prof. Vyvyan, Celeste Loitz, Chad Merkel, Jimmy Coats.

Front row, from left: Korin Meyer, Jennifer Meyer, Elaine Peterson, Danielle Moore.

a group of people pose beside metal, cylindrical equipment.

Vyvyan Group Summer 2004

Back row, from left: Amanda Henry, Chad Merkel, Jimmy Coats.

Front row, from left: Prof. Vyvyan, Korin Meyer, Jacqui Hawkins, Celeste Loitz, Jennifer Meyer.

a group of people pose beside and on a boulder, smiling at the camera

Vyvyan Group Summer 2005

L to R: Erik Werner, Brian Michel

a student with protective eye wear works with lab equipmentanother student wearing protective eye wear carries test tubes in a lab

Vyvyan Group Summer 2005

L to R: Jacqui Hawkins, Jimmy Coats, Jennifer Johnson

not pictured: Jessica Pogachar

Group Photos 2006 - 

Vyvyan Group summer 2006

Back row, from left: Brian Woods, Erik Werner, Prof. Vyvyan.

Front row, from left: Brian Michel, Jimmy Coats, Jennifer Johnson.

a group of people sit in front of greenery, smiling at the camera

Vyvyan Group summer 2007

Back row, from left: Scott Bray, Rebecca Swanson, Prof. Vyvyan, Toby Ligon, Erik Werner, Travis McMahon.

Front row, from left: Brian Woods, Rebecca Brown, Laura Steffens, Haley Wall, Kyle Breakey, Jennifer Johnson.

a large group of people pose sitting on a wooden sculpture

Vyvyan Group summer 2007

Back row, from left: Erik Werner, Toby Ligon, Travis McMahon, Jennifer Johnson, Kyle Breakey, Prof. Vyvyan, Scott Bray, Brian Woods.

Front row, from left: Rebecca Swanson, Laura Steffens, Rebecca Brown, Haley Wall.

a group of people pose standing in front of greenery

ACS Meetings

ACS Meeting Orlando, 2002

Trisha Duffey, Steven Staben.

two students pose beside a poster

ACS Meeting, Orlando, 2002

Trisha Duffey

a single student poses beside a poster

ACS Meeting, New Orleans, April 2008

Fun on Bourbon St.!

Rebecca Brown, Hayley Wall, Laura Steffens and Rebecca Swanson

four women pose in front of a colorful wall depicting musical instruments and notes

ACS New Orleans, April 2008

Research Corporation Reception

(L to R) Scott Bray, Toby Ligon, Travis McMahon, Kyle Breakey, Brian Woods, Dr. Vyvyan

a group of men pose beside a cocktail table

ACS New Orleans, 2008

Scott Bray at his poster

a student points to a line on a poster

ACS New Orleans, 2008

Hayley Wall and Toby Ligon's poster

two students pose beside a poster

ACS New Orleans, 2008

Brian Woods and Rebecca Brown's poster

two students pose beside a poster

ACS New Orleans, 2008

Laura Steffens at her poster 

a student poses beside a poster

ACS New Orleans, 2008

A fun trip to the Emergency Room.....don't ask!

two students pose beside a door

Other Photos

Where it all began...an epoxide and a dream...

a man stands beside a whiteboard with molecular diagrams written in colorful ink

Allison Johnson (BS 2000) with her Sigma Xi poster.

a woman poses beside a poster

Scholars Day 2001
Jessica Blevins

a student poses beside a poster

Even the boss used to do the dishes sometimes!

a man mixes materials using a stirring rod

Scholars Day 2002

Trisha Duffey, Jennifer Loyer-Drew, Elaine Peterson, Ellen Bartholet.

four women stand in a classroom, smiling at the camera

Reaction rainbow!

(Jennifer Loyer-Drew and Korin Meyer)

materials in beakers connected to tubing and resting on blue stands

500 MHz NMR install

How soon will this thing be up and running??

a man poses beside a metal cylindrical object

Fun at the NMR console

Celeste Loitz

a man looks on as a women works on the computer

Dissolving metal reduction

Sodium in liquid ammonia

blue residue at the bottom of a beaker

black reside in a beaker