Professional Conferences Where QCC Students Presented Their Research Works

2011 (135 presentations)

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), St. Louis, Missouri, November 9-13, 2011

May Myat Moe; Paris Svoronos; Soraya Svoronos“Determination of the Total Antioxidants’ Concentration in Juices and Tea Beverages via the Folin Ciocalteau Method”

Engred Vanegas; David Sarno “Co-polymerization of Partially Sulfonated Polyaniline Nanofibers for Electrostatic Interaction with Gold Nanoparticles”

Fathima Benazir Nazumudeen; Valery Morris; Susan A. Rotenberg “Effects of Resveratrol Analogues on Cell Proliferation and Migration of Mouse Melanoma Cells”

Mengjia Lin; May Myat Moe; Engred Vanegas “The Effect of Various Compounds on the Prevention and Degradation of Staphylococcus Aureus Biofilms” 


Queens College Undergraduate Symposium, September 23, 2011.

Kevin Chavez; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphate (TMSP): Synthesis of the biphosphonic acid of phenylalanine”

Rebecca Cho; Jun H. Shin “Concentration dependence of refractive index measured by a laser pointer: Refractive index vs. concentration”

Marjorie Morales; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphate (TMSP): Synthesis of the biphosphonic acid of bicine”

May Myat Moe; Paris Svoronos; Soraya Svoronos “Determination of the total antiooxidants’ concentration in juices and tea beverages via the Folin Ciocalteau method”

Fathima Nazumudeen; Pedro Irigoyen; Jun Shin; Gopal Subramaniam; Paris Svoronos “Determination of the ionization constant of carboxylic acids using microscale freezing point depression measurements”

Fathima Nazumudeeen; Valery Morris; Carmela Spatafora; Corrado Tringali; Susan Rotenborg “Effects of resveratrol analogs on cell proliferation and migration of mouse melanoma cells”

Noor Sardar (currently at Queens-QCC transfer); Jagdeep Singh; Sanjai Kumar “Towards identification of Nek2 Kinase substrates”


The 42nd American Chemical Society Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 21-22, 2011.

Engred Vanegas; David Sarno “Co-polymerization of Partially Sulfonated Polyaniline Nanofibers for Electrostatic Interaction with Gold Nanoparticles”

Roland Burgia; Sharda Jagdeo; Jun Shin “Determination of Copper Content of US Penny by X-ray Fluorescence and Gravimetric Method”

Sharda Jagdeo; Roland Burgia; Jun Shin “Determination of Copper Content of US Penny by Visible Spectroscopy and X-ray Fluorescence”

Rebecca Cho; Esther Yang; Jun Shin “Concentration Dependence of Refractive Index Measured by a Laser Pointer: Refractive Index vs. Concentration”

Esther Yang; Rebecca Cho; Jun Shin “Temperature Dependence of Refractive Index Determined by a Laser Pointer: A Simple and Cost Effective System”

Fatima Moslimani; Julie Pigza “Synthesis of Protected Oxyallyl Silane Derivatives for Use as Homoenolate Equivalents”

Stephanie Salarbux; Julie Pigza “Development of Oxyallyl Silanes as Homoenolate Equivalents in the Oxidative Addition to Substituted Phenols”

Daniel LaFaurie; David Sarno “Formation of Porous Micron-Scale Spheres of Poly(o-Toluidine)”

Mario Balducci; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Calculation of the Degree of Ionization of Salts in Aqueous Solution as a Function of Concentration Using Microscale Freezing Point Determination Measurements”

Xiaomei Ye; Paris Svoronos; Panayiotis Meleties; Beau Ranheim; Naji Yao “Pathways to Chemical Technology Education and Careers: A Student Internship Analyzing Water Quality”

Marjorie Morales; Kevin Chavez; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphite (TMSP): N-Mustard-Biphosphonic Acid of Bicine”

Kevin Chavez; Marjorie Morales; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphite (TMSP): Synthesis of the Bisphosphonic Acid of Phenylalanine”

Fathima Nazumudeen; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Determination of the Ionization Constant of Carboxylic Acids Using Microscale Freezing Point Depression Measurements”

May Myat Moe; Faye Jacques; William Kelly; Panayiotis Meleties; Paris Svoronos “Application of Microbiology at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the New York City Environmental Protection (DEP)”

Marjorie Morales; William Kelly; Faye Jacques; Panayiotis Meleties; Paris Svoronos “Recycling Wastewater at New York City’s Division of Environmental Protection: An ATE Grant Summer Internship”

Kevin Chavez; William Kelly; Faye Jacques; Panayiotis Meleties; Paris Svoronos “The Technology of Biosolids as Applied to Wastewater at New York City’s Division of Environmental Protection”

Briana Kane; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Determination of Gallic Acid in Teas and Other Beverages Using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography”

May Myat Moe; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Using the Folin-Ciocalteau Method to Measure the Total Amount of Antioxidants in Tea Samples and Other Beverages”

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny; Susan Budhoo “Investigating the Chemical Interactions between SWNTs and Oxides of Hafnium”

Mariyam Jalees; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Marie Thomas; James Wishart “Synthesis and Characterization of Dialkylphosphate Ionic Liquids”

Sharon Ramati; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Masao Gohdo; Marie Thomas; James Wishart “The Effect of Branched Alkyl Chains on the Dynamical Properties of Ionic Liquids”

Andre Smithson; Joseph Iorio; Bruce Montalbano; Irina Rutenburg; Tian Chun Xu “Heavy Metals in Golf Balls and Fishing Lures by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrophotometry”

Waddah Guneid; Joseph Iorio; Bruce Montalbano; Irina Rutenburg; Andre Smithson; Tian Chun Xu “Heavy Metals in Everyday Items by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrophotometry”


The 59th Undergraduate Research Symposium of the American Chemical Society-NY Section, College of Mt. St. Vincent, May 7, 2011.

Esther Yang; Rebecca Cho; Jun Shin “Temperature Dependence of Refractive Index Determined by a Laser Pointer: A Simple and Cost Effective System”

Rebecca Cho; Esther Yang; Jun Shin “Concentration Dependence of Refractive Index Measured by a Laser Pointer: Refractive Index vs. Concentration”

Roland Burgia; Sharda Jagdeo; Jun Shin “Determination of Copper Content of US Penny by X-ray Fluorescence and Gravimetric Method”

Sharda Jagdeo; Roland Burgia; Jun Shin “Determination of Copper Content of US Penny by Visible Spectroscopy and X-ray Fluorescence”

Briana Kane; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Determination of Gallic Acid in Teas and Other Beverages Using HPLC”

May Myat Moe; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Using the Folin Ciocalteau Method to Measure the Total Amount of Antioxidants in Tea Samples and Other Beverages”

Fathima Nazumudeen; Paris Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen “Determination of the Ionization Constant of Carboxylic Acids Using Microscale Freezing Point Depression Measurements”

Andre Smithson; Joseph Iorio; Bruce Montalbano; Irina Rutenburg; Tian Chun Xu “Heavy Metals in Golf Balls and Other Everyday Items by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometry”

Mario Balducci; Paris Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen “Calculation of the Degree of Ionization of Salts in Aqueous Solution as a Function of Concentration Using Microscale Freezing Point Determination Measurements”

Mariyam Jalees; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Marie Thomas; James Wishart “Synthesis and Characterization of Dialkylphosphate Ionic Liquids”

Susan Budhoo; Paris Svoronos; Panayiotis Meleties; Sylvester Davis; Elvis Phillips “Significance of Instrumentation Maintenance of Sodium Hypochlorite Tanks for Wastewater Treatment:  A New York City DEP Internship”

Daniel LaFaurie; David Sarno “Porous Micron-Scale Spheres of Poly(o-Toluidine)”

Engred Vanegas; David Sarno “Partially Sulfonated Polyaniline Nanofibers for Electrostatic Interaction with Charged Gold Nanoparticles”

Julia Boroday; Moni Chauhan “Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles with Different Reducing and Stabilizing Agents”

Susan Budhoo; Tirandai Hemraj-Benny “A Comparative Investigation of Obtaining Hydroxyl Functionalities on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Means of Potassium Hydroxide Reactions”

Fatima Moslimani; Julie Pigza “Synthesis of Protected Oxyallyl Silane Derivatives for Use as Homoenolate Equivalents”

Stephanie Salarbux; Julie Pigza “Development of Oxyallyl Silanes as Homoenolate Equivalents in the Oxidative Addition to Substituted Phenols”

Kevin Chavez; Luis Vargas; Marjorie Morales “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl) phosphite (TMSP): Synthesis of the Bisphosphonic Acid of Phenylalanine”

Marjorie Morales; Luis Vargas; Kevin Chavez “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl) phosphite (TMSP): N-Mustard-Biphosphonic Acid of Bicine”

Xiaomei Ye; Prakash Prasad; Sasan Karimi “Mechanism for the Ring-Contraction of 3H-1-Benzazepine to Quinoline”

Sharon Ramati; Masao Gohdo; Marie Thomas; James Wishart; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “The Effect of Branched Alkyl Chains on the Dynamical Properties of Ionic Liquids”


The 7th Annual QCC Honors Conference, QCC, NY, May 6, 2011.

Roland Burgia; Jun Shin “Determination of Copper Content of US Penny by X-ray Fluorescence and Gravimetric Method”

Rebecca Cho; Jun Shin “Concentration Dependence of Refractive Index Measured by a Laser Pointer: Refractive Index vs. Concentration

Sharda Jagdeo; Jun Shin “Determination of Copper Content of US Penny by Visible Spectroscopy and X-ray Fluorescence”

Esther Yang; Jun Shin “Temperature Dependence of Refractive Index Determined by a Laser Pointer: A Simple and Cost Effective System

Fatima Moslimani; Julie Pigza “Synthesis of Protected Oxyallyl Silane Derivatives for Use as Homoenolate Equivalents”

Stephanie Salarbux; Julie Pigza “Development of Oxyallyl Silanes as Homoenolate Equivalents in the Oxidative Addition to Substituted Phenols”

Daniel LaFaurie; David Sarno “Porous Micron-Scale Spheres of Poly(o-Toluidine)”

Engred Vanegas; David Sarno “Partially Sulfonated Polyaniline Nanofibers for Electrostatic Interaction with Gold Nanoparticles”

Xiaomei Ye; Prakash Prasad; Sasan Karimi “Mechanism for the Ring-Contraction of 3H-1-Benzazepine to Quinoline”

Mario Balducci; Paris Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen “Calculation of the Van’t Hoff Factor in Electrolyte Solutions Using Microscale Freezing Point Determination Measurements”

Susan Budhoo; Sylvester Davis; Panayiotis Meleties; Elvis Phillips; Paris Svoronos “A New York City DEP Internship:  Significance of Instrumentation Maintenance of Sodium Hypochlorite Tanks for Wastewater Treatment”

Kevin Chavez; William Kelly; Faye Jacques; Panayiotis Meleties; Paris Svoronos “The Technology of Biosolids as Applied to the Wastewater at the DEP: A Summer Internship”

Briana Kane; Soraya Svoronos;  Paris Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen “Determination of Gallic Acid in Teas and Other Beverages Using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography”

May Myat Moe; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Using the Folin Ciocalteau Method to Measure the Total Amount of Antioxidants in Tea Samples and Other Beverages”

Marjorie Morales; William Kelly; Faye Jacques; Panayiotis Meleties; Paris Svoronos “Recycling Wastewater at the DEP: An ATE Grant Summer Internship”

Fathima Nazumudeen; Paris Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen “Determination of the Ionization Constant of Carboxylic Acids Using Microscale Freezing Point Depression Measurements”

Xiaomei Ye; Beau Ranheim; Naji Yao; Paris Svoronos “Pathways to Chemical Technology Education and Careers: A Student Internship Analyzing Water Quality

May Myat Moe; William Kelly; Faye Jacques; Panayiotis Meleties; Paris Svoronos “Application of Microbiology at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the New York City Environmental Protection (DEP)”

Susan Budhoo; Tirandai Hemraj-Benny “Carbon Nanotubols from Sonication and High Thermal Reactions”

Kevin Chavez; Marjorie Morales; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl) phosphite (TMSP): N-Mustard-Biphosphonic Acid of Bicine”

Marjorie Morales; Kevin Chavez; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl) phosphite (TMSP) Synthesis of the Bisphosphonic Acid of Phenylalanine”

Mariyam Jalees; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Marie Thomas; James Wishart “Synthesis and Characterization of Dialkylphosphate Ionic Liquids”

Sharon Ramati; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Masao Gohdo; Marie Thomas; James Wishart “The Effect of Branched Alkyl Chains on the Dynamical Properties of Ionic Liquids”

Andre Smithson; Irina Rutenburg; Joseph Iorio “Heavy Metals in Golf Balls and Other Everyday Items by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometry”

Nicole Yu; Jun Shin “Coral Reafs and their Depletion”

Shannon Gordon; Jun Shin “Edward Syndrome Trisomy 18”

Qi Guo; Jun  Shin “What is Environmental Chemistry?”

Ndeye Lam; Jun Shin “Fluorine in Our Daily Life”

Feroz Ali; Moni Chauhan “How Calories Are Determined in the Food We Eat”

Ebrahim Alsaidi; Moni Chauhan “Fireworks”

Mario Balducci; Moni Chauhan “Nuclear Chemistry”

Yang Bi; Moni Chauhan “Introduction to Carbon 60”

Julia Boroday; Moni Chauhan “Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Various Stabilizing and Reducing Agents”

Roland Burgia; Moni Chauhan “Breathing and Le Chatelier’s principle”

Julia Boroday; Moni Chauhan “Nanoscience in Hope for Cancer Cure”

Janet Chang; Moni Chauhan “Plastic: Good, Bad or Deadly”

Kevin Chavez; Moni Chauhan “Reactivity of the Gold/Water Interface During Selective Oxidation Catalysis”

Mike Dai; Moni Chauhan “Ultracapacitors”

Katherine DeMarco; Moni Chauhan “Formaldehyde in Our Living Tissues: A Chemical Breakdown of Aspartame in the Human Body

Maciegj Glab; Moni Chauhan “Application of Calorimetry to Real Life Problems”

Sharda Jagdeo; and Moni Chauhan “Haber Process”

Rick Loh; Moni Chauhan “Radiocarbon Dating”

Ulkar Masumi; Moni Chauhan “Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide”

May Myat Moe; Moni Chauhan “Le Chatelier’s Principle”

Fathima Nazumudeen; Moni Chauhan “Nuclear Reactions”

Fatima Moslimani; Moni Chauhan “The Chemistry behind Life”

Deokmi Ok; Moni Chauhan “Is Exercise Beneficial for us? Regulation of pH Changes in the Blood”

Stephanie Salarbux; Moni Chauhan “Vision: A Chemical Conversion Process”

Abaid Shahbaz; Moni Chauhan “Catalysis”

Engred Vanegas; Moni Chauhan “The Effect of Maritime Oil Spills”

Man Ying Wong; Moni Chauhan “How to Turn Cellulose into Fuel”


EIC 2011 (Einsteins in the City 2011) International Student Research Conference, Shepard Hall, the City College New York, April 14, 2011.

Esther Yang; Rebecca Cho; Jun H. Shin “Temperature Dependence of Refractive Index Determined by a Laser Pointer: Simple and Cost Effective System”

Rebecca Cho; Esther Yang; Jun H. Shin “Concentration Dependence of Refractive Index Measured by a Laser Pointer: Refractive Index vs. Concentration”

Sharda Jagdeo; Roland Burgjia; Jun H. Shin “Determination of Copper Content of the US Penny by X-Ray Fluorescence; Visible Spectroscopy and Gravimetric Method”

Susan Budhoo; Paris Svoronos; Panayiotis Meleties; Sylvester Davis; Elvis Phillips “Significance of Instrumentation Maintenance of Sodium Hypochlorite Tanks for Wastewater Treatment: A New York City DEP Internship”

XiaoMei Ye; Paris Svoronos; Panayiotis Meleties; Beau Ranheim; Naji Yao “Pathways to Chemical Technology Education and Careers; A Student Internship Analying Water Quality”

Kevin Chavez; Paris Svoronos; William Kelly; Panayiotis Meleties “The Technology of Biosolids as Applied to the Wastewater at New York City’s Division of Environmental Protectin:  A Summer Internship”

Marjorie Morales; Paris Svoronos; Michael Golden; Panayiotis Meleties “Recycling Wastewater at New York City’s Division of Environmental Protection: An ATE Grant Summer Internship”

Kevin Chavez; Marjorie Morales; Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris (trimethylsilyl) Phosphite (TMSP): Synthesis of the Bisphosphonic Acid of Phenylalanine”

Marjorie Morales; Kevin Chavez;  Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris (trimethylsilyl) Phosphite (TMSP): N-mustard Bisphosphonic Acid of Bicine”

May Myat Moe; Paris Svoronos; Michael Golden; Panayiotis Meleties “Application of Microbiology at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the New York City’s Division of  Environmental Protection”

May Myat Moe; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Use of the Folin-Ciocalteau Method to Measure the Total Amount of Antioxidants in Tea Samples and Other Beverages”

Fathima Nazmudeen; Pedro Irigoyen; Mario Balducci; Paris Svoronos “Determination and Applications of the van 't Hoff Factor Using Microscale Freezing Point Determination Measurements”

Brianna Kane; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Determination of Gallic Acid in Teas and Other Beverages Using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography”

Andre Hugh Smithson; Joseph Iorio; Bruce Motalbano; Irina Ruthenburg “Heavy Metals in Golf Balls by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrophotometry”

Daniel LaFaurie; David M. Sarno “An Unusual Porous and Spherical Micro-Scale Morphology for Poly(o-Toluidine)”

Engred Vanegas; David M. Sarno “Nanofibers Co-Polymerized from Aniline and Sulfonated Aniline for Electrostatic Interaction with Gold Nanoparticles”

Mariyam Jalees; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Synthesis and Characterization of Dialkylphosphate Ionic Liquids”

Sharon Ramati; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Masao Gohdo; Marie Thomas; James F. Wishart “The Effect of Branched Alkyl Chains on theDynamical Properties of Ionic Liquids”


Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal (CUSJ), Lerner Hall, Columbia University, April 3rd, 2011.

XiaoMei Ye; Sasan Karimi; Pedro Irigoyen “Synthesis and behavior of 6-Bromoindigo”

Esther Yang; Rebecca Cho; Jun H. Shin “Temperature Dependence of Refractive Index Determined by a Laser Pointer: Simple and Cost Effective System”

Rebecca Cho; Esther Yang; Jun H. Shin “Concentration Dependence of Refractive Index Measured by a Laser Pointer: Refractive Index vs. Concentration”

Sharda Jagdeo; Roland Burgjia; Jun H. Shin “Determination of Copper Content of the US Penny by X-Ray Fluorescence; Visible Spectroscopy and Gravimetric Method”

Engred Vanegas; David M. Sarno “Nanofibers co-polymerized from aniline and sulfonated aniline for electrostatic interaction with gold nanoparticles”

Daniel LaFaurie; David M. Sarno “An unusual porous and spherical micro-scale morphology for poly(o-toluidine)”

Fathima Nazmudeen; Paris Svoronos; Mario Balducci; Pedro Irigoyen “Determination and Applications of the Van 't Hoff factor Using Microscale Freezing Point Determination Measurements”

May Myat Moe; Paris Svoronos; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen “Use of the Folin-Ciocalteau Method to Measure the total amount of Antioxidants in Tea Samples and Other Beverages”

Brianna Kane; Soraya Svoronos; Pedro Irigoyen; Paris Svoronos “Determination of Gallic Acid in Teas and Other Beverages Using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography”

Luis Vargas; Marjorie Morales; Kevin Chavez “Reactivity of Tris (trimethylsilyl) Phosphite in the Synthesis of the N-Mustard Bisphosphonic Acid of Bicine and Phenylalanine”

Andre Hugh Smithson “Heavy Metals in Golf Balls by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrophotometry”

May Myat Moe; Paris Svoronos; Soraya Svoronos“Determination of the Total Antioxidants’ Concentration in Juices and Tea Beverages via the Folin Ciocalteau Method”

Engred Vanegas; David Sarno “Co-polymerization of Partially Sulfonated Polyaniline Nanofibers for Electrostatic Interaction with Gold Nanoparticles”

Fathima Benazir Nazumudeen1; Valery Morris; Susan A. Rotenberg “Effects of Resveratrol Analogues on Cell Proliferation and Migration of Mouse Melanoma Cells”

Mengjia Lin; May Myat Moe; Engred Vanegas “The Effect of Various Compounds on the Prevention and Degradation of Staphylococcus Aureus Biofilms”

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