MICHAEL JUSTIN ANHORN
Virginia Commonwealth University PhD current Chemistry
University of North Carolina Wilmington B.A. 2008 Chemistry (3.8/4.0)
Magna Cum Laude
National Scholars Honor Society Member
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Member
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member
58th ACS Southeast Regional Meeting Augusta, GA 2006
Factors controlling the metal ion selectivity of terpyridine and other pyridyl-donor ligands
Joanna M. Hamilton, Michael J. Anhorn, Karen A. Oscarson, Joseph H. Reibenspies, and Robert D. Hancock, “Complexation of Metal Ions, including Alkali Earth and Lanthanide(III) Ions, in Aqueous Solution by the Ligand Terpy (2,2’,6’,2”-terpyridyl)”, Inorg. Chem., Vol. 50(7), pp. 2764-2770 (2011).
Research Assistant El-Kaderi Group VCU current
Chief Hygiene Officer
developing novel polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for use in fuel cell applications
training our Visiting Professor on synthetic procedures and analytical techniques for porous materials
develop novel POPs for gas separation membranes
synthesize processable membranes incorporating benzimidazoles and azo-linked polymers
Research Assistant Taylor Group NCCU 2015
understanding of smart molecules
synthesis and characterization of polymers for drug delivery applications
develop polymer-elastomer hybrids that are stimuli responsive
Research Assistant Wright Group UNCW 2007-2008
extraction and purification of compounds of interest from cells cultured by biologists in our multidisciplinary lab.
synthesize new compounds of interest via altering functional groups of extracted natural products.
gained extensive experience using various instrumentation such as LC/MS, HPLC, and NMR and honed my bench-top and solution chemistry skills.
Research Assistant Hancock Group UNCW 2006-2007, Summer 2009
Studied complexing properties in aqueous solution of pre-organized ligand, terpy (2,2’,6’,2”-terpyridyl) with a variety of transition metals.
Determined formation constants (log K) by UV-Vis Spectroscopy.
Teaching Assistant VCU Virginia, NC current
Teaching Assistant NCCU Durham, NC 2014-2015
Chemistry Tutor Self-employed Raleigh/Durham,NC 2014-2015
ACS NCW North Carolina Central University October 2014
NanoDays MRSEC March 2015