The Kosenkov Group

Physical Chemistry at Monmouth University

Group Members

Prof. Dmytro Kosenkov

Dr. Dmytro Kosenkov
E-mail: dkosenkov@monmouth.edu

My research is focused on the understanding of fundamental molecular interactions in complex biological systems for future applications in chemistry and medicine. I enjoy teaching physical and computational chemistry courses. You can find more information about our activities at Faces of Monmouth.

Favorite quote:
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. —Linus Pauling

Students

Michael DeFilippo
Michael DeFilippo
E-mail: s0987156@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Design of Novel Solar Cells: Investigation of Energy Transfer in Biological Chromophores

I am currently an undergraduate student studying Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. I work as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, and developed a passion for Chemistry through seeing its importance and broad applicability during my clinical rotations in paramedic school. I have career aspirations of becoming a physician.

Inspiring quote:
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. —Thomas Jefferson

Amir Eldin
Amir Eldin
E-mail: s0731179@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Development of Molecular Sensors: Solvatochromism of Organic Dyes

Hello, my name is Amir Eldin. I am currently a Biology major student with a concentration in Cell Physiology and minor in Chemistry. After completion of my undergraduate degree my aspirations are aimed towards the field of Medicine and Public Health.

Favorite quote:
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world —Louis Pasteur

Nicole Famularo
Nicole Famularo
E-mail: s0807489@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Modeling, design, and building of dye sensitized solar cells

Hello, my name is Nicole Famularo. I am currently an undergraduate student pursuing degrees in Chemistry with a concentration in Advanced Chemistry as well as Chemistry with a concentration in Chemical Physics at Monmouth University. I aspire to receive my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. I am excited to have this research opportunity to further understand the world atomically.

Inspiring quote:
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. —Thomas Edison

Erin_Hoag
Erin Hoag
E-mail: s0889712@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design: Selectivity of Organic Ligands Binding to DNA

I am currently a sophomore at Monmouth University, majoring in Biology with a Concentration in Cell Molecular Physiology, and minoring in Chemistry. I have a strong interest in medicine and my future plans are to attend medical school. Through this research, I hope to gain a great amount of knowledge about the structure and functions of the human DNA and how anti-cancer drugs affect it, so that I can become a more knowledgable doctor.

Favorite quote:
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. —Galileo Galilei

Rylee McBride
Rylee McBride
E-mail: s0862599@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Photochemistry of Azobenzene Photoswitches

I am currently a Monmouth University student pursuing a degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and a minor in Information Technology. Upon graduation, I aspire to continue my education and obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry. I hope to make an impact on the scientific community through my future research and academic endeavors.

Favorite Quote:
Isnít it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them —Orville Wright

Katlynn Muratore
Katlynn Muratore
E-mail: s0937918@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Design of Novel Solar Cells: Investigation of Energy Transfer in Biological Chromophores

Hello, my name is Katlynn Muratore. I am a Monmouth University undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry. After Monmouth, I plan on attending Graduate school. I am excited to have this research opportunity to better understand and improve solar energy technology in the future.

Favorite quote:
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. —Mark Twain

Kristen Rodgers-Erickson
Kristen Rodgers-Erickson
E-mail: s0955389@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Photochemistry of Azobenzene Photoswitches

Hello, my name is Kristen Rodgers-Erickson. I am currently working towards a degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. I am also a member of the Monmouth Cross Country and Track teams. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Favorite quote:
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs

Sammy Saka
Sammy Saka
E-mail: s0729585@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design: DNA Binding of Naphthalene Diimide Ligands

I am currently an undergraduate here at Monmouth University majoring in Chemistry. After Monmouth I aspire to pursue a career in dentistry. This research will hopefully allow me to experience different fields and concepts of Chemistry that I will be unable to experience later on.

Favorite quote:
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it is. —J. Robert Oppenheimer

James Shaw
James Shaw
E-mail: s0873050@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Development of Molecular Sensors: Solvatochromism of Organic Dyes

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology as well as a minor in Chemistry. I am excited to be given the chance to participate in the chemistry research program at Monmouth University, and hope to gain valuable insight and experience in this area. I would like to use the skills I develop here to enter the medical or environmental fields.

Favorite motto:
Iím a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have.

Former Group Members

Philip Donahue'14
Erik Braunstein'14
Omkaran Menon'14
Gary Prato'14
Samantha Silvent'14
Kevin Wioland'14
Sarah-Pearl Siganporia'14
Scott Nicholson, Visiting student, Summer 2013
Anthony Cappadona'13
Scott Anton'13