ANNE GAQUERE-PARKER

 

e-mail address: agaquere@westga.edu

Phone number: 678-839-6026

 

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

 

March 2000, PhD in Chemistry with Honors, Specialty: Organic Chemistry

Subject : Synthesis and Reactivity of Organometallic Compounds (Li, Zn, Mg, Cu) in

p-Deficient Series (Diazines, Pyridine). Optimisation under Sonication.

Supervisors: G. Queguiner, A. Turck, N. Ple.

Place: IRCOF (Institut de Recherche en Chimie Organique Fine, http://ircof.crihan.fr/), Rouen, France.

External Examiners: P. Knochel, (University of München, Germany),

J.L. Luche (University of Grenoble, France),

M.C. Lasne (University of Caen, France).

 

1996: D.E.A. (Extensive Studies Diploma, IRCOF) with Honours, Specialty: Organic Chemistry.

Subject: Study of the formation of organozinc compounds in the diazine series.

Supervisors: G. Queguiner, A. Turck, N. Ple, University of Rouen.

 

1995: M. Sc. in Chemistry (major: Organic Chemistry, minor: Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry), University of Rouen.

Subject: Synthesis of nitrogen-containing fused heterocycles.

Supervisors: G. Queguiner and N. Ple, University of Rouen.

 

1994: B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Rouen.

 

1993: Two years degree in University Institute of Technology of Rouen, major: Chemistry

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Fall 2006- : Lecturer – Organic Chemistry Laboratory coordinator, University of West Georgia

 

Fall 2002 – Summer 2006: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia.

 

Courses taught:

-         Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM1211K) : Falls 2002, 2003, Spring 2003, Summer 2006

-         Organic Chemistry part I (CHEM 2411): Falls 2004, 2005, 2006

-         Organic Chemistry part II (CHEM 2422, CHEM 3422): Summers 2003, 2004

-         Organic Chemistry I and II Lab (CHEM 2411L, CHEM 2422L, CHEM 3411L, CHEM 3422L): Falls 2002, 2003, 2004, Springs 2003, 2004, 2005, Summers 2003, 2004

-         Survey of Chemistry I (CHEM 1151, General Chemistry for pre-health majors): Falls 2005, 2006

-         Survey of Chemistry II (CHEM 1152, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for pre-health majors): Springs 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

-         CHEM 1100: Chemistry for non-science majors: Fall 2005

-         Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 4920): Spring 2004, Summer 2006

-         Environmental Studies, (XIDS 2202): Sprig 2006

-         Faculty Directed Research (CHEM4083): continuously since summer 2003.

 

2000-2002: Post-Doctoral Position, Clark Atlanta University.

Projects:

                     -    Synthesis of substituted phenols.

-    Synthesis of Schiff bases.

                     -    Preparation of new Salen catalysts (Manganese and Titanium based) for

   asymetric synthesis.

                     -    NMR study on a Titanium-based Salen catalyst.

                     -    Study and Optimization of asymetric epoxidation reactions.

-    Synthesis of fluorescent compounds.

-    Undergraduate student research mentor, Summers 2000, 2001.

 

2001-2002: Teaching Assistant, Morehouse College, General Chemistry.

 

1997-1998: Instructor in College, University Institute of Technology of Rouen, Organic Chemistry (Laboratory lessons mainly, 200 contact hours per year)

 

Summer 1992: Chemist, SEEM, Pont-Audemer.

                     - Optimization of the oxidation process of aluminium.

 

Summer 1991: Chemical technician at a leather processing plant, Tanneries Costil, Pont-

Audemer.

- Quality control of the leather and monitoring of the effluves and chemical

   wastes.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

- A. Turck, N. Ple, A. Lepretre-Gaquere, G. Queguiner, Heterocycles 1998, 49, 205 : Organozinc Derivatives of Diazines, Metalation of Diazines XXIII.

 

- L. Berillon, A. Lepretre, A. Turck, N. Ple, G. Queguiner, G. Cahiez, P. Knochel, Synlett 1998, 1359-1360 : Preparation of Highly Pyridylmagnesium Reagents for the Synthesis of Polyfunctional Pyridines.

 

- M. Rottländer, L. Boymond, L. Berillon, A. Lepretre, G. Varchi, S. Avolio, H. Laaziri, G. Queguiner, A. Ricci, G. Cahiez, P. Knochel, Chemistry, a European Journal, 2000, 6, 767-770 : New Polyfunctional Magnesium Reagents for Organic Synthesis.

 

- A. Lepretre, A. Turck, N. Ple, P. Knochel and G. Queguiner, Tetrahedron, 2000, 56, 265-274 : First Study of Syntheses and Reactivity of Grignard Compounds in the Diazine Series. Diazines XXVII.

 

- A. Lepretre, A. Turck, N. Ple and G. Queguiner, Tetrahedron, 2000, 56, 3709-3716 : Organolithium Derivatives of Diazines and Pyridine at Room Temperature under the Influence of Ultrasounds. Diazines XXIX.

 

- A. Gaquere, S. Liang, F.L. Hsu, X. R. Bu, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2002, 13, 2089, The Readily Available tert-Pentyl Group As a Most Effective Simple Directing Group for Asymetric Synthesis: a Case Study on Salen-Mn(III)-Catalyzed Epoxidation.

 

POSTERS/ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Personal Poster presentations:

 

- Poster and Oral communication at ANORCQ (Anglo-Norman Organic Chemistry colloQuim), Spring 1999: “First Study of Syntheses and Reactivity of Grignard Compounds in the Diazine Series”.

 

- Oral communication at the French Society of Chemistry, Spring 1999: “Synthesis and Reactivity of Organometallic Compounds (Li, Zn, Mg, Cu) in p-Deficient Series (Diazines, Pyridine). Optimisation under Sonication”.

 

UWG Undergraduate Students Poster presentations:

 

- GEMS luncheon, Summer 2006

 

* Jonathan Williamson, Kelvin Rembert: “Carbon Nanotubes Sedimentation in Various Solvents“(in collaboration with Dr F. Khan)

 

* Dennis Kinuthia, Temitayo Isola: “Degradation of an-Azo Dye under Ultrasounds”

 

- ACS national meeting, Spring 2006:

 

* Ayan Ahmed, Temitayo Isola: “Sonodegradation of an Azo-dye”

 

* Christopher Shacklady, Temitayo Isola: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

* Phoebe Tchoua, Bintu Marong, Dawn Lindquist: “Sonoremediation of 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol”

 

* Michael Minyard, Nicholas Nicholson, Christopher Shacklady, Jonathan Williamson, Christopher Wust: Carbon Nanotubes Sedimentation in Various Solvents and C60 Functionalization under Ultrasounds (in collaboration with Dr F. Khan)

 

- Big Night, Spring 2006:

 

* Ayan Ahmed, Temitayo Isola: “Sonodegradation of an Azo-dye”

* Christopher Shacklady, Temitayo Isola: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

* Phoebe Tchoua, Bintu Marong, Dawn Lindquist: “Sonoremediation of 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol”

 

* Michael Minyard, Nicholas Nicholson, Christopher Shacklady, Jonathan Williamson, Christopher Wust: Carbon Nanotubes Sedimentation in Various Solvents and C60 Functionalization under Ultrasounds (in collaboration with Dr F. Khan)

 

- EPA/ASTER/CDC meeting, Spring 2006:

 

* Ayan Ahmed, Temitayo Isola: “Sonodegradation of an Azo-dye”

 

- Sigma Xi National Meeting, Fall 2005:

 

* Suzi Blosser: “How chemically different are regular and organic milk?”

 

- NCHC Fall 2005:

 

* Christopher Shacklady: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

* Suzi Blosser: “How chemically different are regular and organic milk?”

 

- Sigma Xi Research paper competition at UWG, Spring 2005:

 

* Temitayo Isola: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

* Suzi Blosser: “How chemically different are regular and organic milk?”

 

- NCUR, Spring 2005:

 

* Suzi Blosser: “How chemically different are regular and organic milk?”

 

- 56th SERMACS, Fall 2004:

 

* Temitayo Isola: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

* Dawn Lindquist: “Sonoremediation of Trichlorophenol

 

* Vishal Amin: “Degradation of Simazine in Various Environments” (in collaboration with Dr S. Basu-Dutt)

 

- 55th SERMACS, Fall 2003:

 

  • Gina Smith: “Dye-Sensitized Organic Photovoltaic Cells: Preliminary Tests”.

 

 

UWG Undergraduate Students Oral communications:

 

- Sigma Xi, Paper Research Competition, Spring 2006:

 

* Ayan Ahmed, Temitayo Isola: “Degradation of an azo-dye under ultrasounds”

 

* Christopher Shacklady: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

- GCHC, Spring 2006:

 

* Ayan Ahmed, Temitayo Isola: “Degradation of an azo-dye under ultrasounds”

 

* Christopher Shacklady: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

- Sigma Xi, Paper Research Competition, Spring 2005:

 

* Temitayo Isola: “Paper De-Inking Using Environmental Friendly Oxidizing Agents under Ultrasounds”

 

* Vishal Amin: “Degradation of Simazine in Various Environments” (in collaboration with Dr S. Basu-Dutt)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

- Sigma-Xi Research Society President, University of West Georgia Chapter (January 2005).

- Sigma-Xi Research Society treasurer/secretary, University of West Georgia Chapter (2004).

- Judge at the Sigma-Xi research paper competition, Springs 2003, 2004.

- Judge at the Regional Science Bowl, Springs 2003, 2004.

- Science fair judge: Gwinett county public schools, Spring 2003.

- Science fair judge: Villa Rica bay spring middle school, Springs 2003, 2005.

- Science fair judge: West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Spring 2004.

- Member of the American Chemical Society

- Proposal reviewer for the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)

- Article reviewer for the journal “Molecules”

- Accuracy reviewer, Organic Chemistry from Paula Bruice, 4th edition, Prentice-Hall.

- Accuracy reviewer, Organic Chemistry from Wade, Prentice-Hall.

- Accuracy reviewer, Chemistry in context, 5th edition, ACS , McGraw and Hill.

- High school chemistry teacher workshop assistant at UWG, Fall 2002.

- Gamma Sigma Sigma National Community Service Sorority Faculty Advisor.