Executive Board

Sandy Pittelli

Sandy is a Ph.D. candidate in Professor John Reynolds' lab and her project focuses on understanding the fundamental structure-property relationships of conducting polymers. So far, she has developed projects in understanding the effects of incorporating chemical oxidants in the construction of conjugated polymer electrochemical devices and how the structure of dioxythiophene polymers relates to their film morphology, ability to be doped by chemical oxidants, and conduct charge. Previously, Sandy received a B.S. in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked for Dr. Wilfredo Colón. 
 
Outside of research, Sandy enjoys exploring the outdoors including hiking and kayaking. 

Allison Geoghan Aioub

Allison is a Ph.D. candidate in Professor M.G. Finn’s lab and her project focuses on developing a new class of peptide ligands for the copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. She has developed a combinatorial approach to screening large libraries of peptides to identify active motifs and is working on optimizing different lead sequences. Previously, Allison received a B.S. in both chemistry and biology from Monmouth University and worked for Dr. Massimiliano Lamberto. She then completed her M.S. in Chemistry at Boston College under the direction of Professor Kian Tan.

Outside of the lab, Allison enjoys trying new restaurants, running, and drinking lots of coffee!