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Dr. John R. Miecznikowski

Associate Professor of Chemistry
jmiecznikowski@fairfield.edu
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Honors

  •       Selected, Undergraduate Teacher of the Year at Fairfield University, by Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society). (2011).

     

    ·       Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship (PFF) at Boston University Chemistry Department (2004-2007)

     

    ·       Full time teaching and research graduate fellowship, Yale University, 2000-2004.

     

    ·       Graduated with Honors in General Scholarship and with Honors in Chemistry from Trinity College.

     

    ·       Phi Beta Kappa (inducted in 2000)

     

    ·       Presidential Fellowship, Trinity College Chemistry Department, 1999-2000.

     

    ·       Bristol Central High School Class Valedictorian (1996) (Bristol, CT)

     

Awards

·  George E. Lang, Jr. Award at the State of  Connecticut Conference of American Association of University Professors for outstanding faculty service at Fairfield University (2014).    

  • Selected to attend NSF Workshop “Crystallography for Chemists” at California State Polytechnic University- Pomona.  June 19 to June 24, 2011.


·       Invited to give a lecture on the Forensic Science Course, which I helped develop at Fairfield University at the American Chemical Society National Meeting (Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences Symposium) in Boston, MA, August 2010.


·       Selected to attend NSF Workshop “Emerging Perspectives on Catalysis” given by the Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis (CENTC), The University of Washington at Seattle, Seattle, WA. July 19-22, 2010.


·       Invited to Present Poster at SCI-MIX poster session. Development of Zinc Pincer Model Complexes for the Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase Active Site. Poster Session at 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Division of Inorganic Chemistry (Coordination Chemistry:  Synthesis), and SCI-MIX, San Francisco, CA, March 21 and 22, 2010.


·       Theodore F. Cooke Teaching Excellence Award (2003), Yale University. This award recognizes the top teaching fellow in General Chemistry at Yale University


·       American Institute of Chemists Award (2000), Trinity College. This award is given to a senior chemistry major at Trinity College, who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, ability and character.

  • Best Undergraduate Poster Award for "Impact of Deposition Method on the Microstructural Properties of Thin Film Silica Aerogels" at Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics & Optoelectronics (CMOC) at Yale University, March 1999
  • The Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, Analytical Chemistry Award (1999), Trinity College. This award is given to one student for outstanding achievement in Analytical Chemistry at Trinity College.
  • The Physics Prize (1998), Trinity College. This award is given to one student for outstanding achievement in Mechanics & Heat, and Electricity, Magnetism, & Waves at Trinity College.
  • The Chemical Rubber Company Award (1997), Trinity College. This award is given to a freshman enrolled in general chemistry at Trinity College for outstanding achievement in chemistry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants

“Development of New Hydrocarbon Activation Precatalysts based on Copper(II) Pincer Complexes.”  Fairfield University Summer Research Stipend, Requested $3,500. Funded ($3,500.) Role: PI. February 2014.

Grant submitted with Profs. Amanda Harper-Leatherman, Matthew Kubasik, and Kraig Steffen. "Fairfield University Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation and Attendance at the Northeast Regional American Chemical Society Meeting in New Haven, CT, October 23-26, 2013."  Fairfield University Science Institute, Requested: $1,500; Funded ($1,500).  Role:  Project Director.


"Development of Novel Zinc and Copper tridentate Pincer Complexes Based on Bis-Triazole and Bis-Imidazole Ligand Precursors."  Fairfield University Faculty Research Grant, Requested:  $1,000; Funded ($1,000).  Role:  PI.  April 2012.


Grant submitted with Profs. Amanda Harper-Leatherman, Matthew Kubasik, and Kraig Steffen. "Fairfield University Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation and Attendance at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, August 19-23, 2012."  Fairfield University Science Institute, Requested: $1,500; Funded ($1,500).  Role:  Project Director.


 “Development of tridentate pincer zinc chemical model complexes based on bis-triazole ligand precursors for the active site in liver alcohol dehydrogenase.”  Fairfield University Faculty Research Grant, Requested:  $1,000.  Funded ($1000).  March 2011.  Role:  PI.

Grant Submitted with Profs. Scott Lacy, David Crawford, Brian Walker, Kraig Steffen, Amanda Harper-Leatherman, Ashley McKay, and Pat Calderwood, “Anthropology, Science, and the Human Condition.”  Fairfield University Science Institute, $1330, Funded ($1330). February 2011.

Grant Submitted with Profs. Kraig Steffen, Amanda Harper Leatherman, and Jessica Davis.  “International Year of Chemistry Alumni Gathering.”  Fairfield University Science Institute, $750, Funded ($750). February 2011.

“Synthesis, Characterization, and Activity of Tridentate Pincer Zinc Chemical Model Complexes for the Active Site in Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase.”  Fairfield University Summer Research Stipend, Requested $3,500. Funded ($3,500.) Role: PI. February 2010.

"Development of tridentate pincer zinc chemical model complexes for the active site in liver alcohol dehydrogenase." Fairfield University Summer Research Stipend, Requested $3,500. Funded ($3,500.) February 2009.

 "Development of Chelating Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbene First Row Transition Metal Complexes and Main Group Complexes." Fairfield University Science Institute, Requested $2,000, Funded ($1,850.) Role: PI.  February 2009.

 Submitted with Prof. Amanda Harper-Leatherman and Prof. Jessica M. Davis, "Fairfield University Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation and Attendance at the American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting in Hartford." Fairfield University Science Institute, Requested $2,000; Funded ($1,600.) February 2009.

"Development of zinc pincer model complexes for the active site in liver alcohol dehydrogenase and development of nickel pincer model complexes for the active site in hydrogenase." Fairfield University Pre-Tenure Leave. Granted, Spring 2010 Term.

 Fairfield University Research Grant, "Development of Zinc Pincer Model Complexes for the Active Site in Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase and Development of Chelating Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbene First Row Transition Metal Complexes. Requested $1,000. Funded. ($1,000.) April 2008-April 2010. Role: PI