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Chemistry Department

College of Science and Mathematics


 

Kathryn Aeline Layman

Office: (540) 568-1656   

laymanka@jmu.edu

 

Education:

 

July 2002                                 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

                                                University of California, Irvine

                                                Dissertation Title: “Growth and Characterization of Thin Films of g-Al2O3 on NiAl(100): An HREELS Investigation of Surface OH Acidity”

                                                Advisor: Dr. John C. Hemminger

 

December 1998                       M. S. in Physical Chemistry           

                                                University of California, Irvine

                                                Advisor: Dr. John C. Hemminger

 

May 1996                                B. A. in Chemistry, Mathematics minor, Summa Cum Laude       

                                                Occidental College

                                                Honors Thesis Title: "Studies on the Stereochemistry of 'Double-Agent' Chlorination"

                                                Research Advisors: Dr. Frank P. DeHaan and Dr. Michael G. Hill

 

Research, Teaching, and Industrial Experience:

 

August 2004 to present             Assistant Professor in Chemistry

                                                James Madison University

 

July 2002 to July 2004              Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow          

                                          Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

                                          Advisor: Dr. Mark E. Bussell

 

Summer 1999                           Chemistry 1P Instructor

                                                University of California, Irvine

                                               

 

Sept. 1996 to July 2002           Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

                                          University of California, Irvine

                                         

Summer 1996                           Research Intern

                                          Monsanto, St. Louis, MO

                                          Advisor: Dr. William McGhee

 

January 1994 to May 1995       Laboratory Technician

                                                        Immunalysis, Glendale, CA

 

January 1993 to May 1996       Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

 

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships:

 

·        E. K. C. Lee Award for outstanding achievements as a graduate student, University of California, Irvine, May 2002.

 

·        UC Regent’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, Winter 2002.

 

·        Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Irvine, May 2001.

 

·        GAANN Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, September 1996 to August 1997.

 

·        Graduated Summa cum Laude, Occidental College, May 1996.

 

·        Departmental Distinction and Honors in Chemistry, Occidental College, May 1996.

 

·        John Stauffer Charitable Trust Scholarship, Occidental College, September 1995 to May 1996.

 

·        Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Occidental College, September 1995.

 

·        Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry (the ACS Outstanding Junior Award), Occidental College, May1995.

 

·        Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, Occidental College, September 1994 to May1996.

 

·        Steele Foundation Scholarship, Occidental College, September 1994 to May1995.

 

·        Rodna P. Nye Memorial Scholarship, Occidental College, September 1993 to May 1995.

 

·        Chemical Rubber Company Outstanding Freshman Award, Occidental College, May 1993.

 

·        Nina Heard Astin Scholarship, from Victoria Bank & Trust, Bryan, TX, for education at Occidental College between September 1992 and May 1996.

 

Professional Affiliations:

 

·        Council on Undergraduate Research, 2003 to present.                                             

·        American Vacuum Society, 2001 to present.

·        American Chemical Society, 1995 to present.

·        Association of Women in Science at Oxy (AWISO), 1994 to 1996.

 

Publications: (Note: Surname changed from Martin to Layman in June 1999)

*Drafts of publications 4 and 5 are available upon request.

 

1.      Layman, K. A., and Bussell, M. E., “Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation of Thiophene Adsorption on Silica-Supported Nickel Phosphide Catalysts,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, in press.

2.      Layman, K. A., and Bussell, M. E., “Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation of CO Adsorption on Silica-Supported Nickel Phosphide Catalysts,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2004, 108, 10930-10941.

3.      Sawhill, S. J., Layman, K. A., Van Wyk, D. R., and Bussell, M. E., “Thiophene Hydrodesulfurization over Nickel Phosphide Catalysts: Effect of the Support and Precursor Composition,” Journal of Catalysis, submitted September 2004.

4.      Layman, K.A. and Hemminger, J. C., “The Chemistry of Pyrazine, Acetonitrile, and Ammonia on Ultrathin Films of g-Al2O3 on NiAl(100),” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, to be submitted.*

5.      Layman, K. A. and Hemminger, J. C. “Dissociation and Dehydrogenation of CO2, Acetone, and Pyridine on NiAl(100),” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, to be submitted.*

6.      Layman, K.A. and Hemminger, J.C., “Determination of Surface OH Acidity from the Formation of Acid/Base Complexes on Ultrathin Films of g-Al2O3 on NiAl(100),” Journal of Catalysis 2004. 222(1), 207-213.

7.      Layman, K.A., Ivey, M.M., and Hemminger, J.C., “Pyridine Adsorption and Acid/Base Complex Formation on Ultrathin Films of g-Al2O3 on NiAl(100),” Journal  Physical Chemistry B 2003, 107(33), 8538-8546.

8.      Ivey, M.M., Layman, K.A., Avoyan, A., Allen, H. C., and Hemminger, J. C., "Characterization of ultra thin films of g-Al2O3 and the chemistry of 1,3-butadiene on NiAl(001) and gAl2O3," Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2003, 107(26), 6391-6400.

9.      Ivey, M. M., Allen, H. C., Avoyan, A., Martin, K. A., and Hemminger, J. C., "Dimerization of 1,3-Butadiene on Highly Characterized Hydroxylated Surfaces of Ultrathin Films of gAl2O3," Journal of the American Chemical Society 1998, 120(42), 10980-10981.

10.  DeHaan, F. P, Allen, M. W., Ang, M. C., Balacuit, D. B., Bentley, C. A., Bergstrand, R. J., Cho, E. R., DeHaan, D. O., Ferris, T. E., Kemnitz, C. R., Ma, S. K., Martin, K. A., Ruiz, R. M., Sakamoto, D. K., Sharvit, O., Strassmaier, T. T., Uyeda, H. T., and Villahermosa, R. M., "Scope and Mechanism of 'Double-Agent' Halogenation," Journal of Organic Chemistry 1995, 60, 8320-8323.

 

Presentations:

 

1.      Layman, K. A. and Bussell, M. E., “Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation of CO and Thiophene Adsorption on Silica-Supported Nickel Phosphide (Ni2P/SiO2) Catalysts,” 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, paper 917, April 1, 2004.

2.      Layman, K. A. and Hemminger, J. C., “HREELS Investigation of Probe Molecule Adsorption on Ultra-thin Films of g-Al2O3 Grown on NiAl(100): Determination of Surface OH Acidity,” Chemistry Seminar, Western Washington University, May 23, 2003.

3.      Layman, K.A., Jiang, Y., and Hemminger, J. C., “Formation of oxides, nitrides, and carbides on NiAl(100),” 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, paper 434, March 26, 2003.

4.      Layman, K. A. and Hemminger, J. C., “Hydrocarbon Interactions on g–Al2O3/NiAl(100):Formation of Acid-Base Complexes,” American Vacuum Society 49th International Symposium, November  5, 2002.

5.      Layman, K. A., Jiang, Y., and Hemminger, J.C., “Dissociation and Dehydrogenation of Hydrocarbons on NiAl(100),” American Vacuum Society 49th International Symposium, November  4, 2002.

6.      Layman, K.A. and Hemminger, J. C., “Probe Molecule Adsorption on g–Al2O3/NiAl(100): Surface OH Acidity Characterization,” Physical Chemistry Seminar, University of California, Irvine, April 19, 2002.

7.      Layman, K. A. and Hemminger, J. C., "Probe Molecules on Hydroxylated g-Al2O3/NiAl(100): Characterization of Surface OH Acidity," American Vacuum Society 48th International Symposium, October 29, 2001.

8.      Layman, K. A. and Hemminger, J. C., “Characterization of the g-Al2O3/NiAl(100) Surface OH Acidity,” Physical Chemistry Seminar, University of California, Riverside, October 8, 2001.

9.      Martin, K.A. and Hill, M. G., "Photoinduced Disproportionation of [IrCODpz]2," Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, 1995.

10.  Martin, K.A. and DeHaan, F. P., "'Double-Agent' Chlorination Reactions II," Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, 1994.

11.  Martin, K.A. and DeHaan, F. P., "'Double-Agent' Chlorination Reactions I," American Chemical Society Conference on Undergraduate Research, 1994.

 

Posters:

 

1.      Layman, K. A. and Hemminger, J. C., “Interaction of Hydrocarbons on Hydroxylated g-Al2O3/NiAl(100): Determination of Surface OH Acidity,” 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, paper 236, March 24, 2003.

2.      Layman, K.A., and Hemminger, J. C., “Probing the Acidity of Surface OH Groups on g-Al2O3/NiAl(100) Through Vibrational Spectroscopy of Acid/Base Complexes,” University of California, Irvine Chemistry Departmnet Poster Session, Irvine, CA, December 13, 2002.

3.      Layman, K. A., Jiang, Y., and Hemminger, J.C., “Dissociation and Dehydrogenation of Hydrocarbons on NiAl(100),” University of California, Irvine Chemistry Departmnet Poster Session, Irvine, CA, December 13, 2002.

4.      Layman, K.A., and Hemminger, J. C., “Probing the Acidity of Surface OH Groups on g-Al2O3/NiAl(100) Through Vibrational Spectroscopy of Acid/Base Complexes,” Southern California Chapter of the American Vacuum Society’s Leading Edge Student Symposium, Anaheim, CA, October 2, 2001.

5.      Layman, K. A., Ivey, M. M., and Hemminger, J. C., "HREELS of Probe Molecules/Al2O3/NiAl(100): Characterization of Surface OH Acidity," Gordon Conference on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces, Ventura, CA, February 21, 2001.

6.      Ivey, M. M., Luo, M.-F., Layman, K. A., and Hemminger, J. C., "Hydrocarbon Chemistry on Pt/Al2O3/NiAl(100)," Gordon Conference on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces, Ventura, CA, February 21, 2001.

7.      Hemminger, J. C., Ivey, M. M., and Layman, K. A., "Al2O3/ NiAl(100): Characterization of Surface OH Acidity and Reaction Chemistry," International Workshop on Oxide Surfaces, Taos, NM, Jan 15-19, 2001.

 



 

 

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