Department Chair

  • Daniel Moriarty
    Associate Professor Chemistry
    Morrell Science Center 219
    (518) 783-2472
    dmoriarty@siena.edu

Dr. Lucas Tucker

Email: ltucker@siena.edu

Educational Background

B.S., Chemistry, 2001- Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Graduate Education

Ph.D., 2007 - Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 110 and associated lab
  • General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 120 and associated lab
  • Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 210 and associated lab
  • Organic Chemistry II
    • CHEM 220 and associated lab

Research Interests

  1. Photopolymeric materials
  2. Liquid crystalline holography
  3. Liquid crystalline photoresists
  4. Chemical Education

Recent Publications

  1. Organotin Hydride Reduction of Benzyl Bromides; Menapace, L. W., Loewenthal, M. B., Koscielecki, J., Tucker, L., Passaro L. C., Monalbano, R., Frick, A., Marrantino, J., Brunner, J.; Organometallics. 2002. 21(14). 3066-3068
  2. Sequential Multiphoton Photopolymerization For Hologram Recording Using A Trithiocarbonate As A Raft Reagent. Tucker, L. and Sponsler, M. B. Polymer Preprints, 2005, 46(2), 395-396
  3. Trithiocarbonate-Mediated Free Radical Photopolymerization: Improved Uniformity In Hologram Recording, Tucker, L. and Sponsler, M. B., Appl. Optics.2006, 45, 6973-6976
  4. Holography via Liquid Crystalline Polymerization: The Effect of Various Additives. Tucker, L. and Sponsler, M. B. Polymer Preprints, 2006, 47(2), 523-524

Recent Oral Presentations

  1. 2004, Rochester, N.Y. - North East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. “New Liquid Crystalline Monomer for the Formation of Dynamic Holographic Gratings.
  2. May 19, 2005, Buffalo, NY. - Graduate Student Symposium- "Sequential Multiphoton Photopolymerization Using Bis(carboxymethyl)trithiocarbonate Ethyl Ester as a Raft Reagent"
  3. August 31, 2005,Washington DC-  American Chemical Society National Meeting- "Sequential Multiphoton Photopolymerization Using Bis(carboxymethyl)trithiocarbonate Ethyl Ester as a Raft Reagent"
  4. September 10, 2006, San Francisco California-  American Chemical Society National Meeting- " Holography via Liquid Crystalline Polymerization: The Effect of Various Additives."

 

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