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Leonard Research Group

Department of Chemistry #3838

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766 4137

Fax: 307 766 2807

Email: bleonar5 at uwyo.edu

Leonard Research Group

Current Group Members

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Daniel Harris

B.S. 2014, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston LA

Hometown: Pensacola, FL

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Andrew Smith

B.S. 2016, Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Interests: Chess, Backpacking, Skiing, Dungeons and Dragons, Space and Science Fiction

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Joseph McBride

B.S. 2019, Seattle University, Seattle WA

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Interests: Outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, hiking), golfing, lacrosse, computers, chess and skating

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Hilarie Arellano

Hometown: Philippines and Rawlins, WY

Interests: I enjoy hiking and traveling with family and friends whether locally or internationally.

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Rene Mendez

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Interests: Hiking and exploring the outdoors. Visiting new places to see their different cultures and cuisine. I am interested in inorganic chemistry related to renewable resources, fuel cells, and materials science. 

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Leonard Group Alumni

Graduate Students

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Yagya Narayan Regmi, PhD 2015

B.S.: 2005, Lyon College, Batesville, AR

Hometown: Mangalsen, Achham, Nepal

Current Position: Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre

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Cheng Wan, PhD 2016

B.S.: 2009, Shanghai Normal University

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Current Position: R&D manager of Materials Group at Tenpower

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Samantha Schmuecker, PhD 2016

B.S.: 2011, Missouri Western State University

Hometown: Holt, Missouri

Current Position: Chemist at Tnemec Company

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James (Jimmy) Thode, PhD 2018

B.S.: 2013, Rockhurst University

Hometown: Raytown, Missouri

Current Position: Sr. Sales Engineer, Anasazi Instruments Inc.

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Cassandra Watts, M.S. 2014

B.S.: 2010, Lake Forest College, Illinois

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado

Current Position: Senior Analyst at TXU Energy

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Visiting Faculty

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Sridhar Budhi

Eastern Wyoming College

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Undergraduate Students

Scott Lewis, B.S. 2020

Sarah Rich, B.S. 2020

Hometown: Powell, Wyoming
Current Position:
Graduate School University of Oregon

Jonah Henry, B.S. 2019

Benjamin Staldine, B.S. 2019

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Courtney Colwell, B.S. 2018

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Current Position:
Physician Assistant School

Lance Kailey, B.S. 2018

Current Position: Quality Control Scientist at Millipore Sigma
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Nicholas Bolton, B.S. 2018

Hometown: Golden Colorado
Current Position:
Western Research Institute

Ken Madsen, B.S. 2017

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Current Position:
Graduate School UIUC

Dale Clouser, B.S. 2017

Hometown: Lander, Wyoming
Current Position: Millipore Sigma

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Co-author on publications: Schmuecker, S. M., Clouser, D., Kraus, T. J., & Leonard, B. M. (2017). Synthesis of metastable chromium carbide nanomaterials and their electrocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction. Dalton Transactions, 46(39). https://doi.org/10.1039/c7dt01404j

Leonard, B. M., Waetzig, G. R., Clouser, D. A., Schmuecker, S. M., Harris, D. P., Stacy, J. M., … Wan, C. (2016). Salt flux synthesis of single and bimetallic carbide nanowires. Materials Research Express, 3(7). https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/7/074002

Sean Kasprisin, B.S. 2017

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Kimberley Caywood, B.S. 2016

Chris Bammerlin, B.S. 2016

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Daniel Steven Forbes, REU Student Summer 2015

B.S. 2019 Southern Utah University
Hometown: Highland, Utah
Current Position: Senior Process Technician at IM Flash Technologies

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Brittney Beck, B.S. 2015

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Spencer Moul, B.S. 2015

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Current Position:
Process Engineer at HollyFrontier Corporation

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Kyle Duffee, B.S. 2015

M.S. Chemistry 2016, UNC Chapel Hill
Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
Current Position: University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

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Co-author on publications:

Regmi, Y. N., Wan, C., Duffee, K. D., & Leonard, B. M. (2015). Nanocrystalline Mo 2 C as a Bifunctional Water Splitting Electrocatalyst. ChemCatChem, 7(23), 3911–3915. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201500677

Regmi, Y. N., Waetzig, G. R., Duffee, K. D., Schmuecker, S. M., Thode, J. M., & Leonard, B. M. (2015). Carbides of group IVA, VA and VIA transition metals as alternative HER and ORR catalysts and support materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3(18). https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ta01296a

 

Jack Stacy, B.S. 2014, M.S.Eng. 2017

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Current Position: Medical School

Co-author on publications:

Stacy, J., Yost, A. J., Regmi, Y. N., Leonard, B., Chien, T. Y., & Fan, M. (2017). A Facile Synthesis of Highly Stable Modified Carbon Nanotubes as Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts. ChemistrySelect, 2(5). https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201600810

Stacy, J., Regmi, Y. N., Leonard, B., & Fan, M. (2017). The recent progress and future of oxygen reduction reaction catalysis: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.09.135

Leonard, B. M., Waetzig, G. R., Clouser, D. A., Schmuecker, S. M., Harris, D. P., Stacy, J. M., … Wan, C. (2016). Salt flux synthesis of single and bimetallic carbide nanowires. Materials Research Express, 3(7). https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/7/074002

 

Greg Waetzig, B.S. 2013

PhD 2018 Texas A&M University
Hometown: Gillette, Wyoming
Current Position: PTD Module & Integration Yield Engineer at Intel Corporation

Co-author on publications:

Leonard, B. M., Waetzig, G. R., Clouser, D. A., Schmuecker, S. M., Harris, D. P., Stacy, J. M., … Wan, C. (2016). Salt flux synthesis of single and bimetallic carbide nanowires. Materials Research Express, 3(7). https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/7/074002

Regmi, Y. N., Waetzig, G. R., Duffee, K. D., Schmuecker, S. M., Thode, J. M., & Leonard, B. M. (2015). Carbides of group IVA, VA and VIA transition metals as alternative HER and ORR catalysts and support materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3(18). https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ta01296a

 

Nick McDougal, B.S. 2011

M.S. 2014, Chemical Engineering South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Hometown: Piedmont, South Dakota
Current Position: Sandia National Lab

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Nicole Ramos Knight, REU Student 2010

B.S. 2011, Southern Utah University
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Current Position: Graduate school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Co-author on publication:

Wan, C., Knight, N. A., & Leonard, B. M. (2013). Crystal structure and morphology control of molybdenum carbide nanomaterials synthesized from an amine-metal oxide composite. Chemical Communications, 49(88). https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc46551a

 


 

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Leonard Research Group

Department of Chemistry #3838

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766 4137

Fax: 307 766 2807

Email: bleonar5 at uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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