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DYC's Ventura, Soja and Patridge Present Research Findings at ACS Conference

Buffalo, New York – August 27, 2014 – During the week of August 10, three D'Youville College chemistry faculty in the Department of Math and Natural Sciences, Drs. Dominic Ventura, Gregory Soja, and Christopher Patridge traveled to San Francisco, Calif. to present at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The ACS, an independent membership organization that represents professionals in all sciences involving chemistry, is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. The organization has more than 161,000 members.

Drs. Soja and Ventura presented research conducted with D’Youville undergraduate students. Dr. Ventura’s research presentation was entitled “Metallophthalocyanine-Catalyzed Carbenoid Olefination.” This research was performed with assistance from recent D’Youville graduate and University at Buffalo Medical School freshmen Scott Heller, and current D’Youville biology major Brandon Belz.

Dr. Soja’s research presentation was entitled “Nanocrystalline SnO2 Thin Films Prepared by the Hydrolysis of Tin(IV) Isopropoxide and Doctor-Blade Deposition.” This research was performed with assistance from a recent D’Youville College alumnus, Stephen Tyrpak.

Dr. Patridge participated as an early career faculty panelist in the ACS sponsored “Postdoc to Faculty workshop.”


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