Winter Group

Group Photo: A social distanced pumpkin carving

Principal Investigator

Arthur Winter

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2101d Hach Hall
twitter: @ArthurHWinter

Honors & Awards:

2020 ISU Achievement in Intellectual Property Award
2018 Bailey Research Award
2018 Trapp Innovation Award
2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Achievement in Research Award
2015 Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator
2014 ACS Organic Young Investigator Award
2014 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2013 Cottrell Scholar Award
2013 ISU Early Achievement in Teaching Award
2013 Cassling Family Faculty Early Achievement in Teaching Award
2012 Wilkinson Undergraduate Teaching Award
2010 Carlyle Caldwell Endowed Chair in Chemistry
James Stewart Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Maryland Excellence in Teaching Award
William-Bailey Fellow
Ronald E. McNair Scholar

Graduate Students

Komadhie Dissanayake

B.Pharm. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura

M.S. – Eastern Illinois University


Atreyee Mukhopadhyay

B.S. – Presidency University

M.S. – Presidency University


Amaya Jayaweera

BSc – University of Peradeniya


Lakshan Yamudith

BSc  – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Qasim Kashif

B.S. – University of Education (UE), Lahore

MS – Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.


Madelyn Austin

B.S. – University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire


Visiting Scholars

Elena Contreras

PhD Candidate at the University of La Rioja

Antoine Juneau

PhD Candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Upasana Banerjee

Ph.D. – University of Cincinnati

M.S. – Vellore Institute of Technology


Graduated PhD Students

Elizabeth J. Gehrmann (Liz)

Occupation Post Graduation: Synthetic Chemist at Samsara Eco

Ding Yuan

Occupation Post Graduation: Scientist at Element BioSciences

Rui Zhang

Occupation Post Graduation: Postdoc, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana (Mentor: Dr. Ying Diao/Dr. Jeff Moore)

Pradeep Shrestha

Occupation Post Graduation: Postdoc, National Cancer Institute (Mentor: Dr. Martin Schnermann)

Logan Fischer

Occupation Post Graduation: Laboratory Professor at

Middlebury College

Julie Peterson

Occupation Post Graduation: Elings Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara (Mentor: Prof. Read de Alaniz)

Josh Peterson

Occupation Post Graduation: Research Assistant III for the New Jersey Department of Health

Yunfan Qiu (Frank)

Occupation Post Graduation: Postdoc, Northwestern University (Mentor: Prof. Wasielewski).

Rita Geraskina

Occupation Post Graduation: Assistant Professor at College of St. Benedict’s St. John’s University

Mark J. Juetten

Occupation Post Graduation: Associate Commercialization Manager at Iowa State University

Toshia Zessin

Occupation Post Graduation: Dow-Midland

Pratik Goswami

Occupation Post Graduation: Postdoc, University of Minnesota

Alex Buck

Occupation Post Graduation: Industrial Innovation Manager, Iowa Corn Board

Katie Mahoney

Occupation Post Graduation: Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Marathon County

Christie Beck

Occupation Post Graduation: Medical Technologist, Region One Health

Pat Hanway

Occupation Post Graduation: Postdoc, University of Minnesota

Undergraduate Researchers – past & present

Kayla Kryzer
Leslie Nicol
Stephen Berg
Shalika Khindurangala
Sam Wood
Lamin Ceesay
Matt “Little Donny” Donahue
Jake Kolker
Ryan Unash
Shaina Ives
Pat Kolker

High School Students

Brian Shannan
Tenson Cai

Group Photos

The original gang 2011
2012. Pratik and Christie proudly show off their ISU Teaching Excellence Awards
Spring 2015, Celebration at the Cheesecake Factory
Hockey Game 2019
Winter 2019, Celebration at El Azteca
Group Lunch after Pradeep’s Defense 2021
Iowa State Fair 2010
Yellow river kayaking, 2011. Left to right: Art, Mark, Christie, Pat, Katie, Pratik, Alex, Toshia (not pictured)
Winter Group 2015
Pumpkin carving 2018
Graduation 2021
Group Lunch 2021
2010, Trip to the corn maze
Winter Group 2012: Group t-shirts with a snowflake design
Winter Group 2012: Group t-shirts with a snowflake design (back)
Winter Group 2017
Pumpkin Carving 2019
Group Lunch after Logan’s Defense 2021

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