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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, 2005
(Dissertation: Carborane Anions in Superacidity and the Stabilization of Reactive Cations)

M.S. Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, 2001

B.A. Cum Laude, Honors in Chemistry (Major: Chemistry, Minor: Physics), Wittenberg University, 2000

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Whitman College, 2009 - present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, 2007 - 2009

Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Colby College, 2005 - 2007

Courses Taught

Organic Chemistry I and II: sophomore level course, lecture and laboratory

General Chemistry: first year course, lecture and laboratory

Advanced Organic Chemistry: "Discovering Carbocations" An exploration of carbocation studies reported in the primary literature, focusing on key discoveries and experimental strategies for investigating elusive species.

Grants, Honors, and Awards

NSF-MRI: (Co-PI), Whitman College, 2009
"Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer for undergraduate research and research training," $388,940

Demmler Award for Innovative Teaching, Allegheny College, 2008
"Developing Investigative Computer-Based Modeling Activities for Organic Chemistry," $6000

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside, 2001

Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2000

James T. Gregory Award, for potential in chemistry research, Wittenberg University, 2000

Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student Award, Wittenberg University, 1998

Publications and Presentations

* Denotes Undergraduate Student Co-Author

"Pd-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions of closo-CB11H12-," Mallon, N.,* Badura, M.,* van Heyst, M.,* Juhasz, M. A. 19th Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research of the Murdock College Science Research Program, 2010, McMinnville, OR, USA.

“Designing Sustainable Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Programs to Enhance Student Engagement“ Juhasz, M. A., Murphree, S. S., Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, 2008, Bloomington, IN, USA.

“Unusually Stable Vinyl Cations“ Müller, T., Margraf, D., Syha, Y., Nasiri, H. R., Kaiser, C., Maier, R., Boltres, B., Juhasz, M., Reed, C. A., A.C.S. Symposium Series, 2007, 965, 5157.

“The Structure of the Strongest Bronsted Acid: The Carborane Acid H(CHB11Cl11)”  E. S. Stoyanov, S. P. Hoffmann, M. Juhasz, and C. A. Reed, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 3160-3161.

“The Strongest Isolable Acid”  M. Juhasz, S. Hoffmann, E. S. Stoyanov, K-C. Kim, C. A. Reed, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2004, 43, 5352-5355.

“The X-ray Structure of a Vinyl Cation”  T. Müller, M. Juhasz, C. A. Reed, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2004, 43, 1543-1546.

“Optimizing the Least Nucleophilic Anion,“ Juhasz, M., Kim KC., Stasko, D., Reed, C. A., Boron Americas VIII Conference, 2002, Death Valley, CA, USA.

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society (ACS), 2001 - present

Council on Undergaduate Research (CUR), 2009 - present

Selected Academic Service

Division III Secretary, 2009 - 2010

Chemistry Department Webmaster, June 2010 - present

Selected Community and Nonacademic Service

Presented "The Science of Food," a workshop for middle school science teachers. Part of Whitman College's HHMI-funded science outreach program. Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2011.

Guest reader and science demonstrator, Meadville Cooperative Preschool, Meadville, PA, 2008

Science education at Belgrade Central School, Belgrade, ME: Performed chemistry demonstrations to complement the "solids and liquids" component of the curriculum, 2005 - 2007

Belgrade Central School visit to Colby College, Waterville, ME: Guided 3rd grade students at lab discovery stations illustrating the "cells and fossils" portion of the 3rd grade science curriculum, 2006.

Whitman College Cycling Team Advisory Committee, 2009 - present

Race volunteer: Tour of Walla Walla, April 2010 and Whitman Collegiate race, April 2010

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