Juan C. Aponte-Santini (2016)

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Juan is a chemistry Ph.D. candidate at the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras Campus, where he is a NIH-RISE Fellow. He is the second student with combined organic chemistry and chemistry education research working with Dr. Ingrid Montes. Focusing in chemistry education, Juan works on the assessment of a special mentoring program for general chemistry students. Moreover, in organic chemistry, his research explores the synthesis and characterization of ferrocene derivatives targeting biomedical applications. He has distinguished himself as a very active member of the American Chemical Society, currently a member of the National ACS Younger Chemists Committee.

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