Dr. Juliet Hahn

Dr. Juliet Hahn | Faculty | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Juliet Hahn , Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

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(864) 833-8420


Dr. Hahn – Curriculum Vitae »

Education Background

Postdoctoral Research, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Postdoctoral Research, Chemistry, Columbia University, NY, NY
Ph.D., Chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook
B.S., Chemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Research Fields/ Areas of Specialty/Teaching
  • General Chemistry Lecture and Lab, Organic Chemistry Lecture and Lab
  • I have enough graduate credit to be considered to be a triple major in the chemistry subfields of: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry.
  • Research Field as independent professor and principal investigator: (a) carbon nanotube functionalization to develop new materials of potential use as solar energy collectors (b) bioorganic functionalization of DNA base to understand sunlight-induced cancer (c) synthetic methodology in synthesis of potential pharmaceuticals for Alzheimer’s.
Professional Memberships/Organizations/Activities
  • American Chemical Society Member
  • Grant Reviewer ad hoc for National Science Foundation & Grant Reviewer for US CRDF
  • Inorganic Division 240th 2010 National American Chemical Society Meeting Nanoscience (co-chair)
  • Organic Chemistry Division 228th 2004 National American Chemical Society Meeting Stereochemistry (chair)
Honors/Recognitions/Awards
  • Nominated Teacher of the Year (SJU)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon (graduate honor society, SUNY, SB)
  • Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.8/4.0
  • Phi Beta Kappa (USC)
  • Dean’s List (at USC, 7 sem)
  • President’s List (at USC, 3 sem) during BS at USC
  • commended student, top 3% nationally PSAT, top 1% GPA in graduating class Irmo High School
Student Research

Research Field as independent professor and principal investigator: (a) carbon nanotube functionalization to develop new materials of potential use as solar energy collectors (b) bioorganic functionalization of DNA base to understand sunlight-induced cancer (c) synthetic methodology in synthesis of potential pharmaceuticals for Alzheimer’s.

I have done this research with primarily undergraduate students in my prior tenure track faculty positions. None of the above research is collaborative with any other professor.


About Dr. Hahn

I grew up mostly in Columbia, SC. My parents still live in the same house in Columbia, SC that they bought some 40 years ago. I attended EL Wright Elementary School and graduated from Irmo High School both in Columbia, SC. My father has a doctorate in Physics from Florida State University and was a tenured professor in Columbia, SC. My mother has a degree in elementary education but she has always been a stay at home mom. My only brother has a doctorate in computer science and is a tenured professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He lives in Virginia with his family. I sometimes get teaching tips from my family.

I am an excellent teacher having taught only at BS or higher-level colleges, all post Ph.D. I have taught General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lecture and Lab for more than 15 years each (mostly teaching both General and Organic at the same time). Helping students achieve their life dreams by helping them navigate chemistry gateway courses gives meaning to my life. I am happy to be teaching at a college that values good teaching especially nearby my parents.