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Oral Presentations

  1. Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Re(VII) and Re(V) Oxo-Alkyl Complexes. Cai, S.; Lappas, D.; Hoffman, D. M.; Wierda, D. A.; Huffman, J. C.; Folting, K. Presented at the Third Chemical Congress of North America (195th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society), Toronto, Canada; June 5-10, 1988.
  2. Rhenium(V) Oxo-methyl Complexes. Hoffman, D. M.; Wierda, D. A. Presented at the 197th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX; April 9-14, 1989.
  3. Synthesis of Rhenium Alkoxide Clusters. Hoffman, D. M.; Lappas, D.; Wierda, D. A. Presented at the 197th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX; April 9-14, 1989.
  4. Synthesis and Reactivity of a Rhenium-oxo Alkylidene Dimer. Hoffman, D. M.; Wierda, D. A. Presented at the 199th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA; April 22-27 1990.
  5. Synthesis of Dinuclear Rhenium (VI) Compounds Containing Sulfide Ligands. Cai, S.; D. M. Hoffman; D. A. Wierda Presented at the 199th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA; April 22-27 1990.
  6. Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of Rhenium Alkoxo and Oxo-Alkyl Compounds. Cai, S.; Hoffman, D. M.; Lappas D.; Wierda, D. A. Presented at the 201st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA; April 14-19, 1991.
  7. Studies of Sulfur Supported Molybdenum and Vanadium Imido Complexes as Potential Mimics for the Active Site of Nitrogenase Presented to the University of New Hampshire, Department of Chemistry, March 5, 1996.
  8. A Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry Facility for In Situ Characterization of Chemical Vapor Deposition Processes. Carmela Amato-Wierda, Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda.. Poster at the Gordon Conference on High Temperature Materials, Processing, and Diagnostics, Plymouth NH, July 1998.
  9. Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry Studies of the Gas-Phase Decomposition of the Chemical Vapor Deposition of TiSiN. Carmela Amato-Wierda, Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda. Talk presented at 17th Regional Kinetics Meeting, Albany, NY, Jan. 30, 1999.
  10. Spartan in senior year inorganic chemistry. Derk A. Wierda Presented to Northeast Regional Molecular Modeling in the Undergraduate Curriculum Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, January 8, 1999
  11. Studies of the Gas-Phase Chemistry During the Chemical Vapor Deposition of TiN and TiSiN from Ti(NMe2)4 and NH3. Carmela Amato-Wierda Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda.. Poster presented at Gordon Conference on Chemistry of Electronic Materials, Henniker, NH, July 4-9, 1999.
  12. Low Temperature Chemical Vapor Deposition Of Titanium Nitrde Thin Films With Hydrazine And Tetrakis-(Dimethylamide)Titanium. Carmela Amato-Wierda Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda.. Presented at Fall 1999 meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, November 29, 1999.
  13. Aspects of Gas Phase Chemistry During Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ti-Si-N with TDMAT, NH3, and SiH4. Carmela Amato-Wierda, Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda. Talk presented at Materials Research Society Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 29, 1999.
  14. Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry Studies of the Thermal Decomposition of Tetrakis-(dimethylamido)titanium. Edward T. Norton, Jr., Carmela C. Amato-Wierda, and Derk A. Wierda. Poster presented at Materials Research Society Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 29, 1999.
  15. Low Temperature Chemical Vapor Deposition Of Titanium Nitrde Thin Films. Carmela Amato-Wierda Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda.. Presented at the 219th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA; March 28, 2000.
  16. Aspects of Gas Phase Chemistry During Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ti-Si-N with TDMAT, NH3, and SiH4. Carmela Amato-Wierda, Edward T. Norton, Jr. and Derk A. Wierda. Talk presented at American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, March 28, 2000.
  17. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Titanium Nitride and Titanium Silicon Nitride Thin Films from Tetrakis-(dimethylamido)titanium and Hydrazine as a Co-reactant. Derk A. Wierda and Carmela Amato-Wierda. Talk presented at the 197th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Toronto, May, 2000.
  18. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ti-W-C Nanostructured Thin Films, Hua Xia Ji, Dale Delisle, Chistopher Blaise, Derk A. Wierda, and Carmela C. Amato-Wierda. Poster presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Fundamental Gas-Phase and Surface Chemistry of Vapor-Phase Deposition, 199th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, March 25-29, 2001.
  19. Gas Phase Analysis of TiCl4 Plasma Processes By Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry. Derk Andrew Wierda, Chandra M. Reddy, Carmela C. Amato-Wierda. Presented at the 2001 International Conference on Metal Coatings and Thin Films, Conference, San Diego, May 2001.

Student Presentations

  1. Photolytic Generation of Chromium Carbonyl Species And Their Subsequent Reactions. Mark S. Friend, Derk A. Wierda, at the Northeastern Section, American Chemical Society, 35th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Boston University, April 27, 1996.
  2. Detection of Total Mercury in Aquatic Species in the Piscataquog Watershed by ICP and Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Amy Cannon, Deno Del Sesto, Barry J. Wicklow, Derk A. Wierda. Presented at Thirty-sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, April 26, 1997.
  3. Studies of Chloro- Fluor-carbon activation. Joel Sweetser, Derk A. Wierda. Presented at Thirty-seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, April 25, 1998.