Nicholas E. Manicke
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
402 N. Blackford St.
Indianapolis, IN

Contact Information:
O: 317-274-6819
E: nmanicke@iupui.edu

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Back Row: Tracy Nguyen, Sarah Dowling, Hanah Zimmerman, Greta Ren
Front Row:Christine Skaggs, Nick Manicke, Magnus Rydberg 


Current Members  
Hannah Zimmerman
Graduate Student, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
September 2020 – present

Education
Bachelor of Science and Master's 
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Major: Forensic Science
August 2009 - May 2013 

 

 

 

 

Magnus Rydberg
Graduate Student, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
September 2020 – present

Education
Bachelor of Science
IUPUI (Indianapolis, IN)
Major: Forensic Chemistry
Graduated May 2020 

Work Experience

Greta Jakstonyte
Graduate Student, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
September 2015 – present

Education
Bachelor of Science
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Major: Biochemistry (ACS) and Biology
Minors: Spanish and English
August 2009 - May 2013 

Work Experience
Sigma-Aldrich (Laramie, WY)
Chemist I 
August 2013 - August 2015

Sarah Dowling
Graduate Student, Chemistry Ph.D.
August 2019 – present

Education
Masters of Science in Forensic Science
August 2017 - July 2019

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ACS)
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
Western Kentucky University
January 2014 - May 2017

University of Kansas
August 2012 - December 2013

 

Previous Members

 
Christine Skaggs, Ph.D.
Graduate Student, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
September 2016 – August 2021

Current Position
Eli Lilly
Indianapolis, IN

Education
Bachelor of Science
Marian University (Indianapolis, IN)
Majors:Chemistry and Biology
August 2012 - December 2015

Work Experience
Heritage Research Group Summer Intern
Summer Intern
2015

Chao Nguyen
Graduate Student, Masters of Science in Forensic Science
August 2019 – July 2021

Current Position
Chemistry PhD Student
Univeristy of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Education
Bachelor of Science
Western Kentucky University
Chemistry and Biology
2013 - 2017


Charley Sexton
Graduate Student, Chemistry
August 2017 – December 2020

Education
Bachelor of Science
Ball State University
Chemistry
2001-2005

Master of Science
Ball State University
Chemistry
2005-2009

Work Experience
Instructor Faculty
Ball State University
2013-2017

 

Bill Wichert, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
July 2017 - December 2019 

Current Position
Chemist – New York Laboratory
WMD/Mobile Operations
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Education
Ph.D., Chemistry 
University of Notre Dame
Advisor: Paul Bohn 

Bachelor of Arts
Michigan State University
Major: Applied Chemistry
2004 - 2008

Brandon Bills, Ph.D.
Graduate Student, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
August 2014 – July 2019

Current Position
Thermo-Fisher
San Jose, CA

Education
Bachelor of Science
Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
Major: Chemistry
Minor:  Mathematics
August 2009 - May 2012

Associate in Science
Kankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
Major: Chemistry
August 2007 - May 2009

Work Experience
Test America (University Park, IL)
Analyst I, Metals Department
June 2012 - May 2015

 


Chengsen Zhang, Ph.D.  (张成森)
Post-doctoral research associate
August 2014 – April 2018

Current Position
Firestone Building Materials
Indianapolis, IN

Education
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry
Peking University, China
September 2009 - July 2014
Advisor: Hai Luo

Visiting student, Aston Labs
Purdue University
September 2013 - December 2013
Advisor: R. Graham Cooks

Bachelor of Science
Wuhan University of Technology, China
September 2004 - July 2008
Major: applied Chemistry

Chengsen Zhang

 


Josiah McKenna
Graduate Student, Masters of Science in Forensic Science
August 2015 – July 2017

Current Position
AXIS Forensic Toxicology
Indianapolis, IN

Education
Bachelor of Science
Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)
Major: Chemistry
September 2011 - May 2015

Work Experience
University of Strathclyde (Glascow, Scottland)
Summer Undergraduate Researcher
2014

 


Rachel Potter
Graduate Student, Masters of Science in Forensic Science
August 2014 – July 2017

Current Position
Indianapolis - Marian County Forensic Service Agency
Indianapolis, IN

Previous Education
Bachelor of Science
Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)
Major: Chemistry
September 2009 - April 2013

Work Experience
Tetramer Technologies (Pendleton, SC)
Summer Intern
2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011

Undergraduate Researchers

Jared Brewington Spring 2014
James Lawrence Spring 2014
Jed Lancour July 2014 - Dec 2014
Jessica Bosse Fall 2014
Kristen Clark August 2014 – May 2015
Carolina Vega Summer 2015
Corina Spence August 2015 – May 2016
Grace Connolly December 2015 – May 2017
Austin Kellogg January 2016 – July 2018
Sarah Lawrence Fall 2016
Jeffrey Kinkade August 2016 – May 2017
Cassandra Warren Spring 2016 – May 2017
Winyu Sheriff October 2016 – December 2017
Laurinda Godfrey January 2018 – May 2018
Cory Hagemier Jan 2018 – May 2018
Iyunade M. Adebowale

June 2018 – Present

Justin Caldwell August 2018 – Present
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