Ostrowski group members


Erin E. Kielmeyer

email: eekielm

Erin is an undergraduate student at BGSU.  She is currently a chemistry major.

Chris T. Sosnofsky

email: csosnof

Chris is an undergraduate student at BGSU who is working toward a Bachelor’s in biochemistry. Chris received a summer undergraduate research fellowship for 2014 through CURS, and is currently working on polysaccharide gel materials. Chris’s research is focused on evaluating the polysaccharide gel beads as drug carriers in heart tissues.

Graduate Students:

Anton O. Razgoniaev

email: arazgon

Anton graduated in 2012 with a Specialist Degree in Chemistry from St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. His previous research was focused on identification of phenol alkylation products using GC/MS. He worked with Dr. Igor G. Zenkevich. Now he is interested in synthesis of lanthanide nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles on polymer films.

Giuseppe E. Giammaco

email: giusepg

In 2006 Giuseppe received his licentiate in chemistry, cum laude, from Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela. He then pursued a research Master degree in "Polymers and Biopolymers" at the School for Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain; where he graduated in 2009. In 2012, after some work experience, Giuseppe is now starting his PhD studies in the Center for Photochemical Sciences at BGSU.

Undergraduate Students:

Jon D. Mase

email: jmase

Jon is working toward his Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at BGSU. Jon is the recipient of a Choose Ohio First scholarship for 2013-2014 and received a summer undergraduate research fellowship through CURS in 2014. Jon’s research is focused on encapsulation of nitric oxide-releasing complexes inside biocompatible polymers and investigating the photochemical release of nitric oxide in heart tissues.


C. J. Reed; undergraduate student, 2014

Megan K. Tschirhart; graduate student, 2012-2013

Dayana A. Muizzi

email: dmuizzi

Dayana graduated as licentiate in chemistry in 2011 from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela.  Her research was focused on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds with potential biological activity as DNA intercalators. She also previously studied some photochemical properties of Patent Blue V. At present she is interested in the synthesis of NO releasing polymers.

Though located in the heart of the Midwest in Bowling Green, Ohio, we are a diverse, international group.  Dr. Ostrowski is an American, but spent part of her life living in Asia. Students in the group come from South America, the United States, and Europe. With influences from 4 different continents, we enjoy the fresh perspective that this diversity brings to our group.

Daniel M. Schoeneman

Daniel graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry in 2014.


Mikhail Zamkov Group, BGSU; Nanoparticles

Alex Tarnovsky Group, BGSU; Time-resolved Spectroscopy

Malcolm Forbes Group, UNC-Chapel Hill; EPR

Alexey Zayak Group, BGSU; DFT calculations

Rhima Coleman Group, Michigan; Biomaterials

This could be you!

email if you’re interested in joining the group as an undergraduate student!

This could be you!

If you’re interested in joining the group as a graduate student, please first apply for admission to BGSU’s Photochemical Sciences graduate program.  Once you are accepted, email Dr. Ostrowski with your CV and a statement of why you want to work with us, and which research project you are most interested in.