Group Members

Group Picture (August 2022):


Group Picture (July 2021):


Group Picture (November 2019):


Graduate Students:


Raphael Klake (Fifth-year)

Raphael got his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from University of Ghana in 2017 where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Augustine Donkor, characterizing greywater. He was the Vice President of the Ghana Student’s Chemical Society (GSCS) from 2015-16. He then became the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of the GSCS from 2016-17. Raphael’s desire to advance his education lead him to VCU where he joined the Sieber research group in 2018.


Stephen Collins (Fourth-year)

Stephen is a chemistry graduate student at VCU that received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while working under Prof. Christopher Bejger. He joined the Sieber lab upon starting at VCU in 2019.


Christian Knott (Senior)

Previous Group Members:


Toolika Agrawal (Jan. 2020-Nov. 2021); Research Chemist at SpiroChem, Basel, Switzerland

Dang Ho (Feb. 2020 – Aug. 2021); Synthetic Chemist at OTI Lumionics Inc. Ontario, Canada

Graduate Students:

Samantha Gargaro, PhD Fall 2022; Technology Specialist at Lando & Anastasi

Kevin Burns (currently at University of Virginia)


Jermaine Cort

Kimberly Perez-Morales (NSF REU)

Skyler Gentry 

Mytia Edwards (NSF REU)

Sharon Elele

Nathaniel Kaetzel

High School Students:

Jonae Burwell (ACS Project SEED, Summer 2022)

Bre’Shon Dunson (ACS Project SEED, Summer 2019)

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