Kowalczyk, Ethan
kowalc25@uwm.eduChemistry Building 164

Kowalczyk, Ethan

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Research lab: Coming Soon Spring 2023!

Major area of focus: Organic Synthesis

Minor area of focus: Inorganic Synthesis

Previously attended: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2018-2022, B.S., Chemistry

Why I like chemistry

I love chemistry because it's all around us. By learning chemistry, I feel like I've come to understand the world around me. There's so many fun facts that I've learned because of chemistry to explain weird things that happen

Why I chose the program at UWM

I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee because of the people. The faculty and staff are so friendly and helpful. They are also great to hang around with. The brand new chemistry building was a nice addition!

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

I love to explore Milwaukee because there's so many things it has to offer!

Research goals

Develop skills needed for work in industry.

Poster Presentations

  • Molecular Precursor Dithiocarbamate in Green Chemistry Synthesis of BaZrS3, May 2022, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Chemistry Senior Research Symposium.
  • Feasibility of Green Chemistry Synthesis Method for the Novel Thin Film Absorber BaZrS3, May 2022, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Acrylic Polymers, May 2021, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Awards

  • American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
  • Chancellor's Leadership Award
  • American Chemical Society Division in Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award
  • American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry
  • Distinguished Student Award in Continuing Chemistry
  • College Chemistry Senior Award