An admirable achievement was made by an alumnus of Chemistry program from class of 2004, Mirza Ardella Saputra. In December 2017, she managed to achieve her doctorate degree in Lousiana State University. Her Ph.D. dissertation titled “New Synthetic Reactions Towards Global Chlorination and Enamides Functionalization” succeeded to drive Della to San Diego State University to conduct a postdoctoral research under the guidance of Prof. Jeff Gustafson.
That is not the only accomplishment achieved by Della. In May 2017, she won a James Traynham Distinguished Graduate Student Award. This award is given to Doctoral students who have outstanding achievement both in research and in learning in LSU Chemistry.