News and Events:
Jacqueline Bracco – Awarded a GSA Professional Development Grant for travel to attend the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. The value of the travel award is $400. Advisor – Dr. Steven R. Higgins
Recent Chemistry Publications:
Ryan Selhorst and Eric Fossum, Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA, Utilization of N,N-diethyl-3,5-difluorobenzene sulfonamide to prepare functionalized poly(arylene ether)s, Polymer, 54 (2013) pp. 530–535.
Man Xua, Katie Sullivana, Garrett VanNessa, Kevin G. Knaussb, and Steven R. Higginsa, aDepartment of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435, United States,
bEarth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, United States, Dissolution Kinetics and Mechanisms at Dolomite–Water Interfaces: Effects of Electrolyte Specific Ionic Strength, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (1), pp 110–118.
C.B. Anders, J. D. Baker, A. C. Stahler, A. Williams, J. N. Sisco, J. C. Trefry, D. P. Wooley, and I. E. Pavel Sizemore, Tangential Flow Ultrafiltration: A “Green” Method for the Size Selection and Concentration of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles, Journal of Visualized Experiment, e4167, 2012, 1-9.
Most Recent Master's Graduates:
Thesis are now available for viewing online:
Chemistry Graduate Thesis Page
Rachel AGA, ph.d
Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2008-present
MS&T Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6115, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2004, University of Kansas
Ph.D. 2002 Chemistry, University of Kansas Dissertation Title: "Simulation and Theory of Solid-Fluid Interfaces"
Research interests in the group involve investigations of the properties of various emerging applications-inspired materials, particularly focusing on materials for alternative energy applications. The group implements both experimental and computational techniques to understand the physical and chemical properties of these materials. Each method has its own advantage. While computational methods provide an atomic-level understanding of properties that sometimes cannot be probed experimentally, experiments often allow for more deviation from ideal models, enabling studies of more complicated scenarios.
Current Projects:Current studies include hydrogen storage in nanostructures and organic photovoltaic materials.
Dr. Rachel Agal