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:
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Paul Seybold, Ph.D.
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B. Engineering Physics with distinction - Cornell University (1960).
Ph.D., Biophysics - Harvard University (1968). Thesis: "Radiationless Transitions and Fluorescence Yields." Directed by Professor Martin Gouterman (Chemistry Department, Harvard University).
Postdoctoral - Quantum Chemistry Group, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden (1967-1969), with Professor Per-Olov Löwden (Uppsala) and Professor Inga Fischer-Hjalmars (Theoretical Physics Institute, Stockholm).
Postdoctoral - Biochemistry Division, University of Illinois, Urbana (1969-1970), with Professor Gregorio Weber.
Professor - Departments of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio (1980-Present), Chair of the Chemistry Department (1999-2004).
Other Positions: Visiting Scientist, Monell Chemical Senses Center, University of Pennsylvania (Spring, 1973); Visiting Professor, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Stockholm University (1978-79); Visiting Scientist, Chemistry Department, University of Washington (Summer, 1981); Visiting Scholar, Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida (Winter, 1986); Visiting Scholar, Chemistry Department, University of California at San Diego (1986-87); Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University (Fall, 2004), Visiting Scholar, Chemistry Department, University of California, San Diego (Winter, 2005).; External Fellow, , Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University (2004-present)
Cellular Automata: Agent-based simulations of complex molecular phenomena; Molecular Structure-Property Relations: Statistical studies of relationships between molecular structure and properties; Applied quantum chemistry: Chemical, biological and toxicological applications. Molecular Spectroscopy: Luminescence, especially the luminescence of organic compounds on surfaces; color changes of dyes; energy transfer.
Prof. Seybold is the author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific publications covering chemical applications of cellular automata, applied quantum chemistry, molecular structure-property relationships, molecular spectroscopy, and general science for the public. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the journals Chemistry & Biodiversity, The Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, and Current Computer-Aided Drug Design. For18 years he wrote the annual survey of developments in Chemistry for the Americana Annual, published yearly by the Encyclopedia Americana. He has recently published a book, Modeling Chemical Systems Using Cellular Automata (Springer, 2005) with L. B. Kier and C.-K. Cheng.