If you have any questions on the chemistry program, please feel free to contact us.
Telephone: (773) 442-5670

Office Location: We are located on the Main Campus, Brommel Hall, Room 214H

Department office hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
Northeastern Illinois University
Department of Chemistry, BBH 214H
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

(773) 442-5670
Sargon Albazi Ph.D.
Sargon
Albazi
Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
CHEM 451, CHEM 455, CHEM 456
Research Interests
Professor Albazi’s research interests are in the areas of analytical and bio-analytical chemistry. Current research focused on the development and validation of HPLC methods to test for pharmaceutical products as well as dietary supplements. Several Test Methods have often been developed and applied in collaboration with pharmaceutical industries. At Northeastern Illinois University, Dr. Albazi has initiated the Separation Science option in the Master’s Degree program in Chemistry and has developed and taught the following graduate courses in this field: Gas Chromatography Liquid Chromatograph Advanced Chromatographic Methods (High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis and Chiral Separation) Method Development and Validation in Liquid Chromatography Separation Methods Advanced Analytical Chemistry Separation Science
Education

Postdoctoral Research Associate

      University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1983-1987.

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry

      University of Manitoba, Canada, 1977-1982.

Selected Publications

D. Sircar, S.J. Albazi, Y. Atallah and W. Pizzi. Validation and Application of a HPLC Method for Determination of Di(e-ethylhexyl) phthalate and Mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Liver Samples. J. Chromatographic Science, 46(7), 627-631 (2008).

P. Factor, G.Mutlu, L. Chen, J. Mohamed, A.Akhmedov, E. Lewis, M. Johnson, D. Kass, J. Martino, A. Xu, A. Bellmeyer, J. Albazi, C. Emala, H.T. Lee, L. G. Dobbs, and S. Matalon. “Adenosine Regulation of Alveolar Fluid Clearance” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 104 (10), 4083-4088 (2007).

D. Sircar, S.J. Albazi, Y. Atallah and W. Pizzi. Unified Reversed-phase Method for the Determination of Di(e-ethylhexyl) phthalate and its Major Metabolite, Mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Biological Samples. J. Liq. Chrom. Relat. Tech. 29, 2931-2942 (2006).

Eva Chugh and John Albazi “Method Development for determination of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and its Metabolite Mono(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate by Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science, 98, 2005, 131-138.

Selected Exhibitions

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Mohammed A. Shaik and John Albazi, “Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography Analysis of Fenofirbric Acid and its Degradants in Finished Product,” NEIU 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, April 2013

Darya Urupina and John Albazi, “Stability-Indicating Method Development and Validation for The Assay of Hydrochlorothizide and Determination of Impurities/Degradants in Raw Material Using Reverse-Phase Liquid Chromatography,” NEIU 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, April 2013

John Albazi and Radonstina Miladinov “Simultaneous Determination of P-Phenylenediamine, Phenyl-N-Phenylenediamine and their Degradation Products Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography”, 58th Annual Pittcon Conference, Chicago (March 2007).

John Albazi and Nadia Ivanova, “Method Development and Validation for Simultaneous Determination of Famotidine and Aspartic acid in Pepcid after Derivitization with 9-Fluorenylmethyl Chlorofformate Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatgoraphy” 58th Annual Pittcon Conference, Chicago (March 2007).

John Albazi and Niroshi Kankanamge “Method Development and Validation for Simultaneous Determination of Beclomethasone Dipropionate, Benzalkonium Chloride, and Phenylethyl Alchohol in Biconase Nasal Spray Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography”, 57h Annual Pittcon Conference, Florida (March 2006).

Additional Information

MS Thesis Advisor
Neval Akbas “Method Development and Validation for Determination of Adenosine in Biological Samples using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography” Defended (August 2007).

Yongjing Wang “Stability Indicating High Performance Liquid Chromatography Method for Determination of Levofloxacin in Raw Material and Drug Product.” Defended (May 2007).

Radostina Miladinov “Investigation of Hair Color Dyeing Process Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography”.” Defended (May 2007).

Jivka S. Ivanova “Method Development and Validation for the Determination of Leuprolide Acetate in an Injectable Formulation Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography.” Defended (December 2006).

Richard Tyler “Method Development and Validation for the Separation and Determination of R-Isomer in Levaquin (Levofloxacin Injection).” Defended (May 2006).

Neyazi Haddadin “Challenges in Method Development when Separating a Complex Basic Sample Using Liquid Chromatography” Defended (May 2006).

Nadia D. Ivanova “Method Development and Validation for Simultaneous Determination of Famotidine and Aspartic Acid in Pepcide Pharmaceutical Product Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography.” Defended (December 2006).

Niroshi Kankanamge “Method Development and Validation for Simultaneous Determination of Beclomethasone Dipropionate, Benzalkonium Chloride, and Phenylethyl Alchohol in Biconase Nasal Spray Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography.” Defended (December 2005).

Patricia M. Finegan “Development of A Reversed-phase HPLC Method For Screening Dietary Supplements for Isoflavone Content.” Defended (December 2005).

Debajit Sircar “Method Development and validation for Determination of Di(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate and its Metabolite Mono(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate in Biological Samples using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography.” Defended (December 2005).

Dipesh Shah “Method Development and Validation for the Determination of 1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) in the Pharmaceutical Suspension D10010 Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography” Defended (March 2005).

Moawya Masry “Method Development and Validation for the Determination of Dehydronefedipine in Drinking Water Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography” Defended (April 2005).

Mario Flores “Method Development and Validation for the Determination of Menthyl and Anthranilinate and Padimate O using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography” Defended (April 2004).

Jennifer Acurio “Acetylation Studies by Asprin on Amine Containing Controlled Substances Using GC/MS,” Defended (October 2003).

Yosuke Sato “Method Development and Validation for Determination of Aluminum by Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography,” Defended (February 2003).

Michael J. Hermanek “High Performance Liquid Chromatographic Method for Determination of APP-102 and its Impurities,” Defended (April 2002).

Karen Sent George “Method Development and Validation for the Determination of Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) Probe Substrate Metabolites in Biological Samples by LC-MS-MS.” Defended (March 2001).

Brent Kuckkan and John Albazi “Evaluation of Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy For The Determination of Residual Lidocaine on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Surfaces”. Defended (April 2001).

Heidi Anderson and John Albazi "High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Method for Determination of the Residue of Triamcinolone Acetonide Lotion on Pharmaceutical Surfaces", Successfully Defended (September 2001).

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
Fraiman
Ana
Fraiman
Ph.D.
Emerita, Audrey L. Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Professor
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5682
Courses Taught
CHEM 103, CHEM 231, CHEM 232, CHEM 347, CHEM 348
Research Interests
Professor Fraiman’s research interest is in green chemistry and chemical education with emphasis in developing new models for laboratories as well as collaboration with students using social networking.
Education

Postdoctorate, University of Chicago
Ph.D. Chemistry, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
B.Sc. Chemistry, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

 

Selected Publications

Organic Chemistry 1 (Peer-Led Team Learning Workbook), Emily Fioramonti, Paras Mehta, Alexandra Gokee, Brenna Dooley. Editor in Chief: Ana Fraiman, Publisher PLTLIS, ISBN 978-1-944996-00-0 (2017).

PEER-LED TEAM LEARNING: AN ACTIVE LEARNING METHOD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. , A.E. DreyfussA. Fraiman ICERI2015 Proceedings

A. Fraiman: “Transition time? Moving toward student center labs”. Proceedings International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Edulearn 14, ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3, p 5956-5960.

N. Tran, T. Nguyen, Ana Fraiman. “ Mastery and Wikis”: Proceedings of International conference in Education Research and Innovations. ICERI 2013, ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5. ISSN: 2340-1095, page 5174-5179. 

Veronica Curtis-Palmer and Ana Fraiman; Biodiesel: A CASPiE Module.  https://stemedhub.org/tags/caspie. May 2012

Ana Fraiman:  “Collaborative Reflections with Web 2.0”. Proceedings of International Conference in Education Research and Innovations. ICERI 2011, ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4, p 571.

Ana Fraiman: “The impact of Using Chem-Wiki (Web 2.0 technology) on student learning”. Proceedings of International Conference in Education Research and Innovations. ICERI 2010, ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-2 , page 4007

John Dao, Mary Caffero and Ana Fraiman*: “Chem-Wiki: Increasing Collaboration through Online Lab Reporting using Web 2.0 technology” Proceedings of International Conference in Education Research and Innovations. ICERI 2009, ISBN: 978-84-613-2955-7, page 4544-4549. 

“Edward Elliot and Ana Fraiman”: “Increase collaboration through Online Lab Reporting”: J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87 (1), pp 54-56,12/2009. 

Selected Exhibitions

Presentations at International Meetings

Developing and Intradisciplinary STEAM Minor. Ana Fraiman and Mark McKernin. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU)Transforming STEM Higher education Atlanta 8-10, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia

Holistic Learning through a Science and Visual and performing Art Minor. Ana Fraiman and Mark McKernin.  AACU Transforming STEM Higher education Chicago 7-19, 2019, Chicago, Illinois

PEER-LED TEAM LEARNING: AN ACTIVE LEARNING METHOD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. presented at the 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Spain, November 2015

Chaired the session: Pedagogical Methods and Experiences

Peer-led Team Learning: An active learning method for the 21st Century. Ana Fraiman and AE Dreyfuss, ICERI 2015 (International Conference in Education Research and Innovations) November 2015, Seville, Spain.

Student Learning greatly enhanced through the implementation of Mastery Laboratories: Key Gains in Critical Thinking, Mastery of Material, Team Work and Communication. Ana Fraiman EduLearn 15, (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies), July 2015, Barcelona, Spain. Virtual Presenter

Transition time? Moving toward student center labs: Ana Fraiman EduLearn 14, (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies), July 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

Mastery and Wikis: Ana Fraiman ICERI 2013 (International Conference in Education Research and Innovations) November 2013, Seville, Spain.

Collaborative Reflections with Web 2.0: Ana Fraiman ICERI2011(International Conference in Education Research and Innovations) November 2011, Madrid, Spain.

The impact of Using Chem-Wiki (Web 2.0 technology) on student learning. Ana Fraiman. ICERI2010 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation) November 2010 Madrid, Spain.

Chair Session

Session Chair: Collaborative and Problem Based Learning, EduLearn14, Barcelona, Spain.

Session Chair: Technological Innovations in Teaching and Learning: ICERI 2013, Seville, Spain.

Session chair: Technology in Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 and Social Networking ICERI2011, Madrid, Spain

Session Chair: Assessment of student learning. ICERI2010, Madrid, Spain

Session chair: Technologies and Methodologies applied to Education and Research ICERI2009, Madrid, Spain

Chem-Wiki Increase collaboration through online lab reporting using web 2:0 technology. J. Dao, M. Caffero, A. Fraiman ICERI2009.

Invited Conferences
 PLTLIS (peer lead Team Learning International Society) Transforming Education: Research
and Best Practices with Peer-Led Team. May31st-June 2nd 2018, Dallas, Texas.

2017 PKAL STEM Leadership Institute July11-July16,2017, Maryland

Selected Presentations at National Meetings

A. Fraiman 1 , , AE Dreyfuss 2 .M. Nakamura 3 , A. Turchaninova 3 , Peer Leader Certification, Standards,
Practice, and Training. PLTLIS (peer lead Team Learning International Society) Transforming
Education: Research and Best Practices with Peer-Led Team, May 2018.

Fraiman 1 , , AE Dreyfuss 2 .J.Becvar 3 . -Sustaining PLTL Program by Publishing Course Workbooks
PLTLIS (peer lead Team Learning International Society) Transforming Education: Research
and Best Practices with Peer-Led Team, May 2018.

T. Bosie 1, A. Fraiman 2, T.Simeon . – Culturally Relevant Peer-Led Team Learning in General
Chemistry: Implementation and Evaluation. A Research Study at a Liberal Asts Historically Black
College and University (HBCU). PLTLIS (peer lead Team Learning International Society)
Transforming Education: Research and Best Practices with Peer-Led Team, May 2018.

Peer-Led Team Learning in Organic Chemistry. Chemistry Symposium for Undergraduate Women Students. Courtney Moran, Sandra Neri, Ana Fraiman (NEIU). Lewis University Romeoville, Ill. March 15, 2014

A case study in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory using Mastery Learning Model. N. Tran, T. Nguyen, A. Fraiman. BCCE 2012 (Biennial Conferences on  Chemical Education at Pennsylvania State University) July 29 -Aug. 2, 2012

Building a Bridge Between an HSI and a Land Grant Institution.
Ricardo Diaz, Ana Fraiman, Pamela Geddes, and Maria Villamil.
Workshop at Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). October 30, 2011, San Antonio, Texas

“Microwave-assisted Diels-Alder reactions in water medium catalyzed by zinc (II) chloride, a water-compatible Lewis acid.” Malgorzata Gawedzka and Ana Fraiman, Denkewalter Lecture in Chemistry and Medicine, Poster Session, Loyola University, October, 2010

Assessing collaboration through online reporting using Wikispaces. Sarah Vorpahl, Ana Fraiman, Mary Caffero, Illona Goykhman. 21st BCCE, August 2010, Denton, Texas

Selected Presentations at NEIU, and NEIU Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Through Hardships to Mastering Organic Chemistry: Interactive Learning and Student Centered Lab with Mastery Lab and Chem-Wiki. A student’s perspective. Brenna K. Dooley, Alexandra A. Gokee and Ana Fraiman. NEIU 23nd Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, April 2015.

Mastery and Wikis, Transition Time? Moving Toward Student Center Labs, Sandra Neri, Ngan Tran, Thach Nguyen, Courtney Moran and Ana Fraiman. NEIU 5th Faculty Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium, November 2014.

Organic Chemistry Peer Mentor Experience. Michael Covington, Courtney Moran (University Honors Program) and Sandra Neri, NEIU 22nd Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, April 2014.

A Novel Method for the preparation of Acyloins via Photodissociation of A-Nitrosooxyketones. Thach T. Nguyen, Ana Fraiman and Veronica Curtis-Palmer. NEIU 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium. April 2013.

Implementation of Mastery Learning Model into the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory. Ngan Tran and Ana Fraiman. NEIU 21th Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium. April 2013.

A Fresh Approach to Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Using Mastery Learning Model. Ngan Tran, Thach Nguyen, and Ana Fraiman. NEIU 20th Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium.  April 2012.

Moodlerooms: Collaborative and Educational Gains. John Dao and Ana Fraiman, April 2011.

Chem-wiki at NEIU: Increasing collaboration through online Lab reporting. Mary T. Caffero (Master Program in Chemistry), Dr. Ana Fraiman, April 2010

Assessing the effectiveness of Ionic Liquids in Organic Chemistry Synthesis,
Malgorzata Gawedzka (Chemistry), Dr. Ana Fraiman, April 2010

Latinos in Science Panel. Ana Fraiman and Vladimiro Mujica. March 2009

Background

Professional Experience
2009-Present: Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern Illinois University
1994-Present: Chemistry Computer Lab Founder & Director, Northeastern Illinois University
2006-2008: Coordinator of the Chemistry Department, Northeastern Illinois University
1996-2008: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern Illinois University
1991-1996: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern Illinois University
1989-1991: Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
1987-1989: Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Loyola University at Chicago

Educational Background
1984-1987: Post Doctorate, University of Chicago
1979-1984: Ph.D. Chemistry, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
1974-1978: B.Sc. Chemistry, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Additional Information

 Languages

English, Spanish and Hebrew

Recent Grants

Collaboration and Retention in Environmental and Agricultural Research (CREAR)

Nancy Wrinkle, Department of Math, Ana Fraiman, Department of Chemistry, Jean Hemzacek, Department of Earth Science, Laura Sanders, Department of Earth Science, Pamela Geddes, Department of Biology. Awarded 2010

HSI Initiative “Peer-Led Team Learning Seminars for the STEM Disciplines” Nancy Wrinkle, Department of Math, and Ana Fraiman, Department of Chemistry. Awarded 2009.

Reviewer

The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Journal of Chemical Education
Tetrahedron
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Additional Information

Pkal STEM leadership Institute July 2017
COACh workshop “COACh-the-COAChes" August 2016
International Advisory Board at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies; Barcelona, Spain
1996 & 2009: Excellence Award: Recipient

Memberships

ACS American Chemical Society
ICUC The international center for first-year undergraduate chemical education.
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
PLTLIS  Peer Lead Team Learning International Society
Peer Lead Team Learning International Society. Board member July 2018

BBH 214E
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5682
Office Hours
T R: 1:40-3 p.m.
W: 8:30-10 a.m.
Main Campus
Stefan Tsonchev
Stefan
Tsonchev
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Advisor
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5573
Courses Taught
CHEM 103, CHEM 311, CHEM 312
Research Interests
Professor Tsonchev’s current research is focused on self-assembly of biologically-active macromolecules such as peptide amphiphiles which assemble to form scaffolds intended for tissue regeneration. He is developing new mathematical models and algorithms to study the stability of such systems and to make possible their design based on certain desired characteristics of the final structures that they form. This work is done in collaboration with colleagues from Northwestern University and Loyola University. Another project on which he is working on involves imaging Bacteriophytochromes (Bphs) using scanning probe microscopy techniques. This project is done in collaboration with Ken Nicholson (Chemistry) and Emina Stojkovic (Biology) from NEIU. Their goal is to study the conformational changes between the light-adapted and dark-adapted states of the Bphs, which are used, for example, as light switches controlling the metabolism of bacteria. Professor Tsonchev has also done work on the statistical mechanics of polyelectrolytes and on polymer translocation through narrow pores. He has studied the dynamics of quantum dissipation and the quantum theory of confined systems.
Education

 Columbia University | Ph.D. - Chemistry

Selected Publications

F. G. Tobias, A. Gawedzka, M. S. Goldmeier, A. C. Sakols, E. A. Stojkovic, S. Tsonchev, and K.T. Nicholson, “Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors”, MRS Online Proceedings Library, 2012, 1465, mrss12-1465-ss07. (doi:10.1557/opl.2012.1006)

J.W. Ciszek, L. Huang, S. Tsonchev, Y. Wang, K.R. Shull, G.C. Schatz, M.A. Ratner, and C. Mirkin, “Assembly of Nanorods into Designer Superstructures: the Role of Templating, Capillary Forces, Adhesion, and Polymer Hydration,” ACS Nano, 4, 259 (2010).

S. Tsonchev, K.L. Niece, G.C. Schatz, M.A. Ratner, and S.I. Stupp, “Phase Diagram for Assembly of Biologically-Active Peptide Amphiphiles,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 112, 441 (2008).

S. Tsonchev, R.D. Coalson, A. Liu, and T.L. Beck, “Flexible Polyelectrolyte Simulations at the Poisson Boltzmann Level: A Comparison of the Kink-Jump and the Configurational Bias Monte Carlo Methods,” J. Chem. Phys. 120, 9817 (2004).

S. Tsonchev, A. Troisi, G.C. Schatz, and M.A. Ratner, “All-Atom Numerical Studies of Zwitterionic Peptide Amphiphiles, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 15278 (2004).

S. Tsonchev, G.C. Schatz, and M.A. Ratner, “Electrostatically-Directed Self-Assembly of Cylindrical Peptide Amphiphile Nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 8817 (2004).

S. Tsonchev, A. Troisi, G.C. Schatzz, and M.A. Ratner, “On the Structure and Stability of Self-Assembled Zwitterionic Peptide Amphiphiles: A Theoretical Study,” Nano Lett 4, 427 (2004).

S. Tsonchev, G.C. Schatz, and M.A. Ratner, “Screened Multipole Electrostatic Interactions at the Debye-Hueckel Level,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 400, 221 (2004).

Selected Exhibitions

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Fernando G. Tobias, Anna Gawedzka, Max S. Goldmeier, Alexandra C. Sakols, Sarah M. Vorpahl, Emina A. Stojkovic, Kenneth T. Nicholson, and Stefan Tsonchev, “Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors”, NEIU  3nd Annual Faculty Research & Creative Activities Symposium, November 2012

Assembly of Nanorods into Designer Superstructures: the Role of Templating, Capillary Forces, Adhesion, and Polymer Hydration,” 2011 Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Indianapolis, IN, June 2011

"Theory and Modeling of Supramolecular Self-Assembly," seminar at Illinois State University, Normal, IL, April, 2011

"Biochemical and Environmental Applications of Scanning Probe Microscopy," NEIU First Faculty Research Symposium, NEIU, November 2010

"Micro and Nanoscale Self-Assembly: Theory and Modeling," 41st Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference in Carbondale, Illinois, May 2009

"Theory and Modeling of Supramolecular Self-Assembly", 39th Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, June 2007

Students from the group have presented at multiple venues, such as the SACNAS National and Regional Conferences, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Conference in Chicago Heights, IL, February 2010, SCSE Summer Research Symposia at NEIU, Twentieth Annual Illinois Student Research Conference in Chicago, April 2009, ISP Undergraduate Symposium for Women Students at DePaul University in March, 2010, the Annual NEIU Student Research Symposia, and others. 

BBH 218E
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5573
Office Hours
FALL SABBATICAL
Main Campus
Ken Nicholson
Ken
Nicholson
Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5691
Courses Taught
CHEM 319
CHEM 331
Research Interests
Environmental Chemistry & Surface Analytical Chemistry; My research interests lie in using scanning probe microscopy to investigate the environmental response characteristics of a class of red-light photoreceptors, specifically bacteriophytochromes. The SPM will be used to determine if there is a connection between the molecular structure of the photoreceptor and the magnitude of its fluorescence emission quantum yield. Both wild-type and engineered fluorescent mutants will be examined. I am also interested in identifying and quantifying petroleum based pollutants and additives in natural water systems, the transport of these pollutants from their source(s), and potential methods of remediation. This project involves field work, on-site analysis, and laboratory experiments, particularly chromatography.
Education

University of Michigan| PhD-Chemistry

Selected Publications

Sorenson, BA; Westcott, DJ; Sakols AC; Thomas, JS; Anderson, P; Stojkovic EA; Tsonchev, S; Nicholson, KT, “Domain Structure of a Unique Bacterial Red Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy”, MRS Proceedings, Vol. 1652, 2014, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2014.259.

Marie E. Kroeger, Blaire A. Sorenson, J. Santoro Thomas, Emina A. Stojkovic, Stefan Tsonchev, and Kenneth T. Nicholson, “Atomic Force Microscopy of Red-Light Photoreceptors Using Peak-Force Quantitative Nanomechanical Property Mapping,” J. Vis. Exp., in press.

Ken Nicholson is the corresponding author and was invited to submit this publication by the editor at the Materials Research Society Fall National Meeting.

F. G. Tobias, A. Gawedzka, M. S. Goldmeier, A. C. Sakols, E. A. Stojkovic, S. Tsonchev, and K.T. Nicholson, “Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors”, Online Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, 2012, Vol. 1465, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.1006.

White, M. L., Reggie, S., Naguib, N., Nicholson, K., Gilliland, J., Walters, A., “The Preparation of World-Class Single Crystal Silicon Carbide Wafers Using High Rate Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries”, Materials Research Science Forum Vols., 2009, 600-603, 839-842.

Nicholson, K. T., Minton, T. K., Sibener, S. J., “Spatially Anisotropic Etching of Graphite by Hyperthermal Atomic Oxygen ” J. Phys. Chem. B., 2005, 109, 8476. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp045960c)

Selected Exhibitions

Recent Presentations:

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium (November 2013)

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” Materials Research Society Fall National Meeting (Boston, MA, December 2013)

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium (November 2013)

“Blaire A. Sorenson, Daniel J. Westcott, Sarah A. Vorpahl, Alexandra C. Sakols, Emina A. Stojkovic, Stefan Tsonchev, and Ken T. Nicholson, “Structural Conformations of a Red-Light Photoreceptor Using Atomic Force Microscopy”, NEIU  3nd Annual Faculty Research & Creative Activities Symposium, November 2012

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” Materials Research Society Fall National Meeting (Boston, MA, December 2013)

"Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors" presented by K.T. Nicholson at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

"Structural Conformations of a Red-Light Photoreceptor Using Scanning Probe Microscopy", presented by K. T. Nicholson at the NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium, 2012, Chicago, IL.

BBH 218G
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5691
Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Samantha
Brown-Xu
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5679
Courses Taught
CHEM 212
CHEM 231
CHEM 232
CHEM 333
Research Interests
My current research focuses on studying how plastic materials degrade when exposed to sunlight. This will help to understand how harmful microplastic particles are formed when plastic waste is dumped in natural water systems, as well as to develop ways of remediating the plastic waste. Inorganic photocatalytic materials are being investigated as possible targets to speed up the breakdown of plastic waste and allow it to be recycled more efficiently before it causes environmental harm. Computational modeling programs are also being used predict the pathways of plastic degradation and calculate the energetics of the process under different conditions. In the future, I plan to have a joint research project with Biology studying microbes that are able to "eat" plastic waste as another means of recycling it.
Education

Postdoctoral Research

Northwestern University (2014 - 2017)

Graduate Studies

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, The Ohio State University (2009 - 2014)

Undergraduate Studies

B.A. Chemistry and Integrated Science, Northwestern University (2005 - 2009)

Selected Publications

N. P. Weingartz, M. W. Mara, S. Roy, J. Hong, A. Chakraborty, S. E. Brown-Xu, B. T. Phelan, F. N. Castellano, L. X. Chen, Excited-State Bond Contraction and Charge Migration in a Platinum Dimer Complex Characterized by X-ray and Optical Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2021, 125, 8891-8898.

S. E. Brown-Xu, M, Fumanal, C. Gourlaouen, L. Gimeno, A. Quatela, C. Thobie-Gautier, E. Blart, A. Planchat, F. Riobe, C. Monnereau, L. X. Chen, C. Daniel, and Y. Pellegrin, Intriguing Effects of Halogen Substitution on the Photophysical Properties of 2,9-(Bis)halo-Substituted Phenanthroline Copper(I) Complexes, Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 7730-7745.

R. A. Ando, S. E. Brown-Xu, L. N. Q. Nguyen, T. L. Gustafson, Probing the Solvation Structure and Dynamics in Ionic Liquids by Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy of 4-(N,N-Dimethylamino)Benzonitrile, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 25151-25157.

S. E. Brown-Xu, M. S. J. Kelley, K. A. Fransted, A. Chakraborty, G. C. Schatz, F. N. Castellano, L. X. Chen, Tunable Excited-State Properties and Dynamics as a Function of Pt-Pt Distance in Pyrazolate-Bridged Pt(II) Dimers, J. Phys. Chem. A2016120, 543-550.

B. Pandit, N. E. Jackson, T. Zheng, T. J. Fauvell, E. F. Manley, M. Orr, S. E. Brown-Xu, L. Yu, L. X. Chen, Molecular Structure Controlled Transitions between Free-Charge Generation and Trap Formation in a Conjugated Copolymer Series, J. Phys. Chem. C2016120, 4189-4198.

N. D. Bernadino, S. E. Brown-Xu, T. L. Gustafson, D. L. A. De Faria, Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of Indigo and of a Maya Blue Simulant, J. Phys. Chem. C2016120, 21905-21914.    

S. E. Brown-Xu, M. H. Chisholm, T. F. Spilker, Photophysical Studies of Metal to Ligand Charge Transfer Involving Quadruply Bonded Complexes of Molybdenum and Tungsten, Acc. Chem. Res.201548, 877-885.

S. H. Porter, Z. Huang, S. Dou, S. E. Brown-Xu, A. T. Sarwar, R. C. Myers, P. M. Woodward, Electronic Structure and Photocatalytic Water Oxidation Activity of RTiNO­2 (R = Ce, Pr, and Nd) Perovskite Nitride Oxides, Chem. Mater.201527, 2414-2420.

S. E. Brown-Xu, M. H. Chisholm, C. B. Durr, T. L. Gustafson, T. F. Spilker, Photophysical Properties of cis-Mo2 Quadruply Bonded Complexes and Observation of Photoinduced Electron Transfer to Titanium Dioxide, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2014136, 11428-11435.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Presentations:

S. E. Brown-Xu*, Breaking Down Plastic Waste One Photon at a Time, Metropolitan State University of Denver invited presentation (remote), Sept. 2021.

D. Slezberg* and S. E. Brown-Xu, Computational Chemistry’s Pathway to Flexible Recycling, SCSE Symposium in Chicago, IL, Oct. 2020.

S. E. Brown-Xu*, J. Carlson, G. Brunger, Monitoring the Breakdown of Plastic Materials Under Ultraviolet and Visible Light, NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium in Chicago, IL, Nov. 2019.

S. E. Brown-Xu, M. H. Chisholm, T. L. Gustafson, Studies on Electron Transfer from Dimolybdenum Photosensitizers Through Time-Resolved Spectroscopy, Inter-American Photochemistry Society Conference (Sarasota, FL, January 2014).

Background

Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Northeastern Illinois University (2017-Present)

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Harold Washington Community College (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University (2014-2017)

Additional Information

Awards:

NEIU Teaching Professional Excellence Award (2019)

NEIU Summer Research Stipend award (2018, 2021)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2009)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2009)

Room BBH 218F
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5679
Office Hours
In-person or virtual office hours:
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Main Campus
Mataka
Jan
Mataka
PhD
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5684
Courses Taught
CHEM 103, CHEM 211, CHEM 212, CHEM 231, CHEM 232, CHEM 348, CHEM 350, CHEM 353
Research Interests
Medicinal chemistry; pharmacology of neurodegenerative diseases
Education

 B. S., Biochemistry.  Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

M. S., Plant Pathology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Ph. D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications

Paul C. Trippier, Kristing Jansen Labby, Dustin D. Hawker, Jan Mataka, and Richard B. Silverman, “Target- and Mechanism-based Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases:  Strength in Numbers", Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2013, 56(8), 3121-3147

Additional Information

Memberships
American Chemical Society

BBH-212G
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5684
Office Hours
W 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. T R 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Chandana Meegoda
Chandana
Meegoda
PhD
Instructor
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5678
Courses Taught
CHEM 103, CHEM 110, CHEM 211, CHEM 212, CHEM 260, CHEM 261, CHEM 213
Research Interests
Material Science, Spectroscopy and Chemical Instrumentation.
Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

BSc, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Selected Publications

•   C. Meegoda, M. Trenary, M. Mori, S. Otani, “Depth profile of iron in a CaB6 crystal”, Physical Review B 67 (17), 172410 – 172413 (2003).

•   C. Meegoda, Y. Paderno, M. Trenary, “ The nature of surface oxides on magnesium diboride” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp., 689 (Materials for High Temperature Technologies), 151-156 (2002).

•   S. Stefanos, C. Bonner, C. Meegoda, W, Rodriguez, G. Loutts, “Energy levels and optical properties of neodymium-doped barium fluorapatite” J. Appl. Phy. 88(4), 1935-1942 (2000).

•   C. Meegoda, C. E. Bonner, G. Loutts, S. Stefanos, G. Miller, “Raman spectroscopic study of barium fluorapatite”, J. Lumi. 81(2), 101-109 (1999).

•   C. Bonner, C. Chess, C. Meegoda, S. Stefanos, G. Loutts, G. Miller, “Raman spectroscopic study of barium fluorapatite”, Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3610 (Laser Materials Crystal Growth and Nonlinear Materials and Devices), 204-214 (1999).

•   N. Gunawardena, F. Ken, E. Jassen, C. Meegoda, D. Schafer, O. Vostrowsky, H. Bestmann, “Host attractants for red wevill, Rhynchophorus: Identification, electrophysiological activity and laboratory bioassay” J. Chem. Eco., 24(3), 425-437 (1998).

•   G. Loutts, C. Bonner, C. Meegoda, H. Ries, M. A. Noginov, N. Noginov, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Rapaport, M. Bass, “Crystal Growth, spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of a new efficient laser material Nd: Ba5(PO4)3F”, Appl. Phy. Lett. 71(3), 303-305 (1997).

Selected Exhibitions

Shyam Dedaniya and Chandana Meegoda, “The Effect of Temperature on The Distribution of Chlorogenic Acid in Different Anatomical Parts of The Green Coffee Bean”, 71st Annual Pittcon Conference, Chicago, IL (March 2020).

Shyam Dedaniya and Chandana Meegoda, “The Effect of Temperature on The Distribution of Chlorogenic Acid in Different Anatomical Parts of The Green Coffee Bean”, 4th Annual ACS Undergraduate Research Conference, Champaign, IL (November 2019).

Giovani Monterroso and Chandana Meegoda, “Stability Study of Li-Ion Battery Cathode Materials”, NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, 2016.

Giovani Monterroso and Chandana Meegoda, “Stability Study of Li-Ion Battery Cathode Materials”,  SACNAS National Conference, 2015, Washington DC.

Additional Information

Recent Grants

SCSE Summer Research Grant "Deposition of LiFePO4 Thin Films as Cathode Materials" 2016.

SCSE Summer Research Grant"Spectroscopic Study of Li-Ion Battery Cathode Materials" 2015.

 

Memberships
American Chemical Society

BBH-212F
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5678
Office Hours
W 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. F 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Harischandra
Dilusha
Harischandra
PhD
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5773
Courses Taught
CHEM 103, CHEM 211, CHEM 212, CHEM 231, CHEM 232
Research Interests
Corrole and Porphyrin Chemistry- Model compounds for Cytochrome P450
Education

BSc, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

Selected Publications

Publications

“Production of a Putative Iron(V) Oxo Corrole Species by Photo-Disproportionation of a bis-Corrole Diiron(IV) m-Oxo Dimer; Implication for a Green Oxidation Catalyst” Dilusha Harischandra, Gerald Lowery, Rui Zhang, Martin Newcomb, Organic Letters, 2009, accepted for publication.

“Formation of Stable and Metastable Porphyrin- and Corrole-Iron(IV) Complexes and Isomerozations to Iron(III) Macrocyclic Radical Cation” Zhengzheng Pan, Dilusha N. Harischandra, Martin Newcomb, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 2008, 103,174-181.

“Laser Flash Photolysis Production of Metal-Oxo Derivatives and Direct Kinetic Studies of Their Oxidation Reactions”, Martin Newcomb, Rui Zhang, Zhengzheng Pan, Dilusha N. Harischandra, R. Esala P. Chandrasena, John H. Horner, Enrique Martinez II, Catalysis Today. 2006, 117, 98-104. 

“Photochemical Generation of a Highly Reactive Iron-Oxo Intermediate. A True Iron(V)-Oxo Species?”, Dilusha N. Harischandra, Rui Zhang, Martin Newcomb, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13776-13777.

“Laser Flash Photolysis Production of Compound I and Its Relatives”, M. Newcomb, R. Zhang, R. E. P. Chandrasena, J. H. Horner, E. Martinez II, D. N. Harischandra, Z. Pan, Proc. 14th Intl. Conf. Cytochrome P450, 2005, 41-47.

“Laser Flash Photolysis Generation and Kinetic Studies of Corrole-Manganese(V)-Oxo Intermediates”, Rui Zhang, Dilusha N. Harischandra, Martin Newcomb, Chem. Eur. J. 2005, 11, 5713-5720.

Selected Exhibitions

“Highly reactive macrocyclic ligand-iron(V)-oxo intermediates”
233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago,IL March 2007.

BBH 212E
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
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(773) 442-5773
Office Hours
MTWR 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Denana Miodragovic smiles into the camera while wearing a hat.
Denana
Miodragovic
Ph.D.
Instructor
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5773
Courses Taught
CHEM 103, CHEM 108, CHEM 110, CHEM 211, CHEM 212, CHEM 261, CHEM 262, CHEM 391, CHEM 316, CHEM 406, CHEM 413
Research Interests
Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry and Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
Education

B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemistry (2003), University of Belgrade, Serbia
Doctoral thesis:
“Syntheses and Stereochemistry of Cobalt(III) Complexes with Aromatic Amino Acids”
Adviser: Professor Slobodan Milosavljevic

Postdoctoral studies – Northwestern University, Evanston, USA 
Adviser: Professor Thomas Vincent O’Halloran
Project: Syntheses of inorganic anticancer agents based on the combination of platinum and arsenic drugs

Selected Publications

Miodragović DU, Merlino A, Swindell E, Marzo T., Bogachkov A., Ahn R., Abuhadba S, Ferraro G, Mazar AP, Messori L, and O’Halloran TV, Arsenoplatin-1 is A Dual Pharmacophore Anti-Cancer Agent, JACS, 141 (16) (2019) 6453-6457. View publication.

Miodragović D, Swindell E.P,Waxali Z.S., BogachkovA., and O’Hallorana T.V., Beyond Cisplatin: Combination Therapy with Arsenic Trioxide, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 496 (2019) 119030. View publication.

Ðenana U.  Miodragović, Jeremy A. Quentzel, Josh W. Kurutz, Charlotte L. Stern, Richard W. Ahn, and Thomas O’Halloran, Robust Structure and Activity of Aqueous Arsenous Acid-Platinum(II) Anticancer Complexes, Angew. Chem. In. Ed, 52 (2013) 10749-10752. View publication.

Swindell, Elden; Hankins, Patrick; Chen, Haimei; Miodragović, Đenana; O'Halloran, Thomas, Anticancer Activity of Small Molecule and Nanoparticulate Arsenic(III) Complexes", Inorg. Chem. (2013), 52, 12292-12 304. View publication.

Minić Dragica M., Sumar-Ristović Maja T., Miodragović Ðenana U., Andjelković Katarina K., Poleti Dejan, Kinetics and mechanism of degradation of Co(II)-N-benzyloxycarbonylglycinato complex, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 7 (2012) 1167-1176. View publication.

Miodragović  Djenana U., Jovanović Dragoljub, Bogdanović Goran A., Mitić Dragana, Andjelković KatarinaSynthesis and crystal structures of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9-aminoacridine tetrachlorozincate(II) monohydrate, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., 75 (2010) 1209-1218.

Sumar-Ristović  Maja T., Minić Dragica M., Poleti Dejan, Miodragović Zoran, Miodragović Ðenana, Andjelkovic Katarina K., Thermal stability and degradation of Co(II), Cd(II), and Zn(II) complexes with N-benzyloxycarbonylglycinato ligand, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 102 (2010) 83-90. View publication.

Mitić D, Milenković M, Milosavljević S, Gođevac D, Miodragović Z, Anđelković K and Miodragović D., Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of the Co(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes with N-benzyloxycarbonyl-S-phenylalanine, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 44 (2009) 1537-1544. View publication.

Miodragović DU, Mitić DM, Miodragović ZM, Bogdanović GA, Vitnik ŽJ, Vitorović MD, Radulović MD,  Nastasijević BJ, Juranić IO, Andjelković KK,"Syntheses, characterization and antimicrobial activity of the first complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Co(II) with N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine. X-ray crystal structure of the polymeric Cd(II) complex", Inorg. Chim. Acta 361 (2008) 86-94. View publication.

 Mitić M, Miodragović DU, Sladić DS, Vitnik ŽJ, Miodragović ZM, Andjelković KK, Radulović MD, Juranić NO, " Synthesis, NMR, DFT and antimicrobial studies of the Zn(II) complexes with N-benzyloxycarbonyl-S-alanine" J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 73(2008) 813-822.

Miodragović DU, Bogdanović GA, Miodragović ZM, Radulović MD, Novaković SB, Kaluđerović GN,  Kozłowski H, "Interesting coordination abilities of antiulcer drug famotidine and antimicrobial activity of drug and its cobalt(III) complex", J. Inorg. Biochem. 100 (2006) 1568-1574. View publication.

Miodragović ZM, Bogdanović GA, Krajčinović BB, Drakulić BJ, Kusigerski VB, Miodragović DU,  Spasojević VV, Hodžić IM, Juranić IO, "Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the first copper(II) complex with an (E)-4-aryl-4-oxo-2-butenoato ligand", Inorganic Chemistry Communications  9 (2006) 1173–1177. View publication.

Miodragović DU, Miodragović ZM,  Skala D, Malinar MJ and Minić DM, "Mixed cobalt(III) complexes with aromatic amino acids and diamine. Part V. Thermal investigation of (1,2-diaminoethane)bis(S-tyrosinato)cobalt(III) complex diastereomers", Thermochimica Acta 436 (2005) 90-95. View publication.

Miodragović DU, Vitnik ŽJ, Milosavljević SM, Malinar MJ, and Juranić IO, "NH…π Interactions Stabilize the Most-Hindered Rotamer of the (S)-Tyrosinato Side Group in Bis[(S)-tyrosinato](diamine)cobalt(III) Complexes: An NMR Spectroscopic and DFT Study, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2005) 3172-3178. View publication.

Miodragović DU, Milosavljević SM, Malinar MJ, Ćelap MB, Todorović N, Juranić N, "Mixed Cobalt(III) complexes with Aromatic amino Acids and Diamine. Part IV. Influence of Noncovalent Intra- and Interligand Interactions on Rotamer Population of the S-phenylalaninato and S-tyrosinato side groups in (1,2-Diaminoethane)bis(S-aminocarboxylato)cobalt(III) Complexes", Enantiomer  7 (2002) 375-382.

Bogdanović GA, Miodragović DU, Malinar MJ, "Mixed cobalt(III) complexes with aromatic amino acids and diamines. III.  Absolute structure of Δ-trans(O)-(1,2-diaminoethane-k2N,N)bis(S-tyrosinato)cobalt(III)chloride tetrahydrate", Acta Cryst. C 58 (2002) 338-340. View publication.

Miodragović DU, Malinar MJ, Milosavljević SM, Zarić SD, Vučelić D, Ćelap MB, "Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of Novel Mono- and Dinuclear Cobalt(III) Complexes containing S-phenylalanine", J. Coord. Chem. 55 (2002) 517-526.

Miodragović DU, Bogdanović GA, Milosavljević SM, Malinar MJ, Ćelap MB, Spasojević-de Bire A, Macura S, Juranić N, "Mixed Cobalt(III) Complexes with Aromatic Amino Acids and Diamine. Part II. Synthesis and Configuration of (1,2-diaminoethane)Bis(L-Tyrosinato)Cobalt(III) Complex Diastereomers. The  Crystal Structure of Δ-C1-Cis(O)-Diastereomer", Enantiomer  6 (2001) 299-308.

Malinar MJ, Miodragović DU, Ćelap MB, Vuković D,  Zakrzewska JS, Vučelić D, "Mixed Cobalt(III)  complexes with S-tyrosine and 1,3-Diaminopropane",  Enantiomer  3 (1998) 349-356.
 
Malinar MJ, Miodragović DU, Ćelap MB, Vuković D, Zakrzewska JS, Vučelić D,  "Mono- and dinuclear cobalt(III) complexes with S-tyrosine", J. Coord. Chem.  42 (1997) 343-351.

 

Selected Exhibitions

PRESENTATIONS

Ninth Annual Student Center for Science Engagement Research Symposium, NEIU, November 16, 2018.

Seventh Annual Student Center for Science Engagement Research Symposium, NEIU, November 18, 2016.

Fifth Annual Research & Creative symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, November 14, 2014.

Northeastern Illinois University Fourth Annual Research & Creative Activity Symposium, Chicago, November, 25, 2013.

SMASH 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, September 9th-12th, 2012.

9th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2-6, 2008.

2nd European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland, September 4-8, 2007.

2nd European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland, September 4-8, 2007,

5th ICOSECS, Ohrid, September 10-14, 2006.

1st European Chemistry Congress, Budapest, Hungary, August 27-31, 2006.

X International Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Szklarska Poreba, Poland, September 20-25, 2005.

X International Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Szklarska Poreba, Poland, September 20-25, 2005.

4th International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-East European Countries on Chemical Sciences in Changing Times: Visions, Challenges and Solutions, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, July 18-21, 2004.

7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 21-23, 2004.

7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 21-23, 2004.

Fourth Yugoslav Materials Research Society Conference ²YUCOMAT², Herceg Novi,Yugoslavia, September 10-14, 2001.

5th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 2000.

1st International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-East European Countries, Halkidiki, Greece, June 1-4, 1998.

6th International Conference on Circular Dichroism, Pisa, Italy, September 21-24,1997.

6th International Conference on Circular Dichroism, Pisa, Italy, September 21-24,1997.

 

Background

Professional Experience

Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University (2013-present)

Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University (2011-2012)

Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University (2012-present)

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Wilbur Wright College (2012-2013)

Research Associate, Northwestern University (2009-2011)

Sabbatical, Northwestern University (2008-2009)     

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade (2003-2009)

Additional Information

AWARDS

Instructor Excellence Award 2020

Educational Leave Award 2019

Student Choice Award, NEIU, 2016

Research Award, Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, 2004

PATENTS

 Miodragovic DU and O’Halloran TV, US Patent No. 10118938, November 6, 2018

Miodragovic DU and O’Halloran TV, US Patent No. 9725475, August 8, 2017.

Miodragovic DU and O’Halloran TV, US Patent No. 9499574, November 22, 2016.

GRANTS (Co-researcher)

1UO1CA151461-01- "Tumor Targeted Nanobins for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast and Ovarian Cancer"  (2009-2011).

W.M. Keck Foundation Grant, "The Inorganic Signature of Life: Signaling Pathways in the Mammalian Oocyte"(2008 - 2009).

Synthesis, characterization and activity of organic and coordination compounds, and their appliance in (bio)nanotechnology (2005-2010).

Synthesis and structure of potentially anti-cancer platinum(IV) complexes and simmilar coordination compounds (2002-2005).

Physico-chemical, structural and biological investigation of complex compounds (2002-2005).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Reviewer for the Journal of Serbian Chemical Society (from 2019)

The representative of Serbia in European Association for Chemical and Molecular Science, Division of Chemistry in Life Sciences (2006-2010)

Peer reviewer for: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Application, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2003-2008)

MEMBERSHIP

American Chemical Society     2010-present

Serbian Chemical Society        2003-2008

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Niroshi
Meegoda
M.S.
Laboratory Manager
Chemistry

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