Northwestern University (2014 - 2017)
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, The Ohio State University (2009 - 2014)
B.A. Chemistry and Integrated Science, Northwestern University (2005 - 2009)
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. A, 2016, 120, 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. C, 2016, 120, 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. C, 2016, 120, 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., 2015, 48, 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., 2015, 27, 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., 2014, 136, 11428-11435.
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).
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)
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