|2019 - Present||Instructor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Chemistry and Physics|
|2010 - 2017||Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University ‐ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|2009 - 2010||National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Nevada, Reno ‐ Department of Chemistry|
Honors and Awards
- (2004) Graduate Student Travel Award - Division of Inorganic Chemistry
- (2005-2007) Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar
- (2006) Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (national competition)
- (2007) Cosmos Club Foundation Grants-in-Aid of Young Scholars
- (2007) Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize
- (2008) Graduate Student Prize in Chemistry
- (2016) FAU Distinguished Mentor of the Year Award
|2008||Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, George Washington University|
|2006||M.Phil. Chemistry, George Washington University|
|2000||B.A. National Sciences: Chemistry (cum laude), Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania|
|1999||B.A. French (cum laude), Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania|
Bismuth(III)-Thiophenedicarboxylates as Host Frameworks for Lanthanide Ions: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Photoluminescent Behavior Dalton Transactions (2018)
Three bismuth-2,5-thiophenedicarboxylates (Bi-TDC) and two europium-2,5-thiophenedicarboxylates (Eu-TDC) were synthesized under ambient conditions. The structures were determined through single crystal X-ray diffraction, and three of the phases were further characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, ...
Enhancing Luminescence in Lanthanide Coordination Polymers Through Dilution of Emissive Centers Journal of Luminescence (2018)
A Ln-adipate metal-organic framework templated with 4,4′-bipyridine (GWMOF-6) was synthesized with Eu(III) or Tb(III) ions with various concentrations of optically inert Gd(III) ion in order to evaluate the effects of diluting the emissive metal center ...
Methods for Introducing Inorganic Polymer Concepts throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum Journal of Chemical Education (2017)
Inorganic polymers can be introduced in a variety of undergraduate courses to discuss concepts related to polymer chemistry. Inorganic polymers such as silicates and polysiloxanes are simple materials that can be incorporated into an introductory ...
Nitroaromatic Sensing with a New Lanthanide Coordination Polymer [Er2(C10H4O4S2)3(H2O)6]N Assembled by 2,2′-Bithiophene-5,5′-Dicarboxylate New Journal of Chemistry (2017)
A new three dimensional lanthanide-containing coordination polymer composed of 2,2′-bithiophene-5,5′-dicarboxylic acid ([Er2(C10H4O4S2)3(H2O)6]n) was solvothermally synthesized and characterized using single crystal X-ray diffraction, PXRD, FTIR, TGA, and luminescence measurements. The emission of this compound dispersed in ...
Strain Alleviation in an Isomorphous Series of Lanthanide 2-Nitroterephthalates [Ln2(TPNO2)3(H2O)2]·2H2O (Ln = Pr – Lu, except Pm) Inorganica Chimica Acta (2017)
An extended series of trivalent lanthanide 2-nitroterephthalates, [Ln2(TPNO2)3(H2O)2]·2H2O, (Ln = Pr through Lu, except Pm) were synthesized hydrothermally from Ln2O3 and 2-nitroterephthalic acid (H2TPNO2) at 170 °C in Teflon lined Parr steel autoclaves, and were ...
Reversible Solvent-Induced Transformation of a One-Dimensional Uranyl Coordination Polymer Using 4,4′-Oxybis(benzoate) Polyhedron (2017)
The solvothermal synthesis of uranyl nitrate with 4,4′-oxybis(benzoic acid) produces a coordination polymer [(UO2)(C15H8O5)(DMF)]n with coordinated DMF residing in the void space. This compound consists of one-dimensional chains that extend down [0 1 0] from ...
A General Model of Sensitized Luminescence in Lanthanide-Based Coordination Polymers and Metal–Organic Framework Materials Inorganic Chemistry (2017)
Luminescent lanthanides containing coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks hold great potential in many applications due to their distinctive spectroscopic properties. While the ability to design coordination polymers for specific functions is often mentioned as a ...
Rethinking Sensitized Luminescence in Lanthanide Coordination Polymers and MOFs: Band Sensitization and Water Enhanced Eu Luminescence in [Ln(C15H9O5)3(H2O)3]n (Ln = Eu, Tb) Inorganic Chemistry (2016)
A coordination polymer [Ln(C15H9O9)3(H2O)3]n (1-Ln = Eu(III), Tb(III)) assembled from benzophenonedicarboxylate was synthesized and characterized. The organic component is shown to sensitize lanthanide-based emission in both compounds, with quantum yields of 36% (Eu) and 6% ...
Hole‐Size Relationships in the Assembly of a Furandicarboxylate‐Based Metallolinker in Praseodymium Coordination Polymers Synthesized under Basic Conditions European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2016)
Two new coordination polymers have been synthesized with 2,5‐furandicarboxylic acid upon base modification. The resulting structures are dependent on the base added. When KOH was used as base, potassium was incorporated into the two‐dimensional coordination ...
Structural, Spectroscopic, and Computational Studies of [2,2′-bithiophene]-5-carboxylic Acid Journal of Molecular Structure (2016)
The crystal structure of [2,2′-bithiophene]-5-carboxylic acid was obtained from in-situ decarboxylation of [2,2′-bithiophene]-5,5′-dicarboxylic acid during solvothermal treatment. UV–Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies were conducted in solution and solid-state on these two molecules as well as ...
Luminescent Lanthanide Coordination Polymers Synthesized via In-Situ Hydrolysis of Dimethyl-3,4-furandicarboxylate Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2015)
Dimethyl-3,4-furandicarboxylate undergoes hydrolysis under hydrothermal conditions with lanthanide (Ln) ions to form two-dimensional coordination polymers, [Ln(C6H2O5)(C6H3O5)(H2O)]n (Ln=Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu). The resulting materials exhibit luminescent properties with quantum yields ...
Structure and Luminescence of a One-Dimensional Uranium Coordination Polymer Assembled Through Benzophenone-4,4′-dicarboxylate Inorganica Chimica Acta (2013)
Uranyl nitrate reacts under hydrothermal conditions with benzophenone-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid to produce a one-dimensional coordination polymer constructed through a double-chain motif. Upon excitation of the organic component in the near-UV, sensitized uranyl emission is observed. Thermogravimetric ...
Uranyl Sensitization of Samarium(III) Luminescence in a Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer Inorganic Chemistry (2012)
Heterometallic carboxyphosphonates UO22+/Ln3+ have been prepared from the hydrothermal reaction of uranyl nitrate, lanthanide nitrate (Ln = Sm, Tb, Er, Yb), and phosphonoacetic acid (H3PPA). Compound 1, (UO2)2(PPA)(HPPA)2Sm(H2O)·2H2O (1) adopts a two-dimensional structure in which ...
Para-Derivatized Pybox Ligands As Sensitizers in Highly Luminescent Ln(III) Complexes Inorganic Chemistry (2010)
New complexes of pyridine-bis(oxazoline) derivatized with -H, -OMe, and -Br at the para position of the pyridine ring with Eu(III) and Tb(III) have been isolated. These are highly luminescent in the solid state, regardless of ...
4-Bromo-N 2,N 2,N 6,N 6-tetraethylpyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online (2010)
The title compound, C15H22BrN3O2, consists of a pyridine ring with a bromine atom in the para position and two diethylamide groups in the ortho positions of the ring. Despite the positions of the three substituents ...
Exploring Lanthanide Luminescence in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Structure, and Guest-Sensitized Luminescence of a Mixed Europium/Terbium-Adipate Framework and a Terbium-Adipate Framework Inorganic Chemistry (2010)
Two lanthanide-organic frameworks were synthesized via hydrothermal methods. Compound 1 ([(Eu,Tb)(C6H8O4)3(H2O)2]•(C10H8N2), orthorhombic, Pbcn, a = 21.925(2) Å, b = 7.6493(7) Å, c = 19.6691(15) Å, α = β = γ = 90°, Z = 4) ...
Synthesis, Structure, and Luminescence of a Two-Dimensional Lanthanide(Iii)-Suberate Coordination Polymer Resulting from Dimeric Secondary Building Units Inorganic Chemistry Communications (2009)
A two-dimensional lanthanide-suberate has been synthesized via hydrothermal methods. This structure is composed of dimeric secondary building units that are extended into sheets by suberate anions. Direct photoexcitation of the lanthanide center (Eu(III) and Tb(III)) ...
Synthesis and Characterization of a Praseodymium–Adipate Framework Templated with 1,2-bis(4-Pyridyl)ethane: Host–Guest Interactions and Structural Survey Crystal Growth and Design (2007)
A new templated metal–organic framework has been synthesized and characterized: [Pr2(C6H8O4)3(H2O)2]·(C12H12N2). This structure represents the completion of a series of lanthanide–adipate metal–organic framework materials that have been templated with 4,4′-bipyridine-derived template molecules. Host–guest interactions have ...
Homo- and Heterometallic Coordination Polymers from the f Elements CrystEngComm (2007)
Lanthanide and actinide based coordination polymers and metal–organic framework materials present a number of interesting opportunities with respect to their syntheses and properties. Ln elements typically display large coordination numbers and roughly spherical bonding environments ...
An Unusually High Thermal Stability Within a Novel Lanthanide 1,3,5-Cyclohexanetricarboxylate Framework: Synthesis, Structure, and Thermal Data Chemical Communications (2006)
A novel three-dimensional lanthanide–organic framework has been synthesized; this material has an exceptionally high thermal stability (600 °C) and an unusually low coordination number for a lanthanide ion (CN = 6).
Poly[(μ3‐n‐hexane‐1,6‐dicarboxylato)dysprosium(III)] Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2005)
The structure of the title dysprosium coordination polymer, [Dy(C9H16O8)]n, consists of Dy2O16 dimers linked by adipate bridges to form a two-dimensional layered structure. Furthermore, intermolecular O-H. . .O hydrogen bonds link these layers into a ...
Templated Metal–Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Structures, Thermal Properties and Solid-State Transformation of Two Novel Calcium–Adipate Frameworks Dalton Transactions (2005)
Two novel calcium–adipate framework materials have been synthesized hydrothermally. GWMOF-7 ([Ca(C6H8O4)(H2O)2]·(C10H8N2)) and GWMOF-8 ([Ca(C6H8O4)(H2O)2]·(C12H12N2)) both formed three-dimensional structures and were characterized with single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Thermal properties ...
Toward Templated Metal−Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Structures, Thermal Properties, and Luminescence of Three Novel Lanthanide−Adipate Frameworks Inorganic Chemistry (2005)
Three novel praseodymium−adipate frameworks were synthesized hydrothermally. GWMOF-3 ([Pr2(adipic acid)3(H2O)4]·adipic acid·4H2O) and GWMOF-6 ([Pr2(adipic acid)3(H2O)2]·4,4‘-dipyridyl) formed three-dimensional structures, whereas GWMOF-4 ([Pr2(adipic acid)3(H2O)2]·H2O) produced a more dense, two-dimensional topology. Single-crystal X-ray and powder diffraction, IR spectroscopy, ...