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About Gilles Muller

Dr. Gilles Muller is Associate Dean of Research in the Office of Research at San José State University. His areas of specialization are Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. His research interests include designing, characterizing, and providing important specific information concerning the thermodynamic, structural, dynamic, spectroscopic, and chiroptical properties of luminescent lanthanide complexes with chiral ligands as potential probes of more complex molecules, e.g. biomolecules, for instance by preferential interaction with one enantiomer. Designing, synthesizing, and spectral characterization of chiral lanthanide complexes for applications as chiroptical probes. Studying of the solution structure of chiral lanthanide complexes by circularly polarized luminescence (CPL), a chiroptical technique. Lanthanide(III) luminescence as a probe of structures, dynamics, and excited state energetics of metal-containing biomolecular systems such as Ca(II)-binding proteins. Developing, maintaining, improving and using a chiroptical induced-CPL-based technique to determine the absolute configuration of simple chiral organic molecules, as well as to study the polarization of the emitted light of metal-containing and/or organic compounds.

Positions

2015 - Present Associate Dean of Research, Office of Research Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, San Jose State University
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2012 - 2015 Department Chair, San Jose State University Chemistry
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Honors and Awards

  • 2014: Green Chemistry Award for 2013-2014 Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) Chemistry Club Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. L. Cheruzel)
  • 2014: Commendable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2013-2014 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. L. Cheruzel)
  • 2014: SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation Award of Merit (Undergraduate Research Mentor)
  • 2013: Recognized as an ACS Ambassador for promoting the value of chemists and chemistry to the community by the ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications
  • 2013: Commendable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2012-2013 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. L. Cheruzel)
  • 2009: SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation Award of Merit (Undergraduate Research Mentor)
  • 2009: Honorable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2008-2009 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. B. M. Stone)
  • 2008: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation)

Courses

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 245)
  • Physical-Inorganic Techniques (CHEM 146)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 145)
  • Inorganic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 145L)

Education

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2001 Ph.D., University of Lausanne ‐ Coordination Chemistry
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1995 D.E.A., Universite Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) ‐ Inorganic Chemistry
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1994 M.S., Universite Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) ‐ Chemistry
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1993 B.S., Universite Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) ‐ Chemistry
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Contact Information

gilles.muller@sjsu.edu


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