Areas of Expertise
Solid State Chemistry
X-ray powder diffraction
Multiferroics and Magnetic Dielectrics
BS Chemistry (1998), Youngstown State University
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry (2002), Ohio State University
National Research Council Postdoc.(2003-4) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-6), Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ. of South Carolina
I obtained a BS in Chemistry from Youngstown State University in 1998. I completed a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 2002. My research advisor was Professor Patrick Woodward and my research at that time focused on the development of a software program (SPuDS) to calculate the crystal structures of perovskites. Following graduate school I spent two years as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg MD, where I worked with Dr. Terrell Vanderah. I then held a postdoctoral position with Professor Hanno zur Loye at the University of South Carolina, before starting at the University of North Florida in Fall 2006.
At the University of North Florida I have taught a variety of courses: General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I Laboratory, General Chemistry II, General Chemistry II Laboratory, Honors General Chemistry II, Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Senior Seminar in Chemistry, and Chemical Research.
I serve as chair and councilor of the Jacksonville section of the American Chemical Society (www.jaxacs.org). I have served as a grant proposal reviewer for the following organizations: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Department of Energy and as a beamtime proposal for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), Neutron Scattering Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). I serve as a peer reviewer for 30 academic journals and have reviewed 172 manuscripts.
My research group is interested in the synthesis and characterization of new solid-state inorganic materials and in fundamental structure/property relationships of solid state oxides, including technically important electronic, energy, and sensors applications. More details can be found on this webpage.
UNF Munoz Professorship, 2011-2013
Pearson Mastering Faculty Advisor, 2011-2013
Chair - Powder Diffraction Special Interest Group American Crystallographic Association, 2013
Leadership Development Award, American Chemical Society, YCC, 2011
National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship – 2003-4
American Chemical Society
American Crystallographic Association
International Centre for Diffraction Data - Ceramics Subcommittee - (ICDD)
American Nano Society
IUCr World Directory of Crystallographers
Grants and Contracts Awarded
“Structure-Composition-Property Relationships in Complex Bi-Ni-Mn Oxide Phases” PI. Funded through Research Corporation – Cottrell College Science Award 7177. CCSA Brian Andreen Supplement
“Sensor Arrays for Multiple Applications” (SAMA) Funded via the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Department of the Army, Co-PI with PI J.S. Huebner and Co-PI’s D.F. Bowers, C.H. Choi, D.J. Cox, N.G. Patel.
“Rapid Response Sensor Networking for Multiple Applications, Phase III” (RRSNMA3) Funded through the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Department of Defense. Co-PI with PI J.S. Huebner and Co-PI’s S. J. Chalk, D.F. Bowers, N.G. Patel.
Publications & Presentations
2013 American Crystallographic Association, Honolulu, HI
2012 Gordon Research Conference, New London, NH
2011 American Crystallographic Association, Invited Talk - New Orleans, LA
2011 5th International Workshop on Mullite & Mullite-type Materials, Invited Talk - Avilés, Spain
2010 Florida Inorganic and Materials Symposium, Student Presentation Talk - Gainesville, FL
2009 Southeastern Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, Talk - San Juan, PR
2009 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference, Invited Talk - Columbus, Ohio
2009 Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Invited Talk - Vancouver, B.C.,Canada