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Research Grants

  1. Understanding the Role of Metal Ions in Mass Spectrometric Ionization Processes: Experimental and Computational Studies, Farooq Khan (PI), American Chemical Society funded by the Petroleum Research Fund, $50,000.00, September 2009 - August 2012.

     
  2. Homogeneous Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Organic Compounds with N2O, Megumi Fujita (PI), American Chemical Society funded by the Petroleum Research Fund, $35,000.00, September 2006 - August 2009.

  3. Fundamental Studies of Surface Enhanced Ramen Scattering (SERS) using Aerosolized Substrates, Douglas Stuart (PI), Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburg, Undergraduate Analytical Research Program, $10,000, May 2008.

  4. Homogeneous Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Organic Compounds with N20, Megumi Fujita (PI), American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, Type G, $35,000, August 2006-August 2008.

  5. Sonophotolytic Degradation of Azo-Dyes, Anne Gaquere (PI), Christopher Shacklady, Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program, $220, 2006.

  6. Research Experiences for Two-Year College Undergraduates in Chemistry, Gigi Ray (PI), Victoria Geisler (co-PI), Partha Ray, Andrew Leavitt, Spencer Slattery, John Hansen, Farooq Khan, Sharmistha Dutt, National Science Foundation, $217,838, April 2003 – March 2006

  7. Synthesis of Potential Anti-tumor Agents, Partha Ray (PI), National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, $106,500, May 2002 – April 2005.

  8. Reactivity of the Oxide Layer on NiAl(111), Andrew J. Leavitt and Shane C. Street, Petroleum Research Fund, $10,000, March 2001.

  9. A Study of Bimetallic Cobalt Systems Designed to Undergo Spin Transition & Electron Transfer Upon Proton Transfer,  Spencer J. Slattery (PI), American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, Type B, $30,000  with supplemental funding from the institution for a total of $40,000, September 1999-August 2001

  10. Pyrimidoazepine-Based Folates as Potential Anti-tumor Agents, Partha Ray (PI), National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, $95,590, September 1998 – August 2000.

  11. Reactions of SO2 with NaCl: A Novel Surface Science Approach, Research Corporation, F. A. Khan (PI), $34,650 with an equal match from the institution for a total of $69,300, 1998-1999.

  12. The Effects of Near-UV Radiation on Ocular Lens Crystallins in the Presence of Electrolytes, Lisa Hibbard (PI): Dept. of Chemistry, Spelman College, John Hansen (co-PI), NIH Research Initiatives at Minority Institutions, $20,000, September 1998-September 2000.

  13. Research Experience at an Undergraduate Institution Proposal, Victoria J. Geisler and Andrew J. Leavitt, National Science Foundation, $218,000, September 1998.

  14. Design & Study of Iron Complexes Which Undergo Proton Coupled Spin Transition, Spencer J. Slattery (PI), American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, Type G, $20,000 with supplemental funding from the institution for total of $39,700, September 1996-September 1998.

  15. Feasibility Studies of Molybdenum Bronzes for Heterogeneous Catalysis, Andrew J. Leavitt, Cottrell Science Award, Research Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, $30,650, November 1994.

 

 

 

Instrument Grants

  1. MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer to Enhance Faculty and Undergraduate Research and Chemical Education at the University of West Georgia, Megumi Fujita (PI), Partha Ray (co-PI), Spencer Slattery (co-PI), Vickie Geisler (co-PI), National Science Foundation Major Research Instrument Grant,$344,325 , 2008-2010.

  2. Acquisition of Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry to Foster Research-Intensive Learning at the University of West Georgia, Swamy-Mruthinti (PI), Farooq A. Khan (co-PI), John E. Hansen (co-PI), National Science Foundation Major Research Instrument Grant, $219,000, with $30,000 match per year from the institution for service contract and student assistant, 2005-2008.

  3. Acqusition of an Ion Chromatograph for Multidisciplinary Water-Chemistry Analysis, James Mayer, Curtis Hollabaugh, Joseph Hendricks and Andrew J. Leavitt, National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Facilities-Division of Earth Sciences, $39,977, July 2000.

  4. Improvement of the Biochemistry Curriculum by Incorporation of Fluorescence and CD Spectroscopy, John E. Hansen (PI), National Science Foundation, Instrument and Laboratory Improvement Grant:  DUE-9751530, $63,825 with a matching grant from the institution for a total of $127,649, July 1997-July 1999.

  5. Modernization of Undergraduate Curriculum through Laser-based Spectroscopies, Farooq A. Khan (PI), Andrew J. Leavitt (co-PI), and John E. Hansen (co-PI), National Science Foundation Instrument and Laboratory Improvement grant: DUE-9751238, $47,865 with an equal match from the institution for a total of $95,730, 1997-1999.

  6. Improvement of the Chemistry Curriculum Through Use of FT-NMR Spectroscopy, Vickie Geisler (PI), Spencer J. Slattery (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Instructional & Laboratory Improvement Grant, $123,650, July 1994 - July 1996.

 

 

 

Teaching/Instructional Grants

  1. Improving Motivation, Performance and Attitudes of Children and Teachers (IMPACT), S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Richards Charitable Foundation, $100,000, 2009-2010.

  2. Helping Teachers to Incorporate Inquiry and Nature of Science in the Elementary Classroom, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Improving Teacher Quality, State-wide initiative involving elementary schools, $36,505, 2009-2010.

  3. High School Chemistry Laboratory:  A Contextual and Inquiry Based Teaching Approach, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Improving Teacher Quality, State-wide initiative involving high schools, $31,055, 2009-2010

  4. Improving Motivation, Performance and Attitudes of Children and Teachers (IMPACT), S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Richards Charitable Foundation, $100,000, 2008-2009.

  5. High School Chemistry Laboratory:  A Contextual and Inquiry-Based Teaching Approach, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $37,441, 2008-2009.

  6. Experiences in Inquiry for K-2nd Grade Elementary Teachers, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $33,313, 2008-2009.

  7. Invitations to Inquiry for Elementary Teachers, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Douglas County School System, Carrollton City, Carroll County, and Coweta County Schools,  No Child Left Behind Improving Teacher Quality Grant $39,188, 2007-2008

  8. Excursions in Inquiry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), M. Joyner (co-PI), K. Smith (co-PI), L. Kral (co-PI), J. Hasbun (co-PI), Douglas County School System, Carrollton City Schools, $28,004, July 2006 - 2007.

  9. Generating Enthusiasm in Mathematics and Sciences (GEMS), V. Geisler (PI), S. Basu-Dutt (co-PI), M. Rehman (co-PI), D. Lea-Fox (co-PI), M. Joyner (co-PI), K. Smith (co-PI), L. Kral (co-PI), J. Hasbun (co-PI), National Science Foundation, $877,093, 2004 - 2009

  10. Visualization & Computation in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), V. J. Geisler (co-PI), S. J. Slattery (co-PI), John Storer (co-PI) and F. A. Khan (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program, $20,725, with an equal match from the institution for a total of $41,450, 1999-2000

  11. Teaching and Learning of Chemistry using LabWorksII in the Studio Paradigm, A. J. Leavitt (PI), Lucille B. Garmon (co-PI), W. J. Harper (co-PI), J. Storer (co-PI) and F. A. Khan (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program, $17,589, with an equal match from the institution for a total of $35,178, 1999-2001.

  12. "The 1998 Workshop Chemistry Consortium: A Proposal to Adopt and Adapt Workshop Chemistry," supported by the NSF CCLI - AA program, 1999. UWG portion of request: $40,579.

  13. "Physical Science for Middle Grades Teachers," a Course Enhancement Project supported by the Teaching and Learning Grants program from the University System of Georgia, $8925, 1999.

  14. Dissemination of a Successful Teaching & Learning Grant for the Interactive Learning Experience: The Technology Teaching & Learning Master Class, A. J. Leavitt (PI) and F.  A. Khan (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant, $20,000, 1998.

  15. Using Visualization and Computation as a Tool to Teach Undergraduate Chemistry: A Professional Development Grant, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), S. J. Slattery (co-PI), V. J. Geisler (co-PI),  F.A. Khan (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant,  $20,000, 1998.

  16. A Multi-tiered Approach to Teach Undergraduate chemistry using Visualization and Computation, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), S.J. Slattery (co-PI), V. Geisler (co-PI), F.A. Khan (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant, $10,500, 1997-1998

  17. Development of the Integrated Learning Experience for Science Curricula, A. J. Leavitt (PI), F. A. Khan (co-PI) and W. S. Lloyd (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, A Teaching and Learning Grant, $19,824, 1997.

  18. The Environment: An Integrated Chemical and Biological Perspective, F. A. Khan (PI) and B. F. Orr (co-PI), Eisenhower Grant for Teacher Preparation, $ 9,300, 1996-1997.

 

 

 

Publications at UWG (undergraduate research students denoted in blue)

  1. "Synthesis of N1-Alkyl 1,4-Diazepinones via Schmidt Ring Expansion Chemistry,” Morin Frick, Danielle McAtee, Jesse McAtee, Christina Wysoczynski, and Partha S. Ray, Heterocyclic Communications, 2011, 17, 17-19.

  2. "Temperature Effect on an Ultrasound-Assisted Paper de-Inking Process,"  A. Gaquere-Parker, A. Ahmed, T. Isola, B. Marong, C. Shacklady, P. Tchoua, Ultrasonics, Sonochemistry, 2009, 16, 698-703:

  3. Megumi Fujita submitted a chapter “Olefin Self-Cross Metathesis in an Ionic Liquid” to a book entitled Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry , WILEH-VCH in 2009.

  4. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt -editor of the book entitled Making Chemistry Relevant: Strategies to Include all Students in a Learner-Sensitive Classroom Environment (John Wiley & Sons), where she co-authored a chapter “Making Chemistry Relevant to Science and Engineering Majors”.

  5. "Inductive influence of 4'-terpyridyl substituents on redox and spin state properties of iron(II) and cobalt(II) bis-terpyridyl complexes," J. Chambers, B. Eaves, D. Parker, P.S Ray, and S.J. Slattery* Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2006, 359, 2400.

  6. Bio-Inspired Iron-Catalyzed Olefin Oxidation. Additive Effects on the cis-Diol/Epoxide Ratio,” R. Mas-Ballesté, M. Fujita, C. Hemmila, L. Que, Jr.*, J. Mol. Catal. A. 2006, 251, 49-53.

  7. "Efficient Low-Temperature Oxidation of carbon-Cluster Anions by SO2 ," A. J. Leavitt, R. B. Wyrwas, W. T. Wallace, D. S. Serrano, M. G. Arredondo, L. M. Leslie, F. A. Khan, and R. L. Whetten*, J. Phys. Chem A. 109, 6218, 2005.

  8. "Tuning Redox and Spin State Properties of Fe(II) N-Heterocyclic Complexes via Electronic/Steric Influence on Metal-Ligand Binding," T. Ayers, R. Turk, C. Lane, J. Goins, D.L. Jameson, S.J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2004, 357, 202.

  9. "Synthesis of a 2-Amino-4-chloro-6,9-bis-(2,4-dimethoxybenzyl)-6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-5H-pyrimido  [4,5-e][1,4]diazepine: A Potentially Useful Intermediate to Pyrimido[4,5-e][1,4]diazepine-Based Folates," N.E. Huddleston, J.L. Harris, H.L. Nguyen, and P.S. Ray*, Heterocyclic Communications, 2004, 10, 405-406.

  10. "A Statistical Mechanical Analysis of Energy and Entropy," Gardner, K., Croker, E., Basu-Dutt, S.* Chemical Educator, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2003, pp. 1-6.

  11. "Design and Investigation of a Ru(II) N-Heterocyclic Complex which Undergoes Proton Coupled Electron Transfer," T. Ayers, N. Caylor, G. Ayers, C. Godwin, D.J. Hathcock, V. Stuman, S.J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2002, 328, 33.

  12. "An Unexpected Dimer Formation  From a 4-(2-Amino-ethylamino)-5-formylpyrimidine Intermediate," D.P. Parker, S.A. Hughes, D.L. Parker, and P.S. Ray*, Heterocyclic Communications, 2002, 8, 419-422.

  13. "Progress Towards the Synthesis of Pyrimidodiazepine-Based Folates as Potential Inhibitors of Glycinamide Ribionucleotide Formyltransferase” in “Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines and Folates," D.L. Parker, D.P. Parker, A.L. Kimball, B.K. Ayida, and P.S. Ray*, Eds. S. Milstien, G. Kapatos, R. A. Levine, and B. Shane, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, p 427-431, 2002, [Book Chapter]

  14. "The Thermodynamics and Kinetics of the Unfolding and Refolding of Apoazurin and Zn(II) Azurin," John E. Hansen*, M. Robbins, M.K. McBrayer, and Y. Suh, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2002, 36, 19-41.

  15. "A Classical and Quantum Chemical Analysis of Gaseous Heat Capacity," Croker, E., Basu-Dutt, S.* Chemical Educator, Vol 7, No. 3, 2002, pp. 136-141.

  16. "Resistively Heating Molecular Beam Doser for Water Deposition in UHV," R.D. Huffstetler, Jr. and A.J. Leavitt*, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 19(3), 2001, 1030.

  17. "Measurement of Bulk Modulus of a Liquid Using Pump-Probe Laser Techniques," C.D. Lane, D.J. Hathcock, A.J. Leavitt, F.A. Khan and J.E. Hansen*, The Chemical Educator, 2001, 6(4), 235.

  18. "Redox and Spin State Control of Co(II) and Fe(II) N-Heterocyclic Complexes," T. Ayers, S. Scott, J. Goins, N. Caylor, D. Hathcock, D. L. Jameson , S. J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2000, 307, 7.

  19. "The Dirac (Bra-Ket) Notation in the Undergraduate Physical chemistry Curriculum: A Pictorial Introduction," F. A. Khan, and J. E. Hansen*, The Chemical Educator 5, 113, 2000.

  20. "Nitration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using a Supported Catalyst," A.C. Smith, L.D. Narvaez, B.G. Akins, M.M. Langford, T.D. Gary, V. J. Geisler, and F.A. Khan*, Synthetic Communications 29, 4187, 1999.

  21. "A Transferable Resistively-Heated Metal Evaporator for Ultrahigh Vacuum," T.G. Drummond, J.S. Burgess, W.T. Wallace, and A.J. Leavitt*, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 17(2), Mar/Apr 1999.

  22. "pH-Dependent Metal-Based Redox Couples as Models for Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer," S. J. Slattery; J. K. Blaho; J. Leahnes; K. A. Goldsby*. Coordination Chemistry Review, 1998, 174, 391.

  23. "Electron Donating Substituent Effects on Redox and Spin State Properties of Fe(II) Bis-Terpyridyl Complexes," D. Hathcock; K. Stone; J. Madden; S.J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 1998, 282, 131.

  24. "The Bioactive Conformation of Aminoalkylindoles at the Cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 Receptors:  Insights Gained from (E)- and (Z)- Naphthylidene Indenes," Reggio, P.H., Basu-Dutt, S., Hurst, J., Castro, M., D.P., Norris, Seltsman, H.H., Roche, M.J., Gilliam, A.F., Thomas, B.F., Stevenson, L.A., Pertwee, R.G., Abood, M.E., Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 41, No. 26, December 1998, pp. 5177-5187.

  25. "Ligand Substituent Effects on Ruthenium (III/II) Redox Properties: An Advanced Inorganic Laboratory Experiment," D. Hathcock; J. Morris; J. Madden; S.J. Slattery*, The Chemical Educator, 1997, vol. 2, No. 3, pp.1-8.

  26. "Periodate Titration of Fe(II) in Acid Aqueous Solutions: An Environmentally Friendly Redox Reaction for the Undergraduate Laboratory," T.G. Drummond; W.L. Lockhart; S.J. Slattery; F.A. Khan; A.J. Leavitt*, The Chemical Educator, 1997, vol. 2, No. 4, pp.1-7.

  27. "Polarity of Molecules: A New Approach for Freshman Chemistry," W.L. Lockhart; A.J. Leavitt; S.J.Slattery; F.A. Khan*, The Chemical Educator, 1997, vol. 2, No. 6 , pp.1-6.