CURRICULUM VITAE

Timothy Martin Ayers

 

Graduate Student

Chemistry Department

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia 30602

 

 

 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, August 2006

Univeristy of Georgia, Athens GA

Advisor: Dr. Michael A. Duncan

Dissertation Title: Production and Characterization of Nano-Cluster Materials

 

B.S. in Chemistry, May 2001

University of West Georgia, Carrollton GA

NSF-REU recipient

Advisor: Dr. Spencer Slattery

Research involved the synthesis and characterization of inorganic complexes with an interest in observing changes in magnetic and spin properties associated with ligands bound to transition metals

 

Georgia Teaching Certification, expected completion December 2006

Secondary Science Education

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Advisor: Dr. Mary Atwater

Praxis II Scores: test taken April 29th 2006, scores not yet received

 

 

RESEARCH SKILLS:

 

-Laser desorption and MALDI Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

-Laser operation and maintenence (Nd:YAG, Excimer)

-TEM/SEM operation

- Construction and maintenance of high vacuum chambers and pumping systems

- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques: Proton and Carbon-13 NMR

- Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

- Ultraviolet & Visible Spectroscopy

- Cyclic voltametry

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Teaching Assistant, August 2001 - May 2002

Chemistry Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Courses:

General Chemistry I Laboratory

Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory

 

 

Teaching Assistant, August 1998 - May 2001

Chemistry Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Courses:

General Chemistry I & II laboratories

Organic Chemistry I laboratory

 

Supplemental Instructor, August 1999 - December 2000

Chemistry Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Advisor: Dr. Sharmistha Dutt, Dr. Victoria Geisler

Courses:

General Chemistry I & II

Organic Chemistry I

 

Personal Tutor, August 2000 - Present

Courses:

General Chemistry I & II

high school chemistry

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

1.      Ayers, T.; Scott, S.; Goins, J.; Caylor, N.; Hathcock, D.; Slattery, S.J. Jameson, D.L.  Redox and spin state control of Co(II) and Fe(II) N-heterocyclic complexes, Inorg. Chim. Acta 307 (2000) 7.

 

2.      Ayers, T.; Caylor, N.; Ayers, G.; Godwin, C.; Hathcock, D.J.; Stuman, V.; Slattery, S.J. Design and investigation of a Ru(II) N-heterocyclic complex which undergoes proton coupled electron transfer, Inorg. Chim. Acta 328 (2002) 33.

 

3.      Ayers, T.M.; Fye, J.L.; Li, Q.; Duncan, M.A. Synthesis and isolation of titanium metal cluster complexes and ligand-coated nanoparticles with a laser vaporization flowtube reactor, J. Cluster Sci. 14 (2003) 97.

 

4.      Ayers, T.; Turk, R.; Lane, C.; Goins, J.; Jameson, D.; Slattery, S.J. Tuning redox and spin state properties of Fe(II) N-heterocyclic complexes via electronic/steric influence on metal-ligand bonding, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 357 (2004) 202.

 

5.      Ayers, T.M.; Westlake, B.C.; Duncan, M.A. Laser plasma production of metal and metal compound complexes with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, J. Phys. Chem A 108 (2004) 9805.

 

6.      Ayers, T.M.; Westlake, B.C.; Preda, D.V.; Scott, L.T.; Duncan, M.A. Laser plasma production of metal-corannulene complexes, Organometallics 24 (2005) 4573.

 

7.      Olsen, Katie; Hardin, Lori; McGovern, Justin; Manning, Thomas J.; Phillips, Dennis; Ayers, Tim; Duncan, Michael A. Nanoresistors and single-walled carbon nanotubes: Using an ohmmeter to test for hybridization shifts, Chemical Educator 10 (2005) 260.

 

8.      Ayers, T.M.; Ham, P.B.; Duncan, M.A. Production of Inorganic Nanoclusters Using Laser Desorption Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Chemical Education, submitted April 2006.

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

1.      Ayers, T.M.; Fye, J.L; Li, Q.; Duncan, M.A. “Production and Isolation of Ligand Coated Nanoparticles Using a Laser Vaporization Flowtube Reactor”, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charleston, November 15, 2002.

 

2.      Ayers, T.M.; Fye, J.L.; Duncan, M.A. “Production and Isolation of Ligand Coated Nanoparticles Using a Laser Vaporization Flowtube Reactor”, Poster Presentation, International Symposium on Clusters and Nano-Assemblies: Physical and Biological Systems, Richmond, November 12, 2003.

 

3.      Ayers, T.M.; Fye, J.L.; Duncan, M.A., “Production and Isolation of Ligand Coated Nanoparticles Using a Laser Vaporization Flowtube Reactor”, Departmental Seminar, University of Bristol, Bristol, England, June 15, 2004.

 

4.      Ayers, T.M.; Fye, J.L.; Duncan, M.A., “Production and Isolation of Ligand Coated Nanoparticles Using a Laser Vaporization Flowtube Reactor”, NanoSEC meeting, Athens, Georgia, May 26, 2005.

 

5.      Ayers, T.M., “Detection of Explosive Materials: Current Methods and Innovations”, Departmental Seminar, University of Georgia, Athens, November 11, 2005.

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

Dean’s List, 1997-2001, University of West Georgia

William Lockheart scholarship recipient, 2000, University of West Georgia

Litha Barnes Award - Outstanding Chemistry Senior, 2001, Univeristy of West Georgia

Ken Whitten Award - Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2002, University of Georgia

 

EXTRACURRICULARS:

UGA Sailing Club – Captain, University of Georgia, 2004-2005

Sandy Flat Baptist Church, member

Shaolin Kung Fu Student, Green Belt, Green Sash

National Wildlife Federation, member

 

REFERENCES: Contact information available upon request