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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Courses:

  • Principles of Chemistry I, & Honors

  • Organic Laboratory I & II

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

  • Green Chemistry

  • Advanced Synthesis Lab

  • First Year Experience

 

Dr. Megumi Fujita, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 2122 TLC, Lab:  2104 TLC

678-839-6024

mfujita@westga.edu

 

Education:

 

Ph.D.  Organic Chemistry, University of Alberta,  Canada, 2001

B.A. Chemistry, International Christian University, Japan,  1995

 

 

Research Interests:

 

My research interest is transition metal-catalyzed environmentally friendly organic reactions. My current research focus is to develop transition metal complexes that catalyze selective oxidation of organic compounds by nitrous oxide (N2O) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). These "green" oxidants would generate only non-toxic byproducts, nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O), respectively, after consumption as oxidants. We synthesize new tridentate and tetradentate ligands as scaffolds for selected first-row, late transition metal ions to create N2O- and H2O2-activation site.