Degrees

  • B.S. The University of Akron, Chemistry
  • M.S./M.A. The University of Akron, Chemistry
  • M.A. Kent State University, Education – Gifted
  • M.A. Kent State University, Education – Mathematics
  • Ph.D. The University of Akron, Chemistry
Areas of Interest

Investigation of the hexachlorophosphazene trimer synthesis including mechanistic studies, NMR (31P, 1H, 13C, and 15N), xray crystallography, UV-Vis, mechanochemistry, quantum mechanical DFT calculation, and greener alternatives.

Courses Taught
  • Instruction of Introductory Chemistry
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Technical Physics – Mechanics and Heat/Light
  • Software Application
  • Polymer Design and Processing
Publications

C. S. Abeywickrama; K. A. Bertman, L. J. Mcdonald; N. Alexander; D. Dahal; H. J. Baumann; C. R. Salmon; C. Wesdemiotis; M. Konopka; C. A. Tessier; Y. Pang. “Synthesis of highly selective lysosomal markers by coupling 2-(20-hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole (HBT) with benzothiazolium cyanine (Cy): the impact of substituents on selectivity and optical properties,” J. Mater. Chem. B, 2019,7, 7502-7514

Awards
  • G. Edwin and Marcia P. Wilson NMR Graduate Award
  • Outstanding Full-time Faculty Member – Engineering and Science Technology at The University of Akron