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Expert in Inorganic and Organic Synthesis, Structural Analysis, Spectroscopy

Expert ID: 725666 Illinois, USA

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Dr. Chellama has designed and synthesized novel neutral dinuclear ruthenium complexes that can be used as Quantum dot Cellular Automata (QCA) cells, a new paradigm for improving computational density.
Twenty-five novel dinuclear ruthenium complexes with various N-donor terminal ligands were synthesized and characterized using NMR, epr, UV-Visible spectroscopy and this includes the molecular analogues of the metalloprotein, hemerythrin.
She has discovered the novel 'one-step two-electron transfer process' in the oxobridged diruthenium(III, III) complexes.
She has also solved the crystal structure of twenty new inorganic compounds by single crystal X-ray diffraction methods.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Peoria, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: Indian Institute of Science
Year: 1991 Degree: MS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Cochin University
Year: 1988 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry, Math, Physics Institution: Mahatma Gandhi University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to 2008 Employer: College of DuPage Title: Chemistry Faculty Department: Health Sciences Division Responsibilities: She has taught 100-200 level courses in Chemistry to undergraduate students.

Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: St. Xavier University Title: Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: She has taught 100-300 level courses in Chemistry. Also supervised students during labs. Also conducted undergraduate research in Inorganic synthesis and conversion of glycerol.
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: University of Chicago Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Department: Department of Medicine Responsibilities: Isolated and characterized apolipoprotein (a) and its fragments from lipoprotein.
Proteolysis of apolipoprotein (a) after bound to surface coated with members of vascular extracellular matrix
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: University of Notre Dame Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Designed and synthesized novel neutral dinuclear ruthenium complexes that can be used as Quantum dot Cellular Automata (QCA) cells, a new paradigm for improving computational density.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
She is a member of the American Chemical Society, Iota Sigma Pi- Association for women in Chemistry.
Licenses / Certifications
She participated in the following conferences: Strategies for Success Science workshop in April 2006, Ethics Training program completion in October 2006 and NIH Training in Human subjects protections in April 2002.
Awards / Recognition
2007: Dean’s fund award for undergraduate research, St. Xavier University, IL;
1997: Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) fellowship;
1990, 1991: Scholarship for the best student in Chemistry - Cochin University
Publications and Patents Summary
She has 11 publications, 6 conference presentations.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hindi
Malayalam

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