Expert in Inorganic and Organic Synthesis, Structural Analysis, Spectroscopy
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
|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|
|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.|
|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.|