Expert in Nanotechnology, Synthesis and Characterization of Gold, Platinum, Silver and Palladium Nanoparticles
Expert has characterized nanoparticles using a number of characterization techniques. These techniques are spectroscopy (UV-vis, FTIR, and Raman), electrochemical methods (CV and RDE), microscopy (HRTEM, STEM, and EDX), thermal analysis (TGA), and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD).
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia - Chesapeake, Virginia - Richmond, Virginia - Newport News, Virginia - Hampton, Virginia - Portsmouth, Virginia - Suffolk, Virginia
|Year: 2007||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemistry and Materials||Institution: Binghamton University|
|Year: 1991||Degree: BEd (Hons)||Subject: Chemistry, Mathematics and Education||Institution: Kenyatta University|
|Years: 2014 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department: Chemistry||Responsibilities: Expert teaches General Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry. He is involved in synthesis of Au, Ag, Pt, and CeO2 nanomaterials, and nano-forensic research.|
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer: Syracuse University||Title: Postdoctoral Fellow||Department: Chemistry||Responsibilities: Expert synthesized and characterized AuAg, AuPd, AuPt, Au-AuAg, AuPdAg, AuAgPd, core-shell nanoparticles with results leading to 3 publications and a patent application.
He characterized these nanomaterials by HRTEM, eletrochemistry, TGA and spectroscopic methods.
|Years: 2007 to 2009||Employer: Research Foundation of State University of New York at Binghamton||Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate||Department: Chemistry||Responsibilities: Expert synthesized and characterized Platinum-based nanocatalyst for fuel cell catalysis, with results leading to 5 publications and one patent and two pending patents.|
|Years: 2003 to 2007||Employer: Binghamton University||Title: Research/Teaching Assistant||Department: Chemistry||Responsibilities: Expert developed a novel method to synthesize Au nanoparticles with sizes ranging from 10 - 100 nm, with results leading to 4 publications and a patent. The invention is licensed exclusively in a certain field of use.|
|Associations / Societies|
|He is member of American Chemical Society (ACS),
Materials Chemical Society (MRS), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
|He is a journal reviewer.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 33 publications, 2 patents, 3 pending patents, 5 book chapters and 48 presentations at professional meetings (ACS and MRS).|
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