Personal profile


Scholarly Research:
1) Porphyrins and micelles;
2) Electrochemical measurements on surfactants;
3) Utility of XRF instruments;
4) Applying Field Sampling Methods as Educational tools.

Active Research Projects:
Surfactant Chemistry
Chemical Trapping to determine Surfactant Micelle Aggregate Morphology
NMR studies on surfactant micelles with aromatic counterions
Electrochemical measurement to probe Micelle Aggregate Structure
Chemical Kinetics of Oxidants
Porphyrin Photodynamic Therapy Agents
XRF Analyses

Peroxide Oxidation Studies: Chemical Kinetics of Organosulfide Oxidations
Counterion Binding in Micellar Systems utilizing numerous methods
Methods employed to study of cationic micelles includes: NMR, conductivity, chemical trapping, molecular fluorescence, and surface tension.
Solubilization of Porphyrin Molecules into Model Membranes Studies to develop better photodynamic therapy agents (PDTs)
Trapping Various Pollutants with Surfactant-modified Zeolites
Quantifying analytes in wetlands in urban and rural areas using screening methods
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) studies
Demonstrating the utility of XRF to quantify various metals in soils and other media 

Contact Information

Office: Brousseau Hall - 304
Phone: 4694
Fax: 376-4027
Mail: P.O. Box 4527

Related documents

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D. Chemistry, Brown University

… → 1983

B.S. Chemistry, University of the Pacific

… → 1979

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Jan 1 2010

Co-Director, SENCER Center for Innovation

Jan 1 2008 → …

Department of Physical Sciences, Rhode Island College

Jan 1 1987Jan 1 1988

Research Scientist, Pioneering Research Division, The Clorox Company

Jan 1 1983Jan 1 1987


  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences