Science Research Publications and Grants

Faculty:-

Biology:                                Physics and Astronomy:

  Nawab Ali                                         Tansel Karabacak

  Mariya Khodakovskaya

  Robert Sikes

Chemistry:                           Mathematics and Statistics:

 Brian Berry                                          Annie Childers

 Jerry A. Darsey                                   Hassan Elsaloukh

 Jeffrey S. Gaffney                               Eric Kaufmann

 Anindya Ghosh                                   Lianfang Lu

 Darin E. Jones                                    Xiaoshen Wang

  Tito Viswanathan                              Xiu Ye

  Zhao, Wei


BIOLOGY

Mariya Khodakovskaya

Publications:

  1. Alimohammadi M, Lahiani MH, Khodakovskaya M* Genetic Reduction of Inositol Triphosphate      (InsP3) Increases Tolerance of Tomato Plants to Oxidative Stress, Planta, 2015, 242: 123-135
  2. Lahiani MH, Chen J, Irin F,  Puretzky AA, Green MJ, Khodakovskaya M* Interaction of Carbon Nanohorns with Plants: Uptake and Biological Effects, Carbon, 2015, 81:607-619
  3. Lahiani MH,   Watanabe F,  Xu Y,   Khodakovskaya M* , Bris AS* Plasmonically active nanorods for delivery of bio-active agents and high-sensitivity SERS detection in planta  RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 64985-64993
  4. Alimohammadi M, Ali N, Khodakovskaya M* A reliable method for quantitative detection of inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP6) in plants using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2013.4.12A3001
  5. Lahiani MH, Dervishi E, Chen J, Nima Z, Gaume A, Biris AS, Khodakovskaya M*  Impact of carbon nanotubes exposure to seeds of valuable crops, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013, 5(16): 7965-7973
  6. Mahmood M, Villagarcia H, Dervishi E, Alimohammadi M, Casciano, Khodakovskaya M*, Biris AS* Carbonaceous nanomaterials stimulate osteogenesis in human bone cells, 2013 Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1: 3220-3230
  7. Villagarcia H, Morin A-C, Shpak ED*, Khodakovskaya M*   Modification of tomato growth by expression of truncated ERECTA protein from Arabidopsis thaliana Journal of Experimental Botany  2012,  63(18): 6493-6504
  8. Khodakovskaya M*, Kim B-M, Jong Kim JN, Alimohammadi M, Dervishi E, Mustafa T, Cernigla CE. Carbon nanotubes as fertilizers: effects on tomato growth, reproductive system and soil microbial community. Small, 2013, 9(1): 115-123
  9. Villagarcia H, Dervishi E, de Silva K, Biris AS*, Khodakovskaya M* Specific surface chemistry of carbon nanotubes can determine their biological effects in planta. Small, 2012 8(15): 2328-2334
  10. Rangani G, Khodakovskaya M, Alimohammadi M, Hoecker U, Srivastava* V Site-specific methylation in gene coding region underlies transcriptional silencing of the Phytochrome A epiallele.  Plant Molecular Biology, 2012, 79(1-2):191-202.
  11. Khodakovskaya M*, de Silva K, Biris AS, Dervishi E, Villagarcia H Carbon nanotubes alter plant   cell  division. ACS Nano, 2012  doi.org/10.1021/nn204643g
  12. Karmakar A, Iancu C, Bartos DM, Mahmood MW, Ghosh A, Xu Y, Dervishi E, Collom SL, Khodakovskaya M, Mustafa T, Watanabe F, Fejleh A, Biris AR, Zhang,Y,  Ali SF,  Casciano D, Hassen S, Nima Z, Biris AS*  Raman spectroscopy as a detection and analysis tool for in vitro specific targeting of pancreatic cancer cells by EGF-conjugated single-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 2012, 32: 365–375.
  13. Alimohammadi M, de Silva K, Ballu C, Ali N, Khodakovskaya M*  Reduction of inositol (1,4,5)–trisphosphate affects overall phosphoinositol pathway and leads to modifications in light signaling and secondary metabolism in tomato plants. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2012, 63(2): 825–835.

Grants:

  • “Regulation of germination and growth of bioenergy crops by nanotechnological approach”, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority (ASTA) – Principal Investigator (2015) – $37,020
  • “Establishment of drought-tolerant soybean plants by genetic manipulation of ERECTA signaling”, The Arkansas Soybean Promotion BoardCo-Principle  Investigator (2014-2015)- $61,000 (Khodakovskaya’s portion: 50%: $30,500)
  • “New approach for regulation of stress tolerance in plants for Advanced Life Support in Space Exploration”,  Arkansas Space Grant Consortium – Collaborative Research Program (2012-2015) – $49,500 – Principle Investigator
  • “Genetic engineering of phosphoinositol pathway as effective strategy for enhancing production of plant antioxidants for Advanced Life Support “, NASA-EPSCoR, Research Infrastructure Development Program (2011-2012, 1 year project) $20,000 – Principal Investigator
  • “Improvement of seed germination and plant performance by nanotechnology”,  Syngenta
  • Crop Protection AG, Inc. (2011-2013, 2 years project) – $152,165 – Principal Investigator
  • “Using Advanced Functional Nanomaterials to Fight Cancer” (2011-2013) Department of  Defense/TATRC – $2,097,000 (Khodakovskaya’s portion: $174,000) – Co-Principle Investigator

Nawab Ali


Publications:

  1. Polyphenols and Bionanoparticle Combinations as Neuroprotective and Anticarcinogenic Agents:  A Potential Neuropharmacological Solution to Combat Cerebral Stroke and Cancer. Particulate Science and Technology. 33, 406-411, 2015.
  2. Surya P. Kilaparty, Awantika Singh, William H. Baltosser and Nawab Ali. Computational Analysis Reveals a Successive Adaptation of Multiple Inositol Polyphosphate Phosphatase1 in Higher Organisms through Evolution.  Evolutionary Bioinformatics 10: 239-250. 2014.
  3. Surya P Kilaparty and Nawab Ali. Computational Analysis to Study Successive Development of Adaptable Protein Structure and Function during Evolution. Austin J Comput. Biol. Bioinform. 1(1): 1-3. 2014.
  4. Zeiyad Alkarakooly, Mohammad Saeed Khan and Nawab Ali. Dichloroacetic Acid (DCA)-induced Cytotoxicity in Human Breast Cancer Cells Accompanies Changes in Mitochondrial Membrane Permeability and Production of Reactive Oxygen Species. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 5: 1234-1248.  2014.  
  5. Surya P Kilaparty and Nawab Ali. Computational Analysis to Study Successive Development of Adaptable Protein Structure and Function during Evolution. Austin J Comput. Biol. Bioinform.1: 1. 2014.
  6. Mezal, EH, Sabo, A., Khan, MA, Ali, N., Stefanova, R. and Khan A.A. Isolation and molecular characterization of Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis from poultry house and clinical samples during 2010. Food Microbiology. 38:67-74. 2014.
  7. Sharon Pulla, Charlette M. Felton, Punnamchandar Ramidi, Yashraj Gartia, Nawab Ali,  Udaya B. Nasini, and Anindya Ghosh. Advancements in oxazolidinone synthesis utilizing carbon dioxide as a C1 source. Journal of CO2 Utilization 2, 49–57 2013.\
  8. Alimohammadi, M. Ali, N., Khodakovskaya, M. Quantitative detection of inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP6) in crop plants using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). American J. Plant Sciences, 4 (12C), 1-6. 2013.
  9. Samar Hassen, Nawab Ali and Parimal Chowdhury. Molecular signaling mechanisms of apoptosis in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer. World J Gastrointest  Pathophysiol.  3: 71-79, 2012.
  10. Alimohammadi M, de Silva K, Ballu C, Ali N, Khodakovskaya MV. Reduction of inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate affects the overall phosphoinositol pathway and leads to modifications in light signaling and secondary metabolism in tomato plants. J Exp Bot. 63(2): 825-835, 2012.

Grants:

  • Establishing Mammalian Cell Culture Platform for NASA Research on Microgravity, NASA-EPSCoR RID, Principal Investigator, $40,000, 2012-2013.
  • The effect of Microgravity on Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells Grown in HARV Culture Vessel. NASA-EPSCoR RID, Principal Investigator, $40,000, 2013-2014.
  • Effect of Microgravity on Cell Signaling Mechanism in Human Hepatic (HepG2) Cells Grown in HARV Culture Vessel. Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Travel grant, Principal Investigator, $3000, 2013.
  • Evaluation of Cholesterol Associated Cardiovascular Risks in Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells.  Thomsen Hall Charitable Foundation, Principal Investigator, $7,000, 2013-2014.
  • Bioinspired Functional Surfaces. Arkansas Advancing and Supporting Science, Engineering, and Technology (ASSET) III: NSF-EPSCoR, (Zhou and McClure, PIs), UALR Participant, $200,000, 2015-2020.

Robert Sikes


Publications:

  1. Brewster*, C. L., R. S. Sikes, and M. E. Gifford. 2014. Body size and growth of the eastern collared lizard (Crotophytus collaris), in central Arkansas. Herpetological Review 45:580-583.
  2. Sikes, R. S., E. Paul, and J. A. Bryan (eds). 2013. Model protocol for the use of wild vertebrates in research and education. Distributed electronically to IACUCs and investigators; published electronically on web sites of the American Society of Mammalogists and the Ornithological Council. (http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/animal-care-and-use#tab3)
  3. Sikes, R. S., E. Paul, J. Richerson, S. J. Beaupre, and J. A. Bryan. 2013. CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative — Wildlife Research.
  4. Sikes, R. S. and E. Paul. 2013. Fundamental differences between wildlife and biomedical research. ILAR Journal 54:5-13,
  5. Paul, E. and R. S. Sikes. 2013. Wildlife researchers running the permit maze. ILAR Journal 54:14-23.
  6. Brewster*, C. L., R. S. Sikes, and M. A. Gifford. 2013. Quantifying the cost of thermoregulation: thermal and energetic constraints on growth rates in hatchling lizards (with cover photo). Functional Ecology. 27:490-497.

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

Tansel Karabacak


Publications:

Journal Papers:

  1. “Cycling performance of density modulated multilayer silicon thin film anodes in Li-ion batteries”, M. T. Demirkan, L. Trahey, and T. Karabacak, J. of Power Sources, 273, 52 (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.09.027.
  2. “Residual stress modeling of density modulated silicon thin films using finite element analysis”, E. Citirik, M. T. Demirkan, and T. Karabacak, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 33, 021503 (2015); doi: 10.1116/1.4902953.
  3. “Robust superamphiphobic nanoscale copper sheet surfaces produced by a simple and environmentally friendly technique”, K. R. Khedir, Z. S. Saifaldeen, M. T. Demirkan, M. P. Brozak, and T. Karabacak, Advanced Engineering Materials, 17, 982 (2015), doi: 10.1002/adem.201400397.
  4. “P-i-N InGaN nanorod solar cells with high short-circuit current”, M. F. Cansizoglu, S. M. Hamad, D. P. Norman, F. Keles, E. Badraddin, T. Karabacak , and H.-W. Seo, Appl. Phys. Express, 8, 042302 (2015), doi: 10.7567/APEX.8.042302.
  5. “Enhanced photoresponse of conformal TiO2/Ag nanorod array-based Schottky photodiodes fabricated via successive glancing angle and atomic layer deposition”, A. Haider, H. Cansizoglu, M. F. Cansizoglu, T. Karabacak, A. K. Okyay, and N. Biyikli, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 33, 01A110 (2015), doi: 10.1116/1.4898203.
  6. “Enhanced light trapping and plasmonic properties of aluminum nanorods fabricated by glancing angle deposition”, R. B. Abdulrahman, M. F. Cansizoglu, J. B. Herzog, and T. Karabacak, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 33, 041501 (2015), doi: 10.1116/1.4919737.
  7. “Investigation of physical vapor deposition techniques of conformal shell coating for core/shell structures by Monte Carlo simulations”, H. Cansizoglu, M. Yurukcu, M. F. Cansizoglu, and T. Karabacak, Thin Solid Films, 583, 122 (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.03.071.
  8. “Study of the anisotropic frictional and deformation behavior of surfaces textured with silver nanorods”, B. Mohanty, T. A. Ivanoff, A. S. Alagoz, T. Karabacak, and M. Zou, Tribology International, 92, 439 (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.triboint.2015.07.027.
  9. “Glancing angle deposited Al-doped ZnO nanostructures with different structural and optical properties”, A. Yildiz, H. Cansizoglu, M. Turkoz, R. Abdulrahman, Alaa Al-Hilo, M. F. Cansizoglu, M. T. Demirkan, and T. Karabacak, Thin Solid Films, 589, 764 (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.06.058.
  10. “Effect of grain size and strain on the band gap of glancing angle deposited AZO nanostructures”, A. Yildiz, H. Cansizoglu, and T. Karabacak, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 26, 5952 (2015), doi: 10.1007/s10854-015-3167-0.
  11. “Electrical transport in AZO nanorods”, A. Yildiz, H. Cansizoglu, and T. Karabacak, Appl. Surf. Sci., published online (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.02.067.
  12. “Oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalytic activity of tilted Pt nanorod arrays fabricated by glancing angle deposition”, W. J. Khudhayer, M. Begum, U. B. Nasini, M. F. Cansizoglu, M. Yurukcu, A. U. Shaikh, and T. Karabacak, J. of Appl. Electrochem., published online (2015), doi: 10.1007/s10800-015-0871-7.
  13. “Growth of ZnO nanorod and nanoflower structures by facile treatment of zinc thin films in boiling de-ionized water”, K. Khedir, Z. Saifaldeen, T. Demirkan, R. Abulrahman, and T. Karabacak, Nano Communications, in print (2015).
  14. “Effect of shell coating techniques on dynamic response of photoconductive core/shell nanorod arrays”, H. Cansizoglu, M. F. Cansizoglu, and T. Karabacak, Advanced Materials Interfaces, published online (2015), doi: 10.1002/admi.201500275.
  15. “Enhanced photocurrent and dynamic response in vertically aligned In2S3/Ag core/shell nanorod array photoconductive devices”, H. Cansizoglu, M. F. Cansizoglu, F. Watanabe, and T. Karabacak, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 8673 (2014), doi: 10.1021/am501481w.
  16. “Friction anisotropy of tilted molybdenum nanorods fabricated by glancing angle deposition”, B. D. Morton, A. S. Alagoz, T. Karabacak, and Min Zou, Tribology Int., 80, 216 (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.triboint.2014.07.010.
  17. “Superamphiphobic aluminum alloy surfaces with micro- and nano-scale hierarchical roughness produced by a simple and environmentally friendly technique”, Z. S. Saifaldeen, K. R Khedir, M. F. Cansizoglu, T. Demirkan, and T. Karabacak, J. of Mater. Sci., 49, 1839 (2014), doi: 10.1007/s10853-013-7872-x.
  18. “The Effect of nanostructure distribution on subcooled boiling heat transfer enhancement over nanostructured plates integrated into a rectangular channel”, E. Demir, T. Izci, W. J. Khudhayer, A. S. Alagoz, T. Karabacak, and A. Koşar, Nanoscale & Microscale Thermophys. Eng., 18, 313 (2014), Cover Article, doi: 10.1080/15567265.2014.921748.
  19. “Effect of silicon nanorod length on horizontal nanostructured plates in pool boiling heat transfer with water” E. Demir, T. Izci, A. S. Alagoz, T. Karabacak, and A. Koşar, Int. J of Thermal Sciences, 82, 111 (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.03.015.
  20. “Hydrophobicity of well-ordered glancing angle deposition molybdenum nanorod arrays coated with teflon”, M. D. Salman, W. J. Khudhayer, and T. Karabacak, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, 6, 1230 (2014), doi: 10.1166/asem.2014.1636
  21. “Optical absorption properties of semiconducting nanostructures with different shapes”, H. Cansizoglu, M. F. Cansizoglu, M. Finckenor, and T. Karabacak, Adv. Opt. Mater., 1, 158, (2013), doi: 10.1002/adom.201200018.
  22. “GLAD Pt-Ni alloy nanorods for oxygen reduction reaction”, N. Kariuki, W. J. Khudhayer, D. J. Myers, and T. Karabacak, ACS Catal., 3, 3123 (2013), doi: 10.1021/cs400759u.
  23. “Submerged jet impingement cooling using nanostructured plates”, M. Sesen, E. Demir, T. Izci, W. Khudhayer, T. Karabacak, and A. Kosar, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, 59, 414 (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.12.039.
  24. “Periodic Pt nanorod arrays with controlled porosity for oxygen reduction reaction”, W. J. Khudhayer, A. U. Shaikh, and T. Karabacak, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 4, 999 (2012), doi: 10.1166/nnl.2012.1439.
  25. “GLAD Cr nanorods coated with SAD Pt thin film for oxygen reduction reaction”, W. J. Khudhayer, N. Kariuki, D. J. Myers, A. U. Shaikh, and T. Karabacak, J. Electrochemical Society, 159, B729 (2012), doi: 10.1149/2.087206jes.

Grants:

  • “Electrochemical Properties of Platinum-Nickel Alloy and Tungsten Carbide Nanorod Arrays for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC)”, NASA ASGC RI, PI (single investigator), 07/01/2015-06/30/2016, Funding: $5,000 ($2,500 ASGC + $2,500 UALR).
  • “Electrochemical Properties of Platinum-Nickel Alloy and Tungsten Carbide Nanorod Arrays for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC)”, NASA-EPSCoR RID Travel Award, PI (single investigator), 07/01/2015-06/30/2016, Funding: $1,500.
  • “Novel High Efficiency Nanorod Electrodes for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells”, NASA-CRP, PI, 05/26/2013-05/25/2016, Funding: $90,000 ($45,000 NASA + $45,000 UALR), Dr. Karabacak’s portion: $49,000.
  • “SAD-GLAD Nanorod Array Catalyst Electrodes for Next Generation Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells”, NSF-CBET Catalysis and Biocatalysis Program, PI (single investigator), 08/14/2012-08/15/2016, Funding: $300,000.
  • “Green Renewable Energy-Efficient Nanoplasmonic (GREEN) Solar Cells”, NSF-EPSCoR, Campus-PI, 01/01/2014-12/31/2015, Funding: $1,045,000 (UALR’s portion), Dr. Karabacak’s portion: $300,000.
  • “Photoconductive and Photovoltaic Arrays of Indium (III) Sulfide Nanostructures for NASA-Relevant Light Detection, Sensor, and Energy Conversion Applications”, NASA-EPSCoR, PI, 01/01/2010-12/31/13, Funding: $1,500, 000 ($750K federal + $750K UALR), Dr. Karabacak’s portion: $638,000.
  • “SAD-GLAD Nanorod Array Catalyst Electrodes for Next Generation Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells”, UALR Thomsen Hall Grant, PI (single investigator), 08/01/2012-07/31/2013, Funding: $7,000.

Creative works:

Patent Disclosures:

  • “Enhanced step coverage of thin films on patterned substrates by oblique angle physical vapor deposition”, T. Karabacak, J. R. Barthel, and T.-M. Lu, U.S. Patent No: 7,244,670 (Jul 17, 2007).
  • “Density modulated silicon films for high capacity and durable Li-ion battery anodes”, T. Karabacak and M. T. Demirkan, U.S. Patent Application Serial No: 62/109,327, pending (2014).

MATHEMATICS

Annie Childers


Publications:

  1. Childers, A. B., & Vidakovic, D. (2014). Students’ Understanding of the Concept of Vertex of Quadratic Functions in Relation to their Personal Meaning of the Concept of Vertex. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. [on-line journal], University of Plymouth: U.K.  http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/.

Eric Kaufmann


Publications:

  1. “Existence of solutions for a nonlinear second-order equation with periodic boundary conditions at resonance,” Commun. Appl. Anal. 18 (2014), 163–174.
  2. “A Kolmogorov Predator-Prey System on Time Scales,” Dynamic Systems and Applications 23 No.4 (2014), 561–574.
  3. “Existence of positive solutions to a second-order differential equation at resonance,” Commun. Appl. Anal.  19 (2015), 505–514.

Hassan Elsalloukh

Publications:

  1. *Gupta, P., DasGupta, R., Best D., Chu CB., Elsalloukh H., Gossett JM., Imamura M., and Butt, W. (2013), Delayed extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children after cardiac surgery: Two-institution experience, Cardiology in the Young.
  2. *Al-Mousawi, H., Elsalloukh, H., and Guardiola, J. (2013), A test for Skewness within the Univariate and Multivariate Epsilon Skew Laplace Distributions, In JSM proceedings, Biometrics Section: The American Statistical Association Conference, Montréal Canada.
  3.  Amerih, h., Nazzal M., and Elsalloukh, H. (2013), Using Distance Education in Teaching Skills of Orthotic Fabrication to Occupational Therapy Students. Journal of Allied Health, Vol. 5, No. 5, 908-912.
  4. *Abdulah, E. and Elsalloukh, H. (2013), Analyzing Skewed Data with the Epsilon Skew Gamma Distribution, Journal of Statistics Applications and Probability.
  5. *Abdulah, E. and Elsalloukh, H. (2013), Bimodal Class Based on the Inverted Symmetrized Gamma Distribution with Applications, Journal of Statistics Applications and Probability
  6. Gebre, S., Connor, R., Xia, Y., Jawed, S., Bush, J., Bard, B., Elsalloukh, H., and Fusheng, T. (2012), Osh6 Over-expression Extends the Lifespan of Yeast via Increasing Vacuole Fusion. Cell Aging 11, No.11, 2176-2188.
  7. Al-Mousawi, H., Elsalloukh, H., Guardiola, J., and McMillan, T. C. (2012), The Multivariate Epsilon-Skew Distribution. Advances and Applications in Statistics 27, No.1, 9-26.
  8. Al-Mousawi, H., Elsalloukh, H., and Guardiola, J. (2012), Further Analysis of the Epsilon Skew Laplace Distribution. Universal Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, 2, No. 2, 181-194.
  9. Flaih, A., Elsalloukh, H., Mendi, E., and Milanova, M. (2012), The Skewed Double Inverted Weibull Distribution. Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences 6, No.2, 269-274.
  10. Flaih, A., Elsalloukh, H., Mendi, E., and Milanova, M. (2012), The Exponentiated Inverted Weibull Distribution. Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences 6, No.2, 167-171.
  11. Flaih, A., Elsalloukh, H., and Guardiola, J. (2012), A Robust Tobit Regression Model when Errors are from the Epsilon Skew Exponential Power Family. In JSM proceedings, Statistical Computing Section: The American Statistical Association Conference, 2506-2512.
  12. Flaih, A. and Elsalloukh, H. (2012), The Epsilon Skew Exponential Power ROC Curve. In JSM Proceedings, Biometrics Section: The American Statistical Association Conference, 14-19.
  13. Abdulah, E. and Elsalloukh, H. (2012), The Epsilon Skew Gamma Distribution. In JSM Proceedings, Biometrics Section: The American Statistical Association Conference, 50-59.
  14. Abdulah, E. and Elsalloukh, H. (2012), The Epsilon Skew Inverted Gamma Distribution. In JSM Proceedings, Biometrics Section: The American Statistical Association Conference, 42-49.

Lianfang Lu


Publications:

  1. Lu, L. (2013). David’s Problem Solving.  Journal of Teaching Children Mathematics. Volume 19, Issue 6, Feb. 2013. P.400.
  2. Lu, L., Ricks, T. (2013). Developing discourse that promotes reasoning and proof: a case study of a Chinese exemplary lesson. In Proceedings of Research Council on Mathematics Learning 2013 conference.
  3. Lu, L., Shao, H.(2013). (Book translation) Curriculum Dynamics: Recreating Heart by Jayne Fleener. Publisher: Huadong Normal University,  Shanghai, China.

Grants:

  • MSP Project “Improving Teacher Quality in Middle School Mathematics”, 2013 – 2016 for conducting 6-8 math teacher professional development workshops in Little Rock. PI: Jim Fulmer, Co-PI: Lianfang Lu, Funded.

Xiaoshen Wang


Publications:

  1. Homotopy continuation methods for stochastic two-point boundary value problems driven by
    additive noises. (with Yanzhao Cao  and Peng Wang ) Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM), 32 (2014) 630–642
  2. A modified weak Galerkin finite element method for a class of parabolic problem, ( with Fuzheng Gao). Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 271 (2014) 1–19.
  3. A Modified Weak Galerkin and Discontinuous Galerkin Methods ( with  N. S. Malluwawaduy, T. C. McMillan, F. Gao).  Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 271 (2014) 319–327.
  4. Modified Weak Galerkin Finite Element Method for the Stokes Equations (with Xiu Ye and  Lin Mu) Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics Final version published online: 30-AUG-2014 Full bibliographic details: (2015), pp. 79-90.
  5. Shape Regularity Conditions for Polygonal /polyhedral Meshes, Exemplified in a Discontinuous Galekin Discretization  Numerical  (with  Lin Mu and  Yanqiu Wang) Methods for Partial Differential Equations.  Vol 31, no 1 (2015), pp 308-325
  6. Theoretical aspects of mixed volume computation via mixed subdivision,Communications in Information and Systems Vol.14, no.4. (2015);
  7. A weak Galerkin finite element method for SobolevEquation (With Fuzheng Gao).. Journal of Computational Mathematics Vol.33, No.3, 2015, 307–322.

Xiu Ye


Grants:

  • PI of NSF Grant DMS-1301611, 2013 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computation, $22,000, Feb 4, 2013, funded.
  • PI of NSF Grant DMS- 1115097, Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Interface Problems, $231,053, July 2011 – June, 2014, funded.
  • PI of NSF Grant DMS-0929707, a supplement award of Grant DMS 0813571, $25,559, September, 2009, funded.
  • PI of NSF Grant DMS-0813571, A Complete Numerical Analysis for Finite Volume Methods to the Navier-Stokes Equations, $179,063, July 2008 – June, 2011, funded
  • PI of NSF Grant DMS – 0612435, Divergence free H(div) Finite Element Methods,, $103,728,  July 01, 2006 – June 30, 2008, funded.

Chemistry

Anindya Ghosh


Publications:

Publications for the last three years are given below. For more details please see the following link. Website: https://sites.google.com/a/ualr.edu/ghoshgroup/

  1. Felton, C. M.; Watanabe, F.; Nasini, U.; Berry, B.; Mitchell, T.; Shaikh, U. Ghosh, A. Electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide using a cobalt(III) complex supported on carbonaceous nanomaterials. J. Electroanal. Chem.,2015, 37-44.
  2. Gartia, Y.; Parnell, C. M.; Watanabe, F.; Szwedo, P.; Biris,  A. S.; Peddi, N.; Nima, Z. A.; and Ghosh, A.Graphene-Enhanced Oxygen Reduction by MN4 Type Cobalt(III) Catalyst. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2015, 3 (1), 97–102.).
  3. Abdulrazzaq, O.; Bourdo, S. E.; Saini, V.; Watanabe, F.; Barnes,  B.; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S. Tuning the work function of polyaniline via camphorsulfonic acid: an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy investigation. RSC Adv.2015, 5, 33-40.
  4. Ramidi, P.; Felton, C.; Subedi, B.; Zhou, H.; Tian, Z.; Gartia, Y.; Pierce, B.; Ghosh, A. Synthesis and characterization of manganese(III) and high-valent manganese-oxo complexes and their roles in conversion of alkenes to cyclic carbonates. Journal of CO2Utilization, 2015, 48-57.
  5. Ramidi, P.; Abdulrazzaq, O; Felton, C. M.; Saini, V.; Gartia, Y.; Biris, A. S.; Ghosh A. Triplet Sensitizer Modification of Poly(3-hexyl)thiophene (P3HT) for Increased Efficiency in Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices Energy Technol., 2014, 2,  604-611.
  6. Gartia, Y.; Ramidi, P.; Cheerla, S.; Jones, D. E.; Pulla, S.; Ghosh, A. Activation of sp3and sp2C-H bonds of oxygen containing heterocyclic molecules for alkylation and arylation reactions catalyzed by an iron complex. J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem., 2014, 392, 253-259.
  7. Felton, C. M.; Karmakar. A.; Gartia, G.; Ramidi, P.; Biris, A. S.; Ghosh, A. Magnetic Nanoparticles as Contrast Agents in Biomedical Imaging: Recent Advances in Iron- and Manganese-based Magnetic Nanoparticles. Drug Metab. Rev., 2014, 46, 142–154.
  8. Gartia, Y.; Ramidi, P.; Jones, D. E.; Pulla, S.; Ghosh, A.  Nickel Complex Catalyzed Efficient Activation of sp3and sp2C–H Bonds for Alkylation and Arylation of Oxygen Containing Heterocyclic Molecules. Catal. Lett., 2014, 144, 507-515.
  9. Pal, P. K.; Mukherjee, A.; Ghosh, A.; Patra, G. K. A photoluminescent interpenetrating metal-organic frame work based on Cu4I4and novel azino-quinoline ligand. J. Mol. Struc., 2014, 1059, 332–337.
  10. Nima, Z.; Biswas, A.; Bayer, I.; Hardcastle, F. D.; Perry, D.; Ghosh, A.; Dervishi, E.; Biris, A. S.Applications of surface-enhanced Raman scattering in advanced bio-medical technologies and diagnostics. Drug Metab. Rev.,2014 46, 155-75.
  11. Nasini, U. B.; Peddi, N.; Ramidi, P.; Gartia, Y.; Ghosh, A.; Shaikh, A. U.Determination of bile acid profiles in scat samples of wild animals by liquid chromatography-electrospray mass spectrometry. Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 6319-6324.
  12. Biswas, A.; Ghosh, A.; Labriola, M.; Dervishi, E.; Biris, A. S.; Ilker, B.; Slaboch, C.; Ovaert, T.; Watanabe, F. Fabrication of bionanocomposites comprising flat nanocrystals of calcium in collagen fibers exhibiting hardness comparable to metal. RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 20315-20323.
  13. Ramidi, P.; Gerasimchuk, N.; Gartia Y.; Felton C. M.; Ghosh, A. Activity of Cobalt(III) amidoamine complexes for the catalytic synthesis of cyclic carbonate from epoxide and carbon dioxide. Dalton Trans., 2013,42 (36), 13151-13160.
  14. Pulla, S.; Felton, C. M.; Ramidi, P.; Gartia, Y.; Ali, N.; Nasini, U. B.; Ghosh, A. Advancements in oxazolidinone synthesis utilizing carbon dioxide as a C1 source. J. CO2Utilization, 2013, 2, 49-57.
  • (Most cited article in the journal)
  1. Nasini, U. B.; Gartia, Y.; Ramidi, P.; Kazi, A.; Shaikh, A. U.; Ghosh, A. Cobalt (III) complexes of amido-macrocyclic ligands as efficient oxygen reduction catalysts in fuel cells. Chem. Phys. Lett., 2013, 566, 38-43.
  2. Blackburn, G.; Scott, T. G.; Bayer, I. S.; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S.; Biswas, A. Bionanomaterials for Bone Tumor Engineering for Tumor Destruction. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 1519.
  3. Scott, T. G.; Blackburn, G.; Bayer, I. S.; Ghosh, A; Biris, A. S.; Biswas, A. Advances in Bionanomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2013, 13, 1–22.
  4. Pulla, S.; Felton, C.; Gartia, Y.; Ramidi, P.; Ghosh, A.Synthesis of 2-oxazolidinones by direct condensation of 2- amino alcohols with carbon dioxide using chlorostannoxanes. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2013, 1(3), 309–312.
  5. Charlette M. Parnell, Pradip Munshi, Anindya Ghosh*, Chromium  catalysts for sustainable development, Royal Society of Chemistry (ed. Dr. Michael North, York University), Accepted for publication (Invited Book Chapter), 25 pp (Accepted for publication).
  6. Ghosh, Anindya; Sullivan, Shane Z.; Collom, Samuel L.; Pulla, Sharon. Method of synthesis of tetradentate amide macrocycle ligand and its iron(III) complex and use as oxidation or bleaching catalyst with hydrogen peroxide. U.S. Pat. (2014) US 20110094043 A1.

Grants:

  • Multi-million dollars extramural funding was secured in the last few years to support our research. We secured funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, NSF-EPSCoR, Private Industries, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (Now AEDC), ADHE etc.

Brian Berry


Publications:

  1. Ren Zhang,   Bongjoon Lee,   Michael Rainer Bockstaller,   Abdullah M. Al-Enizi,   Ahmed Elzatahry,   Brian Berry and   Alamgir Karim, “Soft-Shear Induced Phase-Separated Nanoparticle String-Structures in Polymer Thin Films” Faraday Discuss., 2015, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00141B
  2. Charlette M. Parnell, Fumiya Watanabe, Udaya B. Nasini, Brian C. Berry, Travis Mitchell, Ali U. Shaikh, Anindya Ghosh “Electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide using a cobalt(III) complex supported on carbonaceous nanomaterials” Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2015, 740, 37
  3. Moore, J.A.; Ali, S.; Berry, B.C. “Stabilization of PCBM Domains in Bulk Heterojunctions using Polystyrene-Tethered Fullerene”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2013, 118, 96
  4. Alexander, A.; Eller, J.; Ali, S.; Berry, B.C. “The Effects of Co-Solvents on the Reaction of Amino terminated Polystyrene with Fullerene”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 130, 2796
  5. Bairi, V.G.; Bourdo, S.E.; Nasini, U.B.; Ramasahayam, S.K.; Watanabe, F.; Berry, B.C.; Viswanathan, T. “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Co-Doped Mesoporous Carbon and Their Potential Application in Alkaline Fuel Cells”, Science of Advanced Materials, 2013, 5, 1275
  6. Bairi, V.G.; Bourdo, S.E.; Moore, J.A.; Schnackenberg, L.K.; Berry, B.C.; Biris, A.S.; Viswanathan, T. “Separation and spectroscopic/molecular weight analysis of crude and purified polyaniline(s)”, Journal of Polymer Research, 2013, 20, 193
  7. Berry, B.C.; Singh, G.; Kim, H-C.; Karim, A. “Highly Aligned Block Copolymer Thin Films by Synergistic Coupling of Static Graphoepitaxy and Dynamic Thermal Annealing Fields”, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 346
  8. Singh, G.; Batra, S.; Zhang, R.; Yuan, H.Y.; Yager, K.G.; Cakmak, M.; Berry, B.C.; Karim, A. ” Large-Scale Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Vertically Oriented Block Copolymer Thin Films”, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 5291
  9. Gartia, Y.; Moore, J.A.; Felton, C.; Pulla, S.; Berry, B.C.; Munshi, P; Ghosh, A.  “Total replacement of solvent in polyurethane synthesis using carbon dioxide soluble 1,3-dichlorodistannoxane catalysts”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 128, 3522
  10. Dervishi, E.; Bourdo, S.; Driver, J. A.; Watanabe, F.; Biris, A. R.; Ghosh, A.; Berry, B.; Saini, V.; Biris, A. S. “Catalytic Conversion of Graphene into Carbon Nanotubes via Gold Nanoclusters at Low Temperatures”, Acs Nano 2012, 6, (1), 501-511.
  11. Singh, G.; Yager, K. G.; Berry, B.; Kim, H.-C.; Karim, A. “Dynamic thermal field-induced gradient soft-shear for highly oriented block copolymer thin films”, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, (11), 10335-42.

Grants:

  • Cold Zone Annealing Assembly of Multicomponent Block Copolymer Thin Films, $491,093, NSF, 2013-2017 (Co-PI)   
  • MRI: Acquisition of an NMR spectrometer for research and teaching, $273,118, NSF, 2012-2015 (Co-PI)
  • Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research $1,820,000.00 NSF 2011-2015 (participant not PI)   
  • Collaborative Research: Fundamentals of Block Copolymer Ordering During Cold Zone Annealing, $450,000, 2010-2014 (Co-PI $150,000)
  • Novel Photovoltaic Devices Based on Polymeric and Carbon Nanostructured Materials, DOE, $ 1,189,375, 2009-2013 (Co-PI $150,000)

Darin E. Jones


Publications:

  1. Structure-based Discovery of Small Molecule Hepsin and HGFA Protease Inhibitors: Evaluation of Potency and Selectivity Derived From Distinct Binding Pockets.  Franco, Francisco M.; Jones, Darin E.; Harris, Peter K.W.; Han, Zhenfu; Wildman, Scott A.; Jarvis, Cassie M.; Janetka, James W. Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2015, 23, 2328.
  2. Inhibitors of HGFA, Matriptase, and Hepsin Serine Proteases: A Nonkinase Strategy to Block Cell Signaling in Cancer.  Han, Zhenfu; Harris, Peter K.W.; Jones, Darin E.; Chugani, Ryan; Kim, Tommy; Agarwal, Manjula; Shen, Wei; Wildman, Scott A.; Janetka, James W.  ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 1219.
  3. Activation of sp3 and sp2 C-H bonds of oxygen containing heterocyclic molecules for alkylation and arylation reactions catalyzed by an iron complex.  Gartia, Yashraj; Ramidi, Punnamchandar; Cheerla, Sreevishnu; Felton, Charlette M.; Jones, Darin E.; Das, Bhaskar C.; Ghosh, Anindya. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2014, 392, 253.
  4. Nickel Complex Catalyzed Efficient Activation of sp3 and sp2 C-H Bonds for Alkylation and Arylation of Oxygen Containing Heterocyclic Molecules. Gartia, Yashraj; Ramidi, Punnamchandar; Jones, Darin E.; Pulla, Sharon; Ghosh, Anindya.  Catal. Lett. 2014, 144, 507.
  5. Discovery and SAR of PF-4693627, a Potent, Selective and Orally Bioavailable mPGES-1 Inhibitor for the Potential Treatment of Inflammation.  Arhancet, Graciela B.; Walker, Daniel P.; Metz, Sue; Fobian, Yvette M.; Heasley, Steven E.; Carter, Jeffery S.; Springer, John R.; Jones, Darin E.; Hayes, Michael J.; Shaffer, Alexander F.; Jerome, Gina M.; Baratta, Michael T.; Zweifel, Ben; Moore, William M.; Masferrer, Jaime L.; Vazquez, Michael L. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2013, 23, 1114.
  6. A Novel Iron Complex for the Cross-Coupling Reactions of Multiple C-Cl Bonds in Polychlorinated Solvents with Grignard Reagents.  Gartia, Yashraj; Pulla, Sharon; Ramidi, Punnamchandar, Costa Ferris, Carolina; Nima, Zeid; Jones, Darin E.; Biris, Alexandru S.; Ghosh, Anindya.  Catal. Lett., 2012, 142, 1397.

Grants:

  • NSF/MRI CHE 1229149: Acquisition of an NMR Spectrometer for Research and Teaching – The goal of this proposal is to acquire a research and teaching instrument, Co-I
  • Project No. 15-B-01 Arkansas Science and Technology Authority – The Discovery and Optimization of Dehydroleucodine Analogues as Anti-Leukemia and Cytotoxic Agents, PI

Creative works:

  1.  Jones, Darin E.; Harmata, Michael.  “Application of the [4+3]-Cycloaddition Reaction to the Synthesis of Natural Products”.  In Methods and Applications of Cycloaddition Reactions in Organic Syntheses: Nishiwaki, N., Ed. John Wiley and Sons: Hoboken, 2013; pp 599-631.
  2.  Gaffney, Jeffery.S.; Marley, Nancy A.; Jones, Darin, E. “Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy”. In Characterization of Materials; 2nd Ed. Kaufmann, E.N., Ed.  John Wiley and Sons: Hoboken, 2012; Vol. 2, pp 1104-1135.
  3.  Compadre, C.; Ordoñez, P.E.; Guzman, M.; Jones, D.E.; Malagon, O.; Vidari, G.; Crooks, P. Dehydroleucodine Derivatives for Treatment of Cancer. WO 2015006715 A1.
  4.  Compadre, C.; Breen, P.J.; Aykin-Burns, N.; Hauer-Jensen, M.; Enriquez, R.G.; Kharade, S.; Jones, D.; Thakkar, S.; Malagon, O.; Ordoñez, Y.; Ojeda, S.  Preparation and Use of an Annatto Seed Extract. United States Provisional Patent Application No. 61/877,655 filed September 13, 2013.
  5. Compadre, C.; Ordoñez, P.E.; Guzman, M.; Jones, D.E.; Malagon, O.; Vidari, G.; Crooks, P. Use of Dehydroleucodine and its Analogues as Antileukemic and Cytotoxic Agents. United States patent application Serial No. 61/845,214, filed July 11, 2013.

Jeffrey S. Gaffney


Publications:

  • J.S. Gaffney, N.A. Marley, and D.R. Blake, “Biofuel Impacts on Air Quality: Ethene, PAN, and Ozone   Enhancements from Ethanol Combustion.” Atmospheric Environment, 56 161-16 (2012)
  • A. Zaveri, W. J. Shaw, D. J. Cziczo, B. Schmid, R. A. Ferrare, M. L. Alexander, M. Alexandrov5, R. J. Alvarez, W. P. Arnott, D. B. Atkinson, S. Baidar, R. M. Banta, J. C. Barnard, J. Beranek, L. K. Berg, F. Brechtel, W. A. Brewer, J. F. Cahill, B. Cairns, C. D. Cappa, D. Chand, S. China, J. M. Comstock, M. K. Dubey, R. C. Easter, M. H. Erickson, J. D. Fast, C. Floerchinger, B. A. Flowers, E. Fortner, J. S. Gaffney, M. K. Gilles, K. Gorkowski, W. I. Gustafson, M. Gyawali, J. Hair, R. M. Hardesty, J. W. Harworth, S. Herndon, N. Hiranuma, C. Hostetler, J. M. Hubbe, J. T. Jayne, H. Jeong, B. T. Jobson, E. I. Kassianov, L. I. Kleinman, C. Kluzek, B. Knighton, K. R. Kolesar, C. Kuang, A. Kubátová, A. O. Langford, A. Laskin, N. Laulainen, R. D. Marchbanks, C. Mazzoleni, F. Mei, R. C. Moffet, D. Nelson, M. D. Obland, H. Oetjen, T. B. Onasch, I. Ortega, M. Ottaviani, M. Pekour, K. A. Prather, J. G. Radney, R. R. Rogers, S. P. Sandberg, A. Sedlacek, C. J. Senff, G. Senum, A. Setyan, J. E. Shilling, M. Shrivastava, C. Song, S. R. Springston, R. Subramanian, K. Suski, J. Tomlinson, R. Volkamer, H. W. Wallace, J. Wang, A. M. Weickmann, D.R. Worsnop, X.-Y. Yu, A. Zelenyuk, and Q. Zhang. “Overview of the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES).”  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7647-7687, 2012.
  • J.S. Gaffney and N.A. Marley,” In-depth review of atmospheric mercury: sources, transformations,  and potential sinks.” Energy and Emission Control Technologies, 2, 1-21 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/EECT.S37038

Grants:

  • Funded by DOE Atmospheric Systems Research at UALR from 2006-2011.
  • Mentoring Coordinator for the DOE Global Change Education Program at Argonne National Laboratory and at UALR from 2006-9/2013.
  • Co-PI  NSF NMR Instrument grant – Anindya Ghosh, P.I. Current

Creative works:

  • Jeffrey S. Gaffney and Nancy A. Marley, “Confessions of a Birdaholic: A Journey from Cockatiels to Cockatoos and Beyond.” Self-published- Kindle Publishing. Amazon.com 2014. (Electronic and Paperback).

Jerry A. Darsey


Publications:

  1. Sharon Pulla, Punnamchandar Ramidi, Benjanin L. Jarvis, Pradip Munshi, William.O.Griffin, Jerry A. Darsey, Jerry L. Dallas, Vedavalli Pokala, Anindya Ghosh, “The Role of Substituents of chlorostannoxanes on the reactivity of the catalysts during synthesis of cyclic carbonates using epoxides and carbon dioxide”, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 02/2012; 2(1).
  2. D. Hartman J.H., Cothren S.D., Park S.H., Yun C.H., Darsey J.A., Miller G.P.* “Predicting CYP2C19 Catalytic Parameters for Enantioselective Oxidations Using Artificial Neural Networks and a Chirality Code”, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 21 (2013) 3749–3759.
  3. Harris, A.L. and Darsey, J.A., ”Applications of artificial neural networks to proton-impact ionization double differential cross sections”, Eur. Phys. J. D 67 (2013) 130.
  4. Joginipelli S, Melapu VK, Darsey J*”Combination of Molecular Modeling and Quantum Mechanical studies to understand of Quinolone Resistance Mechanism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis” J. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics vol 1, (2014), 1-5.
  5. Melapu, VK; Joginipelli, S.; Naidu, BVA; Darsey, J. “A Comparative Phylogenetic Evaluation of Chloroplast ITS Sequences to Analyze the Bioactivity in Medical Plants” J. of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics”, vol.2, (2015),  1-8.
  6. Jerry A. Darsey, William O. Griffin, Sravanthi Joginipelli, Venkata Melapu, “Architecture and Biological Applications of Artificial Neural networks: A Tuberculosis Perspective” , Artificial Neural Networks, Methods in Molecular Biology, Chapter 17, Springer Science, New York, (2015), 269-283.

Grants:

Federal Entry #1:Program Manager:Title of Project: NSF/MRIKathleen McCloud; (703)292-8236MRI: Acquisition of  Dynamically Reconfigurable High-performanceStorage System for Big Data Exploration in STEM Fields
Total Award Amount: $ 291,908 (pending)
Start and End Dates: 9/2014- 9/2017
Person months per year: 1.0  month / year
Non-Federal Entry #1Program Manager:Title of Project: University of Arkansas at Little Rock/Sustainability CommitteeTammie Cash; (501)569-8474“Sustainable Biofuels from Agricultural Waste Materials”,
Total Award Amount: $ 2,500
Start and End Dates: 4/15/2013- 5/15/2014
Person months per year: 1.0  month / year
Non-Federal Entry #2:Title of Project: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson DiseaseComputational Modeling Approach for the Design of Peptide Blocking Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
Total Award Amount: $ 145,000 (pending)
Start and End Dates: 7/2014- 8/2016
Person months per year: 0.5 month / year
Federal Entry #2:Program Manager:Title of Project: NSF/MRIKathleen McCloud; (703)292-8236MRI: Acquisition of a Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Research andEducation
Total Award Amount: $ 108,125
Start and End Dates: 9/2013- 9/2016
Person months per year: 0.5 month / year

Tito Viswanathan


Publications:

  1. Ramasahayam, S. K.; Nasini, U. B.; Bairi, V. G.; Shaikh, A. U.; Viswanathan, T., Novel Si, P co-doped carbon for supercapacitor applications. Journal of Power Sources 2015, 275, 835-844.
  2. Sharma, R.; Arnoult, K.; Ramasahayam, S. K.; Azam, S.; Hicks, Z.; Shaikh, A.; Viswanathan, T., Photo-electrochemical hydrogen production using novel heteroatom doped carbon under solar simulated radiation. IEEE transactions 2015. (In Press).
  3. Ramasahayam, S. K.; Hicks, Z.; Viswanathan, T., Thiamine-based nitrogen, phosphorus and silicon tri-doped carbon for supercapacitor applications. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, DOI 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00453, 2015, Ahead of Print
  4. Ramasahayam, S. K.; Clark, A. L.; Hicks, Z.; Viswanathan, T., Spent coffee grounds derived P, N co-doped C as renewable electrocatalyst for supercapacitor applications. Electrochimica Acta 2015, 168, 414-422.
  5. Ramasahayam, S. K.; Azam, S.; Viswanathan, T., Phosphorous, nitrogen co-doped carbon from spent coffee grounds for fuel cell applications. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2015, 132 (18), 41948/1-41948/8.
  6. Ramasahayam, S. K.; Nasini, U. B.; Bairi, V. G.; Shaikh, A. U.; Viswanathan, T., Microwave assisted synthesis and characterization of silicon and phosphorous co-doped carbon as an electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction. RSC Advances 2014, 4, 6306-6313.
  7. Ramasahayam, S. K.; Guzman L.; Gunawan G.; Viswanathan T., A Comprehensive Review of Phosphorus Removal Technologies and Processes. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 2014, 51, 538-545.
  8. Nasini, U. B.; Bairi, V. G.; Ramasahayam, S. K.; Bourdo, S. E.; Shaikh, A. U.; Viswanathan, T., Phosphorous and nitrogen dual heteroatom doped mesoporous carbon synthesized via microwave method for supercapacitor application. Journal of Power Sources 2013, 250, 257-265.
  9. Nasini, U. B.; Bairi, V. G.; Ramasahayam, S. K.; Bourdo, S. E.; Viswanathan, T.; Shaikh, A. U., Oxygen Reduction Reaction Studies of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Co-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Synthesized via Microwave Technique. Chemelectrochem 2013, 1 (3), 573-579.
  10. Gunawan, Gunawan,  Bourdo, Shawn,  Biris, Alexandru S. Viswanathan, Tito,  New Route of Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Carbon-Supported Nickel Phosphide (C/Ni2P) Nanocomposite Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, Volume 188, Number 6, 768-777 (2013)
  11. Venu Gopal Bairi, Shawn E. Bourdo, Udaya B. Nasini, Sunil K. Ramasahayam, Fumiya Watanabe, Brian C. Berry, and Tito Viswanathan, Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Co-Doped Mesoporous Carbon and Their Potential Application in Alkaline Fuel Cells, Science of Advanced Materials, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp. 1–7 (2013)
  12. Gunawan Gunawan, Shawn Bourdo, Alexandru S. Biris and Tito Viswanathan “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Carbon Supported Nickel Nanoparticles (Ni/C) With Renewable Carbon Source” Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry, Vol. 43, Issue 5, 635-639 (2013)
  13. Omar Abdulrazzaq, Shawn E. Bourdo, Viney Saini, Venu G. Bairi, Enkeleda Dervishi, Tito Viswanathan, Zeid A. Nima, Alexandru S.Biris “Optimization of the Protonation Level of Polyaniline-Based Hole-Transport Layers in Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells”, Energy Technology, Volume 1, Issue 8, pp. 463–470 (2013)
  14. Shawn Bourdo, Brock Warford and Tito Viswanathan, Thermal and Electrical Properties of   Graphite- Polyaniline composites, J. Solid State Chem, 196, 309-313 (2012)
  15. Loren Clark, Gunawan Gunawan and Tito Viswanathan, Removal of Phosphorus from Contaminated Water Using Iron-containing Quaternized Wood Nanocomposite, International Journal of Green Nanotechnology, 4,1-8 (2012)
  16. Venu Gopal Bairi, Brock A. Warford, Shawn E. Bourdo, Alexandru S. Biris, Tito   Viswanathan,  ” Synthesis and characterization of tanninsulfonic acid doped polyaniline-metal oxide   nanocomposites” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124 (4), 3320-3328 (2012)
  17. Chris Finlay, Shawn Bourdo, Gunawan Gunawan, Alex Biris, Greg Salamo, Vasil, Tito Viswanathan, Novel microwave assisted synthesis of carbon-magnetite nanocomposites based on a renewable resource, J. Wood Chemistry & Technology, 32, 268 – 278 (2012)
  18. Sunil Kumar Ramasahayam, Gunawan Gunawan, Chris Finlay and Tito Viswanathan, Renewable resource-based magnetic nanocomposites for Phosphorus removal and recovery from contaminated waters, Air, Water and Soil Pollution – An International Journal of Environmental Pollution, 223, 4853-4863 (2012)

US patents:

  1. US 20130157838 (2015) DOPED CARBON MATERIALS, METHODS OF MAKING AND   APPLICATIONS OF THE SAME
  2. US 9,095,837 (2015) MODIFIED RENEWABLE RESOURCE BASED REDUCED METAL OXIDE CONTAINING MATERIALS AND  APPLICATIONS OF SAME
  3. US 8,753,603 (2014) Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon nanotubes from tannin, lignin, and derivatives
  4. US 8,647,512 (2014) Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill cleanup and recovery
  5. US 8,790,615 (2014) METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING CARBON-MAGNETITE NANOCOMPOSITES FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCE MATERIALS AND APPLICATION OF SAME (Useful in Phosphorus and Arsenic removal)
  6. US 8,920,688 (2014) Microwave-assisted synthesis of transition metal phosphide
  7. US 8,574,337 (2013) RENEWABLE RESOURCE-BASED METAL-CONTAINING MATERIALS    AND APPLICATIONS OF THE SAME
  8. US 8,167, 973 (2012) MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF CARBON AND CARBON-METAL COMPOSITES FROM LIGNIN, TANNIN AND ASPHALT DERIVATIVES

Grants:

  • AbTech Industries, Novel wood-based composites for removal and recovery of Phosphorus and Selenium, Tito Viswanathan, (PI) funded for $150,000 from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016
  • Novel lignin based magnetic nanocomposites for removal and recovery of phosphorus from contaminated waters, Tito Viswanathan, (Chief Scientist) Funded for $300,000 for 2 years. EPA Phase II SBIR program July 30, 2013 through July 30, 2015
  • A 400MHz FTNMR for teaching and research (NSF-Instrumentation grant) Anidya Ghosh (PI), B. Berry, Tito Viswanathan and D. Jones (Funded $350,000 till 2012- 2015)
  • Heteroatom doped carbon for supercapacitors Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (Funded $2000, July 2014-June 2015
  • Novel heteroatom doped carbon nanostructures for use in fuel cells, supercapacitors and solar light-mediated hydrogen production, Tito Viswanathan (PI), Funded NASA RID proposal, ($20,000, July 2014 through July 2015)
  • Novel heteroatom doped carbon nanostructures for use in supercapacitors and solar light-mediated hydrogen production ASSET Initiative grant to Zach Hicks (undergraduate) (PI: Tito Viswanathan) $6000 (expires Dec. 31, 2016)
  • Lignin and tannin based magnetic nanocomposites for oil spill removal and recovery (2015)
  • Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative grant (Tito Viswanathan PI, $900,000) Jan.1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2018 (Pending)
  • Heteroatom doped carbon for energy generation and storage, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (Funded $6000, July 2013-June 2014)
  • Heteroatom doped carbon for supercapacitors Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (Funded $2000, July 2014-June 2015)
  • Co-PI (with Alex Biris) Novel energy devices using carbon nanotubes and inherently conducting polymers (Funded by DOE through the UALR Nanotechnology Center) January 2009 through December 2012. (1.18 million)

Zhao, Wei


Publications:

  1. E. H. Zhao, F. Watanabe, W. Zhao, Optical Materials, 46 (2015) 497-503. “Nonlinear Optical Transmission of Cyanobacteria-Derived Optical Materials.”
  2. E. H. Zhao, B. Ergul, W. Zhao, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119 (2015) 4068–4075. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b00708. “Caffeine’s Antioxidant Potency Optically Sensed with Double-Stranded DNA-Encased Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.”
  3. W. Zhao, A. Q. He, Y. Z. Xu, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117 (2013) 15812–15818. Michael D. Fayer Festschrift. “Second Hyperpolarizability of C–H, C–D, and C=N Stretch Vibrations Determined from Computational Raman Activities and a Comparison with Experiments.”
  4. W. Zhao, J. R. Zheng, D. Blank, N.-H. Ge, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117 (2013) 5837–5838. Prof. John C. Wright Festschrift. “Tribute to Prof. John C. Wright.”
  5. W. Zhao, A. Q. He, Y. Z. Xu, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117 (2013) 6217–6223. Prof. John C. Wright Festschrift. “Raman Second Hyperpolarizability Determination Using Computational Raman Activities and a Comparison with Experiments.”
  6. A. Kamel, E. Gangluff, W. Zhao, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (2012) 5591–15598. “Aqueous Redox Reaction of SDS-Encased Carbon Nanotubes with Mercuric Ions for Optical Sensing.”
  7. W. Zhao, J. Phys. Chem. A, 115 (2011) 6525-6530. “Measurement of Raman chi(3) and Theoretical Estimation of DOVE Four Wave Mixing of Hydrogen Peroxide.”
  8. W. Zhao, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2 (2011) 482-487. “Four Wave Mixing Measurement of Third-Order Nonlinear Susceptibilities of Length-Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”
  9. B. Zhao, B. Cao, W. Zhou, D. Li, W. Zhao, J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (2010) 12517-12523. “Nonlinear Optical Transmission of Nanographene and Its Composites”

Grants:

  • Nanostructure-Assisted Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting for Hydrogen and Oxygen Production, NASA RID Program