WORK EXPERIENCE

Sep 2017 – Current                   

Postdoctoral Fellow with 2016 Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Design, creation and characterization of chemical compounds and materials for various end uses including but not limited to molecular electronics, energy harvesting and storage, and separations technology

  • Switchable rotaxanes and catenanes, powering supramolecular machines with nanoscale power supplies, nanofabrication

Jan 2012 – Aug 2017

Research and Teaching Assistant

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Teaching Organic Chemistry II Recitation (3306 (2 sections)), Organic Chemistry Labs (1108 (3 sections), 3105 (2 sections), 3106 (2 sections)), Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab (3201 (1 section))

  • Mentoring undergraduate students (4 undergraduate students)

  • Synthesis and characterization of copper(I) complexes for study of dynamic supramolecular ring-chain equilibria and applications as photoredox catalysts

  • Synthesis of metalated pseudorotaxane polymers with full control over the average linear density of threaded macrocycles

  • [2]Rotaxane, [2]catenane Syntheses, Use of Ring Closing Metathesis (RCM), Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) Polymerization, Ionic Liquid Syntheses and their varies applications, and anti-cancer drug synthesis for breast cancer and brain metastasis

Jan 2009 – Aug 2011

Research Adjunct

Department of Chemistry, State University of New York College at Buffalo, NY, USA

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Synthesis of Indian yellow pigment and its applications on paintings

  • Mentoring undergraduate students (2 students), lecturing Organic Chemistry (I and II) and teaching Organic Chemistry Labs (I and II), planning course instruction based upon approved syllabus/outline, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques to accommodate the learning skills of a diverse student enrollment, designing, administrating, and grading examinations of courses, actively working to retain a high level of enrollment and daily attendance records

Jan 2007 – Dec 2008

Research and Teaching Assistant

State University of New York College at Buffalo, NY, USA

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Approaches to the synthesis of Indian yellow, time-resolved FTIR measurements of the thermally activated decay of meta-stable states I and II in Sodium Nitroprusside,

  • Mentoring undergraduate students (1 student), teaching Organic Chemistry Labs (I and II), planning lab instruction and experiments based upon approved syllabus/outline, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and lab skills to accommodate the learning skills of a diverse student enrollment

Oct 2005 – Jan 2007

Research and Teaching Assistant

Department of Chemistry, Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon, TURKEY

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Photochemical synthesis, synthesis of natural products, polymers, and extraction of oils from natural plants

  • Teaching Organic Chemistry Labs (I and II) and Instrumental Analysis Lab, planning lab instruction and experiments based upon approved syllabus/outline, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and lab skills to accommodate the learning skills of a diverse student enrollment, and using instruments actively (UV, IR, AES, AAS, GC-MS, NMR)