Chemical Analysis of Solid Surfaces: The theme of our research pertains to
understanding molecular scale processes that govern the binding of
nanoparticles to solid surfaces in aqueous solution environments and
influences of interfacial structure to chemical reactivity (video).
[Check out our YouTube videos]
• Our work has been featured on the cover of the MTSU Research Magazine, 2014-2016
• Congratulations to Dr. Mulugeta Wayu who just
successfully defended his PhD dissertation, “Developing an Amperometric Method for Selective Detection of Hydrogen
Peroxide.” He becomes the 1st Chemistry student to complete the
MOBI program at MTSU.
(Old news archive)
Selected Publications: (full listing)
• “Nontoxic Carbon Dots Potently
Inhibit Human Insulin Fibrillation.” Li, S.; Wang, L.; Chusuei, C.C.; Suarez,
V.; Blackwelder, P.; Micic, M.; Orbulescu, J.; Leblanc, R.M. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 1764-1771.
• “Cytotoxicity in the Age of Nano: the Role of Fourth
Period Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Physicochemical Properties.”
Chusuei, C.C.; Wu, C.-H.; Mallavarapu, S.; Stephen Hou, F.Y.; Hsu, C.-M.;
Winiarz, J.G.; Aronstam, R.S.; Huang, Y.-W. Chem.-Biol. Interact., 2013, 206, 319-326.
• “Morphology of hydrothermally synthesized ZnO nanoparticles tethered to carbon nanotubes affects electrocatalytic activity for H2O2
detection.” Wayu, M.B.; Devkota, T.; Deb, A.K.; Spidle, R. T.; Delong,
R.K.; Ghosh, K.C.; Wanekaya, A.K.; Chusuei, C.C. Electrochim. Acta, 2013, 97, 99-104.