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).
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to Mulugeta Wayu who just successfully defended his PhD dissertation, “Developing
an Amperometric Method for Selective Detection of
Hydrogen Peroxide,” Molecular Biosciences (MOBI)! He becomes the 1st Chemistry
student to complete the MOBI program at MTSU.
welcome Marvin Marksberry, who started working in
the lab this spring 2015.
(Old news archive)
• “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.