Analysis of Solid Surfaces: The theme of our research pertains to
understanding molecular scale processes governing binding to solid
surfaces, and influences of interfacial structure to chemical reactivity (video). Our work has been
featured as a cover
story of the MTSU Research
[Check out our YouTube videos]
• Congratulations to Robert “Jody”
Baltz, who was awarded URECA grant support for Spring 2016!
welcome Majed Aljohani (new MS student) and Robert Balz
(undergrad researcher) to our lab.
• Congratulations to Dr. Mulugeta Wayu, who has accepted a teaching/
research postdoctoral position at the University of Richmond! (Fall 2015)
Selected Publications: (full listing)
• “Ascorbic Acid, Acetaminophen, and Hydrogen Peroxide
Detection Using a Dendrimer-Encapsulated Pt Nanoparticle Carbon Nanotube
Composite." Deb, A.K.; Das, S.C.; Saha, A.;
Wayu, M.B.; Marksberry, M.H.; Baltz, R.J; Chusuei, C.C. J. Appl. Electrochem.
2016, 46, 289-298.
• “A Zinc Oxide Carbon Nanotube Based
Sensor for In Situ Monitoring of Hydrogen Peroxide in Swimming Pools.”
Wayu, M.; King, J.E.; Johnson, J.A.; Chusuei, C.C. Electroanal. 2015, 27, 2552-2558.
“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.