Chemical 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]
• We welcome
Majed Aljohani (new MS student) and Robert Balz (undergrad
researcher) to our lab.
Congratulations to Shawtik Das and Hussain Alshahrani for successfully
defending their MS theses in Fall 2015!
Congratulations to Marvin Marksberry, who was awarded an OURE grant support
for Fall 2015!
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.