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Graduate Students


Christine Jette

​M.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2021

Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Pyrrole with Nitrogen-Containing Heteroaryl Boronic

Acids and Esters

B.S. in Biochemistry, Stony Brook University, 2016

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Fatemeh (Yasaman) Saleh Ghasab Mahaleh

​Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2020

Synthesis and Characterization of Bulky Dipyrromethene Complexes of Boron Through

Improved Dipyrromethene Synthesis 

M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, Damghan University, Iran, 2010

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, University of Tehran, Iran, 2008

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Morteza Jandaghi

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2020

Alkylaluminophosphonate Catalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones, Lactams, and Lactides

M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2011

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2009

Current Position:    Process Engineering Manager, Procter & Gamble, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Curriculum Vitae

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Vince Kowalski

M.S.  in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2017

Synthesis and Characterization of Dipyrromethene Complexes of Antimony

B.S. in Chemistry, Kent State University, 2007

Current Position:   Quality Control Analyst at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Monroe, NC

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Dr. Chris G. Gianopoulos

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2014 

Development of Bulky Dipyrromethene Complexes of Aluminum, Zinc, and Rhodium

B.S. in Chemistry and B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 2009

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Associate and Research Assistant Professor, University of Toledo

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr.  Adam Keith

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2014

Ion-tagged Phosphines for Catalytic Reactions in Ionic Liquids

B.S. in Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2004

Current Position:  Operations Manager at Concept Alloys, Inc, Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Curriculum Vitae

Chris Yeisley

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2013

Synthesis of Early Transition Metal Complexes Supported by Pyrrolyl and Indolyl Based Ligands

B.S. in Chemistry, Saint Francis University, 2006

Current Position:  

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Dr. Ryan T. Rondo

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2010

Development of Constrained Geometry Complexes of Group 4 and 5 Metals

B.A. in Chemistry, Adrian College, 2003

Current Position: R&D Group Leader at Boulder Scientific, Golden, Colorado

Dr. Nick B. Kingsley

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2009

Synthesis and Characterization of Lewis Acidic Aluminum and Gallium Complexes

B.S. in Chemistry, Sienna Heights University, 2002

Current Position: Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Michigan, Flint

Dr. Anirban Das

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Idaho, 2012

Manipulation of Optical Properties of Lead Sulfide Quantum Dots and their Attachment to Carbon Nanotubes

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2007

Di(3-methylindolyl)methane Complexes of Aluminum and Gallium Alkyls

Current Position: CSIR Pool Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Bassam N. Fneich

Ph.D. Dissertation,Chelating Nitrogen-Donor Complexes of Titanium, Zirconium, Aluminum and Copper, 2006

Current Position: 

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Bingxu Song

Masters of Business Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Management, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, 2007

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2005 

The Synthesis of Group 13 Compounds to Bind and Activate Carbon Monoxide

M.S. in Catalysis and Physical Chemistry, Nankai University, 1997

Current Position: Senior Partner, Managing Director of China Centric Associates, Shanghai

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Laurence F. Bensaid

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2002 

Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of 1-Hexene Using Pi-Acidic Phosphines and Synthesis of a New Phosphine Ligand for Use in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Current Position: 

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Mawuto "Franck" Segla

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2001

Aluminum and Silicon Complexes Featuring the 3-Methylindole Substituent

Current Position: 

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Dr. R. Mark Matthews

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Louisville, 2000

Aluminum and Gallium Phosphates, Phosphonates, and Arsonates:  Model Compounds and Potential Precursors to Solid-State Materials

Current Position: Professor of Chemistry, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, North Carolina


Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Baohan Xie

2000 - 2001

Research Projects: Indole and Bis(3-methylindolyl)methane Complexes of Aluminum; Epoxide Polymerization Catalysis  

Current Position: Scientific Information Analyst at Chemical Abstract Services, Dublin, Ohio

Dr. Thomas Barnard

1999 - 2001

Research Projects: Phosphine Derivatives of Indole, Pyrrole, and Tris(3-methylindolyl)methane; Deprotonated Diindolylmethanes as Dianionic Analogues of Scorpionate Bis(pyrazolyl)borate Ligands

Current Position: Professor of Chemistry, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Vira Ponomarova

2000 - 2001

Research Projects: Modular Construction of Porous Phosphates and Phosphonates of the Group 13 Elements

Current Position: 

Dr. James Fisher

1996 - 1998

Research Projects: Molecular Phosphates and Phosphonates of Aluminum and Gallium; Epoxide Polymerization Catalysis

Current Position: Professor of Chemistry, Imperial Valley College, Imperial, California

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