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Chemistry and Materials Science

Section Editor: Bradley Fahlman

Professor Fahlman received his B.Sc. (High Hons.) degree from the University of Regina (Canada) in 1996. His Ph.D. was awarded from Rice University in 2000 (advisor Prof. Andrew R. Barron), for his work on the organometallic synthesis of volatile Group 13 compounds and their application for thin film growth via chemical vapor deposition.

Dr. Fahlman joined the faculty at CMU in 2002 after a two-year postdoctoral appointment at the University of California, Irvine. He is co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, has given over 60 invited talks, and is the sole author of “Materials Chemistry” (Springer), currently in its second edition and recognized by a National textbook excellence award.

His research interests include the synthesis and characterization of organometallic hafnium precursor compounds for thin film applications (high-k  dielectrics and solar selective coatings) and olefin polymerization catalysis, as well as the development of novel nanostructural C/Si materials for Li-ion and Li-air battery applications.

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  1. The impact of global warming and associated climate changes have built up pressure to focus on the option of green chemistry over traditional one for long term sustainability of the environment. Considering th...

    Authors: Udaya Pratap Singh, Hans Raj Bhat, Mukesh Kumar Kumawat and Ramendra K Singh
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:466
  2. Biolubricant base oils, 9,12-hydroxy-10,13-oleioxy-12-octadecanoic acid (HYOOA) was synthesized based on the esterification reaction of Monoepoxide linoleic acid 9(12)-10(13)-monoepoxy 12(9)-octadecanoic acid ...

    Authors: Jumat Salimon, Bashar Mudhaffar Abdullah, Rahimi M Yusop, Nadia Salih and Emad Yousif
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:429
  3. Studies on piperine ((M 1 )) and its synthetic analogues (M 218 ) by positive electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry were carried out in the flow injection mode of analysis i...

    Authors: Ravi K Khajuria, Neha Sharma, Jawahar L Koul and Mahendra K Verma
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:427
  4. This study compares two xylanases produced by filamentous fungi such as A. niger and A. flavus using agroindustrial residues as substract and evaluated the effect of these enzymes on cellulose pulp biobleaching p...

    Authors: Nelciele Cavalieri de Alencar Guimaraes, Michele Sorgatto, Simone de Carvalho Peixoto-Nogueira, Jorge Henrique Almeida Betini, Fabiana Fonseca Zanoelo, Maria Rita Marques, Maria de Lourdes Teixeira de Moraes Polizeli and Giovana C Giannesi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:380
  5. The focuses of this study were to investigate the effect of sodium montmorillonite clay (MMT-Na) content on the physical properties and extent of enzymatic hydrolysis Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA): Starch (S): Carbo...

    Authors: Mohammad Taghi Taghizadeh, Narges Sabouri and Babak Ghanbarzadeh
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:376
  6. Biocatalysis based effluent treatment has outclassed the presently favored physico-chemical treatments due to nil sludge production and monetary savings. Azo dyes are commonly employed in the leather industry ...

    Authors: Sadhanandam Preethi, Ayyappan Anumary, Meiyazhagan Ashokkumar and Palanisamy Thanikaivelan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:341
  7. The accurate measurements on density of the binary mixtures of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and sodium dodecyl sulphate in pure water and in methanol(1) + water (2) mixed solvent media containing (0.10, 0.20...

    Authors: Ajaya Bhattarai, Sujeet Kumar Chatterjee and Tulasi Prasad Niraula
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:280
  8. Sorption of aspartic and glutamic aminoacids by regeneration of calcined hydrotalcite is reported. Hydrotalcite was synthesized by coprecipitation and calcined at 773 K. Sorption experiments were performed at ...

    Authors: Fabiano Silvério, Márcio José dos Reis, Jairo Tronto and João Barros Valim
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:211
  9. Centella asiatica is a well-known medicinal plant, produces large amount of triterpenoid saponins, collectively known as centelloids, with a wide-spectrum of pharmacological applications. Various strategies have...

    Authors: Vadlapudi Kumar, Chethan S Kumar, Gajula Hari, Nayana K Venugopal, Poornima D Vijendra and Giridhara Basappa B
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:189
  10. Aspergillus oryzae was used to enhance the mobilization of antioxidants of soybean matrix along with garlic as a co-substrate by modulating polyphenolic substances during solid-state fermentation. Mobilized poly...

    Authors: Ahmed Ibrahim El-Batal, Abd-Algawad M Hashem and Noha M Abdelbaky
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:129
  11. The excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) are transmembrane proteins responsible for the uptake of (S)-glutamate from the synaptic cleft. To date, five subtypes EAAT1-5 have been identified for which selecti...

    Authors: Tri HV Huynh, Charles S Demmer, Bjarke Abrahamsen, Emil Marcher, Mikael Frykman, Anders A Jensen and Lennart Bunch
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:112
  12. The photostabilization of polystyrene (PS) films by 2,3-dihydro-(5-mercapto-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-phenyl-2-(substituted)-1,3,4-oxazepine-4,7-dione compounds was investigated. PS films containing concentration ...

    Authors: Emad Yousif, Ayad Hameed, Nadia Salih, Jumat Salimon and Bashar Mudhaffar Abdullah
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:104
  13. The standard molar enthalpy of combustion (Δc H o m) and formation (Δf H o m) of quaternary ammonium tetrachlorozincate [n-CnH2n+1N(CH3)3]2ZnCl4 have been determined for the hydrocarbon chain length from even num...

    Authors: Biyan Ren, Shuying Zhang, Bei Ruan, Kezhong Wu and Jianjun Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:98
  14. Chitosan is a marine-derived product that has been widely used in clinical applications, especially in skin reconstruction. The mammalian scaffolds derived from bovine and porcine material have many limitation...

    Authors: Abu Bakar Mohd Hilmi, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Asma Hassan, Chin Keong Lim, Kartini Noorsal and Ismail Zainol
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:79
  15. Macroporous polymer supported nanoparticles of copper(I) iodide catalyst and macroporous polymer supported azide reagent were used to simplify the synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted-1H-1,2,3-triazoles from various be...

    Authors: Mosadegh Keshavarz, Nasir Iravani, Abdolmohammad Ghaedi, Amanollah Zarei Ahmady, Masoumeh Vafaei-Nezhad and Sara Karimi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:64
  16. Extracts of Chaetomium globosum EF18, isolated as endophytic fungus from Withania somnifera, were found effective against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Ethyl acetate and methanol extracts were more effective than hex...

    Authors: Susheel Kumar, Nutan Kaushik and Peter Proksch
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:37
  17. Four novel unsymmetrical β-diketiminates 2-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)amino-4-(phenyl)imino-2-pentene (4a), 2-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)amino-4-(4-methylphenyl)imino-2-pentene (4b), 2-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)amino-4-(4-m...

    Authors: Siddappa A Patil, Phillip A Medina, Joseph W Ziller and Bradley D Fahlman
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:32
  18. The kinetics of the oxidation of two tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) namely, imipramine (IMP) and clomipramine (CLM) with sodium N-chloro-p-toluenesulfonamide or chloramine-T (CAT) in HClO4 medium was studied at ...

    Authors: Anu Sukhdev and Puttaswamy Puttaswamy
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:30
  19. This study was conducted to characterize and explore the endophytic fungi of selected plants from the Western Himalayas for their bioactive potential. A total of 72 strains of endophytic fungi were isolated an...

    Authors: Masroor Qadri, Sarojini Johri, Bhahwal A Shah, Anamika Khajuria, Tabasum Sidiq, Surrinder K Lattoo, Malik Z Abdin and Syed Riyaz-Ul-Hassan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:8
  20. The outstanding electrical and mechanical properties of graphene make it very attractive for several applications, Nanoelectronics above all. However a reproducible and non destructive way to produce high qual...

    Authors: Marco Piazzi, Luca Croin, Ettore Vittone and Giampiero Amato
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2012 1:52
  21. Sixteen different mould cultures viz. Aspergillus, Alternaria, Arthroderma, Trichoderma, Fusarium, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Chochliobolus were isolated from the soil samples of Qatar by serial dilution method. T...

    Authors: Bilqees Fatima and Sikander Ali
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2012 1:32