Chemistry Department

Dr. Charles C. Chusuei

Dr. Charles C. Chusuei CONTACT INFO:

E-mail: Charles.Chusuei@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615)
898-2079
Office: Wiser-Patten Science Hall, Room 100B
P.O. Box : 390

EDUCATION/INTERESTS: (web page)
(2010) Ph.D., George Mason University (1997). Associated Western Universities Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (1997-2000). Previous appointments: Research Chemist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Geocenters, Inc.; Senior Research Scientist and Director of Ultrahigh Vacuum Laboratory, Colorado State University; Assistant Professor, Missouri S&T.

The theme of our research pertains to understanding molecular-scale processes that govern the binding of nanoparticles to solid surfaces (e.g., metal oxides, carbon nanomaterials) in aqueous solution environments and influences of interfacial structure to chemical reactivity, important for applications in environmental remediation, chemical and biological sensing, and catalysis. Our laboratory is equipped with a PHI 560 X-ray photoelectron and Auger electron spectrometer. Courses taught: Bioanalytical Chemistry (CHEM 4550/4551), Intro General Chemistry (CHEM 1010), and Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry II Lab (CHEM 4341).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (full listing)

Chen, W.; Ercal, N.; Huynh, T.; Volkov, A.; Chusuei, C.C. "Characterizing N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and N-acetylcysteine Amide (NACA) Binding for Lead Poisoning Treatment." J. Colloid Interface Sci. 371, 144–149 (2012).

Chusuei, C.C.; Wayu, M. "Characterizing Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Improved Fabrication in Aqueous Solution Environments."  In Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Book 5.  J.M. Marulanda, Ed. InTech, 2011, pp.55-66. (ISBN 978-953-307-499-3).

Kayhan, E.; Andonova, S.M.; Senturk, G.S.; Chusuei, C.C.; Ozensoy, E. "Fe Promoted NO x Storage Materials: Structural Properties and NO x Uptake." J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 357-369 ( 2010).

McPhail, M.R.; Sells, J.A.; He, Z.; Chusuei, C.C. "Charging Nanowalls: Adjusting the Carbon Nanotube Isoelectric Point via Surface Functionalization." J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 14102-14109 ( 2009).