Senior Academic Specialist of X-ray Crystallography
Michigan State University
578 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 353-1074
Ph.D., Chemistry; December 1989
The University of Toledo
Bachelor of Science, 5/11/85
Central Michigan University
Senior Academic Specialist of X-ray Crystallography (5-1-2014) to present)
(Academic Specialist of X-ray Crystallography (7-2-07 to 5-1-2014)
Harvard University (7-14-96 to 6-22-07)
University Crystallographer, U of Idaho (5-22-95 to 7-14-96)
Senior Research Associate Texas A&M (1-90 to 5-22-95)
CNS Distinguished Academic Staff Award, MSU 2014Invited Speaker , Department of Chemistry, Grand Valley State University, Applications of X-ray Crystallographic Techniques. A tool to Help Answer Chemical Questions. Feb 2017.
Invited Speaker, American Crystallographic Annual Meeting, Crystallography for Undergraduate Research Universities through Collaborations. July 2016
Invited Speaker , Department of Chemistry, MSU, Applications of X-ray Crystallographic Techniques. A tool to Help Answer Chemical Questions.
Webinar Speaker, Crystal Growth and Mounting, 2010, Bruker AXS, http://www.bruker-webinars.com
President of Small Molecules, Special Interest Group, (SIG) American Crystallographic Association (2010)
Invited Instructor for Summer School, X-ray Crystallography for Industrial and Academic Chemists (2007)
Distinguished Service Metal, Harvard University, Department of Chemistry 2007
Workshop Instructor at Bruker/MIT Symposium (2006)
Invited Instructor for Summer School, X-ray Crystallography for Industrial Chemists, (2005).
President of Service Crystallography, Special Interest Group, (SIG) American Crystallographic Association (2002, 2003, 2014)
President of Industry, Special Interest Group, (SIG) American Crystallographic Association (2015)
Memberships in ACS, ACA, AAAS, AAPS and Protein Society Review proposals for General Science's proposal cycle, at the ALS. Sixteen proposal cycles have been done to date.
Publication of over 250 papers in peer reviewed Journals
Recent interests involve the development of crystallization techniques and procedures that can provide single crystals of small organic or inorganic compounds quickly and efficiently. This includes the formation of a laboratory section of the x-ray course to include crystal growing of simple organic compounds and expansion to Macromolecular X-ray Diffraction.
Tools utilized and interpreted in research include: X-ray Analysis (CCD area, P4, P3, CAD4 & AFC5); Molecular Modeling (CAChe, MM2, Fenske Hall); Multinuclear NMR; Atomic force microscopy; electron microscopy; powder diffraction; Electrochemical Techniques; UV-Vis, IR and GC & FAB Mass Spectroscopy; Schlenk line, inert atmosphere synthesis.
Lecturer in X-ray Crystallography
Manager Crystallographic Laboratory
University of Idaho
Manager Single-Crystals X-ray Diffraction Laboratory
Texas A&M University
Supervised research activities in Dr. J. P. Fackler’s group
University of Toledo