His research interests are in the fields of metals in medicine, bioinorganic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and materials.

Research Interests:

  • Designing Biomedical Reagents for
    • Dissolution of A-beta plaques in Alzheimer's Disease
    • Photoactivated Nanoparticles for Atherosclerosis
    • Systems That Attack Toxic Biofilms
    • Fundamental Synthesis and Design of Multi-radical Systems
  • Using Spectroscopy to Probe
    • Mechanistic Evaluation of Photoinduced Diradical Formation
    • Electron Transfer Through Solar Energy Converting Nanofilms
    • Photoinduced Biochemical Mechanisms in Gene Expression
  • Novel Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Materials
    • Synthesis of Nanosystems in Polymer Film: Nanoelectronics
    • Development of Energy Storage/Conversion Nanoarchitectures
    • Nanomaterial-templated All Carbon Polygons


  • Design of Diradical Generators as Agents for Biological Substrates
  • Gene Expression and Antibiotic Biosynthesis
  • Synthesis and Mechanisms of Light Harvesting Photoreagents
  • Developing Hybrid Nanomaterials for Energy and Nanomedicine

Subject areas:

  • Inorganic
  • Materials
Chemistry, Chemistry
PhD, Michigan State University, 1993
BS, State University of New York College at Geneseo, 1988