Our group is known for its activity in the area of ionic liquids (ILs). Ionic liquids are simply salts that melt at low temperatures, “low” usually being construed to be < 100 oC.

Our main thrust areas at the moment involve ongoing work to use ILs as aids in chemical separations, especially those involving gasses.

A very recent addition to our research portfolio involves the identification, isolation, and characterization of naturally occurring ionic liquids.

Past Affiliations

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
1986 - 1989

Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Alabama

Chemistry, University of South Alabama

Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama (past)

PhD, Vanderbilt University, Inorganic Chemistry, 1986
AB, University of North Alabama , Industrial Chemistry, 1982
chemical sciences