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Prof. Alexander Samokhvalov

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

Earlier Publications

My Research. Students interested in research with Dr. Samokhvalov should send him an e-mail.  

My Teaching  Course materials on the Sakai website of Rutgers University:
PChem I Classes and PChem I Labs of Fall 2010;
PChem II Classes and PChem II Labs of Spring 2011;
PChem I Classes and PChem I Labs of Fall 2011 (in progress).
Required book for PChem I and II Classes is: "Physical Chemistry", Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula, 8th edition, W.H. Freeman & Co., 2006, ISBN 0716787598. Link to book's webpage. Used copies can be purchased at low cost at Rutgers Camden Bookstore or online at www.half.com. Those sources are mere suggestions, but not an endorsement in any way. Other editions of course Book are acceptable, consult the instructor.

News

03-05-14. Tyler Butler has made his graduate research M.S. Presentation at the seminar in Chemistry Department. Congratulations, Tyler!
02-26-14. Undergraduate researcher Mihir Mehta has been awarded the Collier Research Grant in Chemistry to work in my group in the Spring 2014 semester. Congratulations, Mihir!
02-25-14. Our paper "Production of Hydrogen by Glycerol Photoreforming Using Binary Nitrogen–Metal-Promoted N-M-TiO2 Photocatalysts" by Sean Taylor, Mihir Mehta and Alexander Samokhvalov has been published in the ChemPhysChem Journal. Congratulations, Sean and Mihir!
12-28-13. Book chapter written by me "Modern nanocrystalline TiO2-based promoted photocatalysts for water splitting" has been published in "Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials", available now. Link.
09-30-13. Tyler Butler joined our group as M.S. Chemistry graduate student. Welcome, Tyler!
06-07-13. I presented results of our research at the bi-annual 23-rd meeting of North American Catalysis Society (NAM). "Hydrogen via Photocatalysis with Metal-Nonmetal Binary Promoted TiO2", by Sean Taylor and Alexander Samokhvalov. Link.
06-03-13. I presented results of our research at the bi-annual 23-rd meeting of North American Catalysis Society (NAM). "Mechanisms of Adsorptive Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels with Cu-MOF by Experiment and Simulation", by Muslum Demir, Michael L. McKee, and Alexander Samokhvalov. Link.
05-03-13. I authored the Chapter titled "Modern nanocrystalline TiO2-based promoted photocatalysts for water splitting" that was accepted for publication in the "Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials" by Nova Science Publishers.
04-18-13. My undergraduate student Sean Taylor presented a poster with our research at the Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), Rutgers University Camden. Congratulations, Sean!
04-16-13. Graduate student Muslum Demir from my research lab received a fellowship from the Graduate School of Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University Camden. Congratulations, Muslum!
04-15-13. The new book "Liquid Fuels: Types, Properties and Production" where I authored the Chapter "Ultradeep Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels by Adsorption under the Ambient Conditions: Active Sites and Molecular Mechanisms", link was on display at the 3rd Celebration of Camden Campus Faculty and Staff Authors Exhibition and Reception, first floor lounge in the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers Camden, April 15, 2013 during free period 12:00 - 1:20 PM.
04-11-13. Muslum Demir has defended with distinction his research-track M.S. Thesis based on his work in my group. Congratulations, Muslum!
04-04-13. Morgan Goldberg (Zielinski) has successfully defended her research-track M.S. Thesis based on her work in my group. Congratulations, Morgan!
03-18-13. Results of our research are scheduled to be presented at the bi-annual 23-rd meeting of North American Catalysis Society (NAM) in June 2013. The North American Catalysis Society (NACS) meeting is the most prestigious meeting for the catalysis community outside of the International Congress on Catalysis. Title of our Poster is "Mechanisms of Adsorptive Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels with Cu-MOF by Experiment and Simulation", by Muslum Demir, Michael L. McKee, and Alexander Samokhvalov.
03-18-13. Results of our research are scheduled to be presented at the bi-annual 23-rd meeting of North American Catalysis Society (NAM) in June 2013. The North American Catalysis Society (NACS) meeting is the most prestigious meeting for the catalysis community outside of the International Congress on Catalysis. Title of our Talk is "Hydrogen via Photocatalysis with Metal-Nonmetal Binary Promoted TiO2", by Sean Taylor and Alexander Samokhvalov.
03-13-13. Jun Dai has made his graduate research M.S. Presentation at the seminar in Chemistry Department. Congratulations, Jun!
01-11-13. Mihir Mehta joins our group as undergraduate research Chemistry student. Welcome, Mihir!
12-20-12. Jun  Dai joined our group as M.S. Chemistry graduate student. Welcome, Jun!
12-17-12. My presentation (paper 460g, link) at the Annual AIChE Meeting in Pittsburgh was identified as a “Best Presentation” of the session.
10-31-2012. Our research has been presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Link.
10-30-2012. Our research has been presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Link
10-27-2012. Our paper "Reactive Adsorption of Hydrogen Sulfide by Promoted Sorbents Cu-ZnO/SiO2: Active Sites by Experiment and Simulation" has been published in Surface and Interface Analysis Journal, DOI 10.1002/sia.5174.
08-21-2012. Our research has been presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Philadelphia, PA, USA. Link.     Another link
07-19-2012. My paper "Desulfurization of Real and Model Liquid Fuels Using Light: Photocatalysis and Photochemistry" has been published in Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering (Cat. Rev.)  Link. With its high impact factor of 7.87, Cat. Rev. is one of the most highly cited and respected journals in the field of Catalysis.
04-30-2012. My undergraduate researcher Sean Taylor has been awarded the John C. Collier Research Grant in Chemistry to work with me in the Summer 2012 semester. Congratulations, Sean!
04-19-2012. My undergraduate student Chand Marvania presented a poster with our research at the Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), Rutgers University, Camden. Congratulations, Chand!
04-19-2012. My undergraduate student Sean Taylor presented a poster with our research at the Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), Rutgers University, Camden. Congratulations, Sean!
04-04-2012. My graduate student Muslum Demir presented a seminar on his graduate studies towards M.S. degree in Chemistry at Chemistry Department of Rutgers Camden. Congratulations, Muslum!
04-03-2012. I and my graduate student Morgan Goldberg represented Chemistry Department at the 2-nd Annual Academic Major Fair of the Future Scholars Program at Rutgers Camden.
03-23-2012. The new book "Liquid Fuels: Types, Properties and Production" where I authored the Chapter "Ultradeep Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels by Adsorption under the Ambient Conditions: Active Sites and Molecular Mechanisms", link is on display at the 2012 Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors of Rutgers University, linkMarch 23 - April 30, 2012 at the Alexander Library, Rutgers University - New Brunswick. It is also featured at the website of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers Camden, link.
03-05-2012. My graduate student Morgan Goldberg presented a seminar on her graduate studies towards M.S. degree in Chemistry at Chemistry Department of Rutgers Camden. Congratulations, Morgan!
02-23-2012. My graduate student Muslum Demir presented a poster at the 12th Annual Student Poster Session
of the Philadelphia local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Temple University, Philadelphia. Link. Congratulations, Muslum!
02-23-2012. My graduate student Morgan Goldberg presented a poster at the 12th Annual Student Poster Session
of the Philadelphia local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Temple University, Philadelphia. Link. Congratulations, Morgan!
02-23-2012. I authored the Chapter "Ultradeep Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels by Adsorption under the Ambient Conditions: Active Sites and Molecular Mechanisms" in the Book "Liquid Fuels: Types, Properties and Production". This book is available at the publisher. Link
02-07-2012. I presented the invited talk at Rutgers Energy Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Rutgers - New Brunswick. Link.
12-13-2011. The story about an international M.S. Chemistry student Muslum Demir working in my research group is posted on the website of Media Relations of Rutgers University, December 13, 2011. Muslum is the recipient of prestigious scholarship from Turkey's Ministry of National Education. Link. Congratulations, Muslum!
11-07-2011. Undergraduate student Sean Taylor working in my group has been awarded the Sandy Stewart Research Grant in Chemistry to perform research with me in the Spring 2012 semester. Congratulations, Sean!
07-26-2011. Our article "Note: Heated Sample Platform for in-situ Temperature-Programmed XPS" was published in Review of Scientific Instruments Journal, doi:10.1063/1.3615308.
07-21-2011. My research is featured in "Rutgers Today - Focus" of July 21, 201. Link.
06-30-2011. Our article "Note: Heated Sample Platform for in-situ Temperature-Programmed XPS" was accepted to publication in Review of Scientific Instruments RSI, the Journal of American Institute of Physics (API). The RSI is the second most highly cited Journal in Instruments & Instrumentation.
06-29-2011. Our research is featured in the recent issue of Rutgers University Faculty & Staff Bulletin of June 29, 2011.
06-10-2011. Our research is featured in the recent issue of the periodical "On Campus: News from Rutgers-Camden" of June 10, 2011.
06-05-2011. Our work is presented at prestigious North American Catalysis Society 22-nd Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, June 5-10, 2011. Link.
05-16-2011. My article "Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Reactions of Sulfur Aromatic Compounds" was accepted to publication in ChemPhysChem, A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, the sister journal of the Angewandte Chemie International Edition.  
05-12-2011. New Funding received. Cottrell College Science Award 2011, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Primary Investigator.
04-28-2011. New Funding received.  Research Council Grant 2011, Rutgers University. Primary Investigator.
04-14-2011.  Our Poster at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), Rutgers University, Camden.
03-29-2011. My Chapter titled "Ultradeep Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels by Adsorption under the Ambient Conditions: Active Sites and Molecular Mechanisms" was accepted for publication in the Book "Liquid Fuels: Types, Properties and Production" by Nova Publishers. The Book will be published in the 4-th quarter of 2011.

Contact:    E-mail: alexsam@camden.rutgers.edu.    Office Phone: 856-225-6282

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