Biography

Academic Positions

  • July 2015-present: Associate Dean of Research, Office of Research at San José State University
  • 2012-July 2015: Chair of the Department of Chemistry at San José State University
  • 2012-July 2015: Director of Nuclear Science at San José State University
  • 2011-July 2015: Professor at San José State University
  • 2008-2011: Associate Professor at San José State University
  • 2004-2008: Assistant Professor at San José State University
  • 2001-2004: Teaching Post-Doctoral Scholar with Professor James P. Riehl at the University of Minnesota Duluth

Education

  • 1996-2001: Ph.D. in Coordination Chemistry with Professor Jean-Claude G. Bünzli at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland: Stability and Photophysical Properties of Lanthanide Complexes with Chiral Tridentate Ligands
  • 1995-1996: NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) Risk Instructor at the ETSAA (Ecole des Techniciens de Sécurité de l'Armée de l'Air) during the National Service, Cazaux, France
  • 1995: DEA diploma (One-year Post-Master Degree) of the Transition Metal Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • 1994: M.S. in Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • 1993: B.S. in Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • 1992: DEUG Diploma in Science (Associate of Science), University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

Honors

  • 2014: Green Chemistry Award for 2013-2014 Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) Chemistry Club Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. L. Cheruzel)
  • 2014: Commendable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2013-2014 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. L. Cheruzel)
  • 2014: SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation Award of Merit (Undergraduate Research Mentor)
  • 2013: Recognized as an ACS Ambassador for promoting the value of chemists and chemistry to the community by the ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications
  • 2013: Commendable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2012-2013 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. L. Cheruzel)
  • 2009: SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation Award of Merit (Undergraduate Research Mentor)
  • 2009: Honorable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2008-2009 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. B. M. Stone)
  • 2008: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation)
  • 2008: SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation Award of Merit (Undergraduate Research Mentor)
  • 2008: Honorable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2007-2008 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. J. Logan)
  • 2007: SJSU Research Foundation's 2006-2007 Early Career Investigator Award
  • 2007: SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation Award of Merit (Undergraduate Research Mentor)
  • 2007: Honorable Mention ACS Chapter Award for 2006-2007 SAACS Activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. J. Logan)
  • 1994: ERASMUS Fellowship