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Biography

Stefan is a native of Sumter, SC. He obtained his B.S in chemistry from the College of Charleston. Stefan attended graduate school at Louisiana State University. His dissertation is entitled “Trans-Positioning Carbons within Strained Caged Bicyclic (s): ROM/RCM (Ring-Opening/Ring-Closing Metathesis) and Dieckmann Condensation Routes to Cis-Decalin Infrastructure”. Stefan completed a short postdoctoral stint with Herman O. Sintim at the University of Maryland, followed by an appointment as an NSF-PREM Path to Professorship fellow at Hampton University. In the August 2017, Stefan started as an assistant professor at Alcorn State University in the department of Chemistry and Physics.


Education

  • B.S..: College of Charleston; Charleston, SC 2007
  • Ph.D.: Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA 2015
  • Post-doc: University of Maryland, College Park, MD 2015; Hampton University, Hampton, VA 2016

Research

We are invested in leading contemporary efforts in exploiting light in chemical applications particularly with organic molecules. Current interest lies in exploiting the novel “T-shaped” conformer of azohetereoarenes in photo-controlled synthesis of small organic molecules, and in the preparation of novel materials.

  • Organic
  • Material science
  • Computational
  • Biomedical
  • Polymers
  • Organic Photovoltaics


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