Journal of Chemistry and Applications

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim
Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim

is a Professor of Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. His research interests are in fields of research regarding air pollution, air quality management, various techniques,QA protocols to improve and develop sampling, analytical methodologies of heavy metals, hazardous gaseous pollutants, and volatile/semi-volatile/odorant species.

Dr. Moon-Young Yoon
Dr. Moon-Young Yoon

is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Chemistry, Hanyang Univ, Seoul, Korea. He also holds key positions as Member of a Review Board at National Research foundation of Korea. His research focused on Development of Functional Peptides and Nucleic acid aptamers as Ultra-Sensitive Diagnostics and Therapeutics mainly towards Anthrax, Cancer and Infectious diseases.

Dr. Art A. Rodriguez
Dr. Art A. Rodriguez

is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University, North Carolina, USA. His research group is interested in using dynamic NMR techniques to probe molecular interactions and/or complexations in macromolecules of biological significance. A second objective is the development of empirical relations via NMR measurements for describing molecular dynamics in liquids.

Dr. Shubhender Kapila
Dr. Shubhender Kapila

is the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) Endowed Professor at the Missouri University Science and Technology, Missouri, USA. His research interests have spanned a wide range of topics covering design and development of selective detectors for chromatography, method developments for determination of pollutants, residual chemicals, biomarkers and pharmaceuticals in varied matrices.

Dr. Yu Yang
Dr. Yu Yang

is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University, USA. His research program is to eliminate the use of toxic organic solvents in extraction, chromatography, environmental remediation & chemical processes. His research interests include subcritical water extraction & chromatography, chemical solubility & stability in subcritical water, & separation & analysis of species from environmental & herbal matrices

Dr. Mohammad S. Mubarak
Dr. Mohammad S. Mubarak

is a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Jordan, Jordan. His research program is broadly based on synthetic organic chemistry, especially the synthesis of compounds with expected biological activity in addition to work that involves synthesis & sorption properties of chelating polymers.

Dr. Mohammed Khair Hourani
Dr. Mohammed Khair Hourani

is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Jordan, Jordan. The interests of Professor Hourani involve applications of electroanalytical techniques and fabrication of new electrodes for solving analytical problems.

Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Alawi
Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Alawi

is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Jordan, Jordan. His areas of research interest includes development of analytical procedures in the field of Trace Analysis using HPLC with UV (DAD), Fluorescence and Electrochemical Detectors & GC with ECD, FID, and NPD, GC/MS and Trace Analysis of environmental pollutants.

Dr. Fatma Sevin
Dr. Fatma Sevin

is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research group is focusing on the application of computational methods to current chemical problems of a widerange of biomolecular structures with DFT, QSAR and docking studies and also experimentally on the chemistry of highenergy reactive intermediates such as atomic carbon, carbenes.

Dr. Lin Du
Dr. Lin Du

is a Professor in the Environment Research Institute at Shandong University, China. His research interests include spectroscopy, atmospheric chemistry, reaction kinetics and dynamics. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Leuven in Belgium and later a postdoctoral researcher at University of Copenhagen. He obtained his PhD from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Ruimao Hua
Dr. Ruimao Hua

is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research activities focus on development of the efficient synthetic methods, design and synthesis of functional organic molecules applied as liquid crystals and bioactive molecules.

Dr. Gunay Kibarer
Dr. Gunay Kibarer

is a Professor at Department of Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research interest, mainly focused on Plasma Initiated Polymerization, Kinetics & modeling of immobilized enzyme onto a matrix, Microbial degradation of Synthetic Polymers, Enzymatic Polymerization of Certain Phenol Derivatives, Kinetics & modeling of enzymatic oxidative polymerization & Terpolymerization.

Dr. David Smithrud
Dr. David Smithrud

is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, USA. His research group currently uses mimetic chemistry to investigate the intricate interplay that exist between functional groups at protein binding domains in order to determine the underlying forces that give proteins their unique ability to recognize molecules and to develop novel synthetic devices and new therapies.

Dr. Xiyun (Richard) Guan
Dr. Xiyun (Richard) Guan

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. His recent research focus is to develop nanopore technique for various applications in biotechnology at the single molecule level. He is especially interested in the development of biosensors for bio-defense chemicals, environmental pollutants, toxins, DNA and protein molecules.

Dr. Jianguo Shao
Dr. Jianguo Shao

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Midwestern State University in Texas, USA. His research interests include the electrochemistry and UV-visible and IR spectroelectrochemistry of macrocyclic complexes such as phthalocyanines, porphyrins, porphyrazines and corroles. Other areas of his active research are in analytical chemistry and zeolite catalysis.

Dr. Robert C. Richter
Dr. Robert C. Richter

is an Associate Professor at Chicago State University where he develops & coordinates research projects involving microwave-enhanced chemistry, USA. He has also served as product manager for Milestone’s microwave clean chemistry, served as a consultant on a wide range of corporate & governmental projects-developing microwave-assisted methods for a variety of applications.

Dr. Ayssar Nahle
Dr. Ayssar Nahle

is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Sharjah, UAE. He held a position of Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, & currently, he is the Coordinator of “Corrosion Prevention & Control Research Center”. His research interests are Corrosion & protection of metals, Electrodeposition & Electrochemistry of metals & Anodic Stripping Voltammetry.

Dr. Ihsan A. Shehadi
Dr. Ihsan A. Shehadi

is an Associate Professor at University of Sharjah (UAE). He graduated from Northeastern University, Boston. Part of his research is focusing on studying the role of remote residues in enzyme catalysis and predicting the function of Structural Genomics proteins of unknown function. His research group uses computational tools and techniques for drug design and discovery.

Dr. Simon Watts
Dr. Simon Watts

is an Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore and a NERI Scientist. He has spent many years concerned with the sources, chemistry and fates of reduced sulfur compounds in the atmosphere. He is particularly interested in the effects of these compounds on climate and human health.

Dr. Xinhua Shu
Dr. Xinhua Shu

is an Associate Professor in Vision Science at the Deaprtment of Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. His research is focused on understanding of the disease mechanisms of retinal degeneration & on development therapeutic strategies to treat patients with retinal diseases. He is also associated with toxicity study of chemicals on cells and zebrafish.

Dr. Suresh Valiyaveettil
Dr. Suresh Valiyaveettil

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore. His areas of research includes Organic & polymer synthesis, biopolymers & their applications, biomineralization & biomaterials, nanomaterials, nanosafety, nanomedicine and adsorbents for water purification.

Dr. Shahed U.M. Khan
Dr. Shahed U.M. Khan

is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Duquesne University, USA. His research expertise is Electrochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry. He has completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Flinders University of South Australia.

Dr. Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy
Dr. Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy

is an Associate Professor in Chemistry of Medicinal plant Department, National Research Center, Egypt. He is working in the field of natural products chemistry from ten years ago & he had a strong experience in the isolation, purification and identification of natural compounds form medicinal plants or marine organisms using high technique for identification (1D and 2D NMR

Dr. Yang Liu
Dr. Yang Liu

is an Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, China. His current research is focused on electroanalytical chemistry, nanomaterial electrochemistry and biosensors. He received his B. S. degree from Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology in 2001, and Ph. D. from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006.

Dr. Pavel Pazdera
Dr. Pavel Pazdera

is an Associate Professor of organic chemistry at Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and head of the Centre for the Syntheses at Sustainable Conditions and their Management of the same faculty. His research area mainly covers the sustainability in chemistry and chemical industry, green chemistry, general organic synthesis.

Dr. Xinyan Wang
Dr. Xinyan Wang

is an Associate Professor in the department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Her research focus on development of novel methods for organic reactions using metal catalysts, development of the methods for the synthesis of N-containing heterocycles and application to total synthesis of natural products.

Dr. Zhang Dawei
Dr. Zhang Dawei

is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His main research focus is computational study of biomolecules and to explore the medicinal benefits of tropical fruits, especially parts that are usually thrown away after consuming the flesh.

Dr. Tapas Kar
Dr. Tapas Kar

is a Research Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, USA. His research interest includes in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Hydrogen & Di-hydrogen Bonds in different media, Proton transfer process at Ground and Excited states, Coordination chemistry -Organometallic compounds & Chemical Bonding using Boys localization.

Dr. Ajith Karunarathne
Dr. Ajith Karunarathne

is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo, USA. His research group focuses on engineering and application of light sensing protein domains to optically control signaling in confined regions of single living cells. He employs these sub-cellular optogenetics approaches to control, interrogate & understand pathologically important polarized cell behaviors.

Dr. Tianzhi Yang
Dr. Tianzhi Yang

is an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in Husson University School of Pharmacy. She has a strong research background in noninvasive delivery of macromolecular drugs as well as drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier. Her current research interest focuses on development of polymeric biomaterials and novel nanoparticulate systems for drug delivery, especially for the treatment of brain diseases.

Dr. Xing Wang
Dr. Xing Wang

is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. His research area mainly covers Programming synthetic biomolecules to fabricate novel nanostructures/devices that work for sensors, drug delivery systems, and biophysical studies of protein-protein and other macromolecular interactions at the single molecule level.

Dr. Przemyslaw Andrzejewski
Dr. Przemyslaw Andrzejewski

is the Assistant Professor at Faculty of Chemistry of Adam Mickiewicz University of Pozna?, Poland. His research area covers petroleum products contamination of soil and water, contamination of soil and water by remains of explosives, byproducts formation (including DBPs) as the result of application of strong oxidants in water and wastewater treatment.

Dr. Jackson D. Leow
Dr. Jackson D. Leow

is an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan. His research interest, mainly includes Organic Chemistry, Transition Metal Catalysis and Asymmetric Catalysis. I received both my undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the tutelage of Prof. Choon-Hong Tan in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Dr. Mohamed El-Naggar
Dr. Mohamed El-Naggar

is an Assistant Professor at The Chemistry Department, The College of Science, Sharjah University (UAE). His areas of interest is Organic chemistry, Natural product chemistry and Environmental chemistry.

Dr. Saifeldin M. Siddeeg
Dr. Saifeldin M. Siddeeg

is an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Sudan Academy of Sciences, Sudan. He obtained his PhD from The University of Manchester, UK. His current research aims to get insight into environmental chemistry & geochemical association of natural radionuclides & stable elements in the aquatic environment. This will be explored using samples from real environment followed by modelling tools.

Dr. Kyeremeh Kwaku
Dr. Kyeremeh Kwaku

is a Lecturer in the chemistry department, University of Ghana, West Africa. His research interest includes characterizing biologically active molecules from marine invertebrates, marine derived bacteria and fungi, Study of the physicochemical properties of various metabolites and Screening of C. elegans against various bioactive compounds derived from Ghanaian organisms.

Dr. Hai Deng
Dr. Hai Deng

is a Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen, UK. His research is mainly focused on novel natural product scaffold, developing a new and sensitive organofluorine detection method, tracing biosynthesis pathways, identifying novel enzyme activities in secondary metabolism, and enzyme mechanism.

Dr. Xiao Wang
Dr. Xiao Wang

is an Instructor in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, USA. His research interests include photoredox reactions, asymmetric catalysis, organofluorine chemistry, continuous-flow manufacturing, green chemical processes and scalable synthesis of bioactive natural products.

Dr. Rajesh V.C.R.N. Chennam shetti
Dr. Rajesh V.C.R.N. Chennam shetti

 is a Research Scientist, Chem Master International Inc, New York, USA. His research focuses on organic/ medicinal chemistry in the discovery and development of anti-cancer, anti-tubercular and anti-malarial drugs, PET-imaging agents, neuroscience, organophosphate chemistry, multi-step synthetic organic chemistry, and development of novel enzyme mediated enantioselective