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UIC – Department of Chemical Engineering, 810 S. Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607

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Postdoctoral University of Texas, Austin

Ph.D. University of Vermont

B.S. Juniata College


Electron transfer in dye sensitized solar cells

Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)

Cyclic voltammetry

Deep eutectic solvents

Pollution monitoring and reduction in the Lake Calumet Area, lichen

President, Southeast Environmental Task Force Board of Directors

Member, American Chemical Society

2010, Co-PI, NSF – $279,990 – “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer at Chicago State University” 

2008, Co-PI, NSF – $354,536 – “MRI: Acquisition of a state of the art scanning electron microscope at Chicago State University on Chicago’s far Southside”

2008, Co-PI, DOD-ARL – $1,400,000 – “Development of flexible solar cell for man-portable power generator”

2008, PI, ACS-PRF – $35,000 – “An Electrochemical Investigation of Small Molecule Mimics of Multicopper Oxidases

  1. A mechanistic investigation of di-tert-butyl nitroxide using scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) McKay, L.; LeSuer, R. J.; Electrochimica Acta 2008, 53, 8305. Click here
  2. Electrochemistry in Deep Eutectic Solvents. Nkuku, C. A.; LeSuer R. J. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2007, 111(46), 13271. Click here