Willard E. Collier

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Email:  wcollier@mytu.tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-724-4490
Office: Carver Hall Rm 53

Mississippi State University, B.S Chemistry, 1993
Mississippi State University, M.S.Theoretical Chemistry, 2000
Mississippi State University, Ph.D.Theo. Org. Chemistry, 2009


Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tuskegee University,  2012– Present
Instructor of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, 2008 – 2012
Lecturer of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, 2007 – 2008

  • Nanoparticles (Synthesis and Applications)
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Teaching and Learning Methodologies


  • The Potential of Band[N]calicenes as Carbon Dioxide Hosts. Collier, W. E. and Ratanadachanakin, T. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Networks 2013, (Volume 2 Special Issue 1), 112-117.
  • Robust and Reproducible Quantification of SERS Enhancement Factors Using a Combination of Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy and Solvent Internal Reference Method. Ameer, F.; Hu, W.; Ansar, S.; Siriwardana, K.; Collier, W. E.; Zou, S.; Zhang, D. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 3483- 3488.
  • Determination of Colloidal Gold Nanoparticle Surface Areas, Concentrations, and Sizes through Quantitative Ligand Adsorption. Gadogbe, M.; Ansar, S. M.; He, G.; Collier, W. E.; Rodriguez, J.; Liu, D.; Chu, I-W.; Zhang, D. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2013, 405, 413-422.
  • Molecular Clips and Tweezers with Corannulene Pincers Sygula, A.; Collier, W. E. Chapter 1 in “Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes: Designed Synthesis, Unusual Reactions, and Coordination Chemistry” eds. M. Petrukhina and L. T. Scott Wiley November 2011
  • Tandem Reactions of 2-Methylimidazoline and 1,2-Dimethylimidazoline With Various Benzoyl Chlorides. Ye, G.; Chen, C.; Chatterjee, S.; Collier, W. E.; Zhou, A.; Song, Y,; Beard, D. J.; Pittman, Jr. C. U. Synthesis 2010, (1), 141-152.
  • Ab Initio Studies of Push–Pull Systems. Rattananakin, P.; Pittman, Jr. C. U.; Collier, W. E.; Saebø, S. Structural Chemistry 2007, 18, 399-407.


  • Chem 221 - General, Organic, and Bio Chemistry I
  • Chem 222 – General, Organic, and Bio Chemistry II
  • Chem 231 - General Chemistry I
  • Chem 233 – General Chemistry I Laboratory

  • Alabama Medicinal Plant Growers Association
  • American Chemical Society

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