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

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

POSITIONS / EMPLOYMENT


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

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

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

  • 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.

TEACHING:

  • 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

AFFILIATIONS
  • Alabama Medicinal Plant Growers Association
  • American Chemical Society


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