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    RESEARCH

    Our laboratory is located in the third floor of the Bailey Science Center Room 3032.

    Students learn about: starting reactions with electrochemistry, characterizing their fabricated nanoparticulate electrodes with electrochemistry and spectroscopy, and about materials properties and their applications.

 

    Students register for course on laboratory problems CHEM 4910: Electrochemistry & Photochemistry. If interested on this research please contact me.

   
Course syllabus and any other handouts are available in Blazeview.

   
Undergraduate Students and Their Activities (click here CHEM 4910)

  
     Advisee:                                Degree in:          After VSU went to:
        Berilonson S. Osiro (2006)          CHEM               Medical School  in 2007
        Chad E. Ward (2006)                  CHEM               Medical School in 2007
        Pavielle M. Lockhart (2006-2007) CHEM               Chemistry Grad School in 2008
        Mallory C. Bates (2007)              BIO                   Medical School in 2009
        Sonya R. Fulp (2007)                  BIO                  Medical School in 2008
        Chiharu Konda (2007-2008)         CHEM               Chemistry Grad School in 2009
        Tiffany Cochran (2007-2008)        BIO
        Tasha Gaylor (2008)                   CHEM
        Michael C. Mitchell (2008-2009)  CHEM

        Olivia R. Law (2010)
        Mel C. Taylor (2010)

        

 

           UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PUBLICATIONS
           (students are underlined)

 2009    Cochran, T. M.; Gaylor, T. N.; de la Garza, L.; and Rajh, T. “Titanium Dioxide Triads for Improving Charge Separation using Conductive Polymers”. DOE Journal of Undergraduate Research, IX, 53- 59, 2009.


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 2009    Cochran, T. M.; Gaylor, T. N.; Rajh, T.; and de la Garza, L. “Enhancing Current Production of TiO2 films using a Conductive Polymer”. 15th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA  Best Poster Award

 2009    Cochran, T. M.; Gaylor, T. N.; de la Garza, L.; and Rajh, T. “Semiconductor Triads: Strategies for Improving Photoconversion on the Nanoscale”. 2009 AAAS Meeting, Chicago, IL

 2008    Konda C.; Goddard, R. H.; and de la Garza, L. “Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticles Electrodeposited on Indium Tin Oxide Glass Electrodes”.  14th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA  Best Poster Award

 2008    Cochran, T. M. and de la Garza, L. “Development of Biosensors: Modification of Electrodeposited TiO2 Electrodes with Dopamine”. 14th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 2008    Konda, C.; Goddard, R. H.; and de la Garza, L. “Controlled-Potential and Controlled-Current Techniques for Semiconductor Electrodeposition”. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences and 85th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science, Jacksonville, FL

 2007    Bates, M. C.; Fulp, S. R.; Lockhart, P. M.; and de la Garza, L. “Natural Extracts Fluorescence and Semiconductor Film Studies”. 13th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 2007    Fulp, S. R.; Bates, M. C.; and de la Garza, L. “Fluorescence Characterization of Natural Extracts”. 13th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 2007    Lockhart, P. M.; Goddard, R. H.; and de la Garza, L. “Semiconductor Thin Films obtained by a Process of Electrodeposition” 13th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 2007    Konda, C.; Goddard, R. H.; and de la Garza, L. “Controlled Potential and Controlled Current Techniques for Semiconductor Electrodeposition”. 13th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 2007    Lockhart, P. M.; Osiro, S. B.; Goddard, R. H.; and de la Garza, L. “Cathodic Electrodeposition of Semiconductor Thin Films”. 84th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Sciences, Albany, GA

 2006    Osiro, S. B. and de la Garza, L. “Cathodic Electrodeposition of Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide Thin Films”. 12th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 2006    Ward, C. and de la Garza, L. “Surface States of Titanium Dioxide Modified with Organic Compounds”. 12th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
 



Prof. de la Garza LAB

    Undergraduate students are working on the electrochemical deposition of semiconductor nanoparticles onto conductive glasses.

Here are our first SEM images!

These are deposited particles from solutions at different temperatures. Can you tell which is deposited at a lower T?

We would like to thank Prof. Goddard from the Biology Department for his kind help in taking the pictures.

 


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