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Aleksey   Vasiliev 

Associate Professor
Chemistry
Contact:
423-439-4368 /
Brown Hall Room 361

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Porous materials
  • Nanoparticles and nanocomposites
  • Organic/inorganic hybrid materials
  • Surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Environmental chemistry

FUNDED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  • 2015 – 2017    Development of a superselective adsorbent against CBRN agents, NATO Science for Peace Program, € 246,000 (ETSU part: € 73,000)
  • Current project:http://caesium137.us/
  • 2015 – 2016    Superacidic mesoporous adsorbents for heavy metals, ETSU Graduate Research Grant, $ 800
  • 2013 – 2014    Superselective adsorbent for uptake of 137Cs from lands affected by a CBRN incident, NATO Science for Peace Program, $ 6,500
  • 2012 – 2013    Adsorbents for immobilization of heavy metals in sludge, RDC ETSU Small Grant, $ 1,500
  • 2009 – 2011    Highly efficient adsorbents for post-combustion CO2 capture, Civil Research & Development Foundation, $ 70,000 (ETSU part: $ 14,000)
  • 2009 – 2010    X-Ray contrast composite nanomaterials, RDC ETSU Major Grant, $ 10,000
  • 2006 – 2008    New hybrid organic/inorganic sorbents for immobilization of heavy metals in sludge, NATO Science for Peace Program, $ 9,500

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • O. Adetola, L. Golovko, A. Vasiliev. Modification of Silica Gel by Heteropolyacids. Key Eng. Mater. 689 (2016) 126-132
  • C. Manz, L. Williams, R. Mohseni, E. Zlotnikov, A. Vasiliev, Dispersibility of organically coated silver nanoparticles in organic media, Colloid. Surf. A 385 (2011) 201-205
  • T. Simerly, T. Milligan, R. Mohseni, A. Vasiliev, Immobilization of ethylene bis-indenyl ligands on functionalized silica gel, Tetrahedron Lett. 53 (2012) 5297–5301
  • G. Zhou, T. Simerly, L. Golovko, I. Tychinin, V. Trachevsky, Y. Gomza, A. Vasiliev, Highly functionalized bridged silsesquioxanes. J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 62 (2012) 470-482
  • K.O. Ojo, L.V. Golovko, Y.P. Gomza, A.N. Vasiliev, Mesoporous silsesquioxanes with high contents of surface amine groups, Silicon 4 (2012) 189-195
  •  M. Addy, B. Losey, R. Mohseni, E. Zlotnikov, A. Vasiliev, Adsorption of heavy metal Ions on mesoporous silica-modified montmorillonite containing a grafted chelate ligand, Appl. Clay Sci. 59-60 (2012) 115-120
  • O. Esam, A. Vasiliev, Reduction of greenhouse effect of industrial gas emissions: a simple demonstration of post-combustion CO2 capture and storage, Chem. Educator 18 (2013) 238-241
  • L. Brown, K. Seaton, R. Mohseni, A. Vasiliev, Immobilization of heavy metals on pillared montmorillonite with a grafted chelate ligand, J. Hazard. Mater. 261 (2013) 181-187
  • G. Appiah-Kubi, K. Seaton, A. Vasiliev, Functionalization of silica surface using Chan-Lam coupling, Tetrahedron Lett. 55 (2014) 2722-2726
  • J. Ellison, G. Wykoff, A. Paul, R. Mohseni, A. Vasiliev, Efficient dispersion of coated silver nanoparticles in the polymer matrix, Colloid. Surf. A 447 (2014) 67-70
  • A. Paul, E. Kaverina, A. Vasiliev, Synthesis of silver/polymer nanocomposites by surface coating using carbodiimide method, Coll. Surf. A 482 (2015) 44-49
  • O. Esam, G. Zhou, A. Vasiliev, Bridged mesoporous silsesquioxanes as potential CO2 adsorbents, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 74 (2015) 740-747

 

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