Michael Minmaugh

Felix Rivas

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 995-2299

Email: frivas@csu.edu

Office: SCI-242

Education

  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
  • Ph.D., University of Buffalo - SUNY
  • Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Research Interests

Organic synthesis of heteroatom containing molecules: peptides, anthocyanins, and benzimidazolium ions. Chemical Education Research.

Recent Presentations & Publications

  • Synthesis of Anthocyanin Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Hawkins, R.; Rivas, F. M. Alternative Energy Symposium 2010, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Organic Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Rivas, F. M. Alternative Energy Symposium 2009, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Synthesis of Two Antibacterial Peptides: Cicadapeptins I and IIHowell, G.; Floyd, Z.; Ntrawka, S.; Rivas, F. M., American Chemical Symposium 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Memberships

Member, American Chemical Society, Divisions: Chemical Education and Organic Chemistry

Recent Grants & Funding

  • 2010, Co-PI, NSF – $279,990 – “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer at Chicago State University”
  • 2008, Co-PI, DOD-ARL – $1,400,000 – “Development of flexible solar cell for man-portable power generator”
  • 2008, PI, NIH – $9,000 – “Synthesis of Two Antibacterial Peptides: Cicadapeptins I and II"

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