Small, Yolanda

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  Penn State University  Chemistry  2007 
    BS  University of Houston  Applied Math & Chemistry  1998 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Brookhaven National Laboratory  Research Associate  Center for Functional Nanomaterials  2008-2010 
    Brookhaven National Laboratory  Research Associate  Computational Science Center  2007-2008 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Suffolk County Community College  Adjuct Lecturer  Chemistry  2007-2007 
  4. Non Academic Experience


  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor  2010 - Present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Small, Y. A.; DuBois, D.L.; Fujita, E.; Muckerman, J.T.. "Proton Management as a Design Principle for Hydrogenase-inspired Catalysts." Energy and Environmental Science. 4 (2011): 3008-3020.

        Shen, X.; Small, Y. A.; Wang, J.; Allen, P. B.; Fernandez-Serra, M. V.; Hybertsen, M. S.; Muckerman, J. T.. "Photocatalytic Water Oxidation Process at the GaN (10-10) – Water Interface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 114 (2010): 13695–13704.

        Small, Y. A.; Guallar, V.; Soudackov, A. V.; Hammes-Schiffer, S.. "Hydrogen Bonding Pathways in Human Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase." Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 110 (2006): 19704-19710.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Photocatalytic Water Oxidation at the GaN 101bar0 Water Interface" 09/01/2010: Panel of DOE Reviewers and BNL's Center for Functional Nanomaterials staff and guest users.

    "Theoretical Cluster Model to Characterize Water Oxidation at the Surface of GaN" 10/10/2010: SUNY Farmingdale State College - Nanotechnology Institute.

    "Designing Fluorescent Silver Clusters using DNA as a Scaffold" 08/12/2011: Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    "Theoretical Cluster Model to Characterize Water Oxidation at the Surface of GaN" 01/13/2012: CUNY Graduate Center.

    "Theoretical Electrochemical Description of Water Splitting Catalysis using Nanoscale Semiconductor Materials and Molecular Co-catalysts" 03/05/2012: CUNY Queens College.

    "A Chemist's Journey to Exploring Materials and Enzymes" 03/14/2012: CUNY Medgar Evers College.

    "Computation and Synthesis of Silver Nanoclusters Using DNA as a Scaffold" 7/18/2012: Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    "Water Splitting Chemistry using Photocatalytic Semiconductors and Molecular Co-Catalysts" 3/6/2014: Long Island Section of the American Chemical Society.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Sloan Foundation Pre-doctoral Award: 2003-2006.

    Bunton Waller Graduate Fellowship: 2001-2003.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    DOE/NSF/LSAMP Collaborative, Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) Program at BNL. 6/6/2011 - 8/12/2011: $22000.

    DOE, CFN User Facility. 1/2012 - 1/2014: $8500.

    DOE, Visiting Faculty Program. 6/4/2012 - 8/10/2012: $12000.

    PSC-CUNY-45, Designing a new class of materials. 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015: $3500.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Registration Week - Academic Advising: Fall 2010-present.

      York Day Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center: Sept. 2010-present.

      Chemistry Dept. Web Committee: Spr 2011 - present.

      Chemistry Club Advisor: Fall 2011 - present.

      Pre-PhD Committee: Fall 2011 - Spring 2012.

      Natural Science Seminar Series Committee-Chair: Spring 2012 - present.

      Faculty Search Committee: Spring 2013.

      Student Development Committee-Chair: Fall 2013 - present.

    2. Service to the School

      Accepted Students Reception - Chemistry Lab tours: Mar. 2011.

      Provost Lecture Series Committee: Fall 2011 - Spr. 2014.

      Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Judge: Feb. 2012,Feb 2013.

      9th Annual Science and Math Exposition Judge: May 2012.

      Undergraduate Research Day (Judge/Mentor): Spring 2012, 2013, 2014.

    3. Service to the College

      York Fest - Chemistry Table: Sept. 2010, Sept. 2011.

      York College Open House - Chemistry Lab tours: Nov. 2010.

      Enrollment Search Committee: Fall 2011.

      Senate Elections Committee: Fall 2011 - Sp. 2014.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center

      Chem 80501 Advanced Seminar (Physical/Inorganic/Theory): Spring 2012.

      Fall 2014 Admission Committee: Spring 2014.

    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

    Co-Chair Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) New York Section of the American Chemical Society: Fall 2011 - Spr 2015.

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    American Chemical Society - Member: 2002 - present.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B - Referee: 2007.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      CHEM 310 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 
      CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry I 
      CHEM 101L Principles of Chemistry I: Lab 
      CHEM 290/490/491 Student Research- Independent Study 
      CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry II - Quantum Mechanics 
      CHEM 105L Essentials of College Chemistry: Lab 
      CHEM 80501 Advanced Seminar (Physical/Inorganic/Theory) - Grad Center 
      CHEM 105 Essentials of College Chemistry 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):
Small, Yolanda
 

Small, Yolanda
Assistant Professor
Chemistry