Small, Yolanda


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.. "Bridging Thermodynamic and Kinetic Processes in Electrochemically Relevant Calculated Pourbaix Diagrams." Journal of Natural Sciences. 3 (2) (2015): 33-62.

        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.

    "Computational Materials Design - Semiconductors, Molecular Co-Catalysts and Tunable Fluorophores" 2/18/2015: Hofstra University.

    "Water splitting chemistry using photocatalytic semiconductors and molecular co-catalysts" 2/25/2015: CUNY Lehman College.

    "Designing Tunable Fluorophores Through a Partnership between Theory and Experiment" 4/28/2016: Stony Brook University.

    "Theory and Experiment Collaborate to Design Tunable Fluorophores" 11/4/2016: CUNY Brooklyn College.

  9. Patents


  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 - 12/30/2015: $3500.

    DOE, CFN User Facility. 2/2/2014-1/2/2017: $8500.

    PSC-CUNY-46, Tuning superbright fluorescent materials for biological probes. 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016: $3500.

    PSC-CUNY-47, Characterization of Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters Used as Biosensors. 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017: $3500.

    National Institutes of Health-MBRS SCORE SC2, Controlling Optical Properties of Silver Nanoclusters with DNA Scaffolds. 4/1/2017 - 3/31/2020: $504,585.

  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 (Pharmaceutical Sciences): Spring 2013; Spring 2016.

      Student Development Committee-Chair: Fall 2013 - present.

      Chemistry 108 Course Coordinator: Fa 2014, 2015.

      Chemistry 106 Course Coordinator: Spring 2016.

      Chemistry 107 Course Coordinator: Spring 2016.

      General Chemistry Course Coordinator: Fall 2016 - Spring 2017.

    2. Service to the School

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

      Provost Lecture Series Committee: Fall 2011 - Spr. 2015.

      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, 2015.

      Provost Lecture Series Chair: 2016 - present.

    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. 2015.

      Transfer Students Reception (Majors Fair): Mar 31, 2015.

      Provost Lecture Series Committee - Chair: Fall 2015-Spring 2017.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center

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

      Fall 2014 Admission Committee: Spring 2014.

      Chem 79500 - Independent Study: Spring 2015.

      Fall 2015 Admission Committee: Spring 2015.

      Fall 2016 Admission Committee: Spring 2016.

      Fall 2017 Admission Committee: Spring 2017.

    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.

    Member Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee (URS) New York Section of the American Chemical Society: Fall 2015 - Spr 2018.

    Session Chair - MARM 2016 - New York Section of the American Chemical Society: Fall 2015 - Summ 2016.

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    American Chemical Society - Member: 2002 - present.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B - Referee: 2007.

    Session Chair - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM): 2016.

    NIH Study Section Panelist: 2017.

    NSF Proposal Review Panelist: 2017.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      CHEM  310  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 
      CHEM  101/108  Principles of Chemistry I 
      CHEM  101L/109  Principles of Chemistry I: Lab 
      CHEM  290/490/491  Student Research- Independent Study 
      CHEM  322  Physical Chemistry II - Quantum Mechanics 
      CHEM  105L/107  Essentials of College Chemistry: Lab 
      CHEM  80501  GC Advanced Seminar (Physical/Inorganic/Theory) - Grad Center 
      CHEM  105/106  Essentials of College Chemistry 
      CHEM  321  Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics 
      CHEM  79500  GC Independent Study 
      CHEM  421  Physical Inorganic Lab 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Develop a Writing Intensive (WI) Course Proposal for Physical Chemistry (Chem 322) and Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 310), Develop a Writing Intensive (WI) Course Proposal.