Associate Professor & EO
Office Location: AC-1D02
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|PhD||Penn State University||Chemistry||2007|
|BS||University of Houston||Applied Math & Chemistry||1998|
Areas of Expertise
- Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Methods
Classical and ab initio Molecular Dynamics
Articles in Field Of Expertise
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.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
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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.
" Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase DHOD-Class 2 " 06/2016: American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium.
" Theory and Experiment Collaborate to Design Tunable Fluorophores " 11/4/2016: CUNY Brooklyn College.
" Enzymes and DNA Scaffolded Nanoclusters Viewed from the Lens of Molecular Dynamics " 04/19/2017: CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College.
" Hydrogen Bonding Networks in HIV-1 Protease with a Bound Inhibitor drug – A Molecular Dynamics Simulations Analysis " 05/2017: American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium.
" Aligning theory and experiment to design biocompatible nanocluster fluorophores " 06/2017: American Chemical Society MARM 2017.
" Tablet Technology for Active Learning in the Classroom " 11/06/2017: CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College.
" Professional Portfolio Cultivated by the CFN " 12/2018: BNL - Center for Functional Nanomaterials.
" Synthesize II-VI Semiconductor Cadmium Selenide Nanoparticles " 05/2018: American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium.
" Improvements on Electrochemical Processes that Impact Battery Technology " 05/2018: American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium.
" Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis: Sodium Borohydride Reduction vs. Photochemical Reduction " 05/2018: American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium.
" Enhanced Optical Properties of Silver Nanoclusters with DNA Self Assembly Methods " 06/2019: Gordon Research Conference (GRC) - Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
" Materials Design: Silver Nanocluster Fluorescence Enabled with DNA " 05/2020: Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC).
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Sloan Foundation Pre-doctoral Award: 2003-2006.
Bunton Waller Graduate Fellowship: 2001-2003.
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.
PSC-CUNY-51, Characterization of Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters Used as Biosensors. 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021: $3500.
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.
Co-Chair Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) New York Section of the American Chemical Society: Fall 2017 - Spr 2018.
Director-At-Large - New York Section of the American Chemical Society (NYACS): 2021.
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.