Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Welcome to the
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry! 
 

You can contact the department by sending an email to [email protected]. You may also call us at 323-343-2300 and someone will get back to you within 24 hours. Please see http://www.calstatela.edu/healthwatch for the latest information on the Cal State LA response to the coronavirus situation.


Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Office
Biological Sciences Room 336
323-343-2300 (office)
Department Office Hours:  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is dedicated to providing a high-quality education in the disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry in an environment that encourages hands-on research participation by students. The Department offers programs leading to a Bachelors of Science degrees (B.S.) in Chemistry and in Biochemistry and a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree with thesis, Biochemistry, and comprehensive examination options.

A major strength of the department is the commitment of the full-time faculty to research involving undergraduate and graduate students. This research commitment is an integral part of our teaching. Nearly 100 students are currently participating in independent research programs under the direction of chemistry and biochemistry faculty. A research project is required in all options in the MS Chemistry program, and at the undergraduate level can be used for elective credit.

**FREE Tutoring is available for chemistry classes at the Center for Academic Success and by student members of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Club! **

Department Faculty 2019

Dept of Chem and BioChem faculty  outside stairs of La Kretz Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Department Faculty 1961 

              Group photo of Chem & Biochem faculty in 1961

 

Recent Publications from our Department

From Dr. Liu

Zhang, A.-A.; Li, Y.-L.; Fang, Z.-B.; Xie, L.; Cao, R.; Liu, Y.; Liu, T.-F. Facile Preparation of Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework/Cu2O Heterostructure Films via Electrophoretic Deposition for Efficient CO2 Photoreduction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 21050-21058. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c02917

Hao, Y.; Papazyan, E. K.; Ba, Y.; Liu,  Y.* Mechanism-Guided Design of Metal–Organic Framework Composites for Selective Photooxidation of a Mustard Gas Simulant under Solvent-Free Conditions. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 363-371. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.1c04755

Zhang, J.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.; Zou, Y.; Zhai, L.; Ren, X.-M. Acidic Groups Functionalized Carbon Dots Capping Channels of a Proton Conductive Metal–Organic Framework by Coordination Bonds to Improve the Water-Retention Capacity and Boost Proton Conduction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 60084-60091. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c20884

Kong, Y.-R.; Zhang, R.; Zhang, J.; Luo, H.-B.; Liu, Y.; Zou, Y.; Ren, X.-M. Microwave-Assisted Rapid Synthesis of Nanoscale MOF-303 for Hydrogel Composites with Superior Proton Conduction at Ambient-Humidity Conditions. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, 4, 14681-14688. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.1c03316

Liu, M.; Zhang, J.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.*; Liu, Y.; Ren, X.-M.* Thin Films of an Ultrastable Metal–Organic Framework for Formic Acid Sensing with High Selectivity and Excellent Reproducibility. ACS Materials Lett. 2021, 3, 1746–1751. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00455

Zhang, J.; He X.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.*; Liu, M.; Liu, Y.; Ren, X.-M.* Efficiently Boosting Moisture Retention Capacity of Porous Superprotonic Conducting MOF-802 at Ambient Humidity via Forming a Hydrogel Composite Strategy. ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 2021, 13, 37231-37238.  https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c11054

From Dr. Ba

Zhang, J.; He X.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.*; Liu, M.; Liu, Y.; Ren, X.-M.* Efficiently Boosting Moisture Retention Capacity of Porous Superprotonic Conducting MOF-802 at Ambient Humidity via Forming a Hydrogel Composite Strategy. ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 2021, 13, 37231-37238.  https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c11054

From Dr. Wang

B. A. Beadell, A. Chieng, K. R Parducho, Z. Dai, S. Ho, G. Fujii, Y. Wang, E. Porter* "Nano- and Macroscale Imaging of Cholesterol Linoleate and Human Beta Defensin 2-Induced Changes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms" Antibiotics, 2021, 10 (11), 1279

A. Garcia, K. Wang, F. Bedier, M. Benavides, Z. Wang, S. Wang, Y. Wang* "Plasmonic Imaging of Electrochemical Reactions at Individual Prussian Blue Nanoparticles" Front. Chem., 2021, 9, 718666

From Dr. Vozka

Modereger, B., Nowling, S., Zhang, J., Jones, M., Chapman, N., Cheng, Y., Vozka, P., Peretich, M., Kenttämaa, H., Kilaz, G. (2021). Influence of Storage Conditions, Sample Handling, Sample Preparation, and Repeated Analysis on the Measured Flash Point and Hydrocarbon Composition of Jet A, Fuel, 305, 121399.

From Dr. Momand

Murad R, Avanes A, Ma X, Geng S, Mortazavi A, Momand J. Transcriptome and chromatin landscape changes associated with trastuzumab resistance in HER2+ breast cancer cells. Gene. 2021DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2021.145808

From Dr. Vozka

Stas, M.; Auersvald, M.; Vozka, P. Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Characterization of Pyrolysis Bio-oils: A Review. ACS Energy Fuels. 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c00553

From Dr. Selke and Dr. Liu

Hao, Y.; Liu, B.; Bennett, T.; Monsour, C.G.; Selke, M.; Liu, Y. Determination of the Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yield of a Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework. J. Phys. Chem. 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c00310 

From Dr. Liu

Luo, H.B.; Castro, A.J.; Wasson, M.C.; Flores, W.; Farha, O.K.; Liu, Y. Rapid, Biomimetic Degradation of a Nerve Agent Simulant by Incorporating Imidazole Bases into a Metal-Organic Framework. ACS Catal. 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c04565

From Dr. Vozka

Jin, K.; Vozka, P.; Gentilcore, C.; Kilaz, G.; Hwa, N.; Wang, L. Low-pressure hydrothermal processing of mixed polyolefin wastes into clean fuels. Fuel. 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2021.120505