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Β Dr. Patrick Commins | Materials Science | Young Scientist Award

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«Profile Summary

Dr. Tian Su, currently a post-doctoral fellow at Wuhan University, is an esteemed researcher with a focus on the synergism of microorganisms and civil engineering materials, durability of concrete structures, and recycling of construction solid waste.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

 

Educational and Professional Journey πŸŽ“πŸ”¬

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE (2016–present)

  • Research Scientist
    • Area of Research: Synthesis and construction of stimuli-responsive materials
    • Advisor: PanΔ‡e Naumov
    • Research: Materials characterization, small molecule organic synthesis, oil sample analysis, computerized tomography.

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE (2014–2016)

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    • Postdoctoral Research: Design and characterization of smart materials
    • Advisor: PanΔ‡e Naumov
    • Research: Organic synthesis, materials science, NMR spectroscopy, synthesis of smart materials.

National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan (2014)

  • Internship
    • Internship Research: Synthesis and selective bromination of porphyrins
    • Advisor: Jonathan Hill
    • Research: Organic synthesis, small molecular purification and characterization, palladium cross-coupling reactions.

University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2009–2014)

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    • Dissertation title: Synthetic Modifications and Solid State Structural Analysis of Bridged Molecular Gyroscopes and a-Santonin
    • Advisor: Miguel Garcia-Garibay
    • Research: Organic synthesis, small molecule purification and characterization, palladium cross-coupling reactions, powder X-ray diffraction, solid-state photochemistry.

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, La Jolla, USA (2008–2009)

  • Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry Intern
    • Advisor: Jon Loren
    • Research: Organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, small molecule purification and characterization via HPLC, LC-MS, and NMR spectroscopy.

University of California San Diego, USA

  • Master of Science in Chemistry (2007–2008)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2003–2007)

This academic and research trajectory showcases a comprehensive background in organic chemistry, materials science, and medicinal chemistry, reflecting a commitment to advancing knowledge through diverse research experiences.

Specialties and Skills πŸŒπŸ”¬

Specialties:

  • Solid-state organic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Spectroscopy
  • Material science
  • Photochemistry

Skills:

  • IR, UV-Vis, Raman, NMR spectroscopy
  • Mass spectroscopy
  • Small molecular organic synthesis
  • Powder X-ray diffraction
  • Chromatography
  • Tensile testing
  • Confocal fluorescence microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • CT scanning
  • Solid-state and solution photochemistry

Teaching and Mentoring Experience πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ€

Postdoctoral Experience: New York University Abu Dhabi (2014–present)

  • Undergraduates Mentored
    • Marieh Bassam Al Handawi (2015–present)
    • Ieva Liepuoniute (2015–2017)
    • Tamara Gjorgjieva (2016–2016)
    • Anastassiya Knyazeva (2016–2018)
    • Veronika Li (2016)
    • Yumi Gambril (2017–2018)
    • Rodrigo Silva Ferreira (2017–2018)
    • Tati Houhou (2019)
    • Sarah Marie Saliba (2019)
    • Mark McNamara (2021-present)
    • Pelin Dimirici (2022-present)
    • Batool Madani (2022-present)

Doctoral Experience: University of California, Los Angeles (2009–2014)

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA (2009–2014)
    • Undergraduates Mentored: Amie Caraveo (2010–2013)

Masters Experience: University of California, San Diego (2007–2008)

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD

Research Experience πŸ“ŠπŸ”

Postdoctoral Research: New York University Abu Dhabi (2014–present)

  • Advisor: PanΔ‡e Naumov
  • Design and synthesis of smart crystalline materials
  • Mechanical analysis of dynamic molecular crystals

Doctoral Research: University of California, Los Angeles (2009–2014)

  • Advisor: Miguel Garcia-Garibay
  • Synthesis and characterization of bridged molecular gyroscopes
  • Solid-state photochemical analysis of nanocrystalline suspensions of a-santonin

Oral Presentations πŸŽ€πŸ“’

Selected Presentations:

  • Controlling Motion in Molecular Gyroscopes (NYU Abu Dhabi, 2012)
  • Self-Healing Molecular Crystals (ACS National Meeting, 2016)
  • Polychromatic Self-healing Ferroelastic Crystals (NYU Abu Dhabi, 2022)

Poster Presentations πŸ“„πŸ–ΌοΈ

Selected Presentations:

  • Structure-Reactivity Correlations of Ξ±-Santonin (Ras Al Khaimah, 2014)
  • Self-Healing Molecular Crystals (Gordon Research Conference, 2018)
  • Multicolor Emission from a Triply Doped Organic Crystal (ACS Regional Conference, 2023)

 

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

Patrick Commins | Materials Science | Young Scientist Award

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