Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia


Chemistry & Physics




  • MacGowan, C.E.; Padgett, L.W. "Thermometry as a Teaching Tool for Graphing: A first Day Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experiment", 2013, 90(7), 910-913.
  • Baird, W.H.; "Understanding Gauss's Law Using Spreadsheets" Physics Education, 2013, 48(5), 589-592.
  • Mullenax, D. "Using teh Wii Balance Board in Elevator Physics" The Physics Teacher, 2013, 51, 210-211.
  • Franz, S.E.; Watkins, R.R.; Wright, L.A.; Weaver, B.A.; Hartage, R. C.; Ghiviriga, I. Gumina, G.; Feske, B.D. "Synthetic Strategy toward Keto Nitriles and Their Biocatalytic Conversion to Asymmetric Lactones" Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2171-2178.
  • Makhinson, B.; Duncan, A.K.; Elam, A.R.; Bettencourt-Dias, A.; Medley, C.D.; Smith, J.E.; Werner, E.J. "Turning on Lanthanide Luminescence via Nanoencapsulation" Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52(11), 6311-6318.


  • Padgett, C.W.; Whiteside, T.S. “Modeling Thermal Properties of Carbon Nanostructure 
Composites in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, B. Bhushan, Ed. (Springer, New York, 
NY, 2012) 1436-1441.
  • Padgett, C.W. Galilean Thermometer published in Quantitative Chemical Analysis (8th 
edition) and Exploring Chemical Analysis (5th edition) published by W. H. Freeman & Co.
  • Baird, W.H.; Richards, C.; Godbole, P. “Advanced Imaging of Elementary Circuits”, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 50, December 2012, pp. 561-562.
  • Hamza-Lup, F.G.; Baird, W.H., “Feel the Static and Kinetic Friction”, EuroHaptics 2012, Part I, LNCS 7282, pp. 181-192, 12–15 June 2012, Tampere, Finland.
  • Gilliard, R.J., Jr.; Abraham, M.Y.; Wang, Y.; Wei, P.; Xie, Y.; Quillian, B. Schaefer, H.H., III; Schleyer, P.v.R.; Robinson, G.H., “Carbene-Stabilized Beryllium Borohydride”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 9953-9955.
  • Garner, A; Kim, S; Zhu, J; Struss, A; Watkins, R; Feske, B.D.; Kaufmann, G; Janda, K.  An Unexpected Stereochemical Insignificance Discovered in Acinetobacter baumannii Quorum Sensing.  PLoS One.  2012, 7(5), 1-7.
  • Beers, M, Archer, C, Feske, B.D., Mateer, S.C.  Using Biocatalysis to Integrate Organic Chemistry into a Molecular Biology Laboratory Course. The Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 2012, 40(2), 130-137.


  • Hakkinen, M.; Wallace, R. "Genetic Resources for Banana Improvement", In Banana Breeding:Progress and Challenges,  CRC Press Publishers 2011, Michael Pillay and Abdou Tenkouano eds. pages 41 -51.
  • Marocco, C.P.;  Davis, E.V.; Finnell, J.E.;  Nguyen, P.; Mateer, S.C.;  Ghiviriga, I.; Padgett, C.W.; Feske, B.D.  “Asymmetric synthesis of (-)-fosfomycin and its trans-(1S,2S)-diastereomer using a biocatalytic reduction as the key step” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry
    2011, 22, 1784-1789.
  • Priest, M.A.; Padgett, L.W.; Padgett, C.W.  “Demonstrating the Temperature Dependence
    of Density via Construction of a Galilean Thermometer” J. Chem. Ed. 2011, 88, 983-985.
  • Durham, C.R.; Chase, J.M.; Nivens, D.A.;  Baird, W.H.; Padgett, C.W.  “Chemical
    Environment effects on Kβ/ Kα ratio: An X-Ray Fluorescence Experiment on Periodic
    Trends.” J. Chem. Ed. 2011, 88, 819-821.
  • Baird, W.H., Hack, W.N., Tran, K., Vira, Z., and Pickett, M. "The Light Emitting Diode as a Light Detector", The Physics Teacher, Vol. 49, March 2011, pp. 171-174.
  • Nowill, R.; Patel, T.; Beasley, D.; Alvarez, J.; Jackson III, E.; Hizer, T.;  Ghiviriga, I.; Mateer, S.C.; Feske, B.D. “Biocatalyitic Strategy towards Asymmetric B-Hydroxy Nitriles and G-Amino Alcohols, Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 2440-2442.
  • Carpenter, S. “Chapter 6 Chemistry Review and Practice”, in Pharmacy College Admissino Test, 5th Ed., Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2011.
  • Smith,J.E.;  Sapsford, K.E.; Tan, W.; Ligler, F.S. "Optimization of antibody-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles for target preconcentration and immunoassays", Analytical Biochemistry, Volume 410, Issue 1, 1 March 2011, Pages 124-132.
  • Medley, C.D.; Bamrungsap, S.; Tan, W.; Smith, J.E.  "Aptamer-Conjugated Nanoparticles for Cancer Cell Detection," Anal. Chem., 2011, 83 (3), pp 727–734.
  • Secrest, J., et. al.  “Low-Multiplicity Burst Search at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory ,The Astrophysical Journal.  Feb. 2011, Volume 728, Issue 83.
  • Secrest, J. et. al. “The GO experiment: Apparatus for Parity-Violating Electron Scattering Measurements at Forward and Backward Angles”, Nuclear Inst. And Methods in Phys. Res. A., 2011, 646, 59-86.


  • Crill, J. W.; Ji, X.; Irving, D. L.; Brenner, D. W.; Padgett, C. W.  “Atomic and Multi-Scale
    Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Dynamics at Metal-Metal Contacts”, Modeling and
    Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE) 2010, 18, 034001.
  •  Whiteside, T. S.; Priest, M. A.; Padgett, C. W.  “Enthalpies of formation of methyl
    substituted naphthalenes”, Thermochimica Acta, 2010, 510, 17-23.
  • Nivens, D.A.; Padgett, C.W.; Chase, J.;  Verges, K. J.; Jamieson D.S. “Art, Meet
    Chemistry; Chemistry, Meet Art” J. Chem. Ed. 2010, 87, 1089-1093.
  •  Baird, W.H., and Jaynes, M.L.  "Low-voltage polyphasic circuits", Am. J. Phys. 78 (5), May 2010, pp. 499-502.
  • Carpenter, S. and Baird, W.H.  "A Cost-Effective Way to Extend an Instrument's Life", J. Chem. Ed., 2010, 87(11), 1266-1267.
  • Wallace, R. "Papayas: An Exotic Fruit Worth a Closer Look in Non-Tropical Climates” Richard Wallace, Southeastern Palms, 2010, 18 (1), 21-27.
  • Wallace, R.; Hakkinen, M. “Challenges Ahead For The Banana” , Heliconia Society International Bulletin, 2010, 16(1), 7-11. (reprinted from Folia Malaysiana, 2009, 10, 23-32.)


  • Werner, E. J.; Botta, M.; Aime, S.; Raymond, K. N. "Effect of a Mesitylene-Based Ligand Cap on the Relaxometric Properties of Hydroxypyridonate Gd(III) MRI Contrast Agents." Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 2009, 4, 220-229.
  • Padgett, C.; Saad, A. in Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Volume 58 titled “Applications of Soft Computing, From Theory to Praxis”, “Genetic Algorithms in Chemistry: Success or Failure is in the Genes” 2009, 181-189.
  • Baird, W. “Introduction to Inertial Navigation” American Journal of Physics, 2009, 77(9),841-847.
  • Padgett, C.  Multiscale Modeling of Metal–Metal Contact Dynamics Under High Electromagnetic Stress: Timescales and Mechanisms for Joule Melting of Al–Cu Asperities” IEEE, 2009, 45(1), 331 – 335.
  • Padgett, C.  Modeling the Effect of Varying Electrical Voltage on the Plastic Deformation of a Single Asperity in Hot-Switched RF MEMS Contacts, Material Research Society, Symposium Proceedings, 2009, vol. 1137-EE10-15.
  • Shields, G. “Computational Approaches for the Designe of Peptides with Anti-Breast Cancer Properties” Future Medicinal Chemistry, 2009, 1(1), 201-212.
  • Wallace, R.  Musa Georgiana, a new intersectional hybrid banana with edible banana breeding relevance and ornamental potential, Nordic Journal of Botany, 2009, 27, 182-185.
  • Padgett, C.; Gutt, K., Whitesides, T. “Computational Studies on the Mechanical Properties of Diamond Nanotoroids”, Computational Materials Science, 2009, 46 (2), 491-494.
  • Werner, E. J.; Kozhukh, J.; Botta, M.; Moore, E. G.; Avendano, S.; Aime, S.; Raymond, K. N. “1,2-Hydroxypyridonate/Terephthalamide Complexes of Gadolinium(III):  Synthesis, Stability, Relaxivity and Water Exchange Properties” Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48 (1), pp 277–286.
  • Shinall, B.; Yavuz, C.T.; , Markedly Improved CO2 Capture Efficiency and Stability of Gallium Substituted Hydrotalcites at Elevated Temperatures, Chem. Mater., 2009, 21 (15), pp 3473–3475.
  • Irving, D.L.; Padgett, C.W.; Brenner, D.W. "Coupled Molecular Dynamics/Continuum Simulations of Joule Heating and Melting of Isolated Copper-Aluminum Asperity Contacts"  Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 17, 2009, doi: 10.1088/0965-0393.


  • Fonash, E.G.; Wallace, R.; Krewer, G. “Why Are There Seeds in My Banana?  A Look at Ornamental Bananas”  Journal of Food Distribution Research, 2008, 39(1), 67-71.
  • Purohit, Y.; Sang, S.; Irving, D.L.; Padgett, C.W.; Scattergood, R.O.; Brenner, D. W. “Atomistic Modeling of the Segregation of Lead Impurities to a Grain Boundary in an Aluminum Bycrstalline Solid” Materials Science & Engineering, 2008, 493, 97-100.
  • Krewer, G; Fonasah, E.G.; Rieger, M.; Wallace, R.; Linvill, D.; Mullnix, B. “Evaluation of Commercial Banana Cultivars in Southern Georgia for Ornamental and Nursery Production,  J.  Am. Soc. for Hort. Science, Hort Technology, 2008, 18 (3), 529-535.
  • Jang, S.; Purohit, Y.; Irving, D.L.; Padgett, C.; Brenner, D.; Scattergood, R.O. “Influence of Pb segregation on the deformation of nanocrystalline Al:  Insights from molecular simulations”  Acta Materialia, 2008, 56, 4750-4761.
  • Medley, C. D.; Smith, J. E.; Tang, Z.; Wu, Y.; Bamrungsap, S.; Tan, W. “Gold Nanoparticle Based Colorimetric Assay for the Direct Detection of Cancerous Cells”  Analytical Chemistry, 2008, 80, 4, 1067-1072.
  • Jang, S.; Purohit, Y.; Irving, D.; Padgett, C.; Brenner, D.; Scattergood, R.O. “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Deformation in Nanocrystalline Al-Pb Alloys” Materials Science & Eng. A, 2008, 493, 53-57.
  • Baird, W.H. “Magnetometer Constructon and Applications for Introductory Physics” Am. J. Physics, 2008, 76(9), 807-808.
  • Werner, E.J.; Datta, A.; Jocher, C.J.; Raymond, K.N. “High-Relaxivity MRI Contrast Agents:  Where Coordination Chemistry Meets Medical Imaging”  Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2008, 47, 8568-8580.
  • Huffman, J. W.; Smith, V. J.; Padgett, L. W. “Acylation of N-p-toluenesulfonylpyrrole under Friedel-Crafts conditions:  evidence for organoaluminum intermediates”  Tetrahedron, 64, 2008, 2104-2112.


  • Hu, Y.; Hu, Z.; Padgett, C.W.; Shenderova, O.A.; Brenner, D. W. “Nanocomposites and Carbon Nanstructures” in Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology, 2nd Edition, 2007.
  • Hakkinen, M.; Wallace, R. H. “Musa siamensis, a new Musa species (Musaceae) from S.E. Asia” Folia Malaysiana, 2007, 8(2), 61-70. 
  • Fonsah, E. G.; Krewer, G.; Wallace, R.; Mullinix, B. “ Banana Trials:  A Potential Niche and Ethnic Market in Georgia” Journal of Food Distribution Research, 2007, 38(3), 14-21. 
  • Wallace, R. H.; Krewer, G.; Fonsah, E. G. “A Short Cycle Banana for Fruit Production in South Georgia” Southeastern Palms, 2007, 15(4) 13-17.
  • Padgett, C. W.; Schall, J. D.; Crill, J. W.; Brenner, D. W. “Fixing Interatomic Potentials Using Multiscale Modeling:  ad hoc Schemes for Coupling Atomic and Continuum Simulations” in Multiscale Simulation Methods for Nanomaterials, Wiley, 2007.
  • Helmly, B.C.; Lynch, W.E.; Nivens, D.A.  Preparation and Spectroscopic Characterization of MoS2 and MoSe2 Nanoparticles. Spectroscopy Letters  2007, 40, 483-492.
  • Padgett, C.W.; Arman, H.D.; Pennington, W.T. Crystal structures elucidated form X-ray powder diffraction data without prior indexing.  Crystal Growth and Design, 2007, 7 (2), pp 367–372
  • Carpenter, S.; Wallace, R. “A Review of Stereochemistry:  An Exercise for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory” Chem. Educator. 2007, 12 (6), 409-410.
  • Bongini, R.E.; Culver, S.B.; Elkins, K. M.; “Engineering Aluminum Binding Affinity in an Isolated EF-hand from Troponin C: A Computational Site-Directed Mutagensis Study”, J. of Inorg. Biochemistry, 2007, 101 (9), 1251-1264.
  • Brenner, D.W.; Irving, D. L.; Kingon, A.I.; Krim, J.; Padgett, C.W. “Multiscale Analysis of Liquid Lubrication Trends from Industrial Machines to Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems” Langmuir, 2007, 23, 9253-9257.


  • Carpenter, S. R.; Wallace, R. H.  “A Quick and Easy Simplification of Benzocaine's NMR Spectrum.”  J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 637.
  • Hammond, R. J.; Poston, B. W.; Giviriga, I.; Feske, B. D. “Biocatalytic Synthesis Towards Both Antipodes of 3-hyrdoxy-3-phenylpropanitrile, a Precursor to Fluoxetine, Atomoxetine and Nisoxetine.”  Tet. Lett.  2007, 48, 1217-1219.
  • Feske B. D.  “Bestatin:  Three Decades of Synthetic Strategies.” Current Organic Chemistry, 2007, 11, 483-496.
  • Nivens, D. A.; Lynch, W. E.; Helmly, B. C.; Nguyen, N. T.; Dingra, N.; Chow, J.; Svendsen, A.; Harris, B.; Meeks, A.; Dyal, C. Hadden, J.; Tibah, D. “Nanotechnology Education Through Laboratory Redesign and Vertical Threads.” E-Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, 2006, 931, KK03-01.
  • Baker, E.; Dyal, C.; Harris, B.;  Miller, J.; Moore, J.; Lynch, W. E.; Nivens, D.  A. “Materials Based Laboratory – Intercalation of Organic Materials and Polymers Into Minerals.” The Chemical Educator 2006, 11(5), 321-324.
  • Abdelmaksound, M.; Lee, S. M.; Padgett, C. W.; Irving, D. L.; Brenner, D. W.; Krim, J. “STM, QCM, and the Winsdshield Wiper Effect: A Joint Theoretical-Experimental Study of Adsorbate Mobility and Lubrication at High Sliding Rates.” Langmuir, 2006, 22, 9606-9609.
  • Padgett, C.W.; Shenderova, O.; Brenner, D. W.  Thermal Conductivity of Diamond Nanorods: Molecular Simulations and Scaling Relations. Nano Lett. 2006, 6(8), 1827-1831.
  • Hu, Y.; Shenderova, O.A.; Hu, Z.; Padgett, C.W.; Brenner, D.W. Carbon Nanostructures for Advanced Composites.  Rep. Prog. Phys. 2006, 69, 1847-1895.
  • Huffman, J. W., Padgett, L. W., Isherwood, M. L., Wiley, J. L., Martin, B. R.  1-Alkyl-2-aryl-4-(1-naphthoyl)pyrroles: New high affinity ligands for the cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors.  Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2006, 16, 5432-5435.