Jackson State University
Ph.D., Chemistry - Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland (1975)
M.Sc., Chemistry - Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland (1972)
Nature of chemical bonds.
Theoretical predictions of molecular potential energy surfaces and vibrational spectra.
Structures and properties of molecules with heavy elements.
Properties and structure of DNA fragments.
Nanomaterials including their interactions with biomolecules and toxicity.
Computational chemistry methods in environmental problems,
surface chemistry and atmospheric chemistry.
During the period of 1998 - 2008 served as the founding Director of the NSF-CREST Computational Center for Molecular Structure and Interactions (CCMSI). Since 2008, has been the Director of the NSF-CREST Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity (ICN).