Grigoriy A. Sereda


  Organic Chemistry
  University of South Dakota

 M.S., 1988, Moscow State University  
 Ph.D., 1992, Moscow State University

  Current address
  414 E. Clark Street
  University of South Dakota,
  Department of Chemistry
  57069 Vermillion, SD          


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 Research group

  Phone: (605) 677-6190
  Fax: (605) 677-6397


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We are interested in the interdisciplinary areas between organic chemistry, nanotechnology, and photodynamics.
Currently our research is focused on the three following projects:

1. Synthesis, controlled functionalization, and application of nanoparticles for biochemical, medical, catalysis, and industrial polymer applications 

2. Photo sensitized cytotoxicity of quinones as potential PDT agents 

3. Catalysis by carbons and deposited materials (Pd, vanadia, titania. etc.)

     Recent individual awards

2018 Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF), Professor/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship

2017 Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF), Professor/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship

2016 - 2018 Subcontract with the Surface Engineering Research Center (SERC)

2016 Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF), Professor/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship

2015 USD President's Award for Research Excellence - Innovation and Entrepreneurship category 

2013 - 2017 Subcontract with the Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing center (CNAM)

     Selected Publications

    1. Rashwan, K.; Meyerink, J.; Sereda, G.; Crawford, G. Photochemical Surface Modification of Titanium Dioxide Nanotube-Coated Surfaces by Ag-Hydroxyapatite Compositions. J. Chem., 2019, Article ID 9325264    

    2Sereda, G.; Hawkins, B. Introducing Students to the Medical Applications of Cross-Linked Hydrogels Using Nontoxic Materials and Experiments Suitable for Many Settings. J. Chem. Educ. 2018, 95,11, 2068-2070  

     3Sereda, G. Invitation to Organic Chemistry. 2017, Linus Learning, Ronkonkoma, NY, ISBN: 9781607977223

    4Sereda, G.; Rashwan, K.; Karels, B.; Fritza, A.   Article in Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Third Edition Vol. 7, 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1081/E-ENN3-140000064.

    5Sereda, G.; Keppen, J. Versatile nondestructive surface modification of carbonaceous materials and process for grafting into polymer matrices. PCT Int. Appl. 2017, WO 2017106854 A120170622.

    6. Anna, L.; Brouet, S.; Caran, K.; Hayden, T.; Heemstra, J.; Nikles, J.; Paige, M.; Sereda, G.; VanHorn, B.; Wentzel, M.; Woods, L. First-Term Organic Chemistry Exam. Form 2017. ACS Division of Chemical Education Examination, 2017.

    7Sereda, G., Brower, J. Sequential material deposition for desensitization and remineralization of teeth. US Patent Appl. 2017, PCT Int. Appl. W20180064613.

    8Sereda, G. Sequential material deposition for desensitization and remineralization of teeth. US Patent Appl. 2016, PCT Int. Appl. WO2016209910,

    9. Rashwan, K.; Sereda, G. Applications of Nanoparticles through Surface Functionalization, pp. 95-105. Chapter 5 in Book Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise, Vol. 2, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1224, Edited by Cheng, H.N., Doemeny, L., Geraci, Ch. L., Schmidt, D.G., 2016, ISBN13: 9780841231467, eISBN: 9780841231450. 

    10. Rashwan, K.; Sereda, G.; Kilin, D. Adsorption patterns of caffeic acid on titania: affinity, charge transfer and sunscreen applications. Mol. Phys. 2016, 114 (3-4), 498-508.

    11. Forsay, S.; Ngassa, F.; Boquin, J.; Brouet, S.; Chaytor, J.; Domski, G.; Madu, Ch.; Nicholson, Ch.; Ow, F.; Phillips, R.; Sereda, G. Organic Chemistry I & II: A Live Interactive Textbook. 1st ed. Toronto, Ontario: Top Hat 2015

    12. Eichler, B.; Erickson, J.; Keppen, J.; Sykes, A.; Sereda, G. A non-planar crystal polymorph of 1,2-bis(9-anthracenyl)ethyne. Tetrahedron Lett., 2015, 56, 4574-4577.

    13Sereda G., Application of Mesoporous Materials for Drug Delivery, p 151-166, Chapter 8 in the Book "Comprehensive Guide for Mesoporous Materials". Volume 4 (Application and Commercialization) Edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-63482-093-6

    14Huber, V.; Sereda, G.; Dale, J.  Rapid and inexpensive assay for evaluation of antibody efficacy with custom-designed fluorescent nanoparticles.  US Patent 2014, Int. Appl., WO 2014145216 A1 20140918. 

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