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          


Teaching schedule



 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

2019 Burroughs Welcome Fund Award for sabbatical research at the Oregon Health and Science University

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 

     Selected Publications

    1Sereda G, Rashwan K, Saeedi S, Christianson D, Fraser S, Jordan B. Functionalized silk dental floss as a vehicle for delivery of bioactive minerals and ions to the tooth surface.Am. J. Dent., 2019, 32, 118-123.  

    2Sereda, G.; Saeedi, S. Pre-treatment of dentin with chondroitin sulfate or L-arginine modulates dentinal tubule occlusion by toothpaste components.Am. J. Dent., 2019, 32, 81-88.  

    3Sereda G.; VanLaecken A.; Turner J.A   Monitoring Demineralization and Remineralization of Human Dentin by Characterization of its Structure with Resonance-Enhanced AFM-IR Chemical Mapping, Nanoindentation, and SEM. Dent. Mat., 2019, 35 (4), 617-626.  

    4. 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    

    5Sereda, 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  

    6Sereda, G. Invitation to Organic Chemistry. 2017, Linus Learning, Ronkonkoma, NY, ISBN: 9781607977223

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

    8Sereda, G.; Keppen, J. Versatile nondestructive surface modification of carbonaceous materials and process for grafting into polymer matrices. US Patent # 10316010, June 11, 2019

    9. 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.


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