Grigoriy A. Sereda


  Organic Chemistry
  University of South Dakota

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



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



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

Teaching schedule

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"I believe that if you put as much effort into this course as Dr. Sereda does for us, there is no way that you cannot be successful in it. He will make you work for your grade." Organic chemistry student, Spring 2020.

  UCAN Understand Curved Arrow Notation!

Organic Chemistry blog. Answers to questions from USD students (Practice organic chemistry questions with explanations)

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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. Drug delivery by nanoparticles

2. Functionalized carbon particles for industrial applications 

3. Dental applications of nanotechnology and microfluidics

  Research site of the USD Department of Chemistry

     Recent individual awards

2020 Pilot Grant from NIH - Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity 

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)

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

     Recent Publications

    1.  Izuegbunam, Ch.; Wijewantha, N.; Wone, B.; Ariyarathne, M.; Sereda G.; Wone, B. W. M.  A nano-biomimetic transformation system enables in planta expression of a reporter gene in mature plants and seeds. Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 3240-3250.       

    2Sereda, G. Friedel-Crafts ReactionsChapter 6 in Book "Green Chemistry in Drug Discovery: From Academia to Industry". Ed. Richardson, Paul. Springer, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-0716-1577-5, 978-1-0716-1579-9

    3. Sarkar, A.; Sereda, G.; Miro, P. Computational investigation of KICl2 iodination of thiophene and its electron‐poor derivatives. J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2021, 34, 6, e4190. 

    4Wone, B.Sereda, G. Hydroxyapatite Nanocarrier for Genetic Cargo. US Patent Appl. # 17/316,045, May 10, 2021

    5. Rezvani, K.; Sereda, G. Methods and Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer. US Patent Appl. # 20210093726, April 1, 2021

    6. Patel, A.; Sereda, G.; Banerjee, S. Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Spinel Cobaltite Nanomaterials. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2021, 22, 6, 763-782.

    7. Thirumeni, S.; Balasanthiran, Ch.; Sereda, G. The Catalytic Activity of TiO2 Toward a Multicomponent Reaction Depends on its Morphology, Mechanoactivation and Presence of Visible Light. Journal of Photocatalysis 2020, 1, 1, 37-42.

    8Sereda, G.; Sarkar, A.M.; Hussain, A.; Zefirov, N.S. Solvent-Free and Liquid-Phase Iodination of Thiophene Derivatives with Potassium Dichloroiodate. Synthesis 2020, 52, 7, 1140-1146.  

    9França, C.M.; Tahayeri, A.; Rodrigues, N.S.; Ferdosian, Sh.; Rontani, R.M.P.; Sereda, G.; Ferracane, J.L.; Bertassoni, L.E. The tooth on-a-chip: a microphysiologic model system mimicking the biologic interface of the tooth with biomaterials. Lab Chip 2020, 20, 405-413.  

    10Chilkoor, G.; Sarder, R.; Islam, J.; ArunKumar, K.E.; Ratnayake, I.; Star, Sh.; Jasthi, Bh. K.; Sereda, G.; Koratkar, N.; Meyyappan, M. Maleic anhydride-functionalized graphene nanofillers render epoxy coatings highly resistant to corrosion and microbial attack. Carbon 2020, 159, 586-597.  


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