Professor Maria Hepel

hepelmr@potsdam.edu

Professional Activity

State University of New York at Potsdam

Department of Chemistry

Stowell Hall

44 Pierrepont Ave.

Potsdam , NY 13676, U.S.A.

Tel.: +1.315.267.2267

Fax: +1.315.267.3170

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International Connection

Raman Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab

Chemical and Biological Applications of Raman Spectroscopy (pdf, 7 MB)

Atomic Force Microscopy Lab

AFM operation

Tip interactions

Lectures to other Departments

Nanotechnology Lab

 

Quartz Crystal Nanobalance Lab

EQCN Principles

EQCN Setup

Studies

 

 

Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Nanobalance (EQCN) technique utilizes quartz vibrations and piezoelectric effect to measure mass changes as small as a fraction of a monolayer of atoms

 

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CHEMISTRY Dept.

 REVIEWER  OF  PAPERS  FOR  THE  FOLLOWING  JOURNALS:

Analytical Chemistry

Electroanalysis

Sensors & Actuators

Analytica Chimica Acta

Journal of Physical Chemistry

Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

Canadian Journal of Chemistry

Chemical Physics Letter

Journal of Microbiological Methods

Bioactive and Biodegradable Polymers

Bioelectrochemistry

Journal of the Electrochemical Society

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry

Faraday Transactions (The Royal Society of Chemistry)

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Langmuir

Chemosphere

Polish
Journal of Environmental Studies

Electrochemistry Communications

Electrochimica Acta

Solid State Ionics

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Thin Solid Films

International Journal of Solar Energy

Trends in Polymer
Science

Ultrasonics
and Sonochemistry

Journal of Hazardous
Materials

Central European Journal of Chemistry

Bioconjugate Chemistry

       and others

 

MEMBER  OF  EDITORIAL  BOARDS  AND  ADVISORY  BOARDS

Editorial Board Member - Journal Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology.

Editorial Board Member - Open Electrochemistry Journal

Editorial Board Member - Polish Journal of Environmental Studies

Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member -  Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry.

Editor of the American Chemical Society book "Functional Nanoparticles for Bioanalysis and Electronic Devices", 2011-2012 (in preparation).

Editor of the American Chemical Society book "Oxidative Stress: Diagnosis, Prevention and Therapy", 2011 (in press, available on the web).

International Advisory Board Member of the 11 th International Ceramics Congress, CIMTEC 2006.

REVIEWER OF PROPOSALS

Reviewer of the proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Reviewer of the proposals for the International Science Foundation (ISF).

Reviewer of the proposals for the Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society.

Reviewer of the proposals for King Fahd University of Petroleum, Saudi Arabia.

Reviewer of the proposals for the United States Department of Agriculture, SBIR Programs.

Reviewer of the proposal for the Austrian National Science Foundation.

Reviewer of the proposals for the Research Corporation.

PROFESSIONAL  ACTIVITY

Organizer, Symposium "Functional Nanoparticles for Bioanalysis and Electronic Devices", National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2011.

Program Chair, North-East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society,   NERM-2010, Potsdam, NY

Chairperson of the Symposium Nanotechnology at the Electrochemical Society Meeting, Denver, CO., May 7-12, 2006;

Organizer, Symposium Nanotechnology and Emerging Analytical/Bioanalytical Applications at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 14-17, 2005;

Chairperson of the Session at the XVIIIth International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Coimbra, Portugal, June 19-25, 2005;

Chairperson of the Symposium Environmental Electrochemistry at the Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece, Spet. 19-24, 2004;

Chairperson of the Symposium, Corrosion Science and Technology at the Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sept. 19-24, 2004;

Chairperson of the Symposium, Interfacial Electrochemistry at the Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Tessaloniki, Greece, Sept. 19-24, 2004;

Chairperson of the Symposium, Frontiers of Analytical Electrochemistry, at the International Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, ISE, Sao Pedro, Brazil;

Chairperson of the session at the XVth International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, June 11-6, 2001;

Chairperson of the Symposium, Novel Methods at the 7th International Symposium on Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research, Budapest, Hungary, May 28-June 1, 2000;

Chairperson of the Session, Semiconductors, Semiconductor Devices and Photoelectrochemistry, 4th International Symposium on New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, July 9-13, 2001, Montreal, Canada.

Chairperson of the Session, Biomembranes and Model Membranes, XVIth International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 1-6, June, 2001, Bratislava, Slovakia;

Chairperson of the Symposium, Novel Methods at the 7th International Symposium on Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research, Budapest, Hungary, May 28-June 1, 2000;

Representative of the local section of the Northeast American Chemical Society at the NERM Steering Committee (2000-2005);

Elected Officer Co-Chairperson of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the International Society of Electrochemistry, (1991- 1993);

Chairperson of the Session Fundamental Electrochemistry at the 49th Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Kitakyushu, Japan, Sept. 13-18, 1998;

Chairperson and Symposium Organizer Immunosensors, Nucleic Acid & Receptor Based Sensors at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, NERM'99, June 22-26, 1999, Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY;

Chairperson of the General Electrochemistry Symposium at the Electrochemical Soc. Meeting, Hollywood, FL, Oct. 15-20, 1989;

Session Co-chairperson at the National American Chemical Society Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, September 10-15, 1989, Symposium: Analytical Measurements Based on Piezoelectric Crystal Responses;

Chairperson of the Battery Division Student Award Committee of the Electrochemical Society (1990-1993);

Chairperson of the Symposium on Chemical Vapor Deposition at the 22nd NERM Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Syracuse, NY, June 21-24, 1992;

Chairperson of the Symposium of New Analytical Applications of Piezoelectric sensors, at the National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA,  April 7-11, 1992;

Chairperson of the Symposium on New Materials Related to Electrochemistry at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Xiamen, China, Aug.27-Sept. 1, 1995;

Member of the Education Committee of the Electrochemical Society (1987 - 1990);

Representative of the local section of the Northeast American Chemical Society at the NERM Steering Committee (2000-2005).

SUNY  POTSDAM  SERVICE

Member of Teaching Effectiveness Committee, Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley (2000-till present)

Member of the Employee Assistance Program (EPA) Committee (2000-2005).

President of Phi Kappa Phi Society, SUNY Potsdam, Chapter 258 (1997-1999)

Secretary of Phi Kappa Phi Society SUNY Potsdam, Chapter 258 (1993-1996)

Member of the Research and Creative Endeavors Committee, Potsdam College, SUNY (1988-1992)

Member of the Radiation Committee, Potsdam College, SUNY (1990-1992).

Member of the Learning and Research Fair Committee, Potsdam College, SUNY (1992).

Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee (1993-1994).

Member of the Presidential Scholars Committee (1993-1994).

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • American Chemical Society North-East Region Section Award for Achievements in the Chemical Sciences 2012

  • Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, State University of New York, 2012

  • Annual Research Award of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 2008.

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities, SUNY, Albany, 2006-2007.

  • SUNY Chancellor's Research Recognition Award (October 2002).

  • Research Advisor Recognition Award 2001/2002, CSTEP, SUNY Potsdam.

  • President's Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Endeavor, SUNY College at Potsdam, May 2001.

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, SUNY, Albany, 1998.

  • President's Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Endeavor, SUNY College at Potsdam, 1995.

  • Member of Iota Sigma Phi National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry.

  • Chancellor Award for Research Achievements, Krakow, Jagiellonian University, 1977.

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Krakow, Jagiellonian University, 1974.

  • Ministry of Science Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, Poland, 1977.

  • Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Research, Poland, 1978.

  • Five Years of Service Recognition Award, Potsdam College, SUNY, 1990.

  • Ten Years of Service Recognition Award, SUNY Potsdam, 1995.

  • Member of the Academic Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi.

  • Member of the Chemistry Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon.

  • Member of the Scientific Research Honor Society, Sigma Xi.

  • Citation in Who's Who in the World

  • Citation in Who's Who of American Women

  • Citation in Who's Who of American Education

  • Citation in Who's Who of Polish American

  • Citation in Who's Who Among American Teachers 2002

  • Citation in Who's Who in America, 2001, 2002.

  • Citation in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century, 1st Edition.

  • Citation in 2000 The Roll of Honor of the Polish Science.

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

       1.  Electrochemical Society, Inc.

                                      2.  American Chemical Society

                                      3.  American Physical Society (1982-1985)

       4.   International Society of Electrochemistry

       5.   New York Academy of Science

       6.   International Association for Hydrogen Energy (1983-1986, 2004-present)

7.   Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry

       8.   American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (1994-1997)

       9.   American Association of University Women (1990-2000)

       10. Materials Research Society 

       11. Controlled Drug Release Society (1996-1998)

       12. Council on Undergraduate Research

       13. National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) (1995-1998)

       14. International Bioelectrochemistry Society

       15. Member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (2002)

       16. International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2002)

RESEARCH  COLLABORATIONS  WITH  OTHER  SCHOOLS

SUNY at Buffalo in the field of UPD films (1985-till present).

Department of Chemistry, SUNY at Binghamton in the field of nanostructured catalysts (2001-till present).

Institute of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland, in the field of DNA biosensors (2009-present).

Center for Materials Research in Energy Conversion, School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in the field of solar hydrogen energy (2005-till present).

Masaryk University, Department of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic in the field of immunosensors (1999-till present).

Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Food Research, Olsztyn, Poland in the field of proteins adsorption (2003-till present).

Academia Swietokrzyska, Institute of Chemistry, Kielce, Poland in the field of corrosion inhibition (2004-till present).

Syracuse University in the field of size-quantized semiconductors (1989-1994).

Miami University in the field of self-assembling monolayers of viologens (1990-1992).

Clarkson University in the field of photochemistry (1990-1993).

Institute fur Energieverfahrenstechnik, Forschungzentrum, Julich, Germany (1993-1995).

Drug Institute, Warszawa, Poland, in the field of controlled drug release (1992-1996).

Kentucky State University, Louisville, KY, in the field of thin polymer films (1998-1999).

 

Nanoporous TiO2

for solar energy conversion and direct methanol fuel cells

 


Degradation of dye pollutants

Electron density surface

with potential map for dye pollutant Remazol Blue Black.  Decomposition of pollutants studied by photo-electrocatalytic method using TiO2, WO3, and MoO3 semiconductor electrodes

Quantum Conductance Monatomic Nanobridge Devices

studied using conductanc spectroscopy and AFM/STM

Oriented Single Crystal Quartz Wafer

used as a piezoresonator in sensors is able to detect  nanogram mass changes of monolayer films

 

 

AFM Image of Silver Nuclei obtained by electrodeposition on a graphite substrate

AFM Image of Silver Crystal electrochemically deposited on graphite

AFM Image of MoO3 Nanowires

assembled on HOPG monatomic steps by electrochemical reduction of molybdenum poly-oxo-metalates

 

 

AFM Image of Thermal TiO2

grown on a Ti foil at 1123 K

 

 

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