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Zerihun Assefa

Professor/Chair

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contact
New Science Building 348
Education
Ph.D.Chemistry / University of Maine
B.S.Chemistry / Addis Ababa University

Research Interests

1) Development of “vapoluminescent” compounds that can incorporate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of interest and change their luminescent behavior. The synthesis of designer ligands capable of accepting targeted VOCs of interest are being conducted in the group for sensor application. 2) Tailoring late transition metal complexes and multidentate ligands for Simultaneous Sensitization of Lanthanide Emissions is the second area of interest. 3) Developing and fundamental understanding of white light-emitting novel materials is another area of research interest in the lab for lighting technology used for general illumination.

Recent Publications

  • Andrea Ofori-Boadu, Frederick Aryeetey, Zerihun Assefa, Elham Hajialiakbari Fini, Andrea Ofori-Boadu, Frederick Aryeetey, Zerihun Assefa, Elham Hajialiakbari Fini (2018). (Hydration and Setting Behavior of Cement Pastes Modified with Swine-waste Biochar). In Philip Weinsier, (2) 18, pp. 33-43 ). International Journal of Modern Engineering.
  • , Zerihun Assefa, Zerihun Assefa (2017). (Luminescence Investigation of Samarium(III) Dicyanoaurate(I) based Coordination Networks with and without Aurophilic Interactions). pp. 1-10 ). Gold Bulletin.
  • , Zerihun Assefa, Zerihun Assefa (2017). (Luminescence Investigation of Samarium(III) Dicyanoaurate(I) based Coordination Networks with and without Aurophilic Interactions). pp. 1-10 ). Gold Bulletin.
  • Zerihun Assefa, Ian Rahn, Carlos Crawford, Ricahard Sykora, Zerihun Assefa, Ian Rahn (2016). (Crystal structure of bis(1,3-diaminopropane-κ2N,N’)bis[2-(4- nitrophenyl) acetato-κO cadmium(II) ). E72, pp. 226-228 ). Acta Cryst.
  • George Agbeworvi, Zerihun Assefa, Carlos Crawford, Richard Sykora, Jared Taylor, Carlos Crawford, George Agbeworvi (2016). (Higher coordinate gold(I) complexes with the weak Lewis base tri(4- fluorophenyl)phosphine. Synthesis, structural, and density functional theoretical studies). 1108, pp. 508-515 ). Jornal of Molecular Structure .
  • George Agbeworvi, Zerihun Assefa, Carlos Crawford, Richard Sykora, Jared Taylor, Carlos Crawford, George Agbeworvi (2016). (Higher coordinate gold(I) complexes with the weak Lewis base tri(4- fluorophenyl)phosphine. Synthesis, structural, and density functional theoretical studies). 1108, pp. 508-515 ). Jornal of Molecular Structure .
  • , Zerihun Assefa, Zerihun Assefa (2016). (Introducing research style approach in an open inquiry based instruction in upper undergraduate inorganic chemistry teaching laboratory course). 21, pp. 23-27 ). The Chemical Educator.
  • Zerihun Assefa, Ian Rahn, Carlos Crawford, Ricahard Sykora, Zerihun Assefa, Ian Rahn (2016). (Crystal structure of bis(1,3-diaminopropane-κ2N,N’)bis[2-(4- nitrophenyl) acetato-κO cadmium(II) ). E72, pp. 226-228 ). Acta Cryst.
  • , Zerihun Assefa, Zerihun Assefa (2016). (Introducing research style approach in an open inquiry based instruction in upper undergraduate inorganic chemistry teaching laboratory course). 21, pp. 23-27 ). The Chemical Educator.
  • Davia Mckoy, Marion Franks, Zerihun Assefa, Davia Mckoy, Marion Franks, Zerihun Assefa (2014). ((E)-3-(4-(heptyloxy)phenyl)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-one). E70, pp. o163-o164 ). Acta Crystallographica E.
  • Davia Mckoy, Marion Franks, Zerihun Assefa, Davia Mckoy, Marion Franks, Zerihun Assefa (2014). ((E)-3-(4-(heptyloxy)phenyl)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-one). E70, pp. o163-o164 ). Acta Crystallographica E.
  • Matthew Mickens, Zerihun Assefa, Matthew Mickens, Zerihun Assefa (2014). (Tunable luminescence and white light emission of novel multiphase sodium calcium silicate nanophosphors doped with Ce 3+, Tb 3+, and Mn 2+ ions). 145, pp. 498–506 ). Journal of Luminescence.
  • Matthew Mickens, Zerihun Assefa, Matthew Mickens, Zerihun Assefa (2014). (Tunable luminescence and white light emission of novel multiphase sodium calcium silicate nanophosphors doped with Ce 3+, Tb 3+, and Mn 2+ ions). 145, pp. 498–506 ). Journal of Luminescence.
  • Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa, Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa (2014). (Structure, Luminescence, and Vapochromism of Bridged Cationic Copper(I) Dimers and Polymers). 24, pp. 66-77 ). Journal of Inorganic and Organomet Polymers .
  • Frankie White, Lam Pham, Kang Xiang, Rylee Thomas, Paul Vogel, Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa, Richard Sykora, Zerihun Assefa, Frankie White (2014). (Synthesis, structures, and photoluminescence properties of lanthanide dicyanoaurates containing dimeric aurophilic interactions). 414, pp. 240–249 ). Inorganica Chimica Acta.
  • Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa, Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa (2014). (Structure, Luminescence, and Vapochromism of Bridged Cationic Copper(I) Dimers and Polymers). 24, pp. 66-77 ). Journal of Inorganic and Organomet Polymers .
  • Frankie White, Lam Pham, Kang Xiang, Rylee Thomas, Paul Vogel, Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa, Richard Sykora, Zerihun Assefa, Frankie White (2014). (Synthesis, structures, and photoluminescence properties of lanthanide dicyanoaurates containing dimeric aurophilic interactions). 414, pp. 240–249 ). Inorganica Chimica Acta.
  • Derick Forcha, Kwame Brown, Zerihun Assefa, Derick Forcha, Zerihun Assefa (2013). (Luminescence, absorption, and Stern–Volmer studies of cerium chloride and nitrate compounds in acidic and neutral aqueous, and non-aqueous solutions). 103, pp. 90–95 ). Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.
  • Darkus Jenkins, Zerihun Assefa, Darkus Jenkins, Zerihun Assefa (2013). (2-Diphenylphosphanyl-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazole). (8) 69, pp. 1364–1364 ). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online.
  • Darkus Jenkins, Zerihun Assefa, Darkus Jenkins, Zerihun Assefa (2013). (2-Diphenylphosphanyl-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazole). (8) 69, pp. 1364–1364 ). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online.