Bradley D. Rose CV

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#Bradley D. Rose

PhD

Physical Organic Chemist


Skills

Laboratory Experience

  • Synthesis and purification of organic compounds
  • Airfree techniques
  • Glassblowing/lampworking
  • Laboratory equipment maintenance

Instrumentation

I have experience working with the following instrumentation:

  • EPR spectrometer
  • NMR spectrometer
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • Fluorescence spectrofluorometers
  • IR spectrophotometer
  • GC, HPLC, and similar chromatography

Computational Chemistry

I have basic Python, Linux, and FORTRAN programming skills and use computational chemistry programs listed below and similar.

  • ORCA
  • GAMESS
  • Gaussian
  • Q-Chem
  • Spartan

Employment

Brief Employment History

2014 - 2016King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

#Postdoctoral research

Advisor: Jean-Luc Brédas

http://www.kaust.edu.sa/

2005 - 2007Illinois Central College

#I was a laboratory technician and prepared general chemistry labs and maintained the storeroom and labs.

http://www.icc.edu/


Education

2014 - 2016King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Advisor: Jean-Luc Brédas

Postdoctoral research

2009 - 2014University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Advisor: Michael M. Haley

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

2007 - 2009Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Advisor: Cheryl D. Stevenson

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics

2004 - 2007Illinois Central College
East Peoria, IL

Associate of Arts in Chemistry (2009)


Teaching

Lectures

    CHEM 113 Chemistry and Global Issues
     Chemistry for non-science majors
     2017 (Spring,Fall)
     2018 (Spring,Summer,Fall)
     2019 (Spring,Summer,Fall)

    CHEM 120 Principles of Chemistry 1
     Chemistry with less mathematical emphasis than CHEM 130
     2017 (Fall)
     2018 (Spring,Fall)
     2019 (Fall)

    CHEM 130 General Chemistry
     First semester college chemistry
     2018 (Fall)
     2019 (Spring,Fall)

    CHEM 132 General Chemistry
     Second semester college chemistry
     2016 (Summer,Fall)
     2017(Spring,Summer,Fall)
     2018 (Spring)
     2019 (Spring)

Laboratories

    CHEM 115 Foundations of Chemistry
     2019 (Fall)

    CHEM 120 Principles of Chemistry 1
     2017 (Fall)
     2018 (Spring,Fall)
     2019 (Fall)

    CHEM 130 General Chemistry
     2016(Fall)
     2017 (Fall)
     2019 (Fall)

    CHEM 132 General Chemistry
     2016 (Summer,Fall)
     2017 (Spring,Summer,Fall)
     2018 (Spring,Fall)
     2019 (Spring)


Teaching Statement

An aspect of education that guides my teaching is the creation of an enlightened public able to effectively address societal issues. I want to help people develop an appreciation of chemistry, its broad relevance, and develop their evidence based critical thinking skills. Learning is not something that can be easily forced and has to have buy in from the students.

To facilitate student learning, I incorporate different techniques based on what research demonstrates is effective. For example, students are encouraged to look at material for the first time before coming to class in order to be prepared to meaningfully engage with the content by utilizing worksheets for a completion grade. This has been well received, and former students have commented to me that they appreciated this since they tried a new technique for how to effectively study and then utilized it in other courses. The results have been very encouraging and I am working on transitioning my class structure away from a more traditional lecture format. Going forward, I would like to set up my courses so that 30% or more of the class is small group work.

I enjoy sharing tips and techniques for becoming an effective student with my classes. For example, providing guidance and tips for what it means to “study more". There is often an implicit expectation of the skills to be an efficient and effective student, but they can be lacking. That is why I take time to emphasize these skills and offer examples in my classes and in individual discussions with students.

I have been able to create an inclusive and engaging environment in classroom discussions in topics that some are very passionate about. For example, in one chemistry course there are discussions that touch topics like climate change, the economics of who can afford things, and how that relates to chemistry and technologies. I make sure everyone has had the opportunity to express their viewpoints using techniques like think-pair-share. The discussion is encouraged to be collegial, and to demonstrate I will question ideas in a friendly way, even if the given response was correct, encouraging each student to go a step further in their thinking.

In each class I like to clearly lay out my expectations for students, treating the syllabus as a contract between us. I expect that they come prepared to class, and clarify what prepared means at the end of each class for the following meeting. I also curve the grade in my courses, because as much as I try, perhaps there was an exam question that was poorly worded and many students missed it. Utilizing all of these techniques I enjoy helping others become sucessful students, not just in chemistry, but try to encourage them to build out skillsets that will be beneficial for other classes and challenges.


Service & Outreach

Service

  • Greening the Curriculum Committee, 2017 -
  • Global Learning Committee, 2018 - 2019
  • Pilot OER for CHEM 130 & CHEM 132
  • Faculty panelist on American Chemical Society Postoc to Faculty Workshop, Fall 2018

Outreach

  • Clover Clinic, 2017 -
    Organize chemistry portion of annual Clover Clinic
  • Proctor WYSE competition, 2017 - 2018
  • Organize boy scouts visit to ICC chemistry, 2019
  • Science Rocks, Peoria Riverfront Musem, demonstrations, Sept. 7 2019

Honors/Achievements

2009 - 2014Graduate

  • Henry V. Howe Scholarship, 2013-2014
  • American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Emmanuil Troyansky Fellow
    Award Page & Essay, 2012 - 2013
  • National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education, 2011 - 2012, 2013 - 2014
  • Science Literacy Program Fellow, Spring 2011
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2009 - 2010

2004 - 2009Undergraduate

  • Argonnne Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Presenter, 2008
  • Illinois State University Undergraduate Research Symposia Presenter, 2008
  • Study abroad at University of Limerick, Fall 2007
  • ICC Student Government President 2006
  • ICC Curriculum Committee Student Representative, 2006 - 2007
  • ICC Campus Activities Board Co-founder, 2006

Research

Brief Overview of Research Projects

Post-Doctoral

I used computaional chemistry to provide a theoretical understanding of the properties of molecular/oligomeric/polymeric organic systems in close collaboration with experimentalists.

Graduate

My research focused on new conjugated pi systems based on the indeno[1,2-b]fluorene scaffold. The goal was to develop new organic materials that could be used in organic electronics such as organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic photovoltaics (OPV). These technologies could allow for the rapid, large scale printing of flexible electronic devices. In addition to synthesizing a number of derivatives, I explored these types of compounds theoretically and completed some basic materials characterization.

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Undergraduate

The focus of the my undergraduate research was discovering new reactivities and novel organic compounds via organic anion radicals.

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Publications

List of Publications

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Explorations of the Indenofluorenes and Expanded Quinoidal Analogues, C. K. Frederickson, B. D. Rose, M. M. Haley, Accounts of Chemical Research 2017, 50, 977-987. doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00004

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Open-Circuit Voltage in Organic Solar Cells: The Impacts of Donor Semicrystallinity and Coexistence of Multiple Interfacial Charge-Transfer Bands, G. O. Ngongang Ndjawa, K. R. Graham, S. Mollinger, D. M. Wu, D. Hanifi, R. Prasanna, B. D. Rose, S. Dey, L. Yu, J.-L. Brédas, M. D. McGehee, A. Salleo, A. Amassian, Advanced Energy Materials 2017, 7, 1601995. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201601995

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High operational and environmental stability of high-mobility conjugated polymer field-effect transistors through the use of molecular additives, M. Nikolka, I. Nasrallah, B. D. Rose, M. K. Ravva, K. Broch, D. Harkin, J. Charmet, M. Hurhangee, A. Brown, S. Illig, P. Too, J. Jongman, I. McCulloch, J.-L. Brédas, H. Sirringhaus, Nature Materials 2017, 16, 356-362. doi: 10.1038/nmat4785

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An Efficient Naphthalenediimide-Based Hole Semiconducting Polymer with Vinylene Linkers Between Donor and Acceptor Units, L. Zhang, B. D. Rose, Y. Liu, M. M. Nahid, E. Gann, J. Ly, W. Zhao, S. J. Rosa, T. P. Russell, A. Facchetti, C. R. McNeill, J.-L. Brédas, A. L. Briseno, Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28, 8580-8590. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03379

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Passivation of Molecular n-Doping: Exploring the Limits of Air Stability, M. L. Tietze, B. D. Rose, M. Schwarze, A. Fischer, S. Runge, J. Blochwitz-Nimoth, B. Lüssem, K. Leo, J.-L. Brédas, Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 3730-3737. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201505092

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Molecular Engineering of Nonhalogenated Solution-Processable Bithiazole-Based Electron-Transport Polymeric Semiconductors, B. Fu, C.-Y. Wang, B. D. Rose, Y. Jiang, M. Chang, P.-H. Chu, Z. Yuan, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, B. Kippelen, J.-L. Brédas, D. M. Collard, E. Reichmanis, Chemistry of Materials 2015, 27, 2928-2937. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00173

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Unusually short excited state lifetimes of indenofluorene and fluorenofluorene derivatives result from a conical intersection, B. D. Rose, L. E. Shoer, M. R. Wasielewski, M. M. Haley, Chemical Physics Letters 2014, 616-617, 137-141. doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2014.10.031

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Scalable synthesis of 5,11-diethynylated indeno[1,2-b]fluorene-6,12-diones and exploration of their solid state packing, B. D. Rose, P. J. Santa Maria, A. G. Fix, C. L. Vonnegut, L. N. Zakharov, S. R. Parkin, M. M. Haley, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014, 10, 2122-2130. doi: 10.3762/bjoc.10.219

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Experimental and Computational Studies of the Neutral and Reduced States of Indeno[1,2-b]fluorene, B. D. Rose, N J. Sumner, A. S. Filatov, S. J. Peters, L. N. Zakharov, M. A. Petrukhina, M. M. Haley, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 9181-9189. doi: 10.1021/ja503870z

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6,12-Bis[(tricyclohexylsilyl)ethynyl]indeno[1,2-b]fluorene, B. D. Rose, L. N. Zakharov, M. M. Haley, Acta Crystallographica Section E 2013, 69, o890. doi: 10.1107/S160053681301218X

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Indeno[2,1-c]fluorene: A New Electron-Accepting Scaffold for Organic Electronics, A. G. Fix, P. E. Deal, C. L. Vonnegut, B. D. Rose, L. N. Zakharov, M. M. Haley, Organic Letters 2013, 15, 1362–1365. doi: 10.1021/ol400318z

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Formation of the Donor-Acceptor Charge Transfer Exciton and its Contribution to Charge Photogeneration and Recombination in Small-Molecule Bulk Heterojunctions, M. J. Kendrick, A. Neunzert, M. M. Payne, B. Purushothaman, B. D. Rose, J. E. Anthony, M. M. Haley, O. Ostroverkhova, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 18108–18116. doi: 10.1021/jp305913s

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6,12-Diarylindeno[1,2-b]fluorenes: Syntheses, Photophysics, and Ambipolar OFETs, D. T. Chase, A. G. Fix, S. J. Kang, B. D. Rose, C. D. Weber, Y. Zhong, L. N. Zakharov, M. C. Lonergan, C. Nuckolls, M. M. Haley, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 10349–10352. doi: 10.1021/ja303402p

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Fluoreno[4,3-c]fluorene: A Closed-Shell, Fully Conjugated Hydrocarbon, B. D. Rose, C. L. Vonnegut, L. N. Zakharov, M. M. Haley, Organic Letters 2012, 14, 2426–2429. doi: 10.1021/ol300942z

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Electron-Accepting 6,12-Diethynylindeno[1,2-b]fluorenes: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Photophysical Properties, D. T. Chase, A. G. Fix, B. D. Rose, C. D. Weber, S. Nobusue, C. E. Stockwell, L. N. Zakharov, M. C. Lonergan, M. M. Haley, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50, 11103–11106. doi: 10.1002/anie.201104797

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Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Photophysical Properties of Electron-Accepting Diethynylindenofluorenediones, B. D. Rose, D. T. Chase, C. D. Weber, L. N. Zakharov, M. C. Lonergan, M. M. Haley, Organic Letters 2011, 13, 2106–2109. doi: 10.1021/ol200525g

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Indeno[1,2-b]fluorenes: Fully Conjugated Antiaromatic Analogues of Acenes, D. T. Chase, B. D. Rose, S. P. McClintock, L. N. Zakharov, M. M. Haley, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50, 1127–1130. doi: 10.1002/anie.201006312

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Reduction of an Hexamethylphosphoramide Degradation Product: A Diazabutadiene, B. D. Rose, S. J. Peters, R. C. Reiter, C. D. Stevenson, Organic Letters 2009, 11, 4564-4567. doi: 10.1021/ol901798s

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The Isomers of [12]Annulyne and their Reactive Relationships to Heptalene and Biphenyl, B. D. Rose, S. J. Peters, R. C. Reiter and C. D. Stevenson, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 8842–8846. doi: 10.1002/anie.200803863

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Patents

List of Patents

Haley, M. M.; Chase, D. T.; Rose, B.; Fix, A. G. Alkynyl-Substituted Indenofluorenes Useful In Electronic And Electro-Optical Devices. WO/2011/159763, December 22, 2011. link


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About Me

A Brief Introduction

I grew up in central Illinois and began my undergraduate education at Illinois Central College. I continued my undergraduate education at Illinois State University where I developed a passion for research. I received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics in 2009. I continued learning and research at the University of Oregon and expanded it to include undergraduate and K-12 science education.

When I have free time I enjoy tea, playing board games, and biking.

Professional Interests

I am interested in teaching chemistry and science literacy. Training in chemistry can provide the skills to make connections between information and bigger ideas. This is especially interesting when it leads to counterintuitive results; for example, having a dog has about the same impact on global warming as driving a SUV.

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