Dr. Allan Jay Cardenas

  Dr. Allan Jay Cardenas

Dr. Allan Jay Cardenas

Assistant Professoronth

Science Center 325 Science Center

(716) 673-4843

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Ph.D., Georgetown University

Cardenas Research Training Group

BS Chemistry, University of the Philippines Los Baños
PhD Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
Associate Editor, Chemical Paper
Reaxys Phd Club Member

Teaching Interests

Inorganic Chemistry
Crystallography
Instrumental Analysis

Research Interests

Our research group is a molecular chemistry group which designs and synthesizes molecules that have specific function such as small molecule activation, molecular transformation and catalysis. Our research approach prioritizes on students' training in synthesis, spectroscopy and research to prepare them for their future career. Our group makes sure that any students from our group will have the skills necessary for graduate school or industry while still pursuing high quality and innovative research.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2015).

Current Research

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Phosphine Complexes for Small Molecule Activation
  • Synthesis and Characterization of rhodium phospine heteregenous catalysts for hydrogenation

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Programs

  • "Department of Energy, Office of Science-Visiting Faculty Program," N/A (2021).

Presentations

  • "First Place Oral Presentation-Synthesis of Rhodium Mononuclear Phosphine Complexes for Development of Heteregenous Catalyst for Hydrogenation," Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference (2022).
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Copper and Nickel Phosphine Complexes for Small Molecule Activation," Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference (2022).
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Copper and Nickel Phosphine Complexes for Small Molecule Activation," American Chemical Society-Wester New York Undergraduate Research Presentation (2022).
  • " Outstanding Poster Award-Synthesis of Rhodium Mononuclear Phosphine Complexes for Development of Heteregenous Catalyst for Hydrogenation," American Chemical Society-Western New York Undergraduate Research Symposium (2022).
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Copper and Nickel Phosphine Complexes for Small Molecule Activation," American Chemical Society-Western New York Undergraduate Research Symposium (2022).
  • " Synthesis of Rhodium Mononuclear Phosphine Complexes for Development of Heteregenous Catalyst for Hydrogenation," American Chemical Society Spring 2022 Meeting (2022).
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Copper and Nickel Phosphine Complexes for Small Molecule Activation," American Chemical Society Spring 2022 National Meeting (2022).
  • "Frustration and Reactivity of Sulfur-boron FLPs ," American Chemical Society National Meeting Fall 2017 (2017).