Svetlana Bashkova

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics

CONTACT INFORMATION

Courses

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Mentored Research in Chemistry
  • Research and Thesis
  • Independent Study

Research

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Carbon Chemistry
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Water Purification

Education

  • BA, Chemistry, Riga Technical University
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Riga Technical University
  • MS, Chemistry, CUNY City College of New York
  • PhD, Analytical Chemistry, CUNY Graduate Center

Academic Profile

In my research group, we work on the synthesis, characterization, data analysis, and testing of carbon-containing materials. The main focus is on the “green chemistry” approach and the synthesis of activated carbons and ordered mesoporous carbons (OMCs) from sustainable resources, i.e. cashew nut shells, tannins, lignin, etc. These materials are designed and tailored in a way to address their application in the area of environmental remediation. We are specifically interested in water purification processes, removal, and photocatalytic degradation of synthetic dyes, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, etc. The green chemistry concept is highly emphasized by using sustainable precursors, green solvents, and energy-efficient practices. The materials are characterized by a wide scope of analytical techniques (UV-Vis, FT-IR, nitrogen sorption, SEM , TEM, XRD, XPS, etc.) to assess their structural, textural, and surface parameters. Some of the characterization work is accomplished through external collaborations with researchers around the world. 

For more on our research and publications, please visit:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Svetlana-Bashkova

 

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