Research is the key to success.

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service.

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure that our students are educated in a vibrant and engaged environment. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research


Benin, V. A. (Co-Principal), Morgan, A. B. (Principal). "Flame Retardant Technology Discovery and Flammability Method Development." Sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), $340,000. (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015).

Benin, V. A. (Principal), Morgan, A. B. (Co-Principal). "New Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Chemistries." Sponsored by Israeli Chemical Ltd. (ICL), $65,000. (May 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).

Erb, J. "Start-Up Supercomputing Grant." Sponsored by The Ohio Supercomputer Center, $0. (September 2, 2014 - Present).



Beagle, J., Kelley, M., Prestridge, S. "Interdisciplinary Laboratory Experiment: Isolation, Separation, and Determination of Leaf Pigment Content." Annual Research Conference, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA. (April 8, 2014).

Johnson, D. W., Adams, R. K., Flake, M. "Determination of Corrosion Inhibitor/Lubricity Increasing (CI/LI) Additives in Jet Fuel by Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometr." National Meeting, PITTCON, Chicago, IL. (March 3, 2014).

Johnson, D. W., Rohally, M., "Decomposition of Aromatic Amines in a Jet Fuel Surrogate", PITTCON, Chicago, IL. (March 3, 2014).

Mammana, A., Fitz, J. A. "Design and Characterization of Photo-responsive Supramolecular Aggregates." Ohio Photochemical Society (OoPS) Meeting, Oregon, OH. (May 14, 2014).

Mammana, A., Hufnagle, M., Rudraraju, A., Turner, D., Masthay, M. B. "Circular dichroism of the Laser-Induced Blue State of Bacteriorhodopsin." Ohio Photochemical Society (OoPS) Meeting, Oregon, OH. (May 14, 2014).

Rudraraju, A., Mammana, A., Hufnagle, M., Turner, D., Masthay, M. B. "Circular Dichroism of the Laser-Induced Blue State of Bacteriorhodopsin." 2014 Ohio Photochemical Society (OoPS) Meeting, Ohio Photochemical Society. Oregon, OH. (May 15, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Masthay, M. B. (2014). Science Classics. In Schlangan, M., Webb, K. (Eds.), Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress (vol. Paper 1, pp. 48-79). Dayton, OH: Chemistry Faculty Publications, University of Dayton.

Journal Articles

Benin, V. A., Gardelle, S., Morgan, A. B. (2014). Heat release of polyurethanes containing potential flame retardants based on boron and phosphorus chemistries. Polymer Degradation and Stability/Elsevier, 106, 108 - 121.

Crosson, Garry S., Crosson, Kenya M., Thorpe, Stephanie, MacPherson, Lindsie, Murdock, Madeline, Smith, Bartina; “Actuated Carbon and Clay Minerals for the Sorptive removal of denatonium ions from denatonium benzoate solutions.” Journal of Water Resource and Protection, (2014), 6 pp. 793-803.

Johnson, D. W., Flake, M., Adams, R. K. (2014). Determination of Corrosion Inhibitor-Lubricity Improver in Jet Fuel by Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry (July 2014), 22-25.

Swavey, S. M., Sweigert, P., Hong, Y. Nickel, copper, and zinc centered ruthenium substituted porphyrins: Effect of transition metals on photoinduced DNA cleavage and photoinduced melanoma cell toxicity. Dalton Transactions, 41, 5201-5208.

Yoho, J., Stroh, C., Swavey, S. M., Kango-Singh, M. (2014). Toxicity and cell localization studies of a potential photodynamic therapy agent in Drosophila melanogaster. Genesis, The Journal of Genetics and Development, 52(4), 309-314,

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