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Dr. Paula Colavita

Associate Professor (Chemistry)

  Analytical chemistry   Carbon nanostructures   Electrochemistry   Environmental Chemistry   Spectroscopy   Surface chemistry
Details Date From Date To
American Chemical Society
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Metz K.M, Sanders S.E, Pender J.P, Dix M.R, Hinds D.T, Quinn S.J, Ward A.D, Duffy P, Cullen R.J, Colavita P.E, Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles via Natural Extracts: The Biogenic Nanoparticle Corona and Its Effects on Reactivity, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 3, (7), 2015, p1610 - 1617, Notes: [Export Date: 28 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Angione M.D, Duff T, Bell A.P, Stamatin S.N, Fay C, Diamond D, Scanlan E.M, Colavita P.E, Enhanced Antifouling Properties of Carbohydrate Coated Poly(ether sulfone) Membranes, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7, (31), 2015, p17238 - 17246, Notes: [Export Date: 28 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
S. Marzorati, J. M. Vasconcelos, J. Ding, M. Longhi and Paula E. Colavita, Template-free ultraspray pyrolysis synthesis of N/Fe-doped carbon microspheres for oxygen reduction electrocatalysis , Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Duffy, P.; Reynolds, L. A.; Sanders, S. E.; Metz, K. M.; Colavita, P. E., Natural reducing agents for electroless nanoparticle deposition: Mild synthesis of metal/carbon nanostructured microspheres, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 140, 2013, p343 - 349, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Murphy, DM, Cullen, RJ, Jayasundara, DR, Doyle, RL, Lyons, MEG, Colavita, PE, Heterogeneous Charge Transfer at the Amorphous Carbon/Solution Interface: Effect on the Spontaneous Attachment of Aryldiazonium Salts, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 117, (44), 2013, p22768-22777 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jayasundara, DR, Duff, T, Angione, MD, Bourke, J, Murphy, DM, Scanlan, EM, Colavita, PE, Carbohydrate Coatings via Aryldiazonium Chemistry for Surface Biomimicry, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 25, (20), 2013, p4122-4128 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Duffy, P, Cullen, RJ, Jayasundara, DR, Murphy, DM, Fonda, E, Colavita, PE, Electroless deposition and characterization of Fe/FeOx nanoparticles on porous carbon microspheres: structure and surface reactivity, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 1, (19), 2013, p6043-6050 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jayasundara, D.R., Cullen, R.J., Colavita, P.E., In situ and real time characterization of spontaneous grafting of aryldiazonium salts at carbon surfaces, Chemistry of Materials, 25, (7), 2013, p1144-1152 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Browne, M.; Cullen, R. J.; Doyle, R. L.; Colavita, P. E.; Lyons, M. E. G., The Oxygen Evolution Reaction at Manganese Oxide Films in Base: Kinetics and Mechanism, ECS Transactions, 53, 2013, p59 - 77, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Murphy, D.; Cullen, R. J.; Jayasundara, D.; Scanlan, E. M.; Colavita, P. E., Study of the spontaneous attachment of polycyclic aryldiazonium salts on amorphous carbon substrates, RSC Advances, 2, (16), 2012, p6527 - 6534, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Duffy, P., Cullen, R.J., Murphy, D., Soldi, L., and Colavita, P. E., New composite materials for reductive remediation of pollutants, Meteau 2009; 3rd International Conference - Metals and Related Substances in Water, Ioannina, Greece, October 21-23, 2009, 2010, pp41 - 49, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Copper coated self-assembled monolayers: alkanethiols and prospective molecular wires in, editor(s)Lakowicz, J.R. Geddes, C.D. , Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Radiative Decay Engineering, New York, Springer, 2005, pp275 - 300, [P. E. Colavita, P. Miney, L. Taylor, M. Doescher, A. Molliet, J. Reddic, J. Zhou, D. Pearson, D. Chen and M. L. Myrick], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Duffy, P., Murphy, D., Soldi, L., Cullen, R.J., Colavita, P.E., Iron based nanomaterials for reductive remediation of pollutants, Meteau 2010; 4th International Conference - Metals and Related Substances in Water, Kristianstad, Sweden, October 13-15, 2010, Conference Paper, SUBMITTED
P. Duffy, L. M. Magno, R. Yadav, S. Roberts, A. D. Ward, S. W. Botchway, P. E. Colavita and S. J. Quinn, Incandescent Porous Carbon Microspheres to Light up Cells: Solution Phenomena and Cellular Uptake, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Reports, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory , Report, SUBMITTED


Award Date
Guy Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Chemistry & Biochemistry for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student April 6, 2005
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, awarded by NSF August 2001
Joseph B. Bouknight Teaching Award 2000 and 2001
Peyton Teague Graduate Fellowship 2000
Dean's Fellowship 2000