Research Group

Group News



Study Abroad Program

Links and Resources

KSU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

College of Science and Mathemathics


Daniela Tapu
Organic / Organometallic Chemistry
Kennesaw State University

E-mail: dtapu@kennesaw.edu
Phone: (470) 578-2259
Fax: (470) 578-9137
Office: SL 4014; Lab: SL 4040

Mailing Address:
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kennesaw State University
370 Paulding Avenue NW, MD # 1203
Kennesaw, GA 30144


More Group News

May 2016 Graduation: Congratulations to Jordan Buckner (MS degree), Chance Boudreaux (BS in Chemistry), Brad Norvell (BS in Biochemistry), Aqsa Adnan (BS in Chemistry), and David Lee (BS in Biochemistry) who graduated in May. Chance will start a PhD degree at University of Alabama, while Brad will be at UGA for his PhD. Aqsa was accepted in Mercer School of Pharmacy.

May 2016 news Congratulations to Graeme Bettler for being one of the ten students accepted into the Birla Carbon Scholar program this summer.

Awards Day 2016 Graeme Bettler was the recipient the POLYED Award in Organic Chemistry. Chance Boudreaux received the Departamental Award in Organic Chemistry. Congratulations, guys!

April 2016: Congratulations to Jordan Buckner who succesfuly defended his MS thesis!

April 2015 news Reagan, Orrion, Chance, Brad, Graeme, Angelo, Ben, Pearl, Ashley, Micheal, Richard, Andre, presented at KSU symposium of students scholars. Kudos to everybody!

New Group Members Spring 2016: Reagan Hooper, Graeme Bettler, Orrion Kuykendall, and Angelo Changas (all undergraduate researchers) joined the group. Welcome!

2016 January news Pearl Jean was accepted to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program. This program is supported by the Department of Energy and Pearl will spend her summer working in AMES Laboratory, one of the nation's national laboratories.

May 2015: Daniela Tapu is the recipient of a National Science Foundation research award. Click here

Paper Published in Chemical Communications: Daniela Tapu, Zachary McCarty, Colin McMillen "A stable Janus bis(maloNHC) and its zwitterionic coinage metal complexes" Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4725-4728. Congrats Zach on your 2nd paper!

January 2014 Congratulations, Dr. Owens! Tapu's first research student, Clay Owens, successfully defended his PhD thesis at Emory University. He acceped a position at Solvay Specialty Polymers as a Research Scientist.

Paper Published: Daniela Tapu, Zachary McCarty, Lauren Hutchinson, Chris Ghattas. Mahatab Chowdhury, John Salerno, Donald VanDerveer "A dibenz[a,c]phenazine-supported N-heterocyclic carbene and its rhodium and iridium complexes” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2014, 749 (1), 134-141". Congratulations Zach, Lauren, Chris and Mahatab on your first publication!

Chemistry Molecular Sciences and Engineering Paper: An invited review by Daniela Tapu and A. J. Arduengo entitled, "Tri- and Dicoordinated Carbenes, and Tricoordinated Ions and Radicals Bearing Two Heteroatoms (RX2C+, RX2C, RX2C-, X2C:)" has been published online in Chemistry Molecular Sciences and Engineering Elsevier, 2013.

2012 The Betty L. Siegel Award: Daniela Tapu has been named the recipient of the 2012 Betty Siegel Faculty Member of the Year Award. Each year at Homecoming, the Alumni Association presents the Betty L. Siegel Faculty Member of the Year Award in recognition of a faculty member’s outstanding display of scholarship, leadership and service, while displaying a strong commitment to his or her students, colleagues and the surrounding community.



2009 Kennesaw State University.
All Rights Reserved.

Page maintained by Daniela Tapu

Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
1000 Chastain Road, MB #1203
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 423-6159