DEBRA JO SCARDINO SAGE

HOMETOWN

Moss Point, MS


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Mississippi, 2007

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Mississippi, 2012

 

PREVIOUS RESEARCH GROUPS

Dr. Steven Davis

    University of Mississippi


 

 

 

Research Interests

My research focused on the theoretical and spectroscopic studies of molecular systems for energy storage and transfer. I was also the lead graduate student on the construction of a custom built time-of-flight mass spectrometer, which will be used to study weak interactions in the gas phase using a tuneable infrared laser.

Publications

H. Rathnayakea, N. Wright, A. Patel, J. Binion, L. E. McNamara, D. J. Scardino, and N. I. Hammer, “Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(3-Hexylthiophene)-Functionalized Siloxane Nanoparticles,” Nanoscale, 5, 3212-3215 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34249B

 

D. J. Scardino, R. Kota, D. L. Mattern, and N. I. Hammer, "Single Molecule Spectroscopic Studies of Two Organic Rectifiers," Chemical Physics Letters, 550, 138-145 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.09.008

 

H. Rathnayake, J. Binion, A. McKee, D. J. Scardino, and N. I. Hammer, "Perylenediimide Functionalized Bridged-Siloxane Nanoparticles for Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaics," Nanoscale, 4, 4631-4640 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30538K

 

D. J. Scardino, A. A. Howard, M. D. McDowell, and N. I. Hammer, “Raman Spectroscopy as the Method of Detection for Constructing a Binary Liquid-Vapor Phase Diagram,” Journal of Chemical Education, 88, 1162-1165 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ed100016g

 

Q. Zhao, J. Wang, J. L. Freeman, M. Murphy-Jolly, A. M. Wright, D. J. Scardino, N. I. Hammer, C. M. Lawson, and G. M. Gray, “Syntheses, and Optical, Fluorescence and Nonlinear Optical Characterization of Phosphine-Substituted Terthiophenes,” Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 2015-2027 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ic101624y

 

D. J. Scardino, M. McDowell, J. D. Graham, and N. I. Hammer, “The Multiphoton Ionization Spectrum of Methyl Iodide Revisted: 1.67 - 2.2 eV Excitation,” Journal of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, 2, 93-98 (2011). DOI: 10.4208/jams.010511.011411a

Presentations

D. Scardino, R. Kota, D. Mattern, and N. Hammer, “Single Molecule Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Organic Rectifiers Composed of Pyrene and Perylenebisimide,” 2012 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Oxford, MS, April 2012.

 

D. Scardino, R. Kota, D. Mattern, and N. Hammer, “Single Molecule Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Two Organic Rectifiers,” 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, August, 2011.

 

D. Scardino, R. Kota, D. Mattern, and N. Hammer, “Single Molecule Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Two Organic Rectifiers,” 2011 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Starkville, MS, April 2011.

 

D. Scardino, R. Kota, D. Mattern, and N. Hammer, “Single Molecule Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Two Organic Rectifiers”, 62nd South Eastern Regional Conference of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010.

 

D. Scardino, A. Wright, R. Kota, D. Mattern, and N. Hammer, “Single Molecule Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Two Organic Rectifiers”, EPSCoR Meeting, Jackson State University, April 2010.

 

D. Scardino, M. McDowell, E. Carrell, J. Graham, N. Hammer, “The Multiphoton Ionization Spectrum of Methyl Iodide Revisited” 61st South Eastern Regional Conference of the American Chemical Society, Puerto Rico, October 2009.

 

D. Scardino and S. Davis, “Theoretical Study of the Thermal Isomerization of Oxa-Tricyclo[3.1.0.02,6]hexane and Dioxa-Tricyclo[3.1.0.02,6]hexane”, EPSCoR Meeting, Mississippi State University, April 2009.

 

D. Scardino and S. Davis, “Ring Isomerization of 2,3-dihydro-1H-pyridine and 2,5-dihydro-1H-pyridine and Their Geometric Isomers” Sigma Xi 2009 Student Research Symposium, The University of Mississippi, April 2009.

 

D. Scardino and S. Davis, “MCSCF Study of the Isomerization of Several Tricyclohexane Rings with Oxygen-Substituted Carbons” 60th South Eastern Regional Conference of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN, November 2008.

 

A. Evans, A. Howard, J. Graham, D. Scardino, and N. Hammer “Raman Spectroscopic Investigations of Intermolecular Interactions,” 2008 Faculty Research Poster Symposium, University of Mississippi, November 2008.

 

D. Scardino and S. Davis, “Ring Isomerization of 2,3-Dihydro-1H-pyrrole and 2,5-Dihydro-1H-Pyrrole” Sigma Xi 2008 Student Research Symposium, The University of Mississippi, April 2008.