Misha Myahkostupov

Graduate Student

Email: mykhaylo@pegasus.rutgers.edu

Phone: 973-353-5636

Current projects

·        Ultrafast Photoinduced Electron Transfer at Dye/Semiconductor Interface

·        Excited State Dynamics of Diazirines

·        Excited State Energy Transfer in Bridged Bifluorenes

·        Excited State Dynamics of Twisted Olefins

Education and experience

M.S. in English Language and Literature    (09/1998 ¸ 12/2000)
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Lviv, Ukraine), Department of Post-Diploma Education
M.S. Thesis: “Morphological and Syntactic Peculiarities of Verbs”

M.S. in Chemical Engineering (with Honors)    (09/1996 ¸ 12/1997)
Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine), Department of Technology of Organic Substances
Major: “Technology of Fermentation Processes and Wine Making”
M. S. Thesis: “Project of the brewing department of the brewery”

B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with Honors)    (09/1992 ¸ 06/1996)
Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine), Department of Technology of Organic Substances
Major: “Technology of Fermentation Processes and Wine Making”


Graduate Student (2002 ¸ current)
Department of Chemistry, Rutgers-Newark, The State University of New Jersey

Research Fellow (1998 ¸ 2002)
Department of Organic Chemistry, Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine)

Visiting Research Fellow (April 2000)
Department of Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology (Dresden, Germany)

Selected publications

Ru(II)-Bpy Complexes Bound to Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films through Phenyleneethynylene (OPE) Linkers: Effect of the Linkers Length on Electron Injection Rates. Myahkostupov, M.; Piotrowiak, P.; Wang, D.; Galoppini, E. J. Phys. Chem. C; (Letter); 2007; 111(7); 2827-2829.
DOI: 10.1021/jp0679257

Inhomogeneity of Electron Injection Rates in Dye-Sensitized TiO2: Comparison of the Mesoporous Film and Single Nanoparticle Behavior. Bell, T. D. M.; Pagba, C.; Myahkostupov, M.; Hofkens, J.; Piotrowiak, P. J. Phys. Chem. B; (Article); 2006; 110(50); 25314-25321.
DOI: 10.1021/jp064005f

Ultrafast Spectroscopic Study of the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Arylhalodiazirines: Direct Observation of Carbene and Zwitterion Formation. Wang, J.; Burdzinski, G.; Kubicki, J.; Platz, M. S.; Moss, R. A.; Fu, X.; Piotrowiak, P.; Myahkostupov, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2006; 128(51); 16446-16447.
DOI: 10.1021/ja067205d

Fragmentation of 2,2,2-Triphenylethoxychlorocarbene: Evidence for Ultrafast Fragmentation-Rearrangement in Excited Diazirines. Fu, X.; Moss, R. A.; Piotrowiak, P.; Myahkostupov, M.; Gould, I. R. Org. Lett.; (Letter); 2006; 8(21); 4807-4809.
DOI: 10.1021/ol061863l

Application of Peroxide Macroinitiators in Core-Shell Technology for Coating Improvements. Tokarev V. S.; Voronov S. A.; Adler H.-J. P.; Datzuk V. V.; Pich A. Z.; Shevchuk O. M.; Myahkostupov M. V. Macromol. Symp.; 187, 155-164 (2002)

Presentations at Conferences and Meetings

230th ACS National Meeting (Washington, DC; August 28 ¸ September 1, 2005)
Ultrafast charge injection at the dye sensitizer/semiconductor interface Oral

37th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (New Brunswick, NJ, May 22 ¸ 25, 2005)
Ultrafast electron injection in dye sensitizer/semiconductor systems Poster

226th ACS National Meeting (New York, NY, September 7 ¸ 11, 2003)
Rapid charge injection and recombination in nanoparticles sensitized with 1-carboxy and 2-carboxy azulene: Involvement of the short-lived S1 state Poster