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Kenneth Roberts PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Keplinger Hall 2185 918-631-3090
kproberts@utulsa.edu
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Ph.D., Iowa State University
B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University


Chemical Toxicology
Biological Nanosensors
Environmental Chemistry
Nanostructured Photovoltaics
Fluorescence
Raman Microscopy

Analytical Chemistry
Spectroscopy
Separations Science
Bionanotechnnology


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Pal, Arpan et al. “Corrigendum to ‘Copper-Catalyzed Chemoselective Cross-Coupling Reaction of Thioamides and α-Diazocarbonyl Compounds: Synthesis of Enaminones’ [Tetrahedron Lett. 58 (2017) 586–589].” Tetrahedron Letters 58.9 (2017): 902 -. Print.

Pal, Arpal et al. “Copper-Catalyzed Chemoselective Cross-Coupling Reaction of Thioamides and α-Diazocarbonyl Compounds: Synthesis of Enaminones.” Tetrahedron Letters 58.6 (2017): 586–589. Print.

DeJarnette, Drew et al. “Selective Spectral Filtration with Nanoparticles for Concentrating Solar Collectors.” Journal of Photonics for Energy 5.1 (2015): 057008. Print.

Hassani, S.H., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P., and Joia, C., “A New Approach for Studying Inhibited Erosion-Corrosion in CO2 Saturated Systems”, SPE production and Operation Journal, March 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/155136-PA.

Koduri, Naga et al. “Acceleration of the Eschenmoser Coupling Reaction by Sonication: Efficient Synthesis of Enaminones.” RSC Adv. 3.1 (2013): 181–188. Print.

Hassani, S.H., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P., and Joia, C., “Flow Loop Study of NaCl Concentration Effect on Erosion, Corrosion, and Erosion-Corrosion of Carbon Steel in CO2-Saturated Systems”, Corrosion Journal, Vol. 68, No. 2, February 2012.

P. Hari, D. Spencer, A. Hor, H. Liang, K. Roberts, D. Teeters, “Cobalt doping, etching, and attachment of gold nanoparticles and quantum dots on ZnO nanorods,” Physica Status Solidi (C), 8(9) 2814 (2011).

Kimura, Y. et al. “Synthesis of Stacked-Cup Carbon Nanotubes in a Metal Free Low Temperature System.” Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 3.1 (2011): 4–10. Print.

Sublette, K.L., Busch-Harris, J., Roberts, K., Landrum, C., Peacock, A., Davis, G., Ogles, D., Holmes, W., Ota, C., and Yang, X., “Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Stable Isotope Probing Demonstrate the In Situ Biodegradation Potential of MTBE and TBA in a Gasoline-Contaminated Aquifer”, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 28 (4), 47-62 (2008)

Caruso, John et al. “Body Mass and Exercise Variable Relationships to Lactate Derived from Gravity-Independent Devices.” Aviation, space, and environmental medicine 78.9 (2007): 864–70. Print.

Busch-Harris, J., Jennings, E., Sublette, K.L., Roberts, K.P., White, D.C. , Peacock, A., Davis, G., Ogles, D., Holmes, W.E., Yang, X., Kolhatkar, A., Beckmann, D., and Kolhatkar, R., “Monitoring Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Demonstrating In Situ Biodegradation Potential Using Bio-Sep® Bio-Traps”, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering, 13 (5), 349-372 (2006)

Gujar, Amit et al. “Raman Investigation of the SUZ-4 Zeolite.” Microporous and mesoporous materials 78.2 (2005): 131–137. Print.

Book Chapter


Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Shadley, J.R., Roberts, K.P., Rybicki, E.F., Rincon, H., Hassani, Sh., Al-Mutahar, F., and Al-Aithan, G., “Erosion-Corrosion in Oil and Gas Pipelines” Chapter 28, Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015.

Conference Proceedings


Hall, Alyssa et al. “A 3-Cell Flow Loop Test Facility for the Simultaneous Evaluation of Erosion, Corrosion, and Erosion-Corrosion.” CORROSION 2015. 2015. Print.

Keller, Michael et al. “Corrosion Inhibition in Oil/Water Environments.” CORROSION 2015. 2015. Print.

Al-Aithan, G, Al-Mutahar, F., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., and Roberts, K., “A Mechanistic Erosion-Corrosion Model for Predicting Iron Carbonate (FeCO3) Scale Thickness in a CO2, Environment with Sand,” Paper prepared for Corrosion2014, San Antonio, NACE International, 2014.

DeJarnette, Drew et al. “Plasmonic Nanoparticle Based Spectral Fluid Filters for Concentrating PV/T Collectors.” SPIE Solar Energy+ Technology. 2014. 917509–917509. Print.

Hall, A. et al. “Validation of New Test Facility for Erosion-Corrosion Inhibition Prediction.” NACE conference proceedings, 2017. Print.

Others


Al-Aithan, G et al. “How Iron Carbonate Scale Provides Protection under Erosion in a Sweet Corrosion Environment (Abstract).” (2014): n. pag. Print.

F.M. Al-Mutahar, G. Al-Aithan, K.P. Roberts, S.A. Shirazi, E.F. Rybicki, J.R. Shadley, “Characterization of Erosion Resistance of Iron Carbonate (FeCO3) Scale,“ paper presented at CORROSION 2013, Orlando, March 2013.

Hassani, Sh., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P. and Joia, C.“A New Approach for Studying Inhibited Erosion-Corrosion in CO2 Saturated Systems”, SPE Paper No. 155136, Oilfield Corrosion 2012, Aberdeen, UK, 28–29 May 2012.

Al-Mutahar, F.M., Roberts, K.P., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., and Shadley, J.R. "Modeling and Experiments of FeCO3 Scale Growth and Removal for Erosion-Corrosion Conditions," Paper No. 1132. Corrosion 2012, Salt Lake City, March 11-15, 2012.

Al-Mutahar, F.M., Roberts, K.P., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., and Shadley, J.R. "Modeling and Experiments of FeCO3 Scale Growth and Removal for Erosion-Corrosion Conditions," Paper No. 1132, Corrosion 2012, Salt Lake, Utah, March 2012.

Hassani, Sh., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P. and Joia, C., “Flow Loop Study of Chloride Concentration Effect on Erosion, Corrosion and Erosion-Corrosion of carbon Steel in CO2 Saturated Systems”, CORROSION 2011, Houston, Paper No. 11237.


CHEM 4081 Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 4083 Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM 4181 Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 4183 Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM 4981 Undergraduate Research
CHEM 7253 Analytical Separations
CHEM 7263 Analytical Spectroscopy
CHEM 7983 Research and Thesis
CHEM 9981 Research and Dissertation
TURC 1981 TURC Junior Scholar