BS, University of St. Petersburg (Russia); Ph.D., Russian Academy of Science (Russia)
Dr. Bailey earned a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Technology of Plastics from Chemical Technological University by Mendeleev in Moscow, Russia, a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Science in Moscow, Russia, and D.Sc. (Chemistry) from Lebedev’s Institute of Synthetic Rubber in St. Petersburg, Russia
She was the principal researcher at “Plastpolymer” Industrial & Development Company in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Dr. Bailey joined Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2004 and is a Principal Lecturer actively teaching undergraduate courses ranging from General & Analytical Chemistry I and II through Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and Clean energy, Hydrogen/Fuel Cell courses including three online courses, which she designed.
She holds forty patents and has authored over 80 scientific publications, including four books, most recently co-author of “Introduction to Hydrogen Technology” (Wiley, 2018, Second Ed) and “Clean Energy: Hydrogen/Fuel Cells Laboratory Manual” (World Scientific 2016). As a member of “Clean Energy’ team, she developed and taught new lecture and lab courses “Clean Energy: Hydrogen/Fuel Cells” based on these written and published textbooks.
Dr. Bailey has mentored undergraduate learning assistants and advised undergraduate students doing research in surface modification of polymer membranes for fuel cells.
As a PI of five Exelon Constellation Company Grants “High School Education Program about Electricity Generation Using Fuel Cells”, 2015 -2019, she conducts training sessions to NY State High School Teachers. She also leads the RIT Summer Camp for 8-12 grade High School students entitled: “The Science of Fuel Cells”.
Dr. Bailey served as moderator for the 14th World Bioenergy Congress and Expo, in London, England, June 6-7, 2019, which had the theme “Green Revolution: Let’s go green to get our globe clean” and received a Certificate for her leadership role.
Dr. Bailey was nominated for the “Outstanding Teaching Award for RIT Non-Tenure-Track Faculty” (in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) and for the 2018-19 Provost’s Innovative Teaching with Technology Award.
In the News
April 29, 2020
Program helps high school teachers develop lessons on clean energy and fuel cells
The Clean Energy/Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation program offered by RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science provides high school science teachers with experiments, assignment descriptions, papers and other materials to incorporate into their curriculum.
June 11, 2019
RIT to host youth summer workshops on clean energy and fuel cells July 9-12
RIT is hosting workshops this summer to help high school students from the Rochester area learn about the science behind clean energy and fuel cells. The “Clean Energy: Electricity Generation Using Fuel Cells” workshops feature hands-on experiments and tours of RIT’s facilities.
July 11, 2023
Bailey and Takacs co-author paper on clean energy
July 21, 2022
Bailey, Takacs present at education conference
December 4, 2020
K-12 Clean Energy Education program receives funding
November 2, 2019
Faculty present at teachers conference