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Alla Bailey

Principal Lecturer
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

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Alla Bailey

Principal Lecturer
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BS, University of St. Petersburg (Russia); Ph.D., Russian Academy of Science (Russia)

Bio

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.

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Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

CHMG-142
3 Credits
The course covers the thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. The relationship between energy and entropy change as the driving force of chemical processes is emphasized through the study of aqueous solutions. Specifically, the course takes a quantitative look at: 1) solubility equilibrium, 2) acid-base equilibrium, 3) oxidation-reduction reactions and 4) chemical kinetics.
CHEM-201
3 Credits
This course focuses on clean energy sources, theories of different fuel cell operations, hydrogen infrastructure, and the introduction of devices that employ hydrogen. Principles of energy utilization as they relate to the issues of global warming are presented. The fundamentals of electrochemistry, acid-base reactions, organic chemistry, polymers, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, photochemistry, and plasma chemistry will be covered to develop a foundation for an understanding of renewable energy and hydrogen technology. Topics in the course include technical aspects of hydrogen utilization for power generation and transportation. Disposal schemes for by-products are also discussed.
CHMG-141
3 Credits
This is a general chemistry course for students in the life and physical sciences. College chemistry is presented as a science based on empirical evidence that is placed into the context of conceptual, visual, and mathematical models. Students will learn the concepts, symbolism, and fundamental tools of chemistry necessary to carry on a discourse in the language of chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between atomic structure, chemical bonds, and the transformation of these bonds through chemical reactions. The fundamentals of organic chemistry are introduced throughout the course to emphasize the connection between chemistry and the other sciences.
CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHMG-131
3 Credits
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.

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