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John-David Rocha

Assistant Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

585-475-5150
Office Location
8-3278

John-David Rocha

Assistant Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BS, MS, University of North Texas; Ph.D., Rice University

Currently Teaching

MTSE-705
3 Credits
The course will introduce the students to laboratory equipment for hardness testing, impact testing, tensile testing, X-ray diffraction, SEM, and thermal treatment of metallic materials. Experiments illustrating the characterization of high molecular weight organic polymers will be performed.
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-790
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
CHMP-753
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to an in-depth investigation into the computational theories and applications used to model complex physical and chemical phenomena. Computational methods are used to provide synergy linking experiment with theory involving such chemical processes as reaction mechanisms, docking, energy transfer and conformational conversions. Predicting spectral and thermodynamic properties of molecular systems and ensembles will also be treated.
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.
CHEM-155
2 Credits
This course presents an introduction to working in a modern chemistry laboratory. Students will perform exercises that will aid in the understanding of general laboratory practices, atomic and molecular structure, and Lewis acid base theory. Students will also become familiar with keeping a scientific laboratory notebook and writing scientific abstracts. Students will also utilize modern chemical instrumentation to aid in the understanding of concepts.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Rocha, John-David R., et al. "Emerging Investigators Series: Highly Effective Adsorption of Organic Aromatic Molecules Fromaqueous Environments by Electronically Sorted Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes." Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 3. 2 (2016): 203--212. Print.
Rocha, John-David R., et al. "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Separations Using Simple Metal Ionic Salt Additives in Gel-Based Chromatography." ECS Journal of Solid State Science & Technology. (2016): 1-7. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Rocha, John-David R., et al. "Spectrofluorimetric Kinetic Studies of High Purity Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Solutions Separated by Centrifugation and Gel Chromatography." 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society. Indianapolis, IN. 8 Sep. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Breindel, Leonard M., et al. "Development of Instrumentation for the Fast Kinetic Analysis of Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Chemical Reactions." 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society. Indianapolis, IN. 11 Sep. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Rocha, John-David R., et al. "Understanding Separation and Functionalization Processes of High Purity Semiconducting SWCNTs via Spectrofluorimetric Kinetic Analysis." NanoTechnology for Defense Conference (NT4D) 2013. Blue52 Productions - USASymposium. Tucson, AZ. 7 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Rocha, John-David R., et al. "Fast and Efficient Spectrofluorimetric Kinetic Studies of Semiconducting SWCNT Solutions Separated by Centrifugation and Gel Chromatography." 2013 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit. Materials Research Society. Boston, MA. 5 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Ashour, Rakan F., et al. "Fast and Efficient Spectrofluorimetric Analysis of High Purity SWCNT Thin Films Prepared by Centrifugation and Gel Chromatography." 2013 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Materials Research Society. Boston, MA. 5 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation.