2020 total for the Department of Chemistry and Physics: 32 publications, 5 patents

Peer-reviewed Publications

Dr. Trinanjan Datta

Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering study of vector chiral ordered kagome antiferromagnet, Zijian Xiong, Trinanjan Datta*, Dao-Xin Yao, npj Quantum Materials 5, 78 (2020) [Nature publishing group].


Spectroscopic signatures of next-nearest-neighbor hopping in the charge and spin dynamics of doped one-dimensional antiferromagnets, Umesh Kumar, Gregory Price*, Kenneth Stiwinter*, Alberto Nocera, #Steven Johnston, #Trinanjan Datta*, Phys. Rev. B 102, 075134 (2020)


Torque equilibrium theory of Raman scattering in anisotropic triangular lattice magnets with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, S. Chao, S. Jin, #Trinanjan Datta*, and D. X. Yao, Phys. Rev. B 103, 024417 (2021)


The Magnetoelastic Distortion of Multiferroic BiFeO3 in the Canted Antiferromagnetic State. Room et al., Phys. Rev. B 102, 214410 (2020)


Dr. Theja DeSilva

Asymptotic behavior of correlation functions of one-dimensional polar-molecules on optical lattices: Theja De Silva*, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 53, 235302 (2020).

Dr. Jose A. Jimenez

 J.A. Jiménez*, S. Smith, “Gold-assisted enhancement of the luminescence of Mn2+ ions induced by silicon in phosphate glass”, Physics Letters A 384 (2020) 126776.

 J.A. Jiménez*, “Spectroscopic and dilatometric analysis of low-melting bismuth borate glasses in the Bi2O3–BaO–Li2O–B2O3 quaternary”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 255 (2020) 123635.

 J.A. Jiménez*, “Sensitized red emission from Mn2+ ions in phosphate glass via silicon-induced defects”, Journal of Luminescence 231 (2021) 117771.

 J.A. Jiménez*, B. Darley, “Optical spectroscopy and excited-state dynamics of Eu3+-doped bismuth borate glasses containing CuO”, ChemPhysChem 21 (2020) 1688.

 J.A. Jiménez*, H. Rutland, “Pd2+-induced quenching of the UV emission from Gd3+ ions in phosphate glass”, Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular & Biomolecular Spectroscopy 249 (2021) 119357.

 J.A. Jiménez*, “Excitation-dependent enhancement and quenching of the 1.54 μm emission from Er3+ ions in dichroic Cu nanocomposite glass”, Solid State Communications 321 (2020) 114046.

 J.A. Jiménez*, “Spectroscopic investigation of the influence of Cu+ ions and plasmonic Cu particles on Ho3+ luminescence in phosphate glass”, Chemical Physics 541 (2021) 111045.

 J.A. Jiménez*, S. Lysenko, “Scattering-promoted plasmonic enhancement of Eu3+ photoluminescence in dichroic Cu nanocomposite glass”, Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics 127 (2021) 33.  Project IV (mostly at AU; Raman spectroscopy and thermal measurements done at NCF)

 J.A. Jiménez*, M. Sendova, M. Mancini, “Eu2+/Eu3+ activated phosphate glasses synthesized via melting with multi-wall carbon nanotubes”, Optical Materials 109 (2020) 110336.

 J.A. Jiménez*, M. Sendova, “Nanodiamond-induced UV transparency in phosphate glasses and development of plasmonic Cu nanocomposites”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 544 (2020) 120193.

Dr. Iryna O. Lebedyeva

  1. 2021    Neubert, J. K., Oliferenko, A. A., Oliferenko, P. V., Emets, S. V., Ostrov, D. A., Altschuler, G., Calkins, J., Wickersham, J., Hromas, R., and Lebedyeva, I. O.* “Sweet-Tasting Ionic Conjugates of Local Anesthetics and Vasoconstrictors” Molecules 26(4), 983. https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/983
  1. 2021    Lyubashov, P. P., Klug, C. L., Weather, A., Sweatman, Z., Bae, J., Povstyanoy, V. M., Povstyaniy, M. V., Lebedyeva I. O.* “Formyl Benzoic Acids as Building Blocks in Multicomponent Biginelli Reaction.” Accepted for publication in The Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry in Jan. 2021. Currently under revision.
  2. 2021    Ali, S., Borin, T.F., Piranlioglu, R., Ara, R., Lebedyeva, I., Angara, K., Achyut, B.R., Arbab, A.S., Rashid, M.H. “Changes in the tumor microenvironment and outcome for TME-targeting therapy in glioblastoma: A pilot study”. PLoS One. 2021;16(2):e0246646. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33544755/

Dr. Abdul Malmi-Kakkada

  1. Huebner*, A.N. Malmi-Kakkada*, S. Serakaya, S. Weng, D. Thirumalai, J.B. Wallingford. Cadherin clustering controls heterogeneous, asymmetric junction dynamics during vertebrate axis elongation. (*Equal Contribution; With experimental collaborator R. Huebner). In Review - https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.11.944033v2

Dr. Shaobin Miao

Zhu, L.; Luo, N.; Chen, J.; Zhang, M.; Zhao, J.; Miao, S.* “Crystal structure of 3-[(triisopropylsilanyl)-ethynyl]-6a, 12a-dihydro-1H-1,4-diaza-benzo[α]anthracene-2,7,12-trione, C27H28N2O3Si” Z. Kristallogr. NCS 2020, 235, 1129-1131.

Dr. Shogo Mori

Publication below are through Dr. Mori's Kentucky affiliation

  1. Lundy, T. A.†; Mori, S.*†; Garneau-Tsodikova, S. (2020). Lessons learned in engineering interrupted adenylation domains when attempting to create trifunctinal enzymes from three independent monofunctional ones. RSC Advances., 10, 34299-34307.
  2. Mori, S.*; Garneasu-Tsodikova, S.; Tsodikov, O. V. (2020). Unimodular methylation by adenylation-thiolation domains containing an embedded methyltransferase. J. Mol. Biol., 432(21), 5802-5808.
  3. Lundy, T. A.†; Mori, S.*†; Garneau-Tsodikova, S. (2020). A thorough analysis and categorization of bacterial interrupted adenylation domains, including previously unidentified families. RSC Chem. Biol., 1, 233-250. Selected as one of the 2021 Editors’ Choice publications.

Dr. Siva Panda

  1. Siva S. Panda*, Adel S. Girgis, Hitesh H. Honkanadavar, Riham F. George, Aladdin M. Srour, Synthesis of new ibuprofen hybrid conjugates as potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents. Future Med. Chem, 2020, 12, 1369–1386. DOI: 10.4155/fmc-2020-0109
  2. Tarek S. Ibrahim, Ehab S. Taher, Ebtihal Samir, Azizah M Malebari, Ahdab N Khayyat, Mamdouh FA Mohamed, Riham M. Bokhtia, Mohammed A. AlAwadh, Israa A. Seliem, Hani Z. Asfour, Nabil A. Alhakamy, Siva S. Panda*, Amany MM Al-Mahmoudy, In Vitro Antimycobacterial Activity and Physicochemical Characterization of Diaryl Ether Triclosan Analogues as Potential InhA Reductase Inhibitors. Molecules, 2020, 35, 3125. DOI: 10.3390/molecules25143125
  3. Siva S. Panda*, Adel S. Girgis, Sean J. Thomas, Jason E. Capito, Riham F. George, Asmaa Salman, May A. El-Manawaty, Ahmed Samir, Synthesis, pharmacological profile and 2D-QSAR studies of curcuminamino acid conjugates as potential drug candidates. Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2020196, 112293. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2020.112293
  4. M. Adel Youssef, Siva S. Panda, Riham A. El-Shiekh, ElSayed M. Shalaby, Dalia R. Aboshouk,  Walid Fayad, Nehmedo G. Fawzy and Adel S. Girgis, Synthesis and molecular modeling studies of cholinesterase inhibitor dispiro[indoline-3,2¢-pyrrolidine-3¢,3¢¢-pyrrolidines]. RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 21830. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA03064C
  5. Tarek S. Ibrahim, Israa A. Seliem, Siva S. Panda*, Amany M. M. Al-Mahmoudy, Zakaria K. M. Abdel-Samii, Nabil A. Alhakamy, Hani Z. Asfour and Mohamed Elagawany, An efficient greener approach for N-acylation of amines in water using benzotriazole chemistry. Molecules, 2020, 25, 2501. DOI: 10.3390/molecules25112501
  6. Tarek S. Ibrahim, Taghreed A. Sheha, Nader E. Abo-Dya, Mohammed A. AlAwadh, Nabil A. Alhakamy, Zakaria K. Abdel-Samii, Siva S. Panda, Gamal El-Din A. Abuo-Rahma, Mamdouh F.A. Mohamed, Design, synthesis and anticancer activity of novel valproic acid conjugates with improved histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity. Bioorg. Chem., 2020, 99, 103797. DOI: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2020.103797
  7. Tarek S. Ibrahim, Riham M. Bokhtia, Amany M.M. AL-Mahmoudy, Ehab S. Taher, Mohammed A. AlAwadh, Mohamed Elagawany, Eatedal H. Abdel-Aal, Siva S. Panda, Ahmed M. Gouda, Hany Z. Asfour, Nabil A. Alhakamy, Bahaa G.M. Youssif, Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel 5-((substituted quinolin-3-yl/1-naphthyl) methylene)-3-substituted imidazolidin-2,4-dione as HIV-1 fusion inhibitors. Bioorg. Chem., 2020, 99, 103782. DOI: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2020.103782
  8. Siva S. Panda*, Nancy Jhanji, Natural products as potential anti-alzheimer agents, Cur. Med. Chem., 2020, 27, 5887-5917. DOI: 10.2174/0929867326666190618113613
  9. Riham M. Bokhtia, Siva S. Panda*, Adel S. Girgis, Girinath G. Pillai, Tarek S. Ibrahim, ElSayed M. Shalaby, Lara Gigli, Eatedal H. Abdel-Aal, Amany M. M. Al-Mahmoudy, Efficient Synthesis and Computational Studies of Useful Guanylating Agents: 1H-Benzotriazole-1-carboximidamides. ChemistrySelect, 2020, 5, 13963-13968. DOI: 10.1002/slct.202003796


Dr. Iryna O. Lebedyeva

Patent applications made on behalf of Augusta University in 2020-2021:


Patent title

Application stage

Assigned number


Geographical coverage



Novel compounds for prevention of age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia)





United States

Mark Hamrick, Carlos Isales, Iryna Lebedyeva


Gut-targeted Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors





United States

Darren Browning, Iryna Lebedyeva


New TREM-1 inhibitor to target pathological inflammatory response



Filed 09/19/2020

United States

Ashwin Ajith, Thomas Albers, Anatolij Horuzsko, Iryna Lebedyeva

Dr. Siva Panda

  1. Siva Panda*, Pyrazinoic acid conjugates and hybrid conjugates, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2020), US 20200140397 A1 20200507.
  2. Siva Panda*, Synthesis of Ibuprofen Hybrid Conjugates as Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Agents., 2020, AURI 2020-037 (US provisional patent application)