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Emad El-Giar
Associate Professor
School of Sciences
CNSB 200
318-342-1832
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Emad E El-Giar, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Education

Ph D

2004, Chemistry
Mississippi State University

MS

1991, Chemistry
Cairo University

BS

1987, Chemistry
Cairo University

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Biographical Sketch

Name: Emad E. El-Giar

Position Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry

EDUCATION

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION         DEGREE       YEAR CONFERRED      FIELD OF STUDY

Cairo University/Egypt                         B.S.                      1997                          Chemistry

Cairo University/Egypt                         M.S.                     1991                          Physical Chemistry

Mississippi State Univ.                         Ph.D.                   2004                          Analytical Chemistry

Mississippi State Univ.         Postdoctoral Associate       2007                          Analytical Chemistry

PROFESSIONAL

2013-Present    Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Louisiana at Monroe

2007– 2013      Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Louisiana at Monroe

2004–2007       Postdoctoral Associate, Mississippi State University

1995–1997       Visiting researcher, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

POSTDOCTORAL EXPERIENCE

2004-2007       Mississippi State University.  Analytical Chemistry.

 

EDUCATION

1997–2004       Ph.D., Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

1987-1991       M.S., Physical Chemistry, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

1984-1987       B.S., Chemistry, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

 

TEACHING

2007– Present General Chemistry I (CHEM 1007), General Chemistry II (CHEM 1008), General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 1009), General Chemistry II Lab (CHEM 110), Introductory Chemistry Lab (CHEM 1003), Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 2040), Quantitative Analysis Lab (CHEM 2041)

 

1987– 2007      General Chemistry I Lab, General Chemistry II Lab, Organic Chemistry I Lab, Introductory Chemistry Lab, Introductory Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Lab, Electrochemistry Lab, Quantitative Analysis I Lab, Quantitative Analysis II Lab

 

FUNDING

LA EPSCoR grant (through the LINK program) in the amount of $3,500 (July 2010)

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2007- Present   Chemistry Community Outreach Program, member

2004-Present    Peer Reviewer, Analytica Chmica Acta

2008-Present    Peer Reviewer, the Egyptian Journal of Chemistry

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. E. M. Hassan, H. Abou-yousef, P. H. Steele, and E. M. El-Giar “Characterization of Fast Pyrolysis Oils from White Oak and Sweet Gum Woods”. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2016, 38, 43-50.
  2. E. M. Hassan, Emad M. El-Giar, and P. H. Steele “Evaluation of the antioxidant activities of different bio-oils and their phenolic distilled fractions for wood preservation”, the International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2016, 110, 121-128.
  3. Ashraf F. Ali, Mohammad L. Hassan, Azza A. Ward, and Emad M. El-Giar “Processing, Microstructure, Thermo-mechanical, and Dielectric Properties of Barium Titanate/Cellulosic Polymer Nanocomposites”, Polymer Composites (first published online on June 22, 2015).
  4. Anthonia E. Eseyin, El Barbary Hassan,, and Emad M. El-Giar, “Comparative Analyses of Nigerian and US Corn Stalks Using Py-GC/MS”, International Journal of Advanced Chemistry, 2015, 3, 18-24.
  5. Anthonia E. Eseyin, Kieran I. Ekpenyong, S. M. Dangoggo, Onyanobi Abel-Anyebe, and Emad M. El-Giar, “Product Distribution in the Low Temperature Conventional Pyrolysis of Nigerian Corn Stalks” International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 2015, 3, 51-68.
  6. Anthonia E. Eseyin, Kieran I. Ekpenyong, S. M. Dangoggo, Emad M. El-Giar, and Onyanobi Abel-Anyebe “The Effect of Pd-Doped -Al2O3 on the Low-Temperature Thermal Decomposition of Corn Cobs and Leaves in Bio-oil Production” The International Journal of Science & Technoledge, 2015, 3, 11-17.
  7. Anthonia E. Eseyin and Emad M. El-Giar “Low-Temperature Catalytic Pyrolysis of Corn Stalks. A Novel Route to the Production of Bio-Oil and Valuable Chemical Feedstock” The International Journal of Science & Technology, 2015, 4, 132-142.
  8. E. M. El-Giar, M. Asle Zaeem, H. El Kadiri, R. S. Florea, H. Rhee, Y. Bienvenu, M. Dahmen, T. Malot, and M. Cherkaoui “On Laser Welding of Thin Steel Sheets.” Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 2012, 17, 571-580.
  9. H. Baraka, M. Khanfar, J. Williams, E. M. El-Giar, G. Shah, and K. El Sayed “Bioactive Natural, Biocatalytic, and Semisynthetic Tobacco Cembranoids”, Planta Medica, 2011, 77, 467-476.
  10. E. M. El-Giar and D. O. Wipf “Microparticle-Based Iridium Oxide Ultramicroelectrodes for pH Sensing and Imaging”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2007, 609, 147-154.
  11. E. M. El-Giar and D. O. Wipf “Preparation of Tip-Protected Poly(oxyphenylene)-Coated Carbon-Fiber Ultramicroelectrodes”, Electroanalysis 2006, 18, 2281-2289.
  12. E. M. El-Giar, R. A. Said, G. E. Bridges, and D. J. Thomson “Localized Electrochemical Deposition of Copper Microstructures”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2000, 147, 586-591.

Book Chapters

  1. Ashraf F. Ali, Sahar M. Atwa, and Emad M. El-Giar “Development of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Fluoride and Organic Matter Removal from Drinking Water” book chapter IN: Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry, Editor: Alexandru Grumezescu, Academic Press, Elsevier, Volume 9: Water Purification, Chapter 6, 209-262, Jan 15, 2017.
  2. Emad El-Giar, Emanuel Waddell, Marquita Jacobs, and Gloria Thomas-Magee, Fabrication of Bioanalytical Microfluidic Devices”. In “Biological Applications of Microfluidics”; F. A. Gomez, Ed.; Wiley & Sons, Inc.: NY, 2008; Chapter 18, pp 357-371.
  3. G. Thomas, E. M. El-Giar, L. E. Locascio, and M. J. Tarlov “Hydrogel-Immobilized Antibodies for Microfluidic Immunoassay (Hydrogel Immunoassays)”. In Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 321 (Microfluidic Techniques: Reviews and Protocols); S. D. Minteer, Ed.; Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, 2006; pp 83-95.

Conference Proceedings

  1. E. M. El-Giar and D. J. Thomson Localized Electrochemical Plating of Interconnectors for Microelectronics.” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications, Power and Computing, WESCANEX 97, 1997, 327-332.
  2. W. A. Badawy and E. M. El-Giar Preparation, Electrochemical, Photoelectrochemical and Solid State Characteristics of Indium-Incorporated Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for Solar Energy Applications.” Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering 1991, 1536, 277-288.

Presentations

  1. E. El-Giar “The application of the electrochemical methods in corrosion protection of engineering alloys in the automotive industry and determination of the active ingredients in drugs” The Academic Innovation Council, the 2nd in the Faculty Collaborative Initiative Presentations, ULM, Nov 17, 2017.
  2. L. Lee, M. Kim, K. Tran, and R. Skains, E. El-Giar “The use of cyclic voltammetry to determine and compare the concentration of acetaminophen in different fever-relief drugs”, ULM Student Research Symposium, April 2017.
  3. S. Helforoosh, T. Hayes, and E. El-Giar, “Cu and Ag electroplating using screen-printed electrodes”. ULM Student Research Symposium, April 2017.

 

Research Interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. The production and characterization of bio-oil through the catalytic pyrolysis of agricultural feedstock.

2. Use of electroanalytical techniques (e.g., cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry) for the electrodeposition of metals and the characterization of electroactive (redox) species in drugs.

3. Study of the electrochemical behavior of bare and paint-coated metals and engineering alloys in aqueous corrosive solutions using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) along with other chemical and electrochemical techniques.

4. Preparation and characterization of ultramicroelectrodes (UMEs) for scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and other electroanalytical applications.

Recent Publications

El-Giar, E. M. (2021). Green licorice root extract-assisted microwave-hydrothermal synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanorods (pp. 3928-3937). Ceramics International.
El-Giar, E. M. Effect of Stacking Microbial Fuel Cells on Electricity Generation from Sludge (pp. 35-40). West Monroe: Journal of Biofuels.
El-Giar, E. (2018). Physicochemical, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of chitosan/TEMPO biocomposite packaging films (pp. 73-79). Food packaging and Shelf Life.
El-Giar, E. M., Atwa, S. M. (2017). Development of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Fluoride and Organic Matter Removal from Drinking Water (pp. 209-262). Alexandru Grumezescu, Academic Press, Elsevier,.
El-Giar, E. M. (2017). Processing, Microstructure, Thermo-mechanical, and Dielectric Properties of Barium Titanate/Cellulosic Polymer Nanocomposites (pp. 893-907). Polymer Composites.
El-Giar, E. M. (2016). Evaluation of the antioxidant activities of different bio-oils and their phenolic distilled fractions for wood preservation (pp. 121-128). International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation.
El-Giar, E. M. (2016). Characterization of Fast Pyrolysis Oils from White Oak and Sweet Gum Woods (pp. 43-50). Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects.
El-Giar, E. M. Comparative Analyses of Nigerian and US Corn Stalks Using Py-GC/MS (pp. 18-24). International Journal of Advanced Chemistry.
El-Giar, E. (2015). Low-Temperature Catalytic Pyrolysis of Corn Stalks. A Novel Route to the Production of Bio-Oil and Valuable Chemical Feedstock. International Journal of Science & Technology.
El-Giar, E. (2015). The Effect of Pd-Doped -Al2O3 on the Low-Temperature Thermal Decomposition of Corn Cobs and Leaves in Bio-oil Production (pp. 11-17). The International Journal of Science & Technoledge.
El-Giar, E. (2015). Product Distribution in the Low Temperature Conventional Pyrolysis of Nigerian Corn Stalks” (pp. 51-68). International Journal for Innovation Education and Research.
El Giar, E. (2013). Characterization of Fast Pyrolysis Oils from White Oak and Sweet Gum Woods. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects.
El Giar, E. (2012). On Laser Welding of Thin Steel Sheets (pp. 571-580). Science and Technology of Welding and Joining.
Baraka, H., Khanfar, M., Williams, J., El Giar, E., Shah, G., El Sayed, K. Bioactive Natural, Biocatalytic, and Semisynthetic Tobacco Cembranoids. Planta Medica.
El Giar, E. (2008). Fabrication of polymeric microfluidic devices. (pp. 357-371). N.Y., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Biological Applications of Microfluidics.
El Giar, E. (2007). "Micro particle-Based Iridium Oxide Ultramicroelectrodes for pH Sensing and Imaging" (pp. 147-154). Elsevier B.V.,: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry.
El Giar, E. (2006). "Preparation of Tip-Protected Poly(oxyphenylene) Coated Carbon-Fiber Ultramicroelectroes" (pp. 2281-2289). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA,: Electroanalysis.
El Giar, E. Hydrogel-immobilized antibodies for microfluidic immunoassays: hydrogel immunoassay (pp. 83-95). Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ: Methods in Molecular Biology.
El Giar, E. (2000). Localized electrochemical deposition of copper microstructures (pp. 586-591). Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
El Giar, E. (1997). Localized Electrochemical Plating of Interconnectors for Microelectronics (pp. 327-332.). Winnipeg, MB: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications, Power and Computing.
El Giar, E. (1991). Antimony-incorporated titanium dioxide thin films: preparation and optical and electrical characteristics. (pp. 112-115). Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.
El Giar, E. (1991). Preparation, Electrochemical, Photoelectrochemical and Solid State Characteristics of Indium-Incorporated Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for Solar Energy Applications. (pp. 277-288). Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering.
El Giar, E. (1990). Optical and photovoltaic characteristics of indium-modified tin dioxide thin films. (pp. 1592-1595). Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
El Giar, E. (1990). Solid state characteristics of indium-incorporated titania thin films (pp. 197-202). Physica Status Solidi A: Applied Research.

Research Grants

El-Giar, E. M., "The Use of Electropolymerized Polyphenols for Prevention of Galvanic Corrosion between Mg and Steel Alloys in the Automotive Industry" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By LA Board of Regents Support Fund Research and Development Program R & D Subprogram: Research Competitiveness Subprogram (RCS), External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $112,750. (2021 - Present).
El-Giar, E. M., "The Application of Electropolymerized Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Steel Alloys for Applications in the Automotive and Aerospace Industries" (Not Funded), Sponsored By LaSPACE Research Enhancement Award (REA) Program, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $39,047. (2020 - Present).
Meyer, S. (Principal), El-Giar, E. (Co-Principal), "Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography capability to enhance research and training among ULM toxicology, chemistry and pharmacology" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By LA BoR, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $91644.00. (July 1 2017 - June 30 2018).
El-Giar, E. M. (Principal), "Preparation of polymer film coatings for corrosion protection of steel alloys for applications in the automotive industry" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2,000. (May 01 2015 - December 31 2016).
El Giar, E., "The application of electropolymerized-polyphenol coatings for corrosion protection of steel alloys" (Funded), Sponsored By LA EPSCoR Pilot Funding, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $10000. (January 03 2013 - December 31 2013).
El Giar, E., "Electropolymerized Polyphenols Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Steel Alloys" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By LA EPSCoR Pfund FY 2011-12, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $10000. (February 2012 - January 2013).

Awards & Honors

August 2021 Recipient of the ULM Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021.

July 2021 Recipient of Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence Award.

February 2020 Nominated for: The ULM foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching.

January 2017 ULM’s Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching .

April 2015 Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence Award, ULM (April 2015).

August 2014 The ULM foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching .

April 2014 College of Arts and Science Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts, Education, and Sciences at ULM.

January 2013 College of Arts and Sciences’ Award for Excellence in Teaching.

December 2012 Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence Award.

January 2012 College of Arts and Sciences’ Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2004 T.A. of the Year(Nominated).

1997 Graduate assistantship.

1988 Faculty of Science Award.

1987 Top Graduate and Outstanding Senior B.S..

Courses Taught

CHEM 1003INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY LAB I, 15 course(s)

CHEM 1007GENERAL CHEMISTRY I, 36 course(s)

CHEM 1008GENERAL CHEMISTRY II, 25 course(s)

CHEM 1009GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB, 17 course(s)

CHEM 1010GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB, 56 course(s)

CHEM 2031ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I, 1 course(s)

CHEM 2033ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II, 1 course(s)

CHEM 2040QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, 3 course(s)

CHEM 2041QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB, 2 course(s)

CHEM 4023Directed Study: Analytical, 1 course(s)