Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Top Tier Liberal Arts Chemistry Experience

Safo Aboaku

Safo Aboaku, Instructional Assistant Professor

Safo Aboaku, Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

223B Coulter Hall
662-915-4038  |   saboaku@olemiss.edu

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
B.S. Chemistry, K.N.U.S.T Kumasi-Ghana, 2000
M.S. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
American Chemical Society Local Section Excellence in Teaching and Classroom Leadership Award

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Effective Chemistry Instruction, Magnetostructural Studies of Organic Magnets, Hydrogen Bonding

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Safo Aboaku, Armando Paduan-Filho, Valdir Bindilatti, Nei Fernandes Oliveira, Jr., John A. Schlueter, Paul M. Lahti, “Aminophenylnitronylnitroxides: Highly Networked Hydrogen-Bond Assembly in Organic Radical Materials” Chem. Mater. 23, 4844-4856 (2011)

Hidenori Murata, Safo Aboaku, Paul M. Lahti, “Molecular recognition in a heteromolecular radical pair system with complementary multipoint hydrogen- bonding” Chem. Comm. 29, 3441-3443 (2008).

Hidenori Murata, Joel T. Mague, Safo Aboaku, Naoki Yoshioka, Paul M. Lahti, “An Organic Radical Solid Solution with Strong Ferromagnetic Exchange” Chem. Mater. 19, 4111-4113 (2007).

Safo Aboaku, Paul M. Lahti, “Crystallography and Magnetism of 2-Amido-4,4,5,5- dihydro-1H-imidazole-3-oxide-1-oxyls” Polyhedron 26, 1959-1964 (2007)