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Last updated: 09.10.2007

 

Nikolay D. TARKALANOV

2731 Blairstone Rd. Apt 69
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850)-219-9905 (home)
ntarkalanov@lycos.com

 

Teaching Experience:

Extensive experience in teaching General and Organic Chemistry Recitations and Laboratory as a Teaching Assistant and as an Instructor at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Thomas University, Thomasville, GA and Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL. Selected courses: Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, Recitations, Teaching Assistant: Organic Chemitry Laboratory, Teaching assistant and Instructor; General Chemnistry 1 and 2, Teaching Assistant and Instructor.

Highlights:

Instruments: GC-FID, ICP-AES, AA Graphite Tube Atomizer, UV-Vis molecular absorption and emission spectroscopy, laser system, nanosecond time-resolved spectroscopy, TLC, IR.

Computers: Data analysis and self-modeling, Gaussian, Fortran programming, word processing, spread sheets, commercial graphic programs. DOS, Windows, Internet, LIMS, some Unix and Macintosh.

 

Chemistry: Analytical chemistry, organic synthesis, separation,

purification.

 

Other skills: Glass blowing experience. High vacuum system. Computer hardware.

 

Education: Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry, Florida State

University, Tallahassee, FL, 2001

Dissertation title: "Spectroscopic and Photochemical Properties of

cis-1-(2-Naphthyl)-2-phenylethene. Conformer Specific Photochemistry".

M.S.: Chemistry, Sofia University "St. Kl. OKHRIDSKI", Sofia, Bulgaria,

1987

 

Research Experience:

Conformer specific photochemistry. Wavelength specific quantum yields of fluorescence and photochemical reactions. Excited state lifetimes.

Computer assisted data analysis. Ab initio calculations of the energy and geometry.

 

Professional experience:

April 2002 - current: Chemist II at the Florida DEP, 2600 Blairstone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Chemistry Section. Analysis of metals in water, soil and tissue samples utilizing ICP-AES and Atomic Absorption with Graphite tube atomizer. Analysis performed following the SOP's developed following standard EPA procedures.

 

Publications:

1. del Valle J. C.; Turek A. M.; Tarkalanov, N. D.; Saltiel, J. J. Phys. Chem. 2002, 106, 5101-5104. Distortion of the Fluorescence Spectrum of Anthracene with Increasing Laser Pulse Excitation Energy.

2. del Valle, J. C.; Tarkalanov, N.; Saltiel, J. J. Phys. Chem. B 1999, 103, 9350-9355. The Distortion of the Fluorescence Spectrum of all-trans-1,6-Diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene with Increasing Laser Pulse Excitation Energies.

3. Saltiel, J.; Tarkalanov, N.; Sears, D. F. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 5586-5587. Conformer-Specific Adiabatic Cis Trans hotoisomerization of cis-1-(2-Naphthyl)-2-phenylethene. A Striking Application of NEER Principle.

 

Honors:

July 1980: 12th International Chemistry Olympiad for high school students, Linz, Austria, a bronze medal.

May 1980: National Chemistry Olympiad for college students, Varna, Bulgaria, fourth place and award from the Science Committee of the Department of Education.

May 1979: National Chemistry Olympiad for college students, Varna, Bulgaria, fourth place and award from the Science Committee of the Department of Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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