Last updated: 09.10.2007
Nikolay D. TARKALANOV
2731 Blairstone Rd. Apt 69
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.
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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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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