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Dr. Shainaz Landge

Associate Professor
Organic Chemistry

Office: Chemistry & Nursing Bldg. Rm. 3213
Phone: (912) 478-1883

Full Vita

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  • B.S. University of Pune, India (1998)
  • M.S. University of Pune, India (2000)
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston (2008)

Dr. Shainaz Landge joined Georgia Southern University in August of 2010. She completed her M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry (2000) from the University of Pune (India), after which she worked as a project assistant at the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune. In 2008, she completed her Ph.D. research under the supervision of Dr. Béla Török at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and then moved on to a postdoctoral position at Dartmouth College (NH) under the direction of Dr. Ivan Aprahamian comprising research focused on the “Synthesis and development of molecular switches triggered by pH, metal and light”. In her spare time she likes to read, write, watch movies and hang around with friends and family members.

Dr. Landge’s research interests are in the area of synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and supramolecular chemistry. Click here for the detailed description of the projects.

Her current research projects include:

  • Microwave assisted synthesis of biologically active heterocycles towards cancer research.
  • Detection of toxic transition metal cations, anions targeted towards Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Synthesis and detection of sugar sensors for Type II diabetes.
  • Utilizing and assessing “elaborate visual analogy” to explain difficult topics in organic chemistry.
  • Engaging students with interactive teaching aids to understand the complex concepts in chemistry.

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Courses Taught

  • CHEM 3341/3401 Organic Chemistry I (lecture and laboratory).
  • CHEM 3342/3402 Organic Chemistry II (lecture and laboratory).
  • CHEM 1145/1211 General Chemistry I (lecture and laboratory).
  • CHEM 1146 General Chemistry II (laboratory)
  • CHEM 1151 Nursing Chemistry I (online laboratory)
  • CHEM 1152 Nursing Chemistry II (online section)
  • CHEM 1152 Nursing Chemistry II (laboratory)
  • CHEM 4890 Organic Chemistry Research
  • CHEM 4890 Organic Chemistry Research – iFREE
  • FYE 1220 First Year Experience
    1. Science by Accident
    2. Explore Science & Math
    3. Incorporation of Freshmen in Research for Early Experience (iFREE)
  • RLC 1000 Residential Learning Community (0 credit, 1 hour lecture)
  • FYE 1000 Conversations with Professors (CwP)

Selected Publications

  • Landge, S. M.*; Greer, K. “small change à BIG DIFFERENCE = See it for yourself” – Step Wise Incorporation of Active Learning Techniques in Course Design to Enhance Student Learning”, USG, Student Success Pedagogies in Practice, Rowman & Littlefield; 2021, (in Print).
  • Botnaru, D.; Orvis, J.; Langdon, J.; Niemiec, C.; S. M.* “Predicting Overall Course Grades: A Path Analysis of Motivation and Course- Related Demographics” Learning and Motivation, 2021, 74, 101723.
  • Murphy, Z.; Kent, M.; Freeman, C.; Landge, S. M.;* Koricho E.* “Halloysite Nanotubes Functionalized with Epoxy and Thiol Organosilane Groups to Improve Fracture Toughness in Nanocomposites” Springer Nature – Applied Sciences, 2020, 2, 2130.
  • Ugboya, A.; Monroe, K.; Ofulue, U.; Yates, K.; Ghosh, D.; Landge, S.M.; Quirino, R. L.* Aiken, K.S. * “Exploring the Effects of Various Polymeric Backbones on the Performance of a Hydroxyaromatic 1,2,3-Triazole Anion-Sensor” Sensors, 2020, 20, 2973
  • Ghosh, D.; Landge, S. M.; Zhu, L.; Ofulue, U.; Akinsoji, O. A.; Govan, R. D.; Ugboya, A.; Hernandez, V.; Yates, K.; Henderson; A.; Aiken, K.S.* “The Influence of Amino Substituents on the Signal-Output, Selectivity and Sensitivity of a Hydroxyaromatic 1,2,3-Triazolyl Chemosensor for Anions—A Structure-Property Relationship (SPR) Investigation” Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2020,
  • Landge, S. M.; Lazare, D. Y.; Freeman, C.; Bunn, J.; Cruz, J. I.; Winder, D.; Padgett, C.; Aiken, K.S.; Ghosh, D. “Rationally designed Phenanthrene derivatized triazole as a dual chemosensor for fluoride and copper recognition” Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomol. Spectroscopy, 2020, 228, 117758.
  • Peerannawar, S.; Sood, A.; Brown, A.; Schafer, C.; Alonzo, J.; Sutton, S.; Christianson, M.; Stocking, R.; Naclerio, N.; Landge, S.;* Torok, B.* “Effect of solvent polarity on the regioselective hydroxyalkylation of indole with trifluoroacetaldehyde hemiacetals”, Structural Chemistry, 2019, 30 (5), 1941-1956.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Fall 2021 – Awarded the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) – Excellence in Service Award.
  • Spring 2021 – Awarded the Student Success – University Award of Excellence
  • Fall 2020 – Promoted to the “USG Chancellors Learning Scholars – Associate”        
  • Fall 2019 – Nominated for the ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) – Rising Star Award program.
  • Fall 2018 – Selected as the “USG Chancellor’s Learning Scholars
  • Fall 2018 – Awarded the University “Excellence in Contributions to Instruction
  • Fall 2018 – Awarded (partial) for the “ACS New faculty workshop”.                                 
  • Spring 2018 – Awarded the “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award“.
  • Fall 2017 – Awarded the “COSM- Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Spring 2016 – Voted as Best Professor in Chemistry by Georgia Southern University NOBCChE Group in Chemistry Department.
  • 2010 “Women in Science” Presentation Award; Awarded Membership of Sigma Delta Epsilon
  • 2009 Best Outgoing Graduate Student Award, (UMASS, Boston)
  • 2008 M. J. Collins Award for Outstanding Young Innovator in Microwave Chemistry at 236th ACS National meeting, Philadelphia
  • 2008 Outstanding Graduate Student Award (UMASS, Boston)
  • 2006 Mastricola, Best Graduate Student Award (UMASS, Boston)

Last updated: 8/10/2022