Cevdet Akbay received his B.S. degree in chemistry education at Inonu University in Turkey and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees under the supervision of Isiah M. Warner at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA). He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia (USA), to work for Georgia State University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Shahab A. Shamsi’s research laboratory. Dr. Akbay joined Fayetteville State University in August 2004 and currently works as Associate Professor of chemistry. Because of his strong ambition for research and belief in the importance of involving undergraduate students in research, he established his research laboratory with the financial support of the National Institutes of Health in 2007. His research interests include the development of pseudostationary phases (especially, molecular or polymeric micelles) for micellar electrokinetic chromatography for separation of small (chiral and achiral drugs, DNA bases, nucleosides, nucleotides, PAHs, PCBs, explosives) and large (proteins, carbon nanotubes) molecules. Akbay also uses other separation techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry, and attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) in his undergraduate teaching and research projects. He has trained postdoctoral research associates, undergraduates, and high school students since the establishment of his research laboratory. Akbay is actively involved in forensic science at Fayetteville State University and is willing to collaborate with analytical and forensic chemists nationally and internationally.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2011