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Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 1083 CHEMISTRY I 
  • CHEM 1084 CHEMISTRY II 
  • CHEM 3381 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3382 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3385 PHYSICAL CHEM LAB

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching young minds is an important task, and my teaching philosophy reflects my desire to work with students throughout their undergraduate careers. I encourage students to engage and participate by incorporating traditional teaching methods and providing real-world applications to promote understanding. In addition, I am interested in conveying to the student the relevance of chemistry to our everyday life.

 

Selected Publications

  • Selection of carbon nanotubes with specific chiralities using helical assemblies of Flavin mononucleotide. Sang-Yong Ju, Jonathan Doll, Ity Sharma and Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos. Nature Nanotechnology, 2008, 3, 356 – 362
  • Calculating pKa Values for Substituted Phenols and Hydration Energies for Other Compounds with the First-Order Fuzzy-Border Continuum Solvation Model. Ity Sharma and George A. Kaminski. Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2012, 33, 2388–2399
  • Using polarizable POSSIM force field and fuzzy-border continuum solvent model to calculate pKa shifts of protein residues. Ity Sharma and George A. Kaminski. Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2017, 38, 65-80
  • The expanding role of mass spectrometry in the field of vaccine development. Vaneet Sharma, Ity Sharma and James Glick. Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 2020, 39, 83-104