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Simona E. Hunyadi Murph, Adjunct Professor

simonamurph@physast.uga.edu
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https://www.physast.uga.edu/research/murph-group

Research Interests

Nanoengineered Materials: Synthesis, Design, and Applications

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Chemistry/Nanotechnology, University of South Carolina (USC)                     
Education Specialist (EdS), Educational Leadership  & Administration, Augusta University (AU)
Masters of Science (MS), Chemistry/Electrochemistry, Babes-Bolyai University (BBU), Romania
Bachelor of Science (BS), Chemistry & Physics Major, Education Minor, Babes-Bolyai University (BBU), Romania

 

Selected Honors and Awards

2017: Laboratory Director's Award for Exceptional Scientific and Engineering Achievement, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).
2017: U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Award Finalist in Research, Department of Energy (DOE) - MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) - Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy. 
2017: Significant Figure of the Augusta University Community, Augusta University - Alumni Magazine.
http://magazines.augusta.edu/2017/03/22/doing-something-right/http://magazines.augusta.edu/2017/03/16/answers-along-the-way-simona-murph/
2017: Top-Ten Ranked Paper, Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials (JOM )
http://paperity.org/p/79002484/application-of-advanced-characterization-techniques-for-engineering-materials
2017: Mentor, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
http://www.tms.org/meetings/annual-17/mentors/mentors.aspx
2016: Exceptional Leadership Award, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
2016: Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna Awards, Augusta University (AU) - College of Education, http://coenews.gru.edu/archives/1367, https://alumni.augusta.edu//alumniweekend/distinguishedalumni
2015: Key Contributor Award for NanoTechnology Advancements, Savannah River National Lab (SRNL)
2015: Inspirational Woman in STEM Recognition, U.S.  Department of Energy (DOE), http://www.energy.gov/diversity/articles/women-energy-simona-e-hunyadi-murphhttp://jagwire.gru.edu/archives/26673
2015 & 2016: Mentor, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), http://www.tms.org/meetings/annual-16/mentors/mentors.aspx
2011: Principal Investigator of the Year, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - NNSA Programs
2011: Women at the Forefront of their Field of Expertise Recognition, Savannah River National Lab (SRNL) - NNSA Programs
2010: Spot Award, Savannah River National Lab (SRNL).                      
 

Patents and Invention Disclosures   

2017: 'Method of capturing or trapping zinc using zinc getter materials', U.S. Patent, 7/11/2017, serial # US 9700829 B1; https://www.google.com/patents/US9700829
2017: 'Targeted Release of Nanoparticle Sequestered Analytes via Plasmonic or Magnetic Field'
2017: 'Controlled Release of Hydrogen Gas from Nano Hydrides via Induced Magnetic Field’'
2016: 'Plasmonic Distillation Separation of Hydrogen Isotopes in the Liquid Phase'
2016: 'Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Efficient Plasmonic Heating and Catalytic Applications
2015: 'Innovative Use of Gamma Rays from Radioactive Decay of Waste'
2015: 'Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopic Waveguide', U. S. Patent 4/15/2015, serial # 501665408S; http://www.google.com/patents/US9007576
2013: 'Hybrid Ion Exchange-SERS Sensors for Determining Distribution Coefficients'
2012: 'Nanocatalysts and Shape Selective Method for Production of Nanocatalysts'
2010: 'A Novel MRI Technique Designed to Interrogate Myocardial Calcium Efflux with a Surrogate  Biomarker, Mn2+, Using T1-Weighted and/or T1-Mapping Manganese-Enhanced MRI (MEMRI)"

 

Recent Publications

1. Hunyadi Murph, S.E.; Larsen, G.K.; Coopersmith, K. "Anisotropic and Shape-Selective Nanomaterials: Structure-Property Relationships", 2017,  Springer International Publishing, 1st ed. 2017, ISBN-13:9783319596617.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/anisotropic-and-shape-selective-nanomaterials-simona-e-hunyadi-murph/1126294847 ean=9783319596617&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP75606
https://www.amazon.com/Anisotropic-Shape-Selective-Nanomaterials-Structure-Property-Relationships/dp/3319596616/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494068042&sr=8-1&keywords=simona+murph
2. Hunyadi Murph, S.E.; Larsen, G.K.; Korinko, P.; Coopersmith, K.; Summer, A.; Lewis, R. "Nanoparticle Treated Stainless Steel Filters for Metal Vapor Sequestration", JOM, 201769, 162.  "Top-Ten Ranked Paper
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11837-016-2206-5
3. Larsen, G.; Farr, W.; Hunyadi Murph, S.E. "Multifunctional Fe2O3-Au Nanoparticles With Different Shapes: Enhanced Catalysis, Photothermal Effects, and Magnetic Recyclability", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 15162. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03733
4. Hunyadi Murph, S.E.; Larsen, G.; Lascola, R. "Multifunctional Hybrid Fe2O3-Au Nanoparticles for Efficient Plasmonic Heating", JOVE, 2016, 108, e53598. http://www.jove.com/video/53598/multifunctional-hybrid-fe2o3-au-nanoparticles-for-efficient-plasmonic                                   
5. Kun, Y.; Basnet, P.; Sessions, H.; Larsen, G.; Hunyadi Murph, S.E.; Zhao, Y. "Fe2O3/TiO2 Core-Shell for Visible Light Photocatalysis", Catalysis Today, 2016, 270, 51. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920586115006847
6. Hunyadi Murph, S.E.; Murphy, C.J.; Leach, A.; Gall, K. “A Possible Oriented Attachment Growth Mechanism for Silver Nanowire Formation”, Crystal Growth and Design, 2015, 15, 1968. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00123?src=recsys&journalCode=cgdefu