Chemistry and Biochemistry

Stacey J. Smith

Stacey Smith

Office: C314 BNSN
Office Phone: 801-422-2090
Lab Phone: 801-422-7563
Email: ssmith@chem.byu.edu
Office Hours

Education:

B.S., Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, Brigham Young University (2007)

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Brigham Young University (2012)

Postdoctoral Research, X-ray Crystallography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012-2013)

Curriculum Vitae 

Research:

XRD facility manager

The diffraction of X-rays by a crystalline solid can reveal its 3-dimensional atomic and molecular structure. Knowing the atomic structure of a material enables us to understand its properties, manipulate its behavior, and engineer new materials with similar or better properties/functionality.

The X-ray Diffraction (XRD) facility at BYU currently houses two XRD instruments: a PANalytical X’Pert Pro MPD instrument for analyzing polycrystalline samples (P-XRD) and a Bruker FR591 Cu rotating anode instrument with a 4-circle goniometer and an Apex II detector for analyzing single crystal samples (SC-XRD). The SC-XRD instrument is routinely used to solve small molecule single crystal structures. With the low temperature Kroflex attachment, powder samples can also be investigated at low temperatures via transmission mode capillary experiments. The P-XRD, with its 15-position sample changer, a high temperature sample stage, and a capillary sample mount, is routinely used to identify materials, calculate the crystallite size of nanomaterials, quantify mixtures, perform in-situ high temperature experiments, and perform capillary experiments. The XRD facility supports both research and teaching in the department.

Publications:

Tyler, J., Patterson, R., Nazari, S., Udumula, V., Smith, S. J., Michaelis, D. J. (2016). Synthesis of N-Aryl “Hydroxylamines via Stalled Nitro Reductions with Soluble Ruthenium Nanoparticle Catalysts. Tetrahedron Letters, 58, 52–58.

Singh, B., Smith, S. J., Jensen, D. S., Jones, H. H., Dadson, A. E., Farnsworth, P. B., Vanfleet, R. R., Farrer, J. K., Linford, M. R. (2016). Multi-instrument characterization of five nanodiamond samples: a thorough example of nanomaterial characterization. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 408(4), 1107 - 1124. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00216-015-9207-z

Schliesser, J. M., Smith, S. J., Li, G., Li, L., Walker, T. F., Parry, T., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2015). Heat capacity and thermodynamic functions of nano-TiO2 anatase in relation to bulk-TiO2 anatase. J. Chem. Thermodyn., 81, 298-310.

Schliesser, J. M., Smith, S. J., Li, G., Li, L., Walker, T. F., Parry, T., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2015). Heat capacity and thermodynamic functions of nano-TiO2 rutile in relation to bulk-TiO2 rutile. J. Chem. Thermodyn., 81, 311-322.

Smith, S. J., Baiyu, H., Bartholomew, C. H., Campbell, B. J., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2015). La-Dopant Location in La-Doped γ-Al2O3 Nanoparticles Synthesized Using a Novel One-Pot Process. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(44), 25053 - 25062.

Hung, C.-H., Singh, B., Landowski, M. G., Ibrahim, M., Miles, A. J., Jensen, D. S., Vail, M. A., Dadson, A. E., Smith, S. J., Linford, M. R. (2015). Multi-instrument characterization of poly(divinylbenzene) microspheres for use in liquid chromatography: as received, air oxidized, carbonized, and acid treated. Surface and Interface Analysis, 47(8), 815-823.

Walker, W. K., Kay, B. M., Michaelis, S. A., Anderson, D. L., Smith, S. J., Ess, D. H., Michaelis, D. J. (2015). Origin of Fast Catalysis in Allylic Amination Reactions Catalyzed by Pd-Ti Heterobimetallic Complexes.. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(23), 7371-8.

Walker, W. K., Anderson, D. L., Stokes, R. W., Smith, S. J., Michaelis, D. J. (2015). Allylic Aminations with Hindered Secondary Amine Nucleophiles Catalyzed by Heterobimetallic Pd–Ti Complexes. Organic Letters, 17(3), 752-755.

Smith, S. J., Huang, B., Liu, S., Liu, Q., Olsen, R. E., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2015). Synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles via a robust “solvent-deficient” method. Nanoscale, 7(1), 144-156.

Standley, E. A., Smith, S. J., Muller, P., Jamison, T. F. (2014). A Broadly Applicable Strategy for Entry into Homogeneous Nickel(0) Catalysts from Air-Stable Nickel(II) Complexes. Organometallics, 33(8), 2012-2018.

Li, X., Michaelis, V. K., Ong, T.-C., Smith, S. J., Griffin, R. G., Wang, E. N. (2014). Designed Single-Step Synthesis, Structure, and Derivative Textural Properties of Well-Ordered Layered Penta-coordinate Silicon Alcoholate Complexes. Chem. - Eur. J., 20(21), 6315-6323.

Li, X., Michaelis, V. K., Ong, T.-C., Smith, S. J., McKay, I., Mueller, P., Griffin, R. G., Wang, E. N. (2014). One-pot solvothermal synthesis of a well-ordered layered sodium aluminoalcoholate complex: a useful precursor for the preparation of porous Al2O3 particles. Cryst. Eng. Comm., 16(14), 2950-2958.

Smith, S. J., Huang, B., Liu, S., Liu, Q., Olsen, R. E., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2014). Synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles via a robust "solvent-deficient" method. Nanoscale, 7(1), 144-56.

Axtell, J. C., Schrock, R. R., Muller, P., Smith, S. J., Hoveyda, A. H. (2014). Synthesis of Tungsten Imido Alkylidene Complexes that Contain an Electron-Withdrawing Imido Ligand. Organometallics, 33(19), 5342-5348.

Wang, H., Madaan, N., Bagley, J., Diwan, A., Liu, Y., Davis, R. C., Lunt, B. M., Smith, S. J., Linford, M. R. (2014). Spectroscopic ellipsometric modeling of a Bi–Te–Se write layer of an optical data storage device as guided by atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Thin Solid Films, 569, 124-130.

Chesnel, K. M., Trevino, M., Cai, Y., Hancock, J. M., Smith, S. J., Harrison, R. G. (2014). Particle size effects on the magnetic behavior of 5 to 11 nm Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Journal of Physics: conference series, 521, 012004.

Huang, B., Schliesser, J., Olsen, R. E., Smith, S. J., Woodfield, B. F. (2014). Synthesis and Thermodynamics of Porous Metal Oxide Nanomaterials. Curr. Inorg. Chem., 4(1), 40-53.

Huang, B., Bartholomew, C. H., Smith, S. J., Woodfield, B. F. (2013). Facile solvent-deficient synthesis of mesoporous N3-alumina with controlled pore structures. Micro. Meso. Mater., 165, 70-78.

Peryshkov, D. V., Forrest, W. P., Schrock, R. R., Smith, S. J., Muller, P. (2013). B(C6F5)3 Activation of Oxo Tungsten Complexes That Are Relevant to Olefin Metathesis. Organometallics, 32(19), 5256-5259.

Jeong, H., Kozera, D. J., Schrock, R. R., Smith, S. J., Zhang, J., Ren, N., Hillmyer, M. A. (2013). Z-Selective Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 3-Substituted Cyclooctenes by Monoaryloxide Pyrrolide Imido Alkylidene (MAP) Catalysts of Molybdenum and Tungsten. Organometallics, 32(17), 4843-4850.

Townsend, E. M., Kilyanek, S. M., Shcrock, R. R., Muller, P., Smith, S. J., Hoveyda, A. H. (2013). High Oxidation State Molybdenum Imido Heteroatom-Substituted Alkylidene Complexes. Organometallics, 32(16), 4612-4617.

Yuan, J., Schrock, R. R., Gerber, L. C.H., Muller, P., Smith, S. J. (2013). Synthesis and ROMP Chemistry of Decafluoroterphenoxide Molybdenum Imido Alkylidene and Ethylene Complexes. Organometallics, 32(10), 2983-2992.

Smith, S. J., Amin, S., Woodfield, B. F., Boerio-Goates, J., Campbell, B. J. (2013). The phase progression of γ-Al2O3 nanoparticles synthesized in a solvent-deficient environment. Inorganic Chemistry, 52(8), 4411-4423.

Boerio-Goates, J., Smith, S. J., Liu, S., Lang, B. E., Li, G., Woodfield, B. F., Nevrotsky, A. (2013). Characterization of surface defect sites on bulk and nanophase anatase and rutile TiO2 by low-temperature specific heat. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(9), 4544-4550.

Muller, P., Fronczek, F. R., Smith, S. J., Mako, T., Levine, M. (2013). Two polymorphs of 1,8-dichloroanthracene. Acta Crystallographica Section C, 69(2), 199-203.

Smith, S. J., Page, K., Kim, H., Campbell, B. J., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2012). Novel synthesis and structural analysis of ferrihydrite. Inorg. Chem., 51(11), 6421-6424.

Spencer, E. C., Ross, N., Parker, S. F., Woodfield, B. F., Boerio-Goates, J., Smith, S. J., Olsen, R. E., Kolesnikov, A. I., Navrotsky, A., Ma, C. (2011). Determination of the Magnetic Contribution of the Heat Capacity of Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles and the Thermodynamic Properties of the Hydration Layers. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 23.

Snow, C. L., Smith, S. J., Lang, B. E., Shi, Q., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F., Navrotsky, A. (2010). Heat capacity studies of the iron oxyhydroxides akaganeite (N2-FeOOH) and lepidocrocite (N3-FeOOH). J. Chem. Thermodyn., 43(2), 190-199.

Smith, S. J., Stevens, R., Liu, S., Li, G., Navrotsky, A., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2009). Heat capacities and thermodynamic functions of TiO2 anatase and rutile: analysis of phase stability. Am. Mineral., 94(2-3), 236-243.

Smith, S. J., Lang, B. E., Liu, S., Boerio-Goates, J., Woodfield, B. F. (2007). Heat capacities and thermodynamic functions of hexagonal ice from T = 0.5 K to T = 38 K. J. Chem. Thermodyn., 39(5), 712-716.

Professional Activities:

American Crystallographic Association (ACA) member, 2010-present

            Secretary of the Service Crystallography Special Interest Group in the ACA (2014-2016)

            Chair-elect (2014-2015) to become Chair (2015-2016) of the General Interest Group in the ACA

International Union of Crystallographers (IUCr) member, 2011-present

American Chemical Society (ACS) Member, 2009-present