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Dr. Tatyana Brusentsova

adjunct professor Chemistry, Astronomy

COURSES TAUGHT:

AST1002 – Introduction to Astronomy, online and face-to-face classes;

CHM1020 – Conceptual Chemistry/Chemistry and Society/Chemistry in Our World, online and face-to-face classes;

CHM1025 – Intro to General Chemistry, lectures & labs;

CHM2045/46 – General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis I& II, lectures & labs;

PHY2048/49 – Physics with Calculus I & II, lectures & labs;

PHY2053/54 – College Physics I & II, lectures & labs;


EMPLOYMENT

8/ 2011 – current: Adjunct faculty, Valencia College
8/2016 – current: Instructor Physics/Astronomy, South Florida State College
1/ 2015 – current: Adjunct faculty, Hillsborough Community College
1/ 2014 – 5/ 2015: Instructor of Physical Sciences, Pasco-Hernando State College
8/ 2011 – 12/2013: Adjunct faculty, Seminole State College
1/ 2011 – 5/ 2011: Adjunct faculty, University of Central Florida, Physics Department
8/ 2008 – 7/ 2011: Post doc, University of Central Florida, Physics Department.
9/ 2007 – 2010: Researcher, Natural Science Center, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.
5 – 8/ 2007, 5 –8/2008: Graduate Research Associate, University of Central Florida, Physics Department.
9/ 2004 – 7/2005, 9/2007 – 5/2008: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mendeleyev University of
Chemical Technology of Russia, Physics Department.
8/2005 – 5/ 2007: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Central Florida, Physics Department
2002 - 2005: Research assistant, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.


EDUCATION

2008: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia; Dissertation: “Synthesis and study of physical and chemical properties of RE-substituted spinel ferrite nanoparticles”;
8/ 2005 – 8/ 2008: Graduate studies (48 total credit hours), Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida;
6/ 2004 – 6/ 2007: Graduate studies, Physics, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia;
9/ 1998 – 2/ 2004: M.S. Environmental Engineering, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & ORGANIZATIONS

Member, Mineralogical Society of America (since 2011)
Member, Geological Society of America (since 2011)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My current research interest is the infrared spectroscopy of the minerals and meteorites. The main focus of my research is understanding the spectral features of minerals and rocks, mainly in the far-infrared portion of the electro-magnetic spectrum. My previous research, including my PhD topic, was related to chemical synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles with tunable magnetic properties, particularly for biomedical applications. I feel that this research experience will add greatly to my teaching credibility over a variety of subjects.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

T. Brusentsova, R. E. Peale, D. Maukonen, Pedro Figueiredo, Andy Nissinboim, Christen Sherman, George E. Harlow, Denton Ebel, and Carey Lisse, “Laboratory far-infrared spectroscopy of terrestrial sulfides to support analysis of cosmic dust spectra”, MNRAS 420 (2012), 2569-2579.

T. Brusentsova, R. E. Peale, D. Maukonen, Pedro Figueiredo, George E. Harlow, Denton Ebel, and Carey Lisse, “Laboratory far-IR spectroscopy of minerals: providing data for IR missions analysis”, LPSC 42 (2011), Abstract # 1457.

Tatiana Brusentsova, Robert E. Peale, Douglas Maukonen, George E. Harlow, Joseph S. Boesenberg, and Denton Ebel, “Far infrared spectroscopy of the carbonate minerals”, American Mineralogist, 95 (2010), 1515-1522.

Tatiana Brusentsova, Robert E. Peale, George E. Harlow, Denton Ebel, Karl
Hibbitts, and Carey Lisse, “Far infrared spectroscopy of mineral particles”, in Proc. 33rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, September 15 – 19, 2008, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA.

Tatiana N. Brusentsova; Robert E. Peale; Andrey V. Muravjov; Leonard P. Chen; Michael D. Jack; Michael A. Gritz, “Terahertz Spectroscopy of TNT for Explosive Detection”, in Terahertz for military and security applications V (DS07), edited by James O. Jensen and Hong-Liang Cui, Proc. SPIE 6549 (2007).

R. E. Peale, A. V. Muravjov, J. W. Cleary, T. Brusentsova, C. J. Fredricksen, G. D.
Boreman, V. L. Vaks, A. V. Maslovsky, S. D. Nikifirov, “Terahertz Spectroscopy of Acetone Vapor”, in Optical Terahertz Science and Technology Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2007), paper number MD13.

T. N. Brusentsova et al., “Synthesis and investigation of magnetic properties of substituted ferrite nanoparticles of spinel system Mn1-xZnx[Fe2-yLy]O4”, J. Mag. Magn. Mat. 311 (2007) p.22-25.

T. N. Brusentsova et al., “Synthesis and investigation of magnetic properties of Gd-substituted Mn-Zn ferrite nanoparticles as a potential low-TC agent for magnetic fluid hyperthermia”, J. Mag. Magn. Mat. 293 (2005) p.298-302.

Email: tbrusentsova@valenciacollege.edu

Office: Osceola Campus

Hours:
by e-mail appointment

     

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