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  • Ph.D., Physical/Inorganic Chemistry, Wayne State University, 2010
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Andrews University, 2003

Principal Research Interests

My research in the Allard laboratory is related to two main topics:

  • The Synthesis and characterization of Near-Infra-Red dyes based on the Anthraquinone moiety, so be used on deep tissue Biological imaging. 
  • Design, development and fabrication of chemical flow-reactors using a 3D printer. 

Chemistry Research Area: 

  • Photoluminescence and electronic structure calculations study of charge transfer states.
  • Electronic structure studies of redox active molecules: bonding, electronic absorption modeling.
  • Near-IR spectroscopy. 

      Phone: 951-785-2361
      Office: Palmer Hall 230



      • 2006 Outstanding Teaching Assistant
      • 2003 Outstanding Analytical Student Award, A.U.
      • 2002 Tait Family Endowed Scholarship, A.U.
      • 2001 Richard Minesinger Endowed Scholarship, A.U.
      • 2000 G. W. Mutch, R. M. Scorpio R. A. Wilkins Endowed Scholarship, A.U.
      • 1998 Leroy Albert Miller Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement, Kingsway College, Oshawa, ON.

      Representative Publications


      1.  Basu, D.; Allard, M. M.; Xavier, F. R.; Heeg, M. J.; Schlegel, H. B.; Verani, C. N. Modulation of electronic and redox properties in phenolate-rich cobalt(iii) complexes and their implications for catalytic proton reduction. Dalton Transactions 2015, 44, 3454-3466.
      2.  Verani, C. N.; Shanmugam, R.; Xavier, F. R.; Allard, M. M.; Kpogo, K. K. Electronic and interfacial behavior of gemini metallosurfactants with copper(ii)/pseudohalide cascade cores. Dalton Transactions 2013, 42, 15296-15306.
      3.  Lord, R. L.; Allard, M. M.; Thomas, R. A.; Odongo, O. S.; Schlegel, H. B.; Chen, Y.-J.; Endicott, J. F. Computational Modeling of the Triplet Metal-to-Ligand Charge-Transfer Excited-State Structures of Mono-Bipyridine-Ruthenium(II) Complexes and Comparisons to their 77 K Emission Band Shapes. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 1185-1198.
      4.  Tomco, D.; Xavier, F. R.; Allard, M. M.; Verani, C. N. Probing chemical reduction in a cobalt(III) complex as a viable route for the inhibition of the 20S proteasome. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2012, 393, 269-275.
      5.  Allard, M. M.; Xavier, F. R.; Heeg, M. J.; Schlegel, H. B.; Verani, C. N. Sequential Phenolate Oxidations in Octahedral Cobalt(III) Complexes with [N2O3] Ligands. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2012, 4622-4631.
      6.  Allard, M. M.; Sonk, J. A.; Heeg, M. J.; McGarvey, B. R.; Schlegel, H. B.; Verani, C. N. Bioinspired Five-Coordinate Iron(III) Complexes for Stabilization of Phenoxyl Radicals. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2012, 51, 3178-3182.
      7.  Tsai, C.-N.; Allard, M. M.; Lord, R. L.; Luo, D.-W.; Chen, Y.-J.; Schlegel, H. B.; Endicott, J. F. Characterization of Low Energy Charge Transfer Transitions in (terpyridine)(bipyridine)Ruthenium(II) Complexes and their Cyanide-Bridged Bi- and Tri-Metallic Analogues. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 11965-11977.
      8.  Shakya, R.; Allard, M. M.; Johann, M.; Heeg, M. J.; Rentschler, E.; Shearer, J. M.; McGarvey, B.; Verani, C. N. Modeling the Geometric, Electronic, and Redox Properties of Iron(III)-Containing Amphiphiles with Asymmetric [NN'O] Headgroups. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 8356-8366.
      9.  Lesh, F. D.; Allard, M. M.; Shanmugam, R.; Hryhorczuk, L. M.; Endicott, J. F.; Schlegel, H. B.; Verani, C. N. Investigation of the Electronic, Photosubstitution, Redox, and Surface Properties of New Ruthenium(II)-Containing Amphiphiles. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 969-977.

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