Howard University, Washington DC, B.S.,1975 Chemistry Howard University, Washington
DC Ph.D., 1983 Physical Chemistry
Assigned Courses: 1984 - 2008: Physical Chemistry: CHEM 403/403L and CHEM 404/404L General Chemistry: CHEM 101/101L and CHEM 102/102L Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis: CHEM 405/405L Inorganic Chemistry: CHEM 205 Physical Science: GE 158 Chemistry Seminar: CHEM 350 Chemical Research: CHEM 499
Research Interests: PHOTOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR DYNAMICS and SPECTROSCOPY DNA PHOTOCHEMISTRY and, DNA-DRUG INTERACTIONS PHOTOSTABILITY OF DRUGS APPLICATION OF LASERS TO CHEMICAL REACTION DYNAMICS ENERGY REDISTRIBUTION IN UNI-MOLECULAR REACTIONS USING LIF STATE -TO- STATE CHEMISTRY MULTIPHOTON EXCITATION MOLECULAR BEAMS AND METAL CLUSTER CHEMISTRY PHOTODISSOCIATION LASER SPECTROSCOPY ENERGY TRANSFER RATES IN SOLID-STATE LASER MATERIALS. Membership in Professional Societies / Professional Affiliations American Chemical Society (ACS) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)
Pertinent Publications: 1.E. B. Koker, P. Bilski, Yu Ying He, A. G. Motten and C. F. Chignell (2008), “Photochemically-induced Fluorescence Changes of three 9-Halogenated Quinolones Lomefloxacin, Clinafloxacin, and BAYy3118 were used to visualize Drug Localization” In preparation to be published in the journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology Photochemistry and Photobiology 74 (6) 4.P. Bilski, L.J. Martinez, E.B. Koker and C.F. Chignell (1998) “Influence of Solvent Polarity and Proticity on the Photochemical Properties of Norfloxacin” Photochemistry and Photobiology 68 (1): 20-24 5. P. Bilski, L. J. Martinez, E.B. Koker and C. F. Chignell (1996) “Photosensitization by Norfloxacin is a Function of pH”. Photochemistry and Photobiology 64(3): 496-500 6. E.B. Koker, J.B. Halpern, W.M. Jackson, “Fluorescence Spectrometry with Photodissociative Excitation of Ammonia and Hydrazine” Analytical Chemistry, Vol 55, No.12, October 1983: 2000-2002. 7. Koker, E., Miller, G., Halpern, J., Jackson, .M., “Avoiding Damage to Dye Cells.” Laser Focus Magazine, October 1977. . HONORS AND AWARDS 1987/8, 1994/5 and 1997/8: 5 CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION FOR RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS MADE THROUGH THE NASA/ ASEE and NAVY / ASEE SUMMER FACULTY PROGRAM. 1989-1990: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL RESIDENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT NASA-LANGLEY. 1995/6 and 2002/3: DEPARTMENTAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR. In the DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS at ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY 11/ 97: Manuscript reviewer for Photochemistry and Photobiology: Manuscript #SU-97-17 12/03: Grant proposal reviewer for Azerbaijan-U.S. Bilateral Grants Program: Proposal # 13537 2005 – 2006: First Runner-Up Board of Governors Teacher of the Year competition for excellence in Teaching at ECSU with plaque and financial reward 2006 – 2007: First Runner-Up UNC Board of Governors Teacher of the Year competition for Excellence in Teaching with plaque and financial reward. 2007: Trophy earned for Teacher of the Year during the Elizabeth City State University American Education Week Celebration on November 15, 2007. 2008: UNC Board of Governors Teacher of the Year, 2008-2009, For Excellence in Teaching. 2008: Trophy earned for Teacher of the Year during the Elizabeth City State University American Education Week Celebration on November 20, 2008.