B.S. in chemistry, Montclair State University
M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry, University of California
Dr. Dedeian (also known as Dr. D by his students) teaches general and advanced inorganic chemistry along with the accompanying laboratories. He also runs the senior seminar course, teaches laboratory safety and has taught materials chemistry.
Immediately prior to DelVal, Dr. Dedeian conducted research at the Army Research Laboratory in Maryland, where he built and studied organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). He also has several years of industrial experience, having worked as a research chemist at Hoffmann-La Roche and as an engineer in the electronics and micromachining industries in California.
Dr. Dedeian is currently developing new laboratory experiments for general and inorganic chemistry classes. Some of his scientific interests include the design and modelling of organometallic complexes with targeted electronic and excited state properties; molecular electronic device fabrication including dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and the use of parallel synthesis in order to optimize the yield and purity of coordination compounds.