Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Rosimar Rovira-Truitt Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Rosimar Rovira-Truitt
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

School of Arts and Sciences
(918)335-6893
rtruitt@okwu.edu
Ph.D. Chemistry, North Carolina State University; B.S. Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Mission & Passion

To inspire people to “… seek first the kingdom of God …” (Matthew 6:33) so we are able to receive His blessings and dwell in His presence.

 

Chemistry is in everything, from our bodies, to the food that we eat and the air that we breathe. My passion is to encourage students to study the world around them and to apply their knowledge for the benefit of mankind.  In doing this we obey God’s word (Genesis 1:26 and Proverbs 3:5-6).

 

 

Inspiring Verse/Quotation

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.  Albert Einstein

 

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”  Proverbs 18:15

 

In Genesis, God revealed to us the creation of the world and our role as stewards of nature.  He gives us the ability to explore and understand the world around us; this is the basic integration of science and faith.

 

 

Courses

Fundamentals General/Organic Chemistry

General Chemistry I/II

Organic Chemistry I/II

Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Instrumental Methods in Chemistry

Physical Chemistry I/II

Chemistry Seminar & Scientific Writing

College Algebra

Math Survey

 

 

Topics of Interest

Biopolymers

Mesoporous and Microporous structures – catalysts or molecular sieves

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) – analytical method

 

 

Select Publications/Presentations

Rovira-Truitt, R.; Patil, N.; Castillo, F.; White, J. L. Synthesis and

Characterization of Biopolymer Composites from the Inside Out,

Macromolecules 2009, 42 (20), 7772-7780

 

Truitt, M. J.; Rovira-Truitt, R.; Toporek, S.; White, J. L. Alkane C-H Bond

Activation in Zeolites: Evidence for Direct Protium Exchange J. Am. Chem.

Soc. 2006, 128, 1847-1852

 

Truitt, M.; Toporek, S.; Rovira-Hernandez, R.; Hatcher, K.; White, J. L.

Identification of an Adsorption Complex Between an Alkane and Zeolite

Active Sites J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 11144

 

2008 Fall National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; New Orleans, LA

 

2008 NanoFocus & NSF EPSCoR; Oklahoma City, OK

 

2006 Annual Symposium of the Southeastern Catalysis Society; Asheville, NC

 

2005 Annual Department of Chemistry’s Poster Session, NCSU

 

2004 Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Anaheim, CA

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