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Associate Professor
SB 403S | (713) 313.7836
Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • University of Houston – PhD in Chemistry (2004)

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Honor, First Place Faculty Oral Presentation, Research Week, Texas Southern University, 2007.
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Houston, 1999 – 2004.
  • Upper-Level Teaching Assistant Award, University of Houston, 2001.

Research Interests

Chemical Synthesis and Applications Environmental Chemistry

Recent Publications

  • Adebowale A, Phan T. “Volatile Organic Compounds in Crude Coconut and Petroleum Oils in Nigeria.” American Journal of Analytical Chemistry 2017, 8, 371-379.
  • Adebowale A, Phan T. “Quantitative analysis of toxic halogenated contaminants in Oluyoro stream of Nigeria.” Environ. Dev. Sustain. 2010, 12(3), 357-364.
  • Kadish KM, Garcia R, Phan T, Wellhoff J, Caemelbecke EV, Bear JL. “Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization of a Series of Mixed-Ligand Diruthenium Compounds.” Inorg. Chem. 2008. 47, 11423-11428.
  • Nguyen M, Phan T, Caemelbecke EV, Kajonkijya W, Bear JL, Kadish KM. “Interconversion of Ru2(L)4X Complexes Where L is 2-Anilinopyridinate or 2-(2,4,6- Trifluoroanilino)pyridinate Anion and X = Cl- or CCC5H4N-.” Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 7775-7783.


  • Phan T., Adebowale A. “Analysis of Volatile Organic Substances in Crude Coconut and Petroleum Oils by GC-MS.” American Chemical Society – 65th Southwest Regional Meeting, El Paso, Texas, Nov. 2009.
  • Phan T. “Introducing Metal Atom and/or Metal-Metal Bonded Fragment to Allopurinol.” Texas Southern University, Research Week, 2008.
  • Phan T. “The Chemistry of Metal-Metal Bonded Complexes Containing Ruthenium Atoms Bridged by Derivatives of 2-Anilinopyrdinate Anion Ligand,” Texas Southern University, Research Week, 2007.
  • Nguyen M, Phan T, Caemelbecke EV, Bear JL, Kadish KM. “The reaction of Ru2(F3ap)4Cl with Na+ SCN- where F3ap is the 2-(2,4,6-trifluoroanilino)pyridinate anion. Structural, electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization of the products.” Southwest American Chemical Society Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 2006.


Texas Space Grant Consortium 2009 – 2010 NIP Award Recipients