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Robert Engel
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: 718-997-4106
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests: Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Engel and his group have a continuing interest in organophosphorus chemistry (syntheses and mechanisms), for several years a major effort of Dr. Engel's laboratory has been concerned with the design and syntheses of polycationic organic salts of several topological types including: dendrimers, strings, combs and rings. Most recently, the group has been concerned with the conversion of such salts into ionic liquids, and their attachment to surfaces to generate antimicrobial surfaces. Several general topological categories of polycations are under investigation.