Iskinder Arsano

Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Akron, Goodyear Polymer Center, Rm 632, Akron OH 44325

BSc, Civil Engineering (Addis Ababa University, 2008-2013)

PhD, Polymer Science (The University of Akron, 2015-2020)

Research Interests: 

Iskinder investigates primitive oligonucleotides, polypeptides, and lipids, in Early Earth-like mineral-water-ion environments. Via computational polymer scientific techniques, he probes behaviors such as oligomerization, coalescence, adsorption, and molecular structural stability that may have led to and/or characterized the first life forms on our planet.

Selected publications: 

Arsano, I.; Ma, X.; Talapatra, S.; Tsige, M. Adsorption of Benzoic Acid: Structural Organization on the Surfaces of Pristine and Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. ACS ES&T Water 2020.

Li, S.; De Silva, T.; Arsano, I.; Gallaba, D.; Karunanithy, R.; Wasala, M.; Zhang, X.; Sivakumar, P.; Migone, A.; Tsige, M.; Ma, X.; Talapatra, S. High Adsorption of Benzoic Acid on Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles. Sci. Rep. 2020, 10 (1).

Li, S.; Arsano, I.; Talapatra, S.; Tsige, M.; Ma, X. Adsorption of Aromatic Carboxylic Acids on Carbon Nanotubes: Impact of Surface Functionalization, Molecular Size and Structure. Environ. Sci. Process. Impacts 2019, 21 (12).