Professional Preparation
 

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA USA  Chemistry  B.Sc., 2003
Advisor: Prof. Daniel M. Downey
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA USA Chemistry  Ph.D., 2011
Advisor: Prof. Hani M. El-Kaderi

Appointments
 

2007-Current Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University: Design, synthesis, and characterization of functionalized organic porous polymers for gas storage and separation applications utilizing organic, inorganic, and air-sensitive techniques in conjunction with a variety of analytical instrumentation.

2003-07 Head Chemist of the Wet Chemistry Department, Air, Water, & Soil Laboratories: Lead and performed within the department by high throughput analytical testing of environmental samples by a wide range of methods conforming to EPA and DEQ standards and regulations

2002-03 Researcher, Department of Chemistry, James Madison University: Analysis of fish otoliths (ear bones) as an assessment of the impact of environmental pollutants on aquatic animals

Publications

1. Reich, T. E.; Behera, S.; Jackson, K. T.; Jena, P.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Highly selective CO2/CH4 uptake by a halogen-decorated borazine-linked polymer” J. Mater. Chem. (submitted).

2. Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Impact of tailored chemical and textural properties on the performance of nanoporous borazine-linked polymers in small gas uptake and selective binding” J. Nanopart. Res. (submitted).

3. Jackson, K. T.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Targeted Synthesis of Porous Borazine-Linked Covalent Organic Framework” J. Am. Chem. Soc. (submitted).

4. Rabbani, M. G.; Reich, T. E.; Kassab, R.; Jackson, K. T.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “High CO2 Uptake and Selectivity by Triptycene-Derived Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers” Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1141-1143.

5. Reich, T. E.; Jackson, K. J.; Li, S.; Jena, P.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Synthesis and characterization of highly porous borazine-linked polymers and their performance in hydrogen storage application” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 10629-10632.

6. Jackson, K. T.; Rabbani, M. G.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Synthesis of Highly Porous Borazine-Linked Polymers and Their Application to H2, CO2, and CH4 Storage” Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 2775-2777.

7. El-Shall, M. S.; Abdelsayed, V.; Khder, A. S.; Hassan, H. M.A.; El-Kaderi, H. M.; Reich, T.E. “Metallic and Bimetallic Nanocatalysts Incorporated into Highly Porous Coordination Polymer MIL-101” Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009, 19(41), 7625-7631.

8. Reich, T. E.; Downey, D. M. “Elemental Analysis of Brook Trout Otoliths and Relationship to Habitat Water Chemistry” Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2003, 1-4.

Oral presentations

1. Reich, T. E.; Behera, S.; Jackson, K. T.; Jena, P.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Highly Selective CO2/CH4 Uptake by a Halogen-Decorated Borazine-Linked Polymer”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, February 27-March 2, 2012.

2. Rabbani, M. G.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Carbon Dioxide Removal from Natural Gas Using Nanoporous Organic Polymers,” 243rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012.

3. Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Designed Synthesis of Halogenated Borazine-Linked Polymers and Their Applications in Gas Storage and Separation”, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), December 2, 2011.

4. Reich, T. E.; Jackson, K. J.; Rabbani, M. G.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Multifunctional Nanoporous Organic Architectures”, First United Arab Emirates Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ECPAC11), American University of Sharjah (Sharjah, UAE), March 1-3, 2011.

5. Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Nanoporous Borazine-Linked Polymers and Their Potential Use in Gas Storage and Separation Applications”, Sixth Annual Virginia Graduate Student Research Forum (Richmond, VA), February 3, 2011.

6. Reich, T. E. “The Effects of Scholarship on Graduate Students’ Lives”, 2010 Scholarship Donors Dinner, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), November 18, 2010.

7. Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Designed Synthesis of Halogen-Decorated Nanoporous Organic Polymers and Their Performance in Gas Storage Applications”, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), January 27, 2010.

8. Reich, T. E. “Molybdenum-Based Alkylidene Catalysts for the Synthesis of Quebrachamine”, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), April 14, 2009.

9. Reich, T. E.; Downey, D. M. “Elemental Analysis of Brook Trout Otoliths and Relationship to Habitat Water Chemistry”, 2003 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (Salt Lake City, UT) March 13-15, 2003.

Awards
 

2002 National Science Foundation Scholarship—Research Experiences for Undergraduates
2003 James Madison University Scholarship Award to attend the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Salt Lake City, Utah
2008 Philip Morris Summer Research Scholarship Award
2009 James V. Quagliano Fellowship Award for outstanding work as a graduate student
2009 Lidia M. Vallarino Scholarship Award
2010 U.S. Department of Energy Scholarship Award to attend the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany
2010 Gerald and Susan Bass Scholarship Award
2010 Altria Fellowship Award

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