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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Professor of Chemistry


Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Iowa
  • B.S. Chemistry and Biology, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Organometallics 
  • Inorganic Synthesis
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Modeling of hydrodesulfurization catalysts 
  • Coordination complexes with sulfur ligation
  • Thermally induced condensed phase electron transfer

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Inorganic Division, A.C.S.
  • Chemical Education Division, A.C.S.
  • Solid State Subdivision, A.C.S.
  • Organometallic Subdivision, A.C.S. 
  • Arkansas Academy of Science
  • Mid-south Inorganic Chemists Association

Biography

After completing a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Illinois, Draganjac joined the faculty at ASU in 1985. As an Inorganic Chemist, he has been involved in the synthesis, structural characterization and reactivity of transition metal complexes containing sulfur-based ligands. These complexes serve as models for both industrial and biological catalytic systems. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis and structural characterization of transition metal complexes with thiophenic ligands in order to model the hydrodesulfurization (HDS) process, used industrially to remove sulfur contaminates from fossil fuel feed stocks. Studies on the thermally induced electron transfer between condensed phase materials are currently under investigation. He has over 40 publications and 100 presentations and has reviewed proposals for the National Science Foundation and the Petroleum Research Fund, as well as serving as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Crystallography, Organometallics, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry and the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science. His work has placed him as one of the Top 10858 Cited Chemists, 1981 - 1997. He served as President of the Arkansas Academy of Science in 2001 and received the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2002. He is currently the Official Chemistry Professor of ROCK103, Memphis.