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Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science - Dr. Bashkova




Post-doctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2007
Ph.D., The City University of New York, 2005
M.A., Chemistry, The City College of New York, The City University of New York, 2002
M.A., Chemical Engineering, Riga Technical University, 1998
B.S., Riga Technical University, 1997


Courses taught at FDU:

Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis


Research interests:

Dr. Bashkova’s research interests are in the area of environmental chemistry and chemistry of materials. The main focus is on the synthesis of environmentally benign materials based on agricultural waste, their characterization using a wide scope of analytical techniques, and their efficient application in water and air purification. Other research interests include the sustainable utilization of agricultural waste products in preparation of green materials such as biopolymers, and their further implementation in the wide range of application areas, including medical and pharmaceutical.



A.A. Spagnoli, D. Giannakoudakis, S. Bashkova. Adsorption of methylene blue by zinc chloride activated carbon from cashew nut shell. Micropor. Mesopor. Mat., under review.

K. Singh, N. A. Travlou, S. Bashkova, E. Rodriguez-Castellon, T.J. Bandosz. Nanoporous carbons as gas sensors: Exploring the surface sensitivity. Carbon, 8 (2014) 80.

S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. The effect of surface chemical and structural heterogeneity of copper-based MOF/graphite oxide composites, with different oxidized graphite precursors, on the adsorption of ammonia. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 417 (2014) 109-114.

S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. Insight into the Role of the Oxidized Graphite Precursor on the Properties of Copper-Based MOF/Graphite Oxide Composites. Micropor. Mesopor. Mat., 179 (2013) 205-211.

S. Bashkova, D. Deeoki, T.J. Bandosz. Effect of silver nanoparticles deposited on micro/mesoporous activated carbons on retention of NOx at room temperature. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 354 (2011) 331-340.

S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. Reactive Adsorption of NO2 at ambient conditions on iron-containing polymer-based porous carbons. ChemSusChem, 4 (2011) 404-412.

M. Seredych, S. Bashkova, R. Pietrzak, T.J. Bandosz. Interactions of NO2 and NO with carbonaceous adsorbents containing silver nanoparticles. Langmuir, 26 (2010) 9457-9464.

S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. Adsorption/reduction of NO2 on graphite oxide/iron composites. Ind. Chem. Eng. Res., 48 (2009) 10884-10891.

S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. The effects of urea modification and heat treatment on the process of NO2 removal by wood-based activated carbon. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 333 (2009) 97-103.

S. Bashkova, T.R. Armstrong, V. Schwartz. Selective catalytic oxidation of hydrogen sulfide on activated carbons impregnated with sodium hydroxide. Energy Fuels, 23 (2009) 1674-1682.

S. Bashkova, F.S. Baker, X. Wu, T.R. Armstrong, V. Schwartz. Activated carbon catalyst for selective oxidation of hydrogen sulphide: On the influence of pore structure, surface characteristics, and catalytically-active nitrogen.Carbon, 45 (2007) 1354-1363. S. Bashkova, A. Bagreev, T.J. Bandosz. Catalytic Properties of Activated Carbon Surface in the Process of Adsorption/Oxidation of Methyl Mercaptan. Catalysis Today, 99 (2005) 323-328.

A. Bagreev, S. Bashkova, B. Reznik, V. Zibat, T.J. Bandosz. Heterogeneity of Sewage Sludge Derived Materials as a Factor Governing their Performance as Adsorbents of Acidic Gases.” In Proceedings of Conference on Characterization of Porous Solids-6 (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 144), F. Rodriguez-Reinoso et al., Ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam (2003) 217-224.

S. Bashkova, A. Bagreev, T.J. Bandosz. Adsorption/Oxidation of CH3SH on Activated Carbons Containing Nitrogen. Langmuir, 19 (2003) 6115-6121.

A. Bagreev, S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. Dual Role of Water in the Process of Methyl Mercaptan Adsorption on Activated Carbons. Langmuir, 18 (2002) 8553-8559.

A.Bagreev, S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz. Adsorption of SO2 on Activated Carbons: the Effect of Nitrogen Functionality and Pore Sizes. Langmuir, 18 (2002) 1257-1264.

S. Bashkova, A. Bagreev, T.J. Bandosz. Adsorption of Methyl Mercaptan on Activated Carbons. Environ. Sci. Technol., 36 (2002) 2777-2782.

A. Bagreev, S. Bashkova, B. Reznik, V. Zibat, T.J. Bandosz, B. McEnaney, F. Rodriguez-Reinoso. Heterogeneity of sewage sludge derived materials as a factor governinig their performance as adsorbents of acidic gases. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 144 (2002) 217-224.

S. Bashkova, A. Bagreev, T. J. Bandosz. Effect of Surface Characteristics on Adsorption of Methyl Mercaptan on Activated Carbons. Ind. Chem. Eng. Res., 41 (2002) 4346-4352.

A. Bagreev, S. Bashkova, D.C. Locke, T.J. Bandosz. Sewage Sludge Derived Materials as Efficient Adsorbents for Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide. Environ. Sci. Technol., 35 (2001) 15371543.

S. Bashkova, A. Bagreev, D.C. Locke, T.J. Bandosz. Adsorption of SO2 on Sewage Sludge-Derived Materials. Environ. Sci. Technol., 35 (2001) 3263-3269.


Dr. Svetlana Bashkova
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Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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