The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Rony S. Khnayzer

Dr. Rony S. Khnayzer is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences department at the Lebanese American University. His current research focuses on chromophore design, synthesis and characterization for application in the photodynamic therapy of cancer and solar fuels production. In 2011 he obtained a prestigious travel award from the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry for his work on photocatalytic hydrogen production. In 2012 he received the Shanklin Award for Research Excellence for the sciences and mathematics division at Bowling Green State University. He has also been selected as the recipient of the McMaster Fellowship by the Center of Photochemical Sciences.

Selected Publications

  1. Audi, H.; Azar, A.; Mahjoub, F.; Farhat, S.; El-Masri, Z.; El-Sibai, M.; Abi-Habib, R.; and Khnayzer, R.S.* J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2018, 351, 59-68.
  2. Azar, A.; Audi, H.; Farhat, S.; El-Sibai, M.; Abi-Habib, R.J.; and Khnayzer, R.S.* Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 11529-11532. This paper was highlighted on the cover of Dalton Trans. Volume 46 number 35.
  3. Khnayzer, R. S.*; Olaiya, B. S.; El Roz, K. A.; Castellano, F. N. ChemPlusChem 2016, 81, 1016.
  4. Khnayzer, R. S.*; Olaiya, B. S.; El Roz, K. A.; Castellano, F. N. ChemPlusChem 2016, 81, 1090–1097.
  5. McGoorty, M. M.; Khnayzer, R. S.; Castellano, F. N. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7846-7849.
  6. El-Assaad, T.H.; Auer, M.; Castañeda, R.; Hallal, K. H.; Jradi, F. M.; Mosca, L.; Khnayzer, R. S.; Patra, D.; Timofeeva, T. V.; Brédas, J-L.; List-Kratochvil, E. J. W.; Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R. J. Mater. Chem. C. 2016, 4, 3041-3058.
  7. Jurss, J. W.; Khnayzer, R. S.; Panetier, J. A.; El Roz, K. A.; Nichols, E. M.; Head-Gordon, M.; Long, J. R.; Castellano, F. N.; Chang, C. J. Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 4954-4972.
  8. Khnayzer, R. S.*; Martin, D. R.; Codding, C. L.; Castellano, F. N. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2015, 86, 034101.
  9. Mosca, L.; Khnayzer, R. S.; Lazorski, M. S.; Danilov, E. O.; Castellano, F. N.; Anzenbacher, P. Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 4056-4064.
  10. Khnayzer, R. S.; Thoi, V. S.; Nippe, M.; King, A. E.; Jurss, J. W.; El Roz, K. A.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J.; and Castellano, F. N. Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 1477-1488.

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