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Dr. Silvina Pagola

Dr. Silvina Pagola


ODURF Research Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • Expertise

    Research
    Direct-space methods to solve organic crystal structures from X-ray powder diffraction. Mechanochemistry.
  • Research Interests

    My research interests are: (1) To apply and advance direct-space methods to solve molecular crystal structures from X-ray powder diffraction data. (2) The mechanochemical synthesis of organic co-crystals (including pharmaceutical co-crystals and drug-drug co-crystals), and their solid state characterization using diffraction methods and other solid-state techniques. (3) The study of the kinetics of mechanochemical reactions toward the elucidation of their mechanisms.
  • 2021: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship
  • 2011: Travel Fellowship, US National Committee for the International Union of Crystallography
  • 2010: Travel Fellowship, Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship
  • 2007: Travel Fellowship, American Chemical Association
  • 1997: Postdoctoral fellowship, CONICET (Argentine Research Council)
  • 1993: Initiation and Advanced Fellowships, CONICET (Argentine Research Council)
  • 1992: Argentine Chemical Association Prize
  • 1992: University Prize, Honors Degree
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Pagola, S. "Powder Diffraction Patterns of Organics and Cardiovascular Pharmaceutical Drugs" $6,000. October, 2018 - January 31, 2021
    Pagola, S. "Toward unraveling the mechanisms of “green” mechanochemical reactions" $9,992. January, 2019 - December, 2019
    Pagola, S. "Powder Diffraction Patterns of Organic and Pharmaceutical Solids" $1,400. September, 2016 - October, 2017
    Pagola, S. "Synthesis, structure and transport properties of single component 4,5-tetrathiafulvalene dithiolate metal complexes" $10,500. November, 2016 - February, 2017
    Pagola, S. "Powder diffraction patterns of organic materials" $1,800. March, 2015 - March, 2016
    Pagola, S. "Acquisition of a ball mill for teaching and research at TNCC" $5,000. January, 2015 - December, 2015
    Pagola, S. "NCNR with a senior year thesis student to collect neutron powder diffraction data of charge transfer salts" $390. September, 2014 - September, 2014
    Pagola, S. "X-ray powder diffraction patterns of organic and inorganic materials" $2,800. October, 2013 - September, 2014
    Pagola, S. "Powder Diffraction Patterns of Functional Molecular Solids" $1,750. April, 2011 - March, 2012
    Pagola, S. "X-ray powder diffraction patterns of luminescent metal-organic networks and organic materials with pharmaceutical uses" $2,000. October, 2009 - September, 2010
    Pagola, S. "X-ray powder diffraction patterns of organic compounds with pharmaceutical applications" $1,000. April, 2008 - March, 2009