Dr. Fasil Abebe

Title: 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 103
Phone: 
(443) 885-5022
Email: 
Fasil.Abebe@morgan.edu
Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2013
Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2012
M.Sc., Addis Ababa University, 2004
B.Sc., Addis Ababa University, 2001

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2013
Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2012
M.Sc., Addis Ababa University, 2004
B.Sc., Addis Ababa University, 2001

Research Interests:

Microwave assisted organic synthesis, Bioinorganic, chemical sensors, spectroscopy, photochemistry, and environmental chemistry. The research focus of the Abebe lab is to design, synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of fluorescent small organic molecules for sensing and recognition of various transition or other toxic metal ions. The group has experience with both fluorescent small molecule sensors and polymeric sensors.

Selected Publications:

  • Abebe, F., M.A. Abdalrahman, J. Briggs, W.S. Kassel, S.C. Burdette, W.R. Seitz, R.P.Planalp., A bifunctional 2,2':6',2"-terpyridine-based ligand fpr ratiometric Cu(II) sensing, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 70 (2017), 1123-1136.
  • Weerasinghe, A.J., Abebe, F.A., Venter, A., Sinn, E., Rhodamine based turn-on sensors for Cr3+ and Ni2+: detecting CN- via the metal displacement approach of sensor-Cr3+ complex, Journal of Fluorescence, 26 (2016), 891.
  • Abebe, F. A., Eribal, C.S., Ramakrishna, G., Sinn, E., A "Turn-on" fluorescent sensor for the selective detection of Cobalt and Nickel ions in aqueous media, Tetrahedron Letters 52 (2011), 5554-5558).
  • Abebe, F. A., Sinn, E., Fluorescein-based fluorescent and colorimetric chemosensors for Copper in aqueous media, Tetrahedron Letters 52 (2011) 5234-5237.
  • Weerasinghe, A.J., Abebe, F. A., Sinn, E., Rhodamine based turn-on dual sensor for Fe3+ and Cu2+, Tetrahedron Letters 52 (2011), 5648-5651.
  • Narakathu, B.B., Abebe,F., Atashbar,M., sinn, E., : Detection of Zn2+ ions using a novel chemosensor based on coumarin Schiff-base derivatives by electrochemical and fluorescence spectroscopy, 14th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS), at Nuremberg, Germany.