Tonya L. Peeples
Professor Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach
Researcher Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
4128 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering:
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 1994.
B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1988.
Special Fields of Knowledge:
Biochemical engineering; extremophile physiology; bioremediation.
Present Research Interests:
Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, Extremophile biocatalysis; bioremediation; interfacial catalysis.
- Horacio F. Olivo, Emmanuel Ankudey, and Tonya Peeples, "Lipase-mediated epoxidations utilizing UHP and ethyl acetate," Green Chemistry, 8(10): 923-926, 2006.
- Jin-Woo Kim and Tonya Peeples, "Screening extremophiles for bioconversion potentials," Biotechnology Progress, 22(6): 1720-1724, 2006.
- Olivo, H.F., Osorio-Lozada, A., and Peeples, T.L., "Microbial oxidation/amidation of b-sulfanyl carboxylic acids: first assymmetric synthesis of (+)-(S)-modafinil," Tetrahedron: Asymmetric, 16:3507-3511, 2005.
- Li, M. and Peeples, T.L., "Purification of hyperthermophilic archaeal amylolytic enzyme (MJA2) using thermoseparating aqueous two-phase systems," Journal of Chromatography B, 807:69-74, 2004.
- Olivo, H., Peeples, T.L., et al "Microbial O-Demethylation and ß-4-O-Methylglucosidation of Methyl-Benzamide Ethers" Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic Vol. 21, pp. 97-105, 2003.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships:
American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Chemical Society; American Society of Engineering Educators, Society of Women Engineers; National Society of Black Engineers; National Association for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers; Tau Beta Pi; Women in Engineering Leadership Institutes.