Tonya L. Peeples

Tonya Peeples
(319) 335-2251
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.
Selected Publications: 
  • 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.