Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
(256) 372-4933 (office)
PhD, (Physical Chemistry), University of Oregon, Eugene OR (1980); B.S., (Chemistry), California State University, Fresno CA (1974)
My research is in the area molecular structures and properties determination and sensors. There are various methods utilized to elucidate these tasks; among these are: spectroscopic, computational and laser applications. Spectroscopic aspect involves the Chemistry of van der Waals (floppy) molecules; the computational involves the conformation and stability of useful macromolecules and the laser chemistry involves sensor development and interaction potential determination.
K. Myneni, D. D. Smith, J. A. Odutola, and C. A. Schambeau, Tunning the Scale Factor and Sensitivity of a Passive Cavity with Optical Pumping, Physical Rev (in Press).
K. Myneni, D. D. Smith, J. A. Odutola, and C. A. Schambeau,Tuning the Response of an Optical Cavity using Laser Pumping of an Intracavity Atomic Vapor, Proc. 27th Army Science Conference, Orlando, FL (2010).
Smith, D.D., Myneni, K., Odutola, J.A., Diels J.C., Enhanced sensitivity of a passive optical cavity by an intracavity dispersive medium, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011809 (2009).
J. A. Odutola, Temperature- and Strain- Sensing using Whispering-Gallery-Mode Micro-resonators coupled to optical fiber taper, 2005 NASA Summer Faculty Research Opportunities Program, (NSFRO) MSFC Research Reports: NNM05AA22A
J. H. Kim, J. A. Odutola, J. Popham, L. Jones, and S. von Laven, Tautomeric energetics of xanthine oxidase substates: xanthine, 2-oxo-6-methylpurine, and lumazine, J. Inorg. Biochem. 84, 145 (2001).
J. A. Odutola and W.A. Lester (Jr), Molecular reorientation cross sections in collisions of He(1S) + D2(B 1u+), HD(B 1u+), J. Chem. Phys., 101, 9619 (1994).
J. A. Odutola, T.A. Hu, D. Prinslow, S.E. O'dell and T.R. Dyke, Water dimer tunneling states with k=0, J. Chem. Phys., 88, 5352 (1988).
J. A. Odutola and F.A. Adekola, Computation of character tables for permutation groups of weakly bound molecules, Mol. Phys., 60, 1395 (1987).
J. A. Odutola and T.R. Dyke, Partially deuterated water dimers: microwave spectra and structure, J. Chem. Phys., 72, 5062 (1980).
J. A. Odutola, R. Viswanathan and T.R. Dyke, Molecular beam electric deflection behavior and polarity of hydrogen-bonded complexes of ROH, RSH, RNH, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,101, 4787, (1979).