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Jamiu (Ade) Odutola, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry 

(Physical 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)

Research Interest
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.

Selected Publications

D. D. Smith, K. Myneni, H. Chang, A. Toftul, C. Schambeau, J. A. Odutola, and J. C. Diels, “Tuning the sensitivity of an optical cavity with slow and fast Light,” Proc. SPIE 8273, 82730T in Advances in Slow and Fast Light V; S. M. Shahriar and F. A. Narducci; Eds., (2012).
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, Phys. Rev. A 85, 063813 (2012).


D. D. Smith, K. Myneni, H. Chang, and J. A. Odutola, "Coherent enhanced absorption in an intracavity atomic medium", 42nd Annual Mtg. of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, No. 5, Abstract #Q1.00118 (2011).

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 1u+),  HD(B 1u+),   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).



Research Support

  •        NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Project (NAFP) Faculty Research Award for ~ $25k
         “Sensitivity Enhancement by Atom-Optical Cavity Interaction”.            (2009-2010)
  •         NAFP-MSFC Research Matching Award $25k                                 (2009-2010)
  •      NAFP Cohort-12 Award for ~ $118k                                                     (2008-2010)
  •      NASA Summer Faculty Research Opportunities (NSFRO) Research Continuation in 2005.
         “Micro-resonators uses as optical strain-, chemical- and biological-sensing for    the IVHM”,
           Research Award Research Award ~$25k.                                             (Jan. 2006 – Dec 2006)