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NS Faculty - Eszter Trufan

Eszter Trufan

Assistant Professor, Program Assessment Co-Coordinators

Office: N806

​​​​Dr. Trufan is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UHD. She was hired for her experience in inorganic chemistry. Not only was her Ph.D. focused on inorganic chemistry she has postdoctoral fellowship in inorganic chemistry. She is well qualified to teach CHEM 4362/4162 and any general chemistry courses or introduction to science courses. She has also integrated undergraduate students into her research program (CHEM 3300).​​

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of South Carolina


  • 2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow (quantum chemical studies on transition metal clusters), Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, TX
  • ​2010 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of South Carolina, SC ​​


  • Bonding and Reactivity in the Electronically Unsaturated Hydrogen-Bridged Dimer [Ru3(CO)8(μ3-CMe)(μ-H)2(μ3-H)]2 Adams, R. D.; Kan, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Hall, M. B.; Trufan, E., Organometallics, 2012, 31, 50-53.

  • Alpha–Cleavage of Phenyl Groups from GePh3 Ligands in Iridium Carbonyl Cluster Complexes. A Mechanism and its Role in the Synthesis of Bridging Germylene Ligands, Adams, R. D.; Fang, F.; Zhang, Q.; Hall, M. B.; Trufan, E., Organometallics, 2012, 31, 2621-2630. 

Last updated 4/15/2020 6:42 AM