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Dr. Eszter Trufan

Dr. Eszter Trufan

Dr. Eszter Trufan

Associate ProfessorNatural Sciences


Dr. Trufan is an Associate 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 a 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).

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of South Carolina

Experience Qualifications

  • 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

More Information


  • 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.