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Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences – CHEMISTRY
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Chemistry is the study of how matter behaves at its most basic level. The central science, chemistry, is involved in everything that we do. Its applications stretch across all areas of life, including medicine, engineering and agriculture.

Dr. Samuel S. R. Dasary

Lab Coordinator/Instructor


1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510

Physical location:
John A. Peoples Science Building
Office: room #535

Tel: (601) 979-3484
Fax: (601) 979-3674


  1. General Chemistry
  2. Organic Chemistry
  3. Qualitative Organic Analysis

Research Interests:

Our research falls into an array of interdisciplinary areas: chemical toxicology, organic chemistry, photochemistry, environmental chemistry, and biochemistry. The main interest is to study properties of nanomaterials and their biological effects, and the study of photochemical fate, DNA interaction and damage, and photo-induced toxicity of environmental chemicals, cosmetics and skin care products, nanomaterials, and industrial waste chemicals.

  1. Photochemistry and catalyst aided degradation of environmental pollutants
  2. Nanotechnology based methods for sensing of environmental pollutants
  3. Water and Wastewater Treatment
  4. Green Chemistry

Selected publications (Click here for full list)

  1. Shantelle Hughes, Samuel Dasary, Nya Williams and Hongtao Yu, Meisenheimer complex between 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene and 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane and its use for a paper-based sensor, Sensing and Bio Sensing Research, 2015 (Accepted)

  2. Samuel S R Dasary, Anant Kumar Singh, Shantelle Hughes, Zachery Glenn, Hongtao Yu and Paresh C Ray,  Selective detection of trivalent chromium from environmental samples using two-photon scattering properties of 5,5’-Dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid) modified gold nano particle, Sens. Actuators: B, 2013, 178, 514–519.

  3. Samuel S R Dasary, Dulal Senapati, Anant Kumar Singh, Tahir Arbneshi, and Paresh Chandra Ray, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering probe for selective and ultra sensitive detection of Iodide in water samples, Analyst, 2013, 138, 1195-1203.

  4. Samuel S R Dasary, Anant K Singh, Hongtao Yu and Paresh Ray, A label-free gold nanoparticle based SERS assay for direct cyanide detection and quantification from water sample  label free detection of cyanide in environmental samples using SERS probe, Chem. Eur. J.  2011, 17(30), 8445-8451.

  5. Samuel S. R. Dasary, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati, Hongtao Yu and Paresh Ray, Gold Nanoparticle Based Label-Free SERS Probe for Ultrasensitive and Selective Detection of Trinitrotoluene, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2009, 131 (38), 13806–13812.

  6. Samuel Suman Raj D and Y. Anjaneyulu, Evaluation of biokinetic parameters for pharmaceutical wastewaters using aerobic oxidation integrated with chemical treatment. Process Biochemistry, 2005, 40, 165–175.

  7. Y. Anjaneyulu, N. Sreedhara Chary   and D. Samuel Suman Raj, Decolourization of Industrial Effluent – Available Methods and Emerging Technologies – A Review, Reviews in Environmental Science and  Biotechnology, 4(4); 245-273. 2005.



Important Dates

CSET Scholars Academy

Community Engagement


For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-7012.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



Jackson State University
Department of Chemistry
1325 J. R. Lynch St.
P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510


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