Dr. Sherine Obare is currently an Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Western Michigan University, USA. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia State University in 1998. She then obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with Professor Catherine J. Murphy. Thereafter, she joined Professor Gerald J. Meyer’s research laboratory at The Johns Hopkins University as a Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2004, Dr. Obare joined the faculty at Western Michigan University.
Dr. Obare research interests lie in the area of designing nanoscale materials with unique physical properties and to exploit these properties toward environmental remediation, improved healthcare, and alternative energy. Dr. Obare’s research program has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Army Research Office, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Dr. Obare is the recipient of the 2009 George Washington Carver Teaching Excellence Award, the 2009 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Young Observer Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship Award, the American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee Leadership Development Award and the American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellowship. Dr. Obare is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Nanomaterials.