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Welcome to The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology (CMNST)       Academic Advisement Center! Your Path to Academic Success Begins Here!! Mission College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Academic Advisement mission is to assist students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development by providing quality academic counseling in an accessible, friendly, respectful environment that fosters lifelong learning and student success. We support and complement the College's mission and core values by striving to nurture the development of scholars who have a successful college experience that culminates in graduation.We endeavor to do this through an interactive educational partnership from orientation to graduation and beyond. Your academic advisors are available to assist you Monday thru Friday in the advisement center, located on the 6th floor of the William C. Jason Library- Rm. 605.   Advisement Model Freshmen and Sophomores are assigned to the professional advisors according to the first letter of the student's last name. Last name (A-L):  Faith Woodard Last name (M-Z):  Jarso Jallah Saygbe Exchange & International Students: Jarso Jallah Saygbe Juniors & Seniors: Faculty/Mentors   Benefits of Advising Get assistance in goal setting and selecting courses to meet career goals Learn about various majors and minors Make sure you are on-track to graduate Receive help with developing strategies to improve academic performance Get questions answered about policies and procedures Obtain referrals and advice about campus resources   Back to College Home Page

Make an appointment to see your academic advisor here:

William C. Jason Library
6th Floor, Rm. 605

Center Staff

Ms. Jarso J. Saygbe
Director, Academic Advisement Center
Ms. Faith Woodard
Academic Advisor, AAC
General Inquiries?
Phone: 302-857-6561

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Appointments only.


Your generous donation goes a long way to support the Sciences at Delaware State University!   Your financial gift to the CMNST supports: student scholarships and wages for deserving, young scientists  book vouchers teaching resources equipment and other technology for research laboratories classroom/laboratory modernization and building improvements other initiatives to benefit the students, faculty/staff of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. Ways to Give:  By Mail Make checks payable to the DSU Foundation c/o CMNST  (Name initiative, if you so desire)                          Send to Delaware State University, CMNST, 6th flr, Wm C. Jason Library, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901  By Phone Call 302-857-6055                   Back to College Home Page

CMNST Dean Staff

The Staff of the Office of the DeanCollege of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & TechnologyDean's Office Staff DirectoryDepartment ChairpersonsCMNST External Advisory BoardDean's Office StaffDr. Noureddine Melikechi ¦ Email: nmelikechi@desu.eduProfessor of Physics and DeanVP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development  Dr. Leonard Davis ¦ Email: ledavis@desu.eduSenior Associate Dean  Dr. Clytrice Watson ¦ Email: cawatson@desu.eduAssociate Dean for Student Success Dr. David Pokrajac ¦ Email: dpokrajac@desu.eduAssociate Dean for Research and Analytics Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky  ¦ Email: mbobrowsky@desu.eduDirector of Special Programs  Ms. Vanessa D. Nesbit ¦ Email: vnesbit@desu.eduSr. Management & Budget Analyst Ms. Jarso Saygbe ¦ Email: jsaygbe@desu.eduDirector, Academic Advisement Ms. Faith Woodard ¦ Email: fwoodard@desu.eduAcademic Advisor Ms. Diane Weller ¦ Email: dweller@desu.eduAdministrative Assistant Ms. Chanequa Watson ¦ Email: chwatson@desu.eduAdministrative Assistant for Graduate & Undergraduate Program Development ^ Back to the top Department ChairpersonsDr. Leonard Davis, Chairperson - Department of Biological SciencesDr. Cherese Winstead, Chairperson - Department of ChemistryDr. Cheng-Yu Lai, Associate Chairperson - Department of ChemistryDr. Marwan Rasamny, Chairperson - Department of Computer & Information SciencesDr. Hanson Umoh, Chairperson - Department of Mathematical SciencesDr. Aristides Marcano, Chairperson - Department of Physics & Engineering^ Back to the top CMNST External Advisory BoardDr. Emery BrownDr. S. James GatesDr. Elizabeth McCormackDr. Stanley MerrittDr. David Pensak Dr. Ajay PrasadMs. Bernice Whaley ^ Back to the topGeneral Inquiries? Contact us at:Phone: 302-857-6500Fax: 302-857-6503Email: Back to College Home Page



Novel Catalysts for Biodiesel

Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai

Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai

Associate Professor, Tenure-track 
Department of Chemistry



Postdoctoral FellowThe Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (2005-2007)  

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2004

Prior Appointment

Senior Research Chemist, DuPont Central Research and Development, Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE (2007-2012)

Curriculum Vitae



Courses 2014

CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry


Chapter 1 Lecture Notes



Our research focuses on nanoparticles science. Three major directions are pursued:

1. Solution processed solar cells with absorber layer made from nanoparticles precursors

Daniela Radu, Assistant Professor

Dr. Daniela Radu

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track


 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2004. Advisor: Dr. Victor S.-Y. Lin 


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