STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Latesky, Stanley








Research focuses are environmental analysis and water quality in the USVI, synthesis and characterization of new and novel ligands for complexation and sequestration of lanthanide and actinide ions, determination of ligand binding constants using klaui type ligands, and use of a database of infrared spectra to characterize speciation in radioactive waste. Research topics are environmental, inorganic chemistry, organometallic, physical chemistry, nuclear, chemical synthesis, chemistry analysis, actinides, analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, lanthanides, and selective binding of ions.

Highly Selective Materials For Radionuclide Collection and Concentration - There is a need for improved methods of radionuclide detection and concentration as it relates to nuclear waste remediation. Current methods generally rely on fairly extensive wet chemistry methods which require appropriate laboratory facilities and highly trained technical staff. The ability to concentrate specific radionuclides associated with nuclear waste materials would be greatly enhanced by development of new, highly selective and efficient ligands that demonstrate enhanced selectivity towards actinide metal ions.