Reza Saadein

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Born in Shiraz, Iran, he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Shiraz University. His master's Thesis - Synthesis and Structural Identification of 1,2-Diphenyl-3-azanaphtho[b]cyclobutadiene"- was published as a full paper in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Soon after he finished his master's program, he moved to the United States to continue his higher education in chemistry. He received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. The results of his research activities in Syracuse University were published as six articles in different chemistry journals.

In 1984, Dr. Saadein joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department of the University of Utah as a postdoctoral fellow. At the University of Utah he taught several undergraduate chemistry courses and focused on the synthesis, structural identification and conformational analysis by high field multinuclear NMR of certain cyclic phosphate nucleotides.

Since 1987, Dr. Saadein has been teaching a variety of chemistry courses on both Oxford and Atlanta campuses of Emory University. Recently he's been involved in the synthesis of potentially anti cancer Gold 3+ complexes of different substituted phenanthroline ligands in collaboration with one his colleagues at the Chemistry Department of Oxford College.


BS| Shiraz University

MS| Shiraz Univesity

PhD| Syracuse University