Mary Tecklenburg
Professor
Department Chairperson
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dow Science Complex 268
989-774-3981


Dr. Tecklenburg is a professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Central Michigan University

Education

  • ​Postdoc., Biophysical Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1990 
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 1989 
  • M.S., Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1983 
  • B.S., Chemistry, St. Louis University, 1982​

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • Coblentz Society

Teaching Areas

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

Research Fields

  • Raman and IR spectroscopy of materials 
  • Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy 
  • Molecular structure and transformation

Current Research Projects

In my research spectroscopy is used to solve problems dealing with molecular structure. From the minerals in bone to enhanced surfaces for detection of pharmaceuticals in natural water, nearly any type of sample can be analyzed by Raman spectroscopy because of the flexibility of using a focused laser beam as the light source. Bone is a complex material composed of collagen fibers surrounded by apatite crystals. We study the composition and crystallization of apatite in physiological conditions, substituted with carbonate and other ions, and characterized by Raman, FTIR, XRD, and ICP-OES. Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) shows enhanced signals from samples adsorbed on silver and gold nanoparticles. We are developing polymer films embedded with gold and silver nanoparticles that increase the sensitivity and stability of SERS experiments in the field for fast analysis of pharmaceuticals and pollutants in water.

We apply a variety of spectroscopic and diffraction techniques to the study of inorganic, organic and biological materials. The materials I study are diverse and have also included alkylsilanes, proteins containing the heme group (hemoglobin and cytochrome oxidase), inorganic glasses (germanium diselenide doped with metals) and polymers (azoaromatic polyethers). Modern computational modeling of molecular structure and conformation augments my experimental studies.

Publications

  • Shane Mann, Travis Johnson, Evie Medendorp, Robert Ocomen, Luke DeHart, Adam Bauer, Bingbing Li, Mary Tecklenburg, and Anja Mueller, “Pressure-Stable Imprinted Polymers for Water Remediation,” Polymers, 2018, 10, 704. 
  • Honey Madupalli, Barbara Pavan, Mary M.J. Tecklenburg, “Carbonate substitution in the mineral component of bone: Discriminating the structural changes, simultaneously imposed by carbonate in A and B sites of apatite,” Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2017, 255, 27-35. (PMC5804748) 
  • Md Tariqul Islam, Julio E Padilla, Noemi Dominguez, Daisy Alvarado, Md Shah Alam, Peter Cooke, Mary M. J. Tecklenburg and Juan Noveron “Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Reduced and Stabilized by Squaric Acid and Supported on Cellulose Fibers for the Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol in Water,” RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 91185-91191 DOI: 10.1039/C6RA17480A 
  • W. N. Addison, V. Nelea, F. Chicatun, Y-C. Chien, N. Tran-Khanh, M. D. Buschmann, S. N. Nazhat, M. T. Kaartinen, H. Valid, M. M. Tecklenburg, R. T. Franceschi and M. D. McKee, “Extracellular matrix mineralization in murine MC3T3-E1 osteoblast cultures: An ultrastructural, compositional and comparative analysis with mouse bone” Bone, 2015, 71, 244-256. 
  • John-David P. McElderry, Peizhi Zhu, Kamal H. Mroue, Jiadi Xu, Barbara Pavan, Ming Fang, Guisheng Zhao, Erin McNerny, David H. Kohn, Renny T. Franceschi, Mark M. Banaszak Holl, Mary M. J. Tecklenburg, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, and Michael D. Morris, “Crystallinity and compositional changes in carbonated apatites: Evidence from 31P solid-state NMR, Raman, and AFM analysis” Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2013, 206, 192-198. 
  • Martin D Bennett, Chris J Wolters, Kurt F Brandstadt, Mary M. J. Tecklenburg, “Raman Spectroscopy and DFT Calculations of Intermediates in the Hydrolysis of Methylmethoxysilanes” Journal of Molecular Structure, 2012, 1023, 204-211. 7. 
  • Barbara Pavan, Davide Ceresoli, Mary M. J. Tecklenburg, Marco Fornari, “First Principles NMR Study of Fluorapatite under Pressure,” Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 2012, 45-46, 59-65.
  • Paul I. Okagbare, Dana Begun, Mary Tecklenburg, Ayorinde Awonusi, Steven A. Goldstein and Michael D. Morris, “Non-invasive Raman spectroscopy of rat tibia: an approach to in-vivo assessment of bone quality” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2012, 17, 090502. 9.
  • Jiadi Xu, Peizhi Zhu, Zhehong Gan, Nadder Sahar, Mary Tecklenburg, Michael D. Morris, David H. Kohn, and Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy. “Natural-Abundance 43Ca Solid State NMR Spectroscopy of Bone” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 11504-11509. 10.
  • Ayorinde Awonusi, Michael D. Morris, Mary M. J. Tecklenburg, “Carbonate Assignment and Calibration in the Raman Spectrum of Apatite” Calcified Tissue International, 2007, 81, 46-52.