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Christelle Noelle Dzesse Tekouo

Country of origin: Cameroon Currently in: Cameroon, Ngaoundere General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumna
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Academic Background

Degrees

2009 Master Chemical Sciences
2018 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Syntheses and characterization of novel MOFs with application in gas storage/separation, sensing, drug delivery, water purification


Publications resulting from Research: 


5-Christelle N. Dzesse T., Emmanuel N. Nfor, and Susan A. Bourne. Tripodal carboxylate MOFs with Co(II): Transmetallation and gas sorption studies, Polyhedron, 2020, 189, 114724
4-Christelle N. Dzesse T., Emmanuel N. Nfor and Susan A. Bourne. Vapor sorption and solvatochromism in a metal-organic framework of an asymmetric pyridylcarboxylate, Crystal growth & Design, 2018, 18(1), 416-423.
3-Gift Mehlana, Chad Wilkinson, Christelle N. Dzesse T., Gaelle Ramon, and Susan A. Bourne. Structural diversity observed in 2D square lattice metal-organic frameworks assembled from Zn(II) and 3-(4-pyridyl)benzoate, Crystal growth & Design, 2017, 17, 6445-6454.
2-Emmanuel N. Nfor, Luke K. Keenan, Justin Nemwa, Peter T. Ndifon, Romanus N. Njong, Christelle N. Dzesse T., Offiong E. Offiong. A novel mixed-ligand dinuclear complex of cobalt (II): Synthesis, characterization and magnetic studies, Crystal Structure Theory and Applications, 2014, 3, 22-29.
1-Jean Ngoune, Christelle N. Dzesse T., Georges C. Dongmo and Pierre Tane. Model compound of metalloproteins of zinc: synthesis and characterizations of bisformatobis(2-isopropylimidazole)zinc(II), Cameroon Journal of experimental sciences, 2011, 01, 07.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching
Teaching, research, mentoring young girls to foster their career on science.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Yaounde, Cameroon Official launching ceremony and workshop of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Cameroon national chapter on Women in STEM: contribution of research and innovative technology for the sustainable development of Cameroon a
2019 Accra, Ghana 2nd Pan-African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2) and African Light Source (AfLS2) jointly organized at the Bank of Ghana conference hall, on crystallography, a tool for sustainable development in Africa
2017 Ziguinchor, Senegal Openlab in crystallography on Laboratory and synchrotron X-ray crystallography: application to emerging countries
2017 Hyderabad, India 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
2017 Cape Town, South Africa 10th Annual Science Postgraduate Symposium by the Postgraduate students’ council on Science through an African lens
2017 Stellenboch, South Africa Young Chemists’s Symposium at the University of Stellenbosch organized by the South African Chemical Institute (SACI)
2016 Dschang, Cameroon 1st Pan-African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr1) jointly organized by International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) and Cameroonian Crystallography Association (CCA) on crystallography for a sustainable development in Africa
2016 Cape Town, South Africa 9th Annual Science Symposium organized by the Postgraduate students’ council
2016 Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town Regional forum of the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future
2016 Brest, France 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC), Brest, France, co-organized by the laboratory of electrochemistry and molecular analytical chemistry of Brest and the institute of chemical sciences of Rennes
2016 Kuwait city, Kuwait 5th General Assembly and International Conference of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) on Women in Science and Technology for the Developing World in Kuwait, organized by the Kuwaiti Institute for Scientific Research (K
2015 Western Cape, South Africa Young Chemists’ Symposium at the University of Western Cape organized by the South African Chemical Institute (SACI).
2015 Johannesburg, South Africa Young scientists conference 2015 at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo conference centre Johannesburg, on Inspiring change post-2015: the role of science, technology and innovation in empowering women in Africa co-organized by Department of Science and Technology
2013 Dschang, Cameroon 7th edition of Analytical Chemistry Sciences day on Electroanalysis, bioanalysis, and phytoremediation for the promotion of a healthy environment organized by the Cameroonian Group of Analytic Chemistry (GC2A
2013 Dschang, Cameroon 2nd workshop of crystallography on ‘Radiocristallographie: Application aux déterminations structurales par diffraction des poudres ou monocristaux’ organized by International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).
2012 Dschang, Cameroon 1st workshop on advanced crystallography course at the University of Dschang organized by International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).
2021 Prague, Czech Republic 25th General Assembly and Congress of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr),
2021 Yaounde, Cameroon First CAPROWN academic writing retreat

Affiliations

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Cameroonian Crystallography Association (CCrA)
Cameroon Professional Research Oriented Women Network (CAPROWN)
Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists (CAYS)

Presentation given

2019
Single crystal to single crystal transformationsin Co(II)-tricarboxylate metal-organic frameworks.
Accra, Ghana
Event: 2nd Pan-African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2) and African Light Source (AfLS2)
2016
Co(II)-tricarboxylate Metal-Organic Frameworks for CO2 and H2 adsorption
Brest, France
Event: 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC
2017
Dynamic Cobalt metal organic framework and applications
Hyderabad, India
Event: 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography
2016
Cobalt metal organic framework for sensing application
Dschang, Cameroon
Event: 1st Pan-African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr1
2021
Single crystal to single crystal transformations in cobalt (II) dynamic framework
Prague, Czech Republic
Event: 25th General Assembly and Congress of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), Prague, Czech Republic
2021
N/A
Yaounde, Cameroon
Event: First CAPROWN Academic Writing Retreat
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2016
excellent poster presentation at the 1st Pan-African Conference of Crystallography (PCCr1).
Apr 2014
prize of the best PhD student in Department of Chemistry for the meritorious services to research advancement at the Faculty of Science
prize of the best PhD student in Department of Chemistry for the meritorious services to research advancement at the Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Cameroon
Mar 2021
African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Award,
Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (PAWS) for Junior Female Researchers grant, supported by the Alexander Von Humbolt Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2013

PHD Graduation 2019

Thesis

CRYSTAL ENGINEERING OF NOVEL COBALT (II) CARBOXYLATE METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS: SYNTHESES, CHARACTERIZATIONS AND APPLICATION STUDIES.

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