Dr. David M. Sammeth

Department of Chemistry
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM 87701

In general, my reasearch interest is in light-matter interactions. this has led me to work on the characterization of healthy and diseased human tissue, biologically significant molecules, as well as a variety of non-linear optical materials. Currently, I am measuring the two-photon cross-sections of molecules with potentian use on photodynamic cancer treatment, and am developing the laboratory capabilities to investigate photo-simulate luminescence.

Phone: 505.454.3100 (office)
Phone: 505.454.3150 (lab)
Fax: 505.454.3202
Email: d7sammeth@nmhu.edu


K.W.Short, T.L.Kinnibrugh, D.M.Sammeth, and T.V.Timofeeva
Spectroscopic, cyto-, and photo-toxicity studies of substituted piperdones: potential sensitizers for two-photon photodynamic therapy.
Proc. of SPIE (2009) Vol. 7164, 716411-9

M.Yu.Antipin, V.N.esterov, S.Jiang, O.Y.Borbulevitch, D.M.Sammeth, E.V.Sevostanova, and T.V.Timofeeva
X-ray Crystal Structures, Molecular Mechanics and Quantum Chemical Calculations, and Calculations of the Nonlinear Optical Polarizabilities in the Series of Monohalogen Substituted Derivatives of Dicyanovinylbenzene
J.Molec.Struct. (2003) 650 1-20

E.V.Sevostanova, D.M.Sammeth, and M.Yu.Antipin
Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence of Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Organic Materials in Crystalline Form.
OSA: Trends in Optic and Photonics. (2002) 81 156-158

M.B.Mashay, D.M.Sammeth, M.C.Helveston, C.B.Buckman, W.Li, M.J.Cde Baca, and J.T.Kofron
The Laser-Induced Blue State of Bacteriorhodopsin: Mechanistic and Color Regulatory Roles of Protein-Protein Interactions, Protein-Lipid Interactions, Metal Ions, and pH.
J.Am. Chem. Soc. (2002) 124 3418-3430

T.V.Timofeeva, V.N.Nesterov, F.M.Dolgushin, Y.V.Zubavichus, J.T.Goldstein, D.M.Sammeth, R.D.Clark, B.Penn, and M.Yu.Antipin
One-Pot Polymorphism of Nonlinear Optical Materials. First example of Organic Polytypes
Crystal Engineering (2001) 3 263