Tamara Hamilton, Ph.D.

John F. Goehl, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D in Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2005
B.Sc.(H) in Chemistry, Acadia University, 2001

Joined Barry: August 2008


  • CHE 111, CHE 111L General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis with Lab, I
  • CHE 112, CHE 112L General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis with Lab, II
  • CHE 135 Consumer Chemistry
  • CHE 360/360L Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory
  • CHE 400 (with Dr. Giannotti) Special Topics - Solid State and Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Metal-organic polyhedra with porphyrin walls
  • Homogeneous catalysis of organic reactions
  • Supramolecular chemistry - assembling structures using non-covalent bonds
  • Green chemistry - developing synthetic procedures that are more environmentally friendly

Selected Research Publications

  • "Onion-Shell Metal-Organic Polyhedra (MOPs): A General Approach to Decorate the Exteriors of MOPs Using Principles of Supramolecular Chemistry" T. D. Hamilton, G. S. Papaefstathiou, T. Friščić, D.-K. Bučar, and L. R. MacGillivray. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008 130, 14366-14367.
  • "Coding a coordination-driven self-assembly via a hydrogen-bond-directed solid-state synthesis: An unexpected chiral capsule" T. D. Hamilton, D.-K. Bucar, and L. R. MacGillivray. Chem. Commun. 2007, 1603-1604.
  • "Engineering New Metal-Organic Frameworks Built from Flexible Tetrapyridines Coordinated to Cu(II) and Cu(I)" Ryan, P.; Lescop, C.; Laliberte, D.; Hamilton, T.; Maris, T.; Wuest, J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 2793-2807.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Andrea Orvieto and Tamara Hamilton "Solvent-Free Synthesis of Porphyrins". Presented at the 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT March, 2009 and the 1st Annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL April, 2009.

Honors / Awards

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007
  • ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award, Solid State Subdivision, 2005
  • Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award from the American Crystallographic Association, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Crystallography
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Crystallographic Association
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • International Union of Crystallography

Contact Information

Office: Wiegand 126
Telephone: 305-899-3431
Fax: 305-899-3479
E-mail: thamilton@barry.edu