Pamela Pollet
Senior Research Scientist

Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
311 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400

Phone: (404) 385-4484
Fax:  (404) 894-9085



Employment History

1995-1998       Teaching Assistant, Inorganic Chemistry (France)
1998-1999       Postdoctoral Associate, School of Pharmacy, Univ. of Bradford (UK)
1999-2001       Postdoctoral Associate, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
2001-2002       Lab Director/Senior Scientist, CB Research and Development (USA)
2002-2004       Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
2002-present   Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
2007-present   Associate Director for the Specialty Separations Center (USA)

Educational Background

1995   D.E.A. *          Univ. of Rouen (F)                 Chemistry
1998   PhD                 Univ. of Rouen (F)                Chemistry
*D.E.A.: Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies-- Diploma of Applied Studies equivalent to MS in USA


1994                Master of Sciences with High Honor
1995                Recipient of scholarship as French young scientist from the Ministry of Research and Education
1995                D.E.A.Valedictorian (Diploma of Applied Study equivalent to MS in USA)
1995-1998       Recipient of full scholarship from the Ministry of Research and High Education
1998                Doctorate in Sciences with Highest Honor (awarded to less than 5 % of PhD candidates of all disciplines)

General Information

Date of Birth: 29 October 1972
Country of Citizenship: France
Country of Residence: United States of America (Permanent Resident)


Chapters in Books

Pollet P., Hallett J. P., Eckert C. A., Liotta C. L., “Coupling Reaction and Separation in Tunable Fluids”, in “Chemical Synthesis in Supercritical Fluids," eds. Philip Jessop and Walter Leitner, Wiley-VCH Editions, 2008, In print.

C.L. Liotta, C.A. Eckert, P. Pollet, J. Hallett, "Reactions in Nearcritical Water," in Organic Reactions in Water: Principles, Strategies, and Applications (Edited by Ulf Lindström), Blackwell Publishing,  2007.

J.P. Hallett, P. Pollet, C. A. Eckert, C. L. Liotta, "Recycling Homogeneous Catalysts for Sustainable Technology" in Catalysis of Organic Reactions, 2007, 395-404, CRC Press, Edts S.R.Schmidt.

P.G. Jessop, C.A. Eckert, C.L. Liotta, R. JasonBonila, J.S. Brown, R.A. Brown, P. Pollet, C.A. Thomas, C. Wheeler, D. Wynne, “Catalysis Using Supercritical or Subcritical Inert Gases under Split-Phase Conditions”, ACS symposium Series 819, Clean Solvents Alternative Media for Chemical Reactions and Processing, 2002, 97-112.

Selected Publications (Total publications to date: >20. Total Presentations and Posters: >20)

Blasucci V., Dilek C., Huttenhower H., John E., Llopis-Mestre V., Pollet P., Eckert C. A., Liotta C. L., “One-component, Switchable Ionic Liquids Derived from Siloxylated Amines”, Chem. Comm.2009, (1),116-118.

Hallett, J.P., Pollet, P., Liotta, C.L., Eckert, C.A., “Reversible in Situ Catalyst Formation”, Accounts Chem. Research, 2008, 41, 458-467.

D.Vinci, M.Donaldson, J.P. Hallett, E.A. John,P. Pollet, C.A. Thomas, J.D. Grilly,P.G. Jessop, C.L. Liotta, C.A. Eckert, “Piperylene Sulfone: a Labile and Recyclable DMSO substitute”, Chem. Comm., 2007, 1427.

E. John, P. Pollet, L. Gelbaum, J. Kubanek “Regioselective Syntheses of 2,3,5-tribromopyrrole and 2,3,4-tribromopyrrole”, J. Nat. Prod., 2004, 67, 1929-1931.

P.G. Jessop, R.R. Stanley, R.A. Brown, C.A. Eckert, C.L. Liotta, T.T. Ngo, P. Pollet, “Neoteric Solvents for Asymmetric Hydrogenation: Supercritical Fluids, Ionic liquids, and Expanded Ionic Liquid” Green chemistry, 2003, 5, 123-128.

R.A. Brown, P. Pollet, E. McKoon, C.A. Eckert, C.L. Liotta, P.G. Jessop, “Asymmetric Hydrogenation and Catalyst Recycling Using Ionic Liquids and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide’, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 1254.

C.W. Wright, J. Addae-Kyereme, A.G. Breen, M.F. Cox, J.E. Brown, S.L. Croft, Y. Gokcek, H. Kendrick, R.M. Phillips, P.L. Pollet, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Cryptolepine Analogues for Their Potential as New Antimalarial Agents” J. Med. Chem., 2001, 44(19), 3187-3194.

P. Pollet, A. Turck, N. Ple, G. Queguiner, “Synthesis of Chiral Diazine and Pyridine Sulfoxides. Asymmetric Induction by Chiral Sulfoxides in an ‘Aromatic Ortho-Directed Metalation-Reaction with Electrophile Sequence. Diazines XXIV”, J. Org. Chem., 1999, 64, 4512.

Short Course

Pollet, P. “Phase-Transfer Catalysis: Fundamentals and Applications”, International Solvent Extraction Conference, Pre-Conference Solvent Extraction Short Course, Tucson, 2008.


Samanta, S; Pollet P.; Liotta C.L.; et al.“Controled Release Azide Formulation”, US patent, April 2009.

Liotta, Charles L.; Pollet, Pamela; Belcher, Marcus Anthony; Aronson, Joshua B.; Samanta, Susnata; Griffith, Kris N.  “Ionic liquid explosives containing tetrazolide anions or tetrazolium cations.”    U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 2005, 12 pp.

Lane, Thomas H.; Liotta, Charles Leonard; Brandstadt, Kurt F.; Hand, James H.; Charney, Reagan; Bommarius, Andreas Sebastian; Eckert, Charles Alan; Polizzi, Karen Marie; Pollet, Pamela; Hallett, Jason Patrick.   “Organosilicon-functional phase transfer catalysts.”   PCT Int. Appl., 2008,   32pp.

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