Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dipesh Prema

Dipesh Prema

Dipesh Prema

Name: Dr. Dipesh Prema
Phone: 250-828-5419
Email: dprema@tru.ca

Interests

Sports, eating out, movies.

Research Interests

Synthetic organometallic/inorganic chemistry, applications in air-free handling. Catalysis.

Use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to investigate and quantify the fatty acid composition of forage, meat and dairy products.

Education

B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, Nottingham Trent University (2001)
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Kansas State University (2007)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oklahoma State University and Chevron Phillips CC (2007-2009)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Waterloo (2009-2011)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Thompson Rivers University (2012-2015)

Publications

PATENTS

US 8,907,031 B2
Rex E. Murray; LeGrande M. Slaughter; Dipesh Prema and Jinhui Chen. Imino Carbene Compounds and Derivatives, and Catalyst Compositions Made Therefrom. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, The Woodlands TX (US). Filed April 10 2012. Patent Issued December 9 2014


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Dipesh Prema; Jessica Jensen; Jessica L. Pilfold; Tyler D. Turner; Kingsley K. Donkor; Bruno Cinel and John S. Church. Rapid Determination of n-6 and n-3 fatty acid ratios in cereal grains and forages by 1H NMR Spectroscopy. Can. J. Plant Sci. Manuscript accepted March 2016

Tyler D. Turner; Ivan Hartling; Jessica Jensen; Jessica L. Pilfold; Dipesh Prema; Jonathan D. Van Hamme; Bruno Cinel; Kingsley K. Donkor and John S. Church. Fatty acid profile of British Columbia suckler beef. Can. J. Anim. Sci. Accepted for publication November 2015

Dipesh Prema; Yohan L. N. Mathota Arachchige; Rex E. Murray; and LeGrande M. Slaughter. Decarbonization of an imino N-heterocyclic carbene ligand via triple benzyl migration from hafnium. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 6753-6756

Dipesh Prema; Tyler D. Turner; Jessica Jensen; Jessica L. Pilfold; John S. Church; Kingsley K. Donkor; and Bruno Cinel. 2014. Rapid determination of total conjugated linoleic acid concentrations in beef by 1H NMR spectroscopy. J. Food Comp. Anal. 2015, 41, 54-57

Tyler D. Turner, Jessica L. Pilfold; Jessica Jensen; Dipesh Prema; Kingsley K. Donkor; Bruno Cinel; Donald J. Thompson; Michael E.R. Dugan and John S. Church. Comparison of fatty acids in beef tissues from conventional, organic and natural feeding systems in western Canada. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 2015, 95, 49-58

Joseph P. Lynch; Dipesh Prema; Jonathan D. Van Hamme; Karen A. Beauchemin; John S. Church. 2014. Fiber degradability, chemical composition and conservation characteristics of alfalfa haylage ensiled with exogenous fibrolytic enzymes and a ferulic acid esterase-producing inoculant. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 2014, 94(4), 697-704

Tyler D. Turner; Jessica Jensen; Jessica L. Pilfold; Dipesh Prema; Kingsley K. Donkor; Bruno Cinel; Jonathan D. Van Hamme; Jayson K. Galbraith and John S. Church. Fatty acid profiles of western Canadian bison (bison bison) meat. J. Food. Res. 2014, 3, 146-155

Gilly C. C. Regev-Shoshani; Selvarani Vimalanathan; Dipesh Prema; John S. Church; Matt W. Reudink; and Chris M. J. Miller. Safety, bioavailability and mechanism of action of nitric oxide to control bovine respiratory disease complex in calves entering a feedlot. Res. Vet. Sci. 2014, 16, 328-337

Dipesh Prema; Jessica L. Pilfold; Jessica Krauchi; John S. Church; Kingsley K. Donkor and Bruno Cinel. Rapid determination of total conjugated linoleic acid levels in Canadian cheese by 1H NMR spectroscopy. J. Agric. Food Chem. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2013, 61, 9915-9921

Laiel C. Soliman; Kingsley K. Donkor; John S. Church; Bruno Cinel; Dipesh Prema and Mike E. R. Dugan. Separation of dietary omega-3 and omega-6
fatty acids in food by capillary
electrophoresis. J. Sep. Sci. 2013, 36, 3440-3448

Dipesh Prema; Kayode Oshin; John Desper and Christopher J. Levy. Mono and dinuclear nickel(II) complexes of resolved Schiff-base ligands with extended quinoline substituents. J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans 2012. 41, 4998-5009.

Dipesh Prema; Alexander V. Wyznicia; Benjamin M. T. Scott; Jessica Hillborn, John Desper and Christopher J. Levy. Dinuclear zinc(II) complexes of symmetric Schiff-base ligands with extended quinoline sidearms. J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. 2007, 42, 4788-4796.

Sonny C. Lee; Lay Ling Tan; Dipesh Prema. Computational Studies of Tp2M Complexes and Their Titanium Derivatives (M = 3d transition metal, Tp = hydrotris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate). Inorg. Chem. Manuscript in preparation.

Employment History

Research Chemist, Digital Specialty Chemicals, Toronto, ON (2012)
Sessional Laboratory Faculty, University of Waterloo (2011)
SR&ED consultant, 2011

Courses Taught

Chem 1500: Chemical Bonding and Organic Chemistry
Chem 1520L: Principles of Chemistry Lab
Chem 2160: Structure, Bonding and Spectroscopy
Chem 3310: Inorganic Chemistry 1
Chem 3320: Inorganic Chemistry 2
Chem 3330L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
Chem 4320: Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Inorganic Division
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