Edna Ambundo

Edna Ambundo

Technical Associate, Colgate Palmolive

Post-doctoral candidate, Wayne State University

MLK Visiting Scholar 2001-2003

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry

Edna Ambundo is a Technical Associate at Colgate Palmolive.


Edna Ambundo is a Technical Associate at Colgate Palmolive. Her research interests include: catalysis, reaction kinetics, inorganic reaction mechanisms, enzymes.

Ambundo earned a BS in Chemistry (1994) from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and a PhD in Chemistry (2000) from Wayne State University. She is a member of the Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society and the American Chemical Society. 

During her postdoctoral appointment at MIT as an MLK Scholar, she was hosted by the Department of Chemistry. Ambundo's one-year visit was extended for an extra semester. 


Electron-Transfer Kinetics of Copper(II/I) Tripodal Ligand Complexes

Edna A. Ambundo,1a, Qiuyue Yu,1a, L. A. Ochrymowycz,1b and, and D. B. Rorabacher*,1a
Inorganic Chemistry 2003 42 (17), 5267-5273

Reactions of Methane Monooxygenase Intermediate Q with Derivatized Methanes

Edna A. Ambundo,†, Richard A. Friesner,‡ and, and Stephen J. Lippard*,†
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2002 124 (30), 8770-8771

Electron-Transfer Kinetics of Tris(2-(methylthioethyl))aminecopper(II/I). A Tripodal Ligand Complex Exhibiting Virtual C3v Symmetry

Edna A. Ambundo,1a, L. A. Ochrymowycz,1b and, and D. B. Rorabacher*,1a
Inorganic Chemistry 2001 40 (20), 5133-5138

Direct Evidence for a Geometrically Constrained “Entatic State” Effect on Copper(II/I) Electron-Transfer Kinetics As Manifested in Metastable Intermediates

Qiuyue Yu,1a, Cynthia A. Salhi,1a, Edna A. Ambundo,1a, Mary Jane Heeg,1a, L. A. Ochrymowycz,1b and, and D. B. Rorabacher*,1a
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2001 123 (24), 5720-5729

Kinetics and Mechanism of Copper(II) Complex Formation with Tripodal Aminopolythiaether and Aminopolypyridyl Ligands in Aqueous Solution

Edna A. Ambundo,1a, Marie-Veronique Deydier,1a, L. A. Ochrymowycz,1b and, and D. B. Rorabacher*,1a
Inorganic Chemistry 2000 39 (6), 1171-1179

Influence of Coordination Geometry upon Copper(II/I) Redox Potentials. Physical Parameters for Twelve Copper Tripodal Ligand Complexes

Edna A. Ambundo,1a, Marie-Veronique Deydier,1a, Andrew J. Grall,1b, Natalia Aguera-Vega,1b, Luke T. Dressel,1b,Thomas H. Cooper,1a, Mary Jane Heeg,1a, L. A. Ochrymowycz,1b and, and D. B. Rorabacher*,1a
Inorganic Chemistry 1999 38 (19), 4233-4242


Minorities in the Chemical Workforce: Diversity Models that Work
A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable

National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable. 
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2003. ISBN-10: 0-309-08539-X

​The workshop on "Minorities in the Chemical Workforce: Diversity Models that Work" brought together leaders in chemistry and chemical engineering from government, industry, academia, and the not-for-profit sector to gather information and explore approaches that would optimize participation by the full range of intellectual talent in the chemical workforce. Its primary focus was to expose the participants, primarily chemists and chemical engineers from all sectors, to examples of successful efforts to recruit and retain minorities—at the undergraduate level, in graduate programs, and in the chemical workforce. The focus was practical and realistic needs of institutions and opportunities for minorities in the chemical sciences. The workshop explored opportunities and challenges for transferring the prior successes into a variety of new settings in which those trained in the chemical sciences are employed.