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The collective expertise of our global team distinguishes OBWB in the field of Intellectual Property Law. We align our best resources to meet each client's specific needs and we treat each matter with the highest degree of attention and care.

Beverly Briggs Penland, Ph.D.

Beverly  Briggs  Penland , Ph.D.

  • Patent Engineer
  • English
Dr. Penland brings a wealth of expertise to bear in her work as a patent engineer. With a robust background in chemistry and chemical research, she is able to expertly draft and prosecute patents in this field

Prior to joining OBWB, Dr. Penland worked as an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University. She taught courses on Analytical Chemistry, Principles of Instrumental Analysis and Industrial Chemistry, Principles of Chemistry I and II, Survey of Chemistry I and II, and Principles of Chemical Research.

While at Georgia Southern University, she also worked as a research advisor where she assisted to develop, train and supervise students (both undergraduate and master’s level) conducting research projects on various topics broadly focused on the synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanomaterials for catalysis and water remediation applications, author and submit manuscripts to scientific journals for publication, attend and give regular talks at professional meetings and apply for grants to obtain internal and external funding
Select Publications
  • Corulli, C. J.; Groover, E. A.; Attelah, J. D.; Miller, C. B; Penland, B. B. Rational Design of Peptides for Biomimetic Palladium Nanoparticle Catalysis with Suzuki and Heck Coupling in Ethanol. ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2022, Submitted.
  • Jones, H. V.; Joiner, S. K.; Ojo, I. A.; Boyles, S. J.; Penland, B. B. Bifunctional Peptide-Assisted Synthesis of Magnetic Carbon Nanotubes for Toluidine Blue Dye Remediation in Aqueous Conditions. ACS ES&T Water, 2022, Under Review.
  • John Tyler Wagner, J. T.; Long, A. K.; Sumner, M. B.; Cockman, I.; Smith, M.; Penland, B. B. Peptide Controlled Assembly of Palladium Nanoprticles on High-Aspect-Ratio Gold Nanorods. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 27743.
  • Briggs, B. D.; Palafox-Hernandez, J. P.; Li, Y.; Lim, C. K.; Drew, K. L. M.; Woehl, T. J.; Bedford, N. M.; Seifert, S.; Swihart, M. T.; Prasad, P. N.; Walsh, T. R.; Knecht, M. R. Towards a Modular Multimaterial Nanoparticle Synthesis Assembly Strategy via Bionanocombinatorics: Bifunctional Peptides for Linking Au and Ag Materials. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 30845.
  • Bedford, N. M.; Hughes, Z. E.; Tang, Z.; Li, Y.; Briggs, B. D.; Ren, Y.; Swihart, M. T.; Petkov, V. G.; Naik, R. R.; Knecht, M. R.; Walsh, T.R. Sequence-Dependent Structure/Function Relationships of Catalytic Peptide-Enabled Gold Nanoparticles Generated under Ambient Synthetic Conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 138, 540.
  • Briggs, B. D.; Bedford, N. M.; Seifert, S.; Koerner, H.; Naik, R. R.; Frenkel, A. I.; Knecht, M. R. Atomic-Scale Identification of Pd Leaching in Nanoparticle Catalyzed C-C Coupling: Effects of Particle Surface Disorder. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 6413.
  • Briggs, B. D.; Li, Y.; Swihart, M. T.; Knecht, M. R. Reductant and Sequence Effects on the Morphology and Catalytic Activity of Peptide-Capped Au Nanoparticles. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 8843.
  • Bedford, N. M.; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Slocik, J. M.; Briggs, B. D.; Ren, Y.; Frenkel, A. I.; Petkov, V.; Heinz, H.; Naik, R. R.; Knecht, M. R. Elucidation of Biologically Programmed Atomic-Scale Structure of Nanoparticle Interfaces that Modulates Catalytic Activity. ACS Nano 2015, 9, 5082. (Cover Article)
  • Briggs, B. D.; Pekarek, R. T.; Knecht, M. R. Examination of Transmetalation Pathways and Effects in Aqueous Suzuki Coupling Using Biomimetic Pd Nanocatalysts. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 118, 18543.
  • Briggs, B. D.; Knecht, M. R. Nanotechnology Meets Biology: Peptide-based Methods for the Fabrication of Functional Materials. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 405.
  • Coppage, R.; Slocik, J. M.; Briggs, B. D.; Frenkel, A. I.; Naik, R. R.; Knecht, M. R. Determining Peptide Sequence Effects that Control the Size, Structure, and Function of Nanoparticles. ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 1625.
  • Coppage, R.; Slocik, J. M.; Briggs, B. D.; Frenkel, A. I.; Heinz, H.; Naik, R. R.; Knecht, M. R.; Crystallographic Recognition Controls Peptide Binding for Bio-based Nanomaterials. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12346.
Professional Activities & Memberships
  • Member, Committee on Professional and Economic Affairs (CEPA), American Chemical Society, 2022-current.
  • Member, ACS Division of Colloids and Surface Chemistry, 2019-current
  • Member, Coastal Georgia Local Section of American Chemical Society, 2015 - current
  • Chair, 2020.
  • Member, Materials Research Society, 2019-current.
  • Member, American Chemical Society, 2012-current
Instrumentation Experience
  • Peptide Synthesizer (Tetras®)
  • High Energy X-ray Diffraction (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Small Angle X-ray Diffraction (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Spectroscopy (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (NIST)
  • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight Mass Spectroscopy
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance Analyses
  • Zeta Potential and Dynamic Light Scattering Analyses
  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectroscopy
  • Gas Chromatography – Flame Ionization Detection
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Ultraviolet - Visible Spectroscopy
  • Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Bruker)
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy (JEOL/Hitachi)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Miami, Florida, 2015
  • B.S., Chemistry, Armstrong (Atlantic) State University, Georgia, 2005