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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.

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Caitlan  Ayala, Ph.D.

Caitlan  Ayala , Ph.D.

Patent Engineer
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Dr. Ayala assists with patent preparation and prosecution. With a doctorate in chemistry, Caitlan bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in her work as a patent engineer.

Caitlan is an expert in small molecule organic synthesis and chemical synthetic methods with postdoctoral experience in organic and inorganic materials, analytical, and polymer chemistry. She is well-equipped to provide support and facilitate growth and dissemination of relevant scientific findings to the community at large. 


Prior to joining OBWB, Caitlan worked as an associate in the Department of Chemistry at Louisianna State University. She was also a research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University.
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Louisiana State University (LSU), 2016
  • B.S., Chemistry, Northern Illinois University, Summa Cum Laude, 2011
PUBLICATIONS
With Professor Isiah M. Warner at Louisiana State University

  • Ayala, C.E.*, Warner, I.M. “A Review of GUMBOS: Tunable Ionic Materials.” Manuscript Just Accepted. Research & Development in Material Science. (*) Denotes corresponding authors.
  • Pérez, R. L., Ayala, C. E., Opiri, M., Ezzir, A., Li, G., Warner, I.M. “Recycling Thermoset Epoxy Resin using Alkyl-Methyl-Imidazolium Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents.” Manuscript in Submission. Target Journal: ACS Applied Polymer Materials.
  • Ayala, C.E.*, Pérez, R. L., Mathaga, J., Watson, A., Evans, T., Warner, I.M.* “Fluorescent Ionic Probe for Determination of Mechanical Properties of Healed Poly(ethylene-co-methacrylic acid) Ionomer Films.” Manuscript Nearing Submission. (*) Denotes corresponding authors.
  • Park, J.-Y., Pérez, R. L., Ayala, C. E., Vaughan, S. R., Warner, I. M. and Choi, J.-W., “A handheld quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) measurement instrument based on a phase-locked loop circuit.” Manuscript Nearing Submission.
  • Pérez, R.L., Ayala, C.E., Park, J.-Y., Choi, J.-W., Warner, I.M. “Coating-Based Quartz Crystal Microbalance Detection Methods of Environmentally Relevant Volatile Organic Compounds.” Chemosensors 2021, 9, 153. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors9070153.
  • Pérez, R. L., Ayala, C. E., Warner, I. M. (March 1st 2021) Group of Uniform Materials Based on Organic Salts (GUMBOS): A Review of Their Solid State Properties and Applications.[Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.96417. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/group-of-uniform-materials-based-on-organic-salts-gumbos-a-review-of-their-solid-state-properties-an
  • Lopez, K., Ravula, S., Pérez, R. L., Ayala, C. E., Losso, J. N., Janes, M. E., Warner, I. M. Hyaluronic Acid−Cellulose Composites as Patches for Minimizing Bacterial Infections, ACS Omega, 2020, 5, 4125-4132.
  • Bwambok, D. K., Siraj, N., Macchi, S., Larm, N. E., Baker, G. A., Pérez, R. L., Ayala, C. E., Walgama, C., Pollard, D., Rodriguez, J. D., Banerjee, S., Elzey, B., Warner, I. M., Fakayode, S. O. “QCM Sensor Arrays, Electroanalytical Techniques and NIR Spectroscopy Coupled to Multivariate Analysis for Quality Assessment of Food Products, Raw Materials, Ingredients and Foodborne Pathogen Detection: Challenges and Breakthroughs.” Sensors, 2020, 20, 6982.
  • Pérez, R. L., Cong, M., Vaughan, S. R., Ayala, C. E., Galpothdeniya, W. I. S., Mathaga, J. K., Warner, I. M. “Protein Discrimination Using a Fluorescence-Based Sensor Array of Thiacarbocyanine-GUMBOS.” ACS Sens., 2020, 5, 8, 2422-2429.
  • NSF Grant CHE-1905105 (Editing and writing assistance): Awarded October 2020.Acknowledgment for editorial comments: De Silva, T.P.D., et al. “Pyrenylpyridines: Sky-Blue Emitters for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes.” ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 16, 16867-16877.
  • Grant awards (participant and provided routine updates): NASA cooperative agreement NNX 16AQ93A under contract number NASA/LEQSF (2016-2019)-Phase 3-10; NSF Nos: HRD-1736136 and CHE-1905105.
With Professor Rendy Kartika, Ph.D. at Louisiana State University
  • Stepherson, J.R.*, Ayala, C. E.*, Henry, J. L., Tugwell, T. H., Hamideh, J., Kartika, R. “Carbazole Annulation via Cascade Nucleophilic Addition-Cyclization Involving 2-(Siloxy)pentadienyl Cations.” Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3002-3005. (*) Denotes authors contributed equally.
  • Ayala, C.E., Dange, N.S., Stepherson, J. R., Henry, J. L., Fronczek, F., Kartika, R. “Functionalization of Silyldienol Ethers at the γ-Position via 2-Silyloxypentadienyl Cations.” Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 1084-1087.
  • Stepherson, J., R., Ayala, C.E., Dange, N. S., Fronczek, F., Kartika, R. “Nucleophilic Capture of Unsymmetrical Oxyallyl Cation with Indoles Under Mild Brønsted Acid Catalysis,” Synlett. 2015, (an invited Synpact contribution).
  • Dange, N.S., Stepherson, J., R.*, Ayala, C.E.*, Fronczek, F., Kartika, R. “Cooperative Benzylic-Oxyallylic Stabilized Carbocations: Mild Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Regioselective Construction of All Carbon Quaternary Centers,” Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 6312-6319. (*) Denotes authors contributed equally.
  • Ayala, C. E.; Dange, N. S.; Fronczek, F. R.; Kartika, R. “Brønsted Acid Catalyzed ’-Functionalization of Silylenol Ethers with Indoles.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4641-4645.
  • Villalpando, A.; Ayala, C.E.; Watson, C.B.; Kartika, R. “Triphosgene-Amine Base Promoted Chlorination of Unactivated Aliphatic Alcohols.” J. Org. Chem. 2013. 78, 3989-3996.
  • Ayala, C. E.; Villalpando, A.; Nguyen, A. N.; McCandless, G. T.; Kartika, R.
  • “Chlorination of Aliphatic Primary Alcohols via Triphosgene-Triethylamine Activation.” Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3676-3679.
With Professor James E. Erman, Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University

  • Erman, J. E.; Kilheeney, H.; Bidwai, A.K.; Ayala, C.E.; Vitello, L.B. “Peroxygenase activity of cytochrome c peroxidase and three apolar distal heme pocket mutants: hydroxylation of 1-methoxynaphthalene.” BMC Biochemistry. 2013. 14.
  • Erman, J. E.; Bidwai, A.; Ayala, C.E.; Vitello, L.B. “Apolar distal pocket mutants of yeast cytochrome c peroxidase: Binding of imidazole, 1-methylimidazole and 4-nitroimidazole to the triAla, triVal, and triLeu variants.” Biochim Biophys. Acta, 2015, 1854, 919-929.
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With Professor James E. Erman, Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University