Dr. Gerald R. Van Hecke Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gerald R. Van Hecke

Professor of Chemistry
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA

Education

1961 B.S. with Distinction, Harvey Mudd College. Major in Chemistry.
1963 A.M. Princeton University
1966 Ph.D. Princeton University; Physical Chemistry.
Thesis title: “Spectral and Magnetic Studies of Ditertiary Phosphine Complexes of Cobalt and Nickel”

Professional Background

Long-term appointments

1997 Academic Visitor Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton
1994-96 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar, Harvey Mudd College
1989 Chair, Chemistry Department, Harvey Mudd College.
1984/1989 University Guest Researcher, Chemical Thermodynamics Laboratory, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Hosts: Prof. H. Suga, Prof. M. Sorai.
1983 National Academy of Sciences Exchange Scientist. Central Institute for Electron Physics, Berlin, GDR. Host: Prof. H.D. Koswig.
1982/1983 NASA Science Faculty Summer Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Ca.
1980 National Academy of Sciences Exchange Scientist. Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland. Host: Prof. J. Stecki.
1980- Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College.
1977 Visiting Researcher Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine. Host: Prof. D.M. Small.
1977 Visiting Researcher Fundamental Physics, University of Lille, France. Host: Prof. J. Billard.
1974-80 Associate Professor, Harvey Mudd College.
1970-74 Assistant Professor, Harvey Mudd College.
1966-70 Chemist, Shell Development, Emeryville, Ca.

Short-term workshops, schools, short courses

1997 NSF Workshop MathCad in Physical Chemistry, U. South Alabama
1992 NSF Lasers in Chemistry Workshop, James Madison University
1991 NATO Workshop on Molecular Dynamics of Liquid Crystals, Barga, Italy.
1991 NATO School on Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals, Erice, Sicily.
1990 Chautauqua Short Course: Dynamical Systems, Chaos, and Fractals, Christian Brothers U.
1989 NSF Laser Workshop, Lawrence University.
1988 NSF Workshop Computers in Physics and Chemistry, Evergreen State University
1987 ACS Short Course: Fundamentals of Experimental Design.
1979 ACS Short Course Chemical Engineering for Chemists.
1973 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Short Course on Spectroscopy.
1971 NSF Workshop Digital Electronics for Scientists, University of Illinois.
1967 ACS Short Course Organometallics.

Honors

  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar (1994)
  • Phi Lamdba Upsilon (1993)
  • Certified Professional Chemist, National Certification Commission (1988)
  • NASA Science Faculty Fellow (1982, 1983)
  • National Academy of Sciences Exchange Scientist: Poland (1980) and GDR (1983)
  • LeRoy Wiley McKay Fellow, Princeton University (1964)
  • NSF Fellowships for Teaching Assistants, Princeton University (1962,1963)
  • ARCS Scholar Harvey Mudd College (1960-61)
  • Dean’s List, Harvey Mudd College (1958-1961)
  • Eagle Scout (1957)
  • Listed in “American Men and Women in Science” and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering”

Professional Societies

American Chemical Society, Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair, San Gorgonio Section
Council for Undergraduate Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Royal Chemical Society (London)
International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry
Sigma Xi
Phi Lambda Upsilon

Research Interests

Thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics of liquids, particularly liquid crystals. Preparation of new liquid crystalline materials. Light-scattering methods for determination of thermodynamic properties.

Synthesis Compounds already reported in the literature are synthesized with the aim of using them for testing various physical models of liquid crystalline behavior. Most recently we have synthesized molecules that exhibit discotic liquid crystalline phases or reentrant phases. Transition metal containing liquid crystals are current a project.

Physical Measurements Most recently we have looked at the volume-temperature behavior of a discotic material and found that the discotic phase we studied was less dense than the higher temperature isotropic phase it transforms into, that is dp/dT is negative rather the expected positive.

Binary Mixtures When crystals mix, often strange phenomena are observed. Our studies focus on the origin of such strange effects. Generally when two liquid crystalline materials with the same type of liquid phase mix under the appropriate conditions of temperature and pressure, a liquid phase with the same structure as the starting liquids results. For some liquid crystals, however, mixing two similarly structured liquids gives a liquid phase different in structure from the original and never observed in either of the pure materials. This new liquid phase is called an induced phase. One of our current projects is to understand the origin of this induced phase. We often approach such problems experimentally and theoretically. Experimental techniques generally involve the determination of various physical properties of the mixtures followed by thermodynamic analysis of the results. Theoretical approaches involve statistical thermodynamic calculations based on various models for intermolecular potentials, or purely thermodynamic approaches using what is called the equal Gibbs energy analysis.

Polarized Spectroscopy Classic chelating ligands, such as ß-diketonates, when suitably modified with long aliphatic chains in appropriate positions, will not only chelate metals but the resulting compounds often exhibit liquid crystalling behavior. Since liquid crystals are orientable fluids, it is possible to orient a transition metal with respect to some known coordinate frame and study the metal’s electronic spectra with polarized photons.

Publications

Harvey Mudd College student co-authors are denoted by *

Books

2. K.K. Karukstis and G.R. Van Hecke, Chemistry Connections: The Chemical Basis of Everyday Phenomena, Academic Press, San Diego, 1999.

1. G.R. Van Hecke and K.K. Karukstis, A Guide to Lasers in Chemistry, Jones and Bartlett, Boston, 1997.

Journal Articles

54. A.E. Hassel* and G.R. Van Hecke, “The Nature of Phase Transitions in Reentrant 4-cyanobenzoyloxy- 4′-octylbenzoyloxy-p-phenylene CBOBP” , Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1999, 330, 53-63.

53. G.R. Van Hecke, K.K. Karukstis, and J.M. Underhill*, “Using Lasers to Demonstrate the Concept of Polarizability: Variations in the Refractive Indices of the o-Halobenzenes,” The Chemical Educator, 1997, 2, December issue.

52. G.R. Van Hecke, “Liquid Crystals,” in McMillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry, J.J. Lagowski, Ed., McMillan, New York, 1997.

51. G.R. Van Hecke, “Complex Questions as Final Examinations in Physical Chemistry,” The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty Made Tests in Science, S. Tobias and J. Raphael, Eds., Plenum Press, New York, 1997.

50. G.R. Van Hecke, “Teaching Industrial Chemistry,” Scientific Computing and Automation, 1995, Sept., 30.

49. J.M. Sorenson*, and G.R. Van Hecke, “A Thermodynamic Analysis of Reentrant Cyano-ester Liquid Crystal Systems,” J. Phys. Chem., 1994, 98, 10289.

48. J.M. Sorenson*, and G.R. Van Hecke, “A Simple Method for Equal Gibbs Analysis of Phase Boundaries,” Calphad, 1994, 18, 329.

47. G.R. Van Hecke, and K.K. Karukstis, “Curriculum Using the Unique Capabilities of Lasers,” J. Chem. Educ., 1993, 70, 323.

46. G.R. Van Hecke, “Chemistry in Chaos,” published in the Proceedings of the 1992 Harvey Mudd Alumni College, 1992.

45. G.R. Van Hecke, “An Upbeat, Elaborate Physical Chemistry Experiment Featuring the Determination of Thermodynamic Excess Functions by the Combination of Several Techniques Including Laser Light Scattering,” Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Laboratory Development, R. Moore and R. Schwenz, Eds., American Chemical Society Books, Washington, 1992.

44. G.R. Van Hecke and M. Sorai, “The Heat Capacity of the Doubly Reentrant Mesogen 4-Cyanobenzoyloxy-4′-octylbenzoyl-p-phenylene,” Liq. Cryst. 1992, 12, 503.

43. G.R. Van Hecke, “A Modern Vapor Pressure Apparatus Based on the Isoteniscope,” J. Chem. Educ., 1992, 69, 681.

42. H. Van Ryswyk and G.R. Van Hecke, “Attaining Optimal Conditions. An Advanced Undergraduate Experiment Introducing Experimental Design and Optimization,” J. Chem. Educ., 1991, 68, 878.

41. K.A. Lawler* and G.R. Van Hecke, “Dilatometry of the Discotic Mesogen 2,3,6,7,10.11 Hexa-n-octanoyloxytriphenylene (HAT-C8): An Anomalous Columnar-Isotropic Phase Transition,” Liq. Cryst., 1991, 10, 341.

40. G.E. Nebel* and G.R. Van Hecke,”Equal G Analysis of Ternary Liquid Crystalline Systems,” Liq. Cryst., 1989, 5, 601.

39. G.E. Nebel* and G.R. Van Hecke,”Extension of the Kofler Contact Method to Ternary Systems,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Letters, 1988, 5, 171.

38. G.R. Van Hecke, K. Kaji, and M. Sorai: “Heat Capacity of the Discotic Mesogen, 2,3,6,7,10,11-Hexa-n-octanoyloxy triphenylene: A Complex Solid State Polymorphism”, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1986, 136, 197.

37. G.R. Van Hecke, “The Equal G Analysis. A Comprehensive Thermodynamics Treatment for the Calculation of Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams”, J. Phys. Chem., 1985, 89, 2058.

36. G.R. Van Hecke, “On the Observation of Liquid-Liquid Immiscibility in Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals”, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1984, 102, 81.

35. S.R. Lunt*, and G.R. Van Hecke: “Statistical Thermodynamic Calculation of Nematic-Isotropic Coexistence Lines in Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals: 4,4′-di-n,n’Alkoxyazoxybenzenes”, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1984, 111, 1.

34. R. A. Wheeler* and G. R. Van Hecke, “Application of Regular Solution Theory to Discotic Mesophases: Calculation of Phase Diagrams Exhibiting Minima,” Liquid Crystals and Ordered Fluids, 4, A. C. Griffin, J. F. Johnson, Eds. Plenum Press, N. Y. 1984, 4, 283.

33. A. C. Pineda*, T. J. Jones*, and G. R. Van Hecke, “Application of Generalized van der Waals Theory to Homologous Nematogens,” Liquid Crystals and Ordered Fluids, 4, A. C. Griffin, J. F. Johnson, Eds. Plenum Press, N. Y. 1984, 4, 265.

32. G. R. Van Hecke and J. Stecki, “Pretransitional Behavior of the Density of the Nematic Phase,” Phys. Rev. A., 1982, 25, 1123.

31. T. H. Smith* and G. R. Van Hecke, “Dilatometric Studies of Discotic Mesophases,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1981, 58, 23.

30. B. W. Williams* and G. R. Van Hecke, “Homologous trans-4-Ethoxy-4′–cyclohexyl-n-alkanoyl-oxyazobenzenes. Calorimetry,” J. Phys. Chem., 1980, 84, 2580.

29. G. R. Van Hecke, T. H. Smith*, and R. D. Prottas*, “Excess Volumes as Functions of Composition and Temperature for Binary Mixtures of Asymmetric, Homologous Nematogenic Azobenzenes,” Conference Proceedings, ed. S. Chandrasekhar. Heyden-Stone, l980.

28. G. R. Van Hecke, “Thermodynamics of the Liquid Two-Phase Regions in Binary Mixtures of Mesogenic Materials,” The Physics and Chemistry of Liquid Crystal Devices, G. D. Sprokel, Ed., Plenum, l980.

27. G. R. Van Hecke, T. S. Cantu*, M. Domon, and J. Billard, “Use of Regular Solution Theory for Calculating Binary Mesogenic Phase Diagrams Exhibiting Azeotrope-like Behavior for Liquid Two-phase Regions. II. Complex Maxima Forming Systems,” J. Phys. Chem., 1980, 84, 263.

26. G. R. Van Hecke, “Use of Regular Solution Theory for Calculating Binary Mesogenic Phase Diagrams Exhibiting Azeotrope-Like Behavior for Liquid Two-Phase Regions. 1. Simple Minimum Forming Systems,” J. Phys. Chem., 1979, 83, 2344.

25. G.R. Van Hecke, B.D. Santarsiero*, and L.J. Theodore*, “Physical Studies of Homologous trans-4-Ethoxy-4′-n-alkanoyloxyazobenzenes: Birefringence,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1978, 45, 1.

24. G.R. Van Hecke and L.J. Theodore*, “Dilatometry of Binary Nematogenic Mixtures. 4-Ethoxy-4′-n-pentanoyl- and 4-Ethoxy-4′-n-nonanoyloxyazobenzene,” J. Phys. Chem., 1978, 82, 1669.

23. G.R. Van Hecke, Review of “American Chemical Society Standard Examinations in Physical Chemistry,” D. Burros, Editor, Vol. 2, The Gryphon Press, Highland Park, N.J., 1978, 1378.

22. G.R. Van Hecke, Book Review, “Introduction to Liquid Crystals,” by E.B. Priestley, P.J. Wojtowicz, and P. Sheng, for J. Am. Soc., 1978, 100, 1331.

21. G.R. Van Hecke, “Thermotropic Liquid Crystals: A Use for Chemical Potential-Temperature Phase Diagrams,” J. Chem. Educ., 1976, 53, 161.

20. C.L. Hillemann* and G.R. Van Hecke, “Homologous trans-4-Ethoxy-4′-cycloalkanecarbonyloxyazobenzenes: Calorimetry,” J. Phys. Chem., 1976, 80, 944.

19. G.R. Van Hecke, “W.A. Tilden,” Dictionary of Scientific Biography, C.S. Gillespie, Editor, Charles Scribners Sons, New York, N.Y., 1976, Vol. XIII, 410.

18. C.L. Hillemann*, G.R. Van Hecke, and (in part) S.R. Peak*, J.B. Winther*, M.A.Rudat*, D.A. Kalman*, and M.L. White*, “Physical Studies of Homologous trans-4-Ethoxy-4′-n-alkanoyloxyazobenzenes: Calorimetry,” J. Phys. Chem., 1975, 79, 1566.

17. G.R. Van Hecke, “W.A. Noyes,” Dictionary of Scientific Biography, C.S. Gillespie, Editor, Charles Scribners Sons, New York, N.Y., 1974, Vol. X, 157.

16. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of the Electronic Structure of Outer Sphere Reducing Agents of Chromium (II). IV. Solvation of Tris(-diimine) Chelates,” Inorganic Chemistry, 1973, 12, 1767.

15. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of the Electronic Structure of Outer Sphere Reducing Agents of Chromium (II). III. Mixed -Diimine Chelates,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1972, 94, 9049.

14. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of the Electronic Structure of Outer Sphere Reducing Agents of Chromium (II). II. Metal-Liqand Covalency in Mixed -Diimine Chelates,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1972, 94, 9042.

13. D.J. Eatough and G.R. Van Hecke, “A Calorimetric Study of the Relative Donor Strength of Benzene, Toluene, and the Xylenes,” Thermochim. Acta, 1972, 3, 165.

12. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Eluciation of Electronic Effects on Methyl Rotational Barriers in Reduced Chromium Complexes by 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy,” Chem. Comm., 1971, 275.

11. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Determination of the Orbital Ground State Symmetry of Paramagnetic Complexes by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance,” J. Magn. Resonance, 1971, 4, 384.

10. G.R. Van Hecke, “John Norman Collie,” Dictionary of Scientific Biography, C.S. Gillespie, Editor, Charles Scribners Sons, New York, N.Y., 1971, Vol. III, 347.

9. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Anomalous Temperature Dependence of Isotropic Proton NMR Shifts in Paramagnetic Cr(II) and Co(II) Complexes,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1970, 92, 3021.

8. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “A Proton NMR Investigation of Hindered Methyl Rotation in Paramagnetic Cr(II) Complexes,” J. Chem. Phys., 1970, 52, 5676.

7. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Proton NMR Investigation of Some Paramagnetic Transition Metal Tris Chelates with Unsymmetrically Methyl Substituted o-Phenanthrolines”, Inorganic Chem., 1970, 9, 1546.

6. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Spin Delocalization in Low Spin Chelates of Chromium(II) and Iron(III) with Symmetrically Substituted o-Phenanthrolines and ,-Bipyridines,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1969, 91, 3442.

5. G.N. La Mar and G.R. Van Hecke, “Anomalous Proton Magnetic Resonance Line widths in Paramagnetic Complexes,” J. Phys. Chem., 1969, 50, 537.

4. G.R. Van Hecke, Book Review. “Molecular Complexes” by J. Rose, for J. Chem. Educ., 1968, 46, A450.

3. W.D. Horrocks, Jr., G.R. Van Hecke, and D.D. Hall, “Ditertiary Phosphine Complexes of Cobalt. Spectral, Magnetic, and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies,” Inorganic Chem., 1967, 6, 694.

2. G.R. Van Hecke and W.D. Horrocks, Jr., “Ditertiary Phosphine Complexes of Nickel. Spectral, Magnetic, and Proton Resonance Studies,” Inorganic Chem., 1966, 5, 1968.

1. G.R. Van Hecke and W.D. Horrocks, Jr., “Approximate Force Constants for Tetrahedral Metal Carbonyls and Nitrosyls,” Inorganic Chem., 1966, 5, 1960.

Articles in Progress

G.R. Van Hecke, “First and second order reentrant binary liquid crystal mixtures.”

T.G. Clements, and G.R. Van Hecke, “Polarized spectroscopy and properties of cobalt soaps.”

R. Pearman, R. Rosenfeld, G.R. Van Hecke, “Polarized spectroscopy of copper stearate”

T. Tamura* and G.R. Van Hecke, “Semi-empirical Modelling of Excess Gibbs Energies from Liquid Crystalline Binary Phase Diagrams,” for submission to J. Phys. Chem.

G.R. Van Hecke, B.D. Santarsiero*, and L.J. Theodore*, “Volume-Temperature Studies on the Homologous Mesogens: 4-Ethoxy-4′-n-alkanoyloxyazobenzenes,” for submission to J. Phys. Chem.

G.R. Van Hecke, B.G. Marten*, Naomi R. Naito*, Jonathan M. Sorenson*, and W. Wagner, “Binary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams with One or Both Components Singly Reentrant. A Thermodynamic Analysis by the Equal Gibbs Potential Method,” for submission to J. Phys. Chem.

G.R. Van Hecke, D.W. Ryba*, and K.K. Tsujimoto*, “Formation of Enhanced Mesomorphic Phases: Donor-Acceptor Complexes or Non-ideality in the Mesophase? An Analysis by the Equal G Technique,” for submission to Liq. Cryst.

R. Westervelt*, and G.R. Van Hecke, “Excess Thermodynamic Functions and Raman Spectra of Methanol/Water Mixtures,” in preparation for J. Am. Chem. Soc.

R. Westervelt*, and G.R. Van Hecke, “Excess Thermodynamic Functions and of Ethanol/Toluene Mixtures,” in preparation for J. Phys. Chem.

Monographs in Progress

“Chemistry Connections,” with K.K. Karukstis

“Laboratory Records and Data Analysis,” with HMC Lab Manual Group.

Presentations at National and International Meetings

Student presentations at  Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, October 1999, Ontario, CA.

  • Jennifer Godwin “Piezo-optic coefficients measured by a Michelson interferometric method for binary mixtures of water and miscible alcohols.”
  • Elizabeth Schoene “Density-temperature studies of two analogous and homologous series of calametic mesogens.”

“Synthesis of copper carboxylate based metallomesogens” with M Wiseman*,  6th International Symposium on Metallomesogens, June 1999, Rotenburg, Germany.

Student presentations at  National American Chemical Society Meeting, March 1999, Anaheim, CA.

  • Anna Hollifield, “Piezo-optic coefficients of binary liquid mixtures: Pre-phenomena to Phase Separation.”
  • Maggie Wiseman,  “Synthesis of copper carboxylate based metallomesogens”

“Visualization of Thermodynamic Surfaces for H(T,p), S(T,p), and G(T,p),” MathCad in Physical Chemistry Symposium at National American Chemical Society Meeting, March 1998, Dallas, TX.

Student presentation at National American Chemical Society Meeting, March 1998, Dallas, TX.

  • A. Hassel “On the Nature of Phase Transitions in CBOBP.”

“Mesomorphic Cobalt Soaps: Synthesis, Calorimetry, and Polarized Spectroscopy,” with T.G. Clements at the 5th International Symposium on Metallomesogens, Neuchatel, Switzerland, June 1997.

Student presentations at National American Chemical Society Meeting, April 1997, San Francisco, CA.

  • S. Mikes, “Solvation Effects in Mixtures of Small Molecules.”
  • T. Clements, “Mesomorphism and Polarized Spectroscopy of Cobalt Soaps.”
  • B.Novak, “Synthesis and Characterization of hexa-Substituted Triphenylene Discotic Liquid Crystals.”

“GE, HE, SE, and VE of Mixtures of Cyclic Ethers and Water Determined by Laser Light Scattering and Correlated with Raman Spectra,” with G.A. Munroe, B.A. Pindzola, C.T. Loftus, E.J. Torgerson, and R.M. Danell at the 14th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, Osaka, Japan, August 1996.

“Determining the Geometry of Nickel-bis-(2-amino-tetradecylthiophenol): Polarized Spectroscopic Studies of the Near-IR Absorption,” with J.L. Wesemann and T.G. Clements at the 16th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Kent, Ohio, June 1996.

Student presentations at National American Chemical Society Meeting, March 1995, Anaheim, CA.

  • K. Meagher, “Synthesis and Characterization of Low Molar Mass Liquid Crystalline Polymers.”
  • R. Pearman, “Synthesis of Substituted Benzoquinones for Use a Metal Complexing Ligands.”
  • J. Sorenson, “Monte Carlo simulation of hard Sphereocylinder Mixtures in Two Dimensions.”
  • S. Bloch, “Photoacoustic Thermal Characterization of Liquid Crystals.”

“Polarized Spectra of Metallomesogenic Copper(II) Alkanoates,” with R. Pearman and C. Knuckey at the 4th International Symposium on Metallomesogens, Cetraro, Italy, June 1995.

“Let Laser Light Illuminate the Chemistry Curriculum,” 13th Bien Conference, Bucknell University, August 1994.

“Excess Properties as Functions of Temperature and Composition for the Mixtures: water/methanol, water/ethanol, water/2-propanol,” with R.A. Westervelt, T.A. Tanzer, and S.W. Suljak at the 1993 Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Liquids, New Hampshire, August 1993.

“The Langmuir Isotherm: Kinetics of Adsorption followed by Absorption Spectroscopy,” with K.K. Karukstis to be presented at the The Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Symposium at the American Chemical Society Meeting in August 1993 in Chicago.

“Spectroscopic and Calorimetric Studies of Picoline Derivatives of Copper(II) Alkanoates,” with C.M. Knuckey presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Metallomesogens, Peniscola, Spain, June 1993.

“Lasers Are Not Just For Research Anymore,” with K.K. Karukstis presented as an invited speaker at NSF Catalyzed Innovations in the Undergraduate Laboratory Symposium at the American Chemical Society Meeting in March 1993 in Denver.

“On the Thermodynamics of 1st and 2nd Order Reentrant Phase Transitions in Binary Mixtures of Mesogens,” to be presented at the 14th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Pisa, Italy, June 1992.

“Chemical Working Fluid Mechanism for Recycling and Exothermic Heating of Io’s Surface,” with Douglas Nash presenter, presented at the 23rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, March 1992.

“Though the Questions are Old, with Techniques that are New, a Revitalized Pchem Lab makes its Debut,” presented as an invited speaker at the Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Laboratory Development Symposium at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in August 1991 in New York.

“Attaining Optimal Conditions. An Advanced Undergraduate Experiment Introducing Experimental Design and Optimization,” with H. Van Ryswyk presented at NSF Catalyzed Innovations in the Undergraduate Laboratory Symposium at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in August 1991 in New York.

“Dilatometry of the Discotic Mesogen 2,3,6,7,10,11 Hexa-n-octanoyloxytriphenylene (HAT-C8): An Anomalous Columnar-Isotropic Phase Transition,” with K.A. Lawler* presented at: Pacific Coast Meeting of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, San Francisco, November 1990.

“The Heat Capacity of the Doubly Reentrant Mesogen 4-Cyanobenzoyloxy-4′-octylbenzoyl-p-phenylene,” with M. Sorai presented at:13th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 1990.

“Binary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams with One or Both Components Singly Reentrant. A Thermodynamic Analysis by the Equal Gibbs Energy Method,” with B.G. Marten* and W. Wagner presented at: 13th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 1990.

“Equal Gibbs Analysis of Ternary Liquid Crystalline Systems,” with G.E. Nebel* presented at: 12th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Freiburg, Germany, August 1988.

“Formation of Enhanced Mesomorphic Phases: Donor-Acceptor Complexes or Non-ideality in the Mesophase? An Analysis by the Equal G Technique,” with D.W. Ryba* and K.K. Tsujimoto* presented at: 11th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Berkeley, July 1986.

“Heat Capacity of the Discotic Mesogen 2,3,6,7,10,11 Hexa-n-octanolyoxytriphenylene (HAT-C8): A Complex Solid State Polymorphism,” with K. Kaji and M. Sorai presented at: 11th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Berkeley 1986.

“Reentrant Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams Studied by the New Comprehensive Equal Gibbs Energy Analysis,” with W. Wagner presented at: 10th International Liquid Crystal Conference, York, United Kingdom, July 1984.

“An Introduction to the Equal G Analysis for Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams,” presented at: American Chemical Society meeting, St. Louis, April 1984.

“Statistical Thermodynamic Calculation of Nematic-Isotropic Coexistence Lines in Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals: 4,4′-di-n,n’-Alkoxyazoxybenzenes,” with S.R. Lunt* presented at: American Chemical Society meeting, St. Louis, April 1984.

“Application of Generalized van der Waals Theory to Homologous Nematogens,” with A.C. Pineda* presented at: American Chemical Society meeting, Las Vegas, March 1982.

“Application of Regular Solution Theory to Discotic Mesophases: Calculation of Phase Diagrams Exhibiting Minima,” with R.A. Wheeler* presented at: American Chemical Society meeting, Las Vegas, March 1982.

“Pretransitional Behavior of the Density of the Nematic Phase,” with J. Stecki presented at: 8th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Kyoto, Japan, July 1980.

“Dilatometric Studies of Discotic Mesophases,” with T.H. Smith* presented at 8th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Kyoto, Japan, July 1980.

“Excess Volumes as Functions of Composition and Temperature for Binary Mixtures of Asymmetric, Homologous Nematogenic Azobenzenes,” with T.H. Smith* and R.D.Prottas* presented at: International Liquid Crystal Conference at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India, December 1979.

“Thermodynamics of the Liquid two-Phase Regions in Binary Mixtures of Mesogenic Materials,” presented at: IBM Symposium on the Physics and Chemistry of Liquid Crystals, San Jose, February 1979.

“Dilatometric Studies of Homologous Trans-4-ethoxy-4′-cycloalkanecarbonyloxyazobenzenes,” with L.J. Theodore* presented at: 7th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Bordeaux, France, July 1978.

“A Thermodynamic Treatment Based on Regular Solution Theory for Calculating Binary Mesogenic Phase Diagrams Exhibiting Azeotrope-like Behavior in Liquid Two-Phase Regions,” with T.S. Cantu*, M. Domon and J. Billard presented at: 7th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Bordeaux, France, July 1978.

“Physical Studies of Homologous Trans-4-ethoxy-4′-alkanoyloxyazobenzenes:Birefringence and Dilatometry,” with B.D. Santarsiero* presented at: 6th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Kent, August 1976.

Lectures/Seminars Presented

1997 October 9, “Polarized Spectroscopy of Metallomesogens,” University of Exeter, Thermodynamics of Reentrant Liquid Crystals,”

  • October 8, University of Exeter
  • October 14, Southampton Liquid Crystal Institute, University of Southampton

1989 June 15, “Reentrant Phase Behavior in Binary Liquid Crystalline Systems: A Thermodynamic Analysis by the Equal Gibbs Energy Method,” Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

1984 July 20, “Reentrant Liquid Crystal Phase Diagram Studied by Equal G Analysis,” 10th International Liquid Crystal Conference, York, England.
“The Equal G Analysis – A Comprehensive Treatment for the Calculation of Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams,”

  • May 25, Department for Electrical Engineering, Tokyo U. of Agriculture and Technology, Japan.
  • May 26, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • May 28, Hitachi Research Laboratories, Hitachi, Japan.
  • June 28, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
  • July 10, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

May 14, “Review of Thermodynamics of Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals,” Chemical Thermodynamics Laboratory, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

April 9, “An Introduction to the Equal G Analysis for Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams,” American Chemical Society Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

1983 “Binary Liquid Crystal Diagrams: Facts and Fallacies,”

  • November 9, Karl Marx University, Leipzig, Germany.
  • November 22, Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany.
  • December 6, Central Institute for Electron Physics, Berlin, Germany.

December 12, “Comments on Higher Education in the USA,” Central Institute for Electronic Physics, Berlin, Germany.

December 15, “Equal G Analysis of Reentrant Liquid Crystal Phase Diagrams,” Technical University of Berlin.

1980 “Thermodynamics of Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals,”

May 24, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

May 30, Second Spring School of Physics of Liquid Crystals, Blazejewko, Poland.

June, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland.

1979 March, “Thermotropic and Lyotropic Liquid Crystals,” La Verne University.

1977 March, “Use of Regular Solution Theory for Calculating Binary Mesogenic Phase Diagrams,” University of Lille, France.

September, “Liquid Crystals,” Harvey Mudd College.

1976 January, Freshman mini course, “Symmetry in Solid State”.

1975 March, “Liquid Crystals,” California Polytechnic State University at Pomona.

1972 October, “Liquid Crystals,” University of Southern California.

Grant History

1997 National Science Foundation, “Introduction of Circular Dichroism and Stopped-Flow Spectroscopy in Chemistry Laboratories,” co-investigator with K.K. Karukstis and A.McCurdy.

1996 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant, “Photoacoustic Thermal and Dynamic Differential Scanning Calorimetric Characterization of Liquid Crystals.”

1995 National Science Foundation, “Microcalorimeters in Chemistry.”

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant, “Photoacoustic Thermal Characterization of Liquid Crystals.”

1994 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow Grant.

Council on Undergraduate Research Academic-Industrial Undergraduate Research Partnership Fellowship, “The Chemistry of Hard Rod Molecules Studied by Computer Simulation.”

1993 HMC Jonsson Grant, “Computers in Chemistry.”

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant, “Thermodynamic Excess Functions Measured by Laser Light Scattering.”

1992 National Science Foundation with K.K. Karukstis, “A Fresh Approach to the General Chemistry Curriculum Using the Unique Capabilities of Lasers.”

Petroleum Research Fund, “Thermodynamic Excess Functions Measured By Laser Light Scattering.”

Research Corporation, “Photoacoustic Thermal Characterization of Liquid Crystals.”

HMC Jonsson Grant with K.K. Karukstis, “Laser Demonstrations in Chemistry.”

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant, “Photoacoustic Thermal Characterization of Liquid Crystals.”

IBM/Sloan Software Dissemination Project Grant, “Data Acquisition and Analysis Software.”

1991 PEW Faculty Curriculum Development Grant with K.K. Karukstis and R.N. Zare, “Curriculum Development to Illustrate Applications of Lasers in Chemistry.”

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Initiation of Studies on Liquid Crystals Using Photoacoustic-thermal Characterization.”

1990 HMC Harvey S. Mudd Travel Grant to attend the NATO School on Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals in Sicily and the 2nd International Conference on Metal Liquid Crystals in France.

1989 Pew Science Grant for Visitor Support.

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Heat Capacity of the Mesogen 4-Cyano benzoyloxy-4′-octylbenzoyloxy-p-phenylene: A Calorimetric Study of Reentrant Behavior.”

1988 National Science Foundation with K.K. Karukstis and H. Van Ryswyk, “Utilization of Laser Light Sources in Chemistry.”

Thermal Sciences Corporation, “Materials for Low Temperature Thermal Storage.”

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “The Formation of Induced Liquid Mesophases:Complexes or Non-ideality in the Mesophase? An Analysis by the Equal G Technique.”

1987 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Determination of Ternary Phase Diagrams Using The Contact Method.”

1986 Research Corporation “Excess Gibbs Energy Analysis of Polymorphic Mesogen Systems”-denied.

National Science Foundation Research at Undergraduate Institutions proposal “Excess Gibbs Energy Analysis of Polymorphic and Enhanced Mesomorphic Mixtures”-denied.

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Multivariate Analysis of Excess Gibbs Energy Data from Binary Phase Diagrams of Liquid Crystals.”

1985 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “A Proposal for Syntheses of Various Types of Liquid Crystals.”

1984 National Science Foundation, “Automated Liquid Chromatography System.”

1982 Research Corporation “Discotic Liquid Crystalline Temperature-Volume Studies”-denied.

1980 Research Corporation “Liquid Crystalline Mixtures: Non-ideality Measured by Light Scattering Techniques”-denied.

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for submission of a paper at 8th International Liquid Crystal Conference.

1979 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Determination of Activity Coefficients in Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals by Light Scattering.”

1978 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Determination of Activity Coefficients in Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals by Light Scattering.”

1977 Lilly Foundation Endowment Fund, “Study of Azeotropy in Binary Mixtures of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals”.

National Science Foundation Research Proposal “An Investigation of the Equilibrium and Non- equilibrium Properties of Highly Ordered Fluids” with G. Morrison co-Principal Investigator-denied.

Petroleum Research Fund, “Thermodynamics of Ordered Fluids: Liquid Crystals.”

1976 Shell Faculty Assistance Grant.

National Science Foundation Local Course Improvement Program “Audio-Visual Homework Problems”-denied.

National Science Foundation, “Differential Scanning Calorimeter.”

1975 National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation Program “Summer Student Research.”

HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Physical Studies on Homologous 4-Ethoxy-4′- alkanoylazoxybenzenes: Powder X-ray.”

Research Corporation Grant, “Birefringence: Comparison of Theory and Experiment.”

1974 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Synthesis of Some New Liquid Crystalline Compounds based on Carboxylic Acid Ester Derivatives of Azoxybenzene.”

1973 HMC Research Committee Summer Grant for “Calorimetry of Mesomorphic Materials in the Presence of External Fields.”

1972 Research Corporation “Calorimetry of Mesomorphic Materials in the Presence of External Electric Fields”-Denied.

1971 Shell Faculty Assistance Grant.

Senior Student Research

Year Name 1st Position Thesis Title
1999 Carolyn Myers Senior Synthesis and Characterization of a Homologous Series of Symmetric Alpha-Branched Carboxylic Acids and their Metallomesogens
1998 Anna Hollifield Employed Piezo-optic Coefficients of Binary Liquid Mixtures: Pre-Phenomena to Phase Behavior
Maggie E. Wiseman Employed Synthesis and Examination of an Asymmetrically Branched Copper (II) Carboxylate and Dipyrdiyl Complexes for Mesogenic Behavior
1997 Todd G. Clements UCSD Mesomorphism and Polarized Spectroscopy of Cobalt Soaps
Samuel O. Mikes Lund Solvation Effects in Mixtures of Small Molecules
Brook Novak U.Illinois Synthesis and Characterization of Hexa-Substituted Triphenylene Discotic Liquid Crystals
1996 Robert Minneman Boeing Instrumentation for Determining Thermal Conductivity of Liquid Crystals
Patrick Navolanic Employed Synthesis and Characterization of Copper(II) Carboxylates Complexed with Dipyridyls
1995 Susannah H. Bloch U.Wash Instrumentation for the Photoacoustic Thermal Characterization of Liquid Crystals
Tanya L. Marc-Aurele Teacher Polarized Spectroscopy of Metallomesogens Containing Copper(II)
Kevin K. Meagher Princeton Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystal Polymers Based on Dipyridal Compounds
Ryan B. Pearman U.Illinois Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted Benzoquinones
Jonathan M. Sorenson UCB Monte Carlo Studies of Two-Dimensional Hard Rod Mixtures
John M. Underhill UCD Liquid Surface Waves: Exploring Methods for Measuring the Surface Tension of Aqueous Solutions
1994 Josiah Brown employed Emission of Acetic Acid Studied by Raman Spectroscopy
Neva Howard teacher Polarized Spectroscopy of 1,3-Diketonate Vanadium-Oxo-Metallomesogens
1993
1992 Gordon Hogenson U.Wash. The Chloride Effect on the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
Timothy Kuo BostonU. The Chloride Effect on the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction (Specical report)
Robert Westervelt U. Penn. Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Using Rayleigh Light Scattering
1991 Glenn Rawsky U.Illinois Polarized Spectroscopy: The Marriage of Lasers and Liquid Crystals
1990 Grant Nebel UCSD Particle Paths and Fractional Brownian Motion
Charles Williamson Caltech Chaos and Chemical Oscillators.
1989 Glen Okui employed Polarized Light Spectroscopy on Transition Metal Liquid Crystals
1988 Todd Tamura UCLA, MIT Semiempirical Modelling of Excess Gibbs Energies from Liquid Crystalline Binary Phase Diagrams
1987 Kim K. Tsujimoto Stanford A Study of Excess Energies in Binary Systems: A Special Look At Di-Substituted Pyrimidines of the Form 2-[4-n-alkylphenyl]-5-[4-n-alkyloxyphenyl]pyrimidine
1986 David Ryba UCSB A Study of the Excess Energy in Binary Systems
1985
1984
1983 Denise M. Gudzikowski employed Assessing Purity of Benzene Hexa-n-alkanoates and 2,3,6,7,10,11-Hexa-n-alkanoyltriphenylenes with High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Anthony Jacob U.Wisc. Liquid Crystals and Other Weird Stuff Like That (Special report)
Sharon R. Lunt Caltech Calculation of Phase Diagrams for Binary Mixtures of Nematic Liquid Crystals
Mark McCoy Princeton The Application of Regular Solution Theory for Calculating Binary Mesogenic Phase Diagrams
Mike Sailor Northwes. Synthesis of Hexasubstituted Triphenylenes (Special report)
1982 John S. Oliver Northwes. Synthesis of 2,3,6,7,10,11-Hexa-n-alkanoyltriphenylenes and 1,2,3,5,6,7-Rufigallol Hexa-n-alkanotes
Andrew C. Pineda Harvard Applications of Generalized van Der Waals Theory to Homologous Nematogens, Part 1:Trans-4-ethoxy-4′-n-alkanoyloxyazobenzenes and Statistical Mechanics of Binary Nematic Liquid Crystal Mixtures
Ralph A. Wheeler Cornell Application of Regular Solution Theory to Discotic Mesophases: Calculation of Phase Diagrams Exhibiting Minima
1981 Robin L. Cole employed Synthesis of 2,3,6,7,10,11-Hexa-n-octanoyltriphenylene or Finicky Molecules
Todd J. Jones Caltech Testing the Generalized van Der Waals Theory of Liquid Crystals
1980 Scott Pace MIT An Apparatus for the Study of Liquid Crystals by Laser Light-Scattering
Robert D. Prottas U.Conn. Excess Volume of Binary Nematogenic Mixtures Through the Use of Dilatometry
Thomas H. Smith UCD Synthesis and Volumetric Studies of Discotic Mesogens
Phillip Szuromi Caltech A Review of Some Statistical Theories of Liquid Crystals and DSC Studies on Mesogenic Spindle Systems
1979 Arturo Galindo III BostonU. Discotic Liquid Crystals
1978 James C. McComb U.Illinois Determination of the Binary Phase Diagrams of Two Systems Containing Bovine Brain Sphingomyelin
1977 Richard D. Loft USNavy Determination and Theoretical Treatment of the Binary Phase Diagrams of Three Homologues of Trans-4-ethoxy-4′n-alkanoyloxyazobenzenes
Louis Theodore U.Wash. Dilatometry Studies of an Homologous Series of Nematogens
Brian W. Williams Cornell Synthesis and Calorimetry of HomologousTrans-4-ethoxy-4′–Cyclohexyl-n-alkanoyl- and Trans-4-ethoxy-4′–phenyl-n-alkanoyl-oxyazobenzenes
1976 Charles J. Adams Special Report Theoretical Calculations of the Isotropic Transition Temperatures for Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals
Richard D. Loft
Wallace A. McClure
1975 Craig L. Hillemann Harvard Synthesis and Calorimetry of HomologousTrans-4-Ethoxy-4′-Cycloalkanecarbonyloxyazobenzenes
Bernard Santarsiero U.Wash. Birefringence Studies of an Homologous Series of Nematogens
Sean Wise UCI The Study of the Phase Diagram of a Lyotropic Liquid Crystal System with a Differential Scanning Calorimeter
1974 Martin Rudat Cornell Heat Capacities of a Homologous Series of Nematic Liquid Crystals By Differential Scanning Calorimetry,” and, “Use of a Non-Chiral NMR Shift Reagent for Resolution of a Racemic Mixture in a Chiral Solvent
Martha L. White employed Thermotropic Phase Transitions of p-(p-Ethoxyphenylazo)-Phenyl nonanoate
1973 Robert Frueholz Caltech Construction of a Linear Temperature Programmer and Its Integration Into a DTA Apparatus
Robert Peak employed Synthesis and Properties of Some p-(p-Ethoxyphenylazo)-Phenyl Carboxylic Acid Esters
Mark Poindexter employed Construction of a Differential Thermal Analysis Apparatus
1972
1971 Selena Billington Cornell Nematic Liquid Crystals as Solvents in NMR Spectroscopy
Peter Brumbaugh U.Ariz. Use of NMR Shift Reagents to Resolve Racemic Mixtures in Optically Active Solvents
Robert C. Harney UCD Determination of Electric Field Ordering Effects in Liquid Crystals
James Harris Talbot Investigation of Methanol-Water Solvent Interaction with Tris-o-Phenanthroline Nickel(II) Chloride
Christopher Powell employed The Reaction of Gaseous Molecules in a Microwave-Induced Glow Discharge
Jay Rubin teacher The Reaction of Methane and Carbon Monoxide in a Microwave Discharge

Summer Research Students

Year Name Topic
1999 Jennifer Godwin Piezo-optic Coefficients Measured by a Michelson Interferometric Method for Binary Mixtures of Water and Miscible Alcohols
Elizabeth Schoene Density-Temperature Studies of Two Analogous and Homologous Series of Calametic Mesogens
Martin Smith-Martinez Monte Carlo Simulations using a Gay-Berne Potential Seeking Liquid Crystalline Behavior in Binary Mixtures of Ellipsoids and Spheres
Kiyomi Onogi (U. Redlands) Spectroscopic Studies with Polarized Light
1998 Anna Hollifield Use of a Michelson Interferometer to Measure Piezo-Optic Coefficients
1996 Todd Clements Cobalt Soaps
April Hassel Dynamic DSC: Reinvestigation of CBOBP
Kevin Kee (Whitworth College) Hydrogen-Bonding Polymers of Dicarboxylic Acids and Dipyridals
Geoffrey Munroe Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
Bradford Pindzola (Carleton College) Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
1995 Todd Clements Cobalt Soaps
Rebecca Moore (Wellesley College) Pi-bonding complexing ligands for metallomesogens
Robert Minneman Instrumentation for Determining Thermal Conductivity of Liquid Crystals
Patrick Navolanic Synthesis and Characterization of Copper(II) Carboxylates Complexed with Dipyridyls
Eric Torgerson Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
Mike Underhill Laser Demonstrations for General Chemistry
1994 Steve Bordelon Laser Demonstrations for General Chemistry
Micah Gearhart Biological Calorimetry
Christine Loftus Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
Robert Minneman Instrumentation for Determining Thermal Conductivity of Liquid Crystals
Ryan Pearman Polarized Spectroscopy of Copper(II) Carboxylates
Jon Sorenson Hard Rod Simulations of Liquid Crystals
Mike Underhill Laser Demonstrations for General Chemistry
1993 Josiah Brown Laser Demonstrations for General Chemistry
Micah Gearhart Laser Demonstrations for General Chemistry
Kevin Meagher Photoacoustic Thermal Characterization of Liquid Crystals
Ryan Pearman Synthesis and Polarized Spectroscopy of Copper(II) Carboxylates
Robin Rosenfeld Synthesis and Polarized Spectroscopy of Copper(II) Carboxylates
Jon Sorenson Excess Gibbs Potential from Binary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams Using the Equal G Analysis
Steve Suljak Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering
1992 Ryan Frazier Synthesis of Copper(II) Metallomesogens
Christine Knuckey (U.Arizona) Synthesis and Polarized Spectroscopy of Copper(II) Carboxylates
Naomi Naito Excess Gibbs Potentials in Reentrant Binary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams Using the Equal G Analysis
Jeremy Pietron Polarized Spectroscopy in Liquid Crytalline Solvents
Jon Sorenson Excess Gibbs Potential from Binary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams Using the Equal G Analysis
Robert Westervelt Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
1991 Christine Knuckey (U.Arizona) Synthesis and Polarized Spectroscopy of Copper(II) Carboxylates
David Nash Fluorescence Quenching by Lanthanides
Robert Westervelt Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
1990 David Finnie Development of Lasers in Chemistry Experiments
Robert Westervelt Excess Thermodynamic Functions of Binary Liquid Mixtures by Laser Light Scattering and Raman Spectroscopy
1989 Mark Minto Multifunctional Laser Laboratory Assembly and Set-up
Charles Williamson Multifunctional Laser Laboratory Assembly and Set-up
1988 Kimberly Lawler Synthesis and Properties of a Doubly Reentrant Liquid Crystal
Bryan Marten Studies of Singly Reentrant Liquid Crystals by the Equal G Analysis
Grant Nebel Molecular Dynamic Calculations on Liquid Crystals
David Orvis Materials for Low Temperature Thermal Storage
1987 Kimberly Lawler Synthesis and Properties of a Doubly Reentrant Liquid Crystal
Grant Nebel Ternary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams
1986 Glen Okui Development of New General Chemistry Experiments
Todd Tamura Multivariate Analysis of Excess Gibbs Potentials
1985 David Ryba Equal G Analysis of Induced Phases
Kim Tsujimoto Equal G Analysis of Smectic Phases
1984
1983 Anthony Jacobs Synthesis of Discotic Mesogens
1982 Mike Sailor Synthesis of Discotic Mesogens
1981 John Oliver Synthesis of Discotic Mesogens
Andrew Pineda Generalized van der Waals Models for Liquid Crystals
1980
1979 William Gonzales (Williams College) Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
Timothy Murdock Laser Light Scattering by Liquid Crystals
Phillip Szuromi Calculations of Ideal Binary Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagrams
1978 Mark Burch Laser Light Scattering by Liquid Crystals
Thomas Harris Binary Phase Diagrams
Thomas Smith Dilatometry of Liquid Crystals
1977 Timothy Murdock Laser Light Scattering by Liquid Crystals
1976 Charles Adams Binary Phase Diagrams Calculated from Gibbs Potentials
Richard Loft Binary Phase Diagrams Studied by DSC
Louis Theodore Dilatometry of Binary Liquid Crytalline Mixtures
Brian Williams Powder X-ray Studies of Liquid Crystalline Azoxybenzenes
1975 Richard Loft Binary Phase Diagrams Studied by DSC
Bernard Santarsiero Birefrigence and Dilatometry of Liquid Crystalline Azoxybenzenes
Brian Williams Powder X-ray Studies of Polymorphic Liquid Crystals
1974 Craig Hillemann Synthesis and DSC Characterization of New Liquid Crystals
Bernard Santarsiero Birefrigence of Liquid Crystalline Azoxybenzenes
1973 Craig Hillemann Synthesis and DSC Characterization of New Liquid Crystals
1972 Martin Rudat Microscopic Studies of Homologous Liquid Crystals
1971 David Kalman Electric Field Effects on Liquid Crystal Transition Temperatures
John Winther Microscopic Studies of Homologous Liquid Crystals

Courses Taught

C21

Freshman Chemistry
Fall 1979, Fall 1980, Fall 1982

C22

Freshman Chemistry
Spring 1976, Spring 1985, Fall 1986, Spring 1987, Spring 1988, Spring 1992

C25

Freshman Chemistry Laboratory
Fall 1977, Fall 1982, Fall 1986, Fall 1988, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1998

C25I

Interdisciplinary Laboratory
Fall 1999

C26

Freshman Chemistry Laboratory
Spring 1975, Spring 1976, Spring 1983, Spring 1985, Spring 1987, Spring 1988, Spring 1992, Spring 1994, Spring 1995

C51

Physical Chemistry
Fall 1970, Fall 1971, Fall 1972, Fall 1974, Fall 1975, Fall 1979, Fall 1980, Fall 1981, Spring 1983, Fall 1984, Fall 1985, Fall 1987, Fall 1988, Fall 1989

C52

Group Theory, Quantum, and Spectroscopy
Spring 1994, Spring 1995

C53

Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Fall 1970, Fall 1971, Fall 1972, Fall 1974, Fall 1975, Fall 1977, Fall 1978, Fall 1981, Fall 1984, Fall 1985, Fall 1987, Fall 1989, Fall 1991, Fall 1992, Fall 1993, Fall 1994

C103

Chemical Analysis
Fall 1973

C104

Inorganic Chemistry
Spring 1989, Spring 1990, Spring 1996, Spring 1997, Spring 1999

C107

Junior Laboratory
Fall 1973

C108

Junior Laboratory
Spring 1971, Spring 1972, Spring 1973, Spring 1974, Spring 1979, Spring 1980, Spring 1981, Spring 1982, Spring 1986, Spring 1989, Spring 1990, Spring 1993, Spring 1996, Spring 1997

C110

Inorganic Laboratory
Spring 1999

C114

Advanced Analytical/Instrumental Analysis
Spring 1971, Spring 1972, Spring 1973, Spring 1974, Spring 1978, Spring 1979, Spring 1980, Spring 1981, Spring 1982, Spring 1986, Spring 1993

C151

Senior Research
Fall 1970, Fall 1972, Fall 1973, Fall 1974, Fall 1976, Fall 1977, Fall 1978, Fall 1979, Fall 1980, Fall 1981, Fall 1982, Fall 1985, Fall 1986, Fall 1987, Fall 1989, Fall 1990, Fall 1991, Fall 1992, Fall 1993, Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1998, Fall 1999

C152

Senior Research
Spring 1971, Spring 1973, Spring 1974, Spring 1975, Spring 1977, Spring 1978, Spring 1979, Spring 1980, Spring 1981, Spring 1982, Spring 1983, Spring 1986, Spring 1987, Spring 1988, Fall 1988, Spring 1989, Spring 1990, Spring 1991, Spring 1992, Spring 1993, Spring 1994, Spring 1995, Spring 1996, Spring 1997, Spring 1999

C161

Advanced Thermodynamics
Fall 1981, Fall 1982

C161

Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics
Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1998, Fall 1999

C162

Statistical Thermodynamics
Fall 1978, Fall 1982

C163

Group Theory
Spring 1973, Spring 1974, Spring 1975, Spring 1976, Spring 1981, Spring 1982, Spring 1986, Spring 1987, Spring 1988

C164

Quantum Chemistry
Spring 1985

C166

Industrial Chemistry
Spring 1979, Spring 1980, Spring 1982, Spring 1988, Spring 1990, Fall 1991, Fall 1993, Fall 1995, Fall 1998

C168

Special Topics: Lasers In Chemistry
Spring 1992, Fall 1994, Fall 1996, Fall 1998

C195

Chemical Literature
Fall 1989, Fall 1991, Fall 1992, Fall 1993, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1998, Fall 1999

C197

Reading – Group Theory
Fall 1979

C197

Reading – Computers in Chemistry
Fall 1985

C198

Reading – Electronics for Instrumentation
Spring 1973

C198

Reading – Mass Transport
Spring 1978

C198

Reading – Quantum Chemistry
Spring 1979

C198

Reading – Liquid Crystal Synthesis
Spring 1983

C198

Reading – Ceramics Chemistry
Spring 1990

Half-semester leave to research in Poland
Spring 1980

Lilly Grant released time grant 2 courses
Fall 1977

NP Natural Philosophy
Fall 1972

Special January Mini-course Crystal Symmetry
Fall 1975

Summer course

C53

Spring 1976