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Marshak, Michael Pesek Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Our research focuses on the fabrication of revolutionary molecules and materials with applications in increased efficiency and sustainable energy. A few of our current focuses include metal oxide materials, catalysis and new ligand design, batteries for the off-grid home, and indirect alcohol fuel cells.

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  • inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, catalysis, organometallics, batteries, energy storage, electrochemistry, transition metals, main group elements

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CHEM 4011 - Modern Inorganic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Lect. Required course for chemistry majors. Introduces modern inorganic chemistry for undergraduates. Includes atomic structure, chemical periodicity, structure and bonding in molecules and crystals, reaction mechanisms, chemistry of selected main group and transition elements, and emphasison catalyst, materials, bioinorganic, and organometallic systems.
  • CHEM 4021 - Inorganic Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    One lect. and two 3-hour labs per week. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern inorganic chemistry. Includes syntheses and spectroscopic characterizations of transition metal and main group compounds, experience in manipulation of air sensitive compounds, and techniques involving unusual conditions of pressure or temperature.
  • CHEM 5011 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Lect. Inorganic chemistry based on principles of bonding, structure, reaction mechanisms, and modern synthetic methods. Chemistry and general properties of representative and transition elements and their compounds.
  • CHEM 5171 - Electroanalytical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. Establishes a background for understanding electrochemical systems through a review of the relevant thermodynamic, kinetic and electronic principles. Compares classical and modern electrochemical methods of analysis. Several special topics are discussed in depth. Department enforced prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry or instructor consent.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.

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