1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
James McGarrah has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.
Postdoctorial Studies: Northwestern University (2003-2006)
PhD, Chemistry; University of Rochester (1997-2002)
BS, Chemical Physics; University of California, San Diego (1991-1995)
Platinum Coordination Compounds
Organic Light Emitting Devices
Dyes Sensitized Solar Cells
Chem 116: Chemistry I
An introduction to some of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include introduction to chemistry, stoichiometric principles, atomic structure and nature of the periodic table, chemical bonding, reactions in solutions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and trends in the physical and chemical properties of elements and their compounds. (Primarily designed for science majors and potential science majors.) CHEM 119 must accompany this course for natural science general education credit. Offered every fall
Chem 342: Modern Analytical Chem Lab
A course to familiarize students with the practice of modern analytical chemistry. Particular emphasis is given experiments using instrumental methods for quantitative analysis. Experiments will include calibration methods, error analysis, and applications of electroanalytical chemistry, optical and mass spectroscopy, and separation methods. Prerequisites/Corequisite: CHEM 340. Offered every fall.
Chem 351: Current Topics in Chemistry
Participants prepare for and attend seminars presented by visiting speakers. Short written and oral reports on topics related to the speaker's area of expertise will be developed from the current literature. Methods for chemistry information retrieval and effective reading of the chemical literature will be covered. Students will receive information about career choices in the field. Offered: every fall Prerequisites: Senior status in Chemistry. Prerequisites: Senior status in Chemistry. Offered every fall