Jianwei Fan

Jianwei Fan


Department : Chemistry & Biochemistry

Email : jianwei.fan@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7475

Office : HAY 408


Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, City University of New York
MPHIL, City University of New York
MS, Shanghai Teacher's University
BS, Shanghai Teacher's University


Teaching Interests: Instrumental Analysis; Quantitative Chemical Analysis; Physical Chemistry Lab; General Chemistry


Synthesis of various ruthenium(II) and rhodium(III) mixed-ligand diimine complexes. Characterization of the products by UV-visible, IR, fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy. Investigation of the photophysical and photochemical properties of these metal complexes with the excitation of lasers and other conventional light sources. These projects have been and will continue to be carried out in collaboration with undergraduates.

Professional Experience


  • American Chemical Society
  • Sigma Xi

Publications & Professional Activities

Tannin/Polyphenol Effects in Iron Sobulization in Vitro”, Gaffney, S.*, Williams, V., Flynn, P., Mowry, C., Dierenfeld, E., Babb, C., Fan, J., and Tramontano, W.A., Bios 75(2)43-52, 2004

Honors & Awards


  • Pew Foundation - Undergraduate Science Research Grant, summers 1995, 1996 and 1997
  • Manhattan College Summer Grant, 1994

Courses Taught/Teaching

CHEM 101      General Chemistry I
CHEM 102      General Chemistry II
CHEM 302      Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 311      Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 410      Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 412      Physical Chem Lab II
CHEM 452      Advanced Spectroscopy
CHEM 460      Chemical Research
CHEM 461      Chemical Research