Richard Kirchner

Richard Kirchner

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Email : richard.kirchner@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7293

Office : HAY 504A

Education

PHD, University of Washington
MS, San Jose State University
BA, U. of California Berkeley

Research

I determine the structure and properties of new (single crystal or micro-crystalline) materials, using model building and sophisticated crystallographic programs analyzing x-ray diffraction data.  Current research projects study zeolites (micro-porous materials used as molecular sieves, catalysts, adsorbants, etc.).  Undergraduate research students participate in all aspects of this research. See https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84409749/Undergraduate%20Research.html for more information and pictures of student activities. 

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Present Position

Professor of Chemistry 9/73 - 8/15, emeritus 9/15 - present. (Medical leave 3/2007 – 1/2010)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor
 
Previous Positions:
Consultant to Union Carbide (1974-93) and UOP, Des Plaines (IL), (5/93 – 3/2007).
 
Research  Associate, Chemistry/Materials Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) for using the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (1997 – 2007).
 
Postdoctoral Fellow (1971-73), Chemistry Department, Northwestern University, Crystallographic research with Dr. James A. Ibers.
 

Memberships

American Chemical Society
Division of Inorganic Chemistry

American Crystallographic Association
Elected to Continuing Education Committee (1987-1990)
(Organizer of Workshop on Rietveld Refinement for the  Seattle ACA 
 meeting, 7/89)
 
International Zeolite Association
Elected to Structure Commission, 5/94 – 2007
 
Sigma Xi, the Research Society
 
Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry Honor Society), Kappa Lambda Chapter

Publications & Professional Activities

Publications

34. "Crystal structure of 2α-(1,1-diphenylethyl)-4α,5α-diphenyl-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolane: the result of a non-acid pinacol rearrangement.” Richard M. Kirchner, Peter W. R. Corfield, Michelle Annabi*, John Regan, Kevin Speina*, Anthony DiProperzio*, James A. Ciaccio and Joseph F. Capitani, Acta Cryst. E, 71, 1278-1282 (2015); On line: http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S2056989015017752 (* undergraduate research student)

33. "Crystal structure and chemistry of a complex indium phosphate framework material, (ethylenediammonium)In3P3O12(OH)2"  Robert W. Broach, Robert L. Bedard, Lisa M. King, Joseph J. Pluth, Joseph V. Smith, Richard M. Kirchner Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 196, December 2012, Pages 341-348; On line: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2012.06.007

32.“Structures of the K+ and NH4+ Forms of Linde J”
Robert W. Broach and Richard M. Kirchner, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 143, 398-400 (2011);
 
31.“Corrected Crystallographic Tables and Figure for As-synthesized AlPO4-14”  
Robert W. Broach, Stephen T. Wilson and Richard M. Kirchner, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 57, 211-214 (2003).
 
30.“The Structures of As-Synthesized AlPO4-53(A), Calcined Dehydrated AlPO4-53(B), and AlPO4-53(C), a New Phase Determined by the FOCUS Method" 
Richard M. Kirchner, R.W. Grosse-Kunstleve, J.J. Pluth, S.T. Wilson, R.W. Broach and J.V. Smith, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 39, 319-332 (2000).
 
29.“Structures of the K+ and NH4+ Forms of Linde J”
R.W. Broach and Richard M. Kirchner, Acta Cryst., A56 (Supplement), s150 (2000).
 
28.“Synthesis and Characterization of Zeolites LZ-276 and LZ-277: Faulted Members of the ABC-D6R Family of Zeolites”
G.W. Skeels, M. Sears, C.A. Bateman, N.K. McGuire, E.M. Flanigen, Richard M. Kirchner and M. Kumar,* Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 30, 335-346 (1999). (* undergraduate research student)
 
27.“Synthesis, Characterization and Structure of SAPO-56, a Member of the ABC Double-six-ring Family of Materials with Stacking Sequence AABBCCBB.”
S.T. Wilson, R.W. Broach, S.C. Blackwell, C.A. Bateman, N.K. McGuire and Richard M. Kirchner, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 28, 125-137 (1999).
 
26.“Synthesis and Structures of As-Synthesized and Calcined ALPO4-14 Revealing a Three-Dimensional Channel System with 8-Ring Pores”
R.W. Broach, S.T. Wilson and Richard M. Kirchner in M.M.J. Treacy, B.K. Marcus, M.E. Bisher and J.B. Higgins (Editors), Proceedings of the 12th International Zeolite Conference, Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA., (1998) Vol. III, 1715-1722.
 
25.“Faulting Effects in the CHA-GME Group of ABC-6 Materials”
Jacques Plévert, Richard M. Kirchner and R.W. Broach, ibid. Vol. IV, 2445-2452.
 
24.“Faulted Zeolite Framework Structures”
H. Gies, Richard M. Kirchner, H. van Koningsveld and M.J. Treacy, ibid. Vol. IV, 2999-3029.
 
23."Direct Methods Structure Determination from Synchrotron Powder Diffraction Data of a New Clathrasil, TMA Silicate."
R.W. Broach, R.M. Kirchner, N.K. McGuire and C.C. Chao, 
J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 56, 1363-1368 (1995).
 
22.“Synthesis, Characterization, and Structure of SAPO-56, a New Member of the ABC Double-six Ring Family of Materials with Stacking Sequence AABBCCBB”
S.T. Wilson, N.K. McGuire. C.S. Blackwell, C.A. Bateman and Richard M. Kirchner, in: H.G. Karge, and J. Weitkamp (Eds.), Zeolite Science 1994: Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 98, 9-10 (1995).
 
21."Structure Refinement, Electron Microscopy, and Solid State MAS NMR Characterization of AlPO4-52: an Aluminophosphate with a Large Cage."
N.K. McGuire, C.A. Bateman, C.S. Blackwell, S.T. Wilson and R.M. Kirchner,
Zeolites, 15, 460-469 (1995).
 
20."The Structure of Calcined AlPO4-41, A New Framework Topology Containing one-Dimensional 10-Ring Pores."
R.M. Kirchner and J.M. Bennett, Zeolites, 14, 523-528 (1994).
 
19."The Structure of Calcined AlPO4-31, a New Framework Topology Containing One-Dimensional 12-Ring Pores."
J.M. Bennett and R.M. Kirchner, Zeolites, 12, 338-342 (1992).
 
18."The Structure of As-Synthesized AlPO4-16 Determined by a New Framework Modeling Method and Rietveld Refinement of Synchrotron Powder Diffraction Data."
J.M. Bennett and R.M. Kirchner, Zeolites, 11, 502-506 (1991).
 
17."Synthesis, Structures of AlPO4-C and AlPO4-D, and Their Topotactic Transformation."
E.B. Keller, W.M. Meier and R.M. Kirchner, Solid State Ionics, 43, 93-102 (1990).
 
16."Synthesis and Idealized Topology of AlPO4-52, a New Member of the ABC Six-Ring Family."
J.M. Bennett, R.M. Kirchner and S.T. Wilson in P.A. Jacobs and R.A. van Santen (editors), Zeolites: Facts, Figures, Future; Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 49B, (1989) Elsevier (Amsterdam, Oxford, New York, Tokyo) pp. 731-740.
 
15."The Variable Coordination Chemistry of a Potentially Heptadentate Ligand with a Series of 3d Transition Metal Ions.  The Chemistry and Structures of  [M(py3tren)]2+, where M(II) = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn and (py3tren) = N(CH2CH2N=C(H)(C5H4N))3."
R.M. Kirchner, C. Mealli, L.C. Andrews, M. Bailey, N. Howe, L. Torre, L.J. Wilson, N.J. Rose and E.C. Lingafelter, Coord. Chem. Reviews, 77, 89-163 (1987).
 
14."The Synthesis and Properties of Binuclear Pentacyanoiron(III)-µ-cyano-amminetetracyanoiron(III), [C6H5)4P]4[(NC)5Fe-CN-Fe(CN)4NH3].6H2O."
L.P. Michiels, G. Kolks, E.R. Nesbitt*, P.T. DiMauro*, R.M. Kirchner and J. Waszczak, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 100, 211-218 (1985). (* undergraduate research student)
 
13."Acetyldehydrorishitinol, a new Rishitinol-Related Potato Stress Metabolite."
L.M. Alves, R.M. Kirchner, D.T. Lodato*, P.B. Nee*, J.M. Zappia*, M.L. Chichester, J.D. Stuart, E.B. Kalan and J.C. Kissinger, Phytochemistry, 23, 537-538 (1984). (* undergraduate research student)
 
12."Controlled Synthesis and Structures of Bimetallic Complexes of Two Bidentate Phosphine-Phosphido Ligands."
D.W. Meek, R. Waid, K.D. Tau, R.M. Kirchner and C.N. Morimoto, 
Inorg. Chim. Acta, 64,  L221-223 (1982).
 
11."Crystal Structure of (NH4)2[Mo3S(S2)6] Containing the Novel Isolated Cluster [Mo3S13]2-."
A. Mueller, S. Pohl, M. Dartmann, J.P. Cohen, J.M. Bennett and R.M. Kirchner, 
Z. Naturfosch, 34b, 434-436 (1979).
 
10."Silicalite, a New Hydrophobic Crystalline Silica Molecular Sieve."
E.M. Flanigan, J.M. Bennett, R.W. Grose, J.P. Cohen, R.L. Patton, R.M. Kirchner and J.V. Smith, Nature, 271, 512-516 (1978).
 
9."The Crystal and Molecular Structure of the Dimethylplatinum(II) Complex of 1,1,1-Tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)ethane."
R.M. Kirchner, R.G. Little, K.D. Tau and D.W. Meek, 
J. Organometal. Chem., C15-C18  (1978).
 
8."The Structure of µ-carbonyl-µ-dicanovinylidenebis(carbonylcyclopentadienyliron(0)), cis-Fe2(CO)2(π-C5H5)2(µ-CO)[ µ-C=C(CN)2]."
R.M. Kirchner and J.A. Ibers, J. Organometal. Chem., 82, 243-255 (1974).
 
7."The Structure of a Transition Metal Complex with a Terminal Dicyanovinylidene 
Ligand, MoCl(pi-C5H5)[C=C(CN)2][P(OCH3)3]2."
R.M. Kirchner and J.A. Ibers, Inorg. Chem., 13, 1667-1673 (1974).
 
6."Structural and Dynamic Systematics in the Isoelectronic Series [(C5H5)ML2]2, where M = Cr, Mn, Fe, and L = CO, NO."
R.M. Kirchner, T.J. Marks, J.S. Kristoff and J.A. Ibers, 
J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 95, 6602-6613 (1973).
 
5."The Structure of a Transition Metal Dicyanovinylidene Complex, (C5H5)-Mo(C=C(CN)2)(P(OCH3)3)2Cl."
R.M. Kirchner, J.A. Ibers, M.S. Saran and R.B. King, 
J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 95, 5775-5776 (1973).
 
4."Activation and Stabilization of Small Molecules by a Chelating Triphosphine-Rhodium(I) Complex, A Correlation of the Chemistry with the Structure of  Chlorobis(3-diphenylphosphinopropyl)phenylphosphine Rhodium(I) and its Nitrosyl Derivative."
T.E. Nappier, Jr., D.W. Meek, R.M. Kirchner and J.A. Ibers, 
J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 95, 4194-4210 (1973).
 
3."A (pi-Acetylene)(sigma-Vinyl) Transition Metal Complex. The Structure of (pi-Dicyanovinyl)(carbonyl)-(sigma-dicyanoacetylene)bis(triphenylphosphine)Iridium(I)."
R.M. Kirchner and J.A. Ibers, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 95, 1095-1101 (1973).
 
2."The Crystal Structures of Copper(II) Complexes with N-substituted o-Hydroxyacetophenone Imines: R = Methyl, n-Octyl, Benzyl and 2-Phenylethyl."
R.M. Kirchner, G.D. Andreetti, D. Barnhart, F.D. Thomas II, D. Welsh and 
E.C. Lingafelter, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 7, 17-42 (1973).
 
1."Partial Hydrolysis of a Schiff Base Ligand Coordinated to Copper(II)."
E.C. Lingafelter, L.C. Andrews, R.M. Kirchner, N.J. Rose and L.J. Wilson, 
Coord. Chem. Reviews, 8, 55 (1972).
 
Undergraduate Research Student(*) PRESENTATIONS sponsored by Professor Kirchner

39. "Determining the Crytal Structure of a Microporous Aluminosilicate Zeolite, SUZ-9" by Christine Schmidt* and Richard M. Kirchner, New York American Chemical Society  64th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lehman College CUNY, May 7, 2016.

38. "ZSM-18 Refinement" by Corine Laplanche*, Research Scholars Presentation (oral and poster), Manhattan College, Sept. 18, 2015.
 
37. "Determining the Structure of SUZ-9" by Md Azim*, Research Scholars Presentation (oral and poster), Manhattan College, Sept. 18, 2015.
 
36. “Determining the Structure of a New Zeolite, SUZ-9” by Michelle Annabi* and Richard Kirchner,  New York American Chemical Society  62nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. John’s University, May 3, 2014. 
     

35. “Determining the Structure of Zeolite ZSM-18” by Daniel Schiavone* and Richard Kirchner, New York American Chemical Society 62nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. John’s University, May 3, 2014.

34. "Single Crystal Structure Determination of RIP-13" by Michelle Annabi* and Richard Kirchner, New York American Chemical Society 61st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, The City College of New York, CUNY, April 27, 2013.
 
33. "Determining the Structure of SUZ-9, the Newest Member of a 12-Ring Family of Porous Materials" by Daniel Schiavone*, Matthew Popp and Richard Kirchner, New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, SUNY College at Old Westbury, May 5, 2012.
 
32. "The Synthesis of a New Zeolite, SUZ-9" by Matthew Popp*, Daniel Schiavone and Richard Kirchner, New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, SUNY College at Old Westbury, May 5, 2012.
 
31.“Structural Studies on Large Pore Aluminosilicate Zeolites” by Qinqin Gao*, Christopher Babino*, and Richard M. Kirchner, New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, College of Mt. St. Vincent, May 7, 2011.
 
30.“Deducing the NiPO4 Structure from Crystallographic Data” by Joseph Villari* and Richard M. Kirchner, oral presentation at the New York Chemistry Students’ Association 51th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Long Island University, Brooklyn, May 3, 2003. 
 
29.“Deducing the NiPO4 Structure from Crystallographic Data” by Joseph Villari* and Richard M. Kirchner, poster presentation at the Sigma Xi, MC Chapter, Research Poster Session, April 4, 2003.
 
28.“The Crystal Structure and Chemistry of RIPS-4” , by Anh T. Tran*, Richard M. Kirchner and Robert W. Broach, oral presentation at the New York Chemistry Students’ Association 50th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Hofstra Univ., May 4, 2002.
  
27.“Progress on Determining the Structure of an Indium Phosphate Framework Material” by Nicole A. McGrath* and Richard M. Kirchner, oral presentation at the New York Chemistry Students’ Association 50th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Hofstra Univ., May 4, 2002.
 
26.“Crystal Structure and Chemistry of RIPS-4, (Ethylenediammonium)In3P3O12(OH)2” by Anh T. Tran,* Richard M. Kirchner and Robert W. Broach, undergraduate research poster #509 presented in the Division of Chemical Education, National American Chemical Society meeting, Orlando, FL, April 7-11, 2002.   (* undergraduate research student)
 
25."Structures of the Potassium and Ammonium Forms of Zeolite Linde J and its Impurity, Zeolite F, and the Transformation of Linde J to Zeolite F" 
by Zorana Dicic* and Richard M. Kirchner, talk presented at the New York Chemistry Student's Association of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, 49th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pace University, May 5, 2001.
 
24.“The New Crystal Structure and Chemistry of Indium Phosphate, Different from Aluminum and Gallium Phosphates” 
by Anh Tran* and Richard M. Kirchner, talk presented at the New York Chemistry Student's Association of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, 49th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pace University, May 5, 2001.
 
23."Progress on Determining the Structure of the K+ and NH4+ Forms of Zeolite Linde J" by Zorana Dicic*, Robert W. Broach and Richard M. Kirchner, talk presented at the New York Chemistry Student's Association of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, 48th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fordham University, May 6, 2000.
 
22."Progress in Determining the Structures of the NH4+ and K+ Forms of Zeolite Linde J." by Zorana Dicic,* Richard M. Kirchner and Robert W. Broach, poster  presented at the R.T. Majors Symposium, University of Connecticut, April 13-15, 2000
 
21.“The Structure of Zeolite Linde J” by Peter Messina* and Richard M. Kirchner, talk presented at the New York Chemistry Student's Association of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, 47th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, CMSV, May 8, 1999.
 
 20.“The Determination of the Structure of Zeolite-like AlPO-14”  by Robert F. Mulligan* and Richard M. Kirchner, New York Chemistry Student's Association of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, 46th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, New York University, May 2, 1998. 
                             
 19."Model Building to Solve the Structure of a Berylsilicate Zeolite-like Material"
Mary V. McTernan* and R.M. Kirchner, New York Chemistry Student's Association, 42nd  Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Manhattan College, May 7, 1994.
 
18."New Members of the ABC-6 Ring Family of Zeolitic Materials"
Mayra Nadal* and R.M. Kirchner, New York Chemistry Student's Association, 42nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Manhattan College, May 7, 1994.
 
17."Model Building to Solve the Structure of a Berylsilicate Zeolite-like Material" Mary V. McTernan* and R.M. Kirchner, New York Chemistry Student's Association, 41st  Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fordham Univ., May 1, 1993.
 
16."Model for an AlPO4 Molecular Sieve Containing Helical Pores"
Mayra E. Nadal* and R.M. Kirchner, New York Chemistry Student's Association, 41st  Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fordham Univ., May 1, 1993.
 
15.“Crystal Structure of Na3[Fe(CN)5NH3]” by Marti Brown* at the New York Chemistry Students Association, 37thAnnual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Queens College, May 6, 1989. 
 
14.“The Preparation, Properties, and Structure of the Binuclear Complex of Amminepentacyanoferrate(II),” by P.T. DiMauro,* R.M. Kirchner, L.P. Michiels, F.S.C.,and E.R. Nesbitt*, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, New York University, April 20, 1983.
 
13.“Isolation, Purification, and Structure Elucidation of a New Rishitinal-Related Potato Stress Metabolite,” by J. Zappia,* LM. Alves and R.M. Kirchner, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Manhattan College, April 17, 1982.
 
12.“Purification and Characterization of Sesquiterpenoid Stress Metabolites,” by Patricia B. Nee,* R.M. Kirchner and L.M. Alves, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, SUNY at Purchase, May 2, 1981.
 
11.“Significance and Isolation of Sesquiterpenoid Stress Metabolites (SSMs) Produced by White Potato,” by Denise T. Lodato,*  R.M. Kirchner and L.M. Alves, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, SUNY at Purchase, May 2, 1981.
 
10.“Significance of Sesquiterpenoid Stress Metabolites (SSMs) Produced by White Potato,” by Denise T. Lodato,*  R.M. Kirchner and L.M. Alves, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Pace University, May 3, 1980.
 
 9.“Isolation, Purification and Chemical Characterization of Sesquiterpenoid Stress Metabolites Related to Potato Hypersensitivity” by Patricia B. Nee,* R.M. Kirchner and L.M. Alves, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Pace University, May 3, 1980.
 
 8.“Sulfur Monoxide as a Ligand in Transition Metal Complexes” by Catherine Labiak,* New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, College of Staten Island, May 6, 1978.
 
 7.Preparation of a Source of Sulfur Monoxide for the Synthesis of a Rhodium-Sulfur Monoxide Complex,” by Anthony Martino,* New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Brooklyn College, April 23, 1977.
 
 6.“Sulfur Monoxide as a Ligand in a Transition Metal Complex” by Joan DeSalvo*, New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Brooklyn College, April 23, 1977.
 
 5.“Large Scale Computations on Mini Computers” by Dominic DiNollo,* New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Brooklyn College, April 23, 1977.
 
 4.“Generation of a Sulfur Monoxide Ligand via an Organic Extrusion Reaction” by John Carrara,* Joint New York and New Jersey Centennial ACS Meeting, Long Island University, Brooklyn Center, May 1, 1976.
 
 3.“Sulfur Monoxide as a Ligand in Transition Metal Complexes” by Maureen Bradicich,* Joint New York and New Jersey Centennial ACS Meeting, Long Island University, Brooklyn Center, May 1, 1976.
 
 2.“The Synthesis and Properties of a Polyphosphine Rhodium(I) Complex” by Joseph Hughes,* New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Queens College, April 12, 1975.
 
 1.“Generation of a Sulfur Monoxide Molecular Fragment” by Joseph Montalto (but presented by Maureen Bradicich*), New York Chemistry Students’ Association American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Queens College, April 12, 1975.
 
 

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Bonus et Fidelius Medal, Manhattan College, 1998.

Grants

33. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Senior Scientist Mentor (2016-17), awarded $20,000 for undergraduate research student stipends.

32.   Manhattan College Sabbatical Leave (for academic year 2011-12) awarded for “Non-routine structural analysies of especially interesting zeolite materials”.

31.Manhattan College Sabbatical Leave (for academic year 2003-04) awarded to “Complete the characterization of new indium phosphate (RIPS) materials, and write and submit for publication a review article describing these unique materials”.
 
30.Manhattan College Summer Grant (2002) awarded for “The chemistry and structural characterization of unique microporous materials.” (Award used to purchase a computer to support research activities.)
 
29.  NASA/New York Space Grant
Author of proposals for Science Outreach to Local Schools and researchfellowships for under-represented students, funded $10,000 for Fall Semester1996.
28.  Manhattan College Sabbatical Leave, awarded for academic year 1997-98.
Continue current research on: non-routine structural analyses of interestingzeolite-like materials, and the development of techniques to solve structures ofmicro-crystalline materials.  
 
27.  Manhattan College Summer Grant (1997) helped extend the sabbatical described above.
 
26.  UOP-TCO A&F Funding for "Development of a Comprehensive Portable Crystallographic Computing System for Structural Studies of UOP Materials."
Grant provided $20,000 for portable computers to use at NationalLaboratories. Awarded June 1996 in collaboration with R.W. Broach (UOP).
 
25.  UOP-TLO Exploratory Research Grant for “Synchrotron Diffraction Method for Microcrystal Structure Determination."
Develop protocols and collect data on extremely small crystals at synchrotron radiationbeam lines, including the state-of-the-art European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France, during 1994 -95; awarded$25,000 in collaboration with R.W. Broach (UOP), J.V. Smith and J.J. Pluth (U.Chicago).
 
24.  Gordon Conference TARP award
Awarded $430 to cover fees for Gordon Conference on "Zeolitic and Layered  Materials" at Plymouth State College, NH, June 20-25, 1993.
 
23.  Manhattan College Summer Grant (1993) to "Determine Structures of
Molecular Sieves"
Awarded $2000.  (This grant was extended to include collaborative research with the  Zeolite Group, Institute of Crystallography, E.T.H., Zurichduring Jan. 3-17, 1994.)
 
22.  UOP-TLO Research Grant
Principal investigator for the project "Development of New Methodsto Determine Structures of New Molecular Sieves and Related Materials"  tobe carried out in conjunction with scientists in the X-ray Structural SkillsCenter (Union Carbide) and the New Materials  Research Group (UOP) at theTarrytown Technical Center, New York, while on sabbatical leave, Sept.1991 - May 1992,  awarded $25,000.
 
21. NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) 
Awarded $700 fellowship to partially cover costs to attend and presenttutorial session at the ASI on "Zeolite Microporous Solids: Synthesis,Structure and Reactivity" held in Alcabideche (Portugal), May 1991.
 
20. Manhattan College Sabbatical Leave, awarded for academic year 1991-92.
 
19. National Science Foundation - Division of International Programs (Cooperative Science with Switzerland) [NSF-INT #88225 15].
Principal Investigator of proposal for "Structural Analyses of Zeolites,Molecular Sieves and Related Materials" for cooperative research withProfessor Walter Meier's group at the Institute for Crystallography, SwissFederal Institute of Technology (E.T.H.), Zurich,  awarded $9,070 for research at E.T.H. during the summers of 1990-1992.
A parallel proposal to the Swiss National Foundation for ScienceResearch (SNF) was awarded Sfr. 20,000 to support this cooperative researchat E.T.H. during the summers of 1989-91.
 
18.Manhattan College Summer Grant
Research determining structures of molecular sieves from powder data at the Institute for Crystallography and Petrography, E.T.H. (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland. Awarded $2000, summer 1988.
 
17.Manhattan College Sabbatical Leave 1984-85.
a)  Wrote  review paper on [M(py3tren)]2+ complexes at the Institutefor the Study of the Stereochemistry and Energetics of Coordination Compounds, National Research Council (C.N.R.), Florence, Italy, Sept.-Dec.1984.
b)  Research on 'potential energy interactions' done at the Laboratoryfor Chemical and Mineralogical Crystallography, University of Bern,Switzerland, Jan.-July 1985.  (Partial support from the Swiss NationalFoundation for Science Research.)
 
16.  NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI).
Participated in ASI on "Organo-f-Element Chemistry," Aquafredda diMaratea, Italy,  Sept. 10-21, 1984.  Awarded $400.
 
15.   Manhattan College Summer Grant.
Completed research project (and manuscript) on a cyano-bridgedbinuclear penta-cyanoiron(III) complex.   Awarded $2000, summer 1984.
 
14.New York City Board of Education.
Author of proposal to provide the "College Component of a Recertification Program in Science," for teachers in junior and senior highschools who want to obtain licenses to teach science.   Funded $57,000, 1984-87.
 
13.Bolt, Bernack and Newman Inc. (BBN).
Contributor to application to obtain the RS/1 System (database management system with science and engineering applications).   Awarded the RS/1 software ($25,000 value) plus rebate of maintenance fee ($3750 value).   June 1983.
 
12.Perkin-Elmer University Program.
Negotiated a $33,488 donation towards the $102,000 price of state-of-the-art instruments:  A High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC), a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR) and an Atomic Absorption(AA) Spectrometer with graphite furnace.  March 1983.  (The DeCamp Foundation also provided $20,182.  January 1984).
 
11.International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation.
Contributor to proposal on "Faculty Development in Computer Literacy."  Awarded $200,000 for 1982-84.
 
10.  National Science Foundation-Industrial Research Participation Fellowship.
Research on "Structural Studies of Rhodium(I) and/orHydridorhodium(III) Complexes" conducted in the Chemistry Department,Brookhaven National Laboratory. Awarded $5,000 for summer 1982.
 
9.  National Science Foundation-Four Year College Research Instrumentation Program.
Co-author of proposal to acquire instrumentation for "HighPerformance Liquid  Chromatography Applied to Protein Immunochemistry,Plant Stress Metabolites and PlantGrowth Arrestors."   Funded $22,500,December 1982.  (Funds used in conjunction with  #21 described above.)
 
8.American Chemical Society Cooperative Education Program.
Co-author of proposal that resulted in the chemistry department being selected as a "model" to institute a Cooperative Education Program withIndustry.  February 1980.   (Our successful pilot program lead to a successfulapplication for Federal Title VIII funds, which allowed the expansion of Co-op Ed to all students in the School of Arts and Sciences.)
 
7.Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research.
Co-author of proposal for "The Isolation, Purification, and Chemical Characterization of Stress Metabolites Related to Potato Hypersensitivity."  Awarded $400, January 1980.
 
6.National Science Foundation-Comprehensive Assistance to UndergraduateScience Education.
Co-author of NSF-CAUSE proposal for "Implementation of IntegratedUpper-level Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum, Including Microcomputers."  Awarded 1979-82, $64,370.   (The Dreyfus Foundation provided the required$21,360 of matching funds.)
 
5.National Science Foundation-Local Course Improvement for UndergraduateScience Education.
Primary writer of NSF-LOCI proposal to "Integrate the Analytical,Physical and Instrumental Chemistry Laboratories." Awarded $21,700 for1978-80. (The Archbold Charitable Trust provided $12,000 in matchingfunds.)
 
4.National Science Foundation-Undergraduate Research Participation.
Author of proposal and project director for a program enabling nine students to work full-time on various research projects in the chemistry department (including my project on "Sulfur Monoxide (SO) as a Ligand.").   Awarded $9560 for summer 1977.   (In subsequent years I participated in successful NSF-URP projects that were run by other younger faculty members.)
 
3.Petroleum Research Fund, Type B.
Project Director of research project designed to "Synthesize and Characterize Transition Metal Complexes Containing a Sulfur Monoxide(SO) Ligand."   Awarded $11,000,1977-1981.
 
2.Manhattan College Summer Grant.
Grant used to support my research project, "The Preparation and Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes Containing the Disulfur Ligand (S2)."   Awarded $1500, summer 1975.
 
1.National Science Foundation-Undergraduate Research Participation.
 Author of proposal to support three students to do research on two projects.   Awarded $4470, summer 1975.

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Cofounder, faculty advisor and saxophonist for the MC Jazz Band since 1988

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Chem 460      Chemical Research

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