Jianwei Fan

Adjunct, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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


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

Courses Taught

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

  • Research

    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.

  • Publications and Scholarly 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, and Grants


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