Wright State University
College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Chemistry

202 Oelman Hall
(937) 775-2855
chemistry@wright.edu

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    Department of Chemistry - Graduate Program

    The Department of Chemistry offers a research-based program of study in two dedicated Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs. The M.S. degree in Chemistry is available with research concentrations in the traditional areas of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical & Theoretical Chemistry as well as in Environmental, Polymer & Materials and Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry and in Chemical Education.

    5 YEARS = MASTERS + BACHELORS COMBINED 4+1 PROGRAM

    The Department of Chemistry offers a combined degree program, which allows a student to earn both a B.S. (Chemistry) and M.S. (Chemistry) degree in 5 years. As outlined below several courses and multiple credit hours will be applied toward both the B.S. and M.S. program requirements.

    Department of Chemistry - Chemical Demonstration Shows

    2013-2014  Chemical Demonstration Shows are for Middle School, Junior High and High School Classes. Reservations are required. Professors Emerti Rubin Battino and John J. Fortman have been providing chemistry demonstration shows for middle and high school students for approximately thirty-five years

    Chemistry News

    Bob Weisman – A Remembrance

    Dr. Robert (Bob) Weisman passed away on July 2, 2014, aged 77, leaving a great void in the Wright State family.
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    Grace Klinger and Amy Willcox

    Chemistry Students Recipients of University Leader Awards

    Two Chemistry students were recipients of Wright State University's Outstanding Student Leaders Awards, April 17, 2014, at a Student Recognition Reception organized by the Office of Student Activities. Grace Klinger, received the Advanced Student Leader and Outstanding Senior Leader Awards.

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    Presentations & Publications

    Mehmet Tatli, Ryan Selhorst, and Eric Fossum, Department of Chemistry, "Poly(arylene ether)s with Pendent 3-Iodophenyl Sulfonyl Groups: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modification" Macromolecules 2013, 46, 4388–4394.

    A. C. Stahler, J. L. Monahan, J. M. Dagher, J. D. Baker, M. M. Markopoulos, D. B. Iragena, B. M. NeJame, R. Slaughter, D. Felker, L. W. Burggraf, L. A. C. Isaac, D. Grossie, Z. E. Gagnon, and I. P. Sizemore, "Evaluating the abnormal ossification in tibiotarsi of developing chick embryos exposed to 1.0 ppm doses of platinum group metals by spectroscopic techniques," Bone, 2013, 53, 421-429. CONTINUE READING

    Chair's Corner

    Welcome to the Wright State University Chemistry Department website. I am very excited about the recent developments within the department and how this has positioned us for further success. Recently, we have renovated completely the vast majority of our teaching laboratories and all of our research and administrative spaces. The result is a cutting-edge environment for research and teaching. The recent addition of two faculty members and more than fifteen new instruments for teaching and research has bolstered further our capabilities, especially in the nanotechnology and computational arenas. Coupled with our long-standing strengths in applied areas such as macromolecular and environmental chemistries and our strong commitment to the traditional core areas, this provides a unique learning environment.

    With 16 faculty, 4 support staff members, 80-100 undergraduate and 30-40 M.S. students annually, the department is sufficiently large to offer a current experience to our students, but small enough to provide an environment where each student is recognized as an individual.

    I encourage you explore our website and to visit if you are in the area. I’d be delighted to show you around and tell you more about our programs, faculty and students.

    Dr. David Grossie, Department Chair

     

    Congrats from Chemistry

    Most Recent Master's Graduates:

    • Juraj Drzic
    • Jeremy M. Lear
    • Kevin Dorney
    • Triet Truong

    University Awards to Chemistry Majors:

    • Kristina Burban, Women in Science Giving Circle, $1500 STEMM Scholarship
    • Corrie Spradlin, Women in Science Giving Circle, $1500 STEMM Scholarship
    • Kevin Dorney, WSU Graduate Excellence
    • Grace Klinger, Advanced Student Leader and Outstanding Senior Leader
    • Amy Willcox, Outstanding Senior Leader

Regis Komperda

Professional History
Instructor, Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton Ohio, 2010-present
ICE Summer Program Course Instructor, University Of Illinois College of Engineering, Urbana, IL 2008-2010
High School Chemistry & Physics Teacher, Minooka Community High School, Minooka, IL 2008-2010
Merit Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry University of Illinois General Chemistry Department, Urbana, IL 2005-2008

Academic Background
M.S., Teaching of Chemistry, 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
B.S., Chemistry, 2007, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Research Interests:
Teaching chemistry at the collegiate level with the opportunity to use educational technology in the classroom as part of distance learning or through hybrid courses.

Current Projects:
Institute for Chemistry Literacy through Computational Science (ICLCS). University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign Program started September 2009

Complete Vita:

Ms. Regis Komperda
208 Oelman Hall
Department of Chemistry
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001 USA

Voice: 937.775.5226
Fax: 937.775.2717
Email: regis.komperda@wright.edu
URL: http://www.chm.wright.edu/komperda


 

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