• Biographical Description

  • Education
    B.A. (Chemistry), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 1968
    Ph.D (Inorganic Chemistry), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

    Professional Recognition

    • Special Award of the International EPR/ESR Society, 7/96
    • 1995-1996 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, University of Denver
    • University of Denver John Evans Professorship, 9/97 – present
    • American Chemical Society, Colorado Section Award, 12/01
    • Bruker Prize, Awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, EPR Discussion Group, 4/02
    • University Lecturer, University of Denver, lecture presented April 19, 2007 entitled "The Excitement of Science: Teamwork, Discoveries, and Communication"



    Professional Experience

    • Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2011 - present
    • John Evans Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver, 9/97-present
    • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Denver, 1/90-9/97
    • Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/86 - 12/89
    • NSF Visiting Professorship for Women, University of Denver, 1/84 - 6/85
    • Chair, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/80 - 8/82
    • Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/79 - 8/86
    • Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/73 - 8/79
  • How to Contact Me

  • Office: Seeley G. Mudd Rm. 178 Phone: 303-871-3102 Fax: 303-871-2254 Mail: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Denver 2101 E. Wesley Ave. Denver, CO 80208
  • Teaching

  • Materials for classes that I am teaching are on the Blackboard sites for each course.
  • Research

  • Research Interests: Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) (also known as electron spin resonance (ESR)) studies of molecules with unpaired electrons - primarily organic radicals and transition metal ions. We are interested in a variety of applications of this technique. EPR imaging examines the spatial distribution of unpaired electrons in a sample. We are developing CW, pulsed, and rapid scan imaging methodologies for in vivo applications. Electron spin relaxation times are measured by pulsed EPR techniques. The relaxation times provide insight into molecular dynamics. Measurements at multiple resonance frequencies permit assignment of mechanisms.   In rapid scan EPR the magnetic field is scanned through the signal in times that are short relative to relaxation times.  The full spectrum is encompassed in each scan, which provides dramatically improved signal-to-noise per unit time for samples ranging from irradiated solids to nitroxide radicals in fluid solution.  We are working to develop the next generation of EPR spectrometers taking advantage of improvements in digital electronics

  • Publications

  • Web Links

  • International EPR Symposium
    http://www.rockychem.com/
  • EPR Center
    http://epr-center.du.edu/index.html

This portfolio last updated: 16-Dec-2014 12:14 PM