Oberlin College recognizes its faculty members with emeritus status who have provided distinguished service to their academic department during their tenure.
The following professors from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have retired from Oberlin College, although some continue to do research, write, and remain connected to the department.
- BS, Carnegie Mellon University (1963)
- PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1966)
Synthesis and characterization of transition-metal organometallic complexes of nitrogen-containing ligands, principally diazenes and hydrazines
Inorganic Chem, General Chem, Synthesis Laboratory
- M.N. Ackermann, M.P. Robinson*, I.A. Maher*, E.B. LeBlanc*, R.V. Raz*, "Synthesis and Characterization of cis-Mo(CO)4(L-L') and cis-Mo(CO)2(L-L')2 Complexes of N(1)-methyl-2-(arylazo)imidazoles (L-L'). Correlations of Spectroscopic Data with Substitutent Effects", J. Organometal. Chem., 2003, 682, 248.
- M.N. Ackermann, K.B. Moore*, A.S. Colligan*, J.A. Thomas-Wohlever*, K.J. Warren*," Tetracarbonylmolybdenum Complexes of 2-(Phenylhydrazino)pyridine Ligands. Correlations of Spectroscopic Data with Pyridyl Substituent Effects.", J. Organometal. Chem., 2003, 667, 81.
- BS, Duke University (1960)
- PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1963)
Theoretical chemistry; Intermolecular forces; Quantitative structure-property relationships; Thermodynamics of water and aqueous solutions; Quantum theory
Focus was on understanding causes of hydrophobic effects, especially thermodynamic ones, associated with the dissolving of nonpolar molecules in water.
Physical Chem, General Chem
- T.S. Carlton, "Using Heat Capacity and Compressibility To Choose among Two-State Models of Liquid Water", J. Chem. Phys. B, 2007, 111, 13398-13403
- T.S. Carlton, "Why the Lower-Energy Term of Singlet Dioxygen Has a Doubly Occupied π* Orbital," J. Chem. Edu., 2006, 83 (3), 477.
- T.S. Carlton, "Choosing and Searching", Oberlin Alumni Mag., Spring 2004, 99 (4), 11.
- T.S. Carlton, T.N. Nguyen*, "Orbital-based Interpretation of Electron Density Differences in Ne2 and Polarized Ne and Ne6+", J. Phys. Chem. A, 1999, 103, 8870-8874.
- BA, Oberlin College (1953)
- MA, Harvard University
- PhD, Harvard University (1957)
His research at Oberlin centered on molecular spectroscopy with an emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy supported by the synthesis of many isotopomers. Raman spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy were the principal experimental methods. Coordinate calculations and, later, quantum chemical calculations played central roles. In the mid-1980s, Craig’s work focused on high-resolution infrared spectroscopy and microwave spectroscopy with the goal of determining accurate molecular structures.
Over 130 undergraduate students have done research with Professor Craig and 83 are coauthors of research publications.
General Chem, Environmental Chem, Physical Chem
- 1987, received an ACS/Chemical Manufacturers Association Catalyst Award for teaching.
- 1996, received the ACS Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution
- 2004, elected chair of the Cleveland Section
- 2010, received the Edward W. Morley Medal from the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society for his contributions to chemistry though research, teaching, engineering, research administration and public service
- BA, Harvard University (1963)
- PhD, Johns Hopkins University (1967)
Biochemistry, hemeprotein biochemistry, porphyrin chemistry
Bioorganic Chem, Biochemistry
- BA, Bard College (1977)
- MS, Yale University (1979)
- MPhil, Yale University (1979)
- PhD, Yale University (1982)
Metalloenzyme mimics; Mechanistic and synthetic organic photochemistry
Organic Chem, Synthesis Laboratory, General Chem
- BS, University of Santa Clara (1977)
- PhD, California Institute of Technology (1981)
Synthetic and mechanistic studies of oxidation catalysts, including iron porphyrins and chiral manganese TACN complexes
General Chem, Organic Chem
- BA, College of Wooster (1978)
- PhD, Michigan State University (1982)
Laboratory experiments for the analytical chemistry course
Analytical Chem, Trace Analysis, General Chem