Chemistry Department

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Donald W. ShiveDonald W. Shive Email Donald W. Shive

Professor of Chemistry
Head of the Interdisciplinary Science Program
Trumbower Room 304
(484)664-3265


Background
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Donald Shive has served as research advisor to 75 students over the last 25 years. His students frequently present at Intercollegiate Student Chemists meetings and publish student results in the Microchemical Journal. Recent research has involved (1) electrochemical detection of compounds separated by TLC; (2) a kinetic analysis for determining ALT in micro samples of blood so that our blood supply could be screened for hepatitis prior to collecting blood from donors; and (3) coupled chemilumenescent analyses of biological active analyses. This year he is working with his students to trap fullerenes in micellular cavities so that aqueous chemistry of the fullerenes can be studied.

Courses Taught:
CHM 103/104: General Chemistry I and II.
CHM 381: Special Topics: Electrochemistry
CHM 382: Special Topics: Mass Spectrometry