Andrea Geyer PhD.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
- PhD, University of Michigan - 2009
- MS, University of Michigan - 2006
- Oranometallic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Principles of Chemistry II
- Introductory Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
- Instrumental Analysis
- Chemical Calculations I
- American Chemical Society
- Indiana Academy of Science
“Social Networking as a Platform for Role-playing Scientific Case Studies.” Geyer, A. M. Submitted to J. Chem. Ed. 2013.
“Catalytic Alkyne Metathesis and Stoichiometric Metal-Alkylidyne Formation from N≡Mo(OR)3 Complexes Promoted by Lewis Acids.” Geyer, A. M.; Holland, M. J.; Gdula, R. L.; Goodman, J. E.; Johnson, M. J. A.; Kampf, J. W. J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 708-709, 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2011.08.001
“Synthetic, Mechanistic, and Computational Investigations of Nitrile-Alkyne Cross-Metathesis” Geyer, A. M.; Wiedner, E. S.; Gary, J. B.; Gdula, R. L.; Kuhlmann, N. C.; Johnson, M. J. A.; Dunietz, B. D.; Kampf, J. W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8984-8999.
“Catalytic Nitrile-Alkyne Cross-Metathesis.” Geyer, A. M.; Gdula, R. L.; Wiedner, E. S.; Johnson, M. J. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 3800-3801. DOI: 10.1021/ja0693439.
“Studies of Layered Lithium Metal Oxide Anodes in Lithium Cells.” Vaughey, J. T.; Geyer, A. M.; Fackler, N.; Johnson, C. S.; Edstrom, K.; Bryngelsson, H.; Benedek, R.; Thackeray, M. M. J. Power Sources. 2007, 174, 1052-1056.
Editor’s Choice: “Chemistry: Rearranging Nitriles.” Science Magazine, 2007 Mar 30, Issue 315, 1768.
Latest News: “Nitrile Alkyne Cross Metathesis: Process for converting nitriles into alkynes expands the utility of metathesis reactions.” Chemical & Engineering News. 2007 Mar 26, Issue 85, 10.
“Resuming the Puzzle: Developing a Technique to Estimate the Energy Available to Lampsilis siloquoidea at Crooked Lake, Whitley County, IN.” Meyer, A; Pryor, W.; Geyer, A.’ Ohio Valley Unified Malacologists Regional Meeting. Presentation- Oct 2013
“An Introduction to e-Portfolios for Promotion and Tenure” Geyer, A.; Haagen, J.; Camara, E. University of Saint Francis Faculty Development Day. Workshop leader – Oct 2013.
“Conducting Appraisal Case Studies in General Chemistry through Social Media.” Geyer, A. M. Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Presentation- May 2013.
“Making Progress: Moving from Theoretical Training to Practical – One Institutions’ Implementation of Title III Grant.” Coak, S; Reesman, M; Maurizi, P; Klopfer, M; Geyer, A; Wade, C; Bodwell, W; Carrigan, A. National Academy Advising Association Regional Conference. Presentation- April 2013.
“Why Fight Facebook? Embracing Social Media to Facilitate Case Studies In Science.” Fort Wayne Teaching Conference. Presentation- Feb 2013.
"Living our Mission through Chemistry: Lead Paint Survey of a Fort Wayne Neighborhood.” Baumgartner, C; Bessesen, M; Frecker, T; Gregory, N; Heim, J; Heitz, S; Marion, T; Strable, J; Swygart, S; Geyer, A. Midland Local American Chemical Society Meeting. Poster- Oct 2012.
“Investigating Food Energy Availability to Lampsilis siliquoidia: Combustion Analysis of Plankton in Crooked Lake, Indiana.” Taylor, A; Pryor, W; Geyer, A. Midland Local American Chemical Society Meeting. Poster - Oct 2012.
“The First Time Service Learning Experience: Building, Maintaining, and Expanding Community Partnerships.” Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) North Regional Networking Council Meeting. Presentation- Sept 2012.
“Vernier Probeware- Hands-On Science” Best Practices Showcase at the University of Saint Francis. Presentation- March 2012.
“Metathesis of Internal Alkynes with Mo2(OR)6 Complexes: A Method for Accessing Alkylidyne Complexes” Geyer, A. M.; Gdula, R. L.; Johnson, M. J. A.; Kampf, J. W. Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Presentation- June 2011.
“Catalysis: It’s Not Easy Being Green” University of Saint Francis Poster Party. Plenary Speaker- Feb 2011.
“Development and Investigation of N≡W(OR)3, N≡Mo(OR)3, and Mo2(OR)6 Complexes for Triple-Bond Metathesis” Geyer, A. M.; Johnson, M. J. A.. Ann Arbor, MI. Doctoral Defense- Dec 2008.
“Lewis Acid Assisted Alkyne Metathesis with Mo-based Catalysts.” Geyer, A. M.; Johnson, M. J. A. Philadelphia, PA. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Presentation- Oct 2008.
“Synthetic, Mechanistic, and Theoretical Investigations of Nitrile-Alkyne Cross-Methathesis.” Geyer, A. M.; Wiedner, E. S.; Gary, J. B.; Gdula, R. L.; Kuhlmann, N. C.; Johnson, M. J. A.; Dunietz, B. D.; Kampf, J. W. Philadelphia, PA. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Poster- Oct 2008.
“NACM: Reversible Formation of Alkynes from Nitriles.” Geyer, A. M.; Wiedner, E. S.; Johnson, M. J. A. Pasadena, CA. International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis. Presentation (selected talk)- Oct 2007.
“Synthetic, Mechanistic, and Kinetic Investigations of Nitrile-Alkyne Cross-Metathesis.” Geyer, A. M.; Kuhlmann, K.; Johnson, M. J. A.; Kampf, J. W.. Chicago, IL. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Presentation - Mar 2007.
- Analysis of the Energy Content of Crooked Lake (2012-present). This project builds into the research that Mr. Warren Pryor has been conducting on mussels in Crooked Lake for several years. We are interested in investigating the amount of energy that the mussels take in by eating. This can be addressed by determining the energy content of their food supply, which is plankton. Studies in summer 2012 focused on determining the available energy content of the water in Crooked Lake through bomb calorimetry studies of plankton. Studies in summer 2013 focused on determining ash-free dry weight of smaller particle sizes in water collected in the mussel beds. This work was completed in collaboration with undergraduates Ashley Taylor (2012) and Alexandria Meyer (2013).
- Alkyne Metathesis in Ionic Liquids (2011- present). As concerns for developing a sustainable environment grow both nationally and globally, there is an increasing need to evaluate, improve, and/or discontinue existing chemical processes. One green chemistry-based approach towards increasing eco-sustainability involves the substitution of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) for traditional organic solvents. This has the potential to increase the recyclability of the reaction medium while decreasing the release of harmful volatile organic compounds. Research in my lab focuses on the use of ionic liquids as a medium for alkyne metathesis. This work has been completed in collaboration with undergraduates Aaron Weber (2012), Talitha Frecker (2012-2013), and Lauren Mey (2011).
- Social Media as a Platform for Case Studies in Science (2011-present). This work focuses on investigating the use of Facebook® as a medium for conducting case studies in Chem 142: Principles of Chemistry II. The case studies are designed to introduce the importance of science literacy in the general public, to enhance critical thinking, to introduce database searching, and to improve primary literature reading skills.
- Indiana Campus Compact Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Grant. Fall 2012.
- Interview by WANE-TV 15: A Chemist’s Response to “Ethanol era comes at a dirty cost” article. (2013)
- Panel member for evaluating presentations on a theoretical scientific dilemma for Eagle Tech High School. (2013)
- Directed discussion panel at Washington Center Elementary on “Science, College, and Beyond.” (2013)
- Homemade ice cream using dry-ice with preschoolers at Queen of Angels School. (2013)
- Lead-based paint testing of a local Fort Wayne neighborhood. (2012)
- Science research mentor for a Homestead High School student. (2012)
- Volunteer science fair judge at Trine University Regional Science Fair. (2011-2012)
- Three Rivers Science Symposium Director for Chemistry. (2011)
- DePauw University capstone subject. (2011)