Analytical Chemistry


Steve Drew with research students Tyler Cragg and Elijah Mae Christensen Fall 2013

Peter Downie and Devin Oliver

Peter Downie and Devin Oliver Summer 2014

Keaton Mertz and Alex Battiste

Alex Battiste and Keaton Mertz summer 2016 

Research Interests

Deposition of thin films, photoelectrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide, solar water splitting, vapochromic and solvatochromic inorganic materials, gas sensors, electrochemistry, chemically modified electrodes, microelectrodes


B.A. Chemistry, 1985
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

Ph.D. Chemistry, 1989
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Ph.D. Advisor: Carl Koval

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1991
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Mentor: R. Mark Wightman

Professional Experience

Charles and Marjorie Kade Professor of Chemistry, 2016-present
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Professor of Chemistry, 2004-present
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Sabbatical Research Appointment, 2014-2015
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Research Group of Professor Bruce Parkinson

Chair of Chemistry Department, 2002-2005
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1997-2004
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Sabbatical Research Appointment, 2000-2001, 2007-2008
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Research Group of Professor Kent Mann

Acting Associate Dean of the College, 1997 and 1999
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1991-1997
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Curriculum Vitae