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Michelle M. Ivey , Ph.D.

Professor
Chemistry | Fine School of the Sciences
Michelle Ivey
Contact
443-394-9690
Office Hours
  • (Varies by semester)
  • and by appointment
Office Location
  • Kevin J. Manning Academic Center
  • Room N106
  • Owings Mills North Campus
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Education

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Irvine (2002)
  • M.S., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Irvine (1997)
  • B.S., Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College (1995)

Professional Experience

  • Stevenson University
    Professor of Chemistry
    2017-present
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    2013-2017
  • Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    2005-2013
  • Harvey Mudd College
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    2004-2005
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Post-Doctoral Researcher
    2002-2005

Research

My research uses ion chromatography to probe research questions of environmental interest, such as analysis of food, fluoride in the environment, and analysis of local water systems. One current project is developing methods for quantifying ions in the Chesapeake Bay.  

Another project I am working on is incorporating computational chemistry into the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. Students working with me help develop the activities before they are implemented in our classes, as well as optimize the activities so that they can be performed in a 3 hour lab period.

Publications

  • M.M. Ivey, N.H. Robinson*, M.K. Smith, J.L. Sonnenberg. Computational Chemistry Experiments for a General Chemistry Course.  Accepted for publication in Chemical Educator (2016)

  • N.J. Quintyne, M.M. Ivey.  Discussion, Implementation, Presentation: A standalone course for high ability undergraduate students.  Chemical Educator, 17, 179-183 (2012).

  • J.S. Roberts*, M.M. Ivey.  Ion Chromatography Detection of Nitrite and Nitrate in Cured Meat: An Undergraduate Analytical or Instrumental Methods Laboratory Exercise.  Chemical Educator, 16, 314-318 (2011).

  • J.E. Lefler*, M.M. Ivey.  Ion Chromatography Detection of Fluoride in Calcium Carbonate.  J. Chromatogr. Sci., 49, 582-588 (2011).

  • H. Pech, M. Vazquez*, J. Van Buren*, L. Shi, M.M. Ivey, T. Salmassi, M.A. Pasek, and K.L. Foster.  Elucidating the Redox Cycle of Environmental Phosphorus Using Ion Chromatography.  J. Chromatogr. Sci., 49, 573-581 (2011).

  • M.M. Ivey.  What’s My pH? An Acid-Base Flowchart for General Chemistry.  Chemical Educator, 15, 461-463 (2010).

  • M.M. Ivey and E.T. Smith.  Qualitative Analysis of Several Amino Acids by COSY and DEPT using Low Field NMR: An Undergraduate Biochemistry or Instrumental Methods Laboratory Exercise.  Chemical Educator, 13, 308-308 (2008).

  • M.M. Ivey and J.C. Hemminger.  Simultaneous detection of H2+ with larger ions using Fourier transform mass spectrometry.  Anal. Chem., 80, 5044-5050 (2008).

  • M.M. Ivey and E.T. Smith.  Electrochemical Polishing of Silverware: A Demonstration of Voltaic and Galvanic Cells.  J. Chem. Educ., 85, 68-71 (2008).

  • M.M. Ivey and K.L. Foster.  Detection of Phosphorus Oxyanions in Synthetic Geothermal Water Using Ion Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry Techniques.  J. Chromatogr. A, 1098, 95-103 (2005).

  • M.M. Ivey and K.L. Foster.  Mass Spectrometer Characterization of Halogen Gases in Air at Atmospheric Pressure.  Anal. Chem., 77, 1467-1472 (2005).

  • M.M. McDowell*, M.M. Ivey, M.E. Lee*, V.V.V.D. Firpo*, T.M. Salmassi, C.S. Khachikian, and K.L. Foster.  Detection of Hypophosphite, Phosphite, and Orthophosphate in Natural Geothermal Water by Ion Chromatography.  J. Chromatogr. A, 1039, 105-111 (2004).

  • K.A. Layman, M.M. Ivey, and J.C. Hemminger.  Pyridine Adsorption and Acid/Base Complex Formation on Ultrathin Films of g-Al2O3 on NiAl(100).  J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 8538-8546 (2003).

  • M.M. Ivey, K.A. Layman, A. Avoyan, H.C. Allen, and J.C. Hemminger.  Characterization of Ultra Thin Films of g-Al2O3 and the Chemistry of 1,3-Butadiene on NiAl(001) and g-Al2O3J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 6391-6400 (2003).

  • M.M. Ivey, H.C. Allen, A. Avoyan, K.A. Martin, and J.C. Hemminger.  Dimerization of 1,3 Butadiene on Highly Characterized Hydroxylated Surfaces of Ultrathin Films of g-Al2O3.   J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 10980-10981 (1998).

  • M.H. Dishner, M.M. Ivey, S. Gorer, J.C. Hemminger, and F.J. Feher.  Preparation of gold thin films by epitaxial growth on mica and the effect of flame annealing.  J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 16, 3295-3300 (1998).

* Undergraduate Co-Author 

Teaching

CHEM 111: Introduction to Chemistry

CHEM 115: General Chemistry 1

CHEM 115L: General Chemistry 1 Lab

CHEM 115S: General Chemistry 1 SoLVE

CHEM 116: General Chemistry 2

CHEM 116L: General Chemistry 2 Lab

CHEM 203: Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 346L: Integrative Lab

CHEM 365: Independent Laboratory Research Chemistry

CHEM 430: Physical Chemistry

CHEM 431: Physical Chemistry 1: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

CHEM 432: Physical Chemistry 2: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 

FYS 100: First Year Seminar

SCI 100: School of the Sciences New Student Seminar

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