David Cleary, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. David Cleary

Contact Information

  • Fall 2019
    Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 
    Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Thursdays: 11 a.m-12 p.m.
  • +1 5093136631

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph. D., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1986

Courses Taught

General Chemistry, Chem 101
General Chemistry Lab, Chem 101L
Chemistry in Context, Chem 111
Organic Chemistry I, Chem 230
Physical Chemistry I, Chem 320
Physical Chemistry II, Chem 321
Unified Lab I, Chem 340
Unified Lab II, Chem 341
Advanced Physical Chemistry, Chem 421
Chemical Bibliography, Chem 471
Thesis, Chem 498A
Thesis, Chem 498B

Lefcort, H., Abbott, D. P., Cleary, D. A., Howell, E., Keller, N. C., Smith, M. M., "Aquatic snails from mining sites have evolved to detect and avoid heavy metals," Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2004, 46, 478-484.

G. C. LeBret, H. C. McCoy, K. R. Kittilstved, D. A. Cleary, and B. Twamley, "Single Crystal and Far IR Analysis of Some Lanthanide Thiophosphates," Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2003, 343, 141-146.

D. A. Cleary and B. Twamly, "Synthesis and Structure of a New Layered Phase in the Lanthanide Thiophosphates: LuPS4," Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2003, 353, 183-186.

P. Mataruse, B. Yuknis, B. McDonald, G. Booth, and D. A. Cleary, "Formation of Hexamethylbenzene and Octachlorostyrene During the Synthesis of Chromium(III) Chloride," Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 2003, 392, 69-74.
Photoelectrolysis of water. In collaboration with researchers at several other colleges and universities, we are examining a series of metal oxides looking for those which catalyze the reaction 2H2O(l) ?2H2 (g)+ O2(g) in the presence of sunlight. Students working on this project would learn about combinatorial chemistry, lasers, photochemistry, and computer interfacing.