Geneva College

 

 

Kerry Charles McMahon

Kerry McMahonOffice Phone: 724-847-6722
kcmcmaho@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Chemistry

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, March 1985, The University of Connecticut.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, June 1979, Geneva College.

Courses Taught

  • CHM 111 - General College Chemistry
  • CHM 232 - Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM 304 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • SCS 110 - Introduction to the Natural Sciences

Presentations/Publications

  • “Synthesis, Characterization, and Fischer-Tropsch Studies of Iron-Containing Zeolites”, Journal of Catalysis 1984.
  • “Photocatalysis in Organized Media: Olefin Isomerization via Photolysis of Metal Carbonyls in Zeolites”, Inorganic Chemistry 1985.
  • “Preparation of Highly Dispersed Metal Atom Clusters in Zeolites Via Microwave Discharge Methods”, Journal of Catalysis 1986
  • “Dispersed Cobalt-Containing Zeolite Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts”, Journal of Catalysis 1987.
  • Ring open metathesis polymerizations in d-limonene: a renewable polymerization solvent and chain transfer agent for the synthesis of alkene macromonomers.,  Macromolecules, 2006

Current Projects

  • Analysis of lead in gasoline
  • Laser ablation ICP analysis of surfaces

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Samuel W. Bodman Award for Excellence, Cabot Corporation, 2002.
  • Linde Award for Excellence, Praxair Corporation, 1989.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • The American Chemical Society
  • The American Scientific Affiliation

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Playing guitar in church worship band, writing and playing contemporary musical settings of the Psalms, Old and New Testament passages and other Christian songs
  • Travelled on mission trips to Tennessee, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic

 

Point of Excellence

Biblical Studies professors Drs. Byron Curtis, Jonathan Watt and Scott Shidemantle are regular presenters of papers at professional conferences, and have recent publications in the area of Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament
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Upcoming Events
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Johnstown Open House for Master's in Organizational Leadership
The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Johnstown Industrial Development Inc. on July 30.
PUBLICATIONS
July issue of @Geneva
Read about Proactive Stewardship.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Beaver Falls Community Crime Watch Day
On Sat., Aug 2, this popular annual event kicks off in a new way.
PUBLICATIONS
June issue of @Geneva
Read about chemistry program grants.
INCOMING STUDENTS
Freshman Expedition registration is open
First-year students can meet new friends and prepare for the college transition prior to Welcome Week through outdoor adventure activities.