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

Geneva offers innovative business/aviation and Christian ministry/aviation majors through a partnership with the Community College of Beaver County.

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Upcoming Events
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
Activities for those interested in business majors include simulations and networking with current students, faculty and local business leaders.
GUEST SPEAKERS
Theology professor and author Dr. Vincent Bacote to visit Geneva
The Director of Wheaton College’s Center for Applied Christian Ethics will speak in chapel on Oct 22.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Master's in Counseling reception to be held in Cranberry
Program information will be presented at the RLA on Monday, October 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.