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 is one of only 118 colleges in the U.S. to be approved for membership in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and is a founding member.

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Upcoming Events
Apr23
Chapel
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Apr23
Networking & Etiquette Dinner
Presidents Dining Room 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER CLASSES
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.
ALUMNI
Celebration Weekend for the classes of ’54 and ’64
Special events for 50- and 60-year alumni are planned to coincide with Commencement.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
ARTS & CULTURE
Symphonic Band to present Spring Concert
The 68-member ensemble will perform on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.