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

The Department of Engineering has had 100% job placement for graduates in the past 10 years.

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Upcoming Events
COMMUNITY
Red Cross presents Geneva the College of the Year Award
The campus community was honored for its support of the Red Cross Blood Program.
ATHLETICS
Super Fans bring back GT Victory Bell ring
The tradition was restored in honor of the volleyball win against Chatham.
ACADEMICS
Geneva leaps ahead in U.S. News 2015 Best College rankings
This year, Geneva climbs even higher in the Best Value, Best Regional College and Best Engineering lists.
STUDENT LIFE
Alexander Dining Hall completed
After a summer of renovation, the changes to Alexander Dining Hall are finished.
CAMPUSWIDE EVENTS
Academic Convocation officially opened the fall semester
First-year students were welcomed and faculty achievements were honored during the traditional ceremony.