Geneva College

 

 

Robert A. Smith

Office Phone: 724-847-6708
rasmith@geneva.edu
ras5352@yahoo.com                  

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Chemistry

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. Polymer Science, 1981, University of Akron
  • B.S. Chemistry, 1974, Penn State

Courses Taught

  • Chem 100 Chemistry for Non-Technical Students

    Chem 221/222 Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Presentations/Publications

  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Smith, Robert Alan. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers). I. Synthesis and characterization of a ,w -di-(tert-chloro)polyisobutylene. Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry)  (1979), 20(2),  316-19. CODEN: ACPPAY ISSN:0032-3934. CAN 94:175673 AN 1981:175673
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Smith, Robert Alan. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers).  III.  Synthesis and characterization of poly(a -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene-b-a -methylstyrene). Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition  (1980),  18(5), 1539-46. CODEN: JPLCAT  ISSN:0360-6376. CAN 93:95689  AN 1980:495689
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Smith, Robert Alan. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers).  II.  Synthesis and characterization of a ,w -di(tert-chloro)polyisobutylenes. Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition  (1980),  18(5),  1523-37.  CODEN: JPLCAT  ISSN:0360-6376. CAN 93:72351 AN 1980:472351  
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Chang, Victor S. C.; Smith, Robert Alan; Ivan, Bela. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers).  V.  Synthesis of a -tert.-butyl-w -isopropenylpolyisobutylene and a ,w -di(isopropenyl)polyisobutylene. Polymer Bulletin (Berlin, Germany) (1979), 1(8), 575-80. CODEN: POBUDR ISSN:0170-0839
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Huang, S. Y.; Smith, Robert Alan. The synthesis of an isobutylene-a -methylstyrene block copolymer with olefinic head-group:  (CH3)2C:CHCH2-PIB-b-Pa MeSt. Polymer Bulletin (Berlin, Germany) (1979), 1(6), 371-6. CODEN: POBUDR  ISSN:0170-0839.  CAN 91:2117
  • Smith, Robert Alan; Patterson, Dennis B.; Colvin, Howard A. Synthesis of copolymers of m-diisopropenylbenzene and m-dimethoxybenzene. Polymer Science and Technology (Plenum) (1984)

Invited Presentations

  • Industrial Chemistry, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI; 1980
  • Polymer Chemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV; 1981

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

  • Member of American Chemistry Society

 

Point of Excellence

For over 50 years, Geneva’s chemistry department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)—a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.

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