Pamela Brown


Office:
» Pearl Building 613 (P-613)


Phone:
» 718.260.5855


E-mail:
» pbrown@citytech.cuny.edu




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Pamela Brown

Courses Taught:

  • CH 110
  • CH 110L
  • CH 215
  • CH 210
  • CH 210L

Education:

  • PhD, Polytechnic University, Chemical Engineering, 1989
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering Practice, 1979
  • BS, Albany University, Chemistry, 1977

Research Interests:

Educational research

Publications:

  • with Heather Brown, “Lessons from the past – economic and technological impacts of U.S. energy policy,” Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal; 3:2 Summer 2011. http://www.seceij.net/seceij/summer11/index.html
  • with S. Dexter, A. Rich, V. Ong (students), “Kinetics and purification of microwave induced and conventional synthesis of 3-methylbutylacetate (banana oil) and ethyl acetate,” Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, 2005,4,141
  • “Chemical technology and research – strategies that work,” CTL Clearinghouse, www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/l/acsdisplay.html ?docDOC=education%5ctechnicinas, accessed 12/20/05 (invited author)
  • "General Chemistry I Laboratory Experiments", McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing, NY, NY, 2003 (ISBN 0072948531)
  • “Understanding solubility through Excel spreadsheets,” Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 78, No. 2, February, 2001, p.268-270
  • "General Chemistry II Laboratory Experiments ", McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing, NY, NY, 2000 (ISBN 0072454474)
  • with L.S. Reich, “Applications of spreadsheets in titrations, Part 3:”, American Laboratory, Nov. 1996
  • “Integrating new separations technologies into the undergraduate curriculum,” Chemical Engineering Education, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1996
  • “Children and career”; Woman Engineer; Spring 1995, p.53
  • “Design of a pilot plant to leach platinum from catalytic converters”, Chemical Engineering Education, 1994, Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 266 
  • with A. Myerson and M. Marquering, “The purification of terephthalic acid by crystal aging”; Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 1990, Vol. 29, No. 10, p.2089
  • with A. Myerson, “The growth, dissolution and aging of terephthalic acid crystals”; AICHE J., 1989, 35, p.1749

Presentations and Publications by Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Rich, Alyse and Pamela Brown, "Kinetics of Microwave Induced Esterificiation," Brookhaven National Lab and LSAMP 2004 Summer Internship Program poster session, August 10, 2004
  • Poku, Jude and Pamela Brown, "Chemistry of Breathalyzers," Proceedings of the New York Chemistry Student's Association 52nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium," QCC, May 1, 2004
  • Esther Rodriquez, "Evaluation of Volatile Compounds Produced By Scented Candles," SEED Poster presentation, 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, New York, September 7-11, 2003
  • Love Eneanya and Nureni Adeshina, "Determination and synthesis of fragrances from Fruits," AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2001), ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 2003 (Long Island University); 6th Annual Urban University Conference, York College, April 11, 2003
  • Patricia Lolo, "Bioreduction of Silver Ions with Baker's Yeast," 16th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisc., (April 25-27, 2002); 5th Annual Urban University Conference, CCNY, April 18, 2002; CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering 2002, Graduate Center (Feb. 22, 2002)
  • Nidia Guthrie, "Vapor Analysis Using GC/MS for Food Quality Assessment," ," 16th National Conference on Undergraduate Research,Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisc., (April 25-27, 2002); 5th Annual Urban University Conference, CCNY, April 18, 2002; CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering 2002, Graduate Center (Feb. 22, 2002)
  • Pierre Mercier "Removal of Silver Ions from Spent Fixer Solution," presentations:
    CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering 2001(Mar. 2001, Graduate Center)
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2001)
    ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 2001(Pace University)
  • Maebel Tsegaye, "Microwave-Induced Crystallization of Benzoic Acid," presentations:
    CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering 2001(Mar. 2001, Graduate Center)
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2001)
    ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 2001(Pace University)
  • Nichole Joseph-Jones, "Microwave Induced Synthesis of Aspirin Starting with Wintergreen Leaves," presentations:
    CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering 2001(Mar. 2001, Graduate Center)
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2001)
    ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 2001(Pace University)
  • Orane White, "Development of an Undergraduate Laboratory Utilizing a Computer Interfaced Calcium Electrode," presentation:
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2001)
  • Ricki Otolorin, "Vapor Analysis using GC/MS for Food Quality Assessment," presentation:
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2001)
  • Leah Pride, "Recovery of Silver from Spent Fixer Solution," presentations:
    CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering (Mar. 2000, Graduate Center)
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2000 and Apr. 2001)
    ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 2000, Fordham University)
    ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (accepted - Univ. of Conn. June 2000)
  • George Bobie, "Microwave Induced Crystallization of Benzoic Acid" - presentations:
    AMP Poster Session (Apr. 2000)
  • Inyang George, "Microwave Synthesis of Aspiring from Natural Products," presentations
    CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering (Mar. 2000, Graduate Center).
  • M. Abdur-Rahman, "Wintergreen Oil Extraction and Synthesis of All Natural Aspirin Using the Microwave," presentations:
    Abstracts of the 47th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY, May 1, 1999
  • K. Ryce-Paul, "Quantitative Determination of Benzoic Acid and Benzamide Using UV-Vis Spectroscopy," presentation:
    Abstracts of the 47th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY, May 1, 1999
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