Peter Spellane, Ph.D


Office:
» Pearl Building 618 (P-618)


Phone:
» 718.260.5850


E-mail:
» pspellane
   @citytech.cuny.edu




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Peter Spellane, Chair

Courses Taught:

  • General Chemistry (CH 110); Laboratory courses CH 110L; CH 210L
  • Organic Chemistry (CH 223 and CH 323); Laboratory courses CH223L; CH323L

Education:

  • PhD, Chemistry, University of California Santa Barbara
  • MSc, Chemistry, University of Washington
  • AB, English, Hamilton College

Research Interests:

  • Inherently conductive polymers: electronic and interfacial properties;
  • Porphyrin compounds: synthesis and applications;
  • Protective coatings for metals.

Publications and Presentations:

  • "Teaching polymer chemistry without a course in polymer chemistry," presented to the Division of Chemical Education at 226th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, September 10, 2003;
  • "Ingress monitoring for aging analysis of structures," (with coauthors M. Ghandehari and C. Vimer, Polytechnic University), presented at International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford CA, September, 2003;
  • "Linking chromophores to inherently conductive polymers (ICPs)," presented at 10th International Conference on the Technology of Inherently Conductive Polymers, Boston, June 23, 2003
  • US Patent 6376021 (Apr. 23, 2002) P. Spellane, Heat treatment of polyphenylene cxide coated metal.
  • US Patent 6365034 (Apr. 2, 2002) P. Spellane, High throughput electrochemical test for measuring corrosion resistance.
  • US Patent 6004628 (Dec. 21, 1999) P. Spellane, A. Yahkind, and O. Abu-Shanab: Metal corrosion protection with wash coat of polyphenylene oxide.
  • P. Spellane, Prog. Org. Coatings 35 (1999) 277: A DC electrochemical method for studying the inhibition of metal corrosion by chromate-containing paint.
  • B. C. Beard and P. Spellane, Chem. Mater. 9 (1997) 1949: XPS evidence of redox chemistry between cold rolled steel and polyaniline.
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