Gary McPherson

Ph.D., 1969, Illinois

Office: 5078 Percival Stern Building
Phone: (504) 862-3570

Selected Publications


Inorganic Chemistry

Areas of current interest

Our current research activities fall into two areas. The first involves the spectroscopic characterization of self organizing systems such as reversed micelles and organogels as well as the utilization of these systems for the synthesis of nanoparticles, polymers and novel composite materials. Spectroscopic techniques include IR, NMR, EPR, and fluorescence under steady state and time resolved conditions.

The second area of interest involves the environment fate and transport of heavy metals, Pb in particular. The goal of this research is a basic understanding of chemical principals that control the absorption and release of heavy metals in a contaminated environment. Analytical methods include AA, ICP, X-ray fluorescence, and ICP mass spectrometry.

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