Faculty and Staff
Andrew G. Eklund
Professor Chemistry
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Myers Hall 213
Department: Chemistry  
Phone: 607.871.2820  
Email:    
Andrew G. Eklund
Education
B.A.
College of Wooster, 1993

Ph.D.
University of California at Irvine, 1998

Background
Classes Taught

General chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemistry seminar, advanced laboratory.



Current Research

Kinetics of Olefin Metathesis Reactions Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry



Faculty Service

Chair of CLAS Curriculum & Teaching Committee, Advisor to Forest People, Advisor to Student Affiliate Chapter of ACS



Selected Publications

Contributing author for peer-reviewed textbook entitled Chemistry, 1st edition  Openstax College, 2015

 

“Cobalt (II) Complex of a Diazoalkane Radical Anion”  Bonyhady, S. J.; Goldberg, J. M.; Wedgwood, N.; Dugan, T. R.; Eklund, A. G.; Brennessel, W. W.; Holland, P. L. Inorganic Chemistry 2015, 54, 5148-5150.

 

"An Effective Four Semester Junior/Senior Approach to a Chemistry Seminar Curriculum"  Eklund,  A. G.*; McGowan, G. J.   Journal of Chemical Education  2007, 84, 1299-1300.

 

 "Mo-Doped Mesoporous Silica for Thiophene Hydrodesulfurization:  Comparison of Materials and Methods"  Sorensen, A. C.; Fuller, B. L.; Eklund, A. G.; Landry, C. C  Chemistry of Materials  2004, 16, 2157-2164.

 

 

“Size-Exclusion Chromatography of Low-Molecular Mass Polymers Using Mesoporous Silica”   Nassivera, T.; Eklund, A. G.; Landry, C.C.  Journal of Chromatography A  2002, 973, 97-101

 

"The Use of Mesoporous Silica in Liquid Chromatography"  Gallis, K. W.; Eklund, A. G.; Jull, S. T.; Araujo, J. T.; Moore, J. G.; Landry, C. C.  Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis  2000, 129, 747-755.

 

 

"Controlled Cleavage of R8Si8O12 Frameworks: A Revolutionary New Method for Manufacturing Precursors to Hybrid Inorganic / Organic Materials"

Feher, F. J.; Soulivong, D.; Eklund, A. G.  Chem. Comm., 1998, 3 , 399.

 

"Cross-metathesis of Alkenes with Vinyl-Substituted Silsesquioxanes and Spherosilicates: A New Method for Synthesizing Highly-Functionalized Si/O Frameworks."   Feher, F. J.; Soulivong, D.; Eklund, A. G.; Wyndham, K. D  Chem. Comm., 1997, 13, 1185-1186.

 

"Phosphine-Substituted Silsesquioxanes as Building Blocks for Organometallic Gels."

Feher, F. J.; Schwab, J. J.; Phillips, S. H.; Eklund, A.; Martinez, E. Organometallics, 1995 , 14, 4452-4453.



Honors and Awards

Fall 2017, Awarded the Dr. Frank Goetz ’71 Professorship created in honor of Professor Wesley Bentz

Summer 2016, Awarded Joint Cole Chair in Chemistry with Professor Garrett J. McGowan

Spring 2016, Received AU Excellence in Teaching Award

Spring 2014, Received AU Excellence in Teaching Award

Spring 2011, Received AU Excellence in Teaching Award

Spring 2009, Received the 2009 AU Advisor of the Year Award from AU Student Senate

Spring 2009, Received AU Excellence in Teaching Award

Spring 2007 Received Ruth Berger Rubenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, top award in College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

Spring 2005, Received AU Excellence in Teaching Award

2003-2004 AU Student Senate Excellence in Teaching Award

2002-2003 “Alfie” Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Campus Life