John T. York, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. York is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry with expertise in inorganic, organometallic and biological inorganic chemistry. He is originally from North Carolina, but has lived in Delaware, Wyoming and Minnesota as well.
- Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Minnesota
- B.A., Secondary Science Education, University of Wyoming
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
- Dr. York's research focuses on using transition metal compounds to perform important chemical transformations. He is especially interested in understanding how copper can function in both biological and industrial systems to bind with important organic molecules like alkenes and thiophenes. In this research, Dr. York utilizes both synthetic chemistry and computational chemistry methods to accomplish his goals.
- Dr. York is also active in the field of chemical education and works to develop innovative techniques and materials for teaching chemistry to undergraduate students.
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Biological Inorganic Chemistry
- First-Year Seminar (Medicines, Drugs, and Toxins)
- Pernicone, N. C.; Geri, J. G.; York, J. T. "Examining the Impact of Ancillary Ligand Basicity on Copper(I)-Ethylene Binding Interactions: A DFT Study." Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 2011 (accepted).
- Spiropulos, N. G.; Chingas, G. C.; Sullivan, M.; York, J. T.; Brown, E. C. "Examining the Impact of Steric and Electronic Variation in N2S Scorpionate Ligands on the Properties of Zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) Complexes." Inorganica Chimica Acta 2011, 376, 562.
- Pernicone, N. C.; Geri, J. G.; York, J. T. "Using a Combination of Experimental and Computational Methods to Explore the Impact of Metal Identity and Ligand Field Strength on the Electronic Structure of Metal Ions." Journal of Chemical Education 2011, 88, 1323.
- Morris, A. L.; York, J. T. "Quantifying the Electron Donating Strength of Phosphine Ligands." Journal of Chemical Education 2009, 86, 1408.
- Lewis, M. E.; Levine, R. M.; York, J. T.; Grubbs, W. T. "A Quick and Accurate Oxygen-Based Pressure-Sensor Assay for Catalase Activity." Journal of Chemical Education 2009, 86, 1227