UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Kevin McLaughlin
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Kevin McLaughlin

Professor
member of graduate faculty

Chemistry
Office: 217 Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3339

Email: k.w.mclaughlin@uwrf.edu

Education:

Ph.D.  1986   Texas A&M University 
M.S.   1981   University of Michigan 
B.A.    1979   Indiana University

Postdoctoral Fellow     Florida State University   1986-1987 
Research Chemist       Dow Chemical Company 1981-1983

Courses Taught:

  • Chem 311 & 411 Polymer Chemistry & Polymer Science
  • Chem 401 & 402 Advanced Laboratory 1 & 2 (PChem Lab)
  • Chem 341 & 342 Physical Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Chem 121 & 122 General Chemistry 1 & 2

Research Interests:

My Favorite Equation:

McLaughlin Equation

Interests:
  • Analysis of the behavior of topological indices for highly branched macromolecules.
  • Isomer enumeration in macromolecules, especially polybenzenoids and copolymers

Publications:

MATCH, 51, 79-95 (2004) with N. Jia "Fibonacci Trees: A Study of the Asymptotic Behavior of Balaban's Index"

3rd Indo-US Mathematical Chemistry Conference (Duluth, MN - August, 2003)           

"A Topological Index Study of Highly Branched Polymers"

National ACS Meeting (Washington, D.C. - August, 2000)                                                      

"Two New DSC Experiments Involving Semi-crystalline Polymers"

Gordon Research Conference (January, 2000)                                                

Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions                                               

"Molecular Control of Viscosity for Solutions of PVA & Borate"

National ACS Meeting (Anaheim, CA - March, 1999)                                                               

"A Series of Polymer Chemistry Experiments using FTIR, Raman, and DSC"

Journal of Chemical Education, 74(1), 97-99 (1997)                                                             

"The Titration of Slime"

Some Theoretical & Mathematical Chemistry Links: