Jeff Rosenthal
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Jeff Rosenthal

Professor
member of graduate faculty

Chemistry
Office: 259 Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3209

Email: jeffrey.rosenthal@uwrf.edu

Education:

University of Minnesota-Duluth, B.S. Chemistry, 1975

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, 1980

Ph.D. Thesis: "Flash Photolysis Studies of the Semiconductor/Electrolyte Interface"

Courses Taught:

  • General Chemistry courses.
  • Chemistry 250, Analytical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory.
  • Chemistry 356, Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory.

Research Interests:

Applications of surface phase microextraction (SPME) to gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GCMS) analysis of environmental samples.

Applications of handheld computing in the chemistry laboratory.

Professional Activities:

Awards and Honors

UWRF Foundation Grant “Environmental Analysis Kits for two Palm IIIx's” $1,198.00, 2001.

Palm IIIx donation by a joint venture between US-System and Palm Computing. Palm Computing, ten Palm IIIx devices were donated, 2000.

Funded Faculty Research Grant: “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Organic Contaminants in Water” 1995.

Outstanding Faculty Award (Math, Computer Sience, and Science) in the College of Arts and Sciences, 1993.

Co-investigator: NSF ILI “Integration of an Advanced Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory into the Chemistry Curriculum” 1993.

Co-investigator: NSF ILI “Acquisition of a High Field Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer for the Improvement of Instruction at the Univ. of Wis.-River Falls” 1993.

UWRF Faculty Research Grant “An Interactive Computer Tutorial for Chemistry.” For the continued development of a natural language chemistry tutorial computer program written in C++. 1989

Co-investigator: NSF ILI “The Development of Mass Spectroscopy Interfaced with Gas Chromatography into the Chemistry Curriculum at the University of Wis.-River Falls” Acquisition of a Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer. 1984.

Petroleum Research Foundation Grant, “Studies of the Semiconductor/Electrolyte Interface Via Transient Electrochemical Techniques” Acquisition of computing hardware and design and construction of an 8-bit 1 MHz 2K RAM buffered ADC interfaced to a microcomputer. 1984

Oakland University Research Fellowship Grant, “Fourier Transform Analysis of Relaxation Currents from Potential Step and Flash Irradiation Perturbations at Semiconductor Electrodes.” Development of methodology for Fourier analysis of the electrode/electrolyte interface under pulsed perturbations. 1980

National Science Foundation Summer Research Grant. Undergraduate summer research program in theoretical chemistry. Analysis of bonding characteristics of cyclopropane. 1973

National Water Quality Laboratory Summer Research Grant. Undergraduate summer research program in method development for pesticide analysis. 1972

Publications:

“The University of Wisconsin – River Falls Organic First Curriculum” David B. Rusterholz, Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, Daniel Marchand, Barbara Nielsen, Karl Peterson, Magdalena Pala, Jeff Rosenthal, Jamie Schneider, and Stacey Stoffregen, CHED#457, presented at the American Chemical Society 244th National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012.

“Teaching Organic First: Assessing Curricular Change” Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal , Jamie Schneider and Cory Windorff presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) in Denton, TX in 2010.

“Teaching Organic First: A Natural Extension to Atoms First” co-author with Michael Kahlow, Ross Jilk, Barbara Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal, David Rusterholz on presentation at the 21st BCCE in Denton, TX in 2010.

“Teaching Organic First: Implementing an Organic First Laboratory Course” co-author with Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl Peterson on poster presented at the 21st BCCE in Denton, TX, in 2010.

“Implementing and Assessing an Organic First Curriculum”, Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal and Jamie Schneider, UW-System Chemistry Faculty Meeting, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, October 16-17, 2009.Christa Nichols, Jeff Rosenthal, “Film Thickness and Unreacted Dimer Determination in Parylene Coatings by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy,” National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, April 24-27, 2002 and Research/Scholarly Activity Day, UWRF, April 23, 2002.

Rosenthal, J; “Designing Chemistry Applications for the Palm Pilot,” Teaching with Technology Today Vol. 7, No. 9: May 15, 2001.

Enos Kazembe, Kevin McLauglin, J. Rosenthal, “Molecular Weight Determination of Polystyrene via Differential Scanning Calorimetry” Research/Scholarly Activity Day, UWRF, May 4, 2001.

Kimberly Hill, Kreg Kobusson, Kevin McLauglin, J. Rosenthal, “Boron-11 FTNMR of Borate-Diol Complexes” ACS, August, 2000.

A. Gallistel, J. Rosenthal, “Boron-11 FTNMR of Borate-Diol Complexes” Research/Scholarly Activity Day, UWRF, May 05, 1999.

A. Chandonnet, P. Harrison, K. W. McLaughlin, J. Rosenthal, “Infrared Analysis of Polyurethane Foams” Research/Scholarly Activity Day, UWRF, May 05, 1999.

Kahlow, M.; Rosenthal, J.; Pala, J. "Raman Spectroscopy in Undergraduate Chemistry," Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Clemson, SC August 4-8, 1996.

M.S. Pittman, J.A. Johnson, J. Rosenthal, K.W. McLaughlin, “A Raman Spectroscopic Study of Semi-Crystalline Behavior in Polyethylene and its Copolymers,” 39th Undergraduate Research Symposium, Minnesota Section of the ACS, April 20, 1996.

M.S. Pittman, J.A. Johnson, J. Rosenthal, K.W. McLaughlin, “Investigation of Semi-Crystalline Behavior in Polyethylene Copolymers via Raman Spectroscopy, Research/Scholarly Activity Day, UWRF, April 23, 1996.

A. Burmeister, J. Rosenthal, “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,” 39th Undergraduate Research Symposium, Minnesota Section of the ACS, April 20, 1996.

A. Burmeister, J. Rosenthal, X. Wang, “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,” Research/Scholarly Activity Day, UWRF, April 23, 1996.

Pittman, M.S.; Johnson, J.A.; Rosenthal, J.; McLaughlin, K.W. "Experimental Demonstration of Semicrystalline Behavior in Polyethylene: Two Undergraduate Experiments" Chemical Education Division, National ACS Meeting, Chicago August 1995.

Kahlow, M.; Rosenthal, J. "Modular Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory in the Undergraduate Curriculum" Chemical Education Division, 28th American Chemical Society Great Lakes Regional Meeting, LaCrosse, WI, June 6-8, 1995.

Rosenthal, J. "Spread Sheet Calculations for X-Ray Powder Diffraction Patterns," J. Chem. Ed. 1991, 68, A285-A286.

Rosenthal, J. "A Spectroelectrochemical Demonstration of a Modified Belousov-Zhabotinskii Reaction," J. Chem. Ed., 1991, 68, 794.

Dado, G.; Rosenthal, J. "Simultaneous Determination of Cobalt, Copper, and Nickel," J. Chem. Ed. 1990, 67, 797.

"An Interactive Computer Tutorial for Chemistry", presented at the Minnesota Regional Conference on Educational Microcomputer Software in Chemistry, April 7, 1990, at the University of Minnesota.

Workshop Instructor: "Chemical Instrumentation for High School Teachers", sponsored by CESA 10 and 11, October 25, 1989.

Master of Science in Teaching Chemistry, Thesis: Adijuwana, H. "Heavy Metals Analysis in Plant Materials by Differential Pulse Polarography and UV-Vis Spectrophotometry," Rosenthal, J. advisor, UWRF, 1984.

Rosenthal. J.; Westerby, B. "The Determination of Surface State Energies at a Semiconductor/Electrolyte Interface by Laplace Domain Impedance Analysis", J. Electrochem. Soc., 1982, 129, 2147.

Rosenthal. J.; Westerby, B.; Harlow, H. "Fourier Transform Analysis of Semiconductor Electrodes", presented at the 28th IUPAC Congress, 1981.

Perone, S. P.; Richardson, J. H.; Deutscher, S. B.; Rosenthal, J.; Ziemer, J. "Laser Induced Photoelectrochemistry: Time-Resolved Coulostatic-Flash Studies of Photooxidation at n-TiO2 Electrodes," J. Electrochem. Soc., 1980, 127, 2580.

Deutscher, S. B.; Richardson, J. H.; Perone, S. P.; Rosenthal, J.; Ziemer, J. "Pulsed Laser Induced Photoelectrochemistry at Polycrystalline and Single Crystal Semiconductor Electrodes," Faraday Disc. Chem. Soc., 1980, 70, 33.

Perone, S. P.; Richardson, J. H.; Shepard, B. S.; Rosenthal, J.; Harrar, J. E.; George, S. M. "Laser Applications in Photochemistry," ACS Symposium Series, Hieftje, G. M. Ed.; American Chemical Society, 1978, Vol 85, Chapter 9.

Veith, G. D.; Kuehl, D. W.; Rosenthal, J. "Preparative Method for Gas Chromatographic/Mass Spectral Analysis of Trace Quantities of Pesticides in Fish Tissue," J. Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 1975, 1, 58.

Background:

My specialty is analytical chemistry. My interests lie in using the wide variety of instrumentation at UWRF for determining the composition of a variety of samples. These include AAS, GCMS, FTIR, and FTNMR.

Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, 1980-1982

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1982-1986

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1986-1990

Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1990-present

Department Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1996-1999, 2002-2011


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