Dr. Michael Seymour

Director Midstates Consortium
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Dr. Michael Seymour is a professor of chemistry and has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1978.

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Computers in general chemistry labs

By using computer-based data collection in the general chemistry lab, students are able to collect more data of higher quality in less time, thus allowing more time to be spent thinking about the chemistry behind the data. Much of the data can be analyzed via a spreadsheet, such as Excel, providing the students with another important tool for future lab work.

HPLC-MS is being used to identify and quantify antibiotics in water/s oil systems. The goal is to model the behavior and predict the transport of these compounds in the environment.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1978
  • B.A., St. Johns University, 1972

Selected GRANTS

  • NSF-MRI, Acquisition of an ICP for Environmental Metals Analysis and Undergraduate Training at Hope College (with co PI Graham Peaslee), 2001–2003
  • Hope College development Grant, Expanded Applications of Computers in the General Chemistry Laboratory, 2001
  • Pfizer Global Research, Chemistry Dept. Symposium on Analytical Chemistry, 2000
  • Howard Hughes Curriculum Grant for GEMS course, Chemistry and the Environment, 1999
  • Hope College match of NSF-ILI, The Introduction of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy into the General Chemistry Lab (co-PI with Graham Peaslee), 1998–1999
  • NSF-ILI, The Introduction of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy into the General Chemistry Lab (co-PI with Graham Peaslee), 1998–1999
  • Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, On-Line Multi-media Instructional Resources for the General Chemistry Laboratory, 1996
  • Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory Computers in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, 1995
  • Hope Match (NSF-ILI), Laboratory Computers in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, 1994–1996
  • NSF-ILI, Laboratory Computers in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, 1994–1996