Dr. M. J. Gerald Lesley

Department Chair / General Chemistry /       Inorganic Chemistry / Organometallic Chemistry 

 

Gerry Lesleyabout me

I am a professor in the Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University. My interests include the synthesis of novel, conducting polymers which incorporate boron atoms in the polymer main chain and the hydroboration of nitrile derivatives and the synthesis of novel organic molecules for the hydrothermal synthesis of MOFs. My teaching responsibilities include General Chemistry, Scientific Writing and Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry.

 

 

Contact Me

Office: Jennings Hall 308/343
Email:lesleym1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6262
Fax: (203) 392-6396


Education

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Waterloo
M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Honors B.S., University of Waterloo

  
Experience

Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Fall 2007 and Summer 2006
Assistant Professor, Moorhead State University, 1999- 2000
BP Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow,  University of Bristol, England, 1999
EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, England, 1997-1999  
Nova Petrochemical Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 1996-1997
Visiting Scholar, British Council Scholarship, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne England, 1994
Research Associate, University of Alberta, 1991-1992
Research Associate, University of Waterloo, 1990-1991


Professional Interests

The synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic complexes. Specific interests include the synthesis of novel, conducting, boron containing polymers and the catalytic diboration of unsaturated organic substrates. Recent studies have focused on the synthesis and reactivity of aldiminoborane complexes including reactivity studies with transition metal complexes and applications of Suzuki coupling in the formation of ligands for the synthesis of metal organic framework materials (MOFs).

 

Courses

CHE 120  General Chemistry I
CHE 121  General Chemistry II
CHE 125  Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry
CHE 301  Preparation of Scientific Documents 
CHE 434  Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 532 /533  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I/II
CHE 588  Research Methods and Scientific Writing 

 

Publications

Faculty Bibliography