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Jerry Fong


Position Title: Professor
Department: Physical and Life Sciences
Office Location: Physical and Health Sciences Bldg.
Office Phone: 607-587-3692
Education: 
  • 1980  Purdue University,Postdoctoral Fellow                              Chlorophyll Chemistry
  • 1978University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,Ph.D.                         Physical Chemistry
  •  1975 University of Michigan at Ann ArborM. Sc.                       Physical Chemistry
  •  1973 University of California at Berkeley,  B. Sc.                       College of Chemistry, with honors

 

College of Chemistry     

Teaching Overview: 
  • Chem 3514 & 4524 (Organic Chemistry I & II)   1998-present
  • Chem 3614 & 4624 (Chemical Instrumentation I & II) 1993-2001 
  • Chem 3414 (Analytical Chemistry) 1995-2002
  • Chem 4424 (Environmental Chemistry) 2001-2002
  • Chemistry 1984 & 2984 (Chemical Principles I & II)  1993-1998
  • Chemistry 1114 & 2124 (General Chemistry I & II) 2000-present
  • Chemistry 5013 (Applied Chemical Principles Lecturer )1995-1996
  • Chemistry 5013 (Applied Chemical Principles Lab) 2003-present
  • Math 1033 (College Algebra) 1999
  • Chem 4900 (Directed Study) 1993-present
Professional Experience: 
  • 9/90-9/92   Education Coordinator, Corning Incorporated (Managing K-12 corporate outreach)
  • 12/91-8/93 Applied Potentials Consulting (Technical consulting on high temperature electrochemistry and measurement)
  • 1/89-12/91  Senior Research Scientitst, Corning Incorporated, molten glass electrochemistry
  • 1/87-1/89    Senior Research Scientist, Corning Incorporated, electrochromic devices
  • 1/85-1/87    Senior Research Scientist, Corning Incorporated, copper glasses for laser writing(US Patents #4989767, #4892857, #4847138)
  • 1/84-6/85    Senior Scientist, Corning Incorporated, exuded copper surfaced catalytic monoliths (US Patent  #4788165)
  • 3/81-1/84    Senior Scientist, Corning Incorporated, glass semiconductors for solar conversion (US Patent #4658057)
  • 1/80-12/81  Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University, in vitro chlorophyll solar conversion chemistry  
Research: 
  • 1/04-12/06 ATE-NSF Grant #0040408  "Building a Cross-Institutional Collaboratory for 3D Visualization ($600,000/2 years)
  • 6/01-12/03 AATE-NSF Grant 007910 "A Two Year College Cooperative in Applied Research for 3D Visualization" ($299,000/3 years)
  • 01/01-12/04   NSF 0088392 "Bridging Institutions and Disciplines Using Shared Instrumentation" (150,000/3 years)
Publications and Events: 

 U.S. Patent 4,989,767 , “Copper-Exuding Glasses,”  2-6-90 U.S. Patent 4,892,857, “ Electrically Conductive, Ceramic Substrate,”  1-9-90 U.S. Patent 4,847,138, “Thermal Writing on Substrates,”  7-11-89 U. S. Patent 4,788,165, “ Copper-Exuding Glasses,” 11-29-89 U. S. Patent 4, 658, 057, “ Electrode for Photoelectrochemical Cell,”  4-14-87  â€œThe Kinetics of Copper Oxide Film Formation on Copper Lithium Aluminosilicate Glasses,” manuscript  in preparation with E. A. Boylan â€œChalcogenide Glasses as Photoelectrodes for Solar Energy Conversion,” Proc. Soc. Opt. Eng., 502 132 (1984)  â€œThe Microwave Spectrum, Dipole Moment and Conformation of Vinyldifluorophosphine,”  Inorg Chem.,  20 2342 (1981) with R. L. Kuczkowski â€œMechanisms of Ozonolysis of Ethylene in the Liquid Phase,”    J. Amer. Chem. Soc.,  102, 4763 (1980)  , with R. L. Kuczkowski â€œPhotosynthesis of Polyatomic Organic Molecules from Carbon Dioxide and Water by Photocatalytic Action of  Visible Light-Illuminated, Platinized Chlorophyll a Dihydrate Polycrystals,”   J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 101, 1204 (1979)  with D. R. Fruge and F. K. Fong  â€œThe Microwave Spectrum and Nitrogen-14 Electric Quadrupole Coupling Constants in cis-Thiolimide and  Oxydifluoride: Orientation and Analysis of the Electric Field Gradients,”   Inorg. Chem.,  17 1204 (1978) with R. L. Kuczkowski, P. Cassoux and A. Serafini â€œThe Microwave Spectrum and Structure of Trimethylamine Monofluoroborane,” J. Molec. Struct., 48, 25 (1978) with R. L. Kuczkowski, P. Cassoux and R. Geanangel â€œThe Microwave Spectrum, Structure and Nuclear Quadrupole Coupling Constants for Stibabenzen,” J. Molec. Struct., 70, 197 (1978)  with R. L. Kuczkowski and A. J. Ashe 

Service: 
  • Operation Chemistry Outreach program (1995-7)
  • Coordinator, Chemical Technology program (1996-2001)
Honors and Awards: 
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2006
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research & Scholarship 2005