Edward Navarre

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Dr. Edward Navarre
Department of Chemistry, Box 1652
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026


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fax. 618.650.3556

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Short version

B.A. in Chemistry, 1995, Western Maryland College (now named McDaniel College)

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, 2002, University of Vermont

Associate in Science Instruction, 2001 - 2005, Middlebury College

Post-doctoral Fellow, 2005 - 2008, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Assistant Professor, 2008, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Long version

Edward received a B.A in chemistry from Western Maryland College in 1995. He moved on to graduate school at the University of Vermont, working in the laboratory of Dr. Joel Goldberg for his dissertation research. In the course of that research he designed and built a variety of new pulsed plasma atomization devices, as well as a rail-rider optical bench to facilitate the spectroscopic experiments. Using spatially and temporally resolved emission from these plasmas, he was able to map their trajectory in space (for a Z-pinch plasma gun) and the plasma formation and evolution of a theta-pinch plasma.

Following graduate school, Edward took a position at Middlebury College in 2001 as an Associate in Science Instruction. He was one of three instructors for undergraduate teaching laboratories and the maintainer of instruments for the department of chemistry and biochemistry.

In 2005 Edward moved to Palermo (Italy). He worked in the laboratory of Prof. Giuseppe Filardo in the Department of Chemical Engineering (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali) at the Università degli Studi di Palermo. His research focused on two projects working with supercritical carbon dioxide as a solvent. One project investigated the formation of inclusion complexes between modified triphenylphosphines and CO2-soluble cyclodextrins as a means to increase the solubility of phosphine catalysts in scCO2. The second project looked at solutions of N-vinylpyrrolidone in scCO2. The fundamental phase behavior of this important monomer and its ability to form micelles in the presence of a surfactant was studied by dielectric spectroscopy. This type of spectroscopy is uniquely suited to probing systems like this that are otherwise very difficult to observe.

In 2008 Edward returned to the United States to pursue research in atomic spectroscopy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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