The Chemistry and Physics Department offers research opportunities for qualified
undergraduate students. Students with a strong academic record and an interest
in research are encouraged to work with one or more of the faculty on selected
laboratory projects. Old Westbury students work on the cutting edge of science.
They become familiar with state-of-the-art instrumentation and computer technology.
They visit with invited lecturers. They present the results of their own research
at statewide, national and international conferences.
Summer internships are available
in neighboring corporations and laboratories.
The following topics represent some of the research interests of the Chemistry
and Physics faculty:
- Use of EPR spectroscopy to determine the structure of compounds that
model enzyme active sites
- Environmental separations and mass spectrometry
- Synthesis of radiolabeled
steroid analogs for potential use as imaging agents
- Development and deployment
of new methods for detecting trace gases in the atmosphere
- Synthesis and
characterization of coordination compounds that model Lewis acid metalloenzymes.
in Chemical Education
- Science Education
- Optical Spectroscopy and Chemical Dynamics
Faculty members actively pursue research, both on campus and in collaboration
with scientists at such institutions as Yale University, SUNY Stony Brook,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Argonne National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.