University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Dr. Michael J. Carney

Professor and Department Chair

Chemistry

Research group members: Tom Jones and Shilo Bender

Education

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B.S.   (Summa Cum Laude) University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire:  Eau Claire, WI.  1983

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Ph.D.   (Inorganic Chemistry) Harvard University:  Cambridge, MA. 1988 (Thesis Director:  R. H. Holm)

Professional Experience

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Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 2010-present

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Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 2003-2010

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 2000-2003

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Staff Scientist and Organometallic Team Leader, W. R. Grace & Co., Grace Davison Division, Columbia, MD. 1994-2000

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Research Chemist, Chevron Chemical Co., Kingwood, TX. 1990-1994

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 1988-1990 (Advisor:  R. G. Bergman)

Teaching Interests

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General Chemistry

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Chem 103 Course Information, Summer 2010

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Chem 104 Course Information, Spring 2006

 

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Industrial Chemistry

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Chem 274 Course Information, Spring 2010

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Chem 411 Course Information, Fall 2009

 

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Inorganic Chemistry

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Chem 218 Course Information, Spring 2011

 

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Organic Chemistry

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Chem 325 Course Information, Fall 2007

 

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Materials Chemistry

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MSCI 234 Course Information, Fall 2010

 

Professional Activities

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Over ten years of industrial research and development experience involving the design, synthesis and scale-up of olefin polymerization catalysts, including technical service responsibilities.

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Member of the American Chemical Society since 1983

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Presentation entitled “Heterogeneous Borate Co-catalysts for Metallocene Catalyst Systems” given during the 5th International Congress on Metallocene Polymers, Düsseldorf, Germany (1998).

 

Honors and Awards

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President's Award, UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association, Spring Commencement 2009

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Chapter Citation Award, UW-Eau Claire Gold Caps Chapter of Mortar Board Honor Society, 2008

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"Favorite Professor", UW-Eau Claire Residence Halls, 2006-2008

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"Professor of the Year", American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, 2004, 2011

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Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award, 2001, 2003

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W. R. Grace & Co. Research Award, “Metallocene Catalyst”, 1995

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Chevron Chemical Co., Recognition and Awards Program, “Education Outreach”, 1993

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National Institutes of Health (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellow ,1989-1990

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Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning, 1986

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Outstanding Senior, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1983

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Marie and Floyd Krause Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1983

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Elected to Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board Honor and Service Societies, 1982 - 1983

Other Information

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Presentations, Publications and Patents

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Research Interests

UW-Eau Claire Home [Chemistry Dept.]

                                                                               

Contact:  M. J. Carney
Email:  carneymj@uwec.edu
Last updated: January 19, 2011