Chemistry & Physical
Sciences: Faculty
& Staff

Chemistry

Cynthia A. Molitor, Ph.D.

Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Associate Professor, Dept of Chemical & Physical Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Areas of Expertise

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Kinetics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Nutritional Chemistry
  • College Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Engineering Physics
  • Thermodynamics

Recent presentations

  • Molitor, C. “Bringing CSI into the Classroom” Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Math, and Technology Teaching, Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH, Nov. 5, 2011.
  • Molitor, C. “Recycling Plastics”, Lourdes College Earth Week Event ‘One Earth, One Home, One Future’, Sylvania, OH, Apr. 14, 2011.
  • Molitor, C. “CSI in the Classroom” Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Math, and Technology Teaching, Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH, Nov. 6, 2010.
  • Molitor, C. "Forensic Science Alive!" Theater Vision Workshops, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, Feb. 16–17, 2010.
  • Stallman, B.; Wise, E.; Molitor, C.; Fraser, D.; Engel, J. "Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences Assessment" Poster, Assessment Symposium 2009, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, Feb. 24, 2009.
  • Molitor, C. "Turkey", P.E.O. Chapter I Meeting, Sylvania, OH, January 26, 2008.
  • Molitor, C. on behalf of the Teaching and Faculty Life Committee "Using the Faculty Effectiveness Tool to the Fullest" Lourdes College All-Faculty Meeting, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, Aug. 21, 2008
  • Stallman, B.; Wise, E.; Molitor, C. "Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences Assessment" Poster, 2008 Assessment Symposium, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, May 15, 2008.
  • Molitor, C. "Predicting Student Success in Chemistry – What works, what doesn't", accepted for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA/SCST) 56th National Conference on Science Education, Boston, MA, March 28, 2008.
  • Molitor, C. "Bloodborne Pathogens Training", Lourdes College All-Campus Meeting, August 23, 2007.
  • Molitor, C. "Nutrition for Women", P.E.O. Chapter I Meeting, Sylvania, OH, April 9, 2007.
  • Molitor, C. ; Stallman, B. "The Potential Improvement of Success Rates in College Chemistry Through a Chemistry Math Workshop and Placement Exam" Round-Table Discussion at the 2007 Assessment Symposium, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, February 12, 2007.
  • Stallman, B.; Molitor, C.; Wise, E. "General Education: Course-embedded Assessment" Round-Table Discussion, 2007 Assessment Symposium, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, February 12, 2007.
  • Stallman, B.; Wise, E.; Molitor, C. "Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences Assessment Activities" Poster, 2007 Assessment Symposium, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, February 12, 2007.
  • Molitor, C. "Planetarium Tour – Appold Planetarium", Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, November 29, 2006.

Recent publications

  • Three DuPont Technical Reports archived in the internal/confidential E. I. DuPont DeNemours Company Library, Wilmington, DE; one in December 1999 and two in November 2000.
  • Mertdogan, C. A.; McHugh, M. A.; Tuminello, W. H. "Cosolvency effect of SF6 on the solubility of poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-19 mol % hexafluoropropylene) in supercritical CO2 and CHF3", Journal of Applied Polymer Science (1999), 74, 2039–2045.
  • McHugh, M. A.; Mertdogan, C. A.; DiNoia, T. P.; Anolick, C. A.; Tuminello, W. H.; Wheland, R. "Impact of melting temperature on poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-hexafluoropropylene) solubility in supercritical fluid solvents", Macromolecules (1998), 31, 2252–2254.
  • Mertdogan, C. A. "Effects of intermolecular forces and backbone architecture on the phase behavior of fluorocopolymer-supercritical fluid mixtures", Doctoral Dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University, December 1997.
  • Mertdogan, C. A.; DiNoia, T. P.; McHugh, M. A. "Impact of backbone architecture on the solubility of fluorocopolymers in supercritical CO2 and halogenated supercritical solvents: Comparison of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-22 mol % hexafluoropropylene) and poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-19 mol % hexafluoropropylene)", Macromolecules (1997), 30, 7511–7515.
  • Mertdogan, C. A.; McHugh, M. A.; Barth, H. G.; Walls, D. J.; Tuminello, W. H. "Supercritical fractionation of a perfluorinated copolymer", International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization (1997), 4, 231–246.

Patents

  • Mertdogan, C. A. "Fluoropolymer Finishing Process", U. S. Patent 6,416,698 (July 9, 2002)
  • Tuminello, W. H.; McHugh, M. A.; Mertdogan, C. A. "Solutions of perfluorinated polymers in SF6 with or without CO2", U. S. Patent 5,696,195 (December 9, 1997).

Recent awards and/or recognition

  • 2007 Nominee for the 2006–2007 Lourdes College Faculty Excellence Award
  • 1989–1993 Acme Steel National Merit Scholarship
  • 1990–1992 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Merit Scholarships from both the Chicago Section and the Greater Midwestern Steelmakers Section
  • 1989 Western States Blast Furnace and Coke Plant Association Merit Scholarship
  • 1989–1990 Edmund J. James Scholar, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, & Dean's List
  • 1989 Illinois State Scholar

Contact

Cynthia Molitor, Ph.D.
Cynthia Molitor
Office: LH 215
(419) 824-3518
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