Atmospheric Science & Chemistry Faculty
Jeremiah S. Duncan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BS, University of Missouri-Rolla; MA, PhD, Princeton University
About Jeremiah Duncan
Dr. Jeremiah Duncan received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University. His graduate research was in inorganic synthesis of iron-sulfur and iron-sulfur-nitrogen clusters as small molecule models of the nitrogenase enzyme.
Prior to joining the PSU faculty, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kee-Ree-Bahsh) in the central Pacific, where he taught science and math at a local teacher’s college; he was an Environmental Science Policy Fellow, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and placed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked on issues relating to the environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology; and he spent two years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison doing a post-doc on societal implications of nanotechnology and lecturing in Chemistry.
Dr. Duncan teaches General, Inorganic, Instrumental, and Environmental Chemistries and holds a dual appointment in the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University. His research interests are 1. environmental implications and applications of nanomaterials and 2. trace contaminant analysis of soil and water. One current environmentally-related project involves a partnership with the Loon Preservation Committee to track contaminants that may be leading to the decline of the loon populations on area lakes.