Jeremiah Duncan

Jeremiah DuncanJeremiah Duncan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
E-mail: jsduncan@plymouth.edu

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Dr. Jeremiah Duncan received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri at Rolla and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University. His graduate research was in inorganic synthesis of 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), 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 environmental issues of nanotechnology; and he was post-doc and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dr. Duncan teaches several chemistry courses and holds a dual appointment in the Center for the Environment. His research interests include environmental implications of nanomaterials and environmental chemistry, especially identifying and quantifying low-level contaminants in the streams and lakes of New Hampshire.

Degrees and Education
  • MA, PhD, Princeton University
  • BS, University of Missouri-Rolla

Research Interests

  • Environmental implications of nanomaterials and environmental chemistry, especially identifying and quantifying low-level contaminants in the streams and lakes of New Hampshire
Recent Publications
  • Chen, X.-D., Duncan, J.S., Verma, A.K., Lee, S.C. “Selective Syntheses of Iron-Imide-Sulfide Cubanes, Including a Partial Representation of the Fe-S-X Environment in the FeMo-Cofactor, ” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132:15884-15886 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ja106478k
  • Sharp, C.R., Duncan, J.S., Lee, S.C. “[Fe4S4]q Cubane Clusters (q = 4+, 3+, 2+) with Terminal Amide Ligands, ” Inorg. Chem., 49:6697-6705 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ic100742c
  • Duncan, J.S., “Nanoscale silver: Current knowledge and data gaps in the environmental, health, and safety data,” presented at American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
  • Savage N.F., Diallo M., Duncan J.S., Street A., Sustich R.C., eds. Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water. Norwich, NY: William Andrew, Inc.; 2009. 592 pages.
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • Techniques in Laboratory Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry

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