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Dr. Glenn Morello

Lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry

I received my B.S. and M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington studying inorganic catalysis via computational methods. While in school and after graduation, I worked at a pharmaceutical company (Alcami) where I spent time in the biotech, R&D and formulation labs. After realizing that I didn’t want to do “wet chemistry” forever, I decided to go back to school in 2007 and earned my Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of North Texas under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Cundari, studying catalytic mechanisms and electronic materials. After four years working in the modeling division for PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, calculating OLED properties, I embarked on a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tromsø (Norway) under Dr. Kathrin Hopmann investigating asymmetric hydrogenation mechanisms and continued work on OLED materials.

Prior to joining SUNY Plattsburgh in the fall of 2021, I was a quality control chemist in Hawaii (2018–20) and more recently an assistant professor at Valley City State University in North Dakota (2020–21), specializing in teaching quantum, inorganic and general chemistry. My research activities at SUNY include computational investigations of reaction mechanisms, understanding properties of organometallic complexes and continued research into OLED materials. 

I have way too many hobbies that keep me busy including snowboarding, soccer, ice hockey, ultimate, hiking, camping, gardening, traveling and photography. I love making music and still own a set of Vestax turntables from my DJing days. I am actively teaching my son to love all of these hobbies too — his strider skills are impressive! I am an avid reader and audiobook listener of books on science, especially in the area of astrophysics and quantum physics. My chemistry background is also put to use in baking breads!

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas (2011)
    • M.S. in Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2003)
    • B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2000)
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