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Duane D. Swank

Duane D. Swank, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Room 245
Rieke Science Center

(253) 535-7556
Fax: (253) 536-5055

swankdd@plu.edu

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B.S. Washington State University 1964
Ph. D. Montana State University 1969
M.B.A. Pacific Lutheran University 1982

 

 

Teaching

Classes, current and past:

  • CHEM 104 - Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 108 - Mankind and Molecules
  • CHEM 152 - Systematic Inorganic-honors
  • CHEM 115 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 116 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 120 - General Chemistry
  • CHEM 125 - Advanced General Chemistry
  • CHEM 310 - The Egg and I: Culinary Chemistry
  • CHEM 338 - Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 341 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 343 - Physical Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM 342 - Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 344 - Physical Chemistry Lab II
  • CHEM 350 - Instrumentation for the Life Sciences
  • CHEM 410 - Intro to Research
  • CHEM 435 - Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 450 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 460 - Seminar (currently CHEM 499)
  • Core II Technology and Society
  • Writing 101 Seminar Ecocide

Research and Scholarship

Professional Interests:

  • Using magneto-structural correlations to inform the design of low-dimensional magnetic systems. Focus is on metal halide systems.
  • Correlation of NMR coupling constants with conformational and structural properties for flexible pyranose systems using molecular mechanics and ab initio calculations.
  • Application of computer and calculator data collection methods to general chemistry laboratory studies.
  • Environmental Studies of local watershed systems-metals analysis using ICP-AES.
  • Chemical analysis of wines-influence of agricultural practices on mineral content and vinification methods on flavonoid development, and their influence on wine quality.

 
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