Department of Chemistry

College of Letters & Science
Rob McClain

Email address: mcclain@chem.wisc.edu

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Analytical Lab Director

B.A. 1984, Augustana College
Ph.D. 1991, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Research Description

I am currently a laboratory director for the Analytical Sciences Division in the Department of Chemistry at UW-Madison. I am responsible for the laboratories associated with the analytical chemistry instrumentation courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. I have experiences with the use, maintenance and repair of a variety of analytical instruments including: FTIR, HPLC, NMR, GCMS, ICP-OES, UV-Vis, CE, Raman, fluorimeter, polarimeter and electrochemical potentiostats for CV and impedance spectroscopy. I am also the supervisor of the departmental electronics shop and I serve on the Department of Chemistry Safety Committee.

Awards and Honors

Mentor Award, Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee 2012
Mid-Career Award, College of Letters & Science 2011
Exemplary Teaching at a Methodist Institution, The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church 1998
Robert M. Brooker Teaching Award (Division of Science and Mathematics), University of Indianapolis 1997