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Southern Oregon University

Professor

Hawthorne 29

1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

Ashland, OR 97520

(541) 552-6803

email: petrovis@sou.edu


Education

B.S. Chemistry (1986) Ohio University

M.S. Analytical Chemistry (1990) Purdue University

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry (1998) Ohio University

Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-1999) City University of New York-Brooklyn College

Relevant Experience

Chemist, AMOCO (now BP), Whiting, IN (1990-1991)

Chemist, Rhône-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co., Hammond, IN (1991-1994)

Adjunct Assistant Professor 1998-1999, City University of New York-Brooklyn College

Joined the SOU Chemistry department in 1999

Teaching Areas

Analytical Chemistry (Ch 421) with Lab (Ch 422)

Environmental Chemistry (Ch 101/101L)

General Chemistry (Trailer Section) (Ch 201/2) with Laboratory (Ch 204/5)

Working on a Wine Chemistry course to be taught in 2008 or 2009.

Research Interests

Electroanalytical chemistry and its application to wine characterization

Use of atomic spectroscopy and multivariate analysis in the geographical sourcing of caviar

Education in Analytical Chemistry

Publications and Presentations

"Comparison of Inductively Coupled Plasma with Classical Analytical Techniques in the Analysis of Southern Oregon Lithia Water: Inclusion of a Local Resource in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum", Petrovic, S.C.; Clarkson, J.C. Spectrosc. Lett.2007, 40, 395.

"Determination of Bismuth: A Mercury-Free Anodic Stripping Voltammetry Experiment", Petrovic, S.C. Chem. Educator2004, 9, 91.

"Determination of Ferrocene Solubility by Normalized Chronoamperometry: An Evaluation of Experimental Constraints", Petrovic, S.C.; Hammericksen, R.H. Electroanalysis2002, 599.

"Cyclic Voltammetry of Hexachloroiridate(IV): An Alternative to the Electrochemical Study of the Ferricyanide Ion", Petrovic, S. Chem. Educator2000, 5, 231.

"Preparation and Characterization of Thermosensitive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) Hydrogels with Electroactive Probes", Petrovic, S.C.; Zhang, W.; Ciszkowska, M. Anal. Chem.2000, 72, 3449.

 Professional Organizations and Affiliations

American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Analytical Division

Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC)