Scott A. Reid, Ph.D.
Department Chair / Professor
Phone: (414) 288-7565
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Since joining Marquette in 1994, Dr. Reid has established himself as a leader in the area of reactive intermediates - short-lived, unstable molecules that are key players in the mechanisms of many real-world chemical processes, such as reactions in combustion, the atmosphere and beyond. "Only by understanding the mechanisms of these important chemical processes can we make progress in better utilizing them," Reid says. The emphasis on research in his department is one thing that drew Dr. Reid to Marquette. "One thing I really appreciate about Marquette is the teacher-scholar model," says Reid. "Your research informs your teaching, and you strive for excellence in both. Our research with undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students is critical as we seek to encourage, motivate and equip the next generation of scientists". Dr. Reid has served as chair of the chemistry department since 2011.
Professor Reid received a B.S. degree from Union University (Jackson, TN) in 1985, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 1990 under the direction of J. Douglas McDonald. His interests in molecular spectroscopy and chemical dynamics led him to the University of Southern California, where he completed post-doctoral training under the direction of Hanna Reisler. He came to Marquette as an Assistant Professor in 1994, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000 and Professor in 2005. In 2004, he spent a semester at National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan) as an NSC fellow, working in the group of Professor Yuan-Pern Lee. In 2010, he was awarded a Way-Klingler sabbatical fellowship, which he spent working with groups at UW-Madison and University of Sydney (Australia).
Honors, Awards, and External Appointments
S. A. Reid*, Silver Nyambo, Aimable Kalume, Brandon Uhler, Cyrus Karshenas, and Lloyd Muzangwa, “Reactive Pathways in the Chlorobenzene-Ammonia Dimer Cation Radical: New Insights from Experiment and Theory”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, Vol. XXX, YYY-ZZZ. (Articles ASAP).
S. A. Reid*, Silver Nyambo, Lloyd Muzangwa, and Brandon Uhler, “On pi-stacking, CH/pi, and Halogen Bonding Interactions in Bromobenzene and Mixed Bromobenzene-Benzene Clusters”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, Vol. XXX, YYY-ZZZ. (Invited article for Terry Miller Festschrift).
F. Abou-Chahine, T. J. Preston, G. Dunning, A. Orr-Ewing*, G. Greetham, I. Clark, M. Towrie, and S. A. Reid, “Photo-Isomerization and Photo-Induced Reactions in Liquid CCl4 and CHCl3”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, Vol. XXX, YYY-ZZ (Articles ASAP).
A. Kalume, L. George, N. Cunningham, and S. A. Reid*, “Case of the Missing Isomer: Pathways for Molecular Elimination in the Photo-induced Decomposition of 1,1-Dibromoethane”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, Vol. XXX, YYY-ZZZ. (Invited article for Curt Wittig Festschrift).
A. Kalume, L. George, N. Cunningham, and S. A. Reid*, “Concerted and Sequential Mechanisms of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Hydrogen Halide Elimination”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2013, Vol. 556, 35-38.
Nahid Chalyavi, Tyler Troy, George Bacskay, Klaas Nauta, Scott Kable, Scott Reid, and Timothy W. Schmidt*, “Excitation Spectra of the Jet-Cooled 4-Phenylbenzyl and 4-(4'-methylphenyl)Benzyl Radicals”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2012, Vol. 116, 10780-10785.
L. Muzangwa, S. Nyambo, B. Uhler, and S. A. Reid*, “On p-stacking, CH/ p, and Halogen Bonding Interactions in Halobenzene clusters: Resonant 2-Photon Ionization Studies of Chlorobenzene”, J. Chem. Phys. 2012, Vol. 137, 184307/1-184307/9.
G. de Wit, B. R. Heazlewood, M. S. Quinn, A. T. Maccarone, K. Nauta, S. A. Reid, M. J. T. Jordan* and S. H. Kable*, “Product state and speed distributions in photochemical triple fragmentations”, Faraday Disc., 2012, Vol. 157, 227-241.
Chong Tao, Craig Richmond, Calvin Mukarakate, Scott H. Kable, George B. Bacskay,* Eric C. Brown, Richard Dawes,* Phalgun Lolur, and Scott A. Reid*, “Spectroscopy and Dynamics of the Predissociated, Quasi-linear S2 State of Chlorocarbene”, J. Chem. Phys., 2012, Vol. 137, 104307/1-104307/8.
L. George, A. Kalume, B. Esselman, R. J. McMahon, and S. A. Reid*, “Spectroscopic and computational studies of matrix-isolated iso-CXBr3 (X=F,Cl,Br): Structure, properties, and photochemistry of substituted iso-tribromomethanes”, J. Mol. Struc., 2012, Vol. 1025, 61-68 (Invited Article for Special Issue on Photoinduced Processes in Cryogenic Matrices).
T. J. Troy, S. H. Kable, T. W. Schmidt,* and S. A. Reid*, “On the Electronic Spectroscopy of Closed Shell Cations Derived From Resonance Stabilized Radicals: Insights From Theory and Franck-Condon Analysis’, Astron. Astrophys., 2012, Vol. 541, A8 (6 pages).
C. R. Pharr, L. A. Kopff, B. Bennett, S. A. Reid, and R. J. McMahon*, “Photochemistry of Furyl- and Thienyldiazomethanes: Spectroscopic Characterization of Triplet 3-Thienylcarbene”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, Vol. 134, 6443-6454.
A.T. Maccarone, K. Nauta, G. de Wit, M. Quinn, S.A. Reid, M.J.T. Jordan and S.H. Kable*, “Chemistry at the threshold: Unexpected products, unusual mechanisms and generally weird things that happen near the energetic threshold for a reaction,” Proc. Int. Quantum Electronics Conference, 2011, Sydney, NSW: Aust. Optical Soc., pp. 426-428.
N. Chalyavi, G. Bacskay, A. Menon, T. Troy, N. Davis, L. Radom, S. A. Reid, and T. W. Schmidt*, “Spectroscopy and thermochemistry of a jet-cooled open-shell polyene: 1,4-pentadienyl radical”, J. Chem. Phys., 2011, Vol. 135, 124306/1-124306/7.
L. George, A. Kalume, B. Esselman, J. Wagner, R. J. McMahon, and S. A. Reid, “Spectroscopic and computational studies of matrix-isolated iso-CHBr3: Structure, properties, and photochemistry of iso-bromoform”, J. Chem. Phys., 2011, Vol. 135, 124503/1-124503/8.
S. Rowling, K. Nauta, S. A. Reid, and S. H. Kable*, “Electronic spectroscopy of the B(0,0,0)-X(0,0,0) transition of DCO and lifetimes and relative quantum yields of the B(0,0,0) state”, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2011, Vol. 270, 33-39.
T. J. Preston, M. Dutta, B. Esselman, A. Kalume, L. George, R. J. McMahon, S.A. Reid, and F. F. Crim*, “Formation and Relaxation Dynamics of iso-CH2ClI in Cryogenic Matrices”, J. Chem. Phys., 2011, Vol. 135, 114503/1-114503/8.
C. Richmond, C. Tao, C. Mukarakate, E. C. Brown, R. Dawes*, Scott H. Kable*, and Scott A. Reid*, “Optical-optical Double Resonance Spectroscopy of the Quasi-linear S2 state of CHF and CDF: II. Predissociation and Mode-specific Dynamics”, J. Chem. Phys., 2011 Vol. 135, 104316/1-104316/8.
C. Tao, C. Richmond, C. Mukarakate, R. Dawes*, Scott H. Kable*, and Scott A. Reid*, “Optical-optical Double Resonance Spectroscopy of the Quasi-linear S2 state of CHF and CDF: I. Spectroscopic Analysis”, J. Chem. Phys., 2011, Vol. 135, 104315/1-104315/6.
L. George, A. Kalume, B. Esselman, R. J. McMahon, and S. A. Reid*, “Pulsed-jet discharge matrix isolation and computational study of bromine atom complexes: BrLBrXCH2 (X=H,Cl,Br)”, J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, Vol. 115, 9820-9827.
L. G. Muzangwa, V. L. Ayles, S. Nyambo, and S. A. Reid*, “Probing the electronic structure of the Nickel monohalides: Single Vibronic Level Emission Spectroscopy of NiCl and NiBr”, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2011, Vol. 269, 36-40.
P. Z. El-Khoury, L. George, A. Kalume, I. Schapiro, M. Olivucci, A. Tarnovsky, and S. A. Reid*, “Matrix Isolation and Computational Study of the CF2I radical”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2010, Vol. 496, 68-73.
A. Kalume, L. George, P. Z. El-Khoury, A. Tarnovsky, and S. A. Reid*, “Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of the Laser Photolysis of Matrix–isolated 1,2-Dibromoethanes: Formation and Fate of the Bromoethyl Radicals”, J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, Vol. 114, 9919-9926.
R. Shukla, K. Thakur, V. J. Chebny, S. A. Reid,* and R. Rathore,* “Direct Observation of Electron-transfer-induced Conformational Transformation (Molecular Actuation) in a Bichromophoric Electron Donor”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, Vol. 114, 14592-14595.
L. George, A. Kalume, P. Z. El-Khoury, A. N. Tarnovsky and S. A. Reid*, “Matrix Isolation and Computational Study of iso-CF2Br2: A Route to Br2 Formation in CF2Br2 Photolysis ”, J. Chem. Phys. 2010, Vol. 132, 084503.
R. Dawes*, A. W. Jasper, C. Richmond, C. Tao, C. Mukarakate, S. H. Kable, and S. A. Reid*, “Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy of the S2 state of CHF and CDF: Dynamically Weighted Multireference Configuration Interaction Calculations for High-lying Electronic States”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, Vol. 1, 641-646.