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KENNETH D. SCHLECHT

Department of Chemistry
SUNY Brockport
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-5585

Education

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry
January, 1971

LeMoyne College
Syracuse, NY
B.S. Chemistry
June,1966

Thesis Title: Acid Degradation of Tetracycline

Thesis Advisor: Clyde W. Frank

Teaching Experience
Department of Chemistry, SUNY Brockport since 1970, Associate Professor
Taught: College Chemistry, Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis, Forensic Science
Chemical Lecture Demonstrations, Energy and the Environment.

Administrative Experience
Chair, Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society, 1992
Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Brockport, June 1983 - May, 1988
Project Director, CSTEP Grant, January 1987 - August 1989, and Spring 1993 (see Grants)
President, Board of Directors, Faculty Student Association, SUNY Brockport, 1988-89. (Board Member, 1986 - 1992).

Research Interests
Analytical Spectroscopy
Forensic Analysis
Analysis of Archaeological Samples
Internal Reflection Spectroscopy
Ion Exchange of Natural Zeolites
Development of Lecture Demonstrations

Grants
NSF Undergraduate Research Participation (LJRP), Summer 1982, $13,192.
SUNY Faculty Grant for Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, Summer 1983, $2,500.
NYS Education Department, Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP):
  • Project Director, January - June, 1987, $29,000
  • Project Director, July, 1987 - June, 1988, $98,295
  • Project Director, July, 1988 - June, 1989, $98,245
  • Co-Project Director, July - August, 1989, $19,191
  • Project Director, January, 1993 - July, 1993
FIPSE Partners with City College of New York, adaptation of PASS model, October, 1995 - March, 1998, $20,000.
SAIC (Scientific Applications International Corp.), Dry Solutions for Chemical Warfare Agents, July 2005 - June 2006 $52,302, July 2006 - June 2007, $45,994.

Awards
  • Monroe County District Attorney's "Good Citizen Award", December, 1984 - for work in developing analytical methods for the analysis of controlled substances.
  • New York State/United University Professors Excellence Award ($3,000), Fall 1990 - for exceptional and sustained accomplishments in college service
  • Senior Fellow, School of Letters and Sciences, SUNY Brockport, 1995
  • Section Award, Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society, 1999

National Conference Work

Member, Finance Committee, ZEOLITE '76, International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites, Tucson, AZ, June, 1976.

Member, Registration Committee, WORKSHOP ON ZEOLIT'ES AND HEALTH, Rochester, NY, March, 1979.

Organizing Committee and Local Arrangements Chairman, ZEO-AGRICULTURE '82, A Conference on the Use of Natural Zeolites in Agriculture and Aquaculture, Rochester, NY, June, 1982.

Logistics Coordinator, ZEO-TRIP '83, July 7-10, 1983, Boise, ID to Reno, NV (preceding the 6th International Zeolite Conference).

Presider, Technical Sessions, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy:

  • March, 1984 (Atlantic City)
  • 1985 (New Orleans)
  • 1986 & 1987 (Atlantic City)
  • 1988 (New Orleans)
  • 1990 (New York)
  • 1991 (Chicago)
  • 1992 (New Orleans)
  • 1993 (Atlanta)
  • 1994 & 1996 (Chicago)

Vice-Chairman and Member of Finance Committee, ZEOLITE '93, 4th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites Boise, ID, June 20-28, 1993.

Publications

K.D. Schlecht & C.W. Frank, J. Pharm. Sci., 62, 258-261 (1973), "Tetracycline Epimerization Kinetics Utilizing NMR Spectrometry."

K.D. Schlecht, R.B. Dix, M.J. Tamul, Appl. Spectrosc., 28, 3 8-40 (1974), "Internal Reflection Spectra of Several Tetracyclines."

K.D. Schlecht & C.W. Frank, J. Pharm. Sci., 64, 352 (1975), "Dehydration of Tetracycline."

K.D. Schlecht, J. College Sci. Teaching, 6, 173 (1977), "A Non-Calculus Approach to First-Order Kinetics."

K.D. Schlecht, J. Chem. Ed., 61, 251 (1984), "Diffusion of Gases -Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases."

Ronald J. Greaves & Kenneth D. Schlecht, J. Chem Ed., 69, 417-8 (1992), "Gibbs Free Energy-The Criteria for Spontaneity."

Kenneth B. Tankersley, Kenneth D. Schlecht & Richard S. Laub, J. Archaeological Science, 25, 805-11, (1998), "Fluoride Dating in Mastodon Bone from an Early Paleoindian Spring Site".

Daniel E. Allgeier, Sue Ann Herbert, Rory Nee, Kenneth D. Schlecht & K. Thomas Finley, J. Org. Chem., 68, 4988-90, (2003), "Regiospecificity in the Synthesis of Diaryl Sulfones".