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Natural Science Program Faculty — Dr. Ewa Pater

Assistant Professor
Analytical Chemistry, Quantitative Chemistry

I graduated from the Technical University in Wroclaw, Poland, and next obtained my Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo. Before finally settling down in Plattsburgh I spent two years in Atlanta, Georgia, as a post-doc, and then some time as a visiting professor at University of Minnesota, Duluth. In addition to quantitative analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis I also teach general chemistry.

My main research interests are in the field of chemical sensors, and in the area of conducting and redox polymers. These polymers can be used in a variety of devices, e.g., in sensors, displays, photoelectric devices, as anodes or cathodes in batteries and supercapacitors, where they are required to work under a wide range of experimental conditions, namely in the presence of an electric field, in various solvents and electrolytes, and electrolyte's concentrations. In order to optimize a given polymer for a specific application it is critical that it is characterized over the full range of conditions likely to be experienced when it is in use. In particular I am interested in volume changes accompanying redox reactions of electroactive polymers in a variety of salt/solvent mixtures.

I like to travel and visit new places, I also enjoy hiking. Both activities give me an opportunity to take many pictures. I like to relax with a good book in my hand and good music in the background.

Dr. Pater explains the interpretation of experimental results using a computer generated graph to a student in Introductory Chemistry.

Got a question for Ewa?

Contact her at paterem@plattsburgh.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo
  • M.A., Technical University in Wroclaw, Poland

Teaching Areas

  • Quantitative Chemistry

Research Areas

  • Chemical Sensors
  • Conducting and Redox Polymers
    • Volume changes accompanying redox reactions of electroactive polymers in a variety of salt/solvent mixtures

Contact Ewa Pater

Office: Ward Hall 232
Phone: (518) 564-2706
E-mail: Paterem@Plattsburgh.edu