Dr. Sudhir B. Abhyankar

B.Sc. M.Sc. Bombay, M.Sc. Ph.D. Florida State

Associate Professor, Environmental Science (Chemistry) Unit, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL, Canada A2H 6P9

Office: AS244
Phone: (709) 639-2502
E-Mail: sudhir@grenfell.mun.ca

Other affiliations: Visiting Scientist, Marine Fisheries Laboratory, NOAA, Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Visiting Scientist, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada, PAPRICAN, Quebec.

Professional Organizations: President of College Chemistry Canada (2012-2014) and C3 (1994-96), member of the Executive (1993-97; 2011-2015), member of the Board of Directors (1985-90; 1997-2000); Chemical Institute of Canada (member); Scientists Technologists and Engineers Placed in Schools (Director 1995-97); Sigma Chi Scientific Research Society (elected member); National Association for Research in Science Teaching (member); Kappa Delta Pi (member), American Chemical Society.

Professional Awards and Honours: College Chemistry Canada Award for Excellence in Chemical Education, 1999; Inclusion in Canadian Who's Who, 1997 and subsequent editions.

Personal Interests:

Travel, photography, hiking.

Research and Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Abhyankar has formal training in organic chemistry and science education, including chemical education.

Green Chemistry Education and Research:

Science and Chemical Education

Book Chapter:

Abhyankar, S.B. Introduction to Teaching Green Organic Chemistry. In Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory; Dicks, A.P.Ed; CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2012; pp 1-27

Recent / Selected Papers:

S.B. Abhyankar and S. Subramanian, "Raman spectroscopy in undergraduate chemical education." Spectrochimica Acta. Part A. 51 (1995).

S.B. Abhyankar and J.M. Dust, "A serendipitous two-step synthesis from a Grignard reaction.1-Ethoxy-1,1,1-triphenylmethane from the reaction of phenylmagnesium bromide with benzophenone." Journal of Chemical Education 69, 76 (1992).

S.B. Abhyankar, "Student participation in designing problems." Chem 13 News 19 (1988).

S.B. Abhyankar and N.J. Reed, "Undergraduate semi-microscale organic labs: Taking the middle path." Canadian Chemical News 39(8), 19 (1987).

I.W.J. Still and S.B. Abhyankar, "3,3'-Dichloro-3-methylene-4-thiochromanone. A novel product from carbon tetrachloride." Journal of Organic Chemistry 47, 373 (1982).

J.L. Vinelli, C.C. Mathews, D. Schlitt, S.B. Abhyankar and D.J. McKee. "A comparative study of the effects of two teaching strategies in an activity centered science program on middle school students' need affiliation and teacher dependency behaviours." Journal of Research in Science Teaching 16, 159, (1979).

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