Highlight Talk: Michael Johnson, Regents Professor (Corbett Ballroom)

Date(s) - Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 am


The Evolution of Iron in my Academic Career

My students and I have worked with a variety iron compounds in solution and in the solid state for over 30 years in my role as a research chemistry professor.  Our work has spanned iron in its common and uncommon oxidation states with the central theme of understanding the fundamentals of its chemistry.  As part of my basic research program, I have also become involved in “practical” applications of its chemistry and have discovered a new synthetic approach for forming potassium ferrate(VI) along with the remediation and oxidative degradation of a variety of inorganic and organic contaminants.  An overview of my work and interesting discoveries will be presented.