Robert LeSuer

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Robert LeSuer

Dr. Robert J. LeSuer
SCI-224 (LAB SCI-296C)
773-995-2321 (LAB x2851)
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B.S., Juniata College
Ph.D., University of Vermont
Postdoctoral, University of Texas, Austin

Research Interests

Electrochemistry, electron transfer in dye sensitized solar cells, scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), cyclic voltammetry, deep eutectic solvents, pollution monitoring and reduction in the Lake Calumet Area, lichen.

Recent Presentations and Publications

A mechanistic investigation of di-tert-butyl nitroxide using scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) McKay, L.; LeSuer, R. J.; Electrochimica Acta 2008, 53, 8305.

Electrochemistry in Deep Eutectic Solvents. Nkuku, C. A.; LeSuer R. J. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2007, 111(46), 13271.


President, Southeast Environmental Task Force Board of Directors
Member, American Chemical Society

Recent Grants and Funding

2010, Co-PI, NSF – $279,990 – “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer at Chicago State University” 

2008, Co-PI, NSF – $354,536 – “MRI: Acquisition of a state of the art scanning electron microscope at Chicago State University on Chicago’s far Southside”

2008, Co-PI, DOD-ARL – $1,400,000 – “Development of flexible solar cell for man-portable power generator”

2008, PI, ACS-PRF – $35,000 – “An Electrochemical Investigation of Small Molecule Mimics of Multicopper Oxidases