Robert LeSuer, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-2279
rlesuer@brockport.edu
Office: Smith Hall 127

Bio

Dr. LeSuer likes to explore innovative teaching practices like Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and specifications grading in his courses in order to encourage students to become self-managed learners. He feels the challenges students face when presented with autonomous and team-driven learning environments better prepares them to become leaders in their professional careers. 

Education

Courses Taught

  • CHM 205: College Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHM 313: Quantitative Chemical Analysis (Analytical Chemistry for non-majors)
  • CHM 414: Instrumental Methods
  • CHM 416: Instrumental Methods laboratory
  • GEP 100: Academic Planning Seminar

Research Interests

Dr. LeSuer leads the Bespoke Scientific Instrumentation Design (BSID) group at SUNY Brockport. The goal of BSID is to use digital fabrication tools (such as 3D printing and CNC milling) and other aspects of the Maker Movement to build scientific instrumentation that is more broadly accessible. “Broadly accessible” in this sense can be instrumentation that is less expensive than commercial analogs or more easily customized through the publishing of designs using open-hardware and open-software licenses. He is also interested in the pedagogical aspects of instrumentation design and explores how student perceptions of the reliability and validity of scientific data are affected by building and modifying scientific instrumentation.