Margaret E. Logan

Emerita (2019)


  • PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester
  • A.B., Brown University, magna cum laude, with honors 1976

Courses Taught

  • Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture and Laboratory
  • Advanced Organic Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I and II Lecture and Laboratory

Research Interests

  • SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, New York Fall 2000 - present
    In collaboration with summer research students and students doing independent research projects, pursuing the synthesis and evaluation of novel diaryl telluride antioxidants, and the development of homogeneous catalytic systems for application to remediation of aryl chlorides such as PCB’s.
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York Winter - Spring 2000
    Supervised two students in independent research projects involving antioxidant synthesis and water-soluble dyes.
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Rochester, New York 1992 - 1998
    Principal Scientist: Developed new chemistry and materials for traditional clinical chemistry assays and immunoassays: dyes, ionophores, haptens, stabilizers.
  • Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York 1982 - 1992
    Senior Research Scientist: Collaborated with the Sterling-Winthrop Pharmaceutical Research Division in the design and synthesis of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors and neurokinin receptor inhibitors. Designed and synthesized sensitizing dyes.
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 1978 -1982
    Graduate Studies: Natural product total synthesis
  • CIBA-Geigy, Cranston, Rhode Island 1976 - 1978
    Process Research Chemist: Process research and production support for the synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds.

Professional Service

College Service

  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT) Advisory Committee (Fall 2005-present)
  • SciFinder Scholar Coordinator (Summer 2004-present).
  • Department of Chemistry Curriculum Committee (Fall 2003-present).
  • Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (Fall 2002-present).
  • Department of Chemistry Equipment and Instrumentation Committee (member: Fall 2000-present; Chair: Fall 2003-present).
  • Department of Chemistry Library Coordinator (Fall 2000-present).

Additional Professional Service

  • Reviewer: Journal of Organic Chemistry; Organic Letters.
  • Co-organizer, 48th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society, SUNY Brockport, April 26, 2003
  • Organizer and chair, “Molecular Recognition” plenary session for the 1995 Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
  • First chair of the Organic Chemistry Technical Council at the Eastman Kodak Company (1993).
  • Co-organizer, Eastman Kodak’s 81st Interplant Technical Conference (1990).
  • Harrison Howe Committee for the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (1989).
  • Developed and Coordinated the Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics program for “Science Saturdays at the Rochester Museum and Science Center” (1996-1998)

Resources Obtained

  • (2006) PI, Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program proposal; funded in 2006 ($60,000).
  • (2005) SUNY Brockport Scholarly Incentive Award of $500, “ Green Chemistry for Dechlorination: A Model System for PCB Detoxification” ($500).
  • (2005) Donation by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics to provide a vibration damper for the Nuclear Resonance Spectrometer, recently funded through NSF CCLI A&I ($5,000).
  • (2004) Co-PI, National Science Foundation CCLI Grant for 300 MHz NMR spectrometer($ 127,201).
  • (2002) Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics grant for support of a summer 2002 research student ($4,000).
  • (2002) Donation of Vented Balance Safety Enclosure and electronic balance by Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines, $2,000 total value.

Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society (1977 - present)
  • Organic Chemistry Division
  • Medicinal Chemistry Division
  • Division of Chemical Education