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Dr. Nathan McElroy

  • Associate Professor

    Office: 148C Weyandt Hall
    Phone: (724) 357-4829 
    E-Mail: Nathan.McElroy@iup.edu   
    Research Group Website  

    Office Hours

    M: 9:00–10:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    W: 9:00–10:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    F: 9:00–10:00 a.m. 

    Education

    BS – Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1994 
    PhD – Computational Chemistry, Penn State University, 2003
    Postdoctoral Fellowship – AstraZeneca Centre de Recherche, Reims, France, 2003-05 

    Field

    Analytical
    Water Quality Issues 

    Courses

    CHEM 101/102 — College Chemistry I/II
    CHEM 111/112 — General Chemistry I/II
    CHEM 113 — Concepts in Chemistry I
    CHEM 281 — Special Topics: Food Chemistry
    CHEM 301 — Introduction to Chemical Research
    CHEM 321 — Quantitative Analysis
    CHEM 322 — Instrumental Analysis
    CHEM 323 — Analytical Methods
    CHEM 326 — Analytical Chemistry II
    CHEM 390 — Chemistry Seminar II 
    CHEM 481/581 — Special Topics: Advanced Chemical Measurements
    CHEM 620 — Analytical Chemistry
    HOSP 404 — Brewpub and Brewery Operations

    Research Interests

    My current research interests at IUP deal with water quality issues, with a particular focus on the effects of Marcellus shale gas extraction in Indiana County and western Pennsylvania. Since 2011, my students and I have been involved in a water monitoring study at the Beaver Run Reservoir in Westmoreland County. More about the Beaver Run Project

    Select Publications 

    “Brewpub and brewery operations: mixing science and business” N.R. McElroy: Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August 5, 2014, Allendale, MI.

    "Water Quality in Indiana County and the Region (invited) N.R. McElroy: Sigma Xi Fall Symposium, November 19, 2013, Indiana, PA.

    “Water Quality Monitoring of Beaver Run Reservoir in Westmoreland County, PA” N.R. McElroy and B.W. Okey: 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 21, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

    “Food Chemistry: A New Special Topic Lecture Course for Chemistry and Nutrition Majors” N.R. McElroy: 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 25, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

    “Effects of Acid/Abandoned Mine Drainage on Semipermeable Membrane Devices (SPMDs)” N.R. McElroy, C. Lewis, A. Devlin, F. Opayemi: 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 22 & 24, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

    P. Bruneau and N.R. McElroy “LogD7.4 Modeling Using Bayesian Regularized Neural Networks. Assessment and Correction of Errors of Prediction”, J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2006, 46:1379-1387.

    N.R. McElroy, P.C. Jurs, C. Morisseau, and B.D. Hammock “QSAR and Classification of Murine and Human Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibition by Urea-like Compounds”, J. Med. Chem., 2002, 46:1066-1080.