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Karl J. Feierabend

Karl J. Feierabend

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physical

Department/Affiliation: Chemistry
Phone: 330-263-2613
Office Address: 214 Severance


  • B.S., Furman University 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder 2006

Areas of Research

The photochemistry and kinetics of atmospheric chemical processes, specifically those that can occur in atmospheric organic aerosols.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 110: Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 120: Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 318: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 319: Physical Chemistry II

I.S. Projects

  • Alexander Anderson: Photochemistry of Oxalic Acid and Malonic Acid in Aqueous Solution at Different Protonation States
  • Jared Steed: Investigation of the Kinetics of Aqueous Dicarboxylic Acids Under Tropospheric Light Conditions and the Application of Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations to Model Chemical Kinetics

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • K.J. Feierabend, J.E. Flad, S. S. Brown, J. B. Burkholder; HCO Quantum Yields in the Photolysis of HC(O)C(O)H (Glyoxal) Between 290 and 420 nm. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2009, 113(27), pp 7784-7794.