Sarah J. Sobeck (Schmidtke)

Sarah J. Sobeck (Schmidtke)

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Physical, On Leave 2014-2015

Department/Affiliation: Chemistry
Phone: 330-263-2359
Office Address: 222 Severance
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Degrees

  • B.S., Marquette University, Chemistry and Mathematics, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Physical Chemistry, 2005

Area of Research

  • Photochemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Computational chemistry

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 101: Chemistry and the World in Which We Live
  • CHEM 111: Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 112: Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 318: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 319: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 334: Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 401: Introduction to Independent Study

I.S. Projects

  • Evan Robinson: A Spectroscopic Study of Excited State Intramolecular Charge Transfer of Newly Synthesized Ethy 4-(Dimithylamino)benzoate Derivatives
  • Andrew Young: Impact of Solvent upon the Photo-Induced Chemistry of 1-Acylaminoanthraquinones

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS)

Publications

*Asterisk denotes Wooster student co-author

  • Sarah J. Schmidtke Sobeck; "Solvent Effects on Electronic Absorption: Positive and Negative Solvatochromism." Chemical Educator, 2013, 18, 009-103.
  • Mitchell P. Thayer*, Colin McGuyire*, Elana M. S. Stennett*, Mary Kate Lockhart*, Daniela Canache*, Marnie Novak*, and Sarah J. Schmidtke; "pH-Dependent Spectral Properties of para-Aminobenzoic Acid and its Derivatives." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2011, 84, 227-232.
  • Brandi M. Baughman*, Elana Stennett*, Rachel E. Lipner*, Andrew C. Rudawsky*, and Sarah J. Schmidtke; "Structural and Spectroscopic Studies of the Photophysical Properties of Benzophenone Derivatives." J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113(28), 8011-8019.
  • Sarah J. Schmidtke, Ph.D. Dissertation, "Physical Properties and Dynamics of Hydrogen Bonding and Proton Transfer Compounds." University of Minnesota, 2005.
  • Sarah J. Schmidtke, David F. Underwood, and David A. Blank. "Probing excited-state dynamics and intramolecular proton transfer in 1-acylaminoanthraquinones via the intermolecular solvent response." J. Phys. Chem. A, 2005, 109(32), 7033-7045.
  • Sarah J. Schmidtke, David F. Underwood, and David A. Blank. "Following the solvent directly during ultrafast excited state proton transfer." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126(28), 8620-8621.
  • Sarah J. Schmidtke, Laura A. MacManus-Spencer, Jamie J. Klappa, T. A. Mobley, Kristopher McNeill, and David A. Blank. "2-(2'-Pyridyl)pyrroles: Part I. Structure and energetics of Pyridylpyrroles, their Dimers, Complexes and Excited States." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004, 6(15), 3938-3947.
  • Laura A. MacManus-Spencer, Sarah J. Schmidtke, David A. Blank, and Kristopher McNeill. "2-(2'-Pyridyl)pyrroles: Part II. Spectroscopic Investigations of Pyridylpyrrole Alcohol Complexes." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004, 6(15), 3948-3957.
  • Jamie J. Klappa, Sarah Geers, Sarah J. Schmidtke, Laura A. MacManus-Spencer, and Kristopher McNeill. "Pyridylpyrrolides as alternatives to cyclometalated phenylpyridine ligands: Synthesis and characterization of luminescent zinc and boron pyridylpyrrolide complexes." Dalton, 2004, 6, 883-891.