Dr. Mark Watry grew up in Minnesota and likes to run on the Panhandle Trail in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is interested in how students learn and believes that student research is an important and integral part of a student’s education. As a scientist he is interested in the interactions between molecules at biologically relevant interfaces (cell membrane surfaces, water/air interfaces, and water/organic liquid interfaces).
2003-2004 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow in the Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions, Gonzaga University, Advisor: David A. Cleary
1995-2002 M.S. and Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Oregon,Research Advisor: Geraldine L. Richmond
1991-1995 B. S. Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Research Advisor: Kevin J. West
2012- present Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Franciscan University of Steubenville Teaching responsibilities include Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory and Physical Chemistry and Laboratory. Research Responsibilities include developing a research program suitable for undergraduates.
2012-present Chemical Hygiene Officer for Franciscan University of Steubenville
2007-2012 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Spring Hill College. Teaching responsibilities include General Chemistry and Laboratory, Chemistry for non-majors, Physical Chemistry and Laboratory, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory, and Nursing Chemistry. Research Responsibilities include developing a research program suitable for undergraduates. I have had 8 students do work in my lab. One is in graduate school now. Maintain IR, NMR, UV-Vis and ultrapure water system. Member of the Core Development Committee 2008-2011. Faculty advisor for SAACS 2009-2010.
2008-present Collaborative Research projects with Boise Technology, Inc. Surface tension characterization of nerve agent simulants at liquid interfaces as part of a remediation/clean-up program. Characterization of molecular structure and orientation of polymer surfaces and the same surfaces in the presence of water vapor or nerve agent stimulant.
2005-present Consultant for Boise Technology, Inc. Nonlinear optical spectroscopy at liquid and solid interfaces. Quantum chemical calculations of small molecules on polymer surfaces
2005-present Reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Education.
Summer Research proposal funded ($6500) by the Faculty Development and Welfare Committee and a friend of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, Spring Hill College (Summer 2009)
Course development proposal ($2500) funded by the Faculty Development and Welfare Committee, Spring Hill College (Summer 2008)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Supplemental Award ($10,000 for Research) under the Scholar Fellow Program 2005
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellow 2002-2004.
Travel scholarship to the Spring 2000 ACS National Meeting to present a poster.
Travel scholarship to the 2000 Western Spectroscopy Association meeting to present a contributed paper.
Undergraduate research grant from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to purchase supplies and to attend NCUR 95.
PROBING POLYMER/VAPOR “Probing Polymer/Vapor Interfaces with a Broad Bandwidth Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectrometer.” Davis, P. H., Muñoz, B., McCann, C. P., Sluss, D. R. B., Watry, M. R., Scatena, L. F., Hill, M. W.
BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM REVISED Revised “Beyond Our Solar System” in Earth Science 13th ed. Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., Pearson Education Inc., 2011.
THE NATURE OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM REVISED Revised “The Nature of Our Solar System” and “Beyond Our Solar System” for Foundations of Earth Science 6th ed. Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., Pearson Education Inc., 2011.
MATTER AND MINERALS Revised “Matter and Minerals” and “Planetary Geology” in Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology 10th ed. Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., Pearson Education Inc., 2010.
REVISED ORIGINS OF MODERN ASTRONOMY Revised “Origins of Modern Astronomy,” “Touring Our Solar System,” “Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun,” and “Beyond Our Solar System” in Earth Science 12th ed. Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., Pearson Education Inc., 2009.
PLANETARY GEOLOGY Revised “Planetary Geology” in Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology 9th ed. Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., Pearson Education Inc., 2008.
VIBRATIONS SUM-FREQUENCY “Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopic Investigations of Molecular Interactions at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces” in Interfacial Nanochemistry. Watry, M. R., Richmond, G. L., Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, H. Watarai, Ed. 2005, 25-58.
VIBRATIONAL SUM-FREQUENCY AND MONOLAYERS 2 “Vibrational Sum-Frequency Studies of a Series of Phospholipid Monolayers and the Associated Water Structure at the Vapor/Water Interface.” Watry, M. R., Tarbuck, T. L., Richmond, G. L., J. Phys. Chem. B. 107(2), (2003), 512-518.
ORIENTATION AND CONFORMATION “Orientation and Conformation of Amino Acids in Monolayers Adsorbed at an Oil/Water Interface As Determined by Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy.” Watry, M. R., Richmond, G. L., J. Phys. Chem. B. 106(48), (2002), 12517-12524.
EFFECTS OF HALOTHANE “The Effects of Halothane on Phosphatidylcholine, -ethanolamine, -glycerol, and –serine Monolayer Order at a Liquid/Liquid Interface.” Watry, M. R., Richmond, G. L., Langmuir 18(23); (2002) 8881-8887.