Galen Sedo

Galen SedoGalen Sedo

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry

E-mail: gjs9z@uvawise.edu
Phone: 276.328.0225
Office: Science 234

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2008
  • B.S. North Dakota State University, 2003

Courses Taught

  • College Chemistry I and Lab
  • College Chemistry II and Lab
  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Special Topics in Chemistry
  • Seminar I
  • Seminar II

Research Interests

  •  High resolution molecular spectroscopy

Selected Publications

E. Marshall, G. Sedo, C. West, B. H. Pate, S. M. Allpress, C. J. Evans, P. D. Godfrey, D. McNaughton, G. S. Grubbs II, “The Rotational Spectrum and Complete Heavy Atom Structure of the Chiral Molecule Verbenone“ J. Mol. Spec. Special Issue in Honor of Jon Hougen 2017, 342, 109-115.

West, J. Van Wijngaarden, G. Sedo, “Newly Collected Microwave Spectra and a Global Analysis of the Combined Microwave/Millimeter Wave Rotational Spectra of 9-Fluorenone and Benzophenone” J. Mol. Spec. Special Issue in Honor of Walther Caminati 2017, 335, 43-48.

Sedo, K. R. Leopold, “Partial Proton Transfer in a Molecular Complex: Assessments From Both the Donor and Acceptor Points of View” J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 1787-1794.

Evangelisti, G. Sedo, J. Van Wijngaarden, “The rotational spectrum of 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-butanone using chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy” J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 685-690.

Sedo, K. R. Leopold, “Microwave spectrum of (CH3)3CCN-SO3J. Mol. Spec. 2010, 262(2), 135-138.

Sedo, J. Doran, K. R. Leopold, “Partial Proton Transfer in the Nitric Acid Trihydrate Complex” J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113(42), 11301-11310.

Sedo, J. van Wijngaarden, “Fourier transform microwave spectra of a new isomer of OCS-CO2J. Chem. Phys. 2009, 131, 044303.

Wu, G. Sedo, K. R. Leopold, “Microwave spectrum of the OD-OH2 complex: A strong deuterium isotope effect on angular momentum quenching in the hydroxyl moiety” J. Mol. Spec. 2009, 253, 35-40.

Sedo, J. Schultz, K. R. Leopold, “Electric dipole moment of sulphuric acid from Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy” J. Mol. Spec. Special Issue in Honor of Edward A. Cohen and Herbert M. Pickett 2008, 251, 4-8.

S. Brauer, G. Sedo, E. Dahlke, S. Wu, E. M. Grumstrup, K. R. Leopold, M. D. Marshall, H. O. Leung, D. G. Truhlar, “Effects of 18O isotopic substitution on the rotational spectra and potential splitting in the OH-OH2 complex: Improved measurements for 16OH-16OH2 and 18OH-18OH2, new measurements for the mixed isotopic forms, and ab initio calculations of the 2A’-2A” energy separation” J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 129, 104304.

Wu, G. Sedo, E. M. Grumstrup, K. R. Leopold, “Microwave spectra of O2-HF and O2-DF: Hyperfine interactions and global fitting with infrared data” J. Chem. Phys. 2007, 127, 204315.

S. Brauer, G. Sedo, K. R. Leopold, “Dipole moment of the H2SO4-H2O complex” Geophys. Res. Lett. 2006, 33, L23805, doi:10.1029/2006GL028110.

S. Brauer, G. Sedo, E. M. Grumstrup, K. R. Leopold, M. D. Marshall, H. O. Leung, “Effects of partially quenched orbital angular momentum on the microwave spectrum and magnetic hyperfine splitting in the OH-water complex” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2005, 401, 420-425.

Presentations

“Chirped-Pulse Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of Simple Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds and Bicyclic Monoterpenes” University of Virginia’s College at Wise, March 20th, 2017.

“Microwave Spectra of 9-Fluorenone and Benzophenone“ 70th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 22nd 2015, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

 “Modern Microwave Spectroscopy and Its Application as an Analytic Tool for the Study of Gas Phase Systems” University of Virginia’s College at Wise, October 23rd, 2013.

 “Modern Microwave Spectroscopy and Its Application as an Analytic Tool for the Study of Gas Phase Systems” ACS-NETS Meeting, Kingsport TN, September 24th, 2013.

 “The Evolution of Microwave Spectroscopy and Its Application to Small Gas-Phase Clusters” University of Virginia’s College at Wise, February 28th, 2011.

“A microwave study of the HNO3-N(CH3)3 complex“ 64th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 24th 2009, Columbus, Ohio.

 “Fourier transform microwave (FTMW) spectroscopy of hydrated acid complexes” University of Manitoba, February 13th 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

“A microwave determination of the barrier to internal methyl rotation in acetic acid monohydrate“ 63rd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 18th 2008, Columbus, Ohio USA.

“A microwave study of the HNO3-(H2O)3 tetramer“ 62nd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 18th 2007, Columbus, Ohio USA.

“Dipole moment of the sulphuric acid monomer“ 62nd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 18th 2007, Columbus, Ohio USA.

“Microwave and ab initio study of (CH3)3CCN-SO3“ 61st International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 23th 2006, Columbus, Ohio USA.

“Spectroscopic studies of gas-phase reactive systems” 5th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, May 16th 2006, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.