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

C. West, J. Van Wijngaarden, G. Sedo, “Newly Collected Microwave Spectra
and an Analysis of the Combined Microwave/Millimeter Wave Rotational Spectra
of 9-Fluorenone and Benzophenone” in preparation.

C. Brauer, M. Craddock, S. Hunt, G. Sedo, K. R. Leopold, “A Microwave
Investigation of (CH3)3N – (HF)2” in preparation.

G. 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.

L. 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.

G. Sedo, K. R. Leopold, “Microwave spectrum of (CH3)3CCN-SO3” J. Mol.
Spec. 2010, 262(2), 135-138.

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

G. Sedo, J. van Wijngaarden, “Fourier transform microwave spectra of a new
isomer of OCS-CO2” J. Chem. Phys. 2009, 131, 044303.

S. 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.

G. Sedo, J. Schultz, K. R. Leopold, “Electric dipole moment of sulphuric
acid from Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy” J. Mol. Spec. 2008,
251, 4-8.

C. 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.

S. 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.

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

C. 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.