Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: Meyer 253
Lab: Meyer 239

525 S Main St
Ada OH 45810
Phone: 419-772-2365

  • 2010 Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • Advisor: David J. Kieber
    • Thesis Title: Cellular production and losses of dimethylsulfide in marine algae
  • 2004 B.S. Chemistry (minor in Physics), Juniata College

    2011-present    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ohio Northern University
    2009-2011        Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Recent Publications
  1.     Spiese, C.E., D.J. Kieber, R.P. Kiene, and C.T. Nomura. 2009. Reduction of dimethylsulfoxide to dimethylsulfide by marine phytoplankton. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54: 560-570.
  2.     Kasai, P.H. and C.E. Spiese. 2004. Interaction between disk lubricants and solvents in the dip-coating process. Tribology Lett. 17: 823-833.
  3.     Spiese, C.E. 2004. A simplified approach to the product operator formalism. J. Chem. Ed. 81: 134-7.

Research Interests

    Broadly speaking, my research interests include environmental and biogeochemistry.  This is a very interdisciplinary program that incorporates chemistry, biology, geology, and limnology.  My main focus in on sulfur and phosphorus.  I currently have projects examining the role of marine phytoplankton in the production of methylated sulfur compounds, the permeability of these compounds across cell membranes as well as project aimed at developing new methods for dissolved phosphorus analysis and water quality in the Blanchard River.  Interested students (including Freshmen) should contact me directly if interested in working on any of these projects.




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