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Dr. Sean Carrigan
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Natural Sciences

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry - University of Georgia (1996)
B.S. Chemistry - Rhode Island College (1990)

TEACHING
Classes in General, Organic, and Analytical Chemistry, General Physical Science and undergraduate student research in chemistry.

SERVICE
American Chemical Society (Northeast Georgia Section) - Member and Past-Chair (2008)
American Association of University Professors-Member
Piedmont College Student Chapter of American Chemical Society Founding Sponsor (Chapter started 2010)

INTERESTS
Research interests include molecular modeling, organic synthesis and analytical chemistry.

RESEARCH/PRESENTATIONS
Conformational Analysis and Molecular Modeling of Tapentadol:  Effect of Temperature of Active Conformations. Kasie Hughes , S. Carrigan - Spring 2012

The Effect Of Alkyl Substitution on acid catalyzed hydrolysis of acetate esters. Merrissa Gallegos, S Carrigan - Spring 2010   (Presented at ACS Conference New Orleans - Dec 2010)

Synthesis and Evaluation of Sulfonamide Nitrogen Substituted Derivatives of Sulfanilamide.  Tonya Fowler, S. Carrigan - Spring 2008

Transition Metal Complex Catalysis of Chemoluminescence of Luminol.  Anthony Baldridge, Lu Elrod , S. Carrigan – Spring 2006 (Presented at ACS - Augusta 2007)

The Effect of Chloride on Quantitative Ca Measurements using AAS and Fluorescence.  Alan Reagan , S. Carrigan Spring 2006 (Presented at ACS – Augusta 2007).

French Vanilla Fragrance Radical Stabilization Ricardo Obando , S. Carrigan Spring 2004

An Analysis of Formaldehyde in Cigarette Smoke. Maryjo Staples , S. Carrigan Spring 2004

Testing Influents and Effluents of Sewage Treatment Plants for Non-prescription Drugs. Courtney Ragan , S. Carrigan – Spring 2004

An Analysis of Surface Waters in Habersham County Using HPLC and AAS. Stephen Ball , S. Carrigan - Spring 2003