Name: Dr. Neil Fitzgerald
Title: Professor of Chemistry and Assistant Dean of Science
Office Location: Donnelly 235D
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2491
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Degrees Held:

PhD, University of Massachusetts (Analytical Chemistry)

MSc, Loughborourgh University of Technology (Instrumental Analytical Chemistry)

BSc, University of Kent at Canterbury (Chemistry with Environmental Science)


“Chemical Contamination of Soils in the New York City Area Following Hurricane Sandy” Amy C. Mandigo*, Dana J. DiScenza*, Alison R. Keimowitz and Neil Fitzgerald, Environ. Geochem. Health., 38, 1115-1124 (2016)

“Crowdfunding Undergraduate Research Projects” Neil Fitzgerald, CUR Quarterly, 36, 17- 20 (2015)

“Using Prezi to Flip an Undergraduate Chemistry Course” Neil Fitzgerald and Luisa Li, J. Chem. Ed,, 92, 1559-1563 (2015)

“Environmental Monitoring’s Image Problem” Neil Fitzgerald, J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 2: e105 (2015)

“Calibration and Evaluation of an X-Ray Fluorescence Method for the Determination of Lead and Arsenic in Soils” Dana DiScenza*, Alison Keimowitz and Neil Fitzgerald, J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 1, 103 (2014)

“Environmental Analysis for All: The Need for Cheap Analytical Methods” Neil Fitzgerald, J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 1, e104 (2014)

“Incorporating a Forensic Science Problem-Solving Activity into an Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Course” Rebecca Rose* and Neil Fitzgerald, Chem. Educator16, 319 (2011)

“Investigation of UV Photolysis Vapor Generation with In-Atomizer Trapping Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry for the Determination of Mercury” Jeremy Madden* and Neil Fitzgerald, Spectrochim. Acta B, 64, 925 (2009)

“Proposed Reaction Mechanisms for Selenium UV Photolysis Vapor Generation by Computational Methods” Tait Takatani*, Neil Fitzgerald and John Morrison Galbraith, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 388, 859 (2007)

“Mercury Determination by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Utilizing UV Photoreduction” Ryan Bendl*, Jeremy Madden*, Allison Regan* and Neil Fitzgerald, Talanta, 68, 1366 (2006)

"Comparison of Trace Metal Variations in a Buffered and Poorly Buffered Stream in the Shawangunk Mountain Range" Neil Fitzgerald and Kathleen Weathers, Northeastern Geology and Environmental Science, 27, 113 (2005).

“The Use of a Modified Multimode Sample Introduction System for the Simple and Rapid Determination of Cadmium by Chemical Vapour Generation Atomic Absorption Spectrometry” Eric Ritschdorff*, Neil Fitzgerald, Roger McLaughlin and Ian Brindle,Spectrochim. Acta B., 60, 139 (2005).

“Desolvating the Sample Aerosol with Microwave Radiation: Further Theoretical and Experimental Insight into the Significance of Such Approach” Kevin Douglass*, Neil Fitzgerald, Bradley Ingebrethsen and Julian F. Tyson, Spectrochim. Acta Part B., 59, 261 (2004).

“Microwave Theory and Its Application to Spectrochemical Analysis” Neil Fitzgerald, Spectroscopy, 15(6), 40 (2000).

“Reduction of Water Loading Effects in Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry by a Nafion Membrane Dryer Device” Neil Fitzgerald, Julian F. Tyson, and David A. Leighty, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 13(1), 13 (1998).

Research Interests:

Atomic analysis using flow through and microwave chemistry ; Environmental Chemistry.