Name: Dr. Jocelyn M. Nadeau
Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: Donnelly 235B
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2224
Degrees Held:

B.A., Chemistry, Smith College, 1997
Ph.D., Chemistry, Brown University, 2003
Postdoctoral Associate (Swager Group), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003-2005


Awards & Honors:

Board of Trustees' Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2013

Student Government Association School of Science Faculty Member of the Year Award:  2009, 2012, and 2015

Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award, Mid-Hudson ACS Local Section, 2017


Undergraduate coauthors are bolded:

“Crystal structure of a fluorescent C-shaped molecule containing closely stacked bithiophene-substituted quinoxaline rings”, Wickham, L. M.; Tanski, J. M.; Nadeau, J. M. Acta Cryst. 2017, C73, 276–279.

"Synthesis and spectroscopic studies of highly fluorescent, solvatochromic diastereomers with differentially stacked bithiophene-substituted quinoxaline rings", Ciufo, R. A.; Kreinbihl, J. J.; Johnson, S. R.; Nadeau, J. M. Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 30–38.

“C-Shaped diastereomers containing cofacial thiophene-substituted quinoxaline rings:  synthesis, photophysical properties, and X-ray crystallography”, DeBlase, C. R.; Finke, R. T.; Porras, J. A.; Tanski, J. M.; Nadeau, J. M. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 4312–4321.

“Synthesis and redox properties of racemic electroactive polymers containing axially chiral adamantyl segments.” Schenck, C. L.; Nadeau, J. M. Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 462–466.

syn,syn-15,17-Di-2-naphthylhexacyclo[,10.15,8.02,11.04,9]heptadecane deuterochloroform monosolvate.” DeBlase, A. F.; Thong, D. C.; Nadeau, J. M.; Gebhart, D.; Provo, J.; Foxman, B. M. Acta Cryst. 2009, E65, o2427–o2428.

“New beta-linked pyrrole monomers:  Approaches to highly stable and conductive electrochromic polymers.” Nadeau, J. M.; Swager, T. M. Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 7141–7146.

“Hole transfer in a C-shaped molecule:  Conformational freedom versus solvent-mediated coupling.” Nadeau, J. M.; Liu, M.; Waldeck, D. H.; Zimmt, M. B. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 15964–15973.

“Stereoisomeric p-quinodimethanes.” Cheng, W. J. Y.; Janosy, N. R.; Nadeau, J. M. C.; Rosenfeld, S.; Rushing, M.; Jasinski, J. P.; Rotello, V. J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 379–382.

Research Interests:

Design, synthesis, and study of organic molecules with complex structures that exhibit interesting electrochemical and photophysical properties.


American Chemical Society (including memberships within the Organic Chemistry Division and the Mid-Hudson Section)

Council on Undergraduate Research

Sigma Xi