Dr. Neil Fitzgerald

Associate Dean of the School of Science; Professor of Chemistry


Neil Fitzgerald is a Professor of Chemistry and the Associate Dean of the School of Science at Marist College. He served as interim Dean of the School of Science for 2010-2012 and 2016-2017. Dr. Fitzgerald received his BSc from the University of Kent (UK) and MSc from Loughborough University (UK) before relocating to the US, where he was awarded a PhD from the University of Massachusetts in 1999. He teaches courses in analytical chemistry, research methods in chemistry, environmental chemistry, and general chemistry. A strong proponent of study abroad, Dr. Fitzgerald has run short-term programs in Environmental Chemistry to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin and co-taught a Chemistry of Fine Art course with travel to London and Paris. Trained as an analytical chemist, Dr. Fitzgerald has published in the areas of atomic spectrometry, environmental analysis, and chemical education. His recent research interests include the investigation of passive sampler devices for environmental analysis, paper-based microfluidic devices, innovative approaches to analytical chemistry education, and the detection and quantification of aroma compounds in craft brewing.


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