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:

Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2018

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