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Sweeder, Ryan

Ryan Sweeder

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Albion College, 1996

Doctor of Philosphy

Michigan, 2003

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cornell University with Frank DiSalvo, 2003-2004

 

    About This Team Member

    Ryan studied the reactions of germylenes with ketones and phenones and was a key leader in leader of studio chemistry at the University of Michigan.   He is currently an associate professor of chemistry at the Lyman Briggs College, a residential college at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the processes involved in the teaching and learning of general chemistry.

    Ryan won the 2015 Distinguished Faculty of the Year award sponsored by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.

     

     

     

    Publications

    Design and Implementation of a Studio-based General Chemistry Course at the University of Michigan.

    A. C. Gottfried, R. D. Sweeder, J. M. Bartolin, J. A. Hessler, B. P. Reynolds, I. C. Stewart, B. P. Coppola, and M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    J. Chem. Ed.
    2007,
    84,
    265-270.

    Activation and Catalytic Partial Hydrogenation of Benzophenone.

    R. D. Sweeder, Z. T. Cygan, M. M. Banaszak Holl, Jeff W. Kampf.
    Organometallics
    2003,
    22,
    4613-4615.

    C-H Activation of Ethers and Alkanes by Germylene-Aryl Halide Complexes.

    K. A. Miller, J. M. Bartolin, R. M. O'Neil, R. D. Sweeder, T. M. Owens, J. W. Kampf, M. M. Banaszak Holl, N. J. Wells.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.
    2003,
    125,
    8986-8987.

    Exploring Two Reactions of Ketones with Ge[CH(SiMe3)2]2: CH and OH insertion.

    R. D. Sweeder, K. A. Miller, F. A. Edwards, M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    Organometallics
    2003,
    22,
    5054-5063.

    Germylene Reactions with Quinones Shed Light on Germylene Phenone Equilibria.

    R. D. Sweeder, R. L. Gdula, B. J. Ludwig, M. M. Banaszak Holl, and J. W. Kampf.
    Organometallics
    2003,
    22,
    3222-3229.

    Quick, Efficient Conversion of Phenones to Conjugated Trienes, R.

    D. Sweeder, K. A. Miller, F. A. Edwards, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf.
    Organometallics
    2002,
    21,
    457-459.

    Photochemistry of Organometallic Germylenes and Metallacycles.

    K. E. Litz, J. E. Bender, R. D. Sweeder, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf.
    Organometallics
    2000,
    19,
    1186-1189.