Wyatt Murphy

Inorganic Chemistry at Seton Hall University

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I began research and teaching at Seton Hall in 1986, and still love it after all these years. My laboratory and office are located on the 4th floor of the renovated McNulty Hall (or Science and Technology Center). Please stop by whenever you get a chance. I specialize in teaching general and inorganic chemistry.

My research is centered around the electrochemical and photophysical of organic and inorganic materials.  My current research focuses on two areas.  The first area is the binding of Co and Cr ions to nucleic acids and. The second is on the photochemistry and electrochemistry of ruthenium and rhenium polypyridyl complexes.

I earned my Ph.D. from Professor Thomas J. Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a postdoctoral research fellow under Professor John D. Petersen at Clemson University (now President of the University of Kentucky system).

I also like playing blues/rock on guitar and bass.