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Michael Campbell

Assistant Professor of Chemistry




Altschul 601

On SAPL Leave AY 2019-20
By Appointment


Michael G. Campbell was born in 1986 in Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 2008 from Loyola University Maryland, graduating summa cum laude. While at Loyola he conducted research in organic synthesis as a Hauber Research Fellow, under Prof. Jesse D. More. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2014 under Prof. Tobias Ritter, where he worked mainly on the chemistry of palladium in the +III oxidation state. From 2014–2016 he was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Prof. Mircea Dincă, working in the area of electrically conductive metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). In July 2016, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Barnard College as an Assistant Professor.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Advisor: Mircea Dincă
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University
  • Advisor: Tobias Ritter
  • M.A. Chemistry, Harvard University
  • B.S. Chemistry, Loyola University Maryland

The Campbell Group at Barnard focuses on using the tools of synthetic organometallic and inorganic chemistry to address diverse challenges in catalysis and materials science.  We work on the design and synthesis of transition metal-based small molecules and materials in order to study their reactivity, as well as for technological applications such as sensing.

Research in the Campbell Group is currently supported by an award from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF).

  • CHEM BC3271  Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM BC3272  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM BC2012  General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM BC3328  Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM BC3901  Senior Thesis Seminar
  • FYSB BC1474  Think Like a Scientist: From Plato to Hawking

Selected Publications; Barnard Student Co-Authors are Underlined:

G.-H. Niu, H.C. Wentz, S.-L. Zheng, M.G. Campbell
Silver(I) Coordination Polymers from Dinucleating Naphthyridine Ligands
Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2019101, 142.

H.C. Wentz, M.G. Campbell
Fluoride Detection with a Redox-Active Naphthalene Diimide Metal–Organic Framework
Polyhedron 2018154, 309.

C.L. Mak, B.C. Bostick, N.M. Yassin, M.G. Campbell
Argentophilic Interactions in Solution: An EXAFS Study of Silver(I) Nitrene Transfer Catalysts
Inorg. Chem. 2018, 575720.

M.G. Campbell, M. Dincă
Metal–Organic Frameworks as Active Materials in Electronic Sensor Devices
Sensors 201717, 1108.

M.G. Campbell, S.F. Liu, T.M. Swager, M. Dincă
Chemiresistive Sensor Arrays from Conductive 2D Metal–Organic Frameworks
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 13780.

M.G. Campbell, D.C. Powers, J. Raynaud, M.J. Graham, P. Xie, E. Lee, T. Ritter
Synthesis and Structure of Solution-Stable One-Dimensional Palladium Wires
Nature Chem20113, 949.

In The News

This summer, faculty in Barnard’s Chemistry Department were awarded major federal grants that will support them, individually and collaboratively, as they research a variety of topics.

August 22, 2018