Major Publications

"Crystal Structure of m-carbonato(bis(2,2'-bipyridine))-tricopper(II) hexafluorophosphate, [Cu3(C10H8N2)6(CO3)](PF6)4", D. Y. Jeter, D. M. Cook, J. D. Lawrence, S. M. Condren, and A. W. Cordes, in preparation

"Student-Centered, Nanotechnology-Enriched Introductory College Chemistry", S. Michael Condren, Jonathan G. Breitzer, Amy C. Payne, Cynthia G. Widstrand, George C. Lisensky, Thomas F. Kuech, Arthur B. Ellis, IJEE, Vol. 18, 550 (2002).

"LEDs Are Diodes", George C. Lisensky, S. Michael Condren, Cynthia G. Widstrand, Jonathan Breitzer and Arthur B. Ellis, J. Chem. Educ, 2001 78 1664A.

"LEDs: New Lamps for Old and a Paradigm for Ongoing Curriculum Modernization", S. Michael Condren, George C. Lisensky, Arthur B. Ellis, Karen J. Nordell, Thomas F. Kuech, and S. A. Stockman, J. Chem. Educ. 2001 78 1033.

"A Simple and Inexpensive Classroom Demonstration of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging", J. A. Olsen, M. A. Chesnik, K. J. Nordell, S. M. Condren, C. R. Landis, G. C. Lisensky, A. B. Ellis, J. Chem. Ed., 2000 77 882.

"Liver and Onions: DNA Extraction from Animal and Plant Tissue", K. J. Nordell, A-M. L. Jackelen, S. M. Condren, G. C. Lisensky, A. B. Ellis, J. Chem. Ed. Vol. 76, 400A (1999).

"Making the Nanoworld Comprehensible: Instructional Materials for Schools and Outreach", A. B. Ellis, T. F. Kuech, G. C. Lisensky, D. J. Campbell, S. M. Condren, K. J. Nordell, J. Nanoparticle Research March, 1999

"Group Theory Calculations of Molecular Vibrations Using Spreadsheets", S.M.Condren, J. Chem. Ed., Vol. 71, 486(1994).

"Crystal Structure of (4-aminopyridine)bis-1,10-phenanthroline)copper(II) hexafluorophosphate acetone adduct, [Cu(C5H6N2)(C12H8N2)2](PF6)2C3H6O", S.M.Condren, A.M.Hobson, T.E.Stiles, D.Y.Jeter, W.J.Casteel Jr, and A.W.Cordes, J. Cryst. & Spectro. Research (1993), 23, 243.

"Structure of cis-Tetraamminebis(hydrogensulfito)ruthenium (II)", S.M.Condren, A.W.Cordes, and B.Durham, Acta Cryst.(1990), C46, 889.

"Structure of (3,5-dimethylpyridine)bis(1,10-phenanthroline) copper(II) Diperchlorate", S.M.Condren, A.M.Hobson, T.E.Stiles, D.Y.Jeter, W.J.Casteel Jr, and A.W.Cordes, Acta Cryst.(1988), C44, 1303.

"Structure of Aquabis(3,5-dimethylpyridine)(1,10-phenanthroline) copper(II) Diperchlorate", S.M.Condren, A.M.Hobson, T.E.Stiles, D.Y.Jeter, W.J.Casteel Jr, and A.W.Cordes, Acta Cryst.(1987), C43, 2008.

"Structural Chemistry of Necessarily Distorted bis(bipyridine complexes. The Crystal Structure of the Trans-[bis(2,2'-bipyridine)bis(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II)] and Trans-[bis(4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'bipyridine)bis(pyridine)ruthenium(II)] Cations", A.W.Cordes, B.Durham, P.N.Swepston, W.T.Pennington, S.M.Condren, R.Jensen, and J.L.Walsh, J. Coord. Chem., Vol 11, 251 (1982).

"Structure of 1-Iodo-3,5-diphenyl-14,2,4,6-thiatriazine", A.W.Cordes, S.L.Craig, S.M.Condren, R.T.Oakley and R.W.Reed, Acta Cryst(1981), C42, 922.

"Kinds of Chemistry that are Possible in a Mobile Spectroscopy Laboratory", T.D.Roberts, S.M.Condren, et al, J. Chem. Ed., Vol 55, 301(1978).

"The Synthesis and Spectroscopic Properties of Vanadium(III) Squarate Trihydrate", S.M.Condren and H.O.McDonald, Inorganic Chemistry, Vol 12, 57(1973).

Symposia at National Meetings of the American Chemical Society

"Pushing the Rainbow: Frontiers in Color Chemistry"

"New Lamps for Old: Opportunities for Chemists in Lighting and Display Technologies"

Workshops

"Exploring the Nanoworld" by Mike Condren, Katie Cadwell, and Jan Condren at Shell Oil nanoDay at Louisiana Tech University Oct. 2008.

“Liquid Crystals: the Phase of the Future, As Found in Electronic Displays”, by Mike Condren, Eric Voss, and Anne-Marie Nickel at the 20th Biennial Conference of Chemical Education at Indiana University, July 2008.

“Hands-on Models in Chemistry”, by Eric Voss, Mike Condren, and Anne-Marie Nickel at the 20th Biennial Conference of Chemical Education at Indiana University, July 2008.

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education workshop in Arlington, VA, Jan. 2007.

“Light, Color, and Nanotech Applications of Display Devices”, by George Lisensky, Mike Condren and Eric Voss at the 19th Biennial Conference of Chemical Education at Purdue University, July 2006.

“Hands-on Models”, by George Lisensky, Mike Condren, Eric Voss, and Anne-Marie Nickel at the 19th Biennial Conference of Chemical Education at Purdue University, July 2006.

"Exploring the Nanoworld", S. M. Condren, Arkansas InBRE Symposium, Fayetteville, AR, Feb. 2006.

"Atoms, Bits, and Civilization", S. M. Condren, Buckeye Technologies, Nov. 2005.

"Metals and Semiconductors", George Lisensky and S. Michael Condren, copresenter at the tutorial, Solid State Summer Research Program at Clemson University, June 2005.

"Kits that explain nanoscale science and engineering concepts" J. Aura Gimm, George C. Lisensky, S. Michael Condren, Karen J. Nordell, Arthur B. Ellis, National Educators Workshop.

"Hands On Nanotechnology Laboratory Experiments", George C. Lisensky, S. Michael Condren, Karen J. Nordell, 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education July 18 - 22, 2004.

"Metals and Semiconductors", George Lisensky and S. Michael Condren, copresenter at the tutorial, Solid State Summer Research Program at Clemson University, June 2004.

"Exploring the Nanoworld", S. M. Condren and E. J. Voss, Arkansas BRIN Conference, Fayetteville, AR, Sept. 2003.

"Exploring the Nanoworld: An Introduction to Nanotechnology Education", K.W. Lux and S. M. Condren, SCIMAST 2003 Fall Forum, N. Little Rock, AR, Sept. 2003.

"Metals and Semiconductors", George Lisensky and S. Michael Condren, copresenter at the tutorial, Solid State Summer Research Program at Clemson University, June 2003.

"Incorporating Nanotechnology into the Curriculum", invited paper at the NSF Workshop on Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education in Arlington, VA, Sept. 2002.

"Incorporating Nanotechnology into the Curriculum", G. C. Lisensky, S. M. Condren and A. Payne, BCCE Meeting at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, July 2002.

"Metals and Semiconductors", George Lisensky and S. Michael Condren, copresenter at the tutorial, Solid State Summer Research Program at Clemson University, June 2002.

Kits

"Try our Take-Out Talk", George C. Lisensky, S. Michael Condren, Karen J. Nordell, Arthur B. Ellis, commissioned by the National Science Foundation is in its second edition. This copyrighted material has been licensed in China and France.

"Exploring the Nanoworld" created by George C. Lisensky (Beloit College), Karen J. Nordell (Lawrence University), S. Michael Condren (Christian Brothers University), Cynthia G. Widstrand (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Diana Malone (Clarke College), and Arthur B. Ellis (University of Wisconsin-Madison.). This activity kit is also in its second edition. It has recently been translated into Spanish.

"DNA Optical Transform Kit" by George C. Lisensky, Amand A. Lucas, Karen J. Nordell, Anne-Marie L. Jackelen, S. Michael Condren, Russell H. Tobe, and Arthur B. Ellis. Edited by Kathleen M. Shanks. Institute for Chemical Education(ICE) Publication 99-001.

"LED Color Strip Kit" developed by Jonathan Breitzer, S. Michael Condren, George C.Lisensky, Karen J. Nordell, Cynthia G. Widstrand, and Arthur B. Ellis Institute for Chemical Education(ICE) Publication 02-001.

"Polyhedral Model Kit" under development by George C. Lisensky, S. Michael Condren, K.W. Lux, Olivia Castellini, Ken, Gentry, Wendy C. Crone, Arthur B. Ellis. Expected release Summer 2006.

Selected Presentations at Meetings

"Exploring the Nanoworld" S. Michael Condren, After School Seminar Program, Germantown High School, Germantown, TN, March 2006.

"Kits that explain nanoscale science and engineering concepts" George C. Lisensky, S. Michael Condren, Karen J. Nordell, Arthur B. Ellis, American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 2004.

"Teaching Nanotechnology to Engineering Students", S. Michael Condren, American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2004.

"Incorporating Concepts of Nanotechnology into the Materials Science and Engineering Classroom," W.C. Crone, A.B. Ellis, G.C. Lisensky, S.M. Condren, D. Stone, R.W. Carpick, A. Payne, K.W. Lux (2003) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings, 1464:2024, 1-11.

"General Chemistry: A One-Semester Survey Course for Students Majoring in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering", S. M. Condren, ACS Fall National Meeting, New York, NY, Sept. 2003.

"Using interdisciplinary Examples in Nanotechnology to Teach Concepts of Materials Science and Engineering," W.C. Crone, A.C. Payne, G.M. Zenner, A.B. Ellis, G.C.Lisensky, S.M. Condren, K.W. Lux Materials Research Society 2002 Fall Meeting Proceedings, invited paper for the Symposium JJ on The Undergraduate Curriculum in Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 760E, JJ2.6, 1-9 (2002).

"From DNA to Magnetic Resonance Imaging. New Experiment for Connecting the Life Sciences with the Chemistry Curriculum." Arthur B. Ellis, Karen J. Nordell, Anne-Marie L. Jackelen and Joel A. Olson, Department of Chemistry, S. Michael Condren, and George C. Lisensky, Northwest Regional ACS Meeting, Portland, OR, June, 1999.

"Exploring Color and Periodic Properties with Light-Emitting Diodes and Diode Lasers", G. C. Lisensky, S. M. Condren, K. J. Nordell, A. B. Ellis, Spring National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, March 21, 1999

"Teaching Chemistry in a Multimedia Classroom", S.M.Condren, Gaines Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI, Oct. 17, 1998.

"Analog-to Digital and Digital-to-Analog Interface for PET Microcomputers", S.M.Condren and B.Durham, Southeast-Southwest Joint Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, Oct. 1985.

"Interfacing Corning pH Meters to PET Microcomputers", S.M.Condren and B.Durham, Mid-West Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, Springfield, MO, Nov. 1984.


Other Scholarly Works

"Exploring the Nanoworld", S. M. Condren, G. C. Lisensky, K. J. Nordell, A. B. Ellis, Institute for Chemical Education (ICE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2000.

G. C. Lisensky, H. Beall, A. B. Ellis, D. J. Campbell, "Build a better CD Player: How Can You Get Blue Light from a Solid?" Chapter 4C "Are all red lights the same?" NSF ChemLinks educational module, John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1999.

"Exploring Materials Science with LEGOs", D. J. Campbell, A. B. Ellis, G. C. Lisensky, S. M. Condren, B. A. Socie, http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/edetc/LEGO/bookindex.html

"B-DNA Optical Transform Kit", G. C. Lisensky, A. A. Lucas, K. J. Nordell, A-M. L. Jackelen, S. M. Condren, R. H. Tobe, A. B. Ellis, Institute for Chemical Education (ICE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 1999.

"Solid-State Resources", CD-ROM, G.C.Lisensky and A.E.Ellis, JCE-Software, Madison, WI, 1995.(Assisted in production work of materials used in CD-ROM)

"General Chemistry Collection", CD-ROM, a collection of numerous packages from numerous authors, JCE-Software, Madison, WI, 1997.(Assisted in production work of materials used in CD-ROM)

"Solid-State Resources II", CD-ROM, G.C.Lisensky and A.E.Ellis, JCE-Software, 2nd Ed., Issue 12, Madison, WI, 1998.(Assisted in production work of materials used in CD-ROM)

Selected Directed Student Research Presentations

"Crystal Structure of (4-methylpyridine)bis-1,10-phenanthroline)copper(II) hexafluorophosphate", S.M.Condren, M.C.Dust, R.C.Crossett, D.Y.Jeter, W.J.Casteel Jr, and A.W.Cordes, Student Affiliate American Chemical Society 16th Annual Meeting, Martin, TN, April, 1993.

"Crystal Structure of (4-tertbutylpyridine)bis-1,10-phenanthroline)copper(II) hexafluorophosphate", S.M.Condren, M.C.Dust, R.C.Crossett, D.Y.Jeter, W.J.Casteel Jr, and A.W.Cordes, Student Affiliate American Chemical Society 16th Annual Meeting, Martin, TN, April, 1993.

"Chromic Acid Recovery And Water Reuse from a Plating Operation", D.L.Griffin and S.M.Condren, Student Affiliate American Chemical Society 14th Annual Meeting, Martin, TN, April, 1991.


"Acid Rain in the Memphis Area", M.Kauffman and S.M.Condren, Student Affiliate American Chemical Society Sixth Annual Meeting, Martin, TN, April, 1983.