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Savage, Nancy (full)
Ortins Savage
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Buckman Hall

    Dr. Savage joined the faculty of the University of New Haven in September of 2005. Prior to coming to UNH, she was an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph's College and the University of Connecticut at Hartford. She also spent two years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Dr. Savage's research interest is in the area of chemical sensors. She is currently developing composites of metal oxides and conducting polymers for detecting organic vapors.

    Dr. Savage is also the director of the Summer Institute for Young Women, a weeklong science and engineering program for middle school girls.
Academic Credentials


    B.S. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Ph.D., Chemistry, The Ohio State University

    Published Books and Articles

    Nancy Ortins Savage, Samuel Daniels, Michael Collura, Inverting the Lecture Paradigm for a Multidisciplnary Course, American Society for Engineering Education Northeast Section Conference 2010 Proceedings, May 7-8, 2010.


    Savage, Nancy Ortins, Molybdenum Oxide Polypyrrole Sensors, Sensors and Actuators B, 143 (2009) 6-11

    Nancy Ortins Savage, “Gas sensing composites of metal oxides with vapor-deposited polypyrrole”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 143 (2009) 6-11
    Nancy Ortins Savage, Sonya Roberson, Greg Gillen, Michael J. Tarlov, Steve Semancik, "Thermolithographic Patterning of Sol-Gel Metal Oxides on Microhotplate Sensing Arrays Using Organosilanes", Analytical Chemistry, 75 (2003) 4360-4367.

    N. Savage, B. Chwieroth, A. Ginwalla, B.R. Patton, S.A. Akbar, P.K. Dutta "Composite n-p Semiconducting Titanium Oxides as Gas Sensors" Sensors and Actuators B, 79 (2001) 17-27.

    N.O. Savage, S. A. Akbar, P.K. Dutta "Titanium Dioxide Based High Temperature Carbon Monoxide Sensors", Sensors and Actuators B, 72 (2001) 239-248.

    N.J.Ortins, T. Kruger, P.K. Dutta, "Recent Advances in Raman Spectroscopy of Heterogeneous Catalysts" in Analytical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy, M. Pelletier, Editor, Blackwell Science Limited, 1999.

    M.Vitale, N.B. Castagnola, N.J. Ortins, J.A. Brooke, A. Vaidyalingam, P.K. Dutta, "Intrazeolitic Photochemical Charge Separation for Ru(bpy)32+ Bipyridinium Systems: Role of the Zeolitic Structure", Journal of Physical Chemistry B 1999, 103, 2408-2416.

    Courses Taught

    • CH 115, CH 116 - General Chemistry I and II
    • CH 211 - Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab
    • CH 221 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis with Lab
    • CH 333, CH 334 - Physical Chemistry I and II Lab
    • EAS 213 - Materials in Engineering Systems