Michael Saliby, Ph.D.

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Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry and Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Tagliatela College of Engineering

B.S., Chemistry, Union College, 1975

Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, SUNY at Binghamton, 1980

About Michael

Dr. Saliby joined the faculty of the University of New Haven in September of 1980 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  He has served as department chair several times during his tenure at the University of New Haven, most recently from September 2003 to August 2006.  During his 30+ years at the University of New Haven, he has also served as the Undergraduate Chemistry Coordinator, including since September 2009.  He also currently serves as the Analytical Chemistry Lab Coordinator. Prior to coming to the University of  New Haven, Dr. Saliby taught at Kenyon College.

Dr. Saliby’s research interests lie in the areas of synthesis and characterization of transition metal compounds, including their thermal and photochemical reactions. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, including the local New Haven section and the divisions of Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Chemical Education. Personal interests include.

Published Books and Articles

Experimental General Chemistry, 2nd ed., M. J. Saliby, P. J. Desio, and G. L. Wheeler, University of New Haven Press, West Haven, CT, 1988.
Photo- and Thermochemistry of cis-[Cr(en)2F2]+ and cis-[Cr(en)2F(H2O)]2+ in Acidic Aqueous Solution, B. Herbert, D. Reinhard, M. J. Saliby, and P. S. Sheridan, Inorg. Chem., 1987, 26, 4024-29.

Base Hydrolysis, Chloride Anation, and Synthesis of Some Rhodium(III) Complexes of β, β', β''-Triaminotriethylamine: Evidence for Chemically Nonequivalent Coordination Sites in the Rh(tren)XY Cation, M. J. Saliby, E. B. Kaplan, P. S. Sheridan, and S. K. Madan, Inorg. Chem., 1981, 20, 728.

Recent Presentations

"The Worksheet Demystified", Academic Advisement Workshop, University of New Haven, October 2009

Current University and College Committees

Member, University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Member, University Graduate Curriculum Committee
Member, University Tenure and Promotion Committee
Member, Tagliatela College of Engineering Academic and Student Affair Committee

Recent Professional Activities and Awards

University of New Haven Award for Excellence in Student Advising, May 2009

Courses Taught
  • CH 521 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 221 Instrumental Methods of Analysis with Lab
  • CH 211 Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab
  • CH 115 General Chemistry I
  • CH 116 General Chemistry II
  • CH 411 Chemical Literature