Dr. Anderson L. Marsh
Professor of Chemistry
Director of Chemistry Engineering Track

Academic Areas of Expertise:

  • Physical Chemistry

Courses Taught at LVC

CHM 311/312  Physical Chemistry I and II
CHM 321/322  Physical Laboratory I and II
CHM 412  Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHM 302  Environmental Chemistry
COE 217NS  Revolution: The Nanotechnology Age
FYE 111/112 First-Year Experience Seminar

Research Topics:

Surface chemistry and nanoscience as they relate to catalysis, alternative energy, and environmental remediation.

Professional Leadership & Major Awards

Positions and Awards

  • Thomas Rhys Vickroy Distinguished Teaching Award, Lebanon Valley College, 2013
  • E. Emmet Reid Award in Chemistry Teaching at Small Colleges, ACS Middle Atlantic, 2013
  • 2019 ACS Physical Chemistry Exam Committee

Scholarly Work and Publications


undergraduate co-authors denoted with *

Marsh, A. L. Using NMR Spectroscopy to Elucidate the Effect of Substituents on Keto-Enol Equilibria. In NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum; Soulsby, D., Anna, L. J., Wallner, A. S., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1128; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; pp 205–210.

*Weilnau, J. N.; *Black, S. E.; *Chehata, V. J.;  *Schmidt, M. P.; *Holt, K. L.; *Carl, L. M.; *Straka, C. J.; Marsh, A. L.; Patton, W. A.; Lappas, C. M.  ZnS Nanocrystal Cytotoxicity Is Influenced by Capping Agent Chemical Structure and Duration of Time in Suspension. J. Appl. Toxicol. 2013, 33, 227–237.

*Manbeck, K. A.; *Boaz, N. C.; *Bair, N. C.; *Sanders, A. M. S.; Marsh, A. L. Substituent Effects on Keto-Enol Equilibria Using NMR Spectroscopy. J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 1444–1445; 2012, 89, 421.

*Musselwhite, N. E.; *Wagner, S. B.; *Manbeck, K. A.; *Carl, L. M.; *Gross, K. M.; Marsh, A. L. Activity and Selectivity of Colloidal Platinum Nanocatalysts for Aqueous Phase Cyclohexenone Hydrogenation. Appl. Catal., A 2011, 402, 104–109.

*Lyons, O. D.; *Musselwhite, N. E.; *Carl, L. M.; *Manbeck, K. A.; Marsh, A. L. Synthesis, Characterization, and Reaction Studies of a PVP-Capped Platinum Nanocatalyst Immobilized on Silica. Langmuir 2010, 26, 16481–16485.

*Manbeck, K. A.; *Musselwhite, N. E.; *Carl, L. M.; *Kauffman, C. A.; *Lyons, O. D.; *Navin, J. K.; Marsh, A. L. Factors Affecting Activity and Selectivity during Cyclohexanone Hydrogenation with Colloidal Platinum Nanocatalysts. Appl. Catal., A 2010, 384, 58–64.

*Kauffman, C.A.; *Muza, A. M.; *Porambo, M. W.; Marsh, A. L. Use of a Commercial Silver-Silver Chloride Electrode for the Measurement of Cell Potentials to Determine Mean Ionic Activity Coefficients. Chem. Educator 2010, 15, 178–180.

*Porambo, M. W.; *Howard, H. R.; Marsh, A. L. Dopant Effects on the Photocatalytic Activity of Colloidal Zinc Sulfide Semiconductor Nanocrystals for the Oxidation of 2-Chlorophenol. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 1580–1585.

*Gordon, T. R.; Marsh, A. L. Temperature Dependence of the Oxidation of 2-Chlorophenol by Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of Goethite. Catal. Lett. 2009, 132, 349–354.

*Porambo, M. W.; Marsh, A. L. Synthesis and Photoluminescent Properties of Doped ZnS Nanocrystals Capped by Poly(vinylpyrrolidone). Opt. Mater. 2009, 31, 1631–1635.

*Navin, J. K.; Grass, M.; Somorjai, G. A.; Marsh, A. L. Characterization of Colloidal Platinum Nanoparticles by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 2009, 81, 6295–6299.

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