Dr. Michael Schmidt
Dr. Michael Schmidt
Professor of Chemistry

Office: SCI I 108
Phone: 760-750-4138
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University Service (since Fall, 1998):

General Education Committee, 2011-2013.
Professional Leave Committee, 2010.
ScienceFest, 2009; Presenter.
Building 31 Renaming Task Force, Spring 2008-Present.
Science Librarian Search Committee, 2006-2007.
Academic Senate, Senator: 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003.
General Education Committee: Member, 1998-2000; 2002-2004;
Co-Chair, 2003-2004.
Chair, Critical Thinking Assessment Working Team, 1998-1999.
Writing Subcommittee, 2003-2004.
Chemistry Liaison with University Ball Committee, 2001-2002.
Commencement Reader, 2001.

Postdoctoral Experience:  1989-1992, Laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Berg, Johns Hopkins University.

Ph.D., Chemistry:  1989, Stanford University.

Dissertation: "Electrochemical Studies of Nafion Films and Carbon Dioxide Binding to Cobalt (I) Macrocycles."


"Selective Inhibition of Aragonite Growth by Citrate and Isocitrate at Moderate Supersaturations, as Measured by an Optical-Microscope Flow-Cell Assay," Michael H. Schmidt, Ian Ellison, Kiel Holliday, Martin Kubin and Francisco Trujillo, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2008, 310, 804-815.

"Kinetics of 2-Halopyridine Substitution at Pentaammineaquaruthenium (II)," M.H. Schmidt, Grady Horton and Ilan Tong, Inorg. Chem., 1998, 37, 5948-5951.

"Using 'Household Chemistry Projects' to Develop Research Skills and Teach Scientific Writing," M. H. Schmidt, J. Chem. Educ., 1997, 74, 393.

"Metal Binding and Folding Properties of a Minimalist Cys2His2 Zinc Finger Peptide," S. F. Michael, V. J. Kilfoil, M. H. Schmidt, B. T. Amann, and J. M. Berg, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, 1992, 89, 4796-4880.

"Metal-Binding Proteins Involved in Transcriptional Regulation: Predictions and Structures," M.H. Schmidt and J. M. Berg, in Transcriptional Regulation, S. L. McKnight and K. R. Yamamoto, eds.  Cold Spring Harbor Press: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1992.

"Design and Characterization of a Ligand-Binding Metallopeptide," D. L. Merkle, M. H. Schmidt and J. M. Berg, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113, 5450.

"Effects of Redox Potential, Steric Configuration, Solvent, and Alkali Metal Cations on the Binding of Carbon Dioxide to Cobalt(I) and Nickel(I) Macrocycles," M. H. Schmidt, G. M. Miskelly, and N. S. Lewis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1990, 112, 3420.

"Reaction Entropies and Acid-Base Behavior of Transition Metal Complexes in Recast Nafion Films," M. H. Schmidt and N. S. Lewis, J. Phys. Chem., 1988, 92, 2018.

"Kinetic Studies of Ligand Substitution Rates for the Ru(NH3)5(H2O) Ion in Nafion Films," C. M. Lieber, M. H. Schmidt, and N. S. Lewis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1986, 108, 6103.

"Reaction Entropy Measurements for Transition-Metal Ions Bound to Nafion-Coated Electrode Surfaces," C. M. Lieber, M. H. Schmidt, and N. S. Lewis, J. Phys. Chem., 1986, 90, 1002.

"Overlayer-Support Interactions Associated with the Formation of a Chemically Modified Interface: The Nickel Ferrocyanide Derivatized Nickel Electrode," L. J. Amos, M. H. Schmidt, S. Sinha, and A. B. Bocarsly, Langmuir, 1986, 2, 559.

"Metallocyanide Modified Nickel Electrode Surfaces: Enhanced Currents for Solution Species," S. Sinha, L. Amos., M. H. Schmidt, and A. B. Bocarsly, J. Electroanal. Chem., 1986, 210, 323.


Conference Presentations, Talks (since Fall, 1998):

"Studies of selective inhibition of aragonite and calcite growth by citrate and dissolved iron oxides," Michael H. Schmidt, Kiel S. Holliday, Quenten Garland, and Ian Ellison, in session Bridging Concepts and Techniques in Molecular Biogeochemistry, Medical Mineralogy, and Nanomaterials Synthesis, Geochemistry Division, 229th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2005.

"Studying selective growth inhibition of calcite and aragonite using a competitive flow-cell assay," Michael H. Schmidt, Kiel Holliday, Martin Kubin, Francisco Trujillo, in session Surface Chemistry of Inorganic Materials, Inorganic Chemistry Division, 227th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 1, 2004.

Conference Presentations, Posters (since Fall, 1998):

"Selective Inhibition of Aragonite Growth by Citrate, Isocitrate, and Iron-Tricarballylate Species," Michael Schmidt, Ian Ellison, Kiel Holliday, Quenten Garland, Shinobu Hagio, Martin Kubin, and Francisco Trujillo, Gordon Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH, July 30-August 4, 2006.

"A Flow-Crystallization Assay for Assessing Selective Growth Modifiers of Calcite and Aragonite," Kiel Holliday, Ian Ellison, Quenten Garland, Martin Kubin, and Michael H. Schmidt, Gordon Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH, August 8-13, 2004.

Conference Presentations, Co-Authored Posters Presented by Students (since 1998):

"Solution-phase synthesis of a biomimetic asparagine-glycine peptide chain," Mary A. Allen, Scott R. McFeeters, and Michael H. Schmidt, in session Undergraduate Research Poster Session: Organic Chemistry, Division of Chemical Education, 229th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 14, 2005.

"Using a flow cell to study the competitive growth rates of calcite and aragonite," Kiel Holliday and Michael H. Schmidt, in session Undergraduate Research Poster Session: Inorganic Chemistry, Division of Chemical Education, 227th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA March 29, 2004.

"Mediated Growth of Calcite Crystals Using Well-Defined Aspartate Oligomers," John Stires and Michael H. Schmidt, in session Undergraduate Research Poster Session: Inorganic Chemistry, Division of Chemical Education, 221st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2001.