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Anne Marteel-Parrish

Creegan Chair in Green Chemistry, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Education
  • B.S., Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
  • Engineering Degree in Materials Science, Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille (France)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with concentration in Materials Science, University of Toledo, OH

Research Interests

  • Materials Chemistry and Green Chemistry

Curious Where My Accent Comes From?

I was born in a little town called Malo-les-Bains in the North of France. Belgium and England were my closest neighbors. The shore of the North Sea was my backyard for the first 23 years of my life before I moved to the USA to start graduate work. My shoes were always full of sand and my ears full of wind. For more info and pictures of my country and the new additions to the Parrish family, you can consult my personal website: www.anneanddamon.com (login and password on demand).

What Am I Interested In Teaching?

Chemistry and technologies have contributed in countless ways to improve our way of living and have helped lead to a prosperous economy. At the same time “chemophobia” exists because of the bad image associated with the toxicity of chemicals. This paradox can be overcome if we think about a focus on green chemistry education and applying it to research with a sustainable development. Why don’t we stop blaming chemistry and instead use chemistry to contribute to a greener and sustainable world? Let’s stop talking and take action!

I have always believed that motivation is the key to success. To increase the thirst for new knowledge, I use educational tools to communicate my passion for chemistry. To make the lectures attractive and interesting I involve the students in discussions concerning new discoveries in chemistry and the environment. I incorporate Green Chemistry whenever the topic is appropriate. The students realize that they can contribute to pollution prevention by themselves and they feel responsible, which is the first step towards the “greening” of their minds.

A special topics course on “Towards the Greening of Our minds” is offered every other Spring at Washington College. See the following publication:

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Towards the Greening of Our Minds: A New Special Topics Course” in J. Chem. Ed., 2007, 84(2), 245-247.

Anne Marteel-Parrish received the Washington College Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching on May 16, 2010.

What Are We Working On In Dr. Marteel-Parrish’s Research Lab?

Research is based on the generation of new knowledge. Science will not move on if there is no communication, collaboration and publication of results. For me, it is very annoying to read in chemistry laboratory textbooks: toxic, harmful, produce toxic gases…! I believe that we can teach the same chemistry concepts without impacting our health and the environment. This strong belief leads to research projects based on the application of the Green Chemistry Principles.

Green Chemistry and Education: Greening the Curriculum.

The goal is to develop a series of experiments illustrating green chemistry concepts, i.e.: the use of inexpensive, environmentally benign solvents (elimination of organic solvents and replacement with aqueous solvents), alternative feedstocks or starting materials, reduction of laboratory waste and hazards, and modification of the reaction pathways and conditions (such as shorter reaction times, ambient pressure instead of elevated pressure, reduced temperature). The objective is focused on teaching the same reaction chemistry and modern techniques of characterization while incorporating green chemistry. Advances in green chemistry within the curriculum will be based on the recognition of hazard and toxicity and the replacement of “yield” with “atom economy” to reduce toxicity at the molecular level.

Green chemistry and Hands-on Experience:

Green Synthesis of Doped Perovskites

As a material scientist, advances in ceramics synthesis constitute the heart of modern technology. Over the last two decades a lot of research has been devoted to the synthesis of perovskites such as BaTiO3 and related compounds. Barium titanate is the major raw material for the production of multilayer ceramic capacitors used in the semiconductors industry. A high dielectric constant at room temperature is an essential property needed for capacitor applications. This can be achieved through doping. The goal of this study is to develop a more environmentally benign method of doping barium titanate.

Non Covalent Derivatization (NCD) and Crystal Engineering Applied to Supramolecular Aggregates and Amphiphiles

Weak intermolecular forces govern many of the properties of a molecule such as diffusion, volatization, solvation, and phase transfer. In traditional chemistry the assembly of molecules is primarily centered upon covalent derivatization. Nowadays modern and green chemistry shifts the spotlight to the manipulation of noncovalent intermolecular interactions, known as noncovalent derivatization (NCD). Noncovalent processes usually happen spontaneously and under ambient conditions, making them more environmentally friendly than their covalent counterparts. Conventionally hydroquinone (HQ) must undergo a series of traditional covalent-based transformations to make it less water-soluble to be used in the photography industry. Using the concept of NCD, HQ can be made less water-soluble by incorporating it in a binary cocrystalline matrix. The NCD of HQ is performed in one step, utilizes fewer organic solvents, less energy, and no purification procedures. The goal of this research is to extend the process of NCD to toluhydroquinone (THQ), a derivative of HQ. THQ has a variety of uses and can take on the role of inhibitor, antioxidant, intermediate, and catalyst. This project will attempt to harness the ideals of NCD as a tool of green chemistry.

Engaging students in community-oriented projects while learning about chemistry

Previous projects such as the chemical analysis of contaminated groundwater at proximity of gas stations and the chemical and biological impact of migratory birds on small headwater ponds have been conducted in collaboration with the Chester River Association and the Maryland Department of the Environment. With the Chester River in our backyard, it is essential that students, as scientists, devote some of their time to the understanding of the current health issues of our River.

Recent Publications And Presentations With Students

TEXTBOOK (peer-reviewed)

 Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Abraham, M.A. “Green Chemistry and Engineering: A Pathway to Sustainability”, 2013, Wiley and Sons Publishers (primary author).

 RESEARCH-BASED PUBLICATIONS (all peer-reviewed)

 The name of the primary author(s) is/are in bold.

Check, L.; Marteel-Parrish, A. “The fate and behavior of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals: Examining lead (Pb) as persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic metal” in Rev. Environ. Health, 2013, 28 (2-3), 85-96.

Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; DeCarlo, S.; Harlan, D.; Martin, J.; Sheridan, H. “Generality of the environmentally benign catecholate method to the synthesis of barium-based perovskites in Green Chemistry: Letters and Reviews, 2008, 1 (4), 231-239.

Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; DeCarlo, S.; Harlan, D.; Martin, J.; Sheridan, H. “Toward a more environmentally benign synthesis of doped barium titanate in Green Chemistry: Letters and Reviews, 2008,1 (4), 197-203.

Parrish, D.; Juromski, K; Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Damavarapu, R.; Zang, M.; Paritosh, D. “Tris(4-acetamidophenoxymethyl) methanol 0.7-hydrate” in Acta Cryst., 2008, E64, o2201.

Bektesevic, S.; Kleman, A.M.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Abraham, M.A. “Hydroformylation in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Catalysis and Benign Solvents” in J. Supercrit. Fluids, 2006, 38, 232-241 (comprehensive review article-invited).

Marteel, A.E.; Tack, T.T.; Bektesevic, S.; Davies, J.A.: Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A. “Hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide: characterization, activity and regioselectivity studies” in Environ. Sci. Technol., 2003, 37(23), 5424-5431.

 Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Walter, W.O.; Abraham, M.A. “Green Chemistry and Engineering: Drivers, Metrics, and Reduction to Practice” in Annual Reviews: Environment and Resources, 2003, 28,401-428 (comprehensive review article-invited).

 Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Tack, T. Bektesevic, S.; Abraham, M.A. “Supported platinum/tin complexes as catalysts for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide” in Catal. Commun., 2003, 4 (7), 309-314.

Tadd, A.R.; Marteel, A.E.; Mason, M.R.; Davies, J.A.; Abraham, M.A.

“Hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide using a heterogeneous rhodium catalyst.1. Effect of process parameters” in J. Supercrit. Fluids, 2003, 25 (2), 183-196.

Hemminger, O.; Marteel, A.E.; Mason, M.R.; Davies, J.A.; Tadd, A.R.; Abraham, M.A.

“Hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide using a heterogeneous rhodium catalyst.3. Evaluation of solvent effects” in Green Chem., 2002, 4 (5), 507-512.

Tadd, A.R.; Marteel, A.E.; Mason, M.R.; Davies, J.A.; Abraham, M.A.

“Hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide using a heterogeneous rhodium catalyst.2. Evaluation of reaction kinetics” in Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2002, 41 (18), 4514-4522.

TEACHING-BASED PUBLICATIONS

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Towards the Greening of Our Minds: A New Special Topics Course” in J. Chem. Ed., 2007, 84(2), 245-247. (PEER-REVIEWED)

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Faculty Advisor Spotlight” in In Chemistry, 2006, 15(4), 4.

Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Slentz, C. “SA ACS chapter spotlight” in In Chemistry, 2006, 15(3), 4.

Koenig, K.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Washington College’s Student Affiliates Chapter” in the Chesapeake Chemist Maryland Section American Chemical Society, 2005, 61(5), 2.

 

RESEARCH-BASED PRESENTATIONS GIVEN TO EXTERNAL AUDIENCES

* poster presentation

# oral presentation

The name(s) of the main presenter(s) is/are in bold.

Check, L.; Marteel-Parrish, A. Fate and behavior of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals: Examining lead (Pb) as persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic metal”, presented at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 19, 2013. *

DeCarlo, S.; Marteel-Parrish, A. “Extension of more environmentally benign methodologies to dope barium titanate”, presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 22, 2010.*

DeCarlo, S.; Sheridan, H.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Delineation of more environmentally benign pathways for the synthesis of doped barium titanate”, presented at the 13th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, June 24, 2009. *

Sheridan, H.; DeCarlo, S.: Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Extension of the environmentally benign catecholate method to the synthesis of barium-based perovskites”, presented at the 13th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, June 24, 2009. *

Marteel-Parrish, A.E.;Harlan, D.; Martin, J.; DeCarlo, S.; Sheridan, H. “Extension of the environmentally benign catecholate method to the synthesis of barium-based perovskites and environmentally benign synthesis of doped barium titanate”, presented at the 12th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, June 23, 2008.#

Juromski, K.; Marteel-Parrish, A.; Parrish, D.; Damavarapu, R.; Zang, M. “Crystal Structure of Tris(4-acetamidophenoxymethyl) methanol hydrate”, presented at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2008.*

Montfort, C.; Marteel-Parrish, A.; Parrish, D.; Bottaro, J.; Petrie, M. Crystal Structure of 1,5-diamino-1H-tetrazolium 4-methylbenzenesulfonate hemihydrate”, presented at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2008.*

DeCarlo, S.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Green chemistry: Environmentally benign synthesis of doped barium titanate”, presented at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 2-3, 2007, and at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2008.*

Sheridan, H.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Green chemistry: Extension of the catecholate method to the synthesis of barium-based perovksites”, presented at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 2-3, 2007, and at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2008.*

Johnson, J.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Verville, K. “Chemical and Biological Impacts of Migratory Birds on Small Ponds Ecosystems”, presented at the 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, Il, March 26, 2007.*

Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Harlan, D.; Martin, J. “Towards a more environmentally benign synthesis of a doped perovskite, barium titanate”, presented at the 10th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C., June 29, 2006.#

Harlan, D.; Martin, J.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Extension of the Environmentally Benign Catecholate Method to Barium Stannate and Barium Zirconate”, presented at the 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 27, 2006.*

Harlan, D.; Martin, J.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Development of an Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Doped Barium Titanate”, presented at the 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 27, 2006.*

Bektesevic, S.; Marteel A.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A. “Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Hydroformylation of 1-hexene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide”, presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 21, 2003.#

Marteel, A.E.; Tack, T.; Bektesevic, S.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A. “Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Hydroformylation of 1-hexene in Supercritical CO2”, presented at the 7th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C., June 25, 2003.#

Marteel, A.E. “Introduction to Green Chemistry”, invited by the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, May 21, 2003.#

Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Tadd, A.; Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A.  “Development of a heterogeneous catalyst for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide” presented at The University of Toledo Sigma Xi Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, April 11, 2003.#

Bektesevic, S.; Marteel A.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A. “DRIFTS study of 1-hexene hydroformylation on silica supported rhodium-phosphine complex”, presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 5, 2002.#

Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Tack, T.; Bektesevic, S.; Abraham, M.A. “Development of heterogeneous catalysts for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at the 3rd Ohio Inorganic Meeting, Toledo, OH, November 1, 2002.*

Abraham, M.A.; Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Bektesevic, S. “Surface analysis of a heterogeneous catalyst designed for hydroformylation in supercritical CO2, presented at the AIChE meeting, Italy, September, 2002.#

Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Tadd, A.; Tack, T.; Beketsevic, S.; Abraham, M.A. “Development of heterogeneous catalysts for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at the 6th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2002.#

Abraham, M.A.; Bektesevic, S.; Marteel, A.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R. “Surface analysis of a heterogeneous catalyst designed for hydroformylation in supercritical CO2, presented at the 8th Meeting on Supercritical Fluids, Université de Bordeaux, France, April 15, 2002.#

Marteel, A.E.; Tadd, A.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A.; Bektesevic, S. “Development of heterogeneous catalysts for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at The University of Toledo Sigma Xi Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, April 12, 2002.#

Abraham, M.A.; Bektsevic, S.; Mason, M.R.; Davies, J.A.; Marteel, A. “Designing a heterogeneous catalyst for hydroformylation in supercritical CO2, presented at the 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 7, 2002.#

Abraham, M.A.; Tadd, A.R.; Marteel, A.; Davies, J.A.; Mason, M.R. “Development and analysis of a heterogeneous hydroformylation catalyst for reaction in supercritical CO2, presented at AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, November 6, 2001.#

Abraham, M.A.; Tadd, A.R.; Marteel, A. Mason, M.A.; Davies, J.A. “Developing a heterogeneous hydroformylation catalyst for use with supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at the United Engineering Foundation, Chemical Reaction Engineering VIII, Barga, Italy, June 2001.#

Mason, M.R.; Tadd, A.R.; Marteel, A.; Abraham, M.A.; Davies, J.A. “Development of heterogeneous catalysts for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at the 5th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2001.#

Mason, M.R.; Tadd, A.R.; Marteel, A.; Abraham, M.A.; Davies, J.A. “Development of heterogeneous catalysts for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at the Central/Great Lakes Joint Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Grand Rapids, MI, June 12, 2001.#

Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A.; Tadd, A.; Mason, M.R.; Abraham, M.A.  “Development of a heterogeneous catalyst for hydroformylation of 1-hexene in supercritical carbon dioxide”, presented at The University of Toledo Sigma Xi Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, April 20, 2001.#

Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A. “Syntheses and characterization of BaTiO3 ceramic powders and delineation of methodologies for the fine control of stoichiometry”, presented at the 1st Ohio Inorganic Meeting, Columbus, OH, November 11, 2000.*

Marteel, A.E.; Davies, J.A. “Syntheses and characterization of BaTiO3 ceramic powders and delineation of methodologies for the fine control of stoichiometry”, presented at the 19th European Crystallographic Meeting, Nancy, France, August 19, 2000.*

Becquart, C.S.; Domain, C.; Legris, A.; Marteel, A. “Etude Ab initio du systeme Fe-Cu” presented in French, SEMAT99, Strasbourg, France, October 12-13, 1999. #

TEACHING-BASED PRESENTATIONS GIVEN TO EXTERNAL AUDIENCES

* poster presentation

# oral presentation

The name(s) of the main presenter(s) is/are in bold.

Giroux M.; Magdeburger, J.; McIntosh, P.; Sahadeo, E.; Streeter, M.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “The Gamma Eta chapter: dedicated to the promotion of chemistry on and off-campus” presented at the 45th Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society Biennial Conference, Frostburg State University, MD, October 11-13, 2013.*

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. Putting green chemistry to work at Washington College, Chestertown, MD” presented at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 19, 2013 (invited). #

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Transforming chemistry education through the Green Chemistry Commitment” presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, August 1, 2012. #

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Teaching green and sustainable chemistry through a one-semester course: An exciting challenge” presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, August 1, 2012. #

Jordan Tryhubenko, Eshan Patel, Stephanie Spitznagel, Matthew Streeter, Anne Marteel-Parrish, and Aaron W. Amick,“Chemistry Matters at Washington College”  presented at the 243st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, March 25, 2012.*

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Transforming education: Innovative learning through green and sustainable chemistry course at Washington College”, presented at the 15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, June 21, 2011.#

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Towards the Greening of Our Minds: Learning Green and Sustainable Chemistry by Doing”, presented at the 241st ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27, 2011 as part of the Sustainability Education Award Symposium. #

Thomas Gallagher, Stephanie Spitznagel, Matthew Streeter, Anne Marteel-Parrish, and Aaron W. Amick, “Chemistry Matters at Washington College”, presented at the 241st ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27, 2011.*

Kasecamp, L.; Macht, S.; DeCarlo, S.; Claypool, S.; Dr. Anne Marteel-Parrish; Dr. Aaron Amick “Chemistry matters at Washington College!”, presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 22, 2010.*

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Teaching green chemistry without a textbook”, presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of MAALACT, the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD, October 11, 2008.#

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Towards the greening of our minds: A new course offered at Washington College, Chestertown, MD”, presented at the 12th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, June 24, 2008.#

Sheridan, H.; DeCarlo, S.; Crum, C.; Starks, A.; Daudelin, K.; Chilton, C.; Marteel-Parrish, A.; Locker, R. “Chemistry matters at Washington College”, presented at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2008.*

Johnson, J.; Hobbs, E.; Moser, S.; Jones, E. Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Locker, R. “Chemistry Matters at Washington College!”, presented at the 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, Il, March 26, 2007.*

Slentz, C.; Donohue, T.; Horbal, B.; Hobbs, E.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Chemistry Matters at Washington College”, presented at the 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26, 2006.*

Marteel-Parrish, A.E. “Towards the greening of our minds: A special topic chemistry course offered at Washington College, MD”, presented at the 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 16, 2005.#

Koenig, K.; Himmelberger, D.; Stromberg, T.; Halpin, S.; Marteel-Parrish, A.E.; Locker, R. “Chemistry Matters at Washington College, MD”, presented at the 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2005.*