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SUNY Erie professor publishes chemistry article in national journal

Article by: Michael Farrell

BUFFALO--Dariush H. Zadeh, Ph. D., PE, professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at SUNY Erie's North Campus, has recently received international recognition and has published an article, 'Electronic Structures of Elements according to Ionization Energies' by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany publisher in the 2017 'Journal of Molecular Modeling,' Volume 23, Article 357, page 1-12, Nov. 2017 by: Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany under P. Politzer 80th Birthday Festschrift, ISSN: 1610-2940 (print) 0948-5023 (online).

The article is written on the topic of quantum chemistry and provides a new look at the atomic structures of elements using the ionization energies. The piece suggests a different rule for filling atomic orbitals and hence a different organization of periodic table of elements. This information may benefit Chemistry faculty and students at SUNY Erie, or anyone interested in research works in theoretical (physical, ab initio, quantum) chemistry.

(Read the article here.)

Dr. Zadeh's graduate educational and research background is not only in engineering but also in physical chemistry and math, so it is natural for his published articles to be from a variety of these topic areas. Dr. Zadeh has been employed at SUNY for 20 years and has published approximately 20 papers during his doctorate at the University of New Orleans and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University at Buffalo and SUNY Erie.

His presence at SUNY Erie will continue to enrich the College's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, which offers an in-depth study of mechanical engineering technology courses intermixed with liberal arts and social science courses. Analytical mechanics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, applied thermodynamics and electricity for mechanical equipment are among the subjects covered in the curriculum. Graduates of the program either assume positions as a mechanical technician; continue their educations toward a bachelor or advanced degree in engineering or technology; or take the National Institute for Engineering Technicians exam and exams offered by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

For more information about the program, please visit www.ecc.edu/degrees/ or contact the department at (716) 270-5290.

Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.