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Grady Carney, Ph.D.

Grady Carney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Life Sciences

Edward Guiliano Global Center
1855 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212.261.1587
Email: gcarney@nyit.edu

Education

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 19, 1973;
B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, May 30, 1965; East Mississippi Junior College, Scooba, Mississippi, 1961-62

Research and Professional Experience

Tenured Chemistry Professor, New York Institute of Technology( 1985-present); Assistant Chemistry Professor, Allegheny College( 1981-1985); Senior Chemistry Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory(1980-81); Visiting Research Scientist in Chemistry, Argonne National Laboratory( Summer 1980); Visiting Assistant Professor, General chemistry lecturer and physical chemistry laboratory instructor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University( 1979-1980); General Chemistry Lecturer and Post-doctoral Chemistry Research Fellow, Ohio State University( 1977-1978); General Chemistry Lecturer and Post-doctoral Physics Research Fellow, Ohio State University( 1978-1979); Director of Chemical Research, North American Carbon Inc.(1976-1977); Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry, Battelle Memorial Institute(1974-1976); Research Fellow in Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook(1973-1974); Graduate student Chemistry Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Arkansas(1965-1973); Laborer, Ralston Purina Company, Springdale, Arkansas( Summer 1969); Research Chemist, Halliburton Oil Company Research Laboratory( Summer 1968); Chemistry Technician, Phillips Petroleum Research Laboratory( Summers 1966 and1967); Undergraduate Research Fellow, as an Undergraduate Trainee for the National Science Foundation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Summer 1964.

Within NYIT Service Activities: Member and Chairman Life Sciences DPC , Academic Year  2011-12; Member of NYIT Academic Senate and School Promotion Committee, Academic Year 2010-2011; Academic Advisor to  NYIT Student Club, Ambassadors 4 Christ; and Faculty advisor to student clubs: AMSA/AHLSO Pre-medical Chapter

Community Outreach Activities: Hill of the Lord Ministries College Scholarship Program, Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Design and implementation; Hill of the Lord Ministries Tutorial Classes for Sunset Park High School and Adult Students

Honors

Ordained to office of Elder by Hill Of The Lord Ministries , August 14, 2011; Named 2011 Professional Of  The Year Representing The Higher Education Industry by Cambridge Who’s Who; Included in 2010/2011 Princeton Global Network Honors Edition Registry; Included in 2010 Cambridge Who’s Who Registry; Named Outstanding Teacher in NYIT Life Sciences Department; Invited speaker at the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Symposium on Molecular Vibrations held at the University of Reading, Reading, England, 1987; First NYIT Life Sciences Faculty member ever to teach college level classes at the Metro, Old Westbury, and Central Islip campuses during a single semester period; Research post-doctoral position, Chem. Dept., Ohio State University(1976-1977); Research post-doctoral position, Phys. Dept., Ohio State University(1977-1978); Battelle Fellow(1974-1976); Molecular Dynamics Fellow at Stony Brook(1972); Petroleum Research Fund Fellow(1970); NDEA Fellow(1969); Continental Oil Company Fellow(1968); Texaco Fellow(1967); National Science Foundation Fellow( Summer 1964);  Faculty Scholar at Delta State University(1963-65); First Two-Years Honor in my graduation class at Delta State University(1965); General Physics Achievement Award at Delta State University(1964); General Chemistry Achievement Award at East Mississippi Junior College(1962); Academic Scholarship in Chemistry at East Mississippi Junior College(1962); Undergraduate Lab Instructor in  Chemistry and Physics at Delta State University(1963-65). Recommended to Tenure Committee for rapid tenure in 1985 by: Nobel Laureate Dr. Gerhard Herzberg,  Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Canada; Professor Isaiah Shavitt, Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University; Professor Peter G. Burton, Department of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Australia;Professor N. C. Handy, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Cambridge University, England; Professor Peter Botschwina, Department of Chemistry, Kaiserlautern University, West Germany; Professor Takeshi Oka, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago; Professor Mark Ratner, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University; Professor Max Wolfsberg, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine; Professor K. N. Rao, Department of Physics, Ohio State University; Professor John Schug, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Poly. Institute and State University; and Dr. Steven Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc.

Teaching

Undergraduate Quantitative Analysis Textbook- Lecture and Lab with Statistics; Development of chemistry instruction models; Computer applications for Physical Chemistry; Periodic Table Chart Designs and Construction; and Using scale models for oxy-acids to determine their chemical formulas; ; G. D. Carney and V. Pagonis, a textbook entitle Numerical Experiments in Quantum Chemistry and Physics Using an Apple II+ Computer, Allegheny College Printing Office, Meadville, Pa., 1984. Introductory Chemistry lecture and laboratory- New York Institute of Technology, Allegheny College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Arkansas, Delta State University, East Mississippi Junior College; Applied Chemistry lecture and laboratory- New York Institute of Technology; Engineering Chemistry lecture- New York Institute of Technology; General Physics laboratory- New York Institute of Technology and Delta State University; Developmental Mathematics lecture- New York Institute of Technology; Quantitative Analysis lecture and laboratory- New York Institute of Technology; Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory- New York Institute of Technology; Physical Chemistry lecture and laboratory- New York Institute of Technology, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, and Allegheny College; Quantum Chemistry lecture and laboratory- Allegheny College; Undergraduate Research Mentor –Allegheny College and New York Institute of Technology.

Research Focus

Activity Coefficients and Buffer Capacity: Buffer chemistry is important in chemical industry and research, food industry, medicine and many other technology areas, and laboratory and lecture studies of acid-base systems, including buffers, are important components of the science curriculum for Life Science students. Consequently, buffer research which has the aim of contributing new knowledge( activity coefficients) and to intellectual growth in Life Science students are of interest. Buffer capacity measurements offer a new method for determining activity coefficients for anions of weak acid buffers and cations of weak base buffers. Working both with undergraduate students and on my own, our buffer capacity titration results have been presented at several NYIT SOURCE events by NYIT Life Sciences for ammonia/ammonium chloride and acetic/sodium acetate buffers.

Computer Software for Chemical Modeling and Data Analysis: Methods of statistical analysis of data and numerical modeling for chemical reactions, especially for determinations of end-point and thermodynamic equilibrium constants for acid-base and precipitation titrations, are being used more and more beginning first in quantitative analysis courses and continuing on into applications in chemical research. For example, as we explore new avenues in buffer chemistry, new data analysis methods are required and are being developed and used in our undergraduate courses and Life Sciences faculty research programs.  A  continuing project makes use of  both in house Computer software for quantum chemistry applications  and commercial quantum chemistry packages.

Simplify Understanding of Oxy-acid Chemical Formulas: The secret-oxy acid code for formulas of oxy-acids provides simple rules for writing chemical formulas of oxy acids beginning with the reference formula HcXOn ;  element X is one of the non-metals or transition metals. Simple geometric models and quantum chemistry calculations for gas phase oxy-acids conducted using GAUSSIAN.98W program suite are being used to correlate thermodynamic stability with chemical composition(chemical formula).  Whether changes in the reference formula HcXOn  proceed  by reducing oxygen or increasing hydrogen content to give new oxy-acids  are of interest. In addition, we are interested in extending these calculations to include aqueous alvation and sorting through acid strength orders.

Interpret ab-initio partial atomic charges to electronegativity: Partial atomic charges are calculated using a quantum chemistry program package that I created. The computer software allows one to calculate  ab-initio molecular SCF-MO wavefunctions expanded in Jerry Whittens hydrogenic atomic orbital basis. This research requires determining orbital screening constants for the hydrogenic atomic orbitals  in addition to calculating  dipole moments, partial atomic charges and bond overlap charges. The calculated properties are being correlated with partial atomic charges calculated using Pauling’s electronegativity scale.

Development of Computer Methods for Studying Vibration-rotation Properties of Molecules: Our ab-initio electronic structure and variational vibration-rotation studies have provided  contributions  to understanding and discovery of  H3+ , H2D+ , HD2+, D3+ , H2T +, HT2+, T3+ , D2T+, and DT2+  ions, modeling of potential energy functions and calculation of vibration energies.  

Undergraduate Research Mentor Reports

Ronika Sethi, Tangent Line Method for Determining Titration Equivalence Point with Faculty mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, NYIT SOURCE, 2011; Fateha Ahmed, Aisha Asfaq, Fauzia Bagum and Larab Ginyami, NH3/NH4Cl Buffer Titrations and Activity Coefficients with Faculty mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, NYIT SOURCE, 2011; Aisha Ashfaq and Fateha Ahmed, with Faculty mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, Comparison of Gran Plot Method and The DSNLL Method Using Potentiometric Titration, NYIT SOURCE, 2010; Uzma Usmani, Alina Darevskaya and Michael Marzan, with Faculty mentor; Dr. Grady D. Carney, Buffer Capacity Titrations for a Base Buffer, NYIT Source 2009; Joanna Ma and Sylvia Garcia with Faculty mentor, Dr. Grady D. Carney,  Activity coefficients and buffer capacity titration, NYIT SOURCE,  2008; Research Report: Grady  D. Carney, Handbook of Ab-initio Thermodynamic Data for Gas-Phase HcXOn Oxy-Acids, 2006.Jaysh Shah and Maciej Domarad with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, Oxy-acid preference for oxygen or hydrogen, NYIT SOURCE, 2006; Grady  D. Carney, The Periodic Table’s Secret Oxy-acid Code, 2005; Jayesh Shah, with Faculty Mentor, Dr. Grady D. Carney,  Chemical formulas for oxy-acids, NYIT SOURCE, 2005;  Grady D. Carney, Manual for Undergraduate Research in Theoretical Chemistry, 2005; W. E. Reed with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, Calculation of vibrational energies using semi-classical self-consistent field and quantum mechanical self-consistent field methods, Senior Thesis for Chemistry Major, Allegheny College Printing Office, 1985; D. C. Lesseski  with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, Semi-classical self-consistent field and quantum mechanical self-consistent field vibrational levels for O3, H2O, and H3+, methods, Senior Thesis for Chemistry Major, Allegheny College Printing Office, 1985;  L. Pavlovich with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, A quantitative comparison of the quantum mechanical self-consistent field model to the semi-classical self-consistent field model, Senior Thesis for Chemistry Major, Allegheny College Printing Office, 1985; C. A. Verardi with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, Theoretical predictions of spectroscopic properties of triatomic molecular BrO2 gas, Senior Thesis for Chemistry Major, Allegheny College Printing Office, 1984;  C. Verardi, M. Dougherty, V. Pagonis and G. D. Carney, Numerical investigation of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, JOINT GREAT LAKES AND CENTRAL REGIONAL ACS MEETING, Western Michigan University, 1984;  M. V. Coco with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. Carney, The relation between ionic characters and solubility of binary compounds in water: a study of Alan Clifford’s solubility model-I,   Senior Thesis for Chemistry Major, Allegheny College Printing Office, 1982; J. A. Gillespie with Faculty Mentor Dr. Grady D. CarneyThe relation between ionic characters and solubility of binary compounds in water: a study of Alan Clifford’s solubility model-II,   Senior Thesis for Chemistry Major, Allegheny College Printing Office, 1983; and G. D. Carney and A. W. Cordes, Investigation on the crystal structure of TeCl4, Research Reports in Chemistry, NSF Undergraduate Research Participation Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1964.    

Journal Publications and Symposia Presentations

G. D. Carney,  Vibration correlation energies for deuterated H3+ molecules,  J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans., 1988; G. D. Carney,  Vibration correlation energies for deuterated H2O, D2O, T2O, O3, and SO2 , Poster Paper, Faraday Symposium, Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Reading, Reading England,1988; G. D. Carney, D. Lesseski, and S. M. Adler-Golden, Comparison of force fields and calculation methods for vibration intervals of isotopic H3+ molecules, J. Chem Phys.,1986; S. M. Adler-Golden and G. D. Carney, Formulas for transforming from internal coordinates to Eckart frame coordinates of a symmetric molecule, Chem. Phys. Letts., 1985;  S. M. Adler-Golden, S. R. Langhoff, C. W. Bauschlicher, Jr., and G. D. Carney, Theoretical calculation of ozone vibrational intensities,  J. Chem. Phys., 1985; G. D. Carney, D. Lesseski, W. Reed and L. Pavlovich, A comparison of quantum mechanical and semi-classical SCF theories for  H2O, and O3,  40th Molecular Spectroscopy  Symposium, Ohio State University, 1985; G. D. Carney and S. Adler-Golden, Improvements in vibration interval predictions for H3+,  40th Molecular Spectroscopy  Symposium, Ohio State University, 1985; G. D. Carney and D. Lesseski,  Ab-initio quartic force fields in dimension-less normal coordinates for H3+,  40th Molecular Spectroscopy  Symposium, Ohio State University, 1985; D. Cropek and G. D. Carney, A Numerical variational algorithm for calculating molecular energies of bent triatomic molecules, Adv. Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations, IMAC, 1984; D. Cropek and G. D. Carney, A Numerical variational algorithm for calculating vibration intervals of bent triatomic molecules, J. Chem. Phys., 1984; G. D. Carney, Apple II+ computer programs for molecular calculations, American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, West Virginia University, 1984; G. D. Carney and D. Cropek, A numerical variational method for calculating vibration intervals of bent triatomic molecules, Fifth IMACS Inter. Symp. On Computer Methods for Partial Diff. Equations, Lehigh University, 1984; G. D. Carney, Spectroscopic constants for tritiated and deuterated  H3+ , Canadian J. Phys., 1984. This paper was selected as one of the contributions in the December 1984 issue of this journal which was dedicated to Dr. Herzberg on the occasion of his 80th birthdayG. D. Carney, Interpretation of the HCl infrared absorption spectrum using an Apple II+ computer, AAPT MEETING, Butler County Community College, Butler, Pa., 1983; G. D. Carney, Vibrational intervals for tritiated H3+ and D3+ , Chem. Phys. Letts., 1981; G. D. Carney,  Spectroscopic Bv constants for Rydberg states of D3J. Chem. Phys., 1981; G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter,  Ab-initio prediction of the rotation-vibration spectrum of  H3+ and D3+ , Phys. Rev. Letts., 1980; G. D. Carney, Comparisons of ab-initio and empirical vibrational intensities for isotopic water molecules, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 1980; G. D. Carney, Rotation energies for deuterated  H3+ oscillators in zero-point states of vibration, Chem. Phys., 1980; G. D. Carney,  Spectroscopic Bv constants for Rydberg states of H3  and D3J. Chem. Phys., 1980; G. D. Carney, S. Giorgianni, and K. Narahari Rao, Strengths of ozone fundamentals in the infrared: variational calculations, J. Mol. Spectroscopy, 1980; G. D. Carney, Refinements in the vibration frequencies of H3+ and D3+ , Mol. Phys., 1980; G. D. Carney and C. W. Kern, Balloon balance thermometer, a lecture demonstration of Charles’ law,  J. Chem. Education, 1979; G. D. Carney, Comparison of experimental and ab-initio line strengths for H2O and HDO, Appl. Spectrosc., 1979; L. A. Curtiss, S. R. Langhoff, and G. D. Carney, Ab-initio SCF and CI calculations of the dipole moment function of ozone, J. Chem. Phys., 1979; G. D. Carney, Balloon models for introductory chemistry, an invited lecture presented in Session B of  Symposium, Lecture Demonstrations, Chemical Education, 31st Annual Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1979; G. D. Carney, The case of the missing Pi-electrons in introductory chemistry textbooks, Session B of  Symposium, Lecture Demonstrations, Chemical Education, 31st Annual Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1979; G. D. Carney, Electronic structure modeled using toy balloons, Session A of Symposium on Chemical Education, 31st Annual Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1979; G. D. Carney, A new interpretation of Petty and Moran’s ion-impact Ne-H3+ experiment, J. Chem. Phys., 1979;  G. D. Carney, Application of Simons-Parr-Finlan expansions to ab-initio force fields for bent AB2  molecules, Mol. Phys., 1979; G. D. Carney, A numerical test of the Carney-Porter vibrational analysis method for H3+, 33rdSymposium of Physical Chemistry, 11th Central regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbus, Ohio, 1979; G. D. Carney and K. Narahari Rao, Infrared intensities for water and ozone, 33rd MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1978; G. D. Carney, Symmetrical frequencies for H3+, 33rd MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1978; G. D. Carney, L. L. Sprandel and C. W. Kern, Variational approaches to vibration-rotation spectroscopy for polyatomic molecules, Adv. Chem. Phys., 1978; G. D. Carney and K. N. Rao, Vibration-rotation line strengths for ozone, Ohio Section of the Amer. Phys. Soc. Fall Meeting, Miami university, Oxford, Ohio, 1977; G. D. Carney, J. H. McCreery, L. L. Sprandel and C. W. Kern, Calibration of LEPS potentials to spectroscopic constants of triatomic molecules, 32nd MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1977; G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter, The lowest rotation states of  H3+ and symmetry considerations in dissociative e- capture, J. Chem. Phys., 1977; G. D. Carney, S. R. Langhoff, and L. A. Curtiss, Variational calculations of vibrational properties of ozone, J. Chem. Phys., 1977; G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter, Ab-initio prediction of the vibration spectra of the deuterated species of  H3+ , Chem. Phys. Letts., 1977; G. D. Carney and G. Wolken, Application of the Simons-Parr-Finlan potential to chemisorption, Chem. Phys. Letts., 1976; G. D. Carney, L. A. Curtiss and S. R. Langhoff, Improved potential functions for AB2 molecules: water and ozone, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 1976; G. D. Carney,  L.A. Curtiss and S. R. Langhoff, Variational determination of infrared band positions for isotopically substituted water molecules, 31st  MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1976; G. D. Carney and C. W. Kern, Truncation behavior of potential functions and its effect on band positions, 31st  MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1976; G. D. Carney, Potential functions of the H3+ molecule ion, 31st  MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1976; G. D. Carney, L. A. Curtiss and S. R. Langhoff, Vibrational energies for isotopically substituted water: application to laser isotope separation, Applied Spectrosc., 1976; G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter, H3+ ab-initio calculation of the vibration spectrum, J. Chem. Physics, 1976; G. D. Carney and C. W. Kern, Vibration-rotation analysis of some nonlinear molecules by a variational method, Inter. J. Quant. Chem. Symp., 1975; G. D. Carney and L. A. Curtiss, Theoretical calculations of spectral quantities for monitoring atmospheric ozone, RESEARCH FUTURES( Battelle Institute, Columbus, Ohio), 1975; G. D. Carney, Theoretical and experimental IR absorption intensities for water using a variational vibration method of analysis, 30th  MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1975; G. D. Carney, Determination of dipole moment function for ozone from the observed IR absorption intensities using variational vibration analysis, 30th  MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1975; G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter, Generalized Morse functions for interpolation of multi- dimensional molecular potential energy surfaces, AMERICAN  PHYSICAL SOCIETY MEETING, Phildelphia, Pa., 1974; G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter, H3+ : geometry dependence of electronic properties, J. Chem. Phys., 1974; G. D. Carney, Ab-initio calculation of vibration-rotational properties for the ground electronic of the H3+ molecule ion, Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Arkansas, 1973; see also Disssertation Abstracts International, B, 1956(1973);G. D. Carney and R. N. Porter, Ab-initio calculation of the rotation-vibration spectrum for the ground electronic state of H3+, 27th  MOL. SPECTROSCOPY SYMP., Ohio State University, 1972; G. D. Carney, Examination of the absorption of chemicals from aqueous solution on sand and calcium carbonate, Halliburton Company Research and Development Department Laboratory Report No. S15-E1-67, Halliburton Company, Duncan, Oklahoma, 1967.

Memberships in Professional Societies

Life Membership in the Delta State University Alumni Association; Life Membership in the University of Arkansas Alumni Association; Elder, Hill of the Lord Ministries Church; Chairman-College Scholarship & Tutorial Programs, Hill of the Lord Ministries Church, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY; American Chemical Society; National Science Teachers Association; New York Academy of Sciences