Chemistry

MARY L. SOHN

Professor of Chemistry

B.A. Queens College, CUNY, 1973
M.S. Lehigh University, 1978
Ph.D. Lehigh University, 1979

Email: msohn@fit.edu
Phone: (321) 674-7379

Office: 218 Olin Physical Sciences Building

 

Dr. Mary Sohn collecting water samples in Alaska.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Sohn's research focuses on the nature of natural organic matter found in terrestrial and aquatic environments, including marine, estuarine and freshwater systems. A major emphasis of her work is to correlate chemical structural information of natural organic matter with differences in reactivity toward environmentally important metal ions organic and organometallics.

OTHER INTERESTS

  • Aquatic geochemistry
  • Analysis and geochemistry of trace metals and organics
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy


ONGOING RESEARCH

Current research efforts are focused on a study of the adsorption and complexation of environmentally important metals onto naturally occurring solid organic fractions to better understand the partitioning of trace metals in aquatic systems.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Sohn has served as (1993) the Chairperson of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. She has edited a book on Organic Marine Geochemistry and co-authored a textbook on Chemical Oceanography. She reviews and edits manuscripts for several professional journals and funding agencies.