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Chemistry DepartmentFlorida Institute of Technologymsohn@fit.edu150 W. University BlvdMelbourne, Florida 32901Phone: (321) 674-8046Fax: (321) 674-8951
MARY L. SOHN
Professor of Chemistry
B.A. Queens College, CUNY, 1973
M.S. Lehigh University, 1978
Ph.D. Lehigh University, 1979
Phone: (321) 674-7379
Office: 218 Olin Physical Sciences Building
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.
- Aquatic geochemistry
- Analysis and geochemistry of trace metals and organics
- Environmental chemistry
- Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
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.
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.
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