Ryan C. Nelson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Teaching this semester

CHEM 2400. Inorganic Chemistry

An introduction to the chemistry of the elements with a focus on chemical bonding, periodic properties, and coordination compounds. Topics in solid state, bioinorganic, and environmental inorganic chemistry are also included. Provides a foundation for further work in chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.

CHEM 3100. Instrumental Analysis

Theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry are covered, in conjunction with advanced chromatographic methods. Applications of instrumental techniques to the analysis of biological and environmental samples are covered. Lectures and two hours of laboratory work per week.


  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Wisconsin