Department Chair

  • Daniel Moriarty
    Associate Professor Chemistry
    Morrell Science Center 219
    (518) 783-2472

Mr. Michael O'Brien


Educational Background

B.S., Chemistry, 2008, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Graduate Education

M.S, Education, 2011, College of Saint Rose, Albany NY

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I lab 
  • General Chemistry II lab
  • Organic Chemistry I lab
  • Organic Chemistry II lab

Research Interests


  • Biofuel synthesis
  • Green chemistry design and education
  • Sustainable design


Recent Publications




Recent Oral Presentations

   Erlichman, S. O’Brien, M. R., Todaro, A. B., Hofstein, J. D. Green chemistry of chalcones: synthesis of liquid crystals. Poster, American Chemical Society National Conference, San Diego, CA. 2012


  O’Brien, M. R., Todaro, A. B., Quaal, K. S. Transforming the organic chemistry lab at Siena College: an ongoing experiment in green chemistry. Presentation, Unleashing Green Chemistry and Engineering in Service of a Sustainable Future. Environmental Protection Agency, New York, NY. 2011