Andrew S. Ichimura, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Physical Chemistry of Materials
Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
Spectroscopy

Contact Information:
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Francisco State University
817A Thornton Hall, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: 415-405-0721; Fax: 415-338-2384; ichimura@sfsu.edu


Education:

Chemistry, B.S. (1986) Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
Physical Chemistry, Ph.D. (1992) University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 2001- present

Research:

I am interested in the electric and magnetic properties of solids and applications of EPR/ENDOR spectroscopy to materials chemistry, reactive intermediates, and biologically relevant systems. Specifically, I want to employ alkali metal doped pure silica zeolites as reducing agents in the formation of nanoparticle and atomic clusters, and to generate radical anions in a sort of ‘reverse matrix isolation’ process.

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