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Keith Beyer

Specialty area(s)

Physical and Atmospheric Chemistry

Brief biography

Dr. Beyer is a native of Wisconsin, growing up in the town of Freedom where he attended grade school and high school.

Current courses at UWL

CHM 103 General Chemistry 1

CHM 309 Physical Chemistry 1
CHM 313 Physical Chemistry Lab


B.S. (Honors) Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1989
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1994

Teaching history

CHM 103, CHM 104, CHM 309, CHM 313, CHM 314

Professional history

Dr. Beyer was a postdoctoral fellow with A.R. Ravishankara at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aeronomy Lab in Boulder Colorado. Subsequently, he was a Professor of Chemistry at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee for 10 years. He then moved to UW-L in 2004 where he has held the positions of Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Environmental Studies Program, and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Health.

Research and publishing

Please visit my Research website for a description of the ongoing research in my lab.

Recent Publications:

Pearson, C. S.*; Beyer, K. D. “Solid/Liquid Phase Diagram of the Ammonium Sulfate/Succinic Acid/Water System” J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119, 4317-4328 (invited manuscript for the Mario J. Molina Festschrift)

Beyer, K. D.; Schroeder, J. R.*; Kissinger, J. A.* “Temperature Dependent Deliquescence Relative Humidities and Water Activities using Humidity Controlled Thermogravimetric Analysis with Application to Malonic Acid” J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 2488-2497.

Beyer, K. D.; Pearson, C. S.*; Henningfield, D. S.* “Solid/Liquid Phase Diagram of the Ammonium Sulfate/Glutaric Acid/ Water System” J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117, 3630-3641.

Schroeder, J. R.*; Pearson, C. S.*; Beyer, K. D. “Solid/Liquid Phase Diagram of the Ammonium Sulfate/Malic Acid/Water System” J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 415-422.