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Keith Beyer

Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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.  He currently resides in the town of Medary with his wife and three children.

Current courses at UWL

CHM 103 General Chemistry 1

CHM 309 Physical Chemistry 1
CHM 313 Physical Chemistry Lab

Education

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

Career

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:

Beyer, K. D. “Deliquescence Relative Humidity and Reversible Non-deliquescent Water Uptake in the Sodium Salts of Succinic Acid” ACS Earth and Space Chem. 2021, DOI:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00168.

Roskam, J. L*; Nowak, K. L.*; Taylor, K. T.*; Rendler, S. R.*; Beyer, K. D. “Phase diagrams of aqueous solutions of the potassium salts of malonic, succinic, and glutaric acids” J. Chem. Thermo. 2021, 158, 106466.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jct.2021.106466.

Beyer, K. D.; Buttke, L. G.* “Solubilities in Aqueous Solutions of the Sodium Salts of Succinic and Glutaric Acid With and Without Ammonium Sulfate” J. Chem. Thermo. 2018, 125, 189-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jct.2018.06.002

Schroeder, J. R.*; Beyer, K. D. “Deliquescence Relative Humidities of Organic and Inorganic Salts Important in the Atmosphere” J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 9948-9957. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b08725.

Buttke, L. G.*; Schueller, J. R.*; Pearson, C. S.*; Beyer, K. D. “Solubility of the Sodium and Ammonium Salts of Oxalic Acid in Water with Ammonium Sulfate” J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 6424-6433. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b05208.

Kissinger, J. A.*; Buttke, L. G.*; Vinokur, A. I.; Guzei I. A.; Beyer, K. D. “Solubilities and Glass Formation in Aqueous Solutions of the Sodium Salts of Malonic Acid With and Without Ammonium Sulfate” J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 3827-3834. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b0265

Kudos

published

Keith Beyer, Chemistry & Biochemistry, authored the article "Deliquescence Relative Humidity and Reversible Non-deliquescent Water Uptake in the Sodium Salts of Succinic Acid" in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry published on Aug. 23 by the American Chemical Society. This was an invited paper for the Mario Molina memorial issue honoring Molina who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry with F. Sherwood Rowland for their work linking chlorofluorocarbons to stratospheric ozone depletion.

Submitted on: Oct. 18, 2021

 

published

Samuel Rendler, Julia Roskam and Karl Taylor, all Chemistry; Kristen Nowak, Microbiology; and Keith Beyer, Chemistry & Biochemistry; co-authored the article "Phase diagrams of aqueous solutions of the potassium salts of malonic, succinic, and glutaric acids" in The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics published on July 15 by Elsevier. This publication covers work carried out over several years in Beyer's lab. The alumni co-authors are now working in various positions in industry.

Submitted on: Sept. 10, 2021

 

published

Lukas Buttke and Jared Kissinger, both Chemistry; Keith Beyer, CL-41; and Ilia Guzzi and Anastaysiya Vinokur, both UW-Madison; co-authored the chapter "Solubilities and Glass Formation in Aqueous Solutions of the Sodium Salts of Masonic Acid With and Without Ammonium Sulfate" in the Journal of Physical Chemistry part A published on May 12, 2016 by ACS Publications.

Submitted on: Sept. 7, 2016

 

published

Kukas Buttke, Christian Pearson and Justin Schueller, all Chemistry; and Keith Beyer, CL-41; co-authored the chapter "Solubility of the Sodium and Ammonium Salts of Oxalic Acid in Water with Ammonium Sulfate" in Journal of Physical Chemistry part A published on Aug. 2, 2016 by ASC Publications.

Submitted on: Sept. 7, 2016