Chemistry Department at Lima

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Chemistry Faculty

Ewan Hamilton

Associate Professor

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Ph.D. in Chemistry. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U. K.

B.Sc. (Hons. 1st Class) in Chemistry. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U. K.

Contact Information


Science Building 310-E




Mailing Address

4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804

Teaching (back to top)

A native of Scotland, Dr. Hamilton joined the faculty at Lima in 1998 where he is now an Associate Professor. He was previously a lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Ohio State in Columbus. Dr. Hamilton has also taught courses at Ohio Wesleyan University and Otterbein College.

He is presently responsible for teaching the General Chemistry series and Chemistry for Engineers at the Lima Campus. These courses are designed for students pursuing Science majors.


Research and Special Interests (back to top)

Dr Hamilton is an Inorganic and Organometallic chemist by training. He obtained his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Alan J. Welch at the University of Edinburgh. During that period, he became interested in the chemistry of boron clusters, carboranes, and metallacarboranes and their relationship to organometallic molecules. He also developed an interest in the chemistry of sulfur-substituted boranes, a topic that he continues to study today.

Recent publications have focused on unusual weak interactions within boron clusters and between boron hydrides and more electron-rich species. Ongoing projects are also looking at mechanisms of formation of halogenated boron anions and methods of preparation of new, sulfur-bearing agents for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) of deep-seated tumors.

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