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What is NMCC?
The National Microscale Chemistry Center (NMCC, NMC2) currently housed at Merrimack College was established in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute of Massachusetts and the National Science Foundation.
The mission of the Center is to implement the ideas of chemical use reduction, air quality improvement, exposure limitation, recycling, and waste reduction into every chemical worker's and every student's thinking. Its goal is to provide an efficient network for the development of new microscale techniques, the offering of training courses in microscale chemistry, and the introduction of microscale methodology throughout the science curriculum at all educational levels.
The Center is the recipient of several awards: Two EPA awards, CMA Catalyst Award (Dr. Pike) and ACS, Div. of Health and Safety Award (Dr. Pike).
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Directors of the Center
The center is headed by its Executive Director, Dr. Mono M. Singh. Dr. Singh is a Professor of Chemistry and obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry from Gauhati University (India) in 1962. He obtained his Ph.D. at the St. Petersburg Institute of Technology in the former U.S.S.R. Dr. Singh has more than 60 research publications, the majority relating to microscale chemistry and transition metal chemistry, and has presented numerous papers at national and international meetings, seminars and workshops. He has introduced microscale techniques in wet analytical chemistry. He has also co-authored several textbooks on microscale chemistry.
Associate Director Dr. Zvi Szafran is a Professor of Chemistry and VPAA at New England College, Henniker, NH. Dr. Szafran received his B.S. in Chemistry from WPI in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1981. Dr. Szafran is co-author of several textbooks and numerous papers on microscale chemistry. He was the initial investigator in microscale inorganic chemistry, and has presented numerous papers and workshops on the subject at national and regional ACS meetings, as well as abroad.
Dr. Ronald M. Pike, Director Emeritus, received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. from MIT. He has over 100 scientific publications, and holds 40 U.S. patents. He is a co-author of several textbooks on microscale chemistry. Since 1984, Dr. Pike has presented over 100 papers on this topic, and has given numerous workshops at various colleges, universities and scientific meetings. He has received several awards for his initial contribution in the area of microscale chemistry. He was the initial investigator in microscale organic chemistry.
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Microscale Satellite Centers in the United States
There are currently twelve satellite centers located around the United States. A detailed list of satellite centers and contact information is available here.
Twelve more Centers have been established at Two Year Colleges in the US. This is an EPA (Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics), PETE and NMCC project (1997-1998).
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International Microscale Centers
Please click here for a complete list of International Microscale Chemistry Centers. Please contact the center for further information.
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