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Prof. Johnson

Peter Y. Johnson

Professor of Chemistry

B.S.: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office: 296 Life Sciences Building
Phone:   (312) 567-3440      Fax:   (312) 567-3210
e-mail: johnson@charlie.cns.iit.edu
WWW page:  http://www.iit.edu/~johnson/

Professional Interests

Research interests centered on syntheses of penicillin related compounds and on photochemical and/or transannular reactions as routes to make these and other biologically interesting systems. Work on phencyclidines is part of a study on the binding and molecular modeling of these drug systems. More recent work centers on the use of expert systems to predict organic syntheses and other chemical properties. Most recent interests relate to conceiving, funding, and implementing urban educational programs involving SEM (science, engineering, and math) subjects. My resume contains more information.

Representative Publications and Presentations

He has published 40 plus articles in refereed publications ranging from organic synthesis and mechanisms to the use of experts systems in chemistry and co-authored two chapters for the ACS Symposium Series and given over professional presentations.

Recent Accomplishments