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Saliby, Michael (full)
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Buckman Hall

    Dr. Saliby joined the faculty of the University of New Haven in September of 1980 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  He has served as department chair several times during his tenure at UNH, most recently from September 2003 to August 2006.  During his 30+ years at UNH, he has also served as the Undergraduate Chemistry Coordinator, including since September 2009.  He also currently serves as the Analytical Chemistry Lab Coordinator. Prior to coming to UNH, Dr. Saliby taught at Kenyon College.

    Dr. Saliby’s research interests lie in the areas of synthesis and characterization of transition metal compounds, including their thermal and photochemical reactions. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, including the local New Haven section and the divisions of Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Chemical Education. Personal interests include

Academic Credentials


    B.S., Chemistry, Union College, 1975
    Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, SUNY at Binghamton, 1980

    Published Books and Articles

    Experimental General Chemistry, 2nd ed., M. J. Saliby, P. J. Desio, and G. L. Wheeler, UNH Press, West Haven, CT, 1988.
    Photo- and Thermochemistry of cis-[Cr(en)2F2]+ and cis-[Cr(en)2F(H2O)]2+ in Acidic Aqueous Solution, B. Herbert, D. Reinhard, M. J. Saliby, and P. S. Sheridan, Inorg. Chem., 1987, 26, 4024-29.

    Base Hydrolysis, Chloride Anation, and Synthesis of Some Rhodium(III) Complexes of β, β', β''-Triaminotriethylamine: Evidence for Chemically Nonequivalent Coordination Sites in the Rh(tren)XY Cation, M. J. Saliby, E. B. Kaplan, P. S. Sheridan, and S. K. Madan, Inorg. Chem., 1981, 20, 728.

    Recent Presentations

    "The Worksheet Demystified", Academic Advisement Workshop, University of New Haven, October 2009

    Current University and College Committees

    Member, University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    Member, University Graduate Curriculum Committee
    Member, University Tenure and Promotion Committee
    Member, Tagliatela College of Engineering Academic and Student Affair Committee

    Recent Professional Activities and Awards

    UNH Award for Excellence in Student Advising, May 2009

    Courses Taught

    • CH 521 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CH 221 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis with Lab
    • CH 211 - Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab
    • CH 115 - General Chemistry I
    • CH 116 - General Chemistry II
    • CH 411 - Chemical Literature