Greg Zimmerman, Ph.D.


Greg Zimmerman
Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics, Professor of Physical Chemistry

Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Guelph, Canada, 2009-10
University of Delaware, Ph.D., 1994
Millersville University, B.S.Ed., 1986

Contact Information


Physical Chemistry 1 (CHEM 361)
Physical Chemistry 2 (CHEM 362)
Chemistry for the Sciences 1 (CHEM 115)
Chemistry for the Sciences 2 (CHEM 116)

Research Interests

Measurement and modelling of the physical properties of aqueous electrolytes at high temperatures and pressures, with a specialty on electrical conductivity measurements using flow techniques.


“Equations for Calculating Limiting Conductivities and Ion-Pair Association Constants for Aqueous KCl under Hydrothermal Conditions”, G. H. Zimmerman, D. J. Staros, H. Arcis, and P. R. Tremaine, 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, March 18 – 22, 2018.

“Determination of the limiting equivalent conductivity and thermodynamic equilibrium constant for the formation of LaCl2+ ion-pairs at 25 °C using lanthanum chloride/sodium chloride mixtures”, Blake Durante and Gregory Zimmerman, 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017.

Ferguson, J.; Arcis, H.; Zimmerman G. H.; Tremaine, P. R., “Ion-Pair Formation Constants of Lithium Borate and Lithium Hydroxide under Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor Coolant Conditions” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56, 8121 - 8132.

Arcis, H.; Ferguson, J. P.; Applegarth, L. M.; Zimmerman G. H.; Tremaine, P. R., “Ionization of Boric Acid in Water from 298 K to 623 K by AC Conductivity and Raman Spectroscopy” J. Chem. Thermodynamics, 2017, 106, 187-198.

Arcis, H.; Ferguson, J. P.; Zimmerman G. H.; Tremaine, P. R., “The Limiting Conductivity of the Borate Ion and its Ion-Pair Formation Constants with Sodium and Potassium under Hydrothermal Conditions” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 24081-24094.

Service Activities

  • Department Chair
  • University-Wide Promotion Committee