Paul D. Badger, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Science Curriculum Development (Science)
Interim Department Head, Science (Science)
Associate Professor of Chemistry (Science)
Coordinator, Laboratory Safety (Science)
412-397-4032 phone (M)
412-397-4075 fax
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Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Geneva College, 1996
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2004


  • [2 + 2] Cross Coupling of Benzene and Tropylium Ligands in Reductively Activated Piano Stool Complexes of Mn, Cr, and W. L. Shao, S. J. Geib, P. D. Badger and N. J. Cooper J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 14812-14813.

  • Reductive Dimerization of the Cyclohexadienyl Complex [Mn(CO)35-C6H7)] through a Radical Pathway. L. Shao, S. J. Geib, P. D. Badger and N. J. Cooper Organometallics 2003, 22, 3977-3979.

  • 1,3-Dipolar [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of N-α-Diphenyl Nitrone to the Benzene Ligand in Reductively Activated [Mn(CO)34-C6H6)]-. L. Shao, S. J. Geib, P. D. Badger and N. J. Cooper Organometallics 2003, 22, 2811-2813.

  • Vilsmeier-Haack-Arnold Acylation of the Reductively Activated Benzene Ligand in [Mn(CO)34-C6H6)]-. L. Shao, P. D. Badger, S. J. Geib and N. J. Cooper Organometallics 2004, 23, 5939-5943.

  • Polymetallic Lanthanide Complexes with PAMAM-Naphthalimide Dendritic Ligands: Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes Formed in Solution. J. P. Cross, M. Lauz, P. D. Badger and S. Petoud J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 16278-16279.

  • Sensitization of Near-Infrared-Emitting Lanthanide Cations in Solution by Tropolonate Ligands. P. D. B. Jian Zhang, Steven J. Geib, Stéphane Petoud, Angewandte Chemie 2005, 117, 2564-2568.

  • Incorporating Lanthanide Cations with Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals: A Strategy to Sensitize and Protect Tb(III) D. A. Chengelis, A. M. Yingling, P. D. Badger, C. M. Shade, S. Petoud, J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication), 2005. 127(48); p. 16752-16753.

  • Synthesis and Structural Properties of Lanthanide Complexes Formed with Tropolonate Ligands. J. Zhang, P. D. Badger, S. J. Geib and S. Petoud Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 6473-6482.