Marcos A. Cheney, Ph.D.

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    Professor 
    Department of Natural Sciences 
    1 Backbone Road, Carver Hall
    Princess Anne, MD 21853 
    Email:  macheney@umes.edu
    Phone: (410) 651- 7100
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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Environmental ChemistryUniversity of California at Davis, 1989.
    • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, University of California at Davis, 1984.
    • B.S. Chemistry, University of Baja California at Ensenada1979.

    Research:

    • Nanostructure Technology for Environmental, Biomedical and Clinical Applications
    • Surface Chemistry
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Trace Metals and Radionuclides Detection and Removal

    Publications:

    Most Relevant Publications of 74 (including conference proceedings):

    • Trung-Dung Dang, Marcos A. Cheney, Arghya Banerjee, Shizhi Qian, Sang Woo Joo, Bong-Ki Min, Bio-silica coated with manganese oxide as an efficient catalyst for rapid degradation of organic pollutant, Colloids and Surfaces B, 106 (2013) 151-152.
    • Trung-Dung Dang, Marcos A. Cheney, Shizhi Qian, Sang Woo Joo, Bong-Ki Min, Reactivity of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) towards acidic permanganate, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 19 (2013) 1770-1773.
    • Marcos A. Cheney, Younes Hanifehpour,  Sang Woo Joo, Bong-Ki Min, A simple and fast preparation of neodymium-substituted nanocrystalline Mn2O3, Materials Research Bulletin, 48 (2013) 912-915.
    • Trung-Dung Dang, Marcos A. Cheney, Shizhi Qian, Sang Woo Joo, Bong-Ki Min, A novel rapid one-step synthesis of manganese oxide nanoparticles at room temperature using poly(dimethylsiloxane), Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013, 52, 2750-2753.
    • Marcos A. Cheney, Sang Woo Joo, Arghya Banerjee, Bong-Ki Min, Efficient production and characterization of electrolytic ultrapure manganese oxides via electrodeposition, Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 379 (2012) 141-143.

    Additional Significant Publications

    • Liu Jing, Marcos A. Cheney, Effect of chemical functional groups on elemental mercury adsorption on carbonaceous surfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186 (2011) 108-113.
    • Yogendra M. Panta, Dennis E. Farmer, Paula Johnson, Marcos A. Cheney, Shizhi Qian, Preparation of alpha sources using magneto-hydrodynamic electrodeposition for radionuclide metrology, Colloid and Interface Science, 342 (2010) 128-134).  
    • Ye Ai, Mingkan Zhang, Sang W. Joo, Marcos A. Cheney, Shizhi Qian, Effects of Electroosmotic Flow on Ionic Current Rectification in Conical Nanopores, J. Phys. Chem. C (2010), 114, 3883-3890.
    • Mario Villalobos, Marcos A. Cheney, and Jorge Alcaraz-Cienfuegos, Goethite surface reactivity: II. A microscopic site-density model that describes its surface area-normalized variability, Colloid and Interface Science, 336 2009, 412-422.  
    • Cheney M. A., Robin Jose, Arghya Banerjee, Bhowmik P.K., Qian S., and Joo S.W., Joseph Okoh, Effect of Hoffmeister anions on birnessite nanostructure and transformation of cryptomelane to birnessite phase, Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2009, ID 940462, 8 pages, doi: 10.1155/2009/940462.   

      
    Honors and Awards:

    • The Georgia National Science Foundation Service Award 2013. For organizing and participating on the international proposal review process.
    • American Chemical Society (ACS), Best Reviewer Award, March, 2013.
    • UMES Service Award 2013. For participating member of the organizational committee of the third regional research symposium held at UMES in April, 2013.
    • American Chemical Society (ACS), Best Reviewer Award, March, 2012.
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science Education and Technology Congressional Visit Day Service/Participation Award. April 6-7, 2011.
    • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Assistance-Capacity Building Conference Service Award. September 20-23, 2010.
    • American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry Service Awards, 2010.
    • UMES Service Award 2010.  For participating member of the organizational committee of the first regional research symposium held at UMES in April, 2010.
    • The Georgia National Science Foundation Service award 2010. For organizing and participating on the international proposal review process.
    • American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Service Award,  2004.
    • Rutgers University for Undergraduate Research Mentoring (cooperative), 2001.
    • Rutgers University for Undergraduate Research Mentoring (cooperative), 1999.
    • Rutgers University for Leadership Excellence (undergraduate research), 1998.
    • American Chemical Society (ACS) for Undergraduate Research, ACS-SEED PROGRAM, 1997.
    • Rutgers University for Leadership Excellence (undergraduate mentoring), 1997.
    • University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1994-1995.
    • University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1993-1994.
    • Associated Western Universities (AWU) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1991-1992.
    • California State University, Northridge Teaching-Scholar Award, 1990-1991.

    Professional Experience:

    • Professor, Department of Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD, 2014-present.
    • Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD, 2008-2014.
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Physics and Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, 2005-2008.
    • Research Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences,Cook College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 1995-2005.
    • Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management; University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; 1993-1995.
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Land Air and Water Resources, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 1992-1993.
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Associated Western Universities, Department of Biochemistry,          University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 1991-1993.
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA, 1989-1991.
    • Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 1984-1989.
    • Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 1982-1984.
    • Consultant, Chemistry D.Q. (American Indian) University, Davis, CA, 1983.
    • Laboratory Technician, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 1981-1982.
    • Instructor of Chemistry, University of Baja California, Ensenada, CA, 1979-1981.

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • American Chemical Society, Environmental Chemistry Division
    • Soil Science Society of America
    • Colloid and Surface Science
    • American Geophysical Union
    • Native American Scholar Association
    • AISES - American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    Course List:

    Graduate

    • Advance Inorganic Chemistry, Text Book: F.A. Cotton et al., 1999.
    • Environmental Radiochemistry. Text Book:  Environmental Radioactivity by Merril Eisenbud and Thomas Gessell. 1997.
    • Soil Chemistry. Text book: The Chemistry of Soils by Garrison Sposito. 1989
    • Water Chemistry. Text book: Aquatic Chemistry by Stumm and Morgan. 1999
    • Graduate Course, Environmental Chemistry: Developed and implemented a graduate course lecture and laboratory.

    Undergraduate

    • Quantitative Analysis: lecture and lab. Coordinated and supervised lab and graduate students.
    • Instrumentation: Responsible for maintenance and student demonstrations of IEC, GC, AA, ICP and NMR.
    • Analytical Chemistry: Developed teaching strategies to retain chemistry students.
    • Freshman Chemistry: Taught lecture and laboratory. Developed modules as a study guide and lecture demonstrations.
    • Introductory Chemistry (for non-science majors): Taught lecture and laboratory.  Developed lecture demonstrations.
    • Health Physics Science. Text Book: Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection by James E. Turner

    International Projects:

    • Projects on nanostructure technology with Yeungnam University, South Korea, Shenzhen and Chongqing Universities in China and Volcani Center in Israel.