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Robert McMahon

Robert McMahon

Expert on physical-organic chemistry

Helfaer Professor of Chemistry; Department Chair College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-0660 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Astrochemistry: chemistry of space
  • Photochemistry: chemical reactions initiated by light
  • Reactive intermediates and reaction mechanisms
  • Scientific publication and peer review
  • Scientific laboratory design


  • Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Associate editor, Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Member, Campus Planning Committee, with extensive involvement in campus facilities