fbpx

Melbourne J. Schriver, PhD

Home > Melbourne Schriver
Melbourne J. Schriver, PhD Professor of Chemistry - Program Coordinator

Ph: 506-858-8970 Ext. 206
Email: Mel.Schriver@crandallu.ca

Dr. Mel has been a Science Professor at Crandall University since 1996. Before coming to Crandall University he taught Chemistry at Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University and Memorial University of Newfoundland (where he was awarded tenure and promotion). He has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in the professional journals of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). His research has always focussed on the synthesis of new small molecules featuring novel combinations of atoms in rings with reactive pi bonds. Dr. Mel and his students are currently working on the synthesis, structure and stability of derivatives of 1,3,4-oxathiazol-2-one which have shown recent promise as a new treatment for tuberculosis.

Education

BSc (Hons), University of New Brunswick
PhD, University of New Brunswick

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Christianity and Natural Science

Honours & Scholarships

The Steven & Ella Steeves Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Crandall University, 2021

Steven & Ella Steeves Research Grant, 2020

Steven & Ella Steeves Research Grant, 2017

The Steven & Ella Steeves Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Crandall  University, 2009

Petroleum Research Fund, Summer Research Fellowship, 2001.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Faculty Research Grant, 1997

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Post-doctoral Fellow, 1991

Killam Fellow (Dalhousie University), 1989

Select Publications & Presentations

George, T., McWilliams, S. W., Masuda, J. D., & Schriver, M. J. (2023). Synthesis and crystal structures of halogenated oxathiazolones and an unexpected propanamide. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 79(4). (https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053229623002152)

Schriver, M. J., George, T., & Masuda, J. D. (2022). Synthesis and crystal structure of 3-phenyl-1, 4, 2-dithiazole-5-thione. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, 78(10). (https://doi.org/10.1107/S205698902200888X)

Nason, T. R., Schriver, M. J., Hendsbee, A. D., & Masuda, J. D. (2017). Crystal structure determination as part of an ongoing undergraduate organic laboratory project: 5-[(E)-styryl]-1, 3, 4-oxathiazol-2-one. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, 73(9), 1298-1301. (https://doi.org/10.1107/S2056989017011264)

Decken, S. Greer, F. Grein, A, Mailman, B. Mueller, T. AP Paulose, J. Passmore, J. M. Rautiainen, S. A. Richardson, M. J. Schriver, T. K. Whidden, (2016) “Absorption of SO2 (g) by TDAE [O2SSO2](s) to Give TDAE [O2SS (O) 2SO2](s):Related Reactions of [NR4] 2 [O2SSO2](s)(R= CH3, C2H5)”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 5999.  (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00488)

“Homeschooled University Chemistry Students: An Opportunity for Service and Preparation,” paper presented to the 42nd College Chemistry Canada Conference, Mount St. Vincent University, (2015)

Bruna, A. Decken, S. Greer, F. Grein, Jenkins, H.D.B., B. Mueller, T. A. P. Paulose, J. Passmore, J. M. Rautiainen, S. Richardson, M. J. Schriver, (2013) “The synthesis of TDAE[O2SSO2](s) and the discovery of TDAE[O2SSSSO2](s) containing the first polythionite, [O2SSSSO2]2-”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 13651. (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic4022195)

“Problem Based Learning Using On-Campus Field Trips,” paper presented to the CIC Atlantic Section AGM Conference “Texts in Transition,” Crandall University, (2011).

Contact Melbourne J. Schriver

Visit Crandall University

The best way to see all that Crandall University has to offer is to come for a campus tour. We can also customize a campus tour to your specific interests.

Copyright © 2012 – 2024 Crandall University. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Statement