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Martin Schimpf, Ph.D.


Analytical Chemistry


Office: SCNC 319

Phone: N/A

Educational Background

Ph.D. – Chemistry | University of Utah

B.S. – Chemistry | University of Washington

Teaching Experience

1990-present: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.
Full Professor since 1998. 

Courses Taught:

  • General Chemistry (CHEM 099, 101, 111)
  • Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 211)
  • Chemical Literature (CHEM 280)
  • Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 397)
  • Instrumental Analysis (CHEM411)
  • Independent Study/Research (CHEM 495)
  • Polymer Chemistry (CHEM 497)

Guest Lectures:

  • Spectrometric Identification (CHEM 440)
  • Physical Chemistry (CHEM 322)
  • Physiology Laboratory (ZOOL 401)

Other Teaching Activities:

  • Served as Major/Thesis Advisor for MS student in Geophysics
  • Served as research advisor for 21 undergraduate students
  • Served as research advisor for three post-doctoral fellows

Administrative Experience

2018-2019: Interim President, Boise State University

Primary Responsibilities:

Interim President, reporting to the Idaho State Board of Education, with oversight of campus having $513M in expenditures; 3100 employees (2500 full-time); 25,540 students enrolled (17,000 FTE).

2010-2018: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Boise State University

Primary Responsibilities:

Senior academic officer for the university campus with oversight of University Health Services, Children’s Center, Information Technology, University Libraries, and 44 academic departments with 1430 employees (750 faculty), 24,000 students, and annual expenditures of $189 million.

Select Publications (2018-2021)

Semenov, S. and M. E. Schimpf, “Coupled Heat and Mass Transport in Liquid Films that Contain Thermophoretically Active Particles”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 6398-6403