Steven C. Farmer

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 9/02.

 

Master of Science, Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 8/96.

 

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 6/94.

 

Positions

Assistant professor of Chemistry 8/06-Present

Sonoma State University

 

Chemistry Lecturer, UC Davis, 8/05 - 8/06

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher, UC Davis, 8/03-8/05.

 

Visiting Organic Chemistry Faculty, CSU Sacramento, 8/02 - 8/03.

 

Senior Scientist, Seres laboratories Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, 8/01-8/02.

 

Teaching Assistant Training Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, 9/97 - 6/99.

 

 

Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Miller, R.B.; Stowell, J.G.; Jenks, C.W.; Farmer, S.C.; Wujcik, C.E.; Olmstead, M. M. A new ring system: 3-H-pyrazolo[3,4-h]isoquinoline. An unexpected product from diazotization of an aminoisoquinoline. Chem. Commun. 1996, 24, 2711-2712.

 

2) Farmer, S. C.; Miller, R. B. Modified methods for the synthesis of carbazole from phenothiazine. Molecules 2001, 6, 668-672.

 

3) Farmer, S. C.; Patten, T. E. Synthesis of luminescent organic / inorganic polymer nanocomposites. Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2000, 83, 435-436.

 

4) Farmer, S. C.; Patten, T. E. Photoluminescent polymer/quantum dot composite nanoparticles. Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 3920-3926.

 

5) Farmer, S. C.; Patten, T. E. Synthesis of electroluminescent organic / inorganic polymer nanocomposites. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2001, 42, 578-579.

 

6) Patten, T. E.; Farmer, S. C. (Thiocarbonyl-thio)carboxylic acid derivatives as transfer agents in reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerizations. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2002, 40, 4555-4563.

 

7) Miller, R. B.; Stowell, J. G.; Dugar, S.; Moock, T. E.; Jenks, C. W.; Farmer, S. C.; Phan, B.; Wujcik, C. E.; Olmstead, M. M. Synthetic studies of the formation of pyrazoloisoquinolines. Tetrahedron 2002, 58, 6061-6067.

 

8) Farmer, S. C. Ring contracting sulfur extrusion from oxidized phenothiazine ring systems. Molecules 2005, Submitted.

 

9) Farmer, S. C.; Mascal, M. Applications of hydrogen bonding to the control of the nanoscale structure of solids. Manuscript in Preparation for submission to the Journal of Organic Chemistry 2005.

 

 

Honors and Awards

1997 Received the UCD Chemistry Department Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

 

1997 Finalist for the UCD Campus-wide Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

 

1997 Finalist for the UCD Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

 

2003 Finalist for CSUS Chemistry Department's T. H. Cheng Outstanding Teaching award.

 

Included in Who's Who among America's Teachers (8th ed., 2004)

 

2004 Recognized as a Distinguished Educator by the Associated Students of UC Davis

 

Included in Who's Who among America's Teachers (9th ed., 2005)