Howard McLean


Contact Information

OfficeCarey Hall 2313
Phone(585) 475-2303

Office Hours

Monday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Spring 2015) Monday thru Thursday, typically 9 a.m. to noon (Spring 2015) Or email for an appointment when quality time is desired. Other times are possible when in the office: Review schedule and document on 'MyCourses' entitled "Where is Dr McLean".

Mailing Address

School of Chemistry and Material Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Have taught chemical, geological or engineering science at U. of Wyoming, Rose-Hulman I.T., Bradley U., U. of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Auburn U. Also taught in the military and retired:  But sending kids to college is expensive and worth every single penny...

Job Responsibilities

Love to teach general chemistry for future scientists and engineers as well as for the pre-professionals (such as pharmacists, physician assistants, dentists, physicians, etc.).
Teaching involves a journey, challenging and mutual partnership:  You might be a future colleague that I may consult thus you need to be more than trained and conditioned, you need to think linearly and nonlinearly and think in-the-box as outside-the-box.  
Do advise, coach and mentor students in undergraduate research related to their own interests or my interests:  Have created and developed partnerships with alumni!

Research Interests

Investigations of endocrine disrupter chemicals in various media.
Meteoritics (study of meteorites, especially R chondrites).
Modeling of reservoirs and plumes.
Phytoremediation and bioremediation strategies.