Karen Castle

Karen Castle

Professor of Chemistry
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Educational Background

  • B.S., California at Irvine
  • Ph.D., Oregon State

Scholarly Interests

  • Physical chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Laser spectrosocpy
  • Vibrational energy transfer
  • Atmospheric reaction dynamics

Recent Activities

  • Symposium Organizer and session chair at 2016 Fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, "Effective Team-Teaching in Undergraduate Chemistry Programs"
  • Co-creater of the Discovery Residential College, launched in the fall of 2013
  • Chair of the Bucknell University Committee on Instruction 2014-15
  • Symposium Organizer and presenter at 2013 Fall ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, "Creative Approaches to Physical Chemistry Instruction"
  • Co-leader of the Teaching and Learning Center's Faculty Learning Community of Flipped Classrooms
  • Department of Chemistry Assessment Coordinator

Personal website

Selected Publications

(*Bucknell student)

Michael R. Cecchini* and Karen J. Castle, Chem. Phys. Lett. 638, 149 (2015). "Vibrational Relaxation of 13CO2(ν2) by O(3P)."

Karen J. Castle, Labe A. Black*, and Tara J. Pedersen*, J. Phys. Chem. A, 118 (25), 4548 (2014). "Vibrational Relaxation of O3(ν2) by O(3P)."

Karen J. Castle, Labe A. Black*, Michael W. Simione*, and James A. Dodd, J. Geophys. Res. 117, A04310 (2012). "Vibrational Relaxation of CO2(nu2) by O(3P) in the 142-490 K Temperature Range."

Karen J. Castle and Stephanie M. Rink*, J. Chem. Educ. 87, 1360 (2010). "Customized Laboratory Experience in Physical Chemistry."


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