Dr. Melanie Jemison Moser

Dr. Melanie Jemison Moser
Instructional Professor
and Assistant Department Head

Department of Marine Sciences
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office 280B
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: moserm@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4517


  • Ph.D. University of Houston, 1977

  • B.S. Lamar University, 1972

Research Interests:

  • Chemistry education
  • Organic compounds for novel applications

Selected Publications:

A. T. Balaban, M. J. Lesko, “Is there any connection between the da Vinci Code and the tetrahedral bond angle? A simple geometrical construction of the latter.” Chem. Educator, 2008, 13, 1–2 (web)1.

A. T. Balaban, M. J. Lesko, I. Ghiviriga, and W. A. Seitz, “2,6-Dialkyl-4-methylpyrylium and 6-alkyl-2,4-dimethylpyrylium salts, and the corresponding N-alkylpyridinium salts, as new ionic liquids.” Revista de Chimie (Bucharest), 57(1), 25-28 (2006).

A.T. Balaban, R.E. Garfield, M. J. Lesko and W.A. Seitz, "Synthesis and Spectral Data of Some New N-Nitroso-N-Phenylhydroxylamine (Cupferron) Derivatives," in Organic Preparations and Procedures Int., 30(4), 439-446 (1998).

M. J. Lesko, "Stereoisomer Bubbles," in Journal of Chemical Education, 73(5), 429 (1996).

Selected Presentations:

M.J. Moser and Bill Elizondo, “The MEAT of the Flip” presentation at the Teaching with Technology conference on March 4-5, 2015 in College Station, TX.

M.J. Lesko, “Mixing organic chemistry and water!” invited talk for ACS Fellows Symposium at the 244th national meeting of the ACS in Philadelphia, PA (I&EC #39) 2012.

M.J. Lesko and Ashley D. Bradley, “Can a Smartphone be a Scientific Research Tool in the Field?”  Presented at the 241st national meeting of the ACS in Anaheim, CA (I&EC #68) 2011.


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