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Chemistry Department

Roger Kugel, Ph.D.
Roger Kugel
Chemistry - Professor

(507) 457-1556
rkugel@smumn.edu

Roger Kugel is a tenured Professor and Chair of Chemistry at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Education
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1975
B.A., Chemistry, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN, 1970

Teaching & Administrative Experience
1980 to Present: Professor of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2007 to Present: Chair of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2005-2007: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2000-2005: Associate Dean of Mathematics and Sciences, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1992-2000: Chair of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

Courses Recently Taught at SMU
General Chemistry I & II with labs
Physical Chemistry I & II with labs
World of Materials with lab (chemistry for nonscience majors)
Spectroscopic Analysis with lab

Other Professional Experience
1980-1995: Research Consultant, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minneapolis, MN
1977-1980: Research Chemist, Nalco Chemical Company, Naperville, IL
1975-1977: Postdoctoral Position, Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL

Selected Presentations
Roger W. Kugel, "Deriving the Boltzmann Distribution Using Simple Combinatorics," 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2009.

Roger W. Kugel, "Energy Distributions: Does God Play Dice?" 41st International Conference of the IUPAC, Torino, Italy, August 2007.

Roger W. Kugel, "Testing the Boltzmann Distribution," 233rd National ACS Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

J.G. Vogel and R.W. Kugel, "A Group-Learning, Project-Oriented Approach to the General Chemistry Laboratory," 214th National ACS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 1997.

J.G.Vogel and R.W. Kugel, "A Group-Learning, Project-Oriented Approach to the General Chemistry Laboratory," 29th Annual Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the ACS, Normal, IL, 1996.

J.G.Vogel and R.W. Kugel, "Introducing Modern Instrumentation into a Group-Learning, Project-Oriented General Chemistry Laboratory," 29th Annual Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the ACS, Normal, IL, 1996.

R.W. Kugel, "Identification of Fabric Samples by FT-IR: An Experiment for Nonscience Majors," 206th National ACS Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1993.

Roger Kugel, "The Interaction Between Cationic Dyes and Polyacrylate-acrylamide Copolymers," 201st National ACS Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1991.

Roger Kugel, Arthur Miller, and George Savanick, "Dynamics of Multiphase Flow in Collimated Jets," Fifth American Water Jet Conference, Toronto, CAN, 1989.

Roger Kugel, "Frozen Coal Evaluation and Testing," Wen-Don Freeze-Conditioning Conference, White Sulfur Springs, WV, 1982.

Roger Kugel, Laxman Sundae, and George Savanick, "Unloading Frozen Coal and Ore from Railway Cars," Proceedings of the 8th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Western Coal Transportation Association, Denver, CO, 1982.

Laxman Sundae, Roger Kugel, George Savanick, and Tom Steele, "Effectiveness of Side-Release Agents in Unloading Frozen Ore from Railway Cars," Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of the AIME, Duluth, MN, 1982.

Roger Kugel, Laxman Sundae, and George Savanick, "Physical Properties of Side-Release Agents," 55th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of the AIME, Duluth, MN, 1982.

Roger Kugel, Laxman Sundae, and George Savanick, "Effectiveness of Calcium Chloride in Thawing Totally Frozen Cars," Seminar on Bulk Handling in Cold Weather, Kingston, Ont., CAN, 1981.

Roger Kugel, "Frozen Coal Testing," Proceedings of the National Coal Freezing Conference and Workshop (EPRI WS-80-119), Cincinnati, OH, 1980.

Roger W. Kugel, "The Determination of Coal-Oil Mixture Stability," Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Coal-Oil Mixture Combustion (CONF-7805141 M78-97), St. Petersburg Beach, FL, 1978.

Roger Kugel, "Isotope Effects in the Molecular Spectrum of Plutonium Hexafluoride," 172nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1976.

Publications
Roger W. Kugel and Paul A. Weiner, J. Chem. Educ. (JCE submission #2008-0641), “Energy Distributions in Small Populations: Pascal vs. Boltzmann.”

Roger W. Kugel, “Metachromasy as an Indicator of Polycation Conformations in Aqueous Solution,” in Focus on Ionic Polymers, Stela Dragon, ed. Research Signpost, Kerala, India p. 93, 2006.

Roger W. Kugel, The Material World: Exploring the Chemistry of Familiar Things, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2000.

Roger W. Kugel, J. Chem. Educ., 1998, 75, 1125. "Raoult's Law: Binary Liquid-Vapor Phase Diagrams--A Simple Physical Chemistry Experiment."

Roger W. Kugel, "Metachromasy: The Interactions between Dyes and Polyelectrolytes in Aqueous Solution," in M.W. Urban and C.D. Craver, Structure-Property Relations in Polymers, Advances in Chemistry Series No. 236, Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1993.

Roger W. Kugel and Jacob A. Kugel, Periodic Pro: Software for a Perspective View of the Periodic Table, 1992.

J.C. Hindman, R.Kugel, A. Svirmickas, and J.J. Katz, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1978, 53, 197. "Stimulated Fluorescence and Fluorescence Quenching in Chlorophyll a and Bacteriochlorophyll a."

R. Kugel, A. Svirmickas, J.J. Katz, and J.C. Hindman, Optics Comm., 1977, 23, 189. "Laser Properties of Some Phthalocyanines."

P. LaBonville, R. Kugel, and J.R. Ferraro, J. Chem. Phys., 1977, 67, 1477. "Normal Coordinate Analyses of the Neutral CO3 and SO4 Molecules."

J.C. Hindman, R. Kugel, A. Svirmickas, and J.J. Katz, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 1977, 74, 5. "Chlorophyll Lasers: Stimulated Light Emission by Chlorophylls and Mg-Free Chlorophyll Derivatives."

R. Kugel, C. Williams, J. Malm, W.T. Carnall, J.C. Hindman, M. Fred, W.J. Childs, L.S. Goodman, J. Chem. Phys., 1976, 65, 3486. "Isotope Effects in the Molecular Spectrum of Plutonium Hexafluoride."

Roger Kugel and Henry Taube, J. Phys. Chem., 1975, 79, 2130. "The Infrared Spectrum and Structure of Matrix-Isolated Sulfur Tetroxide."

Patents
John E. Hoots, Claudia C. Pierce, and Roger W. Kugel, U.S. Patent 5 389 548, 1995. "Monitoring and In-system Concentration Control of Polyelectrolytes Using Fluorochromatic Dyes."

Larry P. Koskan, Roger W. Kugel, and George T. Kekish, U.S. Patent 4 530 701, 1985. "Process of Manufacturing a Co-Fuel Additive with Combustion Modifying Effects."

Roger W. Kugel, U.S. Patent 4 382 699, 1983. "Laboratory Method for Testing the Effectiveness of Release Agents for Preventing Coal from freezing to the Sides of Coal Cars."

Roger W. Kugel and George T. Kekish, U.S. Patent 4 396 397, 1983. "Method of Stabilization of Coal-Fuel Oil Mixtures."

George T. Kekish and Roger W. Kugel, U.S. Patent 4 312 901, 1982. "Oil-Based Side Release Agents for Coal Cars."

Roger W. Kugel, U.S. Patent 4 300 908, 1981. "Method for the Determination of the Dosage of Freeze-Conditioning Agents on Coal."

Roger W. Kugel, U.S. Patent 4 225 317, 1980. "Alkylphenoxy- poly(ethyleneoxy)ethanol in Fuel Oil to Prevent Coal Particles from Freezing Together."