541 Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
My research explores the kinetics and mechanisms of solution reactions involving these fields of coordination chemistry:
Kolopajlo, Larry. Attitudinal and Mathematical Assessments as Measures of Student Success in a College General Chemistry II Course. The Ohio Journal of Science; Vol. 119. No. 2, 2019, pages 17-27.
Kolopajlo, Larry and Benvenuto, Mark Anthony. Preface: Green Chemical Processing: Volume 4. Green Chemistry in Education: Recent Developments, De Gruyter; Berlin, 2019, pages VII- XI. Kolopajlo, Larry. Green Chemistry Outreach (Chapter 8) in: Green Chemistry in Education; Vol. 4, Green Chemical Processing, De Gruyter; Berlin, 2019, pages 149-169.
Coleman, Shelby and Kolopalo, Larry. Ligand Exchange Kinetics of 2,2’-Bipyridine with Nitrilotriacetatenickelate(II). Journal of Student Research, 2018, Volume 6, Issue 2: pp 71-75.
Kolopajlo, Larry. Analytical Methodologies for Arsenic, Selenium, and Mercury: A Historical Perspective in: Elements Old and New: Discoveries, Developments, Challenges, and Environmental Implications. Mark A. Benvenuto, Ed. ACS Symposium Series. Oct. 30, 2017.
Kolopajlo, Larry. Illuminating Conductivity. Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal. Spring 2017. Volume 62.1, pages 25–43.
Dr. Larry’s Diversity StatementDr. Kolopajlo was born and raised in Ohio, home to Generals Grant and Sherman, both military geniuses who made essential contributions toward winning the Civil War. Their successes established an ethic of respect in Ohio toward all people, regardless of race. Dr. Kolopajlo began his career teaching chemistry at a historically Black University. He has also worked on projects in urban Detroit to help the impoverished improve their mathematical skills to make them job ready. At Eastern Michigan University, he has served as science instructor in the Upward Bound Program. Moreover, as Chemistry Club Director, he pioneered an event to celebrate the accomplishments of Percy Julian, forgotten African American chemist. Beyond that, his outreach has served Muslim and African American communities. In his home life, he is father to Joseph Miguel, his son, adopted from Guatemala.