Faculty Profile

Cindy Samet

Professor of Chemistry (1988)

Contact Information


Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1107


Her research interests are in physical chemistry and spectroscopy in general, and focus on Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) studies of molecules frozen in noble gas matrices at very low temperatures. She studies weak hydrogen-bonding phenomena, and recently she and her research students have formed several unique C-H---N and C-H---O linkages.


  • B.S., Dickinson College, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1988

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

CHEM 131 General Chemistry I with Lab
Chemistry Placement Exam required for all incoming first-year and transfer students.

CHEM 341 Energy and Structure
Examines how the Quantum Theory, and in particular the Schrödinger Equation, makes possible the determination of translational, rotational, and vibrational energies of molecules, and how spectroscopy experimentally determines the energy and hence structure of atoms and molecules. Three hours classroom per week. Prerequisites: 132 or 141, MATH 171 and PHYS 141 or 131, or permission of the instructor. NOTE: PHYS 141 or 131 may be taken concurrently with CHEM 341.