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Faculty - Dr. Robert J. Larivee

Name Dr. Robert J. Larivee
Rank Professor, Chair
Degrees B.A., Rhode Island College
Ph.D., University of Delaware 
Office Location 351-A Compton Science Center
Office Phone 301-687-4091
Courses Taught

Chemistry and Society (CHEM 100)
General Chemistry for Engineers (CHEM 133)
Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 320)
Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 421)
Forensic Science (IDIS 160)

Research Interests

Use of supercritical carbon dioxide to extract natural gas from Marcellus Shale.

Chemometric analysis of gas chromatography including retention time prediction and trace component elution.


Dr. Larivee is a professor of Analytical Chemist.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Rhode Island College in 1976. He was commission a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1976 and served as an Airborne Ranger in the Infantry until 1981. After working in industry for a few years he continued his education obtaining his graduate degree working under Steve Brown with a specialty in Chemometrics from University of Delaware in 1989. After graduation he obtained a teaching position at Frostburg State University Department of Chemistry. Dr. Larivee’s specialties include Environmental Chemistry, Chemometrics, Chemical Instrumentation, and Chemical Education, especially training elementary and middle school teachers in the physical sciences.  He is currently the chair of the Chemistry Department and the Chemical Hygiene Officer.