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Matthew Mio

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Matthew Mio
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Chemistry
Room: 221A
Phone: (313) 993-1199
Dr. Matthew Mio
Teaches:
Organic Chemistry

Degrees

  • Mellon Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, Macalester College (2002)
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001)
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Detroit Mercy (1997)

Biography

I have always been interested in science, but I think I have been enamored with learning and education for longer. Often, in the beginning, we are drawn to school because it’s all we know for 12+ years. From a very young age, school lit a fire in me to hone my learning skills. Well, that and a first-run showing of the movie, “Back to the Future.” I can vividly recall exiting the theater in July 1985 and thinking, “How do you learn more about science?” No joke. I wanted to go home that night and build my own time machine. Fast forward thirty years and I am now a professor, or by some, a professional student. I love to motivate students to learn and I love to coach them in their learning. I am fascinated by the generation and storage of human scientific knowledge and by the simplicity of basic research, especially in the area of organic chemistry.

Research Interests

Transition metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction methodology; Phenylacetylene chemistry; Organic chemistry curriculum development

Teaching Experience

Faculty, University of Detroit Mercy (2003-present)
Instructor, University of Detroit Mercy (2002-2003)
Instructor, Macalester College (2001-2002)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997-1999)

Publications (*denotes undergraduate student)

Mio, M. J. How the Principles of Green Chemistry Changed the Way Organic Chemistry Labs are Taught at the University of Detroit Mercy. In Sustainable Green Chemistry, Volume 1; Benvenuto, M. A., Ed. DeGruyter, 2017.

Building and Maintaining an Award-Winning ACS Student Members Chapter; Mio, M. J. and Benvenuto, M. A., Eds. ACS Symposium Series 1229 and 1230; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2016.

*Beltman, R. J.; *Dierker, T. M.; *Fei, A. G.; *Fuchs, W. K.; *Katsimpalis, A. M.; *Ponkowski, M. J.; *Wong, R.; Mio, M. J. An Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course Incorporating Writing/Reviewing Scientific Manuscripts and Green Chemistry Metrics. In Environmental Chemistry: Pedagogical Methods and Practices; Benvenuto, M. A.; Evans, K. R.; Lanigan, K. C.; Rihana, A.; Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S., Eds. ACS Symposium Series 1214; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015.

Mio, M. J.; Benvenuto, M. A. Connections Between Service Learning, Public Outreach, Environmental Awareness and the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge. In Service Learning and Environmental Chemistry: Relevant Connections; Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S.; Mio, M. J.; and Benvenuto, M. A., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1177; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015.

Mio, M. J. Don’t Know Much about Pedagogy: Your First Job in Chemical Academe. In What You Need for the First Job, Besides the PhD; Benvenuto, M. A., Ed.; ACS Symposium Series 1165; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2014.

Evans, K. R.; Mio, M. J.; Benvenuto, M. A. Finding the Time, the Money and the Students: Building an Undergraduate Research Group in Chemistry from the First Day of an Academic Career. In Developing and Maintaining a Successful Undergraduate Research Program; Chapp, T. W., Benvenuto, M. A., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1156; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; pp 197-207.

Bartley, D. M.; Benvenuto, M. A.; Mio, M. J.; Stevens, J. E. “Print is Dead - A Year Without Textbooks in General and Organic Chemistry: Alternatives to Using Traditional Textbooks,” MSTA Journal 2012, 57.2, 25-31.

Mio, M. J. “Is Graduate School Right for Me?” In Chemistry 2012, 21, 8-9.

Research Presentations (*denotes undergraduate student)

Mio, M. J.; *Barbour, K.; *Beltman, R.; *Brikho, Y.; *Boynton, N.; *Husseini, N.; *Payne, M. M.; *Ross, B.; *Suiter, K. M. “Modified Click-style Sonogashira Coupling Reactions Involving Silyl-protected Alkynes,” Abstract of Papers, 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2017; CHED 1510.

*Barbour, K.; *Beltman, R.; *Dierker, T. M.; *Ponkowski, M. J.; *Samona, J. D.; *Wong, R.; Mio, M. J. “Silylacetylene Protecting Group Sterics Allow for Synthetic Orthogonality in a Modified Sonogashira Coupling Reaction,” Abstract of Papers, 251st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2016; CHED 1434.

*Fuchs, W. K; *Brikho, Y. M.; *Fei, A. G.; *Husseini, N. H.; *Suiter, K. M.; *Gornall, T. D.; Mio, M. J. “Modified Sonogashira-style Coupling Reaction with Incorporation of Carbon Monoxide,” Abstract of Papers, 251st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2016; CHED 1430.

Mio, M. J. “Modified Sonogashira- and Glaser-type couplings: Reaction methodology for undergraduate research,” Abstract of Papers, Joint Great Lakes and Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Grand Rapids, MI, May 27-30, 2015; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015; PAPER 138.

Mio, M. J. “Modified Sonogashira- and Glaser-type couplings: Reaction methodology for undergraduate research,” Abstract of Papers, 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, August 10-14, 2014; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2014; ORGN 15.

*Dierker, T. M.; *Katsimpalis, A. M.; *Lining, M. R.; *Viola, C. J.; *Wonsowicz, J. L.; Mio, M. J. “Modified Sonogashira Reaction Involving Synthetic Control Through Silylacetylene Protecting Group,” Abstract of Papers, 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2014; CHED 1233.

*Black, M. S.; *Fanelli, T. M.; *Fuchs, W. K.; *Kuhn, S. B.; *Nimmagadda, S.; Mio, M. J. “Carbon Monoxide Insertion in a Modified Sonogashira Coupling Reaction,” Abstract of Papers, 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2014; CHED 1230.

*Basal, L. A.; *Eby, J. J.; *Moore, D. C.; *Dymm, B. L.; *Colbert, A. V.; *Smalley, M. M.; Mio, M. J.; Evans, K. R. “Continuous Sampling System for Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: Application to Organic Reaction Monitoring and Biomolecule Detection,” Abstract of Papers, 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; CHED 559.

*Black, M. S.; *Fanelli, T. M.; *Konja, A. C.; *Saco, M. A.; *Smith, M. M.; *Viola, C. J.; *Wonsowicz, J. L.; Mio, M. J.; Stevens, J. E. “Efficacy of Transitions Metals as Sonogashira Co-Catalysts: Computation and Experiment,” Abstract of Papers, 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; CHED 1444.

*Basal, L. A.; *Eby, J. J.; *Moore, D. C.; *Dymm, B. L.; *Colbert, A. V.; *Smalley, M. M.; Mio, M. J.; Evans, K. R. “Continuous Sampling System for Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: Application to Organic Reaction Monitoring and Biomolecule Detection,” Abstract of Papers, 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; CHED 559.

*Abbo, R. M.; Coughlin, K. R.; Greenhoe, B. M.; Wrubel, E. I.; Mio, M. J. “Steric Preference in a One-Pot Desilylation Followed by Sonogashira Coupling,” Abstract of Papers, 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012; CHED 1211.

*Hanni, C. M.; *Jones, S. K.; *Kolasinski, J. M.; *Mikek, C. G.; *Saco, M. A.; Mio, M. J. “Homocoupling of Siliyl-protected Phenylacetylenes to Produce Glaser Products Through an Oxidative Process,” Abstract of Papers, 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012; CHED 1207.

Pedagogical Presentations (*denotes undergraduate student)

Evans, K. R; Mio, M. J.; Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S. “First-year, Course-based Chemistry Research Experience: Development and Implementation of  Research methods Course for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors,” Abstract of Papers, 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2017; ENVR 288.

Mio, M. J.; Benvenuto, M. A.; * Dierker, T. D. “Interactions with Local High Schools by the University of Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club (SMACS),” Abstract of Papers, Joint Great Lakes and Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Grand Rapids, MI, May 27-30, 2015; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015; PAPER 254.

*Beltman, R. J.; *Dierker, T. M.; *Fei, A. G.; *Fuchs, W. K.; *Gornall, T. D.; Katsimpalis, A. M. *Ponkowski, M. J. ; *Wong, R.; Mio, M. J. “Laboratory Course as Journal House: An Advanced Organic Chemistry Course Incorporating Writing/Reviewing Scientific Manuscripts and Green Chemistry,” Abstract of Papers, 249th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015; CHED 609.

Benvenuto, M. A.; Mio, M. J. “Connections Between Service Learning, Public Outreach, Environmental Awareness and the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge,” Abstract of Papers, 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2014; ENVR 33.

Mio, M. J. “The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing: Reflections on 13 Years Teaching and Learning Organic Chemistry at a PUI,” Abstract of Papers, 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, September 8-12, 2013; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; PMSE 132.

Mio, M. J. “Don’t Know Much about Pedagogy: Your First Job in Chemical Academe,” Abstract of Papers, 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, September 8-12, 2013; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; CHED 15.

Evans, K. R.; Mio, M. J.; Benvenuto, M. A. “Finding the Time, the Money, and the Students: Building an Undergraduate Research Group from the First Day of an Academic Career,” Abstract of Papers, 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013; CHED 1622.

Grants and Awards

  • 2016   Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, Science Faculty of the Year
  • 2012   American Chemical Society Detroit Section Distinguished Service Award
  • 2012   Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science Arthur C. Haman Service Award
  • 2010   American Chemical Society Detroit Section Salutes to Excellence Award
  • 2010   Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, Science Faculty of the Year
  • 2007   Detroit Mercy Faculty Achievement Award
 
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