Emeritus Faculty

Harvey J. Schugar

Position: Professor Emeritus

Phone: (802) 434-4105

E-mail: email4sc

Office: Huntington, VT



  • B.S. 1958, Carnegie Mellon
  • Ph.D. 1961, Columbia

Awards & Honors

  • Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology 1975
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford University 1982-1983
  • Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, 1999-2000

Research Summary

My research interests involve synthetic transition metal chemistry, with emphasis on designing novel ligands that force novel metal ion coordination structures. These structures may promote better solar energy conversion with improved metal-containing photosensitizers for solar cells. This research, a collaborative project with Professors Knapp and Potenza, involves the design and syntheses of improved metal-based dye sensitizers that will be evaluated in working solar cells by Professor Nate Lewis's group at Cal Tech. A second collaborative project with Professor Knapp seeks to develop improved therapies for controlling secondary spinal cord injury from oxidative neurodegeneration processes following spinal cord trauma. Prodrugs for this purpose are designed to achieve enhanced uptake to the central nervous system, and will be tested by Dr. Wise Young's group at the Keck Institute for Neuroscience using their rat model of spinal cord injury.


"The Product of a Novel Aminalization, Bis[bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol- 1- yl)(dimethylamino) methane]copper(II) . Bis(dichloromethane), R.T.Stribrany, S. Knapp, J. A. Potenza, and H. J. Schugar Inorg. Chem., 38, 132-35 (1999)

"Copper(II) and Nickel(II) Complexes of Binucleating Macrocyclic Bis(disulfides)tetramine Ligands", S. Fox, R. T. Stibrany, J. A. Potenza, S. Knapp, and H. J. Schugar, Inorganic Chemistry, 39, 4950-61 (2000).

"Aminohexanoic Hydroxamate is a Potent Inducer of the Differentiation of Mouse Neuroblastoma Cells", J. Lu, Z. P. Chen, Y. P Yan,, S. Knapp, H. J. Schugar, and K. Y. Chen, Cancer Letters 160, 59-66 (2000)

"A Novel Mixed-Valence Trinickel Complex Containing Nickel (I), Nickel (II), and Iodonium Moieties", S. Fox, R. T. Stibrany, J. A. Potenza, H. J. Schugar, Inorganica Chem. Acta, 316, 122-26 (2001).