Larry M. Mink

Larry M. Mink
Title: Professor
Office: CS-305
Phone: (909) 537-5478
Education: Larry Mink received a B.S. in Chemistry(1984) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and a inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Riverside in 1990. From 1990-92 he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Mink has been at CSUSB since 1992.
Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Mink is an inorganic chemist. His Ph.D. research was in the area of organometallic chemistry on platinum- olefin complexes as homogeneous catalysts. His post-doctoral research was in the field of bioinorganic chemistry concerning iron porphryn model heme systems. Dr. Mink's present research involves the synthesis and study of platinum and palladium porphryn systems as potential catalysts and as solar energy traps. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy has been the central investigative technique in Mink's research.
Courses/Teaching: Mink has taught the general chemistry sequence for chemistry majors (215-216), the general education chemistry course for nonscience majors (100), and the general education course in the Science and Technology area for nonscience majors (105), as well as upper division inorganic chemistry (475), and labs in organic chemistry and liberal studies chemistry.

Dr. Mink is a member of the American Chemical Society, and was treasurer of the San Gorgonio section of the ACS (1999-2000).