Alexander Ma


Dr. Ma is active in the continued improvement of Chemical Education and STEM Outreach.  He has offered various high school outreach programs for Summer @ Rensselaer.  Dr. Ma is the co-lead for the I-Persist Chemistry Mentoring program.  He is also the faculty advisor for the Chemistry Demo Team, Rensselaer Chemistry Society,  and Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society. Prior to joining Rensselaer in 2012 as the Freshman Chemistry Coordinator, Dr. Ma was the Director of Outcome Assessment and Program Evaluation for the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College in Albany, NY. 

Education & Training

Postdoc (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) - "Electrical Conductivity of Poly-Benzyl-L-Glutamate"

Ph.D. Chemistry (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) - "Molecular & Structural Determination of Pitch-Based Precursors for High Performance Carbon Fibers"

MS Chemistry (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

BS Chemical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


Other Focus Areas

Chemical Education & STEM Outreach, Test Development & Outcome Assessment, Carbon Chemistry & Advanced Materials, Polymers, Materials, and Energy, Carbon Capture, Storage, Recycle, and Reuse

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