Michael Ramey

Dr. Michael Ramey, Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ramey teaches a variety of organic chemistry classes at Appalachian State University. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Florida under the guidance of Dr. John Reynolds. His research involved the synthesis and characterization of water-soluble conjugated polymers for light emission applications. Prior to his work at UF, Dr. Ramey attended Virginia Polytechnic and State University where he worked with Dr. Judy Riffle on high temperature polymers. Following graduate studies, he worked as a researcher for the Air Force Research Laboratories at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, until his appointment at Appalachian in August 2002.

Currently, Dr. Ramey’s research centers on the use of organic synthetic techniques to construct molecules for the controlled release of fragrances and the assembly of charged species for ionic conduction. The materials under development have potential in fuel cell/battery membranes and stimuli activated scent release applications. Students are exposed to three principles of research: self-discipline, in-depth synthetic knowledge / planning, followed by experimental design and execution. Input and new ideas from students are always encouraged and expected.