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Faculty: Dr. Mark Muyskens

mark muyskensMark Muyskens, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair

Office: DeVries Hall 301
Phone: (616) 526-6269
Fax: (616) 526-6501

Weekly Schedule
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Detailed Research Information

Fluorescence Resources


  • B.S. Central College, IA, 1982
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Chemistry, 1989

Thesis: Vibrational and Rotational Energy Transfer: Relaxation of HF and DF by He, H 2, D 2, HF, DF and N 2
Advisor: Professor F. Fleming Crim

Professional History

  • Chair of the Department, Calvin College, 2012-present
  • Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 1997-present
  • Visiting Scientist, University of California, Riverside, 2002-2003
  • Visiting Scientist, Columbia University, 1995-1996
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 1993-1997
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 1989-1993


  • Chem 103 & 103L: General Chemistry I & General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Chem 103R: General Chemistry Recitation
  • Chem 103H: Honors General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Chem 104 & 104L: General Chemistry II & General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Chem 317 & 317L: Physical Chemistry I & Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Engr 106: Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Photochemistry of fluorine containing molecules
  • Fluorescence in narra extracts


Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry


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