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Department of Chemistry

Marc S. Lazarus

Marc S. LazarusProfessor Emeritus, Physical Chemistry


  • B.S. The City College, CUNY, 1968
  • M.A., Princeton University, 1971
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974

Research synopsis

My interests included Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Chemical Bonding, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Surface Science. I also was and am interested in Chemical Education and completely redesigned the CHE 136 course so that it is inquiry based and uses collaborative learning methods.


  • M.S. Lazarus,  A General Chemistry Course for Prospective Elementary School Teachers,  Journal of Mathematics and Science, 3,  1-8 (2000).
  • M.S. Lazarus and T.K. Sham, The Performance of Mechanical Scraping Tools in Ultrahigh Vacuum: An XPS Study, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 31,  91 (1983).
  • M.S. Lazarus and T.K. Sham, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Studies of Hydrogen Reduced Rutile (TiO2-x) Surfaces, Chemical Physics Letters, 92, 670 (1982).
  • T.K. Sham and M.S. Lazarus, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Studies of Clean and Hydrated TiO2 (Rutile) Surfaces, Chemical Physics Letters, 68, 426 (1979).
  • M.S. Lazarus and T.K. Sham, Metal Core Binding Energy and Charge Delocalization in [Os(NH3)4ClN2Cl(NH3)4Os]Cl3, a Binuclear Mixed Valence Osmium Complex: An ESCA Study, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 101, 7622 (1979).
  • M.S. Lazarus, R.F. Doyle and T.K. Sham, A Study of Shake-up Satellites in Co 2p Photoelectron Spectra of trans [Co(NH3)4Cl2]Cl and cis [Co(NH3)4Cl2]Cl Isomers, Chemical Physics Letters, 57, 540 (1978).
  • M.S. Lazarus, M.A. Hoselton and T.S. Chou, X-Ray Photoelectron Study of Iron (II) Spin Equilibrium Complexes and Their Cobalt (II) and Nickel (II) Analogues, Inorganic Chemistry, 16,  2549 (1977).
  • M.S. Lazarus and T.S. Chou, Backbonding in Cr(CN)63- and Cr(SCN)63-: A Reexamination of the Cr 3s Multiplet Splitting, Journal of Chemical Physics, 64, 3544 (1976).
  • S.C. Avanzino, W.L. Jolly, M.S. Lazarus, W.B. Perry, R.R. Rietz and T.F. Schaaf, Evidence for Hyperconjugation from an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Study of Isoelectronic Compounds, Inorganic Chemistry, 14, 1595 (1975).
  • W.L. Jolly, M.S. Lazarus and O. Glemser, Core Electron Binding Energies of Thiazyl Fluoride and Other Sulfur Compounds, Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chem. 406, 209 (1974).
  • M.S. Lazarus and T.D. Thomas, 127 I Mossbauer Studies of Some Fluoro Substituted Organo Iodine Compounds, Journal of Chemical Physics, 60, 4682 (1974).
  • L.O. Pont, A.R. Siedle, M.S. Lazarus and W.L. Jolly, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Some Nickel Compounds, Inorganic Chemistry, 13, 483 (1974)