Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Classes

(Note: For class resources, see the HuskyCT pages supporting the class)

CHEM 1122 Chemical Principles and Applications, 120 students, 3h/week + 1h/week laboratory (4 credits) S2006
CHEM 1127  General Chemistry I, ~220 students, 3h/week + 1h/week laboratory (4 credits) F2000, F2001, F2003, F2004, Summer 2011 (50 students)
CHEM 1128  General Chemistry II, ~200 students, 3h/week + 1h/week laboratory (4 credits) S2001, S2003, S2004, S2005
CHEM 1129 Honors General Chemistry I, ~45 students, 3h/week + 1h/week laboratory (4 credits) F1998, F1998
CHEM 3210 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, ~60-95 students, 2h/week (2 credits) F2006, F2007, F2011, F2012, F2013, F2014, F2016, F2017, F2018

Graduate Classes

CHEM 5235 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry), 3h/week (3 credits) S1999, S2000, S2003, S2005, S2011, S2014, S2016
CHEM 5326 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry III (Descriptive Main Group Chemistry), 3h/week (3 credits) F2003, S2010, S2013, S2015
CHEM 5327 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry VI (Organometallic Chemistry), 3h/week (3 credits) S2000 (16 lectures for replacement of U. Mueller-Westerhoff)
CHEM 5344 Concepts in Organic Chemistry (Physical Organic Chemistry), 3h/week, 5-20 Students (3 Credits) S2007, S2008, S2009, S2010, S2011, S2012
CHEM 5360 Biological Chemistry I, team-taught course, 3h/week (~12 Students) F2001 (8 lectures), F2003 (6 lectures), F2006 (4 lectures)
CHEM 5361 Biological Chemistry II, team-taught course, 3h/week (~12 Students) S2000 (4 lectures)

Guest Lectures

Short course (4 x 50 min) ‘Porphyrin Chemistry’ as part of the Internationales Graduiertenkolleg “Metal Sites in Biomolecules: Structures, Regulation and Mechanisms”, University of Göttingen, Germany Summer 2015
CHEM 1194 The Science of Chemistry (instructors Jane Knox, Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos); Lectures/discussions on: "The Field of Inorganic Chemistry", "The Photodynamic Therapy of Cancers", "Porphyrins, Cancer, and Vampires"  multiple semesters
INTD 1810 FYE Learning Community Seminar (Section 07, Instructor Osker Dahabsu). Lectures/discussions on: Ethics as a Chemist; Career Options for Chemists 2012–2014
CHEM 2446 Organic Chemistry Laboratory; introduction of novel experiments 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010
CHEM 3215 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Instructors Aimee Morey-Oppenheim, Clyde Cady); introduction of novel experiments. 2010–2013
GERM 3222 Fields of Technology, a class taught in German for participants of the EuroTech program F2013–F2017

Chemical Education Literature

Halepas, S.; Hamchand, R.; Lindeyer, S.E.D.; Brückner, C. ‘Isolation of Biliverdin IXα, as its Dimethyl Ester, from Emu Eggshells’ J. Chem. Educ. 2017, 94, 1533–1537.
 jceda8_v092i006.indd Dorazio, S. J.; Brückner, C. ‘Why is there Cyanide in my Table Salt? Structural Chemistry of the Anticaking Effect of Yellow Prussiate of Soda (Na4[Fe(CN)6·10H2O])’ J. Chem. Educ. 201592, 1121–1124.
 ref-JChemEd-2011 Dean, M. L.; Miller, T. A.; Brückner, C. ‘Egg-citing! Isolation of Porphyrins and Biliverdins from Eggshells and their Detection by Optical Spectroscopy and Chemiluminescence’, J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 788–792.
 ref-JCE Brückner, C. ‘The Silver Complexes of Porphyrins, Corroles and Carbaporphyrins: Silver in the Oxidation States +II and +III (Research Section)' J. Chem. Educ. 200481, 1665–1669.
NEACT2000-1-title Brückner, C. ‘Fighting Diseases with a Combination of Drugs and Light: Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). Drugs for PDT’ The NEACT Journal2000, 19(2), 17-21.
 NEACT2000-1-title Brückner, C. ‘Fighting Diseases with a Combination of Drugs and Light: Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). Part 1: The Principles of PDT’ The NEACT Journal200019(1), 10-13. The NEACT Journal is the publication of the North-East Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Other Teaching Activities

Involved in the revamping of the General Chemistry Program ~2012-date
Creation (with A. Howell) and delivery of an Ethics and Diversity Training Training Session for incoming graduate students F2010-F2013
Creation and delivery (with G. Crundwell, CCSU) of a hands-on Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography Workshop for REU summer students most summers 2005-2014