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Andrea Minei
Contact Information
(718) 405-3391
Science Building 309A

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Wesleyan University
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Pace University
B.S., Sacred Heart University

Research Interests
  • Microwave spectroscopy
  • Structure and dynamics of
    weakly bound molecules
  • Computational chemistry
  • Chemical education
     Areas of Expertise
  • Rotational (Microwave) Spectroscopic Analysis
  • Spectroscopic Identification of Interstellar Molecules
  • Advances in Microwave Spectroscopic Instrumentation and Technologies
  • Advances in High Resolution Spectroscopy Pedagogy

  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 310 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 437 Computers, Structure, and Bonding
  • CHEM 452 Advanced Spectroscopy
Professional Affiliations
American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, National Science Teachers Association, Science Teachers Association of New York State
Delta Sigma Epsilon
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Pi Lambda Theta
Sigma Xi

Recent Publications
S. A. Cooke and A. J. Minei. "Singular Value Decomposition Based Broadband Microwave Spectroscopy of 1H,2H-perfluorocyclobutane", Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 2013, 283, 1-6.

S. A. Cooke and A. J. Minei. "Are the CF3 Groups in 2,2-bis(trifluoromethyl)oxirane Eclipsed or Staggered? Insights from Rotational Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemical Calculations", Chemical Physics Letters 2012, 535, 35-39.

A. J. Minei, J. V. Wijngaarden, S. E. Novick, and W. C. Pringle. “Determination of the Structure of Cyclopentene Oxide and the Argon-Cyclopentene Oxide van der Waals Complex”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2010, 114, 1427-1431.

L. Kang, F. X. Sunahori, A. J. Minei, D. J. Clouthier, and S. E. Novick. “Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of Monobromogermylene (HGeBr and DGeBr), A Heavy Atom Carbene Analog”, Journal of Chemical Physics 2009, 130, 124317/1-124317/11.

W. Lin, A. Ganguly, A. J. Minei, G. L. Lindeke, W. C. Pringle, S. E. Novick, and J. R. Durig. “Microwave Spectra and Structural Parameters of Equatorial-trans Cyclobutanol”, Journal of Molecular Structure 2009, 922, 83-87.

N. R. Walker, A. J. Minei, S. E. Novick, and A. C. Legon. “Microwave Spectrum and Structure of the Polar N2O Dimer”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 2008, 251, 153-158.

K. I. Peterson, D. Pulliam, W. Lin, A. J. Minei, and S. E. Novick. “Microwave Spectra and ab initio Studies of Ar-Propane and Ne-Propane Complexes”, Journal of Chemical Physics 2007, 127(18), 184306/1-184306/11.

M. R. Munrow, R. Subramanian, A. J. Minei, D. Antic, M. K. MacLeod, J. Michl, R. Crespo, M. C. Piqueras, M. Izuha, T. Ito, Y. Tatamitani, K. Yamour, T. Ogata, and S. E. Novick. “ Rotational Spectra of Gauche Perfluoro-n-butane, C4F10; Perfluoro-iso-butane, (CF3)3CF; and tris(trifluormethyl)methane, (CF3)3CH”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 2007, 242(2), 129-138.

A.J.Minei and S. E. Novick. “Microwave Observation of the ‘Recently Found’ Polar OCS Dimer”, Journal of Chemical Physics 2007, 126(10), 101101/1-101101/3.

L. Kang, A. J. Minei, and S. E. Novick, “The Microwave Spectrum of Cyanophosphaacetlyene, H2PCCCN”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 2006, 240(2), 255-259.