Department of Chemistry

Henry Tracy

Professor of Chemistry


352 Science building

Office Hours

Tues 9:00 - 10:15 & 5:00 - 5:30, and Thrus 9:00 - 10:15

Contact Information

Phone: (207)780-4425

Current Position

Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry


  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, MIT, 1990
  • A.B. Chemistry, Bowdoin College, 1983

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of luminescent organometallic materials for applications in biotechnology, sensor design, and electrooptical devices.
  • Advances in Chemical Education.

Recent Publications

Bozeman, T.; Edwards, K.; Fecteau, K.; Blanchard, A.; Woodall, D.; Verde Jr., M.; Benfaremo, Ford, J.; Mullin, J.; Prudenté, C.; Tracy, H. “Tolyl-substituted Siloles: Synthesis, Substituent Effects, and Aggregation-induced Emission,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Maters. 2011, 21, 316-326.

Lu, H.; Yson, R.; Ford, J.; Tracy, H. J.; Carrier, A. B.; Keller, A.; Mullin, J. L.; Poissan, M. J.; Sawan, S.; Patterson, H. H. “Tunable Energy Transfer from d10 Heterobimetallic Dicyamide(I) Donor Ions to Terbium(III) Acceptor Ions in Luminescent Tb[AgxAu1-x(CN)2]3 (x = 0 to 1),” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2007, 443, 55-60.

Mullin, J. L.; Tracy, H. J.; Ford, J. R.; Keenan, S. R.; Fridman, F., “Characteristics of Aggregation Induced Emission in 1,1-Dimethyl,2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl and 1,1,2,3,4,5-Hexaphenyl Siloles and Germoles,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2007, 17, 201-213.

Newton, T. A.; Prudente, C. K.; Tracy, H. J. “A Research Based Laboratory Curriculum in Organic Chemistry,” J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1844-1849.

Tracy, H. J.; Mullin, J. L.; Klooster, W. T.; Martin, J. A.; Haug, J.; Wallace, S.; Rudloe, I.; Watts, K. “Enhanced Photoluminescence from Group 14 Metalloles in Aggregated and Solid Solutions,” Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 2003-2011.

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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