Division of Natural Sciences

Andrea J. Minei, Ph.D.

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


Areas of Interest

  • Rotational (microwave) spectroscopic analysis
  • Spectroscopic identification of interstellar molecules
  • Structure and dynamics of weakly bound molecules
  • Advances in microwave spectroscopic instrumentation and technologies
  • Advances in high resolution spectroscopy pedagogy
  • Computational chemistry
  • Chemical education


  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 310 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 437 Computers, Structure, and Bonding
  • CHEM 452 Advanced Spectroscopy
  • NSCI 205 Chemistry for the Courtroom

Professional Affiliations
American Chemical Society
American Physical Society
Delta Sigma Epsilon
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
National Science Teachers Association
Pi Lambda Theta
Science Teachers Association of New York State
Sigma Xi

Minei, A.J. and Cooke, S. A., “Evaluation of the Substitution Structures of Two Partially Fluorinated Cyclopentanes C5H3F7 and C5H2F8”, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1207, 127778, (2020)

Peterson, K.I., Pullman, D.P., Lin, W., Minei, A.J., Arsenault, E.A., and Novick, S.E., “Structure and Dynamics of the Methane-Propane van der Waals Complex”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 123, 25, (2019)

Minei, A. J. and Cooke, S.A., “The Pure Rotational Spectrum of 1,1,2,2,3-Pentafluorocyclobutane and Applications of Singular Value Decomposition Signal Processing”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 306, 37-41, (2014)

Minei, A. J., Lin, W., Brooks, A., Novick, S. E., and Pringle, W. C.,  “Microwave Spectra and Structure of the Argon-Cyclopentanone and Neon-Cyclopentanone van der Waals Complexes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118, 856-861, (2014)

Minei, A. J. and Cooke, S.A., “Singular Value Decomposition Based Broadband Microwave Spectroscopy of 1H,2H-perfluorocyclobutane”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 283, 1-6, (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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