Phillip Sheridan

Chair/ProfessorPhysical Chemistry

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Arizona
B.S., Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University 2347 Office: HO 310A

Dr. Sheridan teaches courses in General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.  His research interests include understanding fundamental electronic and geometric properties of single ligand metal-containing molecules using gas phase laser excitation spectroscopy and millimeter-wave/microwave spectroscopy.



  • Director’s Award, NY State Science Olympiad, Lake Erie-Niagara Region
  • Merck Research Laboratories Graduate Fellowship Award in Analytical/Physical Chemistry 
  • Carl S. Marvel Fellowship Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona


Canisius Undergraduates in Bold

“Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of Metal Nitrides and Imides: Quadrupole Structure in ScN (X1Σ+), YN (X1Σ+), and BaNH (X1Σ+),” L. N. Zack, M. P. Bucchino, M. K. L. Binns, J. P. Young, P. M. Sheridan, and L. M. Ziurys, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 317, 10 (2015).

“Applied Quantum Chemistry: Spectroscopic Detection and Characterization of the F2BS and Cl2BS Free Radicals in the Gas Phase,” B. Jin, P. M. Sheridan, D. J. Clouthier, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 124301 (2015).

“Structural Determination and Gas Phase Synthesis of Monomeric, Unsolvated IZnCH3 (X1A1): A Model Organozinc Halide,” M. P. Bucchino, J. P. Young, P. M. Sheridan, and L. M. Ziurys, J. Phys. Chem. A 118, 11204 (2014).

“An Experimental and Ab Initio Study of the Electronic Spectrum of the Jet-Cooled F2BO Radical,” R. Grimminger, P. M. Sheridan, and D. J. Clouthier, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 164302 (2014).

“Trends in Alkali Metal Hydrosulfides: A Combined Fourier Transform Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopic Study of KSH (X1Aʹ),” M. P. Bucchino, P. M. Sheridan, J. P. Young, M. K. L. Binns, D. W. Ewing, and L. M. Ziurys, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 214307 (2013).