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R Gerald Keil

Professor Emeritus


College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry


Email: R Gerald Keil
Phone: 937-229-5841
SC 284
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  • Ph.D., Temple University, 1967
  • B.S., Villanova University, 1963
  • Sabbatical, University of Texas, 1982


Dr. Jerry Keil was one of the most familiar faces around UD, having been at the school since 1969. He was active in various department and university committees and councils, served as Chemistry Department Chairperson from 1988-91 and then served as Associate Dean for Graduate and Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1991-95. Dr. Keil is a past or present member of a number of scientific organizations, served a term as president of the UD chapter of Sigma Xi, a national scientific research society, and also has been an officer of the Dayton professional chapter of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Keil currently teaches upper level physical chemistry courses and the weekly seminar class. He also taught general chemistry and served as a mentor for first year students and advised several students.

In recent years, he has taken up the saxophone and has supplied the department with several entertaining moments, both solo and in cahoots with Dr. Albert Fratini. He also spends much time during the warm weather on his boat, cruising the Great Lakes.

Research interests

  • Analytical electrochemical and spectroscopic
  • Corrosion
  • Environment
  • Chemical dynamics
  • Theory