Howard H. Patterson

Howard H. PattersonProfessor, Department of Chemistry
University of Maine

The Patterson research group is not accepting new students at this time.


  • Professor, Department of Chemistry


  • Brandeis University, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1968
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. Chemistry, 1964
  • Occidental College A.B. Chemistry, 1961

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry II (CHY 122)
  • Chemistry for Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineers (CHY 131)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHY 461)
  • Inorganic Chemical Kinetics and Mechanisms (CHY 563)
  • Graduate Seminar (CHY 693)

Research Interests

  • Photocatalysis of organic pollutants and pharmaceutical using bismuth oxychloride
  • Photophysical studies and development of Copper(I) Iodide films and nanoparticles for amine detection
  • Photophysical studies of optical memory in inorganic systems
  • Investigation of quantum dots with applications