Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Fred Omega Garces
update 5/01/18

F. Garces

Office Address:

Department of Natural Science
Miramar College, SDCCD
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126
(619) 388-7493 
Fax  (413) 604-7132


Education Background


Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Dissertation TitleStructural Characterization and Photophysical Investigation of Iridium-sigma Bonded Complexes (Abstract).
Research AdvisorRichard J. Watts

B.S. in Chemistry; Minor, Mathematics , San Diego State University
Senior ThesisSynthesis of 3α-Cholesterol

Senior Advisor:  Lars Hellberg (Emeritus)

Post Doctoral Experience

1990 - 1993 University of California, Santa Barbara
Research AdvisorRichard J. Watts
1988 - 1990 Columbia University, New York 
Research Advisor: Nicholas Turro

Teaching Experience

1995 - Present Professor, Physical Science, Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 9212
2012 Summer faculty instructor, Anaytical Chemistry
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182
1993 - 1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, 
University of San Diego, Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
1991 - 1993 Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department, 
Santa Barbara City College, 711 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
1991 Summer faculty instructor, Introductory Chemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Admiistrative Experience

2014 - 2017 Acting Dean, Math and Science, Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 9212
2000 - 2004 Department Chair, Department of Natural Science, Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 9212

Honors & Accomplishments
Exmplary Online Course, SDCCD(2006-2007)

Outstanding Faculty (Miramar College)
President's Dissertation Year-Fellowship, UCSB

Professional Affiliations

Two-Year College (2YC3) Chemistry

American Federation of Teacher

American Chemical Society (National and Local)

Distrace Ed., SDCCD & Miramar College (2009 - 2012)
SDCCD, Miramar Online Mentor (2009 - 2012)

NSF, CCLI Grant Reviewer (2006. 2007 & 2008)

Facility Committee (2005 - Present)

(Academic Affairs Committee (2001 - 2005)

Departent Chair of Natural Science (2001 - 2005)
Planning and Budget, Miramar (1996-2000)

Professional Activities Selected  
7. "Chem-Path to writing Chemical Names and Formulas"; F.O.Garces, ChemDL CER, Division of Chemical Education, 2011,
6. "Interpolymer Complexation of Poly(Acrylic Acid) and Poly(Acrylamide): Structural and Dynamic Studies by Solution and Solid-State NMR"; F.O. Garces, K. Sivadasan, P. Somasundaran, N.J. Turro, Macromolecules, 1994, 27:1 272-278.
5. "1H and 13C NMR Assignments with Coordination-Induced Shift Calculations of Carbon s-Bonded Ortho-Metalated Rhodium (III) and Iridium (III) Complexes"; Fred.O.Garces, Richard.J Watts, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 1993, 31 529-536.
4. "H-1, C-13, F-19 NMR Assignments of 3,3'- Difluoro-5a-Androstane-17?-ol Acetate"; Delphine Davis, Fred Garces,  Steroids, 1992, 57:11 563-568.
3. "A Comparison of 1H - 13C  Cross Polarization and Magic Angle Spinning Dynamics of the α-, ß- and γ-cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes of Benzaldehyde"; Fred.O.Garces, V.Pushkara Rao, M.A.Garcia-Garibay, Nicholas.J.Turro, Supramolecular Chemistry, 1992, 1 65-72.
2. "A New Ortho-Metalated Dichloro-Bridged Dimer Complex of Iridium (III) with 2,2'-bipyridine: [Ir(bpy-C3,N')(bpy-N,N')Cl]2Cl2";  Fred O. Garces, Richard J. Watts, Inorganic Chemistry, 1990, 29 582.
1. "Synthesis, Structure, Electrochemistry and Photophysics of Methyl-Substituted Phenylpyridine Ortho-metalated Ir(III) Complexes"; F.O.Garces, K.A.King, R.J.Watts, Inorg. Chem. 1988, 27 3464.
Invited Seminars
7. 7/12 "Can Interactive, On-Line Tutorial Using Smart-Pen Technology Help Nursing Students Master Chemical Nomenclature?”, 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, S5b Enhancing the Curriculum with Tested Online Instructional Materials, Division Chemical Education., ACS, Penn State, University Park, PA
6. 9/05 "Evolution of Miramar College's Online Allied Health Chemistry Course" Fred.O. Garces, 232 National ACS Meeting, Distance Learning and the Chemisry Laboratory, San Francisco, Sept. 14, 2005  
5.  3/01  "Converting Documents to Web-Friendly Pages"  Fred.O. Garces, 221 National ACS Meeting, Web-Assisted Learning, Nuts and Bolts, San Diego,April 01-05, 2001. 
4.  5/95 "NMR Structural Characterization of Ortho-metalated Iridium complexes", Instituto Technologico de Tijuana Tijuana, Mexico.
3.  9/90  "Photogeneration of Strong One and Two Electron Redox Agents from Transition Metal d6 Iridium Complexes"; SCIP Conference, UCLA-Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
2.  10/87  "Structural Studies of Methyl Substituted Phenylpyridine Ir(III) Complexes"; Pacific Conference on Chemistry and Spectroscopy, Irvine, California.
1.  6/86 "Methyl-Substituted Phenylpyridine Ir(III) Complexes: A Better Photoreducing Agent";  Southern California Inorganic Photochemistry (SCIP) Conference, UCLA-Lake Arrowhead, CA.