Keith M. Krise

  • Assistant Professor
    Chemistry Department

Dr. Keith Michael Krise is an assistant professor of chemistry. His primary areas of teaching are general, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Krise joined the Gannon University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2014. 

Dr. Krise earned is Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. As a graduate research assistant, Krise first engaged in interdisciplinary research on plasma membrane nanostructure and the role of cholesterol-rich domains in cell signaling events and, subsequently, studied the effects of microviscosity, bound water, and protein mobility on the radiolysis and sonolysis of a protein hydrogel (hen albumen) that mimicked mucous membranes.

At Gannon University, Krise has continued to engage in research, often involving undergraduate students, in the area of sonochemistry and nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and application.

Outside the classroom and laboratory, Dr. Krise, his wife, and two children enjoy taking advantage of all that Erie and the surrounding region has to offer.

Awards/Grants

Awards

  • 2018 American Chemical Society Erie Local Section Outreach Volunteer Award
  • 2012 Honorary Member, Juniata College Rho Epsilon Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society (selected by student members)
  • 2007 Dan H. Waugh Memorial Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

External Research Grant

  • Saber, C.A. and Krise K.M. "Assessing levels of microcystin in drinking water," Erie Water Works Grant. Awarded Spring 2017.

Internal Faculty Research Grants

  • Krise, K.M., "Assessing sonolytic denaturation of  enzyme," Gannon University, Faculty Research Grant. Awarded April 2015.
  • Krise, K.M., "Effects of ultrasound on pepsin," Dickinson College Research and Development Student-Faculty Research Grant. Awarded 2013.

External Faculty Development Grants

  • Krise, K.M., "IONiC VIPEr Workshop," American Chemical Society Passer Travel Grant. Awarded May 2015.
  • KriseK.M., "Heterogeneous Catalysis: An IONiC Summer Workshop at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry," IONIC VIPEr. Awarded March 2015.

Internal Faculty Development Grants

  • Krise, K.M., "Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Institute on Beginning a Research Program in a PUI Institute," Gannon University, Faculty Development Grant. Awarded October 2015.
  • Krise, K.M.,"31st National Conference on Undergraduate Research," Gannon University, Faculty Development Grant. Awarded April 2017.
  • Krise, K.M.,"255th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition," Gannon University, Faculty Development Grant. Awarded April 2018.
  • Krise, K.M.,"33rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research," Gannon University, Faculty Development Grant. Awarded March 2019.

Internal Outreach Grants

  • Chitester, B.J., Krise, K.M., "Gannon University Vice President for Academic Administration Faculty/Student Engagement Initiative: Chemistry & Biochemistry Welcome Picnic." Awarded September 2017.

External Outreach Grants

  • Chitester, B.J., Krise, K.M., "Science of Chocolate: American Chemical Society Science Café Mini-Grant." On behalf of the Erie Local Section of American Chemical Society. Awarded July 2018.
  • Chitester, B.J., Krise, K.M., "Urban Gardening and the Chemistry of Gardening: American Chemical Society Science Café Mini-Grant." On behalf of the Erie Local Section of American Chemical Society. Awarded June 2017.
  • Saber, C.A*., Krise, K.M., "Bonding with Undergraduates; American Chemical Society Innovative Project Grant Proposal." On behalf of the Erie Local Section of American Chemical Society. Awarded May 2017. (*principle grant author)

Courses Taught

Courses taught at Gannon University:
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHEM 102)
  • General Chemistry 1 and 2 (CHEM 111, CHEM 114)
  • General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (CHEM 112)
  • Physical Chemistry 1 and 2 Laboratory (CHEM 332, CHEM 335)
  • Physical Chemistry 2 (CHEM 334)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 361)
  • Undergraduate Chemistry Research (CHEM 380, 381)

Courses taught at other institutions:

  • General Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Physical Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Experimental General, Physical & Organic Chemistry courses
  • Introductory & Advanced Experimental Inorganic Chemistry courses
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry

Educational History

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2019 - present)
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2014-2019)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (2012-2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA (2011-2012)
  • Instructor of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, Dubois Campus, Dubois, PA (Spring 2011)
  • Instructor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (Summer 2010)

Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Member

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Melvin, A.C., Krise, K.M., Saber, C.A. “Determination of microcystin-LR in municipal water using HPLC-UV/Vis.”  Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017: 237-241 (2017).
  • Kapp, K.L., Hetz, R.L., and Krise, K.M. “Effects of ultrasound on digestive enzyme pepsin A.” Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017: 100-106 (2017).
  • Field, K.; Krise, K.M., Goforth, S., Kirby, J. and McCartha, C., “Kinetics of electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide by Mn catalysts containing bulky bipyridine.” Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (www.ionicviper.org) (2016).
  • Krise, K.M., “Community Challange: Coordination Chemistry in General Chemistry.” Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (www.ionicviper.org) (2016).
  • Goforth, S.; Field, K.; Kirby, J.; McCartha, C.; Krise, K.M., “Literature Based Exam Questions Themed on Mn Electrocatalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reduction.” Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (www.ionicviper.org) (2015).
  • Krise, K.M., “The electronic structure and properties of an iron coordination complex that exhibits thermochromism.” Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (www.ionicviper.org) (2015).
  • Krise, K.M., Forsyth, E.R., DiMarco, K.M., and Milosavljevic, B.H., “Sonolysis of high macroviscosity systems: Hen albumen hydrogel.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117: 7164-7168 (2013).
  • Krise, K.M., "The effect of microviscosity, bound water and protein mobility on the radiolysis and sonolysis of hen egg white." The Pennsylvania State University Doctoral Dissertation (2011).
  • Krise, K.M. and Milosavljevic, B.H., “Effects of microviscosity, dry electron scavenging, and protein mobility on the radiolysis of albumen hydrogel” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115:11964-11969 (2011).
  • Krise, K.M. and Milosavljevic, B.H., “Mobility of molecules solubilized in protein gels: diffusion in the thick fraction of egg white.” Biomacromolecules 12:2351-2356 (2011).
  • Krise, K.M., Hwang, A.A., Sovic, D.M., and Milosavljevic, B.H., “Macro- and Microscale Rheological Properties of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Aqueous Solutions.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115:2759-2764 (2011).
  • Krise, K.M. and Milosavljevic, B.H., “Determination of thermodynamic functions of a commercial alkaline manganese dioxide galvanic cell.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry 6 (2010).
  • Krise, K.M., Hwang, A.A., and Milosavljevic B.H., “Kinetics of luminescence quenching of excited ionic quenchees by ionic quenchers.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12:7695-7701 (2010).
  • Davey, A.M., Krise, K.M., Sheets, E.D., and Heikal, A.A., “Molecular perspective of antigen-mediated mast cell signaling.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:7117-7127 (2008). 

Presentations

  • Morgan, I.T., Cross, V.M., Chitester, B.J., Krise, K.M., Tallmadge, W., "Analysis of lead in spices." April 11, 2019, 33rd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Chemistry Oral Presentation, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hagle, M.K., Chitester, B.J., and Krise, K.M, "Green synthesis and analysis of potential antibacterial copper nanoparticles." April 5, 2018, 32nd Annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Chemistry Oral Presentation, University of Centeral Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Krise, K.M., “Laboratory-based project in a lecture-only inorganic chemistry course.” American Chemical Society, 255th National Meeting and Exposition, Chemical Education Division Oral Presentation, March 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hetz, R.L., Kapp, K.L. and Krise, K.M., “The role of secondary structure in sonolytic deactivation of enzymes.” April 6, 2017, 31st Annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Chemistry Oral Presentation, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Melvin, A., Krise, K.M., Saber, C.A., “Determination of Microcystin-LR in Municipal Water Using HPLC-UV/VIS.” April 6, 2017, 31st Annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Chemistry Oral Presentation, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Kapp, K.L., Hetz, R.L., and Krise, K.M., “Effects of Ultrasound on the Digestive Enzyme Pepsin A.” April 6, 2017, 31st Annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Krise, K.M., “Sonolytic denaturation of proteins: From single molecule to 3D cross-linked systems.” March 2016, Erie Local Section of the American Chemical Society March Speaker Meeting, Gannon University, Erie, PA.
  • Krise, K.M., “Incorporating Basic Skill Tutorials and Skill Check Tests in General Chemistry 1.” January 2017, Community Expo for Teaching and Learning 2017, Gannon University, Erie, PA.
  • Krise, K.M., “Insights into teaching general chemistry.” April 2015, Dickinson College Department of Chemistry, Dickinson, College, Carlisle, PA.
  • Forsyth, E.R., Dimarco, K.M., Krise, K.M., and Milosavljevic, B.H., “Sonolysis of hen egg white.” American Chemical Society, 242nd National Meeting, August 2011, Denver, CO.
  • Sheets, E.D., Davey, A.M., Krise, K.M. and Heikal, A.A. “Membrane nanodomains facilitate immunoreceptor signaling.” Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Scientific Meeting, October 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Bojan, M.J. and Krise, K.M., “Teaching problem solving to students in general chemistry: anatomy of a dilution problem.”   American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education, 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 2008, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Krise, K.M., Bojan, M.J., Van Der Sluys, L.S., Adams, K.L.,  Palombo, C.E., Wright, M.L., and Van Meter, P.M., “Unique graduate assistantship highlights link between teaching and research.”   American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education, 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 2008, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Krise, K.M., Bojan, M.J., Van Der Sluys, L.S., Adams, K.L.,  Palombo, C.E., Wright, M.L., and Van Meter, P.M., “Unique graduate assistantship highlights link between teaching and research.”   Chemical Education Symposium, Department of Chemistry, July 2008, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Krise, K.M.,  Davey, A.M., Heikal, A.A., and Sheets, E.D., “Allergic response linked to mast cell membrane nanostructure.” 23rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, March 2008, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Sheets, E.D., Davey, A.M., Krise, K.M. and Heikal, A.A., “Imaging Membrane Dynamics Participating in Immunoreceptor Signaling.” Biophysical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, February 2008, Long Beach, CA.
  • Davey, A.M., Krise, K.M., Heikal, A.A. and Sheets, E.D., “Dynamics imaging of membrane nanostructural changes associated with antigen-mediated IgE receptor signaling in mast cells.” Biophysical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, February 2008, Long Beach, CA.
  • Van Der Sluys, L.S., Bojan, M.J., Adams, K.L., Krise, K.M., Palombo, C.E., Wright, M.L., and Van Meter, P.N., “Active and collaborative learning modules for general chemistry.” American Chemical Society, 235th National Meeting, April 2008, New Orleans, LA.
  • Davey, A.M., Krise, K.M., Heikal, A.A. and Sheets, E.D., “Molecular perspective of antigen-mediated IgE receptor signaling in mast cells.” The American Society for Cell Biology, 47th Annual Meeting, December 2007, Washington, D.C.
  • Grimm, E., Costanzo, K., Krise, K.M., Chitester, B.J., “Colorimetric Method for the Determination of Albumin in Powdered Egg Whites.” American Chemical Society, 229th National Meeting and Exposition, Undergraduate Research Poster Session, March 2005, San Diego, CA.
  • Gehart, C.C., Krise, K.M., Chitester, B.J., “Spectrophotometric determination of percent atmospheric oxygen using freshly reduced lumiflavin acetate.” American Chemical Society, 227th National Meeting and Exposition, Undergraduate Research Poster Session, March 2004, Anaheim, CA.

 

Scholarship/Research

Dr. Krise's current research interests involve elucidating the effects that high-frequency ultrasound have on the structure and function of (1) enzymes and other bioorganic/bioinorganic molecules and (2) nanomaterials. In particular, he is interested in determining the role of free-radical species generated during sonication in the possible deactivation or activation of enzymes and the structure and properties of nanomaterials.  

Dr. Krise is also involved in several collaborative projects:

1. Drs. Betty Jo Chitester (Gannon Unversity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Krise are studying the antibacterial properties of metal nanoparticles. These projects combine elements of inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry as well as biochemistry and molecular biology. 

2. Drs. Betty Jo Chitester, Weslene Tallmadge (Gannon University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Krise are examining the lead content in spices obtained from bulk food stores. 

3. Drs. Christine Saber (Gannon Unversity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Krise are working with the Erie Water Works to assess microcystin levels at various stages of the water treatment process. 

In addition, Dr. Krise has interests in pedagogically-oriented research including the development of mastery-based learning modules, designing flipped-classroom courses and materials, and development of novel laboratory exercises for experimental general, physical, and inorganic chemistry courses. 

Service

Gannon University Service

         University

  • Gannon University Faculty Senate, School of Science Representative (2016-present) and Webmaster (2018-present)
  • Gannon University Faculty Development Committee (2018-present)
  • Gannon University Service in Interdisciplinary Information Literacy Library Skills program (2018-present)
  • Gannon University Academic Safety Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Representative (2016-2019)
  • Gannon University Institutional Review Team, Faculty Sentate Representative (2016-2017)
  • Gannon University Student Development Committee (2015-2018)

        College

  • Gannon University Morosky College of Health Professions & Sciences Academic Affairs Committee (2015-2018)
  • Gannon University Morosky College of Health Professions & Sciences Dean's Faculty Advisory Council (2018)
  • Gannon University Faculty Search Committees (co-chair, Forensic Science; member, Chemistry, Biology, Occupational Therapy)
  • Gannon University Water Task Force (2018-2019)

         Department

  • Gannon University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Curriculum Committee, Member (2015-present)
  • Gannon University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Safety Committee, Chair (2015-present)
  • Gannon University Chemistry Club/ACS Student Chapter, Co-Advisor (2015-present)

Service to the Profession

  • Associate Member, American Chemical Society National Committee on Community Activities (2019)
  • Chair, Erie Local Section of the American Chemical Society (2019-present)
  • Vice-Chair/Program Chair, Erie Local Section of the American Chemical Society (2017-2018)
  • Executor, Erie Local Section of the American Chemical Society (2015-2017)
  • National Chemistry Week Co-Chair, Erie Local Section of the American Chemical Society (2016-present)
  • Reviewer, American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter Annual Reports (2016-present)
  • Reviewer, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Programming at Regional Meeting Grants (2016)
  • Reviewer, American Chemical Society Inter-Chapter Relations Grants (2017)
  • Reviewer, Proceedings of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (2017)

Community Outreach

  • Volunteer, Gannon University GIVE Day (2014-2016)
  • Volunteer, St. Vincent Hospital/Alleghany Health Network Children's Miracle Network Radiothon (2016-2017)
  • Ambassador, St. Vincent Hospital/Alleghany Health Network Children's Miracle Network Miracle Family (2017)
  • Presentor, Erie Seawolves Science Day at the Ballpark (2017)
  • Instructor, Erie City Mission, Urban University Chemistry Camp, Gannon University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Field Trip (2018)
  • Coach, Glenwood YMCA Youth Indoor Soccer Program (2018)
  • Coach, Erie Youth Soccer Association
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