Professor Mark Schell


Professor  Office: 316 Fondren Science 
Department of Chemistry Phone: (214) 768-2478
Southern Methodist University  Fax: (214) 768-4089
PO Box 750314 e-mail: mschell at smu dot edu
Dallas, TX 75275-0314    


  • Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1983

Research Interests:

Nonlinear chemical behavior in electrochemical systems.

Selected Publications
  1. Swamy, B. E. Kumara; Schell, Mark "An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Interactions between Unlike Surface Anions and Increases in the Rate of Electrochemical Reactions" Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110, 5139-5146.
  2. Schell, Mark; Swamy, B. E. Kumara "Increases in the rate of methanol oxidation through the coadsorption of different anions: Theory and experiment" Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2005, 584, 157-166.
  3. Swamy, B. E. Kumara; Maye, Jamala; Vannoy, Charles; Schell, Mark "Improvements in the Efficiency of the Oxidation of Formic Acid Obtained by Increasing the Overall Anion Adsorption Strength" Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2004, 108, 16488-16494.
  4. Kumara Swamy, B. E.; Vannoy, Charles; Maye, Jamala; Schell, Mark "Increases in reaction rates achieved by replacing anions in the electrolyte with more inhibiting ones" Electrochemistry Communications 2004, 6, 1032-1036.
  5. Chen, Shengli; Lee, Diane; Schell, Mark "Increases in reaction rates and improvement of current-potential characteristics in the electrochemical oxidation of formic acid" Electrochemistry Communications 2001, 3, 81-85.

Courses Taught:

  • Chemistry for the Liberal Arts (CHEM 1301)
  • Order Out of Chaos (CF 3387)
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 5185/8)
  • Theory of the Chemical Bond (CHEM 6115)