Department of Chemistry

Matthew Lueckheide

Visiting Assistant Professor
Geo Chem 255
Research Interests Chemical education, Inorganic chemistry


Dr. Matt Lueckheide was born and raised in Franklin Square, NY located on Long Island by the
Queens/Nassau County border. He attended public school at Valley Stream North High School
where his passion for chemistry, teaching and performing developed. Matt pursued a B.A. in
Chemistry at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he performed research in a
myriad of areas, including computational atmospheric chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and
organocatalysis. As an active community member, Matt’s passion for tutoring chemistry to his
peers, giving prospective students tours of Skidmore’s science facilities, and fundraising for the
both the College and the recently-completed Center for Integrated Sciences led to him being
awarded the Charlotte W. Fahey Prize in Chemistry. Matt then moved to Providence, RI to
pursue his Ph.D in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry at Brown University under the tutelage of Dr.
Jerome Robinson, which he received in 2022. His doctoral work primarily focused on rare-earth
metal-assisted reduction of dioxygen to selectively produce novel metal peroxides or hydrogen
peroxide. He proudly served for four years on the Graduate Student Leadership Committee that
works to foster community amongst graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty. During
his time at Brown, Matt was awarded the W.T. King Prize for Outstanding Teaching Assistant,
Elaine B. Chase Award for Service and Leadership, and a 2022 Deans’ Faculty Fellowship.
Following the completion of his doctorate, he remained at Brown as a faculty member under the
auspices of the Deans’ Faculty Fellowship, and now serves as a Visiting Lecturer. Ultimately,
Matt hopes to inspire the next generation of chemists by engaging his students in their


Lueckheide, M.J.; Ertem, M.Z.; Michon, M.A.; Chi.; Robinson, J.R. Peroxide-Selective
Reduction of O 2 at Redox-inactive Rare-Earth(III) Triflates Generate an Ambiphilic Peroxide. J.
Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 17295-17306. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08140.

Ostaszewski, C.J.; Stuart, N.M.; Lesko, D.M.B.; Kim, D.; Lueckheide, M.J.; Navea, J.G.
Effects of Coadsorbed Water on the Heterogeneous Photochemistry of Nitrates Adsorbed on
TiO 2 . J. Phys. Chem. A., 122, 2018, 6360-6371. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b04979 (Featured as a
Supplementary Cover Article).


CHEM0330L - Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure Laboratory
CHEM0350L – Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM0500 – Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM0600 – Preparative Chemistry Lab
CHEM1560N/2310 – Organometallic Chemistry