Christopher Spiese

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Christopher Spiese
Professor of Chemistry
Biggs 200
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Environmental/Analytical Chemistry
Employee degree:

BS, Juniata College

PHD, State Univ of New York NY

  • Associate Professor, Ohio Northern University, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, 2011-17
  • Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y., 2009-11


  • B.S., Chemistry, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa., 2004
  • Ph.D., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2010

Teaching Interests

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Marine sulfur biogeochemistry
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Phosphorus soil-water dynamics

Selected Publications

  • Lavoie, M.; Gali, M.; Maps, F.; Levasseur, M.; Sevigny, C.; Kieber, D. J.; Sunda, W. G.; Spiese, C. E. Modelling dimethylsulfide diffusion in the algal external boundary layer: implications for mutualistic and signaling roles. Environ. Microbiol. 2018, 20, 4157-4169.
  • Spiese, C. E. Determination of the diffusion constants of dimethylsulfide and dimethylsulfoniopropionate by diffusion-ordered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Marine Chem. 2018, 207, 77-83.
  • Spiese, C. E. , Sanford, J. L., Bowling, M. N.*; Tatarkov, E. T.*; Pinkney, A. L. Methanesulfonate supports growth as the sole sulfur source for the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana NCMA 1335. Aquat. Micro. Ecol., 2017,  78, 177-185.
  • Spiese, C.; Le, T.*; Zimmer, R. L.*; Kieber, D. J. Dimethylsulfide membrane permeability, cellular concentrations and implications for physiological functions in marine algae. J. Plankton Res. 2016, 38, 41-54.
  • Spiese, C. ; Tatarkov, E. A.* Dimethylsulfoxide reduction activity is linked to nutrient stress in Thalassiosira pseudonanaNCMA 1335. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 2014, 507, 31-38.