Centre College Faculty
Conrad F. Shiba• Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: Young Hall—Y243
Conrad Shiba is associate professor of chemistry at Centre College, where he has taught since 1980.
Shiba's teaching and research interests focus on inorganic chemistry, especially the photochemistry of coordination compounds and organotransition metal chemistry, and geological and meteorological natural disasters. He has published articles in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry and the Journal of Chemical Education.
In addition to teaching chemistry, Shiba has studied and performed traditional folk music for over 35 years. He plays guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and autoharp, and does performances for schools, festivals, concerts, coffeehouses, and other events. He played guitar and banjo from 1982-90 with the Raggedy Robin String Band, which appeared in the television movie Bluegrass and the KET program Music and Styles of the Hammered Dulcimer. He has a Web page devoted to folk music.
Shiba received his B.S. with honors in chemistry from Michigan State University, an M.S. in inorganic chemistry from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.
To read about his 2012 CentreTerm course, "The Physical Science of Volcanoes," click here.
To read about his 2009 CentreTerm trip to New Zealand, click here.
File last updated: 8/29/13