Michael F. Falcetta

Professor of Chemistry
All FacultyChemistry

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-3820
Email: mffalcetta@gcc.edu

Michael F. Falcetta


  • B.S., State University of New York College at Oswego
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


  • American Chemical Society

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical Chemistry and Molecular Modeling

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 105, 245, 342, 488
  • SCIC 203

Selected Publications

  • Stabilization calculations of the low-lying temporary anions states of Be, Mg, and Ca, Michael F. Falcetta, Nathan D. Reilly, Kenneth D. Jordan, Chemical Physics, Volume 482, 12 January 2017, Pages 239-243
  • Ab initio calculation of the cross sections for electron impact vibrational excitation of CO via the 2П shape resonance , Falcetta, Michael F.; Fair, Mark C.; Tharnish, Emily M.; Williams, Lorna M.; Hayes, Nathan J.; Jordan, Kenneth D. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2016, Vol. 144 Issue 10, p104303-1-104303-10
  • Falcetta, Michael F.; DiFalco, Laura A.; Ackerman, Daniel S.; Barlow, John C.; Jordan, Kenneth D., From Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2014), 118(35), 7489-7497.
  • B. D. Maxwell, J.J. Nash, H.A. Morrison, M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “Photochemical activation of distal functional groups in polyfunctional molecules”; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 111,7914 (1989).
  • M.F. Falcetta, K.D. Jordan, M.N. Paddon-Row & J.E. McMurray; “Through-bond and through-space interactions in a series of cyclic polyenes”; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 112, 756 (1990).
  • J.S. Chao, M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “The application of the stabilization method to the N2-(12Pg) and Mg(12P) temporary anion states”; J. Chem. Phys., 93, 1125 (1990).
  • M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “Assignment of the anion states of the chloromethanes”; J. Phys. Chem., 94, 5666 (1990).
  • M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “Stabilization calculations of the p* anion states of 1,4- cyclohexadiene: confirmations of the p-* below p+* orbital ordering”; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 113, 2903 (1990).
  • M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “Electron energy loss studies of vibrational and electronic excitation processes in 1,3-butadiene: The role of core-excited anion states”; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 113, 7455 (1991).
  • M.F. Falcetta, J.L. Pazun, M. Dorko, D. Kitchen & P.E. Siska; “An ab initio study of the potential energy surface for the interaction of Na+ with H2, and the geometries and energies of Na+(H2)n, n=2-4”; J. Phys. Chem., 97, 1011 (1993).
  • E.J. Longley, D.C. Dunlavey, M.F. Falcetta, H.M. Bevsek & P.E. Siska; “Recent retreats in Penning ionization: A new look at the He* (21S)+Ar->He+Ar++e- reaction in crossed molecular beams”; J. Phys. Chem., 97, 2097 (1993).
  • M.F. Falcetta & P.E. Siska; “Ab initio study of the long-range interaction between He+ + H2”; Chem. Phys. Lett., 213, 531 (1993).
  • M.F. Falcetta & P. E. Siska; “The long-range interaction between He and H2+: an ab initio and dynamical study”; Mol. Phys., 88, 647 (1996).
  • M.F. Falcetta & P. E. Siska; “Theoretical characterization of long-range interactions in the Ne+ (2P) + H2(1Sg+) charge-transfer states”; Mol. Phys., 93, 229 (1998).
  • M.F. Falcetta & P.E. Siska; “Theoretical study of ion-molecule potentials for He+ and Li+ with N2”, J. Chem. Phys., 109, 6615 (1998)
  • M.F. Falcetta & P.E. Siska; “The interaction between He and H2+: anisotropy, bond length dependence, and hydrogen bonding”, Mol. Phys., 97, 117 (1999).
  • M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “Ab initio investigation of the temporary anion states of silane and the linear silanes: (SinH2n+2), n = 2-5”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 300, 588 (1999)
  • Y.Choi, M.F. Falcetta & K.D. Jordan; “The Ab Initio Investigation of the Temporary Anion States of Perfluoroethane”; J. Phys. Chem., 104, 9605 (2000).