Associate Professor (emeritus)

Research interests include magnetic measurements on biomolecules and related model complexes containing transition metal ions. Experimental data collected by Mossbauer spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, and magnetic susceptibility measurements are fitted to theoretical models with specific emphasis on the electronic structure at the metal site.

Dr. Spartalian has a A.B. degree from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University.


  • B.R. Serr, C.E.L. Headford, O.P. Anderson, C.M. Elliott, C.K. Schauer, K. Spartalian, V.E. Fainzilberg, W.E. Hatfield, B.R. Rohrs, S.S. Eaton and G.R. Eaton, Cytochrome c Oxidase Models: A Dinuclear Iron (III) Porphyrin-Copper(II) Complex with a Sulfur Bridge, Inorg. Chem. 31, 5450 (1992).
  • K. Kustin, W.E. Robinson, R.B. Frankel and K. Spartalian, Magnetic Properties of Tunicate Blood Cells II: Ascidia Ceratodes, J. Inorg. Biochem, 63, 223 (1996).
  • N.S. Dean, L.M. Mokry, M.R. Bond, M. Mohan, T. Otieno, C.J. O'Connor, K. Spartalian and C.J. Carrano, Vanadium Hydrobis(pyrazolyl)borate Complexes of Diphenyl Phosphate. Heterometallic Complexes of the [LV{PhO)2PO2}3]-, Fragment, Inorg. Chem. 36, 1424 (1997).

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Experimental studies of biological physics.


  • Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1974


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