Mike Goldin, Ph.D.

Instructor of Chemistry

Office: Micro/Molecular Hall (Dorm 13) 221
Phone: 434-582-2210
Email dmcguirt@liberty.edu mgoldin@liberty.edu

A.S. Kellogg Community College
B.S. Western Michigan University
M.S. Michigan State University
Ph.D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry
CHEM 108 Chemistry for Nursing Professionals
CHEM 121 General Chemistry
CHEM 122 General Chemistry
CRST 290 History of Life
FRSM 101 New Student Seminar

Professional Memberships
American Chemical Society
The Electrochemical Society
Virginia Academy of Science

Dr. Goldin was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982, but has lived in the U.S. since 2000.  Prior to joining the Liberty faculty in 2008, he taught chemistry and mathematics part-time for five years at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan.  His research interest is in studying the electrochemical aspects of interaction of porous and surface-modified electrodes with aqueous solutions and other media and electrochemically controlling this interaction for medical and environmental applications.  Goldin earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at Mendeleev University in Moscow, though the majority of his doctoral research work took place at Liberty's Biology/Chemistry Department.  His passion is teaching chemistry in a way that makes sense and glorifies God.  Therefore, he has an abiding interest in chemical education and in integrating the Biblical worldview into his teaching.  His other interests are creation science, theology and practical Christian living in the context of marriage.  Together with his wife Lisa, he has led couples' Bible studies at their last church in Michigan and now leads prayer in their Sunday School class at Thomas Road Baptist Church.  The Goldins also volunteer as intercessors at the annual Family Life Weekend to Remember marriage conference in Roanoke, VA.  


  • Grafov, B., Mikhail Goldin, G. Garaeva, A. Davydov, Mark Goldin, and V. Kolesnikov. (2013). Simulation of detoxification processes on ideally polarizable porous carbon materials. Russ. J. Electrochem. 49 (2):107.
  • Khubutiya, M., B. Grafov, Mikhail Goldin, G. Garaeva, A. Davydov, and Mark Goldin (2012). Effective numbers of electrons as a characteristic of absorption processes on perfectly polarizable electrode hemosorbents. J. Solid tate Electrochem. 16:3505. 
  • Goldin, Mikhail, M. Khubutiya, B. Grafov, A. Davydov, Mark Goldin, and V. Kolesnikov (2011). Mechanism of Copper and tert-Butyl Alcohol Adsorption on Carbon Materials at Various Open-Circuit Potentials. ECS Transactions 35 (29):9.
  • Khubutiya, M., Mark Goldin, Yu. Kurilkin, Mikhail Goldin, B. Grafov, A. Davydov, and V. Kolesnikov (2011). Assessment of the ratio of adsorption and electrochemical processes during the interaction of activated-carbon hemosorbents with organic toxicants. Khimicheskaya promyshlennost segodnya [Chemical Industry Today] 7:51. (in Russian)
  • Khubutiya, M., B. Grafov, Mikhail Goldin, A. Davydov, V. Kolesnikov, and Mark Goldin (2011). Effective numbers of electrons as a criterion of carbon suitability as a hemosorbent. J. Electrochem. Sci. Eng. 1(1):27.
  • M. Khubutiya, A. Evseev, V. Kolesnikov, M. Goldin, A. Davydov, A. Volkov, and A. Stepanov. (2010). Measurements of platinum electrode potential in blood and blood plasma and serum. Russ J. Electrochem. 46(5):537. 
  • Goldin, Mikhail, V. Kolesnikov, M. Khubutiya, A. Volkov, G. Blanchard, A. Evseev, Mark Goldin (2008). Open circuit potential shifts of activated carbon in aqueous solutions during chemical and adsorption interactions. J. Appl. Electrochem. 38:1369.
  • Goldin, Mikhail, G. Blanchard, A. Volkov, M. Khubutiya, V. Kolesnikov, A. Evseev, Mark Goldin (2008). Activated carbon open circuit potential shifts in aqueous solutions. ECS Transactions 11(20):19
  • Goldin, Mark, A. Volkov, M. Khubutiya, V. Kolesnikov, G. Blanchard, A. Evseev, Mikhail Goldin, Yu. Teselkin, B. Davydov (2008). Redox potential measurement in aqueous solutions and biological media. ECS Transactions 11(21):39.
  • Goldin, Mark., A. Volkov, Y. Goldfarb and Mikhail Goldin (2006) Electrochemical aspects of hemosorption. Journal of Electrochemical Society 153(8):J91