Michael M. Goldin, Ph.D.

Michael Goldin

Director of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: Science Hall 249
Phone: 434-582-2210
E-mail: 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
  • CHEM 471 Inorganic Chemistry

Professional Memberships


Dr. Mike Goldin serves as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Director of Chemistry in the Department of Biology & Chemistry. Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Goldin 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. He and his wife Lisa were blessed to welcome their firstborn son Daniel into the world in 2014. 

Publications (books)

  • M. Goldin (Ed.). Experiments for "Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry" Laboratory Manual, 6th ed., Academx (Virginia Beach, VA) 2014. ISBN 978-1-60036-829-5
  • M. Goldin. Chemistry for Nursing Professionals - CHEM 108 Course Notebook. Academx (Virginia Beach, VA) 2012. ISBN 978-1-60036-543-0

Publications (peer-reviewed articles)

  • 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