Jack Norton
Department of Chemistry

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Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. John Evans — Professor of Chemistry, University of Southampton, England

Dr. Erik Pedersen — The Dow Chemical Company, South Charleston, West Virginia

Dr. Alan J. Pribula — Professor of Chemistry, Towson State University, Towson, Maryland

Dr. Agapios Agapiou —ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas

Dr. John Kelland — ICI Plastics Division, Welwyn Garden City, England; now ICI Chemicals and Polymers, Wilton, England

Dr. Bruno Longato —Professor of Chemistry, University of Padova, Italy

Dr. Christine Headford — Staff, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Susan Kegley — originally faculty at Middlebury, Williams; instructor, UC, Berkeley; now senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA), and Principle and CEO, Pesticide Research Institute, Berkeley, California

Dr. Eric Moore — was at BP/AMOCO, now Research Associate at Ineos Technologies, Naperville, Illinois,

Dr. Morris Bullock — was with the Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, NY; now at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington

Dr. Kurt Birdwhistell — originally Inmont (part of United Technologies which is owned by BASF), Detroit; now Professor, Department of Chemistry, Loyola University, New Orleans

Dr. Rolf Weberg —DuPont Surfaces Research & Development, Buffalo, New York

Dr. D. Rick Sidler — Project Chemist, Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey

Dr. Tim Lubben —Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa

Dr. David C. Eisenberg — was at Albemarle (formerly Ethyl Corporation), then BP/AMOCO, now with Stepan Corporation, Northfield, Illinois

Dr. Jonathan Filley — was Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Dr. Karl Plößl — senior staff member, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Wolfgang Fischer — BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dr. Christophe Lawrie — Chevron Chemical Company, Houston, Texas

Dr. Mikhail Rodkin — was at Solutia, Inc., Gonzalez, FL and then ASEC Manufacturing, Tulsa, OK; now Vice President, Environmental Catalysis Research with responsibility for the Chemicals, Polymerization & Refining Catalysis Research Unit, BASF, Iselin, New Jersey

Dr. Paul Wagenknecht — originally Associate Professor, San Jose State University, CA, now Professor at Furman University, South Carolina

Dr. Kurt Kramarz — originally at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, then Sunoco Chemicals, Pittsburgh, PA; now at BASF, Pasadena, Texas

Dr. David Ramage — Dupont Dow Elastomers L.L.C., Freeport, Texas

Dr. Tim Patten –Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California

Dr. Frank Rix — ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas     

Dr. Curt Czerwinski — originally Professional Lecturer, University of Wyoming; now at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Wisconsin     

Dr. Philipp Stößel — originally at Institüt für Neue Materialien, Saarbrucken; now at Covion, Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Sandra Koch –– Hoechst Roussel Vet GmbH Research Pharmaceuticals, Vienna

Dr. C. Jeff Harlan —Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

Dr. Jianxin Chen — Cetek Co., Marlborough, California

Dr. Jon Penney – originally at Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, Mountain View, CA and DSM Pharmaceuticals, Greenville NC then Pharmacore, High Point, NC; now with Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee 

Dr. Brian Frost —Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Dr. Masanori Iimura —Professor of Chemistry, Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin

Dr. Deborah Smith — Johnson & Johnson, San Diego, California

Graduate Students

Dr. Timothy F. Murray — President, OFS Specialty Photonics Division, Avon, Connecticut

Dr. Karin J. Karel — Central Research, Du Pont Experimental Station, Wilmington, Delaware

Dr. Stanley J. Okrasinski — originally Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska; now with Eastman Chemical, Kingsport, Tennessee.

Dr. Willie Carter — was at Colgate-Palmolive, New Brunswick, NJ, then at Bloch Drugs, Jersey City, NJ; now Director, Research & Development, Royal Purple, Porter, Texas

Dr. Leonard A. Zyzyck — originally with American Can, then United Technologies, then Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, New Jersey; now retired

Dr. Richard F. Jordan — originally at Washington State University, then University of Iowa; now Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Edward G. Samsel — originally at EG&G Idaho Inc.; now at Albemarle (formerly Ethyl Corporation), Baton Rouge, Lousiana

Dr. Robin T. Edidin — elementary teacher, Bradenton, Florida

Dr. Keith Motyl — North American Rockwell, Rocky Flats (Boulder), Colorado

Dr. Laurie Castonguay — was with Merck Corporation, then Myogen, Lafayette, CO, now Principal Scientist, Gilead Colorado, Inc., Westminster, CO

Dr. Keith Warner — originally faculty, US Naval Academy; now at Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina

Dr. Stephen Matchett — originally at Nalco, Naperville, Illinois; now faculty, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Dr. Jeffrey M. Sullivan — was with Boulder Scientific, now with the Shepherd Chemical Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Robert T. Hembre — was Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska; now with Eastman Chemical, Kingport, Tennessee

Dr. Bruce Martin — originally at International Paper, Mobile, Alabama; then with WESTVACO Chemical Division, DeRidder, LA; now faculty, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Arizona

Dr. Anne E. Moody —Professor, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

Dr. Bruce Bender —was with Catalytica, Mt. View, CA; then at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA and at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP; now Scientific Advisor for Pillsbury Winthrop, LLC, San Diego, California

Dr. S. Sóley Kristjánsdóttir — Central Research, Du Pont Experimental Station, Wilmington, Delaware

Dr. Dawn Wiser — was with Exxon Chemical Company, Baytown, TX; now Professor, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois

Dr. David Morita — Boulder Scientific Mead, Colorado

Dr. Nikolaos Spetseris — was postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; then at Sarantis, Athens, Greece, now at Ministry of Economy and Finances, General Chemical State Laboratory, Athens, Greece

Dr. Daniel Gately — Boulder Scientific, Mead, Colorado

Dr. Noelle Umback — Forensic DNA Analyst, Medical Examiner’s Office, New York, New York

Dr. Yi Han — was postdoc at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Dr. Jon Tunge —Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Dr. Graham Abramo — was postdoc at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, then at Rohm & Haas, PA, now at ATK Space Systems and Sensors, Clearfield, Utah

Dr. Matthew Magee — Global Systems Tech Inc., Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Dr. Elizabeth Papish — originally Assistant Professor, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD; now Professor of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Hairong Guan — was postdoc with Charles P. Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; now Professor of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Lihao Tang — was with the Dow Chemical Company, Piscataway, NJ; now at Honeywell International, Morristown, New Jersey

Dr. Divya Kumar — was postdoc with Michael Toney, UC-Davis, Davis, California

Dr. Robert Petros — was postdoc with Joseph DeSimone, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; now Professor of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 

Dr. Sarah Cummings — was postdoc with Matthew Sigman, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; now Lecturer and Organic Chemistry Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Dr. Jongwook Choi — Postdoc with Alan Goldman, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

Dr. Anthony Shaw — was postdoc with Mats Tilset, University of Oslo, Norway; now Chemist, Pyrotechnics Research, Development, & Pilot Plant, Armaments Research, Development, & Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

Dr. Mary Pulling — Consultant, Boston Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

Dr. James Camara — Postdoc with Thomas B. Rauchfuss, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Dr. Kathleen Kristian — was postdoc with Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University Ames, IA, now Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY