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Meet the Faculty

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Joseph "Joe" Fritsch

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Program Coordinator

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 108
Phone: (310) 506-6705
E-mail: joseph.fritsch@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • B.S., Chemistry, Hope College, 1997
Courses:
  • General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 120 and CHEM 121)
  • General Chemistry I and II Lab (CHEM 120L and CHEM 121L)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 390)
  • Inorganic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 390L)
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • American Chemical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mead Foundation Research Grant (2016-2018)
  • Waves of Innovation Grant (2014-2016)
  • Cottrell College Science Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2010-2012)
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Predoctoral Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship
Academic Interests:
  • Chemical education
  • Homopolymers and copolymers that are biodegradable plastics
  • Synthesis of new inorganic complexes to act as polymerization catalysts
Selected Works:
  • Gerling, K.A.*, Rezayee, N.m.*, Rheingold, A.L., Green D.B., Fritsch, J.M. "Synthesis and Structures of Bis-Ligated Zinc Complexes that Initiate L-lactide Ring Opening Polymerization." Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43 (43), 16498-16508.
  • Schmitz, L.A.*, Gerling, K.A.*, Fritsch, J.M., Green, D.B. "Combining FTIR and the Vernier Gas Chromatograph for the Analysis of a Binary Mixture." Chemical Educator, 2014 (19), 1-4.
  • Rezayee, N.M*, Gerling, K.A.*, Rheingold, A.L., Fritsch, J.M. "Synthesis and Structures of Tridentate Ketominate Zinc Complexes Bearing Trifluoromethyl Substituents that Act as L-lactide Ring Opening Polymerization Initiators." Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42 (15), 5573-5586.
  • Roberts, C.C.*, Barnett, B.R.*, Green D.B., Fritsch, J.M. "Synthesis and Structures of Tridentate Ketominate Zinc Complexes that Act as L-lactide Ring Opening Polymerization Catalysts." Organometallics, 2012, 3(11), 4133-4141.
  • Barnett, B.R.*, Evans, A.L.*, Roberts, C.C.*, Fritsch, J.M. "Batch Reactor Kinetic Studies on the Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethylenes by Tetrakis (4-Sulfonatophenyl) Porphyrin Cobalt" Chemosphere, 2011, 82, 592-596.
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