Meet the Faculty
Joseph "Joe" Fritsch
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Program Coordinator
- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2006
- B.S., Chemistry, Hope College, 1997
- 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)
- 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
- Chemical education
- Homopolymers and copolymers that are biodegradable plastics
- Synthesis of new inorganic complexes to act as polymerization catalysts
- 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.