Chemistry / Biochemistry
Contact
Department Chair:
Rebecca Whelan

Administrative Assistant:
Rachel Wysocki

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8300
Fax: (440) 775-6682

Location:
Science Center A263
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:00-noon | 1:00-4:30pm

History

History

Much of the history of our faculty, alumni, facilities and instruments has been chronicled in the Department's Annual Reports over the past two decades. Those histories are available to you upon request. The year of the article's appearance in the Annual Report is given in parenthesis below.


CURRENT FACULTY:

Jason M. Belitsky (2005-present)
Matthew J. Elrod (2001-present)
Albert R. Matlin (1984-present)
Manish A. Mehta (1997-present)
Michael W. Nee (1983-present)
Catherine M. Oertel (2006-present)
Lisa M. Ryno (2014-present)
Robert Q. Thompson (1982-present)
Rebecca J.Whelan (2004-present)

EMERITI:

Martin N. Ackermann (1966-2006)
Terry S. Carlton (1963-2001)
Norman C. Craig (1957-2000)
William H. Fuchsman (1970-2012)
Peter Hawkins d.2009 (1952-1984)
William B. Renfrow d.2010 (1945-1978)
Richard C. Schoonmaker (1960-1993)

PAST FACULTY:

Jesse Rowsell (2009-d2015)
Sarah L. Stoll (1993-2003)
Leverett R. Smith (1978-81)
James E. George (1963-1966)
Carl W. Kammeyer (1956-1959)
Barbara H. Bunce McGill (1951-1964)
J. Arthur Campbell (1945-1956)
Werner H. Bromund (1937-1975)
Wendell S. Niederhauser ARTICLE ~ PATENT (1929-1930)
Luke E. Steiner (1928-1966)
Edna H. Shaver (1922-1925)
Alfred P. Lothrop (1921-1934)
Edwin H. Cox (1917-1921)
Harry N. Holmes (1914-1945)
James C. McCullough (1907-08)
William H. Chapin (1906-11)
Thomas M. Taylor (1901-1906)
Frank F. Jewett (1880-1912)
William K. Kedzie (1878-80)
James Dascomb (1834-78)

 


ALUMNI HISTORY 

Alumni Magazine Article

Charles Martin Hall

Oberlin Heritage Center

Charles Martin Hall article

Oberlin College Archives 

Charles Martin Hall, Alumni Magazine

Charles Martin Hall Honored

Charles Martin Hall Discovery Honored

More distinguished Oberlin Alum

INSTRUMENTATION

Vibrational spectroscopy (1987)
UV-Vis spectroscopy (1990)
Computer graphics (1991)
Column chromatography (1992)
X-ray diffraction (1997)
Raman spectroscopy (1999)
Thermal analysis (2000)
NMR spectroscopy (1986, 2001)
Fluorometry (2004)
Beckman instruments (2004

 

CHEMISTRY FACILITIES HISTORY

Cabinet Hall
Severance Chemical Laboratory [opened in 1901]
Kettering Hall [opened in 1961]
Oberlin Science Center [opened in 2001


FEATURED PAST ARTICLES

RESEARCH YOU CAN NOT RESIST, RYNO

TOP OF THEIR FIELD, GOLDWATER

ORANGE IS THE NEW LEARNING TOOL

MORELY MEDAL TO DR. CRAIG

MEHTA TEACHER SCHOLAR AWARD

BELITSKY, ALUMNI MAGAZINE

WHELAN, DIAGNOSING OVARIAN CANCER

THOMPSON, LAB MURDER TRIAL

WHELAN/GARVIN LAB RESEARCH

CHEMWEEK

DAVID OERTEL

NANNETTE LACUESTA

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM EXHIBIT

HEATS UP THE LAB

NORM CRAIG

MEHTA ACHEIVEMENT GRANT

BELITSKY UCLA PROJECT

WHELAN, PROTEINS

SCIENCES AT OBERLIN

SPECTROMETER

SCIENCE CENTER TIMELINE

SCIENCE CENTER TOUR

SUPER COMPUTER

SUPER SUPPORT

CULTURE OF SCIENCE

MENTORING

WERNER BROMUND