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Aug 2014Jan 2015

Professor of Chemistry

Coastline Community College

Instructor for Organic Chemistry;  Introduction to Chemistry

Jan 2011Jun 2014

Chemistry Professor

Chabot College

Instructor for General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Chemistry for Health Science Majors.

Jan 2001Sep 2001


Applied Biosystems

Foster City, CA Organized product formulations for inclusion into chemical inventory database; maintenance of product MSDS information; researched new product synthesis processes for regulatory compliance.

Sep 1990Aug 2009


Menlo College

Professor of Chemistry and Physical Science

Dec 1986Aug 1990

Scientist, Contrast Media Laboratory

Contrast Media Laboratory, UCSF

Scientist, Synthesized and investigated novel gadolinium contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies.


Feb 1985Dec 1986


Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Studied Organoruthenium carbonyl catalysts for nitrogen base activation and modeling coal activation using electroactive catalysts.

Jun 1985

Ph.D. in chemistry

Northwestern University

Doctorate in organometallic chemistry; Thesis work concerned the synthesis and X-ray crystal structural analysis of precious metal – carbon bond lengths and their correspondence with hard/soft activities. (under the direction of James A. Ibers)

Jun 1980



Bachelor of Science in chemistry


Technical Expertise
UV/Vis, NMR, IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction. Inert atmosphere techniques.
Web Design and Presentation
web site development tools such as HTML and XML as well as graphic design software such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver.


Aug 1982Dec 1982

NATO Fellow  Research at CNRS Laboratory in Toulouse, France


         General Chemistry I & II                                               Organic Chemistry I & II

         General, Organic and Biological Chemistry for Allied Health Majors

          Introductory Chemistry                                               Environmental Science

          Chemistry for Non-Science Majors                           Introduction to Physical Science