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Christine Pastorek

Senior Instructor II
Director of Integrated Laboratory Program
Lead Chemistry Advisor
Department of Chemistry

Christine Pastorek

Senior Instructor II
Director of Integrated Laboratory Program
Lead Chemistry Advisor
Department of Chemistry

Background

Education

Ph.D. (1980) Oregon State University (J.C. Decius)

B.S. (1974) (ACS) University of San Francisco

Research

Chemical Education

Development of first-hand laboratory experiments for chemistry majors in the context of an Integrated Laboratory course environment using modern analytical and physical instrumentation: ICPAES, HPLC, FTIR, GCMS, and fluorescence. Emphasis on Writing Intensive Course objectives.

Photochemistry

Quantitative determination of photoreduction quantum efficiencies for aryl ketones.

Infrared Spectroscopy

Dipole Derivatives from single crystal reflection experiments

Awards

  • Milton Harris Faculty Teaching Award, 2004
  • Mortar Board, Top Prof, 2002
  • Olaf Boedtker Award for Excellence in Advising, 1999