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Derk Wierda, Ph.D.

1990 - 1992 - Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. NSF Postdoctoral Research Associate.
1990 - Ph.D. Harvard University.
1986 - M.A. Harvard University.
1984 - B.S. summa cum laude. Loyola College. Chemistry.

I teach introductory non-major and major course as well as courses related to characterization, analysis, and inorganic systems. In addition I teach about applications of science and chemistry to forensic applications.

As an inorganic chemist I am interested in the roles that metals play in various processes, especially those that impact people and society. I concentrate on questions related to the structure, function and reactivity of model systems.

Currently students in my lab are working on studying systems related to the elimination of CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) in the environment, and model compounds that mimic Nitrogenase (the enzyme responsible for nitrogen fixation in the environment).

Students interested in more information should contact me or consult my research page.

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Prof. Derk Wierda

Derk Wierda
Department of Chemistry
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7148

1101 Goulet Science Center