Dr. Fenton Heirtzler

Ph.D. Organic Chemist in Central New Jersey

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 Dr. Fenton Heirtzler: Expertise & Professional Biography

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Expertise: 

 

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 KOPERNIKUS

Great colleagues

 

 MOLECULAR KIDS

Molecular kids

 

 

 

 

 

* Heteroaromatic synthesis

 

 

 

 

* Metallosupramolecular chemistry

 

 

 

* Materials chemistry 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests: 

 

 

 

 

 

* Liquid crystalline, dimeric coordination complexes.

 

 

 

 

* Frequency-doubling organic and metallosupramolecular materials.

 

 

 

* Bulk heterojunction OPV metallosupramolecular complexes.

 

 

 

* Exploratory synthesis of planar, macrocycylic heteroaromatics and their coordination complexes.

 

 

 

* Unidirectional, light-activated molecular motors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Experience -

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* C.V., publications list & research funding (updated December 2010) dwnld CV icon

 

 

 

 

* University courses taught (updated June 2010)dwnld teaching icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Relevance -

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* Resume & Career Statement (updated October 2009) dwnld resume icon

 

 

 

 

* Publications List (PDF copies of most articles available upon request) dwnld pub list icon

 

 

 

 

* Graphical Summary of Organic Reactions Performed dwnld rxn summary icon

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Biography:

2009-2010:

Guest Scientist, Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY/USA; Work area: chemical doping of semiconducting polymers. Advise undergraduates. Adjunct Professor and Guest Scientist, Rutgers University, Camden NJ/USA; Work area: synthesis of liquid crystalline and frequency doubling organic/inorganic materials.

2005-2007:

Research Associate, University of Alberta/Edmonton: (1) Design & synthesis of organic sulfides & sulfinilimes for sulfur-removing catalysts for use in sweetening of petroleum refining products. (2) Synthesis of lipophillic pyrimidine derivatives & other more elaborate heterocyclic compounds as components of tubular nanoscale structures. Assisted & advised junior colleagues. Presented results at internal meetings & progress reports. 1 publication.

2004-2005:

Research Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno: Design & synthesis of molecules containing multiple aromatic rings as the stator-base to a 3-fold unidirectional rotor. Assisted & advised junior colleagues. Presented results at internal meetings, external conferences & progress reports.

2003-2004:

Research Associate, University of California/Davis: Synthesized enzyme inhibitors for soluble epoxide hydrolase enzyme (carboxylic acid esters), prepared & tabulated basic spectroscopic characterization data of compounds for publication & reported results at internal presentations. 1 publication.

1999-2003:

Research Director & Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, University of Kent/UK:* Synthesis & coordination chemistry of novel nitrogen heteroaromatic compounds - i.e., quinoxaline-pyridine hybrids. Directed research of graduate students & undergraduates. Prepared funding proposals for UK scientific councils (2 were funded). 6 publications.

1995-1999:

Independent researcher, University of Basel/Switzerland: Synthesis & coordination chemistry of novel nitrogen heteroaromatic compounds - i.e., pyrazine-pyridine hybrids. Directed research of graduate students & undergraduates. Prepared funding proposals for submission to Swiss scientific councils (1 was funded). Presented research results in conferences & invited talks. 6 publications.

1993-1995:

Post-doctoral Researcher & Teaching Assistant, University of Basel/Switzerland: Synthesis of nitrogen heteroaromatics, i.e. oligopyridines & their helical coordination complexes with cuprous & argentous salts. 3 publications.

 

* Chemistry program closed in 2003

 

updated: Dec. 31, 2010