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Faculty/Staff Name

First Name
Dean
Middle Initial
A.
Last Name
Waldow
Faculty / Staff Rank or Title
Professor (on sabbatical 2012-2013)
HIghest Degree
Ph.D.
Faculty / Staff Status
Current_faculty

Faculty / Staff Interests

Teaching Interests

Classes, current and past:

  • CHEM 115 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 116 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 341 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 343 - Physical Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM 342 - Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 344 - Physical Chemistry Lab II
  • CHEM 410 - Intro to Research
  • CHEM 420 - Instrumental Analysis (also the previous version: CHEM 435)
  • CHEM 456 - Polymers and Biopolymers
  • CHEM 499 - Capstone: Seminar (also previous versions: CHEM 460 and CHEM 490)
Research and Professional Interests

Professional Interests:

  • Polymer and copolymer synthesis via anionic, ROMP, and controlled radical techniques
  • Applications of polymers and copolymers to lithium-ion battery membranes and other electrolyte membrane needs.
  • Statics and kinetics of phase separation in multi-component polymer blends using
    • light scattering
    • optical and atomic force microscopy
    • neutron scattering
    • Monte Carlo techniques
  • Polymer/structure relationships studied via spin-lattice relaxation measurements of local segmental dynamics in polymers
  • Promoting the teaching and learning of research in an undergraduate setting via
    • incorporation of research activities in traditional courses
    • development of Internet resources for undergraduate research
    • an active and externally funded local undergraduate research program
  • Incorporation of information technology in lecture and laboratory settings

Contact Info

Room
243
Faculty / Staff Web URL
http://www.chem.plu.edu/waldow/
Phone
253-535-7533
Fax Number
253-536-5055

Education

Related Information: (e.g., post doc or other)

NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Award 1989-1991

Undergraduate Degree
Augustana College, B.A., 1984, chemistry (ACS certified ), math, and physics majors
Graduate Degree
University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., 1989

History

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