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Faculty: Dr. Ronald Blankespoor

ron blankespoorRonald Blankespoor, Ph.D.
Professor

Email: blan@calvin.edu
Office: DeVries Hall 318
Phone: (616) 526-6174
Fax: (616) 526-6501

Weekly Schedule
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Publications

Education

  • B.A. Dordt College, 1968
  • Ph.D. Iowa State University, 1971
    Thesis: "Cyclic Unsaturated Semidiones and Ketyls"
    Advisor: Professor Glen A. Russell

Professional History

  • Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 1977-present
  • Chair of the Department, Calvin College, 1992-1995, 2003-2006
  • Brummel Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 2006-present
  • Research Associate, Centre Nationale de la Recherche, University of Paris, 2001
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of Paris, 2000
  • Research Associate, Centre Nationale de la Recherche, Aubiere, France, 1991-1992
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1988
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1983-1984
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1980, 1982
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, 1973-1977
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1971-1973

Courses

  • Chem 103 & 103L: General Chemistry I & General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Chem 104 & 104L: General Chemistry II & General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Chem 253 & 253L: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I & Laboratory
  • Chem 262 & 262L: Organic Chemistry II & Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • IDIS 191 & 191L: Introductory Meteorology Lecture & Laboratory
  • Interim: Be Fit For Life: Bike Australia

Research Interests

Highly Enantioselective and Regioselective Substitution Reactions Using Chiral Rhodium Catalysts.

Minors

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry

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