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Faculty: Dr. Roger DeKock

roger dekockRoger DeKock, Ph.D.
Professor

Email: dekock@calvin.edu
Office: North Hall 262
Phone: (616) 526- 6344
Fax: (616) 526- 6501

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Education

  • B.A. Calvin College, 1965
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, Inorganic Chemistry, 1970.

Thesis: Molecular Orbital Calculations for Transition Metal Complexes Containing Pi-Acceptor Ligands
Advisor: Professor Richard F. Fenske

Professional History

  • Calvin College, 1976-present, Professor of Chemistry
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2003-2004, Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 1992-1994, Head of Department, Department of Chemistry
  • Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1988 Summer,
    NATO Research Award, Department of Chemistry
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1986-1987, Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1985 Summer, Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry
  • Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1982-83, Fulbright Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1979-1982 Summers, Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1972-1976, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 1970-1972, Imperial Chemical Industries Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1969-1970, Postdoctoral Research, Department of Chemistry

Courses

  • Chem 103 & 103L: General Chemistry I & General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Chem 103R: General Chemistry Recitation

Research Interests

In our research we investigate the structures and relative energies of organometallic complexes that have different placement of hydrogen atoms. In particular we are interested in heterobimetallic complexes (Rh, Os) wherein the hydrogen atom migrates from a metal atom to a bridging methylene ligand. This is part of a larger project that investigates C-H bond activation.

Minors

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry

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