Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1980 B.S. - Sioux Falls College,1969 Ph.D.- University of Minnesota, 1981 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 320-363-5482Official disclaimer
I received my undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1969 and took a position with 3M Company (St. Paul) in product development for their Adhesives, Coatings and Sealers Division. As a product development chemist, I worked mostly in their automotive OEM and aftermarket group, developing adhesives for bonding vinyl trim to automobile interiors. After four years in product development, I left 3M and took a position teaching chemistry at a small junior college in Iowa. My experience teaching convinced me that I wanted to stay in the teaching profession so I continued my education by going back to graduate school. I came to Saint John's University in 1980, after completing my PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Minnesota.
Growing up in Northern Idaho I think that my interest in environmental issues was piqued by the mountains, rivers and lakes. The region I grew up in was in the mining district of the Idaho Panhandle and noted for the negative environmental impact the Bunker-Hill Sullivan Mining Company had on that region. For this reason, most of my research efforts have been in the area of environmental analysis; air-sampling, surface water sampling, water nutrients, etc. All of these research projects involve students in the collection, analysis and reporting of results.
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Michael R. Ross
Chemistry Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
St. Joseph, MN 56374
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