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Brent Speetzen

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General chemistry lab instructor Brent Speetzen manages the department stockroom. What motivates him he said, is seeing students digest and subsequently apply complex concepts in the lab. His chemistry master’s thesis was “Utilizing a Thermodynamic Cycle to Find the C-HBond Dissociation Energy of Ferrocene and Its Implications in the Ionic vs. Covalent Bonding in Metallocenes.”

PUBLICATIONS

Speetzen, B., & Kass, S. R. (2019). “Ferrocene Acidity and C-H Bond Dissociation Energy via Experiment and Theory #.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 123(28), 6016-6021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.9b04382

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

Laboratory Instructor, General and Organic Chemistry
Chemistry/Biology Stockroom Manager
Program Support Specialist Laboratory Manager I

Office:
CBB 223C
Phone:
715-346-3759

Education

M.S. - Physical Organic Chemistry
University of Minnesota- Minneapolis

B.S. - Chemistry
Elmhurst College

Courses