Professor John D. Protasiewicz


Dr. John Protasiewicz

I grew up in Michigan, enjoying the outdoors when not studying.  I obtained my undergraduate chemistry from Michigan Technological University.  Afterwards, I obtained my PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Cornell University studying with Professor Klaus Theopold.  Afterwards I did postdoctoral work with Professor Stephen J. Lippard at MIT.  I then began a faculty position in the Chemistry Department at Case Western Reserve University and since then have been having fun making all sorts of compounds ranging in nature from inorganic, organic, main group, and materials chemistry. 

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B.S. Chemistry 1985  Michigan Technological University (UG research advisor Professor G. David Mendenhall)

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry 1990  Cornell University (advisor Professor Klaus H. Theopold)

Postdoc 1990-1993  MIT (postdoc mentor Professor Stephen J. Lippard)

Professor of Chemistry 2004-   CWRU

Hurlbut Professor of Chemistry 2004-   CWRU

Sabbatical 2004   Oxford University (host Professor Philip Mountford)

Visiting Professor Spring 2007  MIT

Professor of Macromolecular Sciences & Engineering 2009-   CWRU

Chair of Chemistry 2017-

Associate Chair of Chemistry 2009-2017

ACS Fellow 2013

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry 2014

Secretary for the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010-1025

Chair-elect (2016) & Chair (2017), ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry