Monday, March 23, 2009

Dr. Patrick G. Hatcher

Dr. Patrick G. Hatcher

Batten Endowed Chair in Physical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty Director of the College of Sciences Major Instrumentation Center, Executive Director of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium


Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Maryland, 1980
M.S in Marine Chemistry, University Miami, 1974 Chemistry, N C State University, 1970

Research Interests:

The Hatcher Group's research is in the area of environmental chemistry and geochemistry, emphasizing the origin and chemical transformations of plant-derived biopolymers in natural systems such as soils, peats, marine sediments, and oceanic waters. Other interests include the studies of the interaction of organic contaminants with natural organic matter in soils, sediments, and natural waters; The studies of the sequestration of nitrogen in the environment; Defining the origin, nature, and reactivity of black carbon (soot, charcoal, etc.) in the environment; and conversion of algae biomass to biodiesel.

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Office: Physical Sciences Building Room 3100-C
Laboratory: Physical Sciences Building Room 3103A & 3103E

Contact Information:

Dr. Patrick G. Hatcher
Old Dominion University
Physical Sciences Building
4402 Elkhorn Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23529

Office phone: 757-683-6537
Laboratory phone: 757-683-4807
Fax number: 757-683-5310


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