Kristine H Wammer portrait

Kristine H Wammer

Associate Professor
Degree
B.A. St. Olaf College
Ph.D. Princeton University
Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Minnesota
Office
OWS 457
Phone
(651) 962-5574
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5574
Fax
2-5209
Mail
OSS 402

Professional Interests

Kris Wammer is interested in the chemical and microbiological processes that affect the fate of organic contaminants in the environment.  Students in the Wammer lab are currently involved in several projects, all of which study potential impacts of biologically active organic compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, in natural waters. One current project is focused on understanding the environmental photochemical degradation of steroids; this work is being done together with researchers at the University of Iowa, the University of Nevada Reno, and Duke University. A second project, a collaboration with researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, examines the role dissolved organic matter plays in the photolysis of pesticides and pharmaceuticals in the St. Louis River. Finally, students are studying polycyclic musks, which are used as fragrances in many consumer products.  In particular, we are studying the potential for UV disinfection to remove these molecules from municipal wastewater and their potential impacts on aquatic organisms. This project involves collaborators from Gustavus Adolphus College, University of Minnesota Crookston, and St. Thomas.

If you are interested in joining the research group, contact Dr. Wammer.

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 115 - 71 (Honors) Accel.Gen.Chem./ Lab - - W - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 479
CRN: 40355 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kristine H. Wammer A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 115 - 72 (Honors) Accel.Gen.Chem./ Lab - - - R - - - 0730 - 1130 OWS 479
CRN: 40356 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kristine H. Wammer A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.

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CHEM 491 - I1 Individual Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43589 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kristine H. Wammer

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Spring 2017 Courses

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