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 examines the influence of exposure to low-level concentrations of antibiotics on resistance levels in environmental bacteria.  This project is in collaboration with research groups from Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota and has a significant field-based component.  Another project is focused on understanding the environmental photochemical degradation of veterinary steroids; this work is being done together with researchers at the University of Iowa, the University of Nevada Reno, and Duke University.  Finally, students are studying the impacts of drinking water treatment, in particular ozonation, on macrolide antibiotics to determine if treatment results in potentially harmful byproducts.  

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

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 111 - 01 General Chemistry I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS LL18
CRN: 20020 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kristine H. Wammer This course, together with CHEM 112, provides a two- semester introduction to chemistry. Topics include atomic structure, molecular structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, states of matter, reaction types, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, intermolecular forces, and properties of the common elements and their ions in aqueous solution. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Math placement at 108 or above, and completion of CHEM 110 or placement at or above CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 111 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109 or 115.

Schedule Details

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CHEM 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 23063 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Kristine H. Wammer

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
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