Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor

Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer

Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Building: 
Kettering Science Building
Office Number: 
419
Phone: 
419.289.5281

Bio

  • Joined Ashland University in 1989 and teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization
  • Has mentored more than 50 undergraduate students in research projects
  • Research interests include the development of methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, and the contamination of consumer products with heavy metals such as lead and cadmium
  • Research in chemical ecology has been funded by the National Science Foundation
  • Research with students and colleagues on lead contamination of consumer products has resulted in at least 14 recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission involving more than 1.5 million children’s items, and has been cited in a congressional resolution seeking a ban on U.S. export of electronic waste

Education

The University of South Florida, Ph.D. in Biology, 1987
Louisiana State University, M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, 1991
The Ohio State University, M.S. in Agronomy, 1983
Ashland University, B.S. in Chemistry, 1979

I work in...

At Ashland University, our programs in chemistry, biochemistry, geology and physics emphasize close faculty/student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment.  Our majors have the opportunity to work side by side with experts in the laboratory and the field... Read More

Events

Nov
17
Music and computer science major Eric Watts (Ontario) will present...Read more
Nov
26
Brush off that saxophone, or warm-up those vocal chords and...Read more
Nov
28
Tickets for the 43rd Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale...Read more
Dec
1
The local holiday favorite TubaChristmas returns to Ashland University's Hugo...Read more
Dec
3
The Ashland University Percussion Ensemble presents their end-of-the-semester recital. Free...Read more