Jeffrey Weidenhamer

Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Ph.D.

Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

419 Kettering Science Center
Area of Specialty
Methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, contamination of consumer products with heavy metals such as lead and cadmium
  • Joined Ashland University in 1989
  • Teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses, including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization
  • Mentored more than 50 undergraduate students in research projects
  • Research in chemical ecology has been funded by the National Science Foundation
  • Research on lead contamination of consumer products resulted in 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
  • Ph.D. in Biology – The University of South Florida
  • M.A. in Analytical Chemistry – Louisiana State University
  • M.S. in Agronomy – The Ohio State University
  • B.S. in Chemistry – Ashland University