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John C. Fetzer

Consulting in chromatographic and molecular spectroscopic (UV, fluorescence, IR, MS) analysis, the chemistry and composition of petroleum and its refined product, the analysis and chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and career development for scientists and engineers
Certificate # 945
Fetzpahs Consulting
P O Box 942
Pinole, CA 94564
Phone #: 510-724-8629
Fax #: 510-724-0956

Previous Experience:

Currently an independent consultant in the San Francisco bay area of California, I was employed for 21 years at the corporate research center of Chevron Corporation in Richmond, specializing in using analysis to solve process and product problems and to aid in new product development.


Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1980. B.S. Chemistry, University of Arkansas, 1976

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society. Society for Applied Spectroscopy International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds HONORS National Merit Scholar, 1972 Outstanding freshman, junior, and senior chemistry major, University of Arkansas, 1972-1976 Henry C. Richmond Fellowship, University of Georgia, 1976-1980 Marquis’ Who’s Who in the West, 1993 Who’s Who in California, 1995 Marquis’ Who’s Who in Science and Technology, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2005 American Men and Women of Science, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 Marquis’ Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2006 Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2000- present 2005 recipient of the Erich Clar Award for outstanding research from the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds

Publications & Patents:

PATENTS J. C. Fetzer and D. G. Lammel, “Hydrocracking Process With Polynuclear Aromatic Dimer Foulant Adsorption”, U. S. Patent 5,190,633, March 2, 1993 J. C. Fetzer, “Process For Purifying Waste Water Streams by Inclusion Complexation of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons”, U. S. Patent 5,190,663, March 2, 1993 J. C. Fetzer, J. M. Rosenbaum, R. W. Bachtel, D. R. Cash, and D. G. Lammel, “Hydrocracking Process With Polycyclic Aromatic Dimer Removal”, U. S. Patent 5,232,577, August 3, 1993 PUBLICATIONS Over 120 peer reviewed research publications, 7 review articles, and over 50 articles for the column “Building a Professional Career” for the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. BOOKS: “The Chemistry and Analysis of the Large Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, J. C. Fetzer, John Wiley and Sons, New York, p. 1-288 (2000), ISBN: 0-471-36354-5 “Career Management for Chemists – A Guide to Success in a Chemistry Career”, John C. Fetzer, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, p. 1-266 (2004) ISBN: 3-540-20899-2 BOOK CHAPTERS:. “Correlations Between the Spatial Configuration and Behavior of Large Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons”, J. C. Fetzer, 309 331 (Chapter 18) in Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, L. Ebert (ed.), Vol. 217, Adv. Chem. (N. Y.), American Chemical Society (1988) “Gas and Liquid Chromatographic Techniques”, J. C. Fetzer, in Chemical Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, T. Vo Dinh (ed.), J. Wiley and Sons, p. 59 109 (1989) “The Preparative Separation of Fullerenes”, J. C. Fetzer, in Separation of Fullerenes by Liquid Chromatography, K. Jinno, ed., Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, United Kingdom, p. 25-48 (1999) “Hyphenated Techniques”, J. C. Fetzer, in “Handbook of Spectroscopy”, T. Vo-Dinh and G. Gauglitz, eds., Wiley-VCH, p. 381-435 (2003) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Combustion”, J, C, Fetzer, in volume 2 of “Handbook of Combustion”, volume 16, M. Lackner, F. Winter, and A. K. Agarwaleds., p. 425-438 Wiley-VCH, (2010) ISBN 978-3-527-32449-1