Michael T. Wentzel

Assistant Professor

Education

  • B.S., Creighton University, Chemistry and Philosophy, 2005
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Organic Chemistry, 2011

Research Interests

  • Development of new synthetic methods and reagents particularly with transition metals.
  • Synthesis of biologically active natural products and exploring the applications at the interface of chemistry and biology.
  • Developing industrial partnerships to collaborate on ongoing projects with organic chemistry questions.
  • Developing collaborations both nationally and internationally on organic chemistry projects.

Teaching Interests

  • Developing an interactive approach to teaching organic chemistry with the use of peer-led interactive discussion groups to allow for greater material retention.
  • Mentoring undergraduate majors in preparation for graduate school and professional schools in both a laboratory and classroom setting.
  • Developing upper-level laboratory and classroom courses focusing on group work and advanced instrumentation techniques aimed at preparing majors for careers in all chemical fields.

Michael T. Wentzel

Assistant Professor

Science Hall 307
CB 122
612-330-1129
wentzelm@augsburg.edu
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