Dr. JOHN C. FETZER

Dr. Fetzer offers over 20 years of expertise in Analytical Chemistry, focusing on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Petroleum and its Products, Chromatography, and UV and Fluorescence Spectroscopy. He offers Analytical Chemistry Consulting Services and Scientific Career Development Consulting services to companies, organizations, and individuals. Dr. Fetzer has over a decade of experience as a supervisor, team leader, trainer, and coach. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 2 books, and 8 book chapters.

Dr. Fetzer is an American Chemical Society tour speaker, who has participated in over twenty invited lectures at conferences, universities, and government laboratories. His presentation topics have included speaking well, writing an effective manuscript, creative thinking, ethics in science, teamwork, changing career paths, balancing career and personal needs, and many more.



Experienced Analytical Chemistry Consultant
  • 1976, University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honors
  • 1980, University of Georgia, Doctorate of Philosophy in Analytical Chemistry, Dr. Lockhart B. Rogers as research advisor
  • Chevron Research Company 1980 – 2001
  • Fetzpahs Consulting 2002 to the present time
  • Contracting Scientist to Shell Chemical Company 2005 and to Neosil 2007
  • American Chemical Society
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Committee E-13 on molecular spectroscopy, 1995-2001
  • International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds secretary, 1997-2000, president, 2000-2002
  • Chemical Consultants Network
  • The Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Patents


  • Connector.Connector.

    August 3, 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

  • Connector.Connector.

    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

  • Connector.Connector.

    March 2, 1993

    J. C. Fetzer and D. G. Lammel, “Hydrocracking Process With Polynuclear Aromatic Dimer Foulant Adsorption”, U. S. Patent 5,190,633, March 2, 1993


  • National Merit Scholar, 1972
  • Outstanding freshman, junior, and senior chemistry major, University of Arkansas, 1972-1976
  • 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
  • Henry C. Richmond Fellowship University of Georgia 1976 to 1980
  • Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data, Contra Costa Community College, San Pablo, California, Fall Semester, 1994
  • Short Course on the Chemistry and Analysis of the Large Poly-cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, at the 17th International Symposium on Poly-cyclic Aromatic Compounds, Bordeaux, France, October 1999
  • Short Course on Nomenclature of the Poly-cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons at the 20th International Symposium on Poly-cyclic Aromatic Compounds, Toronto, Canada, September 2005
  • A variety of over 40 short courses for Haward Technologies Middle East or Petrolabs, LLC, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, held in the UAE, in Qatar, in Oman, in Kuwait, or in Saudi Arabia 2008-Present
  • Additionally, Training Courses in Quality Principles, Project Management, Running Effective Meetings, Customer Focus, and the Principles of Chemical Analysis, Chromatography, and Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Trainer Within Chevron Research and Technology Company, 1991-2001
  • Journal of Chromatography, editorial advisory board 1989-1993
  • Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry, editorial advisory board 1999-2001
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2002- 2010; topical editor for the column “Building a Professional Career”/ “ABCs of Education and Professional Development in Analytical Science”, 2007- present
  • Analytical Chemistry, A-Page advisory board, 2000-2002
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, topical editor for analytical chemistry, 2000-present
  • Selection Jury, ACS Chromatography award, 1999-2004
  • Selection Jury, ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Instrumentation Award, 1997-1999
  • American Chemical Society tour speaker, 2004 – present
  • National Science Foundation, Panelist 2010 – present
  • Current Chromatography – editorial advisory board 2016-present
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Northern California section, 1991
  • Dept. of Chemistry, San Jose State University, 1993
  • Dept. of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, 1993
  • Dept. of Chemistry, San Francisco State University, 1994
  • Pittsburgh Conference, New Orleans, 1995
  • Plenary speaker, 16th International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Charlotte, NC, 1997
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1999
  • Dept. of Chemistry, University of Arkansas – Distinguished Alumni Speaker, 1999
  • Dept. of Chemistry, The University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2002
  • Dept. of Chemistry, San Jose State University, 2003
  • National Institutes for Standards and Technology, 2003, 2007
  • New England Section of the American Chemical Society, 2005
  • Plenary speaker, 20th International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Toronto, Canada, 2005
  • Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • Dept. of Chemistry, University of Louisiana – Monroe, 2006
  • Central Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society, 2006
  • East Texas section of the American Chemical Society, 2006
  • Northern California Section of the American Chemical Society, 2006
  • Dept. of Chemistry, George Mason University, 2007
  • The Carnegie Institute, 2007
  • Keynote speaker, Labtech 2008, Manama, Bahrain, October 2008
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, 2009
  • Sierra Nevada section of the American Chemical Society, 2009
  • American Chemical Society, National meeting, San Francisco CA, March 2010
  • Dept. of Chemistry, San Jose State University, 2011
8. “Hyphenated Techniques”, J. C. Fetzer, in “Handbook of Spectroscopy”, 2nd ed., G. Gauglitz, D. Moore, eds., Wiley-VCH p. 1645-1677 (2014) ISBN 978-3-527-32150-6

7. “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Combustion”, J, C, Fetzer, in volume 2 of “Handbook of Combustion”, volume 16, M. Lackner, F. Winter, and A. K. Agarwal eds., p. 425-438 Wiley-VCH, (2010) ISBN 978-3-527-32449-1

6. “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

5.“Hyphenated Techniques”, J. C. Fetzer, in “Handbook of Spectroscopy”, T. Vo-Dinh and G. Gauglitz, eds., Wiley-VCH, p. 381-435 (2003) ISBN 3-527-29782-0

4. “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

3. “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)

2. “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)

1. “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)