Dr. LeRoy Kroll

LeRoy Kroll

Professor of Chemistry

Office Location: Euler 338
Phone: (765) 998-5331
Email: lrkroll@tayloru.edu

Specialties: food chemistry, history of science, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry


Major career accomplishments:

I did my PhD work with Dr. Bob Grubbs, who won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005. I was one of this very first graduate students and he is only five years older than I am. I worked with him on polymer-supported catalyst systems. I also did postdoctoral research in Inorganic Chemistry at U. Colo. Boulder. My PhD was granted in 1974.

I have had a fantastic time working with the students I have had at Taylor University. They have inspired me and encouraged me, and also taught me a lot about life and hard work. I have had a Lilly Grant to create a new type of introductory Chemistry course, which I taught for ten years, and also created the first Inorganic Chemistry course at Taylor. This year I received a grant to create a new farming, food and chemistry related course, which has been a fantastic experience to teach. During this time, I created a new eTextbook for the class. It is sold on the iTunes store.