Faculty & Staff
Dr. LeRoy Kroll
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor of ChemistryOffice Location: Euler 338
Phone: (765) 998-5331
Specialties: Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, History of Science
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.