Dr. Bob Flachskam, Professor of Chemistry

Bob Flachskam

Dr. Bob Flachskam, Professor of Chemistry
(270) 852-3167
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Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Ohio State University
B.A., Chemistry, Lewis University

Courses Taught

Chem 3301/3302/3201/3202:  Organic Chemistry I and II (and labs)
Chem 4401:  Biochemistry

Chem 4303:  Advanced Organic Chemistry

Chem 1400:  Concepts of Chemistry Lab

Phsc 1400:  Concepts of Physical Science

Fsci 1300:  Introduction to Forensic Science


"Textile Fiber Identification." Robert L. Flachskam Jr. and Nancy W. Flachskam, J. Chem. Educ., 68, 1044 (1991).

"Preferred Ring Sizes of Cyclic Transition States in Bifunctional Catalysis of the Dedeuteration of Isobutyraldehyde‑2‑d by Polyethyleneimines." Jack Hine and Robert L. Flachskam, Jr., J. Org. Chem. 39, 863 (1974).

"Catalysis of "‑Hydrogen Exchange. IX. Isobutyraldehyde‑2‑d Exchange in the Presence of Amino Acids." Jack Hine, B.C. Menon, Julien Mulders, and Robert L. Flachskam, Jr., J. Org. Chem., 34, 4083 (1969).

Professional Activities

Faculty Development Grants funded by the Teagle/Bell South Fund:

* 1996 -- Sabbatical Leave - Wrote an Organic Chemistry laboratory manual incorporating microscale techniques.
* 1993 -- Development of the Laboratory Component in the Physical Science Course, PHSC 1400.
* 1992 -- Development of a Chemical Hygiene Plan for the Science Division of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Professional Societies

* American Chemical Society - Awards Chairman for the Indiana-Kentucky Border Section


* 2002 - KWC Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award
* Delta Epsilon Sigma Honorary Society at Lewis University


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