Research and Academic Staff
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mrs. Freschl teaches the nursing General Chemistry course, Organic Chemistry for the Medical Technology students and Chemistry 100. Mrs. Freschl is the Undergraduate Advisor and her office is Room 145.
Dr. Thomas E. Sorensen
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Sorensen teaches General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Laboratory. He also coordinates the assignment of the teaching assistants to laboratory and recitation sections.When Dr. Sorensen is not teaching, he can be found calculating Feynman diagrams for polymers, surfaces, or solids that may be associated with a lattice.
Dr. Anja Blecking
Ph.D., Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg (Germany)
Dr. Charles Allen
Technical and Research Staff
Carl previously worked as a materials chemist for Johnson Controls. He is currently responsible for general and analytical laboratories. He also supervises the McFarland Learning Center.
M.S., University of Michigan
Ms. Krezoski's interests include cellular metabolism of metals and metal-binding proteins. She manages biochemical and cell culture laboratories. She trains and monitors entering students and maintains the laboratory's equipment. Other areas of responsibility involve collaboration with outside researchers, and working with undergraduate and high school students who carry out short term research projects. Her areas of expertise are atomic absorption analysis, spectrophotometry, chromatography (including HPLC), and cell culture.
Michelle is in charge of the general and physical chemistry laboratories, and the computers of the McFarland Learning Center.
M.S., Southeast Missouri State U.
Vince is responsible for the organic laboratories and undergraduate instrumentation.
B.A. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Dan Shurilla has over 25 years of electronics experience. He served the UWM Psychology Department from 1985-2003. Designing a wide variety of electronic and mechanical systems such as computer controlled rat, mice, and fish operant chambers, infrared optical sytems, bat in flight motion detectors and much, much, more. He currently is the Electronics Technician for Chemisty, Physics, Biology, and Geosciences. For more detail on Shurilla's projects, visit his personal website www.shurilla.com.
Dr. Lerner is available to assist research groups with their instrumentation needs. He works closely with Dan Shurilla in the construction or modification of instruments.
The modern laboratory makes extensive use of the computer, and the Chemistry Department is no exception with each research group having a variety of personal computers and work stations. Dr. Lerner is responsible for the Department computers systems and network. He is also responsible for Chemistry Department computer laboratory. Dr. Lerner is available to assist faculty and students with their research, involving both hardware and software.