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Dr. Larry Sterna

Dr. Larry Sterna

Dr. Larry Sterna

LecturerNatural Sciences


Dr. Sterna has a Ph.D. in Chemistry, but his area of expertise is aspects of physical chemistry which are the areas where physics and chemistry overlap. He has decades of physical chemistry and analytical chemistry experience in the industry and is considered an expert in NMR and FTIR technology. He holds 7 patents for producing polymers. His area of physics and chemistry research make him more than qualified to teach lower level courses in physics.

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. in Chemistry University of California

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 1108: General Physics Lab II
  • PHYS 1308: General Physics II
  • PHYS 2401: Physics I
  • PHYS 2402: Physics II

Experience Qualifications

Teaching Experience

  • 2010-present Lecturer Chemistry and Physics, UHD
  • 2001-2008 Staff Research Chemist, FTIR methods and NMR data processing, Kraton Polymers
  • 1981-2001 Research, Sr. Research Scientist, NMR innovations in liquid-state and solid-state NMR