Contact

Henry Gingrich
Director, Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories, Chemistry; Lecturer in Chemistry
hankster@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, A90
609-258-3880

Biography

Henry Gingrich received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Elizabethtown College in May 1971 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Florida in August 1977. After a two-year post-doctoral appointment with Professor Albert Padwa at SUNY Buffalo, he worked as a Research Chemist in Insecticide Discovery with the Agricultural Chemical Group of FMC Corporation in Princeton, NJ for about six years. He has been teaching the undergraduate organic chemistry lab at Princeton University since 1988. He also serves as the Departmental Advanced Placement Officer, the Junior Colloquium Chairman, and the "Overseer" of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (Leach Summer Scholars). Most of his free time is spent on the design and implementation of new undergraduate organic chemistry experiments. Henry is also a coauthor of the "Study Guide/Solutions Manual" for Jones and Fleming's "Organic Chemistry."

Research Areas
Catalysis / Synthesis