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Lee Hoffman


Lee became an adjunct chemistry instructor at Lake Area Technical College in August 2013. His education and experience includes:


  • PhD, Chemistry, December 2010, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia Thesis title, Synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles in

poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers and potential therapeutic applications.

  • MS, Chemistry, March 1996, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI • BS, Chemistry, December 1992, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La Crosse, WI


Prior to his PhD, he worked in the Central Research and Development and Dow Corning Corporation where he investigated deposition of Silicone Emulsion that assisted management in understanding the mechanism of silicone-in-water emulsion in key applications on surfaces including fabric and hair fibers through adjustment of formulation and development of technological enhancements.

He held two different postdoc positions since obtaining his PhD – one with Dr. Stephen Clarke at Flinders University focusing on developing improved silicone materials for Interocular lens replacement (six months) and a second one with Dr. Jim Rice of South Dakota State University focusing on the development of a mechanism for natural organic matter self-assembly.


Drexel University (9/2014 to present) — mainly involved in courses at the 100 and 200 level, both general and organic as well as a 400 (senior) level inorganic lab.

Lake Area Technical College (8/2013 to present) — one year as instructor of (face-to-face delivery of) CHEM 106 lecture and lab. During summer of 2014, developed online course for CHEM 106 and CHEM 108, and have been teaching online (adjunct) since then.

SDSU – co-taught gen chem course during the summer of 2013. Taught gen chem at University Center and STI during the summer of 2014.

Kenosha Public School district No. 1 – (2002-2003) Accelerated Independent Study, instructor of core subjects through computer-generated, self-paced instruction. (2002) Science Instructor of chemistry to sophomore students and earth science to senior students

Personal Interests:

Lee is married, with three sons, and lives in the Philadelphia area. He is heavily involved with his youngest’s Boy Scout Troop 272. Their family loves to travel, and for the past ten years they have visited (besides over a dozen states within the US) at least six other countries. Besides this, he loves to commute to work (13 miles) via bicycle, and has not missed commuting each of the past 37 months, straight.

Lee Hoffman
Adjunct General Education / Chemistry