Loras College, 1987
B.S., University of Missouri – Rolla, 1981
Ph.D., University of Missouri – Rolla, 1990
Dr. Oostendorp earned his Ph.D. in organic polymer chemistry from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (1991) studying the reaction kinetics and synthesis of polysiloxanes. Dr. Oostendorp teaches organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and the chemistry of art. Current areas of research include investigations into kinetic control of addition reactions involving conjugated dienes, synthesis of difunctional dendrimers and green chemistry involving reusable catalysts.