Claude Mertzenich

Claude Mertzenich is an associate professor in the Chemistry department. Some of his course topics include Chemical Principles, Inorganic Chemistry, and The Environment: A Chemical Perspective.

"It is almost impossible to become a chemist in less than three or four years of constant application."  --Antoine Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry, 1790.

Address:  Department of Chemistry, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045.  Decorah is in Winneshiek County (northeast Iowa)
Office location:  Sampson Hoffland Laboratories (SHL) 390F (campus map)
Office Phone:  563 387 1626.  Toll free number: 1-800-2-Luther, extension 1626
Research laboratory:  SHL 374
Research laboratory telephone:  563 387 1508
Home telephone:  563 382 5565
FAX:  563 387 1080
Text:  563 241 3255 (this is only for text messages and NOT for telephone calls)

Safety information
-->Luther College Chemistry Department safety information
-->Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories:  Accident Prevention for Faculty and Administrators
-->Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories:  Accident Prevention for College and University Students
-->Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions:  A Report of the Safety Culture Task Force of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety

Click here for an important statement from the American Chemical Society on the importance of hands-on laboratory activities.