• McGavacks Professor of Chemistry

    Gilmer Hall 208
    (434) 223-6187
    wanderson@hsc.edu


The Hampden Sydney Chemistry Department's laboratory curriculum doesn't just let some seniors or selected students take part in research projects.  We require it.  This allows students to dig into several projects and fields during their undergraduate years.  

Education

Dr. Anderson came to Hampden-Sydney College in 1986.

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1978
MA, University of Cincinnati, 1975
BA, University of Massachusetts, 1972

Teaching Interests

My areas of interest within chemistry include Chemical Analysis (sometimes called Analytical Chemistry) and Biochemistry.  These are among the courses I regularly conduct. Within these general areas, my students and I regularly carry out projects in:  redox enzymes, oxygen carriers and their model compounds, computer interfacing of instruments, spectroelectrochemistry, producing biofuels from algae, supercritical fluid processes, neurotransmitter redox chemistry, anticorrosion and anti-biofouling mechanisms.

Research Interests

My areas of interest within chemistry include Chemical Analysis (sometimes called Analytical Chemistry) and Biochemistry.   Within these general areas, I regularly involve students in projects involving:  redox enzymes, oxygen carriers and their model compounds, computer interfacing of instruments, spectroelectrochemistry, producing biofuels from algae, supercritical fluid processes, neurotransmitter redox chemistry, anticorrosion and anti-biofouling mechanisms.