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Following receipt of his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Dichiaro was employed in the chemical industry for 27 years at Monsanto and later EG&G (Perkin Elmer) as a senior research specialist and a group leader. He worked in organic/polymeric materials with specialties in adhesive materials and environmental issues. He joined the University of Dayton’s Chemical and Environmental Technology Department in 1992 as a part time lecturer and lab instructor in Organic Chemistry. He simultaneously taught General and Organic Chemistry at Clark State College in 1992 and 1993. In 1995, Dr. Dichiaro began teaching Organic laboratory sections for the Department of Chemistry, a position that continues to the present.
I find the University of Dayton to be the near perfect size university. Large enough to provide the student a large selection of well- structured course programs while small enough to provide personalized interaction. The Chemistry Department typifies this approach. In the laboratory setting, students are provided with hands-on access to sophisticated instrumentation found at larger universities while experiencing a rigorous course schedule with a personalized touch.
- Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Arizona, 1965
Over 50 conference papers and proceedings publications, topical reports and journal articles mostly in industrial applications. His most recent publication: Dichiaro, John, Hunnicut, Sally, Jeffery, Samuel, Myong, S. Jane, and Trick, Kimberly, “Organic Chemistry Module,” Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center, Sinclair Community College, 2002, 151pp.