Richard E. Barrans, Jr. Ph.D.|
Born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland, Rich graduated with a B.A. degree
in Natural Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1985.
He then did
graduate work at the California institute of Technology, where he used organic
synthesis, physical analysis, and statistical techniques to study the pairing-up
of oily molecules in water.
He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Caltech
Until February 2000, he worked in the Department of Energy Laboratory
system to develop ways to clean up radioactive and chemical wastes. He then worked
for PG Research Foundation in Darien, Illinois. In 2004, he received a Master of
Education degree from John Carroll University.
He has been teaching in the Department
of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wyoming since 2005.
Update: June 2012