Dr. Richard R. Hark

Department of Chemistry
Juniata College

Description: Description: Hark photoDr. Richard R. Hark holds the H. George Foster Endowed Chair in Chemistry and is currently serving as chairperson of the Department of Chemistry at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Dr. Hark earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester and a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked on projects ranging from the synthesis of complex natural products to the development of novel reagents for visualizing latent fingerprints. Dr. Hark's current research efforts are principally focused on the application of analytical and imaging techniques to the study of cultural heritage objects, the analysis of geomaterials and items of forensic interest using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), and the synthesis of isotopically labeled organic compounds. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced level organic and analytical chemistry he has taught a multidisciplinary course called “The Chemistry of Art” for many years.


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Current & Recent Courses

CH 232 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

CH 321 Organic Reactions

IC 215 The Chemistry of Art


Research Interests

Analysis of Cultural Heritage

Dr. Richard R. Hark

1700 Moore Street

Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone: 814-641-3740

Fax: 814-641-3685

Email: hark@juniata.edu


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