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About Dr. David Zellmer

Dr. David Zellmer at Fuel Cell demonstration May 2003 Dr. Zellmer at a Fuel Cell Demonstration

B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1964
M.S. Analytical Chemistry, University of Illinios, 1966
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1969

Office: Science Building 244 (until June 2010)
Office Phone: 559-278-2113 (until June 2010)
Chemistry Office Phone: 559-278-2103
E-mail: david_zellmer@csufresno.edu

Snail Mail:
Department of Chemistry
California State University, Fresno
2555 East San Ramon Avenue M/S SB70
Fresno, CA 93740

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Dr. Zellmer joined the faculty of Fresno State as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 1969, and retired as Full Professor in 2005, when he joined the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP). He was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 2008. Dr. Zellmer taught in the Spring Semester until May 2010, and is now fully retired. He still maintains several campus web sites.

His Ph.D. work, under Professor Herbert A. Laitinen, used electrochemical and radiochemical methods for the study of semiconducting tin oxide electrodes. At Fresno State he introduced the use of electronics and early computers into the analytical chemistry curriculum. When the Internet became prominent in 1997, Dr. Zellmer placed some of the first chemistry instructional materials on the World Wide Web, as it was then called. He has also been active in science teacher preparation, many campus committees, and was Chair of the Chemistry Department from 1990-1994.

David and Carol Zellmer in Morro Bay

David and Carol Zellmer at Morro Bay

with his daughter Kirsten

David and Kirsten Zellmer on Lassen Peak

He is married to Carol Zellmer (M.S. Biology), a recently retired faculty member in the Biology Department at Fresno State. He has one daughter, Kirsten (M.S. Geophysics), who now lives with her husband in the Bay Area.

His hobbies include photography and other visual arts, astronomy, and geology. These have all been used during his professional career as a faculty member at Fresno State. His abilities as a golfer are best left undescribed, although he did break 90 a few times in the past.