The PI: Dr. John Haan


Dr. John Haan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at California State University, Fullerton, where he has worked since 2011.  At CSUF, Dr. Haan has taught the following Chemistry classes: 100 (Survey of Chemistry), 315 (Theory of Quantitative Analysis), 316 (Quantitative Analysis Laboratory), 411C (Separations), 411D (Electrochemistry), and 511 (Advanced Analytical Chemistry).  In Chemistry 315, Dr. Haan uses a flipped classroom model that incorporates a workbook and problem solving videos.

Prior to CSUF, Dr. Haan taught chemistry for 1 year at Towson University.  Dr. Haan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, M.S. in Chemical Education from University of Florida in 2005, and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999.  Between B.S. and M.S. degrees, he worked as a Faculty Teaching Assistant at UW for 2 years and a Process Engineer at SSI Technologies for 2 years.  More bio information at LinkedIn.

Research Collaborators: The Haan Research Lab places a high value on research collaboration.  Such collaboration: 1) gives us access to ideas and instrumentation we otherwise would not, 2) sparks high-level scientific discussions with experts in the fields of energy, chemistry, and engineering, and 3) affords an opportunity for our students to interact with Ph.D. candidate graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, scientists, and professors.  We have peer-reviewed publications and/or active collaboration with the following:

Students: The Haan Research Lab currently has over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students working on 4 active project teams.

Graduate Research Student

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isabel chino

Isabel started in the lab on the Paper Team in 2015 while working on her B.S. in Biochemistry at CSUF.  Her senior research project, "Copper Detection Through Electrochemical Anodic Stripping Voltammetry" was completed in the Haan lab and has been expanded on during her graduate work.  Isabel is currently working on detection of metals using square wave voltammetry and plans to finish her M.S. in Chemistry by Spring 2019.

Isabel has taught Chemistry labs in GE Chemistry (100), General Chemistry (120A, 120B) and (Health Professions Chemistry) 200 labs.  She plans to pursue a career in R&D or health professions with her M.S. degree.

Isabel @ LinkedIn


Former Research Students

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Senior Research Students

Amy Bartrom

Jennine Ta

Jennifer Tran

Grant Ognibene

Kevin Tran

Tien Nguyen

Amissi Sadiki

Julie Lau

Paul Vo

Jennifer Noborikawa

Chau Hua

Austin Miller

Fabian Munoz

Mickyle O-Neal

Phil Motevosian

Grace Manzo

Brent Thomas

Kelly Nguyen

Tiffany Kwong

Jennifer Flores




Senior Research Students

Tracy Vo

Brenna Biggs

Lyndon Tran

Jose Zavala

Kelsie Roell

Ashley LeBlanc

Malerie Diaz

Byeong Ho Kim

Brianna Burgess

Natalie Manorothkul

Thomas Copenhaver

Khiem Khuu

Joshua Chanin

Linda Pham

Anthony Sobero

Saina Emrani

Daniel Kim

Alan Kim

Estevan Aguirre

Meagan Phelan

Senior Research Students

Desiree Boyd

Christian Bussjaeger

Greg Ghosn

Timmy Tran  

Michelle Huynh

Justin Kringel

Corbin LaGue

Kamron Lotfi

Shannon Sorn

Steve Saric

Alex Hobby

Emily Do

Joshua Perez

Gabrielle Szczeblowski

Michele Dao

Linh Kim

Robert Chan

Albert Saenz

Catherine Nguyen

Michelle Tran

Vy Ho