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Dr. John Hagen

John Hagen


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair


Physical Chemistry


B.S. Chemistry - University of Nevada, Las Vegas - 1992
Ph.D. Biophysical Chemistry - Stanford University - 1996

Office: Baker Center - Bldg 180 - 205A

Phone: (805) 756-1651


Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry: Structure property relationships of soluble and insoluble surfactants. Students would be working with the tensiometer, Langmuir trough, fluorescence microscope and Brewster angle microscope
  • Lab development, physical chemistry: Developing a physical chemistry lab experiment based on the kinetic salt effect
  • Educational research: How do novice and expert learners define “Polarity”?

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