Associate Professor of Chemistry Patrick Willoughby has a paper published by ACS Publications. Two of the student co-authors are Ripon College alumnae: Sierra Thein ’22 […]
Meet Patrick Willoughby
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- B.S., University of Northern Iowa
I am an Associate Professor of Chemistry with a particular focus on organic synthesis. I teach Organic Chemistry courses along with Catalyst 120. I enjoy mentoring research students in the development of new methods for the synthesis of pharmaceutically-relevant molecules.
What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special?
The science and pre-health students at Ripon College are inspiring. Their deep commitment to community service matches their high achievements in the classroom.
Briefly describe a favorite assignment or in-class activity.
My favorite lab to teach is the Grignard reaction because it requires first-year students to practice advanced chemistry techniques.
What teaching and learning techniques work best for you?
Taking good notes and rewriting them in a question answer format has been most helpful for my own learning. When I teach I actually like to take notes alongside my students!
Recent News Updates
Seventeen students collaborated with Professor of Chemistry Joe Scanlon and Associate Professor of Chemistry Patrick Willoughby on ground-breaking research that resulted in a published article […]
Despite restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirsten Funk ’21 of Menasha, Wisconsin, was able to participate in two summer research opportunities. Through the Keck […]