John Wasacz

John Wasacz


Department : Chemistry & Biochemistry

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7212

Office : HAY 411B


PHD, University of Pennsylvania


Spectral interpretation of organic compounds; organic synthesis

Professional Experience

Manhattan College, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Assistant Professor 1969-1974, Associate Professor 1974-1982, Professor 1982- present, Interim Dean, School of Science, 2010-2011

Publications & Professional Activities

Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds (2009)

Synthon Approach to Organic Synthesis (2009)

Understanding Key Topics in Organic Chemistry (2003)  

Honors & Awards

The Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, treasurer and member of Board of Directors, 2005-2011 Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, member of National Board of Directors, 1983-1989


National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 1975- 1977

Pew Undergraduate Program in Science Education Grant, 1993

Courses Taught/Teaching

CHEM 319      Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 320      Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 460      Chemical Research
CHEM 461      Chemical Research