John C. Jurchen joined the Concordia faculty in 2005 upon completion of an individual NRSA sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in analytical neurochemistry. Dr. Jurchen’s research at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, included constructing state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instrumentation, exploring the gas-phase structure of biological non-covalent complexes, and developing methods for mass spectrometry imaging of nervous tissue. His current research interest is performing electron structure calculations to model reaction mechanisms and other areas of interest with his undergraduate students. He is also engaged in his passion: sharing God’s love and the wonders of His creation.
Dr. John Jurchen's Academic Programs
A degree in physical science from Concordia University, Nebraska will give you an interdisciplinary background in the physical sciences including physics, chemistry and math. Many students choose a physical science major as a broad-based education because they want to teach high school science, chemistry or physics, and a bachelor’s degree in physical science can help equip you with the comprehensive physical science skills you need to educate your future students.
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