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Dr. Richard Hoff

Associate Professor
US Army

Contact Information:
Phone: 845-938-8555
Dr. Hoff teaches in the General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry program at all levels. He has done extensive work with isotopically labeled substrates, using them to propose enzyme mechanisms for several key biochemical systems. More recently, his Environmental Engineering background led to an interest in the fate and transport of pharmaceutical compounds. This resulted in an investigation of the West Point water and wastewater systems, using highly sensitive analytical techniques with both field sampling and demographic modeling of the West Point community.  His cadet co-worker on this project won the Society for Applied Spectroscopy student of the year award for this work.  Currently, Dr. Hoff is teaching the polymer chemistry course, and managing a multi-year research project on the use of electrospinning and electrospray techniques to investigate polymer properties.  Dr. Hoff serves on the Ethics Committee for the Faculty Council, and on the Superintendent’s Honor Review Committee.  When he is not pursuing polymers and pharmaceuticals, he enjoys his small flock of chickens and a very productive organic garden.