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Aaron Baker

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
260-359-4343
abaker@huntington.edu

Joined the Huntington University faculty in 2018.

Specializing in organic chemistry, Dr. Aaron Baker teaches in the Chemistry Department at Huntington University.  

Aaron’s goal as an educator is to help students see how they can make an impact for Christ in any field they choose to pursue with their chemistry degree. He wants them to grow and develop as chemists but also to grasp their moral responsibility as Christians to act ethically and professionally, no matter where their degree takes them.  

From Cleveland, Ohio, Aaron lives in Huntington with his wife, Jessica. He enjoys both watching and playing sports as well as the culinary arts.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University 
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ohio Northern University

Notable Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry for two years at The College of Wooster

Publications and Awards

  • With HU students: “Progress Towards Diastereoselective Synthesis in the Ugi Reaction via the Use of Chiral N-acylhydrazone Auxiliaries” (Presented as a poster at the 2018 National American Chemical Society meeting, 2018)
  • “Diastereoselective Tin-Free Tandem Radical Additions to 3-Formylchromones” (Journal of Organic Chemistry)
  • “Non-Pd transition metal-catalyzed hydrostannations: Bu3SnF/PMHS as a tin hydride source” (Tetrahedron)

Involvements

  • Regional Alternate Councilor, American Chemical Society

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