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Edward A. Mottel

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Edward Mottel specializes in inorganic chemistry and computers in chemical education throughout his more than 35 years on the Rose-Hulman faculty. He also has helped educate Vigo County school teachers in how to incorporate chemistry concepts into their classroom activities, and has coordinated Chemistry Olympiad events for local middle- and high-school students. Dr. Mottel is a faculty advisor for the campus’ Triangle fraternity chapter. 

Teaching Interests

  • General chemistry
  • Advanced inorganic chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry

Research Experiences

  • Fuel Cells
  • Catalysis

Publications & Presentations

  • Mottel, E. A., Bayley, and W., Smith, K., “The Chemistry Conversation Pit,” Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference, 2005-2016
  • Mottel, E. A., and Levitt, J., “The Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership,” National Science Teachers Association’s Annual Conference, Indianapolis, 2012
  • Mottel, E. A., “So Maybe You’d Like to be a CPA? Chemistry Problem Analyzer,” Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, 2010

Academic Degrees

  • BA, College of St. Thomas, 1970
  • PhD, University of Iowa, 1976