Born and raised in Salina, Kansas, Dr. Brinkman started college as a math major, but soon switched to chemistry as his fascination with the subject grew. After careers in government and industry research, he is now enjoying teaching as a way to pass along his excitement for chemistry.
- B.S., 1972, Ottawa University
- Ph.D., 1976, University of Michigan
- Environmental and forensic analytical chemistry
- Works with industry in the areas of used oil recycling and solvent cleaning issues