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Dennis Brinkman; PhD Assoc Dean; Physical and Applied Science dennis.brinkman@indwes.edu


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.

Educational Background:

  • 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