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Patrick Hatcher

  • Patrick Hatcher
  • Professor
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 3100c Physical Science Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6537
  • phatcher@odu.edu
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  • Study of kerogen formation, coalification, humification, organic macromolecules of plant materials, humic substances, and fossil fuels. Pollutant interaction with organic matter and biodiesel formation from algae.
  • Education

    University Of Maryland, 1980
    Major: Chemistry (Geochemistry)
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, 1974
    Major: Marine Chemistry
    Degree: M.S.
    N.C. State University, 1970
    Major: Chemistry
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Organic geochemistry of coal, kerogen, and humic substances. Study of kerogen formation, coalification, and humification processes. Emphasis on the study of organic macromolecules associated with plant materials, humic substances and fossil fuels. Study of the interaction of pollutants with natural organic matter in soils, and marine sediments. Studies of the chemistry and reactivity of dissolved organic matter in atmospheric, ice, lacustrine, riverine, and oceanic systems. Studies of the generation of alternative fuels from algal biomass.
  • 2005: Geochemistry Division Medal, ACS
  • 2005: The Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society Medal, American Chemical Society
  • 2002: Elected to the Board, Petroleum Research Fund
  • 2001: SPHERE Award, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation
  • 2000: Hanse Special Fellow, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany
  • 1995: Elected Councilor, Geochemistry Div. ACS
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Collaborative Research: Out of the darkness: tracing Congo River organic mattter
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Ecosystem Sci.
    Date: August, 2010 - July, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Stubbins, A.; Hatcher, P. G.; Spencer, R. M.; Six, J.; Hernes, P. J.; Aufdenkamp, A. K.
    Revisiting Chemical Mechanisms of Petroleum Generation in Sedimentary Basins
    Sponsoring Organization: American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund
    Date: January 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.
    A Novel Low Cost, High Efficiency, Algal Biomass Harvest and Dewatering Technology for Biodiesel Production
    Sponsoring Organization: DOE-SBIR
    Date: October, 2009 - September, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Stubbins, A.; Hatcher, P. G.; Gordon, A. S.; Schafran, G.; Voland, R.
    Molecular Study of Organic Matter and Phosphorus Interaction with Surfaces: Ultra high Resolution Mass Spectrometry and ATR-FTIR Approaches
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Maine
    Date: October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Ohno, T.
    Collaborative Research: Molecular level characterization of organic matter in ice cores using high-resolution FTICR mass spectrometry
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2008 - August 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Grannas, A.
    ACENT: An Innovative Method for Extraction of Cellular and Cell Membrane Lipids from Microalgae for Advanced Biodiesel and Green Fertilizer Production
    Sponsoring Organization: ACENT Laboratories LLC
    Date: July 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Stubbins, A.; Gordon, A.
    Virginia Coastal Research Consortium: Conversion of Algae to Biofuels and Offshore Wind Energy
    Sponsoring Organization: State of Virginia
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.
    Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter using Efficient Isolation Coupled to Advanced Analytical Tehcniques
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (OCE-0728634)
    Date: December, 2007 - November, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Stubbins, A.; Mopper, K.; Hatcher, P. G.; Mao, J.; Perdue, E. M.
    Developing New Alternative Energy in Virginia: Bio-Diesel Algae
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy
    Date: September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.
    Collaborative Research: Comprehensive chemical characterization of marine dissolved organic matter using efficient isolation coupled to advanced analytical techniques
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Stubbins, A.; Mao, J.; Mopper, K.
    Collaborative Research: Assessing the bioavailability of effluent organic nitrogen (EON) along a freshwater to saltwater continuum.
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2007 - August 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Mulholland, M.
    Collaborative Research: Resistance of peptide degradation products in seawater
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2009
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Lee, C.; Mulholland, M. R.
    Virginia Coastal Research Consortium: Conversion of algae to biofuels and offshore wind energy
    Sponsoring Organization: State of Virginia
    Date: 2008 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.
    Elucidation of protein structure networks and beyond
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU-RF
    Date: January 01, 2008 - June 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Greene, L. H.; Luo, L.; Pothen, A.; Osgood, C. J.; Hatcher, P. G.
    Collaborative Research: Investigations into the temporal & source-dependent chemical compositions & reactivity of natural dissolved organic matter
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: June 1, 2005 - May 31, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.
    Modeling and testing complex of chromatin-associated proteins in cancer celld
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: January, 2007 - February, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Hentosh, P.; Peffley, D.; Hatcher, P. G.; Thompson, S. K.; Bonchev, D.
    Beyond the mineral sorptive hypothesis: Protein preservation in marine systems via formation of high-molecular mass aggregates
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: April 1, 2002 - April 30, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.
    Characterization of TOX produced during disinfection processes
    Sponsoring Organization: American Water Works Association Research Foundation
    Date: March 15, 2002 - September 14, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Reckhow, D. A.
    Role of environmental molecular interfaces on the chemical and biological reactivity of pollutants
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Chemistry Division, Environmental Molecular Science Institute
    Date: September 15, 2000 - September 14, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Triana, S. J.
    Molecular isotopic tools for environmental research (MITER)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Chemistry Div., Collaborative Research Agreement for Environmental Molecular Science
    Date: March 15, 2000 - September 14, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Elington, T. I.; Reddy, C. M.; Hayes, J. M.; Freitas, M.
    Humic substances in composted municipal wastes: Formation, structure, and metal binding
    Sponsoring Organization: US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Chen, Y.
    Dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry: Linking ecosystems processes, community structure and microbial dynamics in streams
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology
    Date: September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hatcher, P. G.; Kaplan, L. A.; Stahl, D. A.; Findlay, R. H.; Palmer, M.