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Pat Hatcher

Pat Hatcher


Professor and Batten Endowed Chair in Physical Sciences
Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • 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.
  • 2018: 111 Program awardee Peking University, Peking University, Beijing, PRC
  • 2016: Fellow of the Geochemical Society, The Geochemical Society
  • 2016: The Treibs Medal, The Geochemical Society
  • 2016: Associate Editor for the ACS Journal Enegy and Fuels, American Chemical Society
  • 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

    Hatcher, P. G. "Chemistry of phosphate and lignin interactions with soil minerals in agroecosystems: insights from experiments and density functional theory " $196,161. Federal. April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2021
    Hatcher, P. G. "ADDOMEX 2:TOWARDS SYNTHESIS OF PROCESSES & PATHWAYS OF MARINE OIL SNOW FORMATION " $304,441. Other. January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020
    Hatcher, P. G. "Collaborative Research: The Chemistry of Lignin's Photochemical Transformation In The Environment: Implications For Global Carbon Cycling" $165,000. Federal. August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2019
    Hatcher, P. G. "Characterization of Natural Organic Matter by Advanced Analytical Techniques" $20,000. Federal. October 15, 2017 - October 14, 2018
    Wozniak, A. S.; Hatcher, P. G. "Dissolved pyrogenic organic matter dynamics in the environment." $247,439. Federal. January, 2015 - December, 2017
    Hatcher, P. G. "Collaborative Research: Coupled Geochemical And Geobiological Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter Oxidation To Carbon Dioxide" $83,478. Federal. June 10, 2016 - March 31, 2017
    , "Coupled Geochemical and Geobiological Characterization of Dissolved Matter Oxidation to Carbon Dioxide." $156,396. Federal. January, 2015 - January, 2017
    Hatcher, P. G. "Role of Microbial Exopolymers In Aggregation And Degradation of Oil And Dispersants" $136,090. Higher Education. January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
    , "UMAINE PHOSPHORUS ORG MATTER" $160,650. September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2016
    , "COMP MODELING OF BIOGENIC GAS" $150,000. September 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015
    , "TAMU PLUTONIUM SPEC AMEND #3" $140,000. September 15, 2011 - January 31, 2015
    Stubbins, A.; Hatcher, P. G.; Spencer, R. M.; Six, J.; Hernes, P. J.; Aufdenkamp, A. K. "Collaborative Research: Out of the darkness: tracing Congo River organic mattter" $400,000. Federal. August, 2010 - July, 2013
    Hatcher, P. G. "Revisiting Chemical Mechanisms of Petroleum Generation in Sedimentary Basins" $100,000. Federal. January 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012
    Stubbins, A.; Hatcher, P. G.; Gordon, A. S.; Schafran, G.; Voland, R. "A Novel Low Cost, High Efficiency, Algal Biomass Harvest and Dewatering Technology for Biodiesel Production" $750,000. Federal. October, 2009 - September, 2011
    Hatcher, P. G.; Ohno, T. "Molecular Study of Organic Matter and Phosphorus Interaction with Surfaces: Ultra high Resolution Mass Spectrometry and ATR-FTIR Approaches" $90,000. State. October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011
    Hatcher, P. G.; Grannas, A. "Collaborative Research: Molecular level characterization of organic matter in ice cores using high-resolution FTICR mass spectrometry" $266,120. Federal. September 1, 2008 - August 30, 2011
    Hatcher, P. G.; Stubbins, A.; Gordon, A. "ACENT: An Innovative Method for Extraction of Cellular and Cell Membrane Lipids from Microalgae for Advanced Biodiesel and Green Fertilizer Production" $55,149. Private. July 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011
    Hatcher, P. G. "Virginia Coastal Research Consortium: Conversion of Algae to Biofuels and Offshore Wind Energy" $723,631. State. 2009 - 2010
    Stubbins, A.; Mopper, K.; Hatcher, P. G.; Mao, J.; Perdue, E. M. "Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter using Efficient Isolation Coupled to Advanced Analytical Tehcniques" $465,320. Federal. December, 2007 - November, 2010
    Hatcher, P. G. "Developing New Alternative Energy in Virginia: Bio-Diesel Algae" $910,293. Federal. September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010
    Hatcher, P. G.; Stubbins, A.; Mao, J.; Mopper, K. "Collaborative Research: Comprehensive chemical characterization of marine dissolved organic matter using efficient isolation coupled to advanced analytical techniques" $465,320. Federal. September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2010
    Hatcher, P. G.; Mulholland, M. "Collaborative Research: Assessing the bioavailability of effluent organic nitrogen (EON) along a freshwater to saltwater continuum." $220,005. Federal. September 1, 2007 - August 30, 2010
    Hatcher, P. G.; Lee, C.; Mulholland, M. R. "Collaborative Research: Resistance of peptide degradation products in seawater" $276,000. September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2009
    Hatcher, P. G. "Virginia Coastal Research Consortium: Conversion of algae to biofuels and offshore wind energy" $723,631. State. 2008 - 2008
    Greene, L. H.; Luo, L.; Pothen, A.; Osgood, C. J.; Hatcher, P. G. "Elucidation of protein structure networks and beyond" $80,000. Old Dominion University. January 01, 2008 - June 30, 2008
    Hatcher, P. G. "Collaborative Research: Investigations into the temporal & source-dependent chemical compositions & reactivity of natural dissolved organic matter" $315,000. Federal. June 1, 2005 - May 31, 2008
    Hentosh, P.; Peffley, D.; Hatcher, P. G.; Thompson, S. K.; Bonchev, D. "Modeling and testing complex of chromatin-associated proteins in cancer celld" $78,000. Old Dominion University. January, 2007 - February, 2008
    Hatcher, P. G. "Beyond the mineral sorptive hypothesis: Protein preservation in marine systems via formation of high-molecular mass aggregates" $300,862. Federal. April 1, 2002 - April 30, 2006
    Hatcher, P. G.; Reckhow, D. A. "Characterization of TOX produced during disinfection processes" $137,170. Federal. March 15, 2002 - September 14, 2005
    Hatcher, P. G.; Triana, S. J. "Role of environmental molecular interfaces on the chemical and biological reactivity of pollutants" $5,800,136. Federal. September 15, 2000 - September 14, 2005
    Hatcher, P. G.; Elington, T. I.; Reddy, C. M.; Hayes, J. M.; Freitas, M. "Molecular isotopic tools for environmental research (MITER)" $1,271,958. Federal. March 15, 2000 - September 14, 2005
    Hatcher, P. G.; Chen, Y. "Humic substances in composted municipal wastes: Formation, structure, and metal binding" $228,000. Federal. September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2004
    Hatcher, P. G.; Kaplan, L. A.; Stahl, D. A.; Findlay, R. H.; Palmer, M. "Dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry: Linking ecosystems processes, community structure and microbial dynamics in streams" $1,500,000. Federal. September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2004