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Taylor Science Center 1059

Carolyn P. Hutchinson received their bachelor of science in chemistry from Christopher Newport University in 2011 and their Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University in 2017. Their doctoral work focused on using high-resolution mass spectrometry to investigate molecular-level process of bio-oil formation via pyrolysis. After their Ph.D., they completed a postdoctoral appointment in the Chemistry Department at Willamette University exploring estrogen quantities and fates in wastewater effluent and the environment.

Prior to coming to Hamilton, they were a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M International University and an assistant professor at St. Bonaventure University.

Their research currently focuses on analyzing the quantities and fates of anticoagulant rodenticides in aqueous environments and potential impacts to wildlife.

Recent Courses Taught

Quantitative Environmental Chemistry
Quantitative Environmental Chemistry Lab

Research Interests

Detection and quantification of anticoagulant rodenticides in the environment
Degradation pathways and fates of anticoagulant rodenticides in the environment
Detection and quantification of anticoagulant rodenticides in raptor pellets
Development of non-invasive chemical monitoring techniques for anticoagulant rodenticides in raptor populations

Select Publications

  •  Hutchinson, C.; Cole, D.; Dalluge, E.; Larson, E.; Lee, Y. J. Novel Instrumentation for Tracking Molecular Products in Fast Pyrolysis of Carbohydrates with Sub-Second Temporal Resolution. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 2018, 136, 107-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2018.10.017 
  • Larson, E.; Hutchinson, C.; Lee, Y. J. Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Lignin Pyrolyzates with Dopant-assisted Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization and Molecular Structure Search with CSI:FingerID. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2018, 29 (9), 1908-1918. DOI: 10.1007 /s 13361-018-2001-3 
  • Hutchinson, C.; Lee, Y. J. Evaluation of Primary Reaction Pathways in Thin-Film Pyrolysis of Glucose Using 13C Labeling and Real-Time Monitoring. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2017, 5 (10), 8796-8803. DOI: I 0.102l/acssuschemeng.7b0160 I 
  • Bai, X.; Kim, K. H.; Brown, R. C.; Dalluge, E.; Hutchinson, C.; Lee, Y. J.; Dalluge, D. Formation of Phenolic Oligomers During Fast Pyrolysis of Lignin. Fuel 2014, 128, 170-179. DOI: I 0.1016/j.fuel.2014.03.0 I 3 

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society
American Society of Mass Spectrometry
Council on Undergraduate Research
International Society of Nonbinary Scientists
Out to Innovate (formerly National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals), board member, 2021-current

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Iowa State University
B.A., Christopher Newport University

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