Instructor's Summary

Dr. John Fetzer


Dr. John Fetzer, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Analytical Chemist and Consultant with over 30 years of academic and industrial experience in the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. His extensive expertise covers the areas of Statistical Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Quality Management Systems (ISO 17025), Molecular Spectroscopy, Laboratory Instrument Calibration, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Separation Methods, Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data, Luminescence Anisotropy, Catalytic Hydrocracker Chemistry, Molecular Transformations, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Presently, he works with Fetzpahs Consulting providing technical and consultancy services for numerous companies.

Dr. Fetzer is a recognized world-class expert in the chemistry and analysis of polycyclic aromatic compounds. Further, he is a specialist in the development of separation methods aimed particularly at crude oil, its distillate fractions (including asphalt and residuum), catalytically-processed petroleum products (waxes, mineral oils, lube oil basestocks, fuels, and intermediate oils, petrochemical products, and additives. He has a high-level of expertise in high-performance liquid, supercritical fluid, gel-permeation and gas chromatographies and fluorescence and UV absorbance measurements. For more than two decades, he had worked with Chevron as their Laboratory Manager, Senior Research Chemist and as the Senior Trainer within their Research & Technology Centre holding training courses in quality principles, project management, chromatography, fluorescence spectrometry, and the principles of chemical analysis. Having gained a formidable reputation in his field owing to his lengthy practical experience and the outstanding skills & knowledge he has exemplified, he had been invited to several lectures and conventions by different universities and organizations internationally. He had also been a recipient of numerous honors & awards and had further been repeatedly catapulted amongst the ‘Who’s Who in America’, the ‘Who’s Who in Science and Engineering’ and the American Men and Women of Science.

Dr. Fetzer has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemistry & Analytical Chemistry. He is a well-regarded fellow of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Chemical Consultants Network, the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) where he was its President for many years. Further to that, he is also an active member of several editorial advisory boards for the Journal of Chromatography, the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, the Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Moreover, he had been part of the Selection Jury for the ACS Chromatography Award and the Chemical Instrumentation Award for the Division of Analytical Chemistry and until today, he remains an active Speaker for the American Chemical Society. He has participated in over a hundred research activities and has produced over one hundred and forty publications and editorial articles for various recognized journals worldwide.