Steve Bachofer, PhD

A professor in the Department of Chemistry, Bachofer can address news concerns surrounding contaminated wetlands, brownfield reuse, lead paint in housing and the need for more U.S. students to major in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).

Steve Bachofer, PhDA surfactant colloid chemist —which means he studies the science of soap— Bachofer is also a strong proponent for improving science education teaching through civic issues, His teaching approach has been recognized for helping non-science majors learn how to enjoy science.

He can be reached at (925) 631-4694 or by e-mail at

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