Political Science and Global Studies majors, Harare, Zimbabwe
“I’m always pushing myself to achieve my goals, and I’m having a great time. I’m feeling very comfortable at Hartwick and I’ve been exposed to so many more opportunities than I would have been in Zimbabwe.”
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2018 Teacher-Scholar Award
John gets students excited about research. He refuses to characterize himself simply as a physical chemist who specializes in laser spectroscopy. He loves using his skill sets in different areas of science to broaden his knowledge. He approaches research problems from a variety of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural viewpoints. He helps students discover their passion for research and sparks their desire to continue research in graduate school.
Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage Intern
Through his work at the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage, German Zuluaga ’18 uses distillation to determine phenolic compounds in specialty malted grains. These compounds are produced by smoking malt with burning peat or other woods and is what gives whisky its “smoky” flavor.