John Schindler

Alternate Councilor
(858) 353-3943

John received a BS in Engineering Science (1970) and a M.S.C. (1972), in chemistry, at the Cleveland State U. Concurrently, he worked at CA Litzler, at Republic Steel’s Research Center and with Hydrotechnic Corporation and attended the Winter Institute (1970) of the Quantum Theory Project at the U. of Florida.  At CSU, he was a Standard Oil Summer Research Fellow and a Lecturer in Engineering Technology in 1972.  In 1973 he joined the Coatings Research Center of PPG (Pittsburgh) and was an evening post-graduate student at both Carnegie-Mellon U. and the U. of Pittsburgh.  He entered USC in 1976 and received his Ph.D. (1980) and spent two years as NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCLA.  He joined the USD chemistry department in 1982 [DOE-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow (1983) in the Solar-Thermal Chemicals & Fuels program at JPL].  He left USD in 1986 for an ONT-ASEE Research Fellowship in the Materials Research Branch of the Naval Ocean Systems Center (SpaWar).  He joined Reagents Applications (1991-2) as Senior Chemist in Research and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District as Associate Chemist in the Monitoring & Technical Service Department (1992), supervising outside contractors in the pollution testing of newly constructed potential sources until transferring (2006) to the ambient air monitoring section, performing gas chromatographic organic vapor analysis on ambient air samples.  John took early retirement in August 2009.  He has authored/co-authored over 15 research papers.  He is a member of the ACS, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Sigma Xi, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, San Diego Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  John has been Chair-Elect, Chair and Past Chair of the ACS San Diego Section (1983-85), and Member-at-Large of the ACS Executive Committee (1986-89, 1997-99, 2012).