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Alan M. Stolzenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Stanford University

Teaching Fields

Inorganic Chemistry


“Syntheses and Characterization of Organo-Group 14 Cobaloxime Compounds” Alan M. Stolzenberg, Sarah R. Workman, Jessica E. Gutshall, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Novruz Akhmedov, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 6744-6754.

“Magnetic Resonance and Structural Investigations of Mono-Oxo-Octaethylchlorinatoiron(III) Chloride and Its Bis-Imidazole Complex” Sheng Cai, Elena Belikova, Liliya A. Yatsunyk, Alan M. Stolzenberg, and F. Ann Walker, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 1882-1889.


“Iron Compounds” A. M. Stolzenberg, Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2007.


Alan Mitchell Stolzenberg was born in Pittsburgh to the late Irving Stolzenberg and Ferne Fiedler. He met his future wife, Merle, in kindergarten, although they did not begin dating until their last year at Peabody High School. Alan and Merle attended the University of Chicago together, graduating in 1976 and marrying in 1977. Alan completed a Ph.D. in chemistry at Stanford University and a post-doctorate at the University of California- Berkeley. Alan taught at Brandeis University from 1982 until 1988, when he joined the WVU faculty.

Alan was proud of his contributions to the WVU and Morgantown communities. He served as faculty senate chair and then faculty secretary, led the WVU Phi Beta Kappa Society for many years and served on committees at the national level and was an active member of the Tree of Life Congregation. He will be remembered for his warmth, genrosity, sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge on many topics.