Jesse Bergkamp, Ph.D.

Promising New Faculty Award, 2021
Chemistry & Biochemistry

My undergraduate science professors changed my perspective of the world around me, my career path, and my attitude of learning. I strive to do the same for my students.

Dr. Jesse Bergkamp is a researcher, instructor, and leader within the university. Jesse teaches all levels of organic chemistry courses in hopes to develop his students into science literate citizens. Jesse incorporates his research in the classroom to make real-world connections with the topics presented.  He has published 7 peer reviewed journal articles since his start at CSUB, many in high impact journals. His research interests are focused on renewable energy, materials & surface chemistry, redox flow batteries, bio-hybrid solar cells, and applied photosynthesis. Jesse has obtained funding from external sources and has served on many school and campus committees.​