Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Phone: 617-973-5317
Fax: 617-573-8668
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 830



  • PhD, Brown University
  • MA, Bridgewater State College
  • MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional Interests

  • Sustainable development and redevelopment in urban communities
  • Environmental education at all levels

Professional Certifications

  • USGBC LEED Accredited Professional BD + C, 2009--present

Program Management

  • 2004-2010 Director of Environmental Engineering, Suffolk University
  • 2004 Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Suffolk University
  • 2000-2004 Environmental Science Coordinator, Suffolk University

Technical Instruction

  • 2005-present Associate Professor of Physics, Suffolk University
  • 2004-2005 Assistant Professor of Physics, Suffolk University
  • 2000-2003 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Suffolk University
  • 2001-2003 Visiting Professor of Chemistry forSummer Studies, Brown University
  • 2001 Visiting Professor of Chemistry, BrownUniversity
  • 2000 Lecturer, Quincy College, WentworthInstitute of Technology, Wheaton College

Process Engineering

  • 1987-1989 Senior Environmental Process Engineer, Badger Engineers, Cambridge, MA
  • 1981-1983 Senior Industrial Engineer, Metcalf & Eddy, Boston, MA
  • 1979-1981 Environmental Process Engineer, Badger America, Cambridge, MA

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Metro North Regional Employment Board, STEM Advisory Board Member
  • Metro North STEM Network, co-chair


Hogan, P. A., Engineers Are Thinking Green Too! Incorporating Green Engineering Principles in the Science Curriculum. NEACT Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter-Spring, 2007, pp. 15-18.

Hamm*, P.H., Safety Training Effectiveness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Chemical Health & Safety, American Chemical Society, May/June, 2000.

Hamm, P.H., Conserving your health and safety: Using consistent choices to minimize exposures. AIC News, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 5, September, 1999.

Shi, H., P.H. Hamm, R.G. Lawler, and D.C. Jackson (1999). Different effects of simple anoxic lactic acidosis and simulated in vivo anoxic acidosis on turtle heart. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 122:173-180, 1999.

Shi, H., P.H. Hamm, R.S. Meyers, R.G. Lawler, D.C. Jackson. Mechanisms of pHi recovery from NH4Cl induced acidosis in anoxic isolated turtle heart: a 31-P NMR study. Amer. J. of Physiol: 272 (Reg. Integ. Comp. Physiol.) 41:R6-R15, 1997.

Jackson, D.C., H. Shi., J. H. Singer, P.H. Hamm, R.G. Lawler. Effects of input pressure on in vitro turtle heart during anoxia and acidosis: a 31P-NMR study. Amer. J. of Physiol:268 (Reg. Integ. Comp. Physiol.) 37:R683-R689, 1995.

*now Hogan

Courses Taught


Organic Chemistry Lecture, I and II Advanced Organic Chemistry Lecture
Environmental Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
General Chemistry Laboratory Majors and Non Majors
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Environmental Engineering

Engineering Practice
Introductory Environmental Engineering
Geology for Engineers
Air Pollution Control
Engineering Design
Engineering Measurements
Water and Wastewater Systems
Green Engineering
Senior Project

Environmental Science

Earth Structures and Dynamics

Non-Majors Science

The Built World Lecture
Science & Technology Lecture

Senior and Special Projects

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, New England School of Design, Physics, Service Learning

Honors Courses

Griffin Fellows (SBS): Green Business
Griffin Fellows (SBS): Green Buildings
Archer Fellows (CAS): Beer: Production, Flavor and Nutrition