Richard West

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Phone 440.375.7179
  • Office LocationAustin Hall 303
  • Office HoursMF 10:30-12, W 10:30-12, 2-3:30

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

  • Chemistry is an exciting and challenging topic. Students who major in this field will find faculty who are fully invested in making sure you are a strong candidate for tomorrow’s market or graduate school. Courses are designed to help the student build confidence in what they do in the lab and develop thinking skills in the classroom.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S., Chemistry, Oakland University
  • B.S., Chemistry, Wayne State University

Courses Taught:

  • CH 103 - General Chemistry I
  • CH 104 - General Chemistry II
  • CH 219 - Instrumental Analysis
  • MT 109 - Pre-Calculus I

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:
    • Electrochemistry
    • Biosensors


  • West, R.; Goodson, T.; El-Sayed, M.A.; Mohamed, M.B. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society2002, 223, U303-U303.
  • West, R.; Wang, Y.; Goodson, T. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2003, 107, 3419-3426.
  • Lahankar, S. A.; West, R.; Varnavski, O.; Xie, X. B.; Goodson, T.; Sukhomlinova, L.; Twieg, R. Journal of Chemical Physics2004, 120, 337-344.
  • West, R.; Zeng, X. Q. Langmuir 2008, 24, 11076-11081.
  • Ruddy, J.; West, R.; Yuan, S.; Burgess, J. D.; Kelley, T. Pediatric Pulmonology 2009, 247-247.
  • Fang, D. J.; West, R. H.; Manson, M. E.; Ruddy, J.; Jiang, D. C.; Previs, S. F.; Sonawane, N. D.; Burgess, J. D.; Kelley, T. J. Respiratory Research 2010, 11, 12.
  • Manson, M. E.; West, R.; Corey, D.; Bederman, I.; Burgess, J.; Kelley, T. Pediatric Pulmonology 2010, 253-253.
  • Rasmussen, M.; West, R.; Burgess, J.; Lee, I.; Scherson, D. Analytical Chemistry 2011, 83, 7408-7411.
  • West, R.; Lu, H.; Shaw, K.; Chiel, H.J.; Kelley, T.J.; Burgess, J.D. Journal of the Electrochemical Society2014, 161, 6, B111-B116.