John C Fetzer, PhD Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Fetzpahs Consulting
  • Phone: 510-724-8629
  • Cell: 510-417-9036
  • Fax: 510-724-0956
  • Website: johnfetzerphd.com/
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Chemistry & Chemicals and Environmental

Specialty Focus: Hydrocarbon chemistry, chromatography, spectroscopy, polycyclic compounds (PAHs), petroleum and its refined products, biofuels, petrochemicals, analytical chemistry, water analysis

Education: PhD, U. of Georgia; BS, U. of Arkansas

Years in Practice: 20+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 5


Additional Information

John C. Fetzer is an expert on petroleum, its composition, the composition of its many products – light hydrocarbon gases (natural gas, methane, liquefied petroleum gas), gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, naphtha, mineral and lubricating oils, wax, asphalt, petroleum coke). He is an accomplished analytical chemist and expert in chromatography and molecular spectroscopy (infrared, ultraviolet absorbance, fluorescence, mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry). He is a recognized world-class expert in the chemistry and analysis of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). He has over 100 reviewed publications and numerous book chapters, and authored The Chemistry and Analysis of the Large Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, J. C. Fetzer, John Wiley and Sons, New York, p. 1-288 (2000). He worked for a major petroleum company for over two decades before founding his own consulting company. He has served on the editorial advisory boards of Analytical Chemistry, the Journal of Chromatography, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. The 2005 Erich Clar Award of the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC) was given to Dr. Fetzer for his variety of research achievements on the large PAHs. He has served as secretary and president of ISPAC.