The School of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry/Forensic Science/Oceanography/Physics (UG)
Full Name: John Grawe
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Grawe has been President and CEO of De-Lead Technologies, developer of environmental
cleanup products, Vice President of Physiotherapeutix, Vice President of Research
for Certeck Corporation, Vice President of Research for Isoteck Corporation for Imperial
Coatings and Director of Research for the Mission Coatings division of Allied Signal
He has held chemistry faculty positions at Xavier University of New Orleans and Brevard
College of North Carolina. He has served as Principal Investigator on sponsored aerospace
research from the U.S. Air Force, cancer research at the National Institutes of Health
and several chemical companies.
He authored 15 publications on organic/polymer/colloidal chemistry and environmental
chemistry. He holds seven U.S. patents and is the sole author of three. He has presented
papers at professional conferences, holds membership in an honorary research society
and developed a chemistry magic show/chemistry careers presentation, which has been
popular with many Palm Beach County high schools.
He is a member of the Royal Poinciana Chapel and serves as the PBA Chapel coordinator
for the student scholarship committee, which currently supports 11 PBA students. At
PBA, he organized and serves as faculty coordinator of the Pre-Health Admissions Organization
and the Marine Biology Dive Club. Currently, he is a member of a Homeland Security
research consortium working on new chemical technologies to deactivate chemical and
biological warfare agents, and on the cleanup of nuclides from radiological warfare
and terrorist devices.