Dr. James A Noblet was born on Los Angeles California. He grew up in Inglewood and Torrance California. He went to West Torrance High School. Growing up close to both the ocean and local mountains instilled a love of nature in him at an early age. He became a NAUI certified Scuba Diver at age 16 and spent many days diving off the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and other places around the state and in the Caribbean. After High School, Dr. Noblet attended El Camino Community College in Torrance, CA. After three years he transferred to UCLA as Geology major. He graduated with a BS in Geology in 1983. After graduation he had a number of jobs, the most prominent of which was working as Materials Scientist for six years at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. While at Aerospace, he developed a deeper appreciation for chemistry and attended California State University Long Beach, where he received an MS in Chemistry in 1991. Shortly after that the world changed due to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war. Dr. Noblet therefore decided to leave the Aerospace Industry and pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry. This allowed him to combine his two loves-Nature and Science. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, with a minor in Water Resources Engineering from UCLA in 1997. He then went back to work for Aerospace Corporation briefly before starting his first academic position the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. After three years at UWGB, he returned to California as a Senior Research Scientist for Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (SCCWRP). After three wonderful years at SCCWRP, Dr. Noblet joined the Faculty of California State University San Bernardino in the Fall of 2003.
I teach courses in General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and the History of Science and Technology.