B.A. Anthropology 1980, California State University,
B.A. Chemistry 1985, Sonoma State University
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Physical Science (California)
S. D. A. I. E. Certificate
Mr. Paulsen has taught at University High in the Science department since 1985. He was a Partners in Science research fellow at UCLA in the department of Chemistry, and a partner teacher in the UCLA SEE-LA/National Science Foundation GK-12 program. He is currently an adjunct instructor at UCLA in the CalTeach program.
His research interests include a "green" solvent-free synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid and related compounds using various catalysts, Liesegang rings, growing minerals in gel matrices, and the complete synthesis and analysis of potassium trisoxalatoferrate(III) trihydrate. Mr. Paulsen has also participated in archaeological excavations in Northern and Southern California, Benin, and Israel.
"Tetrahydrofuran-Mediated Radical Processes: Stereoselective Synthesis of d,l-Hexestrol", Melikyan, G.G.; Sepanian, S.; Riahi, B.; Villena, F.; Jerome, J.; Ahrens, B.; McClain, R.; Matchett, J.; Scanlon, S.; Abrenica, E.; Paulsen, K.; Hardcastle, K. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2003, 683(2) pp. 324-330.
"Hydroalumination-Brominolysis of Vinylacetylenic Alcohols: A Novel Entry to E- and Z-Bromodienols and Bromoallenols", Gharabian, H.; Palikyan, G.; Badanyan, Sh. H.; Paulsen, K.; Melikyan, G.G. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2000, 83 pp. 3291-3294.