Professor Hardinger earned his B.S. degree in 1982 at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and his Ph.D. in 1988 from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana). After working as a postdoctoral fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York), he joined the faculty of California State University Fullerton in 1990. In 1997 he moved to UCLA as Lecturer, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004.
Awards and Honors:
Hanson-Dow Award, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA (2000) ; Office of Instructional Development Distinguished Teaching Award (2002)