Chemistry Faculty

Alexander L. Burin, Ph.D. Moscow Institute for Physics and Engineering, 1989

Discipline: Physical Chemistry. Research Topics: Physical, Charge Transfer and Current-Induced magnetism.

Larry D. Byers, Ph.D. Princeton University, 1972

Discipline: Biochemistry. Research Topics: Enzyme Mechanisms and Inhibitors.

Mark Fink, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1983

Discipline: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Polymer Materials. Research Topics: Organometallic, Main Group and Organosilicon Chemistry.

Bruce C. Gibb, Ph.D. Robert Gordon's University, 1992

Discipline: Organic Chemistry

Scott Michael Grayson, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Joseph H. Boyer Professorship in Chemistry

Discipline: Organic, Polymer Materials and Biochemistry. Research Topics: Organic, Material, and Biochemistry.

Michael Herman, Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1980

Discipline: Theoretical Chemistry. Research Topics: Physical, Theoretical, Polymers.

Brent Koplitz, Ph.D. Princeton University, 1985

Chair, Department of Chemistry

Discipline: Physical Chemistry. Research Topics: Physical, Lasers, and Materials.

Joel Mague, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965

Discipline: Inorganic, Organometallic Chemistry. Research Topics: Inorganic, Organometallic, X-ray Crystallography.

Gary McPherson, Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1969

Senior Associate Dean

Discipline: Analytical Chemistry. Research Topics: Spectroscopy of Self-Assembled Systems.

Robert Pascal, Ph.D. Rice University, 1980

Bernard Villars Baus Chair in Chemistry

Discipline: Biochemistry, physical organic chemistry.

Igor V. Rubtsov, Ph.D. Institute for Chemical Physics, 1992


Discipline: Physical Chemistry. Research Topics: Physical Chemistry.

Russell Schmehl, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 1980

Discipline: Inorganic Chemistry. Research Topics: Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Light Harvesting, Sensors.

Mark Sulkes, Ph.D. Cornell University, 1978

Discipline: Physical Chemistry. Research Topics: Physical, Laser Spectroscopy, Molecular Beams.

James P. Donahue, Ph.D. Harvard University, 1998

Associate Professor
Discipline: Inorganic Chemistry. Research Topics: Transition Metal Thiolate Chemistry – Inorganic.

Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Associate Professor
Discipline: Bio-Organic Chemistry. Research Topics: Nanobiotechnology, Molecular Recognition, Self-Assembly.

Heiko Jacobsen, Ph.D. University of Calgary, Canada, 1996

Senior Professor of Practice
Discipline: Computational Inorganic Chemistry.

Carol Zhang, Ph.D. University of South Carolina, 1997

Senior Professor of Practice
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, design and synthesis of molecules of therapeutic interest.

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