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Banerjee, Sarbajit 
Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 2000, St. Stephen's College. Ph.D., 2004, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2007, Columbia University. Inorganic/Physical/Materials Chemistry. Solid-state chemistry, nanoscale materials, strongly correlated systems, electronic structure of nanomaterials and interfaces, thin films, and coatings.

Barondeau, David  P
Associate Professor of Chemistry. B. A., 1989, Southern Utah State College. Ph.D. 1996, Texas A&M University. La Jolla Interfaces in Sciences Fellow 1997-1998; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2000; Senior Research Associate, 2002-2006, The Scripps Research Institute. Biological Chemistry. Bioinorganic chemistry, metal cofactor biosynthesis, post-translational modification chemistry, enzyme catalysis, protein crystallography.

Batteas, James  D
Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 1990, University of Texas at Austin. Ph.D., 1995, University of California at Berkeley. Postdoctoral Fellow 1995-1996, Harvard University. Physical/Analytical/Materials Chemistry. Nanoscale materials and devices, nanofabrication via self-assembly and scanned probe lithography, molecular and organic electronics, surface chemistry, plant biopolymer surfaces and interfaces, nanotribology of oxides, molecular forces, directed assembly of proteins on surfaces.

Begley, Tadhg  P
Robert A. Welch Foundation Chair and Derek Barton Professor in Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry, B.S. National University of Ireland, 1977, California Institute of Technology, 1983. Biological, Organic, and Bioorganic chemistry. Mechanistic chemistry and enzymology of complex organic transformations, particularly those found on the vitamin biosynthetic pathways.

Bergbreiter, David  E
Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1970, Michigan State University. Ph. D., 1974, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Organic Chemistry. Reactions at polymeric surfaces; polymers in heterogeneous catalysis; polymer chemistry; transition metal catalysis; polymer synthesis; asymmetric organic synthesis; organometallic chemistry.

Bevan, John  W
Davidson Chair in Science. Professor of Chemistry. B. Sc., 1968, University of Wales. M. Sc., 1970, University of Surrey. Ph. D. 1974, University College London. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1975, Rice University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1977, University of Montreal. Research Associate, 1977, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Ottawa. Physical Chemistry. Ultra-high resolution spectroscopy. Development of submillimeter and quantum cascade laser instrumentation and spectroscopic techniques. Semi-empirical methods for studying intermolecular interactions. Investigations in molecular quantum mechanics through canonical mathematical transformations and their application to the fundamentals of chemical bonding and reactions. Non-invasive state-specific molecular diagnostics for lung cancer and other diseases. Environmental technology.

Bluemel, Janet 
Professor of Chemistry. Diploma, 1986, and Ph.D., 1989, Technical University of Munich. Nato Postdoctoral Fellow 1989-1990, University of California, Berkeley. Assistant Professor (Habilitandin), 1990-1996, and Privatdozentin, 1996-1997, Technical University of Munich. Associate Professor, 1998-2007, University of Heidelberg. Inorganic and organometallic chemistry, transition metal catalysis, immobilized catalysts, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, surface chemistry of oxides.

Brown, Lawrence  S
Instructional Assistant Professor. B. S., 1981, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. M. A., 1983; Ph. D., 1986, Princeton University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-88, University of Chicago. Chemical Education. Active learning and use of technology in education. Integration of chemistry with other subjects in the engineering curriculum.

Burgess, Kevin 
Rachal Professor in Chemistry. B. S., 1979, University of Bath. M. S., 1980, University of East Anglia. Ph. D., 1983, Cambridge University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1984, University of Wisconsin. Research Fellow, 1985-87, Cambridge University. Organic synthesis and biomedicinal chemistry. Design and synthesis of small molecules to perturb protein-protein interaction. Targeting tumors and healthy cells using molecules designed to interact with cell surface receptors for imaging and chemotherapeutic applications. Dyes for intracellular imaging. Asymmetric catalysis and peptidomimetic chemistry.

Clearfield, Abraham 
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B. A.; 1948, M. A., 1951, Temple University. Ph. D., 1954, Rutgers University. Inorganic Chemistry. Crystallography; solid state chemistry; synthesis, structure, and ion exchange behavior of inorganic compounds; chemistry of zirconium; structure of coordination and organometallic compounds; layered compounds.

Darensbourg, Donald  J
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1964, California State University at Los Angeles. Ph. D., 1968, University of Illinois at Urbana. Inorganic Chemistry. Research activities focus on synthetic, structural, and mechanistic studies aimed at a better understanding of important catalytic processes. Much attention is directed towards processes relevant to the utilization of carbon dioxide as a starting material for the synthesis of organic compounds, including polymers.

Darensbourg, Marcetta  Y
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1963, Union College Kentucky. Ph. D., 1967, University of Illinois at Urbana. Inorganic Chemistry. Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic chemistry, including functioning models of catalytic active sites in bioinorganic/organometallic systems: Ni, Fe, Co.

Dunbar, Kim  R
Davidson Chair in Science. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 1980, Westminster College. Ph. D., 1984, Purdue University. Inorganic Chemistry. Synthesis and characterization of transition metal compounds and molecule-based materials with unusual physical properties. Nucleic acid binding of metal complexes.

Fang, Lei 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B. S., Wuhan University. Ph. D., Northwestern University. Organic Chemistry.

Gabbai, Francois  P
A.E. Martell Endowed Chair. Professor of Chemistry. Ph. D., 1994, University of Texas at Austin. Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, 1994-1996, and European Community Research Fellow (Habilitation), 1996-1998, Technical University of Munich. Organometallic/Inorganic Main Group Chemistry. Polyfunctional Lewis Acids in Molecular Recognition. Catalysis and Supramolecular Materials.

Gaede, Holly  C
Instructional Assistant Professor. B. S., 1991, University of Delaware; Ph. D., 1995, University of California, Berkeley. Chemical Education. Scientific Communication. Mentoring. Physical Chemistry. Solid-state NMR of membrane systems.

Gladysz, John  A
Dow Chair in Chemical Invention and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
B. S. , 1971, University of Michigan and Ph. D. 1974, Stanford University. Organic Chemistry/Organometallic Chemistry/Catalysis. Organic synthesis including enantioselective reactions and mechanistic studies, molecular devices, materials chemistry, and green chemistry.

Gopalakrishnan, Ganesa 
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. (1981, 1987) B.S., University of Madras (India), 1961; M.S., University of Madras (India), 1966; Ph.D., University of Madras (India), 1977.

Grunlan, Jaime  C
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry. B. S., 1997, North Dakota State University. Ph. D., 2001, University of Minnesota. Layer-by-layer assembly of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites. Tailoring nanocomposite microstructure and properties with stimuli-responsive polymers and high aspect ratio nanoparticles. Focused on thermal and transport properties of nanocomposite materials, especially in the areas of thermoelectric energy generation, gas barrier (and separation) and fire prevention.

Hall, Michael  B
Davidson Chair in Science. Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1966, Juniata College. Ph. D., 1971, University of Wisconsin, Madison. AEI Research Fellow, 1971-72, University of Manchester. Research Associate, 1973-74, Univ. of Wisconsin. Inorganic Chemistry. Theoretical studies of the electronic structure of inorganic complexes, organometallic compounds and cluster systems. Relationship between electronic structure and chemical behavior, especially catalysis.

Harding, Kenn  E
Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1964, Oklahoma State University. Ph.D., 1968, Stanford University. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1968-69, Harvard University. Program Director, 1985-86, National Science Foundation. Organic Chemistry. Natural Products synthesis, stereoselectivity of cyclofunctionalization reactions; stereoselective synthesis of cyclic and acyclic polyfunctional amines; enantioselective synthesis.

Herschbach, Dudley  R
Professor of Physics and of Chemistry. (2005) B.S., Stanford University, 1954; M.S., Stanford University, 1955; A.M., Harvard University, 1956; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1958.

Hildreth, Robert  A
Lecturer in Chemistry. (2000) B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1971; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1976.

Hilty, Christian 
Associate Professor of Chemistry. Diploma, 1999, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Ph.D., 2004, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2006, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Biophysical Chemistry. Protein structure and function, biological membranes, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), NMR methodology.

Hughbanks, Timothy  R
Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1977, University of Washington. M. S., 1980, Ph. D., 1983, Cornell University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1982-85, University of Chicago. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1985-87, Iowa State University. Inorganic Chemistry. Solid state chemistry; synthesis and structure of clusters and extended metal-metal bonded arrays; molecular orbital and bond theory applied to clusters and solids, electronic control of structures and properties.

Jiang, Lin 
Lecturer in chemistry (2014) B.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2006; Ph.D Miami University, 2013; visiting assistant professor, Alma College, 2013 -2014. organic chemistry, material science.

Keeney-Kennicutt, Wendy 
Assistant Instructional Professor. Associate Director of the First Year Chemistry Program. B. Sc., 1972, Queen's University, Canada. M. Sc., 1974, Queen's University, Canada. Ph. D., 1981, Texas A&M University. Chemical Education. Cooperative learning. Relationship between teaching methods and student learning success. Environmental

Laane, Jaan 
Professor of Chemistry. B. S. 1964, University of Illinois. Ph. D., 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Physical Chemistry. Fourier-transform infrared, laser Raman, and jet-cooled fluorescence spectroscopy; vibrational potential energy functions; matrix isolation spectroscopy; Raman difference spectroscopy; nitrogen-oxygen chemistry; organometallic synthesis; spectroscopic theory and computation.

Lim, Soon  Mi
Lecturer in Chemistry. B.S., 1996, Inha University (Korea); M.S., 1998, Inha University; Ph.D., 2006, Texas A&M University; Postdoc. 2006-2012, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Lindahl, Paul  A
Professor of Chemistry. B. A., 1979, North Park College. Ph. D., 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1985-87, University of Minnesota. Inorganic Chemistry. Bioinorganic chemistry; structures and functions of transition metal complexes in enzymes; spectroscopy (primarily electron paramagnetic resonance), redox processes, enzyme catalysis.

Liu, Wenshe 
Emile and Marta Schweikert Professorship in Chemistry. Associate Professor. B.S., 2000, Beijing University. Ph.D., 2005, University of California-Davis. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2007, the Scripps Research Institute. Biological Chemistry. Protein-protein/DNA interaction network in living cells; Structures and functions of selenoproteins; Protein modification; Peptide library screening.

Lucchese, Robert  R
Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1977, University of California Berkeley. Ph. D., 1982, California Institute of Technology. NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1982, Princeton University. Postdoctoral Staff Member, 1983, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Physical Chemistry. Theoretical studies of molecular photoionization and electron molecule scattering; gas-phase cluster collision dynamics; vibrational dynamics of hydrogen bonded molecular complexes.

Macfarlane, Ronald  D
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B. A., 1954, University of Buffalo. M. S., 1957, Ph. D., 1959, Carnegie-Mellon University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1959, University of California Berkeley. Analytical Chemistry. Application of modern techniques to the study of cardiovascular disease. Development of state-of-the-art analytical chemistry methodologies to contribute to the solution of important clinical problems.

Mawk, Elmo  J
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. (1999) B.S., Morehead State University, 1992; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1999.

Mullen, Christine  A
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry.

Murillo, Carlos  A
Senior Lecturer. Currently serving as Program Officer, Chemistry Instrumentation Program, National Science Foundation.

Natowitz, Joseph  B
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B. S. 1958, University of Florida. Ph. D., 1965, University of Pittsburgh. Postdoctoral Fellow,1965-67, SUNY at Stony Brook. Nuclear Chemistry. Nuclear reaction mechanisms; thermodynamics of highly excited nuclei, limits to existence of nuclei; the nuclear equation of state; nuclear dynamics.

Nippe, Michael 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Diploma, 2007, Technical University of Berlin. Ph.D., 2011, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Inorganic Chemistry. Synthetic molecular and supramolecular chemistry. Electrocatalysis. Spectroscopic and magnetic properties of heterometallic systems at various size regimes.

North, Simon  W
Professor of Chemistry and Interim Head. B. Sc., 1990, University of New Hampshire. Ph. D., 1995, University of California at Berkeley. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1997, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Study of Atmospherically relevant photoinduced reactions and tropospheric oxidation reactions. State-to-state unimolecular reaction dynamics. Development of high resolution laser-based probes of transient species.

Ozerov, Oleg V 
Professor of Chemistry. Ph. D., 2000, University of Kentucky. Postdoctoral associate, 2000-2002, Indiana University. Organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. Molecular chemistry of transition metals and main group elements. Biomass conversion. Carbon-fluorine bond activation. Chemistry and energy.

Pellois, Jean-Philippe 
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Chemistry. M.Sc. Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon, 1999. Ph.D. University of Houston, 2002. Bioorganic Chemistry. Protein S-acylation, signal transduction, and protein trafficking.

Pellois, Joanna  Goodey
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. (2006) B.S., College of William and Mary, 1996; Ph.D., University of Houston, 2001.

Pennington, James  D
Instructional Assistant Professor in Chemistry. (1998, 2003) B.A., University of Michigan, 1991; B.S., University of Michigan, 1991; M.S., University of Michigan, 1994; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1998.

Ponnamperuma, Krishan 
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. (2006) B.A., Oxford University, 1986; Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1992.

Powers, David  C
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B. A., 2006, Franklin and Marshall College. Ph.D., 2011, Harvard University. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Organic and inorganic chemistry. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable synthesis and energy conversion.

Raushel, Frank  M
Davidson Chair in Science. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B. A., 1972, St. Thomas College. Ph. D., 1976, University of Wisconsin Madison. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1976-80, Pennsylvania State University. Biochemistry. Determination of enzyme reaction mechanisms and protein structure using kinetic, genetic, and magnetic resonance techniques.

Rosynek, Michael  P
Professor of Chemistry. B. S. 1967, M. S., 1969, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Ph. D., 1972, Rice University. Physical Chemistry. Heterogeneous catalysis and solid-state surface chemistry; infrared and electron spectroscopic studies of surfaces and adsorbed species; catalytic and surface properties of metal oxides and oxide-supported metals; application of temperature-programmed methods to characterization of catalysts.

Russell, David  H
Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex, Instruments Professorship in Mass Spectrometry in Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1974, University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Ph. D., 1978, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Analytical Chemistry. Research on fundamental ion chemistry and instrument development. Particular emphasis on laser mass spectrometry methods and biological mass spectrometry.

Sacchettini, James  C
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Chemistry. Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis (1987).

Santander, Patricio 
Lecturer. B.S., 1978, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Ph.D., 1987, Texas A&M University. Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, 1988-2006, Center for Biological NMR, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University.

Schweikert, Emile  A
Professor of Chemistry and former Head. License es Science, 1962, University of Toulouse, France. Doctorate, 1964, University of Paris. Analytical Chemistry. Trace and microscopic analysis methods based on atomic and nuclear interactions.

Scully, Marlan 
Distinguished Professor of Physics and of Chemistry. Ed.D., Casper College, 1959; B.S., University of Wyoming, 1961; M.S., Yale University, 1963; Ph.D., Yale University, 1966; laser physics; quantum optics; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; bioengineering.

Sczepanski, Jonathan  T
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 2005, University of Minnesota. Ph.D., 2010, Johns Hopkins University. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2015, The Scripps Research Institute. Nucleic acids chemistry, chemical biology, and molecular biology. Molecular evolution of RNA inhibitors and diagnostic tools. DNA damage.

Sheldon, Matthew 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. BA, 2004, Carleton College, MN, PhD 2010, University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2014, California Institute of Technology, CA, Plasmonics and nanophotonics. Semiconductor nanocrystals and metallic nanoparticles. Optical simulation methods and spectroscopy. Scanning probe microscopy, electrical characterization. Solar energy and photochemistry.

Singleton, Daniel  A
Davidson Chair in Science. Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1980, Case Western Reserve University. Ph.D., 1986, University of Minnesota. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-87, University of Wisconsin at Madison. Organic, organometallic, and bioorganic reaction mechanisms. Exploration for new kinds of mechanisms and mechanistic effects in reactions, including especially dynamic effects and tunneling in reaction mechanisms; isotope effects and their use in detailing transition state geometries.

Son, Dong Hee 
Associate Professor. B.S., 1992, Seoul National University, Korea. M.S., 1994, Seoul National University, Korea. Ph.D., 2002, University of Texas, Austin. Postdoctoral fellow (2002-2005), University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley. Time-resolved spectroscopic study of the energy relaxation, energy transfer and charge transfer processes in semiconductor and magnetic nanoparticles.

Soriaga, Manuel  P
Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1970, University of San Carlos (Philippines). Ph. D., 1977; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1977-78, University of Hawaii. ACS-PRF Research Fellow, 1978-81; Research Chemist, 1981-85, University of California at Santa Barbara. Analytical Chemistry. Electrochemical Surface Science. The surface science of electrocatalysis; surface organometallic chemistry; electrocatalysis by ultrathin films and nanoclusters; batteries and fuel cells; in situ scanning probe microscopy; ultrahigh vacuum surface analysis.

Tiner, Tammy  H
Senior Lecturer and Associate Undergraduate Advisor. B.S., 1974, Texas Christian University. M.S., 1978, Texas A&M University. Ph.D., 1981, Texas A&M University. Organic Chemistry. Coordinator, Organic Chemistry Lecture Courses.

Vigh, Gyula 
Gradipore Chair in Separation Science . M. S., 1979; Ph. D., 1975, University of Veszprem, Hungary. Analytical Chemistry. Analytical and preparative chiral separations by liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and capillary electrophoresis.

Watanabe, Coran  M H
Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 1992, University of Hawaii. Ph.D., 1998, The Johns Hopkins University. Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellow of the Life Sciences Foundation, 2002, The Scripps Research Institute. Bio-organic chemistry. Bio-engineering of natural product biosynthetic pathways. Cell-based screening, mRNA expression profiling (on a genome-wide scale), and structure elucidation of natural products.

Wheeler, Steven  E
Associate Professor of Chemistry. B. A., 2002, New College of Florida. Ph. D., 2006, University of Georgia. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2010, University of California, Los Angeles. Computational/Physical/Organic Chemistry. Non-covalent interactions, organocatalysis, computational thermochemistry.

Bentley-Williamson, Vickie  M.
Instructional Assistant Professor. B. S., 1974, Central Oklahoma University; M. S., 1977, University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., 1992, University of Oklahoma. Chemical Education. Quantitative and qualitative research in the teaching and learning of chemistry. Emphasis on inquiry, learning cycle, particulate nature of matter at the college and precollege levels. Outreach activities, Graduate courses for teachers, and graduate courses in chemical education.

Wooley, Karen  L
W.T. Doherty-Welch Foundation Chair in Chemistry. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. B.S., 1988, Oregon State University. Ph.D., 1993, Cornell University. Organic/Polymer/Materials Chemistry. Organic and polymer synthesis; novel macromolecular nanostructures for biomedical and materials applications; degradable polymers; nanoscale polymer assemblies; functional polymers; polymer modification.

Yeager, Danny  L
Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1968, University of Iowa. Ph. D., 1975, California Institute of Technology. Research Associate, 1975-77, University of Chicago. Physical Chemistry. Theoretical development of methods for studies of atomic and molecular electronic states, electron-molecule scattering; reactive scattering.

Yennello, Sherry  J
Cyclotron Institute Bright Chair in Nuclear Science. Professor of Chemistry. B. S., 1985, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ph. D., 1990, Indiana University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-92, Michigan State University. Nuclear Chemistry. Research involves using beams of exotic nuclei to investigate nuclear reaction mechanisms: altering the N/Z of the beam enables the study of isospin equilibrations and effects due to the Coulomb force.

Zhang, Renyi 
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and of Chemistry. Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Postdoctoral fellow, 1996, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Research Associate, 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Analytical/physical/environmental/atmospheric chemistry. Kinetics and mechanism of gas-phase and heterogeneous reactions. Laboratory studies of formation, growth, and chemical and physical properties of atmospheric aerosols. Modeling of photochemistry and aerosol chemistry. Atmospheric measurements of trace gas species and aerosols.

Zhou, Dr. Hongcai  (Joe)
Robert A. Welch Foundation Chair in Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry. Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry. Ph.D., 2000, Texas A&M University. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2002, Harvard University. Inorganic Chemistry. Biomimetic synthesis, hydrogen storage, methane storage, iron-sulfur clusters, metal-organic frameworks, mesh-adjustable molecular sieves, mesoporous materials, molecular electronics, X-ray crystallography.

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