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Chemistry

College of the Sciences

Faculty and Staff


 

The Chemistry Department prides itself in close student/professor relationships and the availability of individualized instruction. This helps account for the excellent
achievement and placement records of our graduates. Each faculty member is actively involved in classroom and laboratory instruction, and many conduct scholarly
research activities. Fields of specialization include biochemistry, organic, analytical, inorganic, physical and environmental chemistry as well as science education.
Faculty are listed below along with his or her areas of expertise and research interests.

 

Faculty Listing

 

Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Isolation and Characterization of Organic Compounds from Natural Sources. Investigations of the Biological Activities and Potential Pharmacological Relevance of Isolated Compounds
 
Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Dynamics and Catalytic Resolution of Selected Chiral Organolithiums
 
Professor, Inorganic Chemistry. 
Luminescence, Energy Transfer and Degradation Processes in Solid State Luminescent Systems
 
Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Therapeutically Important Enzymes
 
Professor, Computational Chemistry.
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry; Thermodynamics; Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics; Theoretical Study of Nanoclusters and Astronomical Species
 

Brittany Holmes

Lecturer

Quantitative Analysis and chemical residue testing for pesticides, veterinary drugs and target analytes

 

Professor, Environmental Engineering Science.

Chemical Composition of Ambient Aerosol Particles
 
Associate Chair, Associate Professor, Biochemistry. 
Identification and characterization of protein-protein interactions that induce frontal cortical areas of the brain
 

Sam Lohse

 

Emeritus Faculty, Organic Chemistry. 
Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Study of Singlet Carbenes Including Oxonium and Fluoronium Ylides
 
Lecturer, Biochemistry.
Self-Assembly and Regulation of Large Mechanoenzyme Complexes. 
 
Department Chair, Physical/Analytical Chemistry.
Spectroscopic investigations of macromolecular complexes of polyelectrolytes and surfactants. Investigations of the effect of nanoparticle metal oxides on the optical properties of polyelectrolyte/surfactant formulations.
 
Professor, Chemical Education.
Supporting Student Inquiry in the Laboratory through a Research-Based Approach and Use of Computer-Based Measurement Technology.
 
Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry.
Synthesis and Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Natural Product-Derived Compound Libraries.
 
Graduate Coordinator, Professor, Biochemistry.
Mitochondrial Biochemistry, Reactive Oxygen Species, Toxicology
 

 

Staff Listing

Name

Position Phone
Emil Babik     Instrument Tech 814.594.2408
Tony Brown Stockroom Manager / Instructor x1303
Brian Finn Computer Tech 607.1212
Daniel Hall Stockroom Tech x1303
Ian Seiler Safety Representative/Research Lab Manager      x1307
Lisa Stowe Office Manager x2811
Cindy White Instrument Tech 618.250.2135

 

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