Adam Brummett received his B.S. in chemistry and minor in physics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at UMKC, he participated in research synthesizing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In 2009, he joined the chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa. While earning his Ph.D., Adam studied organic polymer synthesis and later conducted research on metal-dependent enzymes via biochemical studies and X-ray crystallography. He developed a mechanism through which a series of enzymes produce a climatically active gas. Wanting to remain a Hawkeye, Adam stayed at the University of Iowa to teach chemistry as a visiting assistant professor and in the Fall of 2019 was hired as a Lecturer. In recent years, Adam has specialized in teaching large first-year chemistry courses and was recognized with the Lane Davis Award for Honors Team Teaching (2019). He has recently been involved in updating curriculum for the Principles and General Chemistry courses. Outside of the classroom, you can find Adam exploring Iowa’s unique opportunities for adventure through mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing.