All Faculty

  • Mark A. Arnold
    Edwin B. Green Chair Professor in Laser Chemistry, Director, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing

    Chemical Sensors, near infrared spectroscopy, noninvasive analytical sensing, noninvasive blood glucose sensing, reagent-based optical sensors, biosensing probes, and chemometrics.

  • Dr. Nicole Becker
    Associate Professor

    Evidence-centered curriculum design and assessment; engaging students in scientific practice; model-based reasoning and argumentation in chemistry contexts

  • Aditi Bhattacherjee
    Assistant Professor
  • Ned B. Bowden

    Polymer chemistry; organic solvent nanofiltration; membranes; agricultural science; growth promoters for crops; small molecule synthesis; polymer synthesis; drug delivery; nanoscience

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  • Carter, Korey
    Assistant Professor
  • Christopher M. Cheatum
    Professor, Associate Dean for the Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences, CLAS

    Femtosecond infrared spectroscopy of enzymes, proton-transfer reactions, molecular mechanisms of enzymatic catalysis, reaction dynamics in proteins, vibrational spectroscopy and dynamics, nonlinear spectroscopy.

  • Renee Cole
    Professor, Department Associate Chair

    Chemical Education Research: Research based design of instructional materials and teaching strategies; assessment of the impact of novel teaching strategies on student learning and attitudes; scientific discourse and social negotiation of meaning in chemistry; analysis and development of professional development strategies.

  • Professor David Cwiertney
    Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Scott R. Daly
    Associate Professor

    Inorganic and organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, ligand synthesis and design, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, radiochemistry, single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

  • Tori Z. Forbes
    Professor, Director, Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility, Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Synthesis and characterization of novel actinide-based (232Th, 238U, 237Np) nanotubes and molecular clusters; X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques; transport and mobility of nuclear materials in aqueous environmental systems; radiochemistry.

  • Gregory K. Friestad
    Associate Professor

    Synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis, emphasizing chiral amines, stereoselective carbon-carbon bond constructions, radical addition reactions, organometallic reagents, and asymmetric catalysis.

  • M. Lei Geng

    Detection and spectroscopy of single molecules, time-resolved spectroscopy, chiroptical techniques, nonlinear spectroscopy; DNA sequencing; structure and dynamics of proteins; capillary electrophoresis.

  • Edward Gillan photo
    Associate Professor

    Materials synthesis via thermochemically driven reactions between molecular precursors; metastable nitrogen-rich carbon nitride synthesis; solvothermal and solid-state synthesis of metal nitride, phosphides, sulfides, and oxide nanoparticles; reactive mechanochemistry; applications to energy or environmentally relevant electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.

  • James B. Gloer
    Roy J. Carver/Ralph L. Shriner Professor of Chemistry

    Discovery, isolation, and structure determination of new biologically active natural products from fungi; anticancer agents; antifungal agents; natural insecticides; fungal chemical ecology.

  • Amanda J. Haes

    Noble metal nanoparticle synthesis, purification, surface chemistry modification, and characterization for biosensor development, mass transport of small molecules, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), capillary and microchip electrophoresis.

  • Dr. Rebecca Laird
    Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Johna Leddy
    Associate Professor

    Electrochemistry, mass and electron transfer, interfacial phenomena, composite ion-exchange polymers, modeling and simulations, magnetic effects in electrochemical systems.

  • Dr. Mona Maalouf
    Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Leonard R. MacGillivray
    Professor, Department of Chemistry, Professor (Secondary Appointment), College of Pharmacy, Department Executive Officer (Department Chair)

    Molecular recognition; solid state organic and inorganic chemistry; crystal photochemistry; nanotechnology. Synthesis of porous molecular solids and nanometer scale molecular structures for applications in separations, catalysis, and molecular switching. Organic solid state synthesis by design.

  • Claudio J. Margulis

    Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Room-Temperature Ionic-Liquids, Molten Salts, Materials, Environmental, Biological.

  • Dave Martin
    Associate Professor

    Catalysis, photocatalysis, radical chemistry, natural product synthesis, neuroprotection, mechanism of action studies

  • Sara Mason
    Associate Professor

    Density functional theory, theoretical physical chemistry, electronic structure, computational chemistry, molecular dynamics, complex metal oxides, nano-bio interface, nanomaterials, geochemistry, energy applications, environmental chemistry

  • Louis Messerle
    Associate Professor

    Synthetic and mechanistic organometalic chemistry of early transition metals, particularly mid-valent and metal-metal multiply-bonded compounds; organopolymetallics of main group elements as organometallic synthons and materials precursors; inorganic complexes in medical diagnostic imaging.

  • F. Christopher Pigge
    Associate Professor

    Organometallics in organic synthesis, synthesis of heterocyclic compounds related to alkaloids, design and synthesis of heterocyclic cyclophanes, supramolecular host-guest chemistry, crystal engineering.

  • Aliasger K Salem
    Professor, College of Pharmacy, Professor (Secondary Appointment) Department of Chemistry
  • Schultz, Mike Michael
    Associate Professor of Radiology-Division of Nuclear Medicine, Associate Professor (Secondary Appointment) Department of Chemistry
  • Scott K. Shaw
    Associate Professor

    analytical chemistry, interface science, intermolecular forces, vibrational spectroscopy, electrochemistry, probe microscopy, surface science, PMIRRAS, SFG, VSFG, Raman, Ellipsometry, Polymer Films, Urban Films, CO2 Recyling, Ionic Liquid, RTIL, Biofilm, Adhesion, ultra-smooth surfaces, nano


  • Dr. James Shepherd
    Assistant Professor

    Computational physical chemistry: nanoparticles, solar cell & catalyst design, renewable energy, using big data in chemistry, basic energy sciences, electronic structure & reactivity.

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  • Elizabeth Stone

    Environmental, organic, and analytical chemistry; emphasis placed on understanding molecular composition, transformation, and sources of atmospheric aerosols; sea spray; combustion; co-firing; bioaerosols; secondary organic aerosol; laboratory and field studies; gas and liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; source apportionment

  • Dr. Amy Strathman
    Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Alexei V. Tivanski
    Associate Professor

    Analytical, Physical, Environmental and Surface Chemistry; Nanoscience; Electrical and Mechanical properties of organic and inorganic crystalline solids at micro- and nano-dimensions; Single particle Atomic Force Microscopy; Nanoindentation; Molecular solids; Metal-organic frameworks.

  • David F. Wiemer
    F. Wendell Miller Professor

    Synthetic and bioorganic chemistry. Natural product synthesis. Development of synthetic methodology based on organophosphorus chemistry. Synthesis of inhibitors of terpene metabolism, modified carbohydrates, and nucleosides.

  • Williams
    Assistant Professor

    Boron chemistry, Nitrene Chemistry, Organic Methodology, Activation of Strong Bonds, Bioorthogonal Cross-Coupling, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Small Molecule Synthesis, Neurodegenerative Diseases