Faculty

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is comprised of faculty members that are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, research and mentoring. Our faculty are dedicated to student-centric teaching, of both undergraduate and graduate students, and these events occur in the classroom, teaching labs, research labs, and other areas. We facilitate the natural connections between teaching and mentoring, enabling students of all levels to flourish and develop skills that will lead to success throughout life. Not only are we dedicated to teaching, but also to leading cutting-edge research in which both graduate and undergraduate students can engage. Furthermore, our faculty have won numerous awards and been prestigiously recognized for their teaching, research, and more. Our faculty members specialize in one or more of the five traditional fields of chemistry: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. We also take pride in the incorporation of an emerging and important field of chemistry in our research and teaching, that being Green Chemistry. Moreover, our faculty have interdisciplinary strengths in Biomolecular, Computational, Materials and Environmental Chemistry, taking us to the frontiers of chemical research and its applications. Lastly, we also have faculty members whose primary research focus is chemistry education to further hone their skills to educate in the lecture and teaching lab settings.

Chair

Dr. Mihaela Rita MihailescuDr. Mihaela-Rita Mihailescu
Chair and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Protein-nucleic acid interactions, NMR spectroscopy

Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Aitken
Professor
Elucidation of new crystal structures, synthesis and study of novel solid state materials

Dr. Bruce BeaverDr. Bruce Beaver
Professor
Reactions of molecular oxygen with indole and carbazole derivatives

Dr. Aaron Bloomfield
Assistant Professor
Homogeneous catalysis and green chemistry

Dr. Michael Cascio
Associate Professor
Biochemistry

Dr. Jeffrey D. Evanseck
Professor, Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering and Computational Sciences

Theoretical Biophysical and Physical Organic Chemistry

Dr. Skip KingstonDr. H. M. (Skip) Kingston
Professor

Environmental analysis using ICP-MS

Paul LummisDr. Paul Lummis
Assistant Professor
Main-group and organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Dr. Thomas MontgomeryDr. Thomas Montgomery
Assistant Professor
Novel methods for synthesis of bio-relevant compounds

Alicia Paterna ParsiDr. Alicia Paterno Parsi
Teaching Assistant Professor

Chemistry Education

Dr. Tomislav Pintauer
Professor

Inorganic, Organometallic and Polymer Chemistry

Dr. David W. Seybert
Professor

Regulation of enzymes involved in steroid hormone biosynthesis

Dr. Michael Van StipdonkDr. Michael Van Stipdonk
Associate Professor
Mass Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry

Dr. Emily C. SylvesterDr. Emily C. Sylvester
Teaching Assistant Professor
Chemistry Education

Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel
Teaching Assistant Professor

Analytical and Forensic Chemistry

Scholars in Residence

Scott FaberDr. Scott Faber
Scholar in Residence

Dr. Douglas Fox
Scholar in Residence

Dr. Jeffrey Rohde
Scholar in Residence