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Chemistry Faculty

Name | Title | Contact Research | Teaching Interests Department | Center
Professor Anthony Addison
Professor
Disque Hall 418
addisona@drexel.edu
215.895.2646

Design and synthesis of novel biomimetic and oligonuclear chelates of copper, nickel, iron and vanadium. Their interpretation by magnetochemical, electrochemical and spectroscopic methods, including electron spin resonance. CD and ESR spectroscopy and kinetics for elucidation of molecular architecture of derivatives (including NO) of oxygen-binding and electron-transfer heme- and non-heme iron metalloproteins of vertebrate and invertebrate origins.

Department of Chemistry
Jason Cross, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 506
jpc359@drexel.edu
215.895.2641

Luminescent lanthanide complexes

Department of Chemistry
Dr. Peter DeCarlo
Assistant Professor
Alumni Engineering Labs 280-C
pfd33@drexel.edu
215.895.2345

Outdoor air quality, particulate matter size and composition instrumentation and measurements, source apportionment of ambient particulate matter, climate impacts of particulate matter

Department of Chemistry
Fafarman
Assistant Professor (Courtesy)
CAT 486
fafarman@drexel.edu
215.895.5818
Materials Chemistry:
Nanocrystal synthesis and surface chemistry. Self- and directed-assembly of nanocrystal solids for use as energy conversion materials.
 
Physical Chemistry:
Ultra-fast and steady state spectroscopy to study the behavior of electrons in semiconductor nanocrystals.
Department of Chemistry
Fraser Fleming, PhD
Department Head and Professor of Chemistry
Disque Hall 306
fraser.f.fleming@drexel.edu
215.895.2644
Nitriles, Isonitriles, Stereochemistry, Organometallics Department of Chemistry
Joe Foley, PhD
Professor
Disque Hall 212
jfoley@drexel.edu
215.895.6218

Separation science, especially the fundamentals and biomedical/pharmaceutical applications of the following voltage- or pressure-driven separation techniques: capillary electrophoresis, electrokinetic chromatography, capillary electrochromatography, and micellar liquid chromatography. Within these techniques, we explore novel separation modes and surfactant aggregate pseudophases (micelles, vesicles, microemulsions); chiral separations; and physicochemical measurements.

Department of Chemistry
Lee Hoffman
Assistant Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 417
lwh28@drexel.edu
215.895.1784

Interfacial studies on the self-assembly of natural organic materials, understanding the nature of each component, and development of a mechanism describing this process. Dendrimer/metal nanocomposite design and synthesis hosting metal nanoparticles, utilizing the multivalent dendritic polymer architecture for further exploitation with other molecules such as antibodies and other targeting species. Surface and interfacial science applications to develop a better understanding of the structure/property relationships of a variety of materials dendritic matter, with particular investigations directed towards developing better control over material/material interaction and formation along with clarifying the mechanism for nanocomposite formation.

Department of Chemistry
Associate Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 224
monica.ilies@drexel.edu
215.895.2642
Department of Chemistry
Frank Ji
Professor
Disque Hall 507
hj56@drexel.edu
215.895.2562
Lab Phone: 215.571.3648

Micromechancial sensors for biological and environmental applications; Nanomechanical drug screening technology.

Department of Chemistry
Daniel King
Associate Professor
Disque Hall 509
daniel.king@drexel.edu
215.895.0571

Assessment of active learning methods and technology in chemistry courses; incorporation of environmental data into chemistry classroom modules; development of hands-on activities and laboratory experiments.

Department of Chemistry
Daniel Kleier, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton Hall 414
daniel.a.kleier@drexel.edu
215.895.1861
Department of Chemistry
Dionicio Martinez Solorio
Assistant Professor
Stratton Hall 415
dionicio@drexel.edu
215.895.3561

Research in the Martinez Solorio Laboratory is driven by the total synthesis of complex biologically active natural products which will serve as inspirational platforms for the discovery and development of new reactions and synthetic methods.

Total synthesis of natural products and methodology development provides an excellent educational opportunity to all post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students for careers in academia and the pharmaceutical or chemical industry.

Department of Chemistry
Craig McClure, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton Hall 412
Craig.P.McClure@drexel.edu
215.571.3197
Department of Chemistry
Kevin Owens, PhD
Associate Professor
Stratton Hall 415
kevin.owens@drexel.edu
215.895.2621

Mass spectrometry research, including the development of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) techniques for use with biological and synthetic polymer systems, and the development of chemometric techniques for improved data analysis.

Department of Chemistry
Dr. Lynn S. Penn
Professor
Disque Hall 211
lsp28@drexel.edu
215.895.4970

Construction of complex and controlled polymer brushes for functional surfaces; experimental study of diffusion into polymer brushes and comparison with theoretical predictions; surface and interface chemistry, including wetting and adhesion; real-time monitoring and quantitative analysis of chemical reactions and adsorption on surfaces.

Department of Chemistry
Susan Rutkowsky, PhD
Associate Department Head, Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton Hall 412
susan.anne.rutkowsky@drexel.edu
215.895.1509
Department of Chemistry
Professor Stenner
Professor
Disque Hall 605a
rschweitzer-stenner@drexel.edu
215.895.2268

Vibrational Spectroscopy, with an emphasis on Raman and resonance Raman spectroscopy; structure analysis of peptides in solution; understanding the coil state of peptides and proteins; protein folding of Heme proteins (cytochrome c, myoglobin, horseradish peroxidase), particularly the relationship between heme-protein interactions and function; theoretical modeling of ligand-receptor interactions and transmembrane signaling in mast cells.

Department of Chemistry
Karl Sohlberg, PhD
Associate Professor
Disque Hall 222
sohlbergk@drexel.edu
215.895.2653
Theoretical and Computational Physical and Materials Chemistry, including first principles studies of: catalytic materials, kinetics and thermodynamics of hydrogen in catalytic materials, and surfaces of heterogeneous catalysts. Development of theoretical models for both electrical and mechanical molecular devices. Department of Chemistry
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Associate Professor
Disque Hall 508
wadepa@drexel.edu
215.895.2652

Exploration of a newly discovered [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement in which O-allyl nitronic esters are thermally converted to g,d-unsaturated nitro compounds; development and exploitation of a carbon-based hemiacetal mimic; and exploration of cycloaddition reactions involving nitroethylene derivatives and novel nitrile oxides.

Department of Chemistry
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Associate Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 506
anthony.wambsgans@drexel.edu
215.895.1585
Department of Chemistry
Evan Wood, PhD
Associate Professor
Disque Hall 223
ew456@drexel.edu
215.895.1681
Atmospheric chemistry, including radical chemistry and formation of secondary pollutants in urban and forest environments, impacts of biomass burning on air pollution and climate change, impact of airports on air quality, and design and deployment of novel instrumentation for field studies. College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Jun Xi, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 218
jx35@drexel.edu
215.895.2648

Biomacromolecular interactions both in solution and in confined environment, mechanisms of DNA replication and DNA repair, structure and function of molecular chaperones, drug target identification and new therapeutic development, single molecule enzymology, DNA directed organic synthesis

Department of Chemistry