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Chemistry Faculty

Name | Title | Contact Research | Teaching Interests Department | Center
Professor Anthony Addison
Disque Hall 418

Design, synthesis and properties of novel chelating agents and of macrocyclic and oligonuclear metal complexes. Bioinorganic chemistry of metalloproteins, models for various properties of Fe, Cu, Ni and V centres in O2-transporting and redox proteins. Electrochemistry, CD, EPR and magnetic properties of extended and molecular systems for thermal & photostimulated energy- and electron-transfer.

Department of Chemistry
Jason Cross, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 506

Luminescent lanthanide complexes

Department of Chemistry
Dr. Peter DeCarlo
Assistant Professor
Alumni Engineering Labs 280-C

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
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Center for Automation Technology, 486

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

Research is focused on rapidly constructing biologically relevant scaffolds as potential pharmaceutical leads. Two complementary research areas comprise most of the research effort: the use of metalated nitriles as potent nucleophiles for hindered bond construction, and the use of metalated isocyanides as precursors to peptide mimics. The research has been primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Department of Chemistry
Joe Foley, PhD
Disque Hall 212

Separation science and analytical chemistry, with an emphasis on the fundamentals and applications of pressure- or voltage-driven liquid-phase separation techniques including ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis.

Department of Chemistry
Lee Hoffman
Assistant Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 417

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
Monica Ilies
Associate Teaching Professor
Disque Hall 224
  • Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology:
    • Structure- and fragment-based drug design: development of new isozyme-specific and/or tissue/organ-selective inhibitors or activators with increased potency and improved biocompatibility for metalloenzymes connected with physiopathology; multi-step organic synthesis; biological evaluation for systemic and topic administration.
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry and Biochemistry:
    • Structural characteristics and in vivo roles of metalloproteins: enzyme kinetics; spectrometric techniques for structural analysis of small molecules and of their supra-molecular assemblies; biochemistry/molecular biology techniques for protein expression, purification and immunodetection.
Department of Chemistry
Frank Ji
Disque Hall 507
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

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

Computational and theoretical chemistry with applications to the design, discovery and improved understanding of the action of small molecules as pest and disease control agents.

Department of Chemistry
Dionicio Martinez Solorio
Assistant Professor
Disque Hall 415

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

Promotion of quantitative literacy in introductory courses; development of guided inquiry activities for introductory chemistry; outreach programs in STEM fields.

Department of Chemistry
Kevin Owens, PhD
Associate Professor
Stratton Hall 415

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
Disque Hall 211

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
Disque Hall 412

Incorporation of educational methods and technology into undergraduate chemistry courses; Development of laboratory experiments and materials for chemical education; Science outreach.

Department of Chemistry
Professor Stenner
Disque Hall 605a

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
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

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
Tony Wambsgans, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
Straton Hall 409
Department of Chemistry
Evan Wood, PhD
Associate Professor
Disque Hall 223
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

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