Faculty

      

George McBane, Ph.D., (Chair) Cornell University, Physical Chemistry
Intermolecular forces and their role in molecular collisions and reactions, studied with both experiments and computation.

Nathan Barrows, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, Chemistry Education
Student cognition, misconceptions, and interview methodologies.

Edward Baum, Ph.D., University of California, Physical Chemistry
Quantitative environmental chemistry and physical chemistry as applied to the distribution and fate of contaminants in the environment.

John Bender, Ph.D., Brown University, Inorganic Chemistry
Organometallic chemistry of main group elements.

Shannon Biros, Ph.D., Scripps Research Institute, Organic Chemistry
Development of alpha-helix peptidomimetics and the construction of self-assembled, supramolecular structures.

Todd Carlson, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Biochemistry
Biochemistry, microbial physiology and gene regulation, and text book writing.

Paul D. Cook, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry
Structural and functional studies of bacterial sugar modifying enzymes.

Matthew Hart, Ph.D., University of California-Irvine, Organic Chemistry
Synthesis of novel hormone analogs.

Julie Henderleiter, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, Chemical Education
Chemical Education, misconceptions and learning issues, preservice teacher preparation.

Deborah Herrington, Ph.D., Purdue University, Chemical Education
Laboratory instruction and curriculum development, and how students learn and understand organic chemistry. Co-Director of Target Inquiry (Chemistry concentration for M.Ed. program)

Mary Karpen, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Biochemistry
Molecular modeling, molecular mechanics of proteins, computational chemistry and computer animations.

Andrew Korich, Ph.D., University of Vermont, Organic Chemistry
Development of functional materials through dynamic covalent chemistry.

Dalila Kovacs, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Organic Chemistry
Exploring heterogeneous catalytic processes as alternatives for green pathways from biomass-based resources toward chemical commodities.

Andrew Lantz, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Analytical Chemistry
Separation and analysis of microorganisms by capillary electrophoresis, equilibrium and partitioning studies including binding constant and interaction parameter measurements, and enantioseparations of pharmaceuticals and other natural products of current interest.

Christopher Lawrence, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Chemistry.
The dynamics of hydrogen bonding fluids by computer modeling.

David Leonard, Ph.D., Cornell University, Biochemistry
Protein/protein interactions, signal transduction.

Richard Lord, Ph.D., Indiana University, Inorganic Chemistry
Computational modeling to understand unusual bonding and structures in transition metal complexes.

Stephen Matchett, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry. Complexation of unsaturated organic molecules by transition metal complexes and the effect on their chemistry.

Blair Miller, Ph.D., Miami University, Analytical Chemistry
Development of detection schemes for FIA and HPLC.

Felix Ngassa, Ph.D., University of North Dakota, Organic Chemistry
New avenues to nucleoside modification by palladium catalysis; synthetic and computational studies on heterogeneous oligomers.

Harvey Nikkel, Ph.D., Purdue University, Biochemistry
Biochemistry, protein chemistry, nutrition, and food additives.

Thomas Pentecost, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, Chemical Education
Course design that focuses on conceptual understanding and development of assessment tools that measure student understanding.

Rachel Powers, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Biochemistry and Structural Biology
X-ray crystallography and structure-based drug design.

Min Qi, Ph.D., State University of New York, Analytical Chemistry
Environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, and analytical chemistry.

Christine Rener, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology
Course design, active learning teaching strategies, and effective faculty development practices.

Stephanie Schaertel, Ph.D., Cornell University, Physical Chemistry
Physical chemistry, laser spectroscopy, spectroscopy of molecules of biological interest, quantum mechanics, chemical education.

Robert Smart, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Organic Chemistry
Photochemical synthesis and molecular recognition of biological molecules.

Sherril Soman, Ph.D., Purdue University, Chemical Education
Chemical education, in particular misconceptions and conceptual change.

Scott Thorgaard, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Analytical Chemistry
Electrochemical studies at nanometer and micrometer scales: single particle detection, electrochemical sensors, and scanning probe microscopy.

Jessica VandenPlas, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, Chemical Education
Eye-tracking methodologies, student problem-solving and cognitive load in chemistry.

Brad Wallar, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Biochemistry
Protein interactions involved in cellular movement, cytokinesis, and cancer.

Randy Winchester, Ph.D., University of Florida, Organic Chemistry
The synthesis and study of organosilicon compounds, especially silyllithium compounds, as well as catalytic asymmetric synthesis.

Laurie Witucki, Ph.D., Princeton University, Bioorganic Chemistry
Organic synthesis of enzyme inhibitors, solid phase synthesis, combinatorial library synthesis and peptide/protein interactions.

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