Research Areas

Analytical Chemistry -

The study of the identification, and quantification of the chemical components of natural and artificial materials. 

Dr. Wujian Miao

Electrochemistry, Biosensors, Solar and Fuel Cells

Biochemistry -

The study of the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms

Dr. Philip Bates

Plant lipid metabolism, oil biosynthesis and engineering

  Dr. Gordon Cannon Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Regulation of Bacterial CO2 fixation


 Dr. Sabine Heinhorst

 Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Regulation of Bacterial CO2 fixation

Dr. Faqing Huang

Chemical Biology, RNA Chemistry and Therapeutic RNA

 

Dr. Jacques J. Kessl 

HIV, Drug Discovery, Protein-Protein interaction

Dr. Vijay Rangachari

Biophysical Chemistry; Protein aggregation and amyloid formation; Intrinsically Disordered Protein 

Inorganic Chemistry -

The study of the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Dr. Karl Wallace

Inorganic Supramolecular chemistry, design and synthesis of Molecular probes, sensing, spectroscopy. 

Organic Chemistry

The study of the synthesis and behavior of carbon based compounds useful for industry and medicine

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Donahue

Heterocyclic synthesis and organic reaction mechanisms

Dr. Douglas Masterson

Enzymes to produce chiral building blocks, unnatural amino acids, mass spectrometry, and free radical-promoted reactions.

Dr. Julie Pigza

Alkaloid synthesis and methodology development, umpolung strategies

Physical Chemistry -

The study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of laws and concepts of physics.

Dr. Song Guo

Doping of organic electronic materials, surface chemistry, and reaction kinetics