Faculty Research

The Department of Chemistry faculty welcome research inquiries from both undergraduate and graduate students.

Michael Castellani
Organotransition metal chemistry. Paramagnetic compounds. Magnetism in organotransition metal radicals. Steric influence in organotransition metal chemistry.

Scott Day
The development and characterization of surfaces with molecularly defined spacing for highly sensitive bioanalytical sensors such as protein biochips.

Leslie Frost
Biological Mass Spectrometry focusing on protein identification and analysis.

Yongick Kim
Examining the regulation of the kinase activity in the circadian clock systems to elucidate the mechanism. The circadian (about a day) clock is an endogenous timekeeping mechanism that provides many advantages for life in a rhythmically changing environment.

Derrick Kolling
Chemistry of photosynthetic water oxidation and the photon-dependent assembly of the water-oxidizing catalyst. Using algae and cyanobacteria as sources for biofuel production.
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John Markiewicz
Organic synthesis of molecules used in light-harvesting or electrical application, focusing on the potential to be used in organic semiconductors and photovoltaics.

Laura McCunn
Matrix-isolation FTIR spectroscopy of radical intermediates in combustion reactions. Molecular photochemistry of halogenated hydrocarbons.
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Robert Morgan
Synthesis and optical spectroscopy of organic and inorganic fluorophores.

Michael Norton
Directed Sequential Self-Assembly focusing on the use of DNA as an information rich directing element for organizing other molecular species, including metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles, proteins, molecular motors, other polymers and functionalized DNA.
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William Price
Chemical and Physical Properties of Gas Phase Biomolecules.

Rosalynn Quinones
Modification and characterization of metal oxide nanoparticles using thin films. Developing surface free radical polymerization to synthesize polymer brushes onto the metal oxide nanostructures.

Bin Wang
Development of microfluidic devices for biological automation. RNA structural determination.
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