Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon 1998
Synthesis and structural and spectroscopic characterization of coordination compounds. Intra- and inter-molecular electron-transfer properties of mixed-valence complexes. Magnetochemistry of clusters. Bioinorganic chemistry.
Ph.D. University of Arizona 1993
Bioorganic and supramolecular chemistry. Design and synthesis of functional DNA/RNA analogs, nucleic acid chemistry, photochemistry in supramolecular assemblies of molecules, development of probes for RNA structure and function, sensors for hybridization of nucleic acid probes.
Mark E. Bier
Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Molecular Analysis
Ph.D. Purdue University 1988
Bioanalytical chemistry. Real-time monitoring of enzyme reactions by electrospray-MS. Development of novel ion trap analyzer designs. Femtomole level protein identification. Educational MS software.
Emile L. Bominaar
Associate Research Professor
Ph.D. University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 1986
Theoretical inorganic chemistry and spectroscopy: spin effects on electron transfer. Magneto optics.
Terrence J. Collins
Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Auckland (New Zealand) 1978
Green chemistry. Inorganic chemistry. The design of catalysts for activation of hydrogen peroxide. Chemistry to eliminate persistent pollutants. Bioinorganic chemistry of high oxidation state transition metal species. Magnetic properties of multinuclear transition metal ions.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. MIT 1991
Kinetics and mechanisms of atmospherically important reactions. Spectroscopy and in-situ measurement of gas-phase free radicals. Quantum-mechanical and dynamical studies of reactivity.
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon 1986
Chemical education. Graduate education. Educational assessment, including assessment of educational software. Supporting faculty, future faculty, and teaching assistants in improving teaching.
Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Department Head, Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley 1985
Surface science and surface chemistry with particular interest in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis and tribology.
Roberto R. Gil
Research Scientist and Director, NMR Facility
Ph.D. Córdoba National University (Córdoba Argentina) 1989
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Structure elucidation of Bioactive Natural Products from Plants. NMR of Peptides and Proteins. Studies of the Interaction of DNA Duplexes with Cyanine Dyes by NMR. Characterization of the Structure and Physical Properties of Synthetic Polymers by NMR.
Susan T. Graul
Ph.D. Purdue University 1989
Physical organic chemistry. Gas-phase ion chemistry. Reaction dynamics, cluster ions and highly charged ions. Photoinduced and collisionally activated dissociation processes. Statistical theory and molecular orbital calculations.
Michael P. Hendrich
Ph.D. University of Illinois 1988
Biophysical and bioinorganic chemistry. Transition metals associated with fundamental processes of living systems. Electronic structure. High-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance. Magneto-chemistry.
Associate Research Professor
Ph.D. Northwestern University 1986
Inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry: synthesis and characterization of coordination complexes. Oxidation chemistry.
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1960
Nuclear chemistry, nuclear physics, and chemical physics. Nuclear reactions of heavy ions and high-energy projectiles, ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions, recoil properties of radioactive products. Perturbed angular correlations of gamma rays. Statistical theory of nuclear reactions and light-particle emission.
Paul J. Karol
Ph.D. Columbia University 1967
Nuclear chemistry and physical chemistry. High-energy nuclear reactions; chemical separations, especially column chromatography, positronium lifetime quenching.
Hyung J. Kim
Professor and Department Head
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook 1988
Theoretical chemistry. Equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Chemical reaction dynamics and spectroscopy in condensed phases. Molecular dynamics computer simulations and quantum chemistry in solution.
Ph.D. Polish Academy of Sciences 1988
Physical and biophysical chemistry, physical chemistry of macromolecules. Nanostructure in soft condensed matter, glass transition, self-assembly, hydrophobic interaction, nanoscale polymer assemblies. Protein misfolding, physicochemical aspects of Alzheimers disease, protein-DNA interactions. Scanning probe techniques.
Computational chemistry and biophysics. Membrane proteins, particularly ion channels. Structure-function relationships associated with ligand binding, gating of channels and mechanisms of selectivity and mobility in confined environment of the channel.
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley 1971
Molecular biophysics. Structural dynamics and functional studies of proteins in solution by NMR spectroscopy. Plasminogen and blood coagulation proteins.
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
Interdisciplinary research at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. Gene regulation; protein engineering; drug discovery; characterization of human ESC; mechanisms of cancer, aging, and age-related diseases.
J. C. Warner Professor and Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering
Ph.D. Polish Academy of Sciences 1976
Polymer synthetic chemistry. Kinetics and thermodynamics of radical, ionic, and ring-opening polymerization. Living polymers, inorganic and organometallic polymers. Functional materials.
Richard D. McCullough
Professor and Dean of the Mellon College of Science
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 1988
Organic and materials chemistry. Self-assembly and synthesis of highly conductive organic polymers and oligomers. Conjugated polymer sensors, nanoelectronic assembly and nanowires. Synthesis and development of organic-inorganic hybrid magnetic and electronic materials. Crystal engineering and self-assembly.
Ph.D. Darmstadt Technical University (Germany) 1967
Active sites of metalloproteins, in particular sites containing iron-sulfur clusters or oxo-bridged iron dimers. Study of synthetic clusters which mimic structures in proteins. Magnetochemistry. Heisenberg and double-exchange Mössbauer spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance.
Gary D. Patterson
Ph.D. Stanford University 1972
Chemical physics and polymer science. Application of light-scattering spectroscopy to problems of structure and dynamics in amorphous materials. Physics and chemistry of liquids and solutions. Conformational statistics and molecular dynamics of polymers, glass transition, biopolymers. Colloid science, complex fluids.
Linda A. Peteanu
Ph.D. University of Chicago 1989
Physical chemistry. Biophysical chemistry. Laser spectroscopy. Application of resonance Raman and Stark effect-based spectroscopies to the study of ultrafast photochemical and biological reactions. Proton transfer, electron transfer, charge transfer, and cis-trans isomerizations. Effect of solvent environment on reactive excited states.
Assistant Director of the Center for Molecular Analysis and Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology UPMS
Ph.D. University of Essex 1982
Development and application of magnetic circular and linear dichroism spectroscopies to metalloprotein biophysics/biochemistry, especially in the areas of mitochondrial pathology and oxidative damage to respiratory complexes.
Stuart W. Staley
Ph.D. Yale University 1964
Physical organic chemistry. Synthesis, dynamic NMR studies of electron transfer systems and theoretically interesting molecules. X-ray diffraction and NMR studies of organic crystals. Electronic structure calculations of molecular geometries and properties.
Robert F. Stewart
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 1962
Physical and theoretical chemistry: X-ray diffraction, high-energy electron-scattering calculations.
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Teaching Professor, and Director of Laboratories
M.S. Carnegie Mellon 1986
Chemical education. Laboratory education. Outreach programs for K-12 teachers and students.
Charles Van Dyke
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1964
Synthetic inorganic chemistry and chemical education.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Delaware 1995
Rheology of complex fluids. Rheo-optics and rheo-SANS of assembled macromolecular solutions. Rheo-optics of immiscible polymer blends in complex flows: viscoelasticity and effects on atomization and spraying.
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D. University of Minnesota 1985
Outreach to schools and community to interest young people in the sciences. Developing new science demonstrations and new hands-on experiments.
Newell R. Washburn
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 1998
Synthesis of hybrid materials for tissue engineering. Spectroscopic characterization of cytokine dynamics in extracellular matrices. Combinatorial screening of cell-material interactions.
Ph.D. Harvard University 1990
Theoretical Chemistry. Electronic structure of organic semiconductors and nonlinear optical materials. Photophysics of biological systems.