Biochemistry Faculty

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Bancroft, Senetta, Assistant Professor, Chemical Education, Ph.D., University of Akron, 2014; 2016. K-16 science educator professional development, teacher beliefs, attitudes, and values, equity and student persistence in STEM higher education.

Deria, Pravas, Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2009; 2015. Physical inorganic chemistry, photophysical, photochemical, and electrochemical behaviors of porous molecular assemblies.

Du, Zhihua, Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Ph.D., University of Texas, 1997; 2009. Structural biology, biochemistry, biotechnology.

Gagnon, Keith, Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2007; 2014. RNA biology, RNA-protein interactions, nuclear noncoding RNA, RNA-guided enzymes, neurological repeat expansion disorders, CRISPR-Cas, RNA interference, nucleic acid therapeutics.

Gao, Yong, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1998; 2000. Polymer, redox flow battery, fuel cell, and clean energy.

Ge, Qingfeng, Professor, Distinguished Scholar, and Interim Director, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., Tianjin University, 1991; 2003. Catalysis for renewable energy and resources, CO2 conversion and utilization, chemical kinetics, catalysis by metal oxides. 

Goodson, Boyd, Professor, Distinguished Scholar, and Acting Associate Dean, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999; 2002. Magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopies, NMR and MRI, lasers, hyperpolarization, contrast agents, biomedical imaging, catalysis, liquid crystals, technique development; nuclear physics and fundamental symmetries.

Kinsel, Gary, Professor and Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1989; 2005. Applied mass spectrometry, ion-molecule reaction chemistry, fundamentals of matrix-assisted laser desorption / ionization MS.

Kohli, Punit, Professor and Interim IMAGE Director, Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000; 2004. Fabrication and characterization of functional materials and devices for resource-limited countries.

McCarroll, Matthew, Professor and Fermentation Science Institute Director, Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Idaho, 1998; 2000. Analytical chemistry and fermentation science.

Moran, Sean, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008; 2014. Biophysical chemistry, biomolecular structure and dynamics, ultrafast spectroscopy.

Plunkett, Kyle, Professor, Organic Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2005; 2010. Organic electronic materials for renewable energy, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry.

Shamsi, Mohtashim, Associate Professor, Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2012; 2015. Electroanalysis, biosensing, and microfabrication of microdevices for biomedical applications.

Suni, Ian, Professor and MTC Director, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992; 2013. Electrochemistry, with applications to biosensors and thin film deposition.

Wang, Lichang, Professor, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, 1993; 2001. Solar energy harvesting using organic small molecules; fluorescence sensors; catalysis in fuel production and fuel cells; method development.

Emeriti Faculty 

Koropchak, John A., Professor Emeritus, Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1980.

Koster, David F., Professor Emeritus, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 1965.

Smith, Gerard V., Professor Emeritus, Organic Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1959.

Tyrrell, James, Professor Emeritus, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1963.