Chemistry Faculty

John Dudek, Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Princeton University
Areas of expertise: cavity ring-down spectroscopy, chemical kinetics and thermodynamics

Mark S. Erickson, Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Areas of expertise: organic and green chemistry, and research in organic and organometallic conducting polymers, polycyclic aromatic compounds, and the synthesis of retinoids as anticancer drugs.

Wayne McMahon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Areas of expertise: organic chemical process development and new synthetic methodologies directed towards molecules of biological interest.

Andrew J. Piefer, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Areas of expertise: biochemistry and virology, biomolecular interactions (especially related to viral and host cell proteins and nucleic acids), tissue culture techniques, recombinant protein expression and purification, and virus assembly and budding.

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