Chemistry Faculty

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Associate Professor of Geology and Chemistry
Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise: chemical and biological weathering of minerals, microbe-mineral-water interactions, biofilm processes, water quality and contamination, bioremediation, base cation nutrient cycles, and watershed-based hydrochemistry.

John Dudek, Associate 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.

Catie Minogue, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
Areas of expertise: the development and application of mass spectrometry-based proteomics.

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.

Susan M. Young, Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Areas of expertise: synthesis and reactivity studies of main-group inorganic compounds, the design and use of educational technology.

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