Contact this office:
812-877-8450
staggs[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Expertise

 

Mueller Michael 2014  

Michael R. Mueller

Areas of Specialization:

  • Physical chemistry
  • Chemical physics
  • Atmospheric and environmental chemistry
  • Coal compositional analysis

Research Activities:

  • Computational chemistry
  • Textbook Writing
  • Biodiesel Fuels

Industrial Experience:

  • General Motors Research Laboratories
 

Bruce Allison  

Bruce D. Allison

Areas of Specialization:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
  • Electrically Conducting Organic Polymers
  • Non-linear Optical Polymeric Systems
  • Lubricants and Additives

Research Activities:

  • Total Synthesis of Sattabacin and Sattazolin
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Novel NLO Polymers
  • Consulting with Rose-Hulman Ventures on Chemistry Related Projects
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Novel High Refractive Index Polycarbonates

Industrial Experience:

  • EXXON Chemical Co., Paramins Technology Division, Work on Motor Oil Dispersants and Viscosity Improvers
 

Mark Brandt  

Mark E. Brandt

Areas of Specialization:

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic

Research Activities:

  • Structure-Function Studies on Human Estrogen Receptor
  • Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism
 

Rebecca DeVasher  

Rebecca DeVasher

Areas of Specialization:

  • Organometallic
  • Organic
  • Inorganic

Research Activities:

  • Aqueous-phase palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions 
  • Environmentally friendly organic synthesis
  • Water-soluble ligand design
 

David Erwin  

David K. Erwin

Areas of Specialization:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Chemical Education
 

Hoffman Michelle 2014  

Michelle (Shelly) Hoffman

Areas of Specialization:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Chemical microbiology
  • Microfluidic technology

Research Activities:

  • Heavy metal bioremediation studies
  • Green instrument development
  • Chemical characterization of bacterial holdfast
 

Daniel Morris  

Daniel L. Morris, Jr.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Polyene photoisomerization
  • DNA oxidation
  • Lab-on-a-Chip Technology

Research Activities:

  • HPLC studies of oxidatively damaged DNA bases
  • Electrophoretic separations on glass microchips

Industrial Experience:

  • Visiting Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company (Summer 1999)
  • Visiting Scientist at Protea Biosciences (2003-2004)
 

Edward Mottel  

Edward A. Mottel

Areas of Specialization:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Computers in chemical education
 

Stephanie WIlson  

Stephanie Poland

Areas of Specialization:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization

Research Activities:

  • Transition-Metal Catalyst Design
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Polycarbonates
  • Green Polymerization Methods
 

Luanne Tilstra  

Luanne Tilstra

Areas of Specialization:

  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer physical chemistry
  • Polymer biodegradation
  • Environmentally-sound leather tanning 
 

Ross Weatherman  

Ross Weatherman

Areas of Specialization:

  • Biochemist
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Endocrinology

Research Activities:

  • Steroid Hormone Signaling
  • Bioactive Polymer Conjugates
  • Breast Cancer Therapeutics