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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
 

Adcock, Peter  

Peter A. Adcock

Areas of Specialization:

  • Electrochemistry
  • Hydrometallurgical Processing
  • Process Development

Research Activities:

  • Electrodeposition/plating
  • Electrocatalysis/Fuel Cells
  • Ruthenium Complex Synthesis and Reactions Consulting

Industrial Experience:

  • Research in Zinc Industry in Australia
  • Local and International Univeristy/Industry Collaborations
 


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
 


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
 

Justin Shearer  

Justin Shearer

Areas of Specialization:

  • Analyticalchemistry
  • Liquidchromatography
  • Gaschromatography
  • Solid-phase extraction

Research Activities:

  • Analysis of PAHs, pesticides, pharmaceuticals in aqueous systems
  • Electrochemically controlled solid phase extraction
 

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