Steven Berry - Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
Research Interests: Copper proteins, the role of copper in structure-function relationship of enzymes.
Robert Carlson - Director, Advanced Materials Science Center & Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Princeton University (1965)
Research Interests: Synthesis of chemical compounds of pharmaceutical importance using novel carbon/oxygen, and/or sulfur, mono- and dianions.
Office Location: Chem 402
Office Phone: (218) 726-7231
Alessandro Cembran - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Bologna Italy (2004)
Research Interests: Allosteric regulations of protein. Membrane Proteins. Calcium-binding proteins. Computational methods development.
John Evans - Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Delaware (1977)
Research Interests: Analytical & materials chemistry, performance of chip seal & bonded wear course in bridges, designing low-cost sensors for remote sensing.
Peter Grundt - Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Duisburg (1998)
Research Interests: Design and synthesis of pharmacological compounds for the obligate parasite Toxoplasma gondii, Heterocyclic Chemistry.
Brian Gute - Instructor, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth
Research Interests: Computational chemistry, structure-activity relationships (SAR), quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR), quantitative molecular similarity assessment (QMSA), STEM education, and inquiry-based and active learning teaching methods.
Ahmed Heikal - Professor
Ph.D. , California Institute of Technology (1995)
Research Interests: Cellular and molecular Biophysics, energy metabolism & mitochondria, biomimetic membranes, IgE receptor signaling, molecular crowding.
Office Location: 253C-SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7036
Anne Hinderliter - Professor
Ph.D. , Cornell University (1994)
Research Interests: Membrane Biophysics, membrane proteins, lipid domains, model membranes, Calorimetry.
Office Location: 152B SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7062
Joseph Johnson - Associate Professor
Ph.D., Brigham Young University (1999)
Research Interests: Protein biochemistry & enzymology, cloning, expression, and characterization of recombinant human BACE2 isoforms, identification of their in vivo substrates, anti-cancer agents.
Katherine Kallevig - Instructor
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2008)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry.
Paul Kiprof - Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Technical University Munich (1991)
Research Interests: Organoboron chemistry, synthesis of novel markers for both fluorescence microscopy imaging and Light-Emitting Diode applications.
Romesh Lakhan - Instructor
M.S., University of Minnesota (2011)
Research Interests: Pharmaceutical and chemical toxicology, providing historical context to current chemistry curricula, active learning modalities, and community outreach.
Dr. Melissa Maurer-Jones - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Research Interests: Photochemical and microbial degradation of polymers and pollutants in natural water systems, environmental analytical chemistry
Office Location: Chem 325
Office Phone: (218) 726-7088
Venkatram Mereddy - Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1996)
Research Interests: Synthesis of a new generation anti-cancer agents, discovery of new synthetic methods and reagents.
Sangeeta Mereddy - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Research Interests: Development of new methods for the synthesis of biologically important lactones.
Dr. Eve Metto - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kansas State University (2013)
Research Interests: Design and use of microfuidics for single cell analysis and other biological studies. capillary electrophoresis. Undergraduate chemistry education.
Office Location: Chem 247
Office Phone: 218-726-8414
Elizabeth Minor - Professor, Department Head
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Research Interests: Organic carbon cycle in aquatic systems, organic carbon reactivity in lake, river and ocean water columns & sediments.
Dr. Kathryn Schreiner - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2013)
Research Interests: Carbon cycling and storage in aquatic systems, soil and sediments. Quantification and identification of terrestrial carbon sources to aquatic and marine systems, and its role in aquatic carbon cycling. The impacts of environmental change (e.g. climate warming, vegetation change, and invasive species) on carbon cycling in temperate and Arctic ecosystems
Erin Sheets - Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)
Research Interests: Biophysics, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Optics and Materials Science
Dr. Paul Siders - Associate Professor
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1983)
Research Interests: Theoretical physical chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, partitioning in supercritical fluid chromatography.
Bilin Tsai - Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1975)
Research Interests: Resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization & ab initio of Radicals and cations, development of reflective learners, Diversity and Equity
Office Location: 337 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7220
Dr. Jacob Wainman - Assistant Professor, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2016)
Research Interests: Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biophysics.
Office Location: Chem 231
Office Phone: 218-726-7033
Viktor Zhdankin - Professor
Ph.D., Moscow State University (1981)
Research Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry of hypervalent main-group elements, green chemistry, synthetic chemistry of hypervalent iodine heterocycles, fluorine & fluoroorganic compounds.