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Steven Berry - Associate Professor

 Steven Berry

Ph.D., University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
Research Interests: Copper proteins, the role of copper in structure-function relationship of enzymes.

Office Location: 152C SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7087
Email: smberry@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~smberry/


Erika Bladholm - Instructor

 Erika Bladholm

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2011)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry, copper proteins.

Office Location: 337 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7792
Email: blad0024@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Robert Carlson - Professor

 Robert Carlson

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 325
Office Phone: (218) 726-7231
Email: rcarlson@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chemistry/faculty/carlson/index.html


John Evans - Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

 John Evans

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.

Office Location: 227 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7232
Email: jevans1@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jevans1/


Peter Grundt - Associate Professor

 Peter Grundt

Ph.D., University of Duisburg (1998)
Research Interests: Design and synthesis of pharmacological compounds for the obligate parasite Toxoplasma gondii, Heterocyclic Chemistry.

Office Location: 319 Chem
Office Phone: 218-726-6939
Email: pgrundt@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/


Brian Gute - Instructor

 Brian Gute

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.

Office Location: 237 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7775
Email: bgute2@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~bgute2/


Ahmed Heikal - Professor

 Ahmed Heikal

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
Email: aaheikal@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/research/Heikal-Lab/index.html


Anne Hinderliter - Associate Professor

 Anne Hinderliter

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
Email: ahinderl@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/faculty/hinderliter.html


Joseph Johnson - Associate Professor

 Joseph Johnson

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.

Office Location: 253B SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-8439
Email: jljohns3@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jljohns3/


Paul Kiprof - Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

 Paul Kiprof

Ph.D., Technical University Munich (1991)
Research Interests: Organoboron chemistry, synthesis of novel markers for both fluorescence microscopy imaging and Light-Emitting Diode applications.

Office Location: 321 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-8021
Email: pkiprof@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pkiprof/


Romesh Lakhan - Instructor

 Romesh Lakhan

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2011)
Research Interests: Chemical Toxicology, Teaching General Chemistry.

Office Location: 233 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7773
Email: lakh0012@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Venkatram Mereddy - Associate Professor

 Venkatram Mereddy

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.

Office Location: 136 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-6766
Email: vmereddy@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~vmereddy/


Sangeeta Mereddy - Assistant Professor

 Sangeeta Mereddy

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Research Interests: Development of new methods for the synthesis of biologically important lactones.

Office Location: 244 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-6482
Email: smereddy@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Elizabeth Minor - Professor, Associate Department Head

 Elizabeth Minor

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.

Office Location: Chem 110, RLB 211
Office Phone: (218)726-7097
Email: eminor@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/eminor.html


Victor Nemykin - Professor

 Victor Nemykin

PhD, Institute of General & Inorganic Chemistry, Kiev (1995)
Research Interests: Synthesis of bio-inorganic materials (new analogues of phthalocyanines & porphyrines, transition-metal macrocycles), modeling of molybdopterin and Tungstopterin enzymes.

Office Location: 329 Chem
Office Phone: 218-726-6729
Email: vnemykin@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~vnemykin/


Don Poe - Professor Emeritus

 Don Poe

Ph.D., Iowa State University (1974)
Research Interests: Development of supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), modeling for SFC, transport properties of supercritical fluids (e.g., elution of n-alkanes/CO2, petroleum & pharmaceuticals).

Office Location: 333 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7217
Email: dpoe@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~dpoe/


James Riehl - Professor

 James Riehl

Ph.D., Purdue University (1975)
Research Interests: Structure and reactions of chiral molecules, lanthanide(III) complexes, circularly polarized light spectroscopy, computational & theoretical chemistry of chirality.

Office Location: 140 Engr
Office Phone: (218) 726-6397
Email: jpriehl@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/scse/vitas/jriehl.html


Dr. Paul Siders - Associate Professor

Dr. Paul Siders

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1983)
Research Interests: Theoretical physical chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, partitioning in supercritical fluid chromatography.

Office Location: Chemistry 313
Office Phone: (218)726-6138
Email: psiders@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~psiders


Katherine Swanson Kallevig - Instructor

 Katherine Swanson Kallevig

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2008)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry.

Office Location: 239 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-8126
Email: morr0138@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Bilin Tsai - Professor, Department Head

 Bilin Tsai

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: 246 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7220
Email: btsai@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~btsai/


Viktor Zhdankin - Professor

 Viktor Zhdankin

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.

Office Location: 341 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-6902
Email: vzhdanki@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~vzhdanki/