Carla Ahrenstorff - Instructor/Research Associate
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2010)
Research Interests: Organic carbon in aquatic systems, sustainable polymers, and teaching General Chemistry.
Steven Berry - Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
Research Interests: Copper proteins, the role of copper in structure-function relationship of enzymes.
Erika Bladholm - Instructor
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2011)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry, copper proteins.
Sarah Bowman - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester (2010)
Research Interests: Heme degradation proteins and transcriptional regulatory proteins that function in the bacterial acquisition of iron in pathogens.
Robert Carlson - Professor
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
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 - Assistant 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
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 - Associate 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.
Paul Kiprof - Professor
Ph.D., Technical University Munich (1991)
Research Interests: Organoboron chemistry, synthesis of novel markers for both fluorescence microscopy imaging and Light-Emitting Diode applications.
Melanie Ladd - Instructor
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2012)
Office Location: Chemistry 110
Office Phone: (218)726-7436
Romesh Lakhan - Instructor
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2011)
Research Interests: Chemical Toxicology, Teaching General Chemistry.
Dr. Vincent Magnuson - Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (1968)
Research Interests: Structure determination of low-oxidation state transition metal complexes, topological indices.
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.
Elizabeth Minor - Associate Professor, Associate 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.
Victor Nemykin - Professor
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.
Don Poe - Professor
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).
James Riehl - Professor, Dean of Swenson College of Science & Engineering
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.
Dr. Paul Siders - Associate Professor
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1983)
Research Interests: Theoretical physical chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, partitioning in supercritical fluid chromatography.
Katherine Swanson - Instructor
M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2008)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry.
Bilin Tsai - Professor, Department Head
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
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.