Full-time Faculty

Aliaksei Boika, Ph.D,
Assistant Professor
Analytical Chemistry

CalvoKim C. Calvo, Ph.D,
Professor & Chair
Bio & Organic Chemistry

DonovanWilliam Donovan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chemistry Education

KonopkaMichael Konopka, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Physical & Biochemistry

LeeperThomas C. Leeper, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

ModarelliDavid A. Modarelli, Ph.D.
Professor & Director,
Center for Laser & Optical Spectroscopy
Physical Organic Chemistry

Newkome PhotoGeorge R. Newkome, Ph.D.
Professor Chemistry, Polymer Science & VP for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Organic and Polymer Chemistry

Pang PhotoYi Pang, Ph.D.
The Lester E. & Kathleen A. Coleman Associate Professor
Organic & Polymer Chemistry

Sailaja ParuchuriSailaja Paruchuri, Ph.D.
James L. & Martha J. Foght Assistant Professor

Perry PhotoDavid S. Perry, Ph.D.
Physical & Analytical Chemistry

Shriver Photo

Leah Shriver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Analytical, Biochemistry, & Biology


Adam W. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Physical Chemistry


Michael J. Taschner, Ph.D.
Organic Chemistry


Claire A. Tessier, Ph.D.
Inorganic & Materials Chemistry


Chrys Wesdemiotis, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Analytical & Polymer Chemistry


Wiley J. Youngs, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Inorganic, Organometallic & Organic Chemistry

 Ziegler PhotoChristopher J. Ziegler, Ph.D.
Inorganic, Bioinorganic & Materials Chemistry



Joint Faculty

Buldum PhotoAlper Buldum, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Physics
Jutta PhotoJutta Luettmer-Strathmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Physics
Lyuksyutov PhotoSergei Lyuksyutov, Ph.D.
Professor Physics

Mallik PhotoRobert R. Mallik, Ph.D.
Professor Physics

 Ramsier PhotoRex D. Ramsier, Ph.D.
Professor Physics & Chemistry & Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Operations



Jose Abutal
Chemical Storekeeper

Venkat Dudipala, Ph.D.
Director of NMR Lab

Jean Garcia
Administrative Secretary

Nancy Homa
Administrative Assistant

Bart Hamilton, Ph.D.
Chemical Stores Manager

Simon Stakleff
NMR Engineer

Todd A. Wagler, Ph.D.
Supervisor Chemical Laboratories












Emeritus Faculty

Stephen D. Darling, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

William G. Kofron, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Gerald F. Koser, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ernst D. von Meerwall, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Peter L. Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Analytical Chemistry

Daniel Smith, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Edward C. Lim, Ph.D.
Goodyear Professor, Emeritus



EspeMatthew P. Espe, Ph.D. Associate Professor Analytical Chemistry

Faith Wyzgoski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, OSU – Mansfield, wyzgoski.1@osu.edu

Ann Wiley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology


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