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Staff members work diligently to support the academic and research efforts of chemistry students and faculty. Office administration staff members are located on the 3rd floor suites in Science and Technology. Stockroom and laboratory staff members are located on the 4th floor of Science and technology.



Roshonda Blackmon
Lead Administrative Assistant
308 Science and Technology Building
(252)328-9704

Greg Brown
Stockroom Manager
458 Science and Technology Building
(252)328-9756

Jessica Fulford
Student Services Specialist
303 Science and Technology Building
(252)328-9710
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Chris Newton
Laboratory Manager
409 Science and Technology Building
(252)328-9768

Analytical chemistry focuses on the measurement of the amount and composition of materials. Most analytical chemists develop and use instrumental tools for their chemical analyses. The members of our division work with a variety of modern techniques, including chromatography and spectroscopy, to ultimately improve the quality of chemical measurements.

Danell Allison S. Danell
Associate Professor
Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry
Analytical Instrument and Method Development
Gemperline Paul J. Gemperline
Professor
Dean, Graduate School
Chemometrics
Process Analytical Chemistry
Hvastkovs Eli G. Hvastkovs
Associate Professor
Development of Electrochemical Sensors
Kennedy Anthony Kennedy
Associate Professor
Quantitative Analysis with Infrared Spectrometry
Yang Yu Yang
Professor
Supercritical Fluid
Separation Techniques
Subcritical
Water Applications

Biochemistry can be thought of as the study of the chemistry of life. This discipline applies the concepts and tools of chemistry to the investigation of the structure and properties of molecules found in living organisms. The members of our division are particularly interested in how the structure of proteins is related to their normal function and participation in disease.

Burns

Colin S. Burns
Associate Professor

Metal Binding Motifs of Natively Unfolded Proteins

Lim

Kwang Hun Lim
Associate Professor

Application of NMR Spectroscopy to Biophysical Studies of Proteins

Spuches

Anne M. Spuches
Associate Professor

Characterization of Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Metal Binding to Biomolecules

Inorganic chemistry involves the study of non-hydrocarbon molecules. A quick glance at the periodic table reveals that this encompasses a wide variety of species. Despite the inorganic label, inorganic chemistry can involve the study of organic molecule transformations at metal centers – processes that are at the heart of enzyme reactions and catalysis. Members of the inorganic division synthesize, characterize and study a variety of species, ranging from solid-state materials to biomolecules.

Huo

Shouquan Huo
Associate Professor

Phosphorescent Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Diode Applications

Morehead

Andrew T. Morehead
Associate Professor

Catalytic Applications of Transition Metal Complexes with Synthetic Organic Applications

Sargent

Andrew L. Sargent
Professor

Molecular Modeling of LargeSystems

Spuches

Anne M. Spuches
Associate Professor

Characterization of Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Metal Binding to Biomolecules

Organic chemistry involves the study of carbon-based molecules. Organic chemists are interested in making novel and interesting compounds, as well as understanding the structures and functions of these molecules. The members of our division perform research in organic synthesis and in the characterization of organic molecules using various spectroscopic techniques.

Allen William E. Allen
Associate Professor
Synthesis of Fluorescent Molecules for Molecular Recognition
Burns

Colin S. Burns
Associate Professor
Metal Binding Motifs of Natively Unfolded Proteins

Huo

Shouquan Huo
Associate Professor
Phosphorescent Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Diode Applications

Love Brian E. Love
Associate Professor
New Methodologies in Organic Synthesis
Morehead Andrew T. Morehead
Associate Professor
Catalytic Applications of Transition Metal Complexes with Synthetic Organic Applications
Romack Timothy J. Romack
Associate Professor
Systematic Design and Synthesis of Macromolecules

Physical chemistry focuses on the study of chemical systems and processes. Physical chemists incorporate the principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum theory into their experimental approaches. Our division members use powerful computational methods and a variety of spectroscopic methods, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, to examine the properties of both small and large molecules.

Bartolotti

Libero Bartolotti
Professor
Applications of Density
Functional Theory to Problems of Chemical Interest

Li

Yumin Li
Associate Professor
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Protein-protein and Protein-ligand Interactions

Lim

Kwang Hun Lim
Associate Professor
Application of NMR Spectroscopy to Biophysical Studies of Proteins

Rodriguez Art A. Rodriguez
Professor
NMR Spectroscopy
Molecular Dynamics of Fullerenes

The teaching faculty advance the educational mission of our department by focusing on the classroom and laboratory experiences of our students.

AlvarezBell Rosa M. Alvarez-Bell
Teaching Instructor
General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Bennett-Lisa Lisa Bennett
Teaching Instructor
General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Collins

James E. Collins
Teaching Instructor
General Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry

Despopoulos Greg Despopoulos
Teaching Instructor
General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Dutta Subodh K.Dutta
Teaching Instructor
General Chemistry, Instrumentation Specialist
Holmes Keith D.Holmes
Teaching Instructor
General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
image coming soon Jack Pender
Director, Pharmaceutical Training & Laboratory Serivces
GMP Teaching Instructor
image coming soon David Rudel
Teaching Instructor

image coming soon Mike Tolocka
Teaching Instructor
Chemistry
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Teaching Insructor
Chemistry

Mary Farwell, Department of Biology
I am interested in how cancer arises at the molecular/biochemical level, specifically looking at cell death pathways and how they are deregulated during cancer development. My main project concerns the proto-oncogene Bcl-2 and how it contributes to cancer. In addition, I have collaborative projects to design novel cancer treatments.

Cindy Putnam-Evans, Department of Biology
My lab is interested in structure/function relationships within the Photosystem II complex, which catalyzes the water oxidation step of photosynthesis. We use a combination of biochemical and genetic techniques to study the role of the CP43 protein, which appears to play a direct role in catalysis.

Rukiyah Van Dross, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Our primary research objective is to understand the molecular events involved in the chemoprevention of skin cancer using a variety of natural and synthetic compounds.

Siddhartha Mitra, Department of Geology
As a scientist, I focus on the fate and transport of trace organic chemicals in the environment. Organic chemicals, natural or synthetic, can help answer many questions about anthropologic or geologic processes. One major area of research here at ECU deals with the biogeochemical cycling of black carbon and its effects on the global carbon cycle. Another area of research with which I am involved deals with the science of organic contaminant bioavailability.