Chemistry Department Experts
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Louis J. Liotta
Chemistry Department Chair/Professor of Chemistry (Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry)
Areas of expertise: Organic chemistry; Bio-organic chemistry; Biochemistry.
Professor of Chemistry (Analytical and Physical Inorganic Chemistry) (Sabbatical Spring 2011)
Areas of expertise: Chemistry; Industrial research; Aluminum salts used in antiperspirants; Oxidation-reduction reactions for chemical heating and disinfection.
Associate Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry and Bioinorganic Chemistry)
Areas of expertise: Bioinorganic chemistry, particularly in the study and modeling of metal-containing enzyme active sites.
Leon J. Tilley
Associate Professor of Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic Chemistry) (Sabbatical Fall 2010)
Areas of expertise: Conductometric rate-constant; Isotope effect; NMR product studies of gamma- and delta-silyl substituted carbocations; Software design for a bipolar pulsed conductance instrument; Mechanistic studies of gamma-silyl-bridged alpha-trifluoromethyl carbocations; Synthetic applications of silyl-bridged systems; New methods for the oxidation of trifluoromethyl alcohols; Synthesis of a number of small polyhedral systems including tetrahedrane and octaazadodecahedrane.
Mario G. García-Ríos
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry)
Areas of expertise: Recombinant DNA; Genetic Engineering; Food Chemistry; Molecular Systems Biology.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry and Genetics)
Areas of expertise: Chromosomal proteins in Drosophila melanogaster; Transcriptional regulation of the rabbit alpha- and beta-globin genes.
Cheryl S. Schnitzer
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Physical and Environmental Chemistry) (Sabbatical Fall 2011)
Areas of expertise: Frequency generation of water on inorganic acid and salt solutions; Temporal and seasonal trends of anions in wet precipitation.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Olefin metathesis; Ru-catalyzed enantioselective olefin metathesis.
Faculty Fellow in Chemistry
Areas of expertise: Design, synthesis, and utility of functionalized nanscale amphiphilic macromolecules for biomedical applications.