Chemistry

Michael McIntire

Michael McIntire

Chemistry Chair / Associate Professor
Natural & Applied Sciences
LS 425

Research Interests

My research is focused on exploring the dynamics and structure of unique sol-gel materials. Sol-gel chemistry offers a convenient and inexpensive way to make optically transparent silicate glasses formed from room temperature that are of both fundamental and technological interest in material science. Some of the research ideas my group explores are: Biogels as... Read more »

Mandeep Bakshi

Mandeep Bakshi

Assistant Professor
Natural & Applied Sciences
LS 415

Website

https://sites.google.com/site/drmandeepsinghbakshi/

Research Interests

Functional Biomaterials for Sustainable Chemistry; Biomineralization; Aqueous phase synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of BIO-NANOMATERIALS by using water soluble Proteins, Polymers, and their... Read more »

Franklin Chen

Franklin Chen

Associate Professor
Natural & Applied Sciences
LS 460

Research Interests

Applications of Computing Algebra in Physical Chemistry Teaching, Mesoporous and Microporous Materials, Quantum Chemistry of Colors, Fingerprint Lifting, Preservation and Development, Ultrasonic Stimulation of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Treatment of Wood for The Extraction of Hemicellulose

Education

Undergraduate - Agricultural Chemistry,... Read more »

Jeremy Intemann

Jeremy Intemann

Assistant Professor
Natural & Applied Sciences
LS 411

Research Interests

My research is in the field of conjugated polymers and small molecules for use in organic electronics. The conjugated systems of these materials gives them semiconducting properties, which allows us to use them in place of silicon in solar cells, large area displays (TVs), solid-state lighting, and transistor technologies. Because the semiconductors are plastics,... Read more »

Nydia Villanueva

Nydia Villanueva

Senior Lecturer
Natural & Applied Sciences
LS 431

Education

Undergraduate - Silliman University (Philippines). M.S. - University of the Philippines. Ph.D. - University of Connecticut

Julie Wondergem

Julie Wondergem

Associate Professor
Natural & Applied Sciences
LS 429

Research Interests

My main research interest lies in the synthesis of pharmaceutically active natural products. Students involved in this work will run reactions and purify and characterize products. Our current target is an anti-cancer drug isolated from the fruits and bark of tree. I am also interested in the development of molecularly imprinted polymers for use in chemical... Read more »

Michael Zorn

Michael Zorn

Associate Dean / Professor
Natural & Applied Sciences
ES 317D

Research Interests

Utilization of catalysis and photocatalysis for conversion of undesirable organic compounds to non-toxic products or for treatment of organic wastes to generate energy. Evaluation of anaerobic digestion systems that can be used to convert waste material (food scraps, manure, etc.) to methane or other high value chemical product. Extraction of... Read more »