Research Opportunities

James R. Balthazor, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics: Studies using modern biochemical and genomic approaches on proteins of saliva and the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR), in various species.

Krisztina Z. Bencze, Ph.D., University of Szeged
Biochemistry: Study of regulation of cellular iron homeostasis and probing changes at the level of disease.

Arvin J.F. Cruz, Ph.D., Wichita State University
Physical-Inorganic Chemistry: Photophysical and electrochemical characterization of transition metal complexes, coordination chemistry, and synthesis of supramolecular inorganic dyes for solar-energy conversion.

Stephen G. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Physical Chemistry: Gas phase ion-molecule interactions, atmospheric chemistry, bio-diesel production and analysis.

Loretta T. Dorn, Ph.D., Brandeis University
Organic Chemistry: Natural product synthesis, synthesis and characterization of novel organic compounds, organic methodology.

James R. Hohman, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Physical-Organic chemistry: Light-induced reactions and reaction pathways.

Eddie G. Olmstead, Jr., Ph.D., Duke University
Inorganic Chemistry: Iron-chelate exchange reactions in biological environments; photochemical catalysis of iron-chelate exchange reactions.

Alan K. Szeto, Ed.D., Columbia University
Chemical Education: Conceptual Road-maps and Curriculum Development; Teaching General Chemistry and Authentic Problem Solving; Conceptual Inventories; Classroom-Laboratory Innovations.

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