Assistant Professor
Science Hall 322A


1973 B.A. Chemistry, Portland State University
1976 Ph.D. Chemistry, Colorado State University
1976-1979 NIH Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Industrial Experience

Heuris Pharma L.L.C.
Founder, President

Assistant Professor of Physics
Science Hall 219
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Science Hall 336E

Ph.D., Northeastern University
Inorganic, Analytical and General Chemistry

Our research has two areas of focus: Synthesis and characterization of new Ternary Transition Metal (bimetallic) Nitrides that May Have Potential Interest for the Technological Community

Associate Professor; Chair of Chemistry Department
Science Hall 336D

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Physical and General Chemistry, Chemical Education

Assistant Professor II
Science Hall 336F

Education & Experience

2008 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Michael T. Crimmins)
2008 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow
2007 Department of Education GAANN Teaching Fellow
2002 B.S., Haverford College (Frances R. Blase)

Professor of Physics
Science Hall 319D

My current research interests include the design and development of cross-dispersive spectrograph instrumentation for LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), on which I am collaborating with personnel at Los Alamos National Laboratory and my associates in Tucson, AZ. LIBS is a technique for remotely obtaining atomic emission spectra from the surface of a sample, usually done by hitting the sample with a few nanosecond pulse of infrared laser light having a total energy of about 0.01-0.1 Joule.

Assistant Professor II
Science Hall 336A
Operations Manager and Chemical Stockroom
Science Hall 153
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Inorganic Solid State Chemistry

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

Organometallic Polymers- I am interested in the methods of synthesis, chemical and spectroscopic properties, and application of polymers containing metals as an integral part of their structural backbone. In cooperation with Dr. Charles Carraher of Florida Atlantic University and Dr. Charles Pittman of Mississippi State University I have organized five ACS symposia on this topic. I have also co-edited books arising from each symposia.