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Chemistry Faculty Members


Eric J. Mahan, PhD - Department Chair

Eric Mahan ‘s areas of specialty are organic and polymer chemistry. His research interests include the synthesis of rotaxanes with novel electronic blocking groups, the modification of dendrimers for carbon dioxide absorption, and chemical education.  Read More


Andrew Craft, PhD

Andrew Craft has a background in physical chemistry and materials science with a focus on thermodynamic and mechanical properties of metals and alloys. His extensive research into the absorption of hydrogen by metals and alloys and the effects of this absorption.  Read More


Edward Gray, Jr, PhD

Edward Gray's research interests include kinetics and chemometrics, metal-ligand complexes, water disinfection, electronics and interfacing, computer technology, and chemical education.  Read More


James C. Shattuck, PhD

James Shattuck's area of specialty is organic chemistry; his research interests include organic synthesis and designing new experiments for the undergraduate laboratory.  Read More


Laura E. Pence, PhD

Laura Pence’s training is in the area of inorganic chemistry, and her laboratory research with undergraduate students focuses on the synthesis and characterization of ruthenium carboxylate complexes and copper phenanthroline complexes.  Read More


Harry Workman, PhD - Emeritus

Harry Workman's research interests include chemical kinetics, applications of computer technology, and multivariate analysis.  Read More