Chemistry
Department

The department offers lecture and laboratory experiences in all major areas of chemistry—general, organic, physical, inorganic, biochemical, analytical—and in many special topics of chemistry, such as structural, polymer, protein, organometallic, computational, and environmental. The department offers a degree accredited by the American Chemical Society. Independent research in chemistry is encouraged at all levels to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with a faculty member and to gain experience using sophisticated instrumentation, such as a Bruker Avance 300-MHz NMR, Agilent quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) LC-MS, and a Bruker APEX-DUO dual source (Mo and Cu) CCD X-ray diffractometer, as well as ICP/AE, GC/MS, FTIR, Raman, UV/Vis, XRF, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy. Options include the major, an interdepartmental major (biochemistry), and a correlate sequence. A senior thesis based on a research project is required.

Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources and Associate Professor of Chemistry
AB, Vassar College; PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Interests

Physical Chemistry
Laser Spectroscopy of Transient Species
Geochemical Transport of Metals in the Environment

Associate Professor of Chemistry
BS, University of California-Riverside; PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Interests

Biophysical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Behavior of Heavy Metals in Water

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BE, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; MA, PhD, Princeton University
Interests

Physical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry; materials chemistry and solar energy conversion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BS, Cornell University; PhD, University of Vermont
Professor of Chemistry
BS, Providence College; PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Interests

Molecular-Scale Biophysics
Scanning Probe Microscopy

Associate Professor of Chemistry
BS, St Lawrence University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interests

Biochemistry
Proteomics, molecular origins of protein folding and stability

Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry
BA, MSEd, Mount Saint Mary College
Professor of Chemistry
BS, Fairleigh Dickinson University; MS, Vassar College; PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Interests

Chemistry of polymers including sulfonated polymers and biodegradable poly(anhydrides); novel amide mimics, fluorinated styrene, and parylene monomers

Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
BA, Wesleyan University; MS, Yale University; MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
Interests

Environmental chemistry of arsenic: fundamental chemical and microbiological processes which control arsenic and other trace metal mobility

Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry
BS, SUNY; MS, SUNY College at New Paltz
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, Colgate University; PhD, University of Rochester
Interests

Protein x-ray crystallography
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Microbial proteins

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, College of the Holy Cross; PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BS, MS, National Tsing Hua University Taiwan; PhD, Columbia University
Professor of Chemistry on the Mary Landon Sague Chair
BA, CUNY Hunter College; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Interests

X-ray crystallography of biologically active compounds

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, Saint Michaels College; MS, PhD, Ohio State University
Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry
BS, Pace University-New York; MS, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Associate Professor of Chemistry
BA, Vassar College; PhD, Yale University
Interests

Organometallic chemistry of fullerenes

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, PhD, University of Cambridge
Professor of Chemistry on the Matthew Vassar, Jr. Chair
BA, Vassar College; PhD, Cornell University
Interests

Early transition metal coordination chemistry, asymmetric catalysis, extended structure coordination chemistry and X-ray crystallography