Research in the UVM Department of Chemistry covers all five traditional areas of the chemical sciences: physical, organic, inorganic, analytical, and biochemistry. However, the UVM Department of Chemistry recognizes that the best work comes from cross-disciplinary endeavours, and as such our faculty often span traditional lines to perform cutting-edge research that brings together multiple disciplines. 

Traditional Areas

Analytical Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Associate Professor – Analytical Chemistry, Plasma & Optical Spectrochemistry

analytical chemistry, optical spectroscopy, plasmas

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry

Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry, Depression, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Electrochemical Sensing, Separations, Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Voltammetry, Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes

Professor — Analytical Chemistry, Aerosols Analysis, Mass Spectrometry

Analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, environmental aerosols

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Raman Spectroscopy, Stimulated Raman Imaging, Advanced Biological Microscopy Technique Development, Neurodegenerative diseases, Protein Folding, Characterization of Polymer/Nanoparticle Drug and Gene Delivery.

 

 

Biochemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor — Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry

Organic chemistry, synthetic methods, natural products synthesis, synthesis of small molecule medicinal agents

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry – Bioorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Enzymes, Selenium

bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, enzymology, protein function, selenium

Professor and Department Chair — Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and studies on porous inorganic nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine, and preparation of nano-bioconjugates.

Research Assistant Professor - Biochemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, and Biophysical Chemistry

Single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair. Single particle tracking. Dynamics of protein-DNA interactions.

Associate Professor – Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Theoretical and computational chemistry, multiscale modeling, protein structure and mechanism, computer-aided drug discovery, new material design

Associate Professor — Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry, magneto-optical spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Associate Professor – Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry

organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, peptide mimetics

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry

Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry, Depression, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Electrochemical Sensing, Separations, Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Voltammetry, Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Raman Spectroscopy, Stimulated Raman Imaging, Advanced Biological Microscopy Technique Development, Neurodegenerative diseases, Protein Folding, Characterization of Polymer/Nanoparticle Drug and Gene Delivery.

 

 

 

Inorganic Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor and Department Chair — Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and studies on porous inorganic nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine, and preparation of nano-bioconjugates.

Associate Professor — Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry, magneto-optical spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Professor and Associate Dean — Inorganic, Organometallic, and Catalysis

Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic/organometallic chemistry, catalysis, energy, professional development

 

 

Organic Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor — Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry

Organic chemistry, synthetic methods, natural products synthesis, synthesis of small molecule medicinal agents

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry – Bioorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Enzymes, Selenium

bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, enzymology, protein function, selenium

Associate Professor – Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry

organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, peptide mimetics

Associate Professor – Organic, Polymers, and Computational Chemistry

Organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, and theoretical/computational chemistry

Assistant Professor – Organic Synthesis & Materials Chemistry

organic chemistry, materials chemistry and science

 

Physical Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Research Assistant Professor - Biochemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, and Biophysical Chemistry

Single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair. Single particle tracking. Dynamics of protein-DNA interactions.

Associate Professor — Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry, magneto-optical spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Associate Professor – Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Theoretical and computational chemistry, multiscale modeling, protein structure and mechanism, computer-aided drug discovery, new material design

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Raman Spectroscopy, Stimulated Raman Imaging, Advanced Biological Microscopy Technique Development, Neurodegenerative diseases, Protein Folding, Characterization of Polymer/Nanoparticle Drug and Gene Delivery.

Assistant Professor — Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, and Computational Chemistry

Characterization and manipulation of material properties using low-frequency vibrational waves. Techniques including terahertz-time domain spectroscopy and quantum mechanical simulations are applied to pharmaceutical solids, organic semiconductors, metal-organic frameworks.

 

 

 

Cross-Disciplinary Areas

Biomedical Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor — Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry

Organic chemistry, synthetic methods, natural products synthesis, synthesis of small molecule medicinal agents

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry – Bioorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Enzymes, Selenium

bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, enzymology, protein function, selenium

Professor and Department Chair — Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and studies on porous inorganic nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine, and preparation of nano-bioconjugates.

Research Assistant Professor - Biochemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, and Biophysical Chemistry

Single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair. Single particle tracking. Dynamics of protein-DNA interactions.

Associate Professor – Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Theoretical and computational chemistry, multiscale modeling, protein structure and mechanism, computer-aided drug discovery, new material design

Associate Professor — Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry, magneto-optical spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Associate Professor – Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry

organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, peptide mimetics

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry

Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry, Depression, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Electrochemical Sensing, Separations, Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Voltammetry, Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes

Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Raman Spectroscopy, Stimulated Raman Imaging, Advanced Biological Microscopy Technique Development, Neurodegenerative diseases, Protein Folding, Characterization of Polymer/Nanoparticle Drug and Gene Delivery.

 

 

Catalytic Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor and Department Chair — Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and studies on porous inorganic nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine, and preparation of nano-bioconjugates.

Associate Professor — Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry, magneto-optical spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Professor — Analytical Chemistry, Aerosols Analysis, Mass Spectrometry

Analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, environmental aerosols

Associate Professor – Organic, Polymers, and Computational Chemistry

Organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, and theoretical/computational chemistry

Professor and Associate Dean — Inorganic, Organometallic, and Catalysis

Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic/organometallic chemistry, catalysis, energy, professional development

 

 

Environmental Chemistry

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor — Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry

Organic chemistry, synthetic methods, natural products synthesis, synthesis of small molecule medicinal agents

Professor and Department Chair — Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and studies on porous inorganic nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine, and preparation of nano-bioconjugates.

Associate Professor — Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry, magneto-optical spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Professor — Analytical Chemistry, Aerosols Analysis, Mass Spectrometry

Analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, environmental aerosols

Assistant Professor — Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, and Computational Chemistry

Characterization and manipulation of material properties using low-frequency vibrational waves. Techniques including terahertz-time domain spectroscopy and quantum mechanical simulations are applied to pharmaceutical solids, organic semiconductors, metal-organic frameworks.

Professor and Associate Dean — Inorganic, Organometallic, and Catalysis

Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic/organometallic chemistry, catalysis, energy, professional development

 

 

Materials Science

 

Name

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Email

Professor and Department Chair — Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and studies on porous inorganic nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine, and preparation of nano-bioconjugates.

Associate Professor – Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Theoretical and computational chemistry, multiscale modeling, protein structure and mechanism, computer-aided drug discovery, new material design

Assistant Professor — Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, and Computational Chemistry

Characterization and manipulation of material properties using low-frequency vibrational waves. Techniques including terahertz-time domain spectroscopy and quantum mechanical simulations are applied to pharmaceutical solids, organic semiconductors, metal-organic frameworks.

Associate Professor – Organic, Polymers, and Computational Chemistry

Organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, and theoretical/computational chemistry

Assistant Professor – Organic Synthesis & Materials Chemistry

organic chemistry, materials chemistry and science