RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACULTY


‌‌‌Orlando Acevedo, Ph.D. (Duquesne University, 2003)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-5662

Computational Chemistry, Solvent Effects, Ionic Liquids, Drug Discovery, and Software Design


‌‌‌Leonidas G. Bachas, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1986)

Professor and Dean, CAS

Email
305-284-4021

Nanoscience in Toxicology, Electrochemical Optical Sensors, Microfabricated Analytical Systems, Engineered Bioactive Interfaces


Burjor Captain, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina, 2002)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-3059

Metal Cluster Chemistry, Organometallic Synthesis, Catalysis, X-ray Crystallography


‌T. K. Harris, Ph.D. (University of Mississippi, 1994)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-3358

Mechanistic enzymology, protein engineering, protein NMR, and drug discovery


Carl Hoff, Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1977)
Professor

Email
305-284-5843

Inorganic reaction mechanisms, homogeneous catalysis, nitrogen fixation


‌Angel Kaifer, Ph.D. (University of Puerto Rico, 1984)
Professor

Email
305-284-3468
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Electrochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, functionalized dendrimers


‌Marc Knecht, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University, 2004)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-9351

Bio-inspired nanotechnology, biomimetics, catalysis, self-assembly, structure/function relationships


‌Roger LeBlanc, Ph.D. (University Laval, 1967)
Professor and Chair

Email
305-284-2194

Molecular recognition, surface chemistry and spectroscopy


‌Nita Lewis, Ph.D. (University of Guelph, 1977)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-8229

Nanochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, high pressure kinetics and mechanisms


Jean-Hubert Olivier, Ph.D. (University of Strasbourg (France), 2010)
Assistant Professor

Email
305-284-3279

Supramolecular chemistry; photochemistry; non-equilibrium electronic materials; energy capture and conversion; nanoscience.


‌Rajeev Prabhakar, Ph.D. (Stockholm University, 2003)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-9372

Computational chemistry, enzyme catalyzed reactions, neurodegenerative disorders and drug designing


‌V. Ramamurthy, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1974)
Professor

Email
305-284-1534

Organic photochemistry, solid-state chemistry, supramolecular chemistry


Françisco M. Raymo, Ph.D. (University of Birmingham, UK, 1996)
Professor

Email
305-284-2639

Luminescent probes, photochromic switches, quantum dots


‌Amy M. Scott, Ph.D. (Northwestern University 2009)
Assistant Professor

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Laser spectroscopy, materials chemistry, solar energy conversion, charge transport ‌


‌Jamie D. Walls, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2003)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-4570

Developing new theory and methodology for NMR and MRI; Nonlinear quantum mechanics; Spintronics.


James N. Wilson, Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
Associate Professor

Email
305-284-3358

Conjugated Polymers, Novel Fluorophores, Fluorescence Based Detection Schemes, and Organic Materials.


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‌Elsayed M. Zahran, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 2011)
Research Assistant Professor

Email
305-284-5981

Nanomaterials Design, Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.


SENIOR LECTURERS


Barbara Colonna, Ph.D. (University of Birmingham/UCLA, 1999)
Senior Lecturer

Email
305-284-2566

Organic Chemistry I and II, honors organic chemistry;area of interest: regulation of carbohydrate based derivatives for drug delivery systems


‌Tegan Eve, Ph.D. (UCSD, 2001)
Senior Lecturer

Email
305-284-5953

Undergraduate laboratory operations, lab instructor training, green chemistry


LECTURERS


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‌Leslie Knecht, Ph.D.  (University of Miami, 2014)
Lecturer

Email
305-284-5361

Chemistry for the Life Sciences Lab (CHM 105), General Chemistry Lab (CHM 113), and Organic Chemistry Lab (CHM 205). My areas of interest are bacterial quorum sensing and genetic modifications of proteins and bacterial cells for the development of biomedical and environmental biosensors.


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Vanessa Falcao, Ph.D. (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006)
Lecturer

Email
305-284-3279

Principles of Chemistry I and II (CHM111 and CHM 112), Chemistry for Life Sciences (CHM103) and Organic Chemistry I (CHM201) 

 


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Valentine R. St. Hilaire, Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2000)
Lecturer

Email
305-284-4004
Cox Bldg Room 328

Chemistry for Life Sciences II (CHM104),Principles of Chemistry (CHM111), Chemistry For The Biosciences I (CHM121), Organic Chemistry II (CHM202),Chemistry For The Biosciences III (CHM222), Spectroscopic Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHM304), Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (CHM364).

My areas of interest are in drug discovery and small molecule synthesis.