Faculty & Research

Lara Al Hariri
Chemical Education
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Material Science (Polymers)

ISB 341F (413)
545-1484

alhariri@chem.umass.edu

Trisha Andrew
Analytical, Chemical Energy, Materials, NanoMaterials, Organic
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Wearable Electronics

277 Physical Sciences Building
(413) 545-1651

tandrew@umass.edu

Scott Auerbach
Theoretical Computational, Physical, NanoMaterials, Chemical Energy, Materials
Professor in Chemistry
Computational Materials Science

222 Goessmann Laboratory
(413) 545-1240

auerbach@chem.umass.edu

Michael Barnes
Chemical Energy, Materials, NanoMaterials, Physical
Professor in Chemistry
Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Photophysics of Nanostructured Semiconductors

179 Physical Sciences Building
(413) 577-3121

mdbarnes@chem.umass.edu

Pat Bianconi
Inorganic, Materials
Associate Professor in Chemistry
In-situ Polymerization Fabrication of Inorganic/Organic Composites, Inorganic Polymer Chemistry, Optical and Conductive Materials via Organometallic Routes

411 LGRT Tower A
(413) 545-3119

bianconi@chem.umass.edu

Jianhan Chen
Theoretical Computational, Physical, Biophysical, Biological
Professor in Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biomolecules, Biomaterials

S585B Life Science Laboratories
(413) 545-3386

jianhanc@umass.edu

Min Chen
Analytical, Bioanalytical, Biological, Biophysical
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Application of Proteins in Biotechnology, Functional Mechanism of Membrane Protein Pores, Channels and Transporters

865 LGRT B
(413) 545-0683

720 LGRT A (lab)
 

Michelle Farkas
Biological, Organic
Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Development and Application of Chemical Biology Methods for the Study of Cancer Progression and Metastasis

N527 LSL
(413) 545-4770

N540 LSL (lab)
(413) 545-9619

Justin Fermann
Chemical Education, Theoretical Computational
Senior Lecturer II in Chemistry

341B ISB
(413) 545-2054

Lila Gierasch
Biophysical, Biological
Distinguished Professor in Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Conformational Analysis of Peptides and Proteins by NMR, CD and Other Spectroscopic Methods, Biophysical Approaches to Protein Folding and Localization In Vivo

N331 LSL
(413) 545-6094

Jeanne Hardy
Biological, Biophysical
Professor in Chemistry
Designing Binding Sites in Apoptotic Proteins and X-ray Crystallography

745A LGRT B
413-545-3486

720 LGRT A (lab)
413-577-3395

Bret Jackson
Chemical Energy, Materials, NanoMaterials, Physical, Theoretical Computational
Professor in Chemistry
Theoretical Studies of Molecule-Surface Interactions, Time Dependent Reactive and Non-Reactive Scattering

143 Goessmann Laboratory
(413) 545-2583

Igor Kaltashov
Analytical, Bioanalytical, Biological
Professor in Chemistry
Novel Mass Spectrometry-Based Strategies to Study Biopolymer Architecture, Dynamics and Interaction, Controlled Disorder as a Universal Facilitator of Binding Processes, Small Ligand Transport and Delivery, Higher Order Structure and Dynamics of Biopharmaceutical Products

N369 Life Sciences Laboratory
(413) 545-1460

Kevin Kittilstved
Chemical Energy, Inorganic, Materials, NanoMaterials
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Multifunctional Inorganic Materials Chemistry

177 Physical Sciences Building
(413) 545-6096

Mike Knapp
Biological, Inorganic, NanoMaterials
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Bioinorganic enzymology and Inorganic chemical sensing

745C LGRT
(413) 545-4001

Craig Martin
Biological, Biophysical
Professor in Chemistry
Enzymology of transcription; structure and function in enzyme-DNA interactions, Kinetics and thermodynamics, Nucleotide analogs, SELEX, fluorescence spectroscopy

862 LGRT B
(413) 545-3299

Christopher McDaniel
Chemical Education
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

241F ISB
(413) 545-8394

Hans Mentzen II
Chemical Education
Lecturer in Chemistry

341D ISB
(413) 545-8392

Rick Metz
Physical, NanoMaterials, Chemical Energy, Materials
Professor in Chemistry
Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Gas-Phase Ions

269 Goessmann
(413) 545-6089

Ruthanne Paradise
Chemical Education
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Director of Analytical & Physical Laboratories

341E ISB
(413) 545-7202

Sharon Qin
Chemical Education
Lecturer in Chemistry

ISB 341A
(413) 545-3404

Vincent Rotello
Organic, NanoMaterials, Biological, Chemical Energy, Materials
Professor in Chemistry
Biomedical and Materials Applications of Nanosystems

379 LGRT C
(413) 545-2058

Nathan Schnarr
Chemical Education
Lecturer in Chemistry
Undergraduate Program Director

613 LGRT
(413) 545-2294

Biological, Organic
Lecturer in Chemistry

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Research Assistant Professor in Biology
Chemistry Office: 602 LGRT
(413) 577-4167
Lab: 501 LGRT

Eric Strieter
Biological, Organic
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Protein Post-Translational Modifications

745D LGRT
(413) 545-2937

720 LGRT (lab)
(413) 577-3395

Chemical Education
Lecturer in Chemistry

241A ISB
(413) 545-4926

S. Thai Thayumanavan
Biological, Chemical Energy, Materials, NanoMaterials, Organic
Professor in Chemistry
Polymer self-assembly, responsive materials and their use in diverse applications including therapeutic delivery, sensing, and diagnostics

273 Physical Sciences Building
(413) 545-1313

Lynmarie Thompson
Biophysical, Biological
Professor in Chemistry
Director, Chemistry-Biology Interface Program (CBI), Mechanisms of Membrane Proteins Involved in Signaling or Bioenergetics, Including Receptors and Transporters, Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

864 LGRT B
(413) 545-0827

Richard Vachet
Analytical, Bioanalytical, Biological, Materials, NanoMaterials
Professor in Chemistry
Department Head, New Methods for Investigating Protein Amyloid Formation, Protein Therapeutics, and Nanomaterials in Biology

N363 LSL
(413) 545-2733
rwvachet@chem.umass.edu

371D LGRT C (Dept. Head office)
(413) 545-2318
depthead@chem.umass.edu

Dhandapani Venkataraman
Chemical Energy, Materials, NanoMaterials, Organic
Professor in Chemistry
Organic and Materials Chemistry, Mesoscale Assemblies for Materials Applications

171 Physical Sciences Building
413-545-2028

dv@chem.umass.edu

James Walsh
Inorganic, Materials
Assistant Professor in Chemistry
High-Pressure Techniques, Solid-State Synthesis, X-ray Crystallography

Physical Sciences Building, Office 173 (413) 545-1557

Gabriela Weaver
Chemical Education, Physical
Professor in Chemistry
Special Assistant to the Provost for Educational Initiatives

341C ISB
(413) 545-1225

gweaver@acad.umass.edu

Tom Whelan
Chemical Education
Senior Lecturer II in Chemistry
Director of General Chemistry Laboratories

241E ISB
(413) 545-6092

whelan@chem.umass.edu

Mingxu You
Analytical, Bioanalytical, Biological, Materials, NanoMaterials
Assistant Professor in Chemistry
DNA/RNA Nanotechnology, Bioimaging, Biosensing, Synthetic Biology

867 LGRT
(413) 545-4711

mingxuyou@chem.umass.edu