Chemistry Faculty and Staff

Chemistry Faculty

Robert J. Cave.Robert J. Cave

Professor of Chemistry
PhD, California Institute of Technology
Theoretical studies of ground and excited states of molecules.

William Daub.G. William Daub

Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Stanford University
Development of new regioselective reactions for synthesis.

Karl Haushalter.Karl A. Haushalter

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, Harvard University
Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair; Interactions of proteins and nucleic acids.

Lelia Hawkins.Lelia N. Hawkins

Barbara Stokes Dewey Associate Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Characterization of light-absorbing compounds in atmospheric aerosol.

Adam Johnson.Adam R. Johnson

Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amino acid-derived ligands for the synthesis of chiral transition metal complexes and novel ligands for the synthesis of heterobimetallic complexes.

Kerry Karukstis.Kerry K. Karukstis

Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry
PhD, Duke University
Spectroscopic studies of surfactant assemblies, host-guest systems, and drug-delivery vehicles.

Gerald Van Hecke.Gerald R. Van Hecke

Donald A. Strauss Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Princeton University
Thermodynamics of liquid crystals.

Katherine Van Heuvelen.Katherine Van Heuvelen

Associate Professor of Chemistry
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of bio-inspired transition metal complexes.

Hal Van Rysywk.Hal Van Ryswyk

John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Solar energy conversion, self-assembling molecular systems, energy and electron transfer.

Mary Van VleetMary Van Vleet

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Vosburg.David Vosburg

Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Scripps Research Institute
Biomimetic cyclizations, natural product synthesis, green chemistry, and self-assembly.

Chemistry Emeritus Faculty

Misuru Kubota.Mitsuru Kubota

Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
PhD, University of Illinois (Urbana)
Synthesis and reactions of organotransition metal compounds, homogeneous catalysis.

Philip C. Myhre.Philip C. Myhre

Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
PhD, University of Washington

Chemistry Staff

Daniel Guerra.Daniel A. Guerra

Laboratory & Stockroom Manager
B.S. & M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
909.607.2957
Fax: 909.607.7577
dguerra@g.hmc.edu
Office: Jacobs 2310

Penny Manisco.Penny Manisco

Laboratory Technician & Chemical Hygiene Officer
B.S., University of Southern California
909.607.4217
Fax: 909.607.7577
pmanisco@g.hmc.edu
Office: Jacobs 2314

Peter SanchezPeter Sanchez

Instrumentation Technician
909.607.5664
Fax: 909.607.7577
peter@hmc.edu
Office: Jacobs 2304

Kim Young.Kim Young

Academic Coordinator
909.621.8092
Fax: 909.607.7577
kyoung@g.hmc.edu
Office: Jacobs 1209