Chemistry Faculty and Staff

Chemistry Faculty

Robert J. Cave
Robert J. Cave

Robert J. Cave

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

William Daub
G. William Daub

G. William Daub

Seeley W. Mudd Professor, organic chemistry
PhD, Stanford University
Development of new regioselective reactions for synthesis.

Karl Haushalter
Karl Haushalter

Karl A. Haushalter

Associate Dean of Research and Experiential Learning
Associate Professor, chemistry and biology
PhD, Harvard University
Interactions between proteins and nucleic acids; RNA interference and gene therapy approaches for treating HIV-AIDS

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Lelia Hawkins

Lelia N. Hawkins

Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor, environmental chemistry
PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Characterization of light-absorbing compounds in atmospheric aerosol.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Adam R. Johnson

Professor, inorganic 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 Karukstis

Kerry K. Karukstis

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

Gerald Van Hecke
Gerald R. Van Hecke

Gerald R. Van Hecke

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

Katherine Van Heuvelen
Katherine Van Heuvelen

Katherine Van Heuvelen

Assistant Professor, inorganic chemistry
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of bio-inspired transition metal complexes

Hal Van Ryswyk
Hal Van Ryswyk

Hal Van Ryswyk

John Stauffer Professor, analytical & materials chemistry
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Self-assembling molecular systems, energy and electron transfer, and solar energy conversion.

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David Vosburg

Associate Professor, organic chemistry
PhD, Scripps Research Institute
Biomimetic cyclizations and natural product synthesis.

Chemistry Emeritus Faculty

Misuru Kubota
Mitsuru Kubota

Mitsuru Kubota

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

Philip C. Myhre
Philip C. Myhre

Philip C. Myhre

Professor Emeritus, organic chemistry
PhD, University of Washington

Chemistry Faculty On Leave

Shenda M. Baker
Shenda M. Baker

Shenda M. Baker

Professor, physical chemistry
PhD, California Institute of Technology
Surface and Interfacial Properties of Organic Thin Films.

Chemistry Staff

David Guerra
Daniel Guerra

Daniel A. Guerra

Laboratory & Stockroom Manager
B.S. & M.S., Cal Poly Pomona
909.607.2957
Fax: 909.607.7577
dguerra@hmc.edu
Office: Jacobs 2310

Penny Manisco
Penny Manisco

Penny Manisco

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

Kim Young
Kim Young

Kim Young

Administrative Assistant
909.621.8092
Fax: 909.607.7577
kyoung@hmc.edu
Office: Jacobs 1209