Chemistry Faculty and Staff

Chemistry Faculty

Robert J. Cave

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

G. William Daub

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

Karl Haushalter

Karl Haushalter

Karl A. Haushalter

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

Adam Johnson

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 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

Gerald R. Van Hecke

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

Katherine Van Heuvelen

Katherine Van Heuvelen

Katherine Van Heuvelen

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

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Hal Van Ryswyk

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 Vleet

Mary J. Van Vleet

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

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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

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

Philip C. Myhre

Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
PhD, University of Washington

Chemistry Staff

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Daniel A. 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

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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

Kim Young

Kim Young

Kim Young

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