Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog


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260 Mathematics and Science Center • (248) 370-2320  (map)
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Evan Trivedi
202 Mathematics and Science Center
(248) 370-2147

Distinguished professors emeritus:
Maria Szczesniak Bryant ,Ph.D.,University of Wroclaw
Paul Tomboulian, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Professors emeriti:
Sitaramayya Ari, Ph.D., Lucknow University (India)
Gottfried Brieger, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Denis M. Callewaert, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Dagmar R. Cronn, Ph.D., University of Washington
Steven R. Miller, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Kathleen H. Moore, Ph.D., Wayne State University
R. Craig Taylor, Ph.D., Princeton University
Joel W. Russell, Ph.D., University of California,
Linda Schweitzer, Ph.D., University of California,
   Los Angeles

Distinguished professor:
Michael D. Sevilla, Ph.D., University of Washington
Xiangqun Zeng, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo

Ferman A. Chavez, Ph.D., University of California,
   Santa Cruz
Roman Dembinski, Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences
John V. Seeley, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of

Associate professors:
David Szlag, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Evan Trivedi, Ph.D., Northwestern University


Assistant professors:
Adam Avery, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Ph.D., University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Thomas Bianchette, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Zacharias Kinney, Ph.D., Miami University
Alexander A. Rusakov, PH.D., Rice University
Zhe Wang, Ph.D., Lanzhou University (China)
Colin Wu, Ph.D.,Washington University
Ziming Yang, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Adjunct professors:
David Becker, Ph.D., University of Washington
Grzegorz Chalasinski, Ph.D., University of Warsaw (Poland)
Anna C. Ettinger, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Om P. Goel, Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
Nessan Kerrigan, Ph.D., University College Dublin (Ireland)
Kenneth Kirshenbaum, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew M. Mance, Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
Gholam-Abbas Nazri, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
D. David Newlin, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fazlul Sarkar, Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University (India)
Joseph R. Stetter, Ph.D., State University of New York,
Jiwu Zhang, Ph.D., Xi’an Jiaotong University (China)

Adjunct associate professors:
Klaus Friedrich, Ph.D., Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms
    Universität, Bonn, Germany
Sanela Martic, Ph.D., Queen’s University
Stacey K. Seeley, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Jennifer Tillinger, Ph.D., Oakland University

Adjunct assistant professors:
Changyong Cao, Ph.D., Australia National University (Australia)
Janet Bennett, Ph.D., Oakland University
Gerald Compton, M.S., Oakland University
Naomi Eliezer, Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jessica V. Koppen, Ph.D., Oakland University

Research associate professors:
Amitava Adhikary, Ph.D., University of Delhi (India)

Research assistant professors:
Anil Kumar, Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University (India)

Visiting assistant professor:
Ahmad Ibrahim, Ph.D., Oakland University

Faculty research fields

Current research interests of the faculty include:

  • Chemistry of free radical species generated from biological intermediates
  • Fate of toxic organic compounds in the environment
  • Bioanalytical, electroanalytical, and surface chemistry at solid/liquid interface
  • Computational modeling of intermolecular interactions and surface phenomena
  • Supramolecular chemistry and materials
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel organic, organometallic, and inorganic compounds with potential biochemical significance
  • Synthetic modeling of metalloenzyme active sites
  • Geochemistry of organic matter in the environment
  • Trace environmental analyses and environmental modeling
  • Novel analytical instrumentation
  • Protein folding and assembly
  • Cardiovascular risks of DNA damage and DNA repair mechanisms
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying cancer and neurodegeneration
  • Advanced fluorescence techniques for drug discovery

For current, detailed information on individual research efforts, please consult the faculty section of the Department of Chemistry Web site at



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