May 27, 2022  
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Roman Dembinski
225 Mathematics and Science Center
(248) 370-2248


Distinguished professor emeritus:
Paul Tomboulian, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Professors emeriti:
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,

Distinguished professor:
Michael D. Sevilla, Ph.D., University of Washington
Maria Szczesniak Bryant ,Ph.D.,University of Wroclaw (Poland)
Xiangqun Zeng, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo

Sitaramayya Ari, Ph.D., Lucknow University (India)
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:
Linda Schweitzer, Ph.D., University of California,
   Los Angeles
David Szlag, Ph.D., University of Colorado


Assistant professors:
Adam Avery, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Ph.D., University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Jessica V. Koppen, Ph.D., Oakland University
Jennifer Tillinger, Ph.D., Oakland University
Evan Trivedi, Ph.D., Northwestern University
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,

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:
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

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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