Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Director of Chemical Laboratories
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Oregon, 1983.
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989.
My work involves the development of curricula for the chemistry laboratory and computational chemical modeling. In the former case, construction of laboratory curricula that are modern, novel and cross-divisional is the goal. In the second, construction of computational models involving quantum chemical and biophysical calculations using commercial software such as Gaussian or Autodock, as well as software developed in-house, is the goal
Virginia Chang Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry B.S. Chemistry, University of Southern California, 1993
M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry (Photochemistry), University of New Mexico, 2003
Michael D. Heagy
Professor of Chemistry A.B. Chemistry, Franklin & Marshall College, 1990
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Southern California 1995
Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, 1995-1996
The research projects in Dr. Heagy’s lab involve synthetic organic chemistry as a fundamental technique for new dye synthesis. Theory and photophysics play an important role in this research as the group employs various spectroscopies, i.e. UV-Vis, fluorescence as well as quantum computational studies for the rational design of functional dyes. The applications of this research lead to fluorescent biomarkers, white-organic light emitting devices as well as dye-doped nanocomposites for solar energy conversion.
PhD Physical Chemistry, New Mexico Tech, September 2010
As an aspiring scientist, I want to study the physical chemistry and material science of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, semiconducting materials and electronic thin films. For my PhD dissertation work at New Mexico Tech, I investigated deuterium adsorption in several MOFs using solid state NMR in order to assess the hydrogen storage capacities of these nanomaterials and to unravel molecular level information of the adsorption process. I also investigated the interaction of ammonia gas with multi-walled carbon nanotubes using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) in order to study the modification of the electronic properties of nanotubes upon gas adsorption and to investigate the possibility these nanotubes could act as sensors for ammonia.
Associate Research Professor
M.Sc., Mendeleev University, Moscow, Russia, 1990. Ph. D., Mendeleev University, Moscow, Russia, 1992.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Organic Chemistry, Timiryazev Agriculture Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1991-1997
Invited Professor of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, State University, Moscow, Russia, 1994-1999 Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Timiryazev Agriculture Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1997-2008
Visiting Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, New Mexico Tech, 2007-2008
Associate Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, New Mexico Tech, 2008-present
STARTING in Fall, 2012!!
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A. Chemistry and Comparative Religion (double major), Emory University, 1998
Peace Corps service in Bangladesh, 1998-2000
M.A. Religion/Ethnic Studies, Emory University, 2003
Ph.D. Chemistry (Biochemistry), New Mexico State University, 2009
Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2009-2011
In my research group, we utilize high-performance computing to investigate mechanisms of biomolecular function through simulations of structural dynamics. We mainly use AMBER biomolecular simulation software, as well as engage in extensive quantitative and qualitative data analysis. I have a strong interest in the way signaling proteins interact with their binding partners to regulate cellular function, especially in the context of human psychological stress, diabetic insulin resistance and tumor metastasis
Michael J. Pullin, Chair
Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry
B.A., Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 1992
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Kent State University, 1999
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000-2002
Research Professor, University of Notre Dame, 2002-2003
My research interests include aqueous environmental chemistry and analytical methods for natural waters. More specifically, my research group is currently working on several projects aimed at understanding the dynamics of organic matter in high altitude streams in New Mexico. We are also working on the development of autonomous, in-situ analyzers for iron and other nutrients in streams. My group is also focused on understanding iron-redox and iron-organic matter interactions in natural waters. Finally, we have just begun a project to understand the chemical structure, origin, and fate of organic matter in ultra-deep, ancient groundwater, accessed through deep gold, diamond, and platinum mine shafts in South Africa. This project, conducted in collaboration with microbiologists and geochemists from New Mexico Tech, Princeton, and Toronto, promises to help us understand the limits of life on Earth.
Oliver W. Wingenter
Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Biogeochemistry and Climate Change
B.S. Chemistry, San Jose State University, 1992. Advisor: Patrick Hamill
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1998. Advisors: F. S. Rowland and Donald Blake
Postdoctoral Fellow Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-2000. Advisor: Douglas Davis
We have made measurements of over 60 climate relevant gases in field experiments during NASA and NSF airborne and shipborne research campaigns. We use these data in empirical, photo-chemical and global biogeochemical models to gain a better understanding of climate under present, past, future and geoengineered condition.
Department of Chemistry
Jones Hall 259
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801