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Sandra M. Banks
Adjunct Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.3133,
Professional Interests: Chemical education, organic chemistry-spectroscopy and organic chemistry reaction mechanisms

John S. Brabson
Professor of Chemistry
Program Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Program Head of Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical
NSB 128, 510.430.2203,
Professional Interests: Antifungal compounds and their modes of action, sphingolipid metabolism in Pichia ciferrii

Kristina Faul
Professor of Geochemistry and Environmental Geology
Rhoda Goldman Professorship in Environmental Science
NSB 119, 510.430.2202,
Professional Interests: Oceanography, climate change, the chemistry of past oceans, paleoceanography

David Keeports
Professor of Chemistry and Physics
Department Head, Fall
NSB 125, 510.430.2162,
Professional Interests: Molecular spectroscopy, physics and chemistry education, software development

Beth Kochly
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Scheffler Chair
NSB 129, 510.430.2085,
Professional Interests: Mechanistic studies and reactive intermediates in organic chemistry, organic reactions in ionic liquids

Elisabeth Wade
Kilgore-Snyder Professorship
Professor of Chemistry
Department Head
Program Head of Environmental Science, Fall
NSB 117, 510.430.3132,
Professional Interests: Chemical kinetics, atmospheric pollutants, atmospheric and combustion chemistry

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Terrence Chang
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Ronald Chiarello
Associate Adjunct Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.2137,
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-1:00, Mondays-Fridays 10:00-12:30
Professional Interests: DNA/RNA synthesis and application development, novel labeling techniques for biomolecules, process development in biotechnology

Mark Creelman
Assistant Adjunct Professor
NSB 118,
Office Hours: by appointment
Professional Interests: Chemical Education, Photochemistry, Ultrafast Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Development of open-source lab tools

Lynn Delker
Adjunct Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.3133,
Office Hours: Mondays 12:00-12:50 in NSB 105, Mondays, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays 9:00-9:50, Fridays 1:00-2:00 or by appointment in NSB 118
Professional Interests: Physics and science education

Mircea Gheorghiu
Assistant Adjunct Professor
NSB 118,
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:05-1:05
Professional Interests: ketene chemistry, stereochemistry of cycloaddition reactions, catalytic degenerate isomerization (homomerization) of aromatic hydrocarbons, small rings, synthesis of labeled compounds (2H, 13C), heterocyclic compounds, chemical education (new experiments based upon green chemistry principles, ionic liquids, organometallic ligands synthesis, etc), computational chemistry (molecular mechanics, ab initio and DFT calculations)

Heike Held
Assistant Adjunct Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.2137,
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:15-12:45
Professional Interests: Bioorganic chemistry, use of synthetic organic chemistry to study biological processes

Mahin Hemmati
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Felisa Wolfe-Simon
Chan-Norris Visiting Professor


Antonio Arredondo
Laboratory Coordinator
NSB 205, 510.430.2374,

Faculty Administrative Assistant
NSB 111, 510.430.2317

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Last Updated: 6/6/17