Faculty Research

All chemistry faculty are conducting research during the academic years and summers and present many opportunities for students in their research labs. The research activities of the faculty belong in one or more of the areas listed below.

Analytical
Biological
Computational

Rachel O'Brien

John Poutsma

Deborah Bebout
Randolph Coleman
Lisa Landino
John Poutsma
Douglas Young

Randolph Coleman
Nathan Kidwell
John Poutsma

Conservation
Science

(Cultural Heritage)

 Inorganic
Materials

Tyler Meldrum
Kristin Wustholz

Deborah Bebout
Robert Pike
William McNamara

Richard Kiefer
David Kranbuehl
William McNamara
Robert Pike

Organic
 Physical
Spectroscopy

Christopher Abelt
Elizabeth Harbron
Robert Hinkle
Jonathan Scheerer
Douglas Young

Nathan Kidwell

Tyler Meldrum
John Poutsma
Kristin Wustholz

Christopher Abelt
Deborah Bebout
Elizabeth Harbron
Nathan Kidwell
Tyler Meldrum
Kristin Wustholz

Chemistry research is funded by numerous grants from such agencies as:

  • The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation (Henry-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards)
  • The Beckman Foundation (Beckman Scholars’ Program)
  • The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • The Jeffress Memorial Trust of Virginia
  • The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund of Virginia
  • The U.S. Department of Defense
  • Commonwealth Health Research Board
  • The Roy R. Charles Center of William & Mary