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2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Kizhanipuram Vinodgopal, Chair
Rm. 3202, Mary M. Townes Science Building
Telephone: 919-530-6462
Dr. Somnath Mukhopadhyay, Graduate Program Director
Room 218 Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute
Telephone: 919-530-7762


CIP Code:  13.1323


The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is to provide students with an educational environment that will stimulate their intellectual curiosities, enhance and develop academic and professional skills in Chemistry and Chemistry-related disciplines, promote a sense of self-assurance and discipline, and instill a dedication to the advancement of science and scientific knowledge for the benefit of all peoples.  Students will receive specific training in the use of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, enhance their laboratory skills, and develop knowledge of the creativity, methods, and processes involved in designing, carrying out, and reporting results of scientific research while participating in faculty-directed research projects on campus or in off-campus cooperative education or internship opportunities.

The graduate program in chemistry is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, industry, and for entrance to Ph.D. or professional degree programs.  The M.S. degree offered in Chemistry is thesis-based.  Research opportunities are available in organic, physical, analytical, inorganic, biochemistry, and computational chemistry.  A student will normally select one of the above areas as their major research focus, along with a second area of specialization for their minor.  A student may elect to complete minor requirements in another suitable department with permission of the department chairperson. 


Christian, Omar (Assistant Professor)
B.S., University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Ph.D., University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Gerald, Tonya (Associate Professor) 
B.S., North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., University of Maryland - Baltimore
Mohammed, Abdul (Professor)
B.S., University of Benin, Nigeria
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Mukhopadhyay, Somnath (Associate Professor) 
B.S., University of Calcutta
M.S., University of Calcutta
Ph.D., University of Calcutta 
Sendlinger, Shawn C., (Professor) 
B.S., Oregon State University
M.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Taylor, Darlene K. (Associate Professor)
B.S., Goucher College
M.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vinodgopal, Kizhanipuram (Professor)
B.S., Calcutta University 
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Ph.D., University of Vermont
Wymer, Nathan.  (Assistant Professor) 
B.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., Duke University
Yan, Fei (Associate Professor)
B.S., Jiangxi University, Nanchang, China
M.S., Beijing University
Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

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