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Faculty (alphabetical)

Ladder Faculty

Diana S. Aga

Office: 611 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4220
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: dianaaga@buffalo.edu

Environmental and Analytical Chemistry: Fate and transport of emerging contaminants and endocrine disrupting chemicals, treatment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in wastewater, environmental impacts of engineered nanomaterials, bioaccumulation of brominated flame retardants.

Alexey V. Akimov

Office: 716 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4140
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: alexeyak_at_buffalo_dot_edu

Theoretical and computational chemistry. Quantum and classical molecular dynamics, nonadiabatic dynamics, computations in large-scale systems, semiempirical methods; electron-nuclear coupling, simulation of spin, charge, and excitation energy transfer; solar energy conversion materials, nanomaterials and nanoscale systems.

Atilla, EkinG. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen

Office: 877 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4130
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: ekinatil@buffalo.edu

Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry: Understanding the involvement of lipids in different cell fates, LC-MS based lipidomics, biochemical characterization of lipids of interest.

Atwood, JimJim D. Atwood

Office: 556 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4201
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: jatwood@buffalo.edu

Synthesis and spectroscopy of organometallic compounds; kinetics and mechanisms of organometallic reactions; homogeneous catalysis; water as a solvent for organometallic reactions.

Autschbach, JochenJochen Autschbach

Office: 313 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4122
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: jochena_at_buffalo_dot_edu

Computational and theoretical chemistry: Simulation of molecular spectra, optical activity, molecular vibrations, NMR, electron paramagnetism, organic molecules, metal complexes, heavy elements, organometallic materials, computer programming.

Benedict, JasonJason B. Benedict

Office: 771 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4276
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: jbb6@buffalo.edu

Solid-state materials science:  Synthesis and characterization of Sustainable Functional Molecular Nanomaterials for light harvesting, light generation and light-based switches and sensors.

Bright, FrankFrank V. Bright

Office: 511 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4180
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: chefvb@buffalo.edu

Analytical, materials and physical chemistry: Chemical sensor and nanosensors, antifouling/fouling release materials, benign chemistry, wound restitution, corneal surface chemistry.

Chemler, SherrySherry R. Chemler

Office: 618 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4225
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: schemler@buffalo.edu

Organometallic chemistry, medicinal chemistry: New reaction development with earth-abundant copper and manganese catalysts, asymmetric catalysis, alkene difunctionalization reactions, natural product synthesis, synthesis and medicinal chemistry of nitrogen heterocycles.

Churchill, MelMelvyn R. Churchill

Office: 532 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4190
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: chexray@buffalo.edu

Structural inorganic and organometallic chemistry; crystallography; bilingual chemical education.

Colon, LuisLuis A. Colón

Office: 578 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4213
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: lacolon@buffalo.edu

Analytical separations and measurements: Micro/nano-chemical analysis, capillary electrophoresis, liquid chromatography, chromatographic materials and their physicochemical characterization, column technology, bioanalytical chemistry.

Cook, TimothyTimothy R. Cook

Office: 856 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4327
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: trcook@buffalo.edu

Self-assembly and characterization of discrete inorganic metallacycles and cages; energy harvesting, transport and storage in photo- and redox-active molecular materials. Polynuclear catalysts for small molecule activations of relevance to renewable energy schemes.

Detty, MichaelMichael R. Detty

Office: 627 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4228
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: mdetty@buffalo.edu

Antifouling/fouling release materials, environmentally benign chemistry, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, photosensitizers for generation of solar electricity and solar hydrogen, inhibitors/modulators of ABC transporters.

Diver, StevenSteven T. Diver

Office: 572 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4208
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: diver@buffalo.edu

Synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry: Mechanism of enyne metathesis, synthesis of natural products, metathesis cascades as complexity-building reactions.

Gardella, JoeJoseph A. Gardella, Jr.

Office: 470 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-1499
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: gardella@buffalo.edu

Surface and analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry and public policy, K-12 science/technology education, surface chemistry of polymer controlled release technologies, polymer reaction kinetics, chemical imaging of surfaces, environmental chemistry using geographic information analysis of spatial chemical data.

Gong, BingBing Gong

Office: 811 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4307
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: bgong@buffalo.edu

Biomimetic organic chemistry: Information-storing duplexes, protein-like porous foldamers and nanocavity-containing macrocycles, instructed molecular self-assembly, molecular recognition, selective ion channels, artificial water channels, molecular and supramolecular nanoporous materials.

Keister, JerryJerome B. Keister

Office: 562 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4205
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: keister@buffalo.edu

Organometallic transition metal complexes and their reactions. Mechanism of alkene-alkyne metathesis, catalyzed by ruthenium carbene complexes. Organic and inorganic synthesis, IR, NMR, UV/Visible and EPR spectroscopies, electrochemistry, and kinetics.

David C. Lacy

Office: 657 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4114
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: DCLacy at buffalo edu

Bio-inspired molecular approaches to challenges in solar fuels; synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry; spectroscopic characterization of molecular compounds; demonstrating applicability to solar fuels with electrocatalysis.

Lin, QingQing Lin

Office: 679 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4254
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: qinglin@buffalo.edu

Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry: Bioorthogonal chemistry/organic reactions in living systems, bioorthogonal reaction discovery and development, peptide/protein therapeutics, synthetic biology.

Morrow, JanetJanet R. Morrow

Office: 526 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4187
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: jmorrow@buffalo.edu

Bioinorganic chemistry: Fluorescent sensors for metal ions, MRI contrast agents based on Fe(II) and Ln(III), ligand synthesis, structure selective interactions of compounds with DNA and RNA.

Murkin, AndrewAndrew S. Murkin

Office: 672 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4249
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: amurkin@buffalo.edu

Bioorganic chemistry: Determination of enzyme mechanisms and transition states; synthesis of inhibitors, alternative substrates, and isotopically labeled compounds; enzyme kinetics.

Prasad, ParasParas N. Prasad

Office: 428 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4148
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: pnprasad@buffalo.edu

Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics: Preparation, processing, and theoretical modeling of nanostructured photonic materials; biophotonics; nonlinear optical processes.

Steven J. Ray

Office: 410 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4241
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: sjray2@buffalo.edu

Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, and Chemical Instrumentation:  Distance-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry,  Soft-landing Mass Spectrometry, Novel Detector Platforms for Mass Spectrometry, New Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation and Ionization Sources, Atomic Spectrometry, Plasma Spectrochemistry.

Richard, JohnJohn P. Richard

Office: 633 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4232
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: jrichard@buffalo.edu

Mechanism for enzyme-catalyzed reactions: Small molecule model reactions; structure-reactivity studies on mutant enzymes; the role of flexible loops; and, mechanisms for transition-state stabilization.

Rzayev, JavidJavid Rzayev

Office: 826 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4314
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: jrzayev@buffalo.edu

Polymer and organic materials chemistry: synthesis of advanced polymer structures, self-assembly and nanomaterial fabrication for biological and electronic applications.

Szyperski, ThomasThomas Szyperski

Office: 816 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4309
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: szypersk@buffalo.edu

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based structural biology, structural genomics and metabonomics: NMR methodology development, applications to study protein structure, dynamics and folding, metabolic profiling.

Velarde, LuisLuis Velarde

Office: 861 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4243
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: lvelarde@buffalo.edu

Physical, materials and analytical chemistry: Nonlinear spectroscopy of interfaces, ultrafast processes at surfaces, molecular devices, biointerfaces and environmental surface chemistry.

Watson, DavidDavid F. Watson

Office: 531 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4189
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: dwatson3@buffalo.edu

Inorganic, materials, and physical chemistry: Synthesis and surface-functionalization of materials, assembly of nanostructured interfaces, spectroscopic characterization of photoinduced electron transfer.

Wood, TroyTroy D. Wood

Office: 417 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4144
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: twood@buffalo.edu

Mass spectrometry: Low-flow electrospray ionization, biomarker identification, metabolomics, proteomics, molecular imaging mass spectrometry, tandem mass spectrometry.

Zurek, EvaEva Zurek

Office: 331 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4332
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: ezurek@buffalo.edu

Theoretical and computational chemistry: electronic structure and properties of discrete and extended systems, materials and structure prediction, molecular self-assembly on surfaces, catalysis.

Teaching faculty

Clizbe, ElizabethElizabeth A. Clizbe

Office: 663 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4238
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: eaclizbe@buffalo.edu

Instruction of undergraduate students in organic chemistry as well as the overview of general, organic and biological chemistry for students interested in health-science careers such as nursing.

Gulde, StaceyStacey M. Gulde

Office: 325 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: (716) 645-4126
Fax: (716) 645-6963
E-mail: gulde@buffalo.edu

Instruction of undergraduate students in the fundamentals of (Introductory & General) chemistry.