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EIU Master of Science in Chemistry

Faculty Research Interests

Jonathan P. Blitz Professor: PhD Colorado State University, 1987

Analytical Chemistry: Experimental studies of materials useful for adsorption of various compounds. Experimental and computational modelling of adsorption and surface modification reactions.

Hongshan He Assistant Professor: PhD Sun Yat-Sen University, 1996

Inorganic Chemistry: Organic and inorganic materials for photovoltaics; near-infrared emitting materials for biosensing; ordered inorganic nanostructures; density functional theory calculation; crystallography; photocatalysts for water splitting, porphyrin chemistry.

Douglas G. Klarup Professor: PhD University of California-Berkeley, 1986

Environmental Chemistry: Trace level analysis and the study of reactions and processes relevant to chemical contaminant migration and site remediation.

Barbara A. Lawrence Professor: PhD University of California-Irvine, 1990

Physical Chemistry: Use of NMR spectroscopy to study biological systems: protein structure in spider silks and phosphorus metabolites in freeze-tolerant animals.

Mark E. McGuire Professor: PhD University of Rochester, 1985

Inorganic Chemistry: The design and use of biomimetic catalysts (molecules that mimic enzyme behavior) to carry out "green" oxidation reactions using atmospheric oxygen.

Rebecca A. Peebles Associate Professor: PhD University of Michigan, 2000

Physical Chemistry: High resolution vibrational and rotational spectroscopy and visible emission spectroscopy of environmentally relevant species; investigation of molecular interactions of possible atmospheric significance.

Sean A. Peebles Associate Professor: PhD University of Exeter, 1995

Physical Chemistry: Study of the structure, properties, and dynamics of molecules and van der Waals species by Fourier-transform microwave spectroscopy; ionic and radical species; calculation of molecular properties using computational chemistry.

Gopal R. Periyannan Associate Professor: PhD Miami University (Ohio), 2004

Biochemistry:Microbial polysaccharide metabolism for the identification of enzymes and renewable materials by proteomics and metabolomics techniques; Zn-metalloenzymes; role of metalloproteases in diseases; spectroscopic characterization of metalloenzymes; bioinorganic chemistry.

Radu F. Semeniuc Associate Professor: PhD University of South Carolina, 2004

Inorganic Chemistry: Supramolecular self-assembly of organic and inorganic modules into functional solids; synthesis and characterization of mechanically interlocked molecules, Metal-Organic-Rotaxane-Frameworks (MORF's).

Daniel J. Sheeran Associate Professor: PhD University of Kansas, 1985

Chemical Education: Development of activities, experiments, and methods which enhance and improve the teaching/learning of (introductory) chemistry.

Edward M. Treadwell Associate Professor: PhD University of Iowa, 2001

Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of organic materials; new methodology for organic synthesis via phosphonates; natural products isolation and chemistry.

Zhiqing Yan Associate Professor: PhD Miami University (Ohio), 2004

Organic Chemistry: Organic synthesis of Basket shaped molecular containers based on Resorcin[4]arene and calix[4]arene; Synthesis of Tweezers shaped organic molecules. Molecular recognition studies upon the synthesized molecular hosts.

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Gopal Periyannan, Graduate Coordinator

Eastern Illinois University
Physical Science, Rm 4417
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6379
grperiyannan@eiu.edu


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