Chemistry

2014 SMU Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Faculty & Staff

Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
Fondren Science - 231
3215 Daniel Avenue
P.O. Box 750314
Dallas, TX 75275-0314
Telephone: (214) 768-3541
Fax: (214) 768-4089
Email: chem@smu.edu
Twitter: @SMU_Chemistry

Photo of Andrea Adams 

 Andrea A. Adams
 Sr. Lecturer
 FOSC 149
 214.768.4075
 aadams@smu.edu


M.S. Chemistry
Southern Methodist University, 2011
 
 

 Helen Babbili
 Lecturer
 DLSB 339
 214.768.1932
 hbabbili@smu.edu
           

M.S. Chemistry
Kakatiya Univeristy, 1980

 
 Edward R. Biehl
 Professor
 FOSC 303
 214.768.1280
 ebiehl@smu.edu

Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, 1961
Organic synthesis of pharmacologically-active compounds, perhalogenated compounds.

 John D. Buynak
 Professor
 FOSC 311
 214.768.2484
 jbuynak@smu.edu

Ph.D.
Rice University, 1980

Bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, design of enzyme inhibitors, synthesis of beta-lactam antibiotics and beta-lactamase inhibitors.

 Dieter Cremer
 Professor
 FOSC 325
 214.768.1300
 dcremer@smu.edu

Ph.D.
University of Koln, 1972

Computational and theoretical chemistry, development and application of quantum chemical methods, especially electron correlation and relativistic methods, nanotechnology.

Isaac Garcia-Bosch
Assistant Professor
Heroy 253
214.768.2957
igarciabosch@smu.edu  
Ph.D.
University of Girona, Spain, 2011
Bio-Inspired Inorganic Chemistry. New cheap, sustainable and efficient energy sources: catalyst for water oxidation and dioxygen reduction. Novel bio-inspired Fe, Mn and Cu catalysts for practical organic synthesis.


 Werner Horsthemke
 Professor
 FOSC 313
 214.768.4241
 whorsthe@smu.edu

Ph.D.
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1978

Nonequilibrium phenomena and nonlinear dynamics; theoretical studies of pattern formation.

 Alan Humason





Alan Humason
Lab Coordinator,
Lecturer
FOSC 254
214.768.3541
ahumason@smu.edu



Ph.D. Graduate Student, Southern Methodist University, Exp. Matriculation: 2015



 




Elfi Kraka
Professor and Chair
FOSC 231 D
214.768.1609
ekraka@smu.edu



Ph.D.
University of Koln, 1984

Computational and theoretical chemistry, computer assisted drug design, reaction mechanism and reaction dynamics.

Michael Lattman
Professor
FOSC 310
214.768.2467
mlattman@smu.edu

Ph.D.
City University of New York, 1977

Phosphorous calixarane chemistry.

Alex Lippert 

Alex Lippert
Assistant Professor
FOSC 141
214.768.2482
alippert@smu.edu
  
Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Combines innovative organic chemistry with state-of-the-art imaging techniques.

 Dr. Jin Liu Jin Liu
Research Assistant Professor
DLSB 337
214.768.4734
liuj@smu.edu
 

Ph.D.
The Ohio State University, 2005

Computational chemistry and computational biology, allosteric and membrane fusion mechanism, allosteric drug design for neurodegenerative diseases.

 
Jennifer O'Brien  Jennifer O'Brien
Professor of Practice
FOSC 149
214.768.2461
jobrien@smu.edu

Ph.D.
Chemistry, University of North Texas, 1993

 
Mark A. F. Schell
Professor
FOSC 316
214.768.2478
mschell@smu.edu           
Ph.D.
University of Toronto, 1983

Nonlinear chemical behavior in electrochemical systems.

David Y. Son
Professor
FOSC 317
214.768.8813
dson@smu.edu           
Ph.D.
MIT, 1993

Organosilicon polymers, especially as precursors to preceramic polymers and other oxidatively stable materials.

 Peng Tao Peng Tao
Assistant Professor
FOSC 143
214.768.8802
ptao@smu.edu           
 

Ph.D.
The Ohio State University, 2007

Computational enzymology, development of free energy sampling methods, molecular mechanism of redox cell signaling processes.

 
  Nicolay V. (Nick) Tsarevsky
Assistant Professor
FOSC 305
214.768.3259
nvt@smu.edu
Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University, 2005

Polymer chemistry.

Patty J. Wisian-Neilson
Professor
FOSC 309
214.768.2483
pwisian@smu.edu
       
Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin, 1976

Cyclic and polymeric phosphazenes; synthesis and applications.

  Brian Zoltowski
Assistant Professor
FOSC 307
214.768/2640
bzoltowski@smu.edu


Ph.D.
Cornell University, 2008

Chemical biology, protein structure and function, mechanisms of blue-light photoreceptors, protein engineering and enzyme kinetics.