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Raychelle Burks Assoc Professor CAS - Chemistry

After working in a crime lab, Dr. Burks returned to academia, teaching, and forensic science research. An analytical chemist, she enjoys the challenge developing detection methods for a wide-variety o

  burks@american.edu

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Albert Cheh Prof Emeritus

My research focuses on signatures of exposure to environmental carcinogens. I have also studied the enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel, error-prone bypass DNA polymer

Stefano Costanzi Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Stefano Costanzi is a Professor of Chemistry at American University, in Washington DC, with an educational background in both the chemical sciences and international affairs. Dr. Costanzi's teachi

  costanzi@american.edu

  (202) 885-1722

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Douglas Fox Professor and Department Chair, Chemistry CAS - Chemistry

Douglas M. Fox received his BS in Chemical Engineering and his PhD in Chemistry at Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, MI. He spent two years at the Naval Research Laboratory and two years

  dfox@american.edu

  (202) 885-1735

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James Girard Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. James Girard teaches analytical, environmental and forensic chemistry, as well as chemistry for non-science majors. He is the author of a textbook for environmental and chemistry students, Princip

  jgirard@american.edu

  (202) 885-1791

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Matthew Hartings Assoc Professor CAS - Chemistry

Matthew Hartings is a materials chemist and food scientist. His research aims to develop new materials (for 3D printing and environmental monitoring) and explore how materials are made by biology (bio

  hartings@american.edu

  (202) 885-1778

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Monika Konaklieva Assoc Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Konaklieva’s research is in the area of exploring different approaches for delaying of microbial resistance. Current projects include computer-aided design and synthesis of novel beta-lactams as w

  mkonak@american.edu

  (202) 885-1777

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Michele Lansigan Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer CAS - Chemistry

Michele Lansigan received her BS degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos where she also spent three years as a full time instructor teaching General Chemistry and Physical

  lansigan@american.edu

  (202) 885-1779

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Mauro Tiso Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Tiso joined the Chemistry Department of American University in September 2015. A native of Italy, he earned his M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Padova, Italy in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Clinical

  mtiso@american.edu

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Alexander Zestos Assoc Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Zestos completed his B.S./M.S. in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Mi

  zestos@american.edu

  (202) 885-1730

Shouzhong Zou Professor CAS - Chemistry

Shouzhong Zou earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 1991 and completed his MS studies in 1994 from Xiamen University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1999 under the direc

  szou@american.edu

  (202) 885-1763