Faculty Publications

  • Dr. John Sivey and Dr. Keither Reber, with undergraduate co-authors Ryan Dias, Kayla Martin-Culet, Marella Schammel and Nicholas Race - “1,3,5-Trimethoxybenzene (TMB) as a new quencher for preserving redox-labile disinfection byproducts and for quantifying free chlorine and free bromine”  
    Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology
  • Dr. Keith Reber and undergraduate Hannah Burdge - “Total synthesis of pyrophen and campyrones A-C”
    Journal of Natural Products
  • Dr. Clare Muhoro, co-authors Bao Ha and Leili Zamini - “Tropical surface water quality studies:  Implications for the aquatic fate of N-methyl carbamate pesticides”
    Journal of Environmental Science and Health 

TU student uses passion for science to help the community

Alexis Garloff '22 works in two TU forensic science labs, started nonprofit for sexual assault victims.

Dr. Shannon Stitzel develops way to test origin of chocolate

Dr. Shannon Stitzel's research into fingerprinting the geographic origins of single-source chocolate was highlighted in a press release by the American Chemical Society.  Undergraduate Gabrielle Lembo contributed to this work which utilized the Department's UPLC-MS.  This instrument was purchased with an NSF grant on which Dr. Stitzel served as a co-PI.

Students Travel to Present Work

During the 2017-18 academic year, 17 students working under Chemistry research mentors traveled to national conferences to present their research. The conferences included meetings of the American Chemical Society, American Association of Forensic Science, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Materials Research Society. 

Chemistry Leads In Gender Diversity 

The Department of Chemistry took note of the department’s achievements in gender diversity and the representation of women among our faculty and graduates.  Currently, 11 out of 18 tenured/tenure track faculty are women (and the majority are tenured)…16 out of 24 full time faculty are women.  In the last two years, 68% of Chemistry graduates were female.  For the Forensic Chemistry major, 80% of graduates last year were female and 89% of the Forensic Science masters graduates were female.  We are the department that many other programs are trying to become with regards to gender diversity.