2024-2025 University Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog

Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM)

Chemistry and Biochemistry

A student may complete only one of the majors listed in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

Chemistry Seminars

Regular meetings of the staff, chemistry majors, and outside invited speakers are held throughout the academic year to discuss selected topics. All interested students are invited to attend.

Honors: Honors Programs in chemistry and biochemistry are offered for qualified students; see department head for details.

Department Head: Erich S. Uffelman, Fall 2023
                                 Matthew F. Tuchler, Spring 2024


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Andrea Abry, B.A.—(2006)-2006
Instructor of Chemistry and Supervisor of Laboratories
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Lisa T. Alty, Ph.D.—(1987)-2008
John T. Herwick M.D. Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Connell Cunningham, Jr., Ph.D.—(2023)-2023
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Steven G. Desjardins, Ph.D.—(1986)-2008
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Brown University

J. Kyle Friend, Ph.D.—(2014)-2020
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D., Yale University

Erin E. Gray, Ph.D.—(2019)-2019
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Princeton University

Sarah Y. Kim, Ph.D.—(2023)-2023
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Frederick J. LaRiviere, Ph.D.—(2006)-2012
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Donna M. Smith, M.S.—(2014)-2014
Instructor of Chemistry
M.S., University of Virginia

Matthew F. Tuchler, Ph.D.—(1998)-2005
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Erich S. Uffelman, Ph.D.—(1993)-2008
Bentley Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology