See below for an alphabetical list of the School’s tenure-track, instructional, adjunct, and emeritus faculty. Descriptions of areas of interest of research-active faculty can be found here by interdisciplinary research themes and here by traditional sub disciplines.

Vinayak Agarwal

Associate Professor

(Bio)Organic Chemistry; Discovery and Biosynthesis of Natural Products; Enzymology; Structural Biology; Metabolomics; (Meta)Genomics

Jason Azoulay

Associate Professor, Georgia Research Aliance Vasser Woolley Distinguished Investigator

Organic, Polymer, and Materials Chemistry; Homogenous Catalysis; Optoelectronics; Spin, Magnetic, and Quantum Materials; Chemical Sensing; Devices

E. Kent Barefield

Professor Emeritus

Inorganic and coordination chemistry

William J. Baron

Director, Undergraduate Studies (retired) and Senior Academic Professional Emeritus

Chemical education

Lawrence Bottomley

Professor Emeritus

Electrochemistry; Atomic force microscopy

Marcus Cicerone

Professor

Physical and Biological Chemistry; Label-free vibrational imaging; THz Dynamics of Liquids and Glass; Protein and Vaccine Stabilization

David M. Collard

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, College of Sciences

Organic and Materials Chemistry

Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena

Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Goizueta Early Career Faculty Chair, Director Energy Materials Laboratories, Initiative Lead on Solar Energy Harvesting and Conversion, Co-Director Center of Photonics and Electronics

Aditi Das

Associate Professor

Biochemistry and Chemical biology of Lipids, Mechanism of Membrane proteins in Nanodiscs using biophysical techniques, Enzymology of metalloproteins

Robert Dickson

Vasser Woolley Professor of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry and Spectroscopy; Fluorescence Imaging in Biology; Diagnostics for Drug Resistance

Mostafa El-Sayed

Regents’ Emeritus Professor

Metal nanoparticles in catalysis and biology; Surface plasmonics and spectroscopy

Michael Evans

Senior Academic Professional, Director of First-year Chemistry

Specifications grading in organic chemistry; applications of technology in the organic chemistry classroom; mechanistic reasoning in introductory organic chemistry courses.

Christoph J. Fahrni

Professor

Bioinorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Bioanalytical chemistry, Biophysical chemistry, Fluorescent probes, Metalloproteins, X-ray fluorescence imaging

Facundo M. Fernandez

Regents' Professor and Vasser-Woolley Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry. Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Training

Analytical Chemistry; Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry: Ambient Sampling/Ionization & Molecular Imaging, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Pharmaceutical Forensics

M.G. Finn

Professor and School Chair, James A. Carlos Family Chair for Pediatric Technology

Organic and Materials Chemistry, Chemical Biology; Immunology and Vaccine Development; Click Chemistry Applied to Functional Materials and Biopolymers; Membrane-based Molecular Separations

Stefan France

Professor

Organic Chemistry; Synthetic methods development; Natural products synthesis and medicinal chemistry

Neha Garg

Associate Professor

Analytical and Biological Chemistry; Untargeted and Spatial Metabolomics; Chemical Microbiology; Natural Product Discovery and Chemical Ecology; Genomics; Infectious Disease

James C Gumbart

Adjunct Faculty, Professor of Physics

Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics; Membrane proteins; free-energy calculations

Will Gutekunst

Associate Professor

Organic and Materials Chemistry; Polymer chemistry informed by modern organic synthesis; Dynamic control of polymer structure and function; New functional and recyclable materials.

Guoxiang (Emma) Hu

Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering

Computational Chemistry, Materials Informatics, Catalysis, Optoelectronics

Nicholas Hud

Regents' Professor and Julius Brown Professor

Organic and Biological Chemistry; Chemistry at the origin of life; Self-assembling molecules; Nucleic acid chemistry

Mioy Huynh

Academic Professional (Fall 2023)

Inclusive, student-centered learning environment in introductory chemistry courses; creation of digital content and applications of technology to support in-class learning

Jiri (Art) Janata

Professor Emeritus

Electrochemistry; Chemical electronics and kinetics; Sensing; Atomic metals and alloys

Kenyetta Johnson Taylor

Director of Graduate Studies

Organic and biological chemistry

Christopher Jones

Adjunct Faculty; Professor, John F. Brock III School Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Catalysis; Carbon Capture; Adsorption

Lynn Kamerlin

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Vasser Woolley Chair in Molecular Design

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry; Molecular Evolution; Metallobiochemistry; Protein Design

Peter Kasson

Professor (Dec. 2023)

Biophysical and Computational Chemistry; membrane biophysics; single-virus spectroscopy; molecular simulation; infectious diseases

Mijin Kim

Assistant Professor (Oct. 2023)

Analytical and Materials Chemistry; Nanosensor Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics and Research; Fluorescence Imaging/Spectroscopy in Biology

Joshua Kretchmer

Assistant Professor

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Quantum dynamics; Real-time electronic structure; Light-matter interactions; Charge and spin-transport in quantum materials

Julia Kubanek

Professor and Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research

(Bio)Organic Chemistry; (Bio)Analytical Chemistry; Discovery of Natural Products; Metabolomics; Chemical Communication and Ecology

Henry La Pierre

Associate Professor; Director of the NNSA Transuranic Chemistry Center of Excellence; Joint Faculty, Physical Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Inorganic, Radiological, f-Element and Materials Chemistry; Molecular Magnetism, Spectroscopy

Wilbur Lam

Adjunct Faculty, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Bioanalytical Chemistry and Biochemistry; Microfluidic Development and Applications, Hematology and Oncology, Biomedical Applications (especially in Pediatrics)

Anh Le

Academic Professional

Physical chemistry

Raquel Lieberman

Professor, Sepcic-Pfiel Chair in Chemistry

Biological chemistry, Biophysical chemistry, structural biology, proteostasis, protein misfolding, amyloid, membrane enzymology, neutron scattering, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease

Charles Liotta

Regents' Professor Emeritus

Organic Chemistry; Flow chemistry applied to synthesis in the chemical industry; Physical organic chemistry

Jesse McDaniel

Assistant Professor

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry; Electrochemistry and electrochemical energy storage applications; Structure and dynamics at interfaces

Andrew McShan

Assistant Professor

Biophysical and Computational Biology; Biochemistry; Structural Biology; Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy; Immunology; Lipid Transfer Proteins; Protein Design; Protein Engineering

Christy O'Mahony

Senior Academic Professional

Analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, integration of chemical safety education with lab curriculum, guided inquiry learning.

Thomas Orlando

Regents’ Professor

Physical Chemistry and Surface Science; Surface chemistry under radiation in space; Electron- and photon-initiated surface processes; Human spaceflight; Air quality detection and improvement

Adegboyega "Yomi" Oyelere

Professor

Organic and Biological Chemistry; Drug discovery; Chemical biology; Small Molecule Epigenetic Modifiers

Mary E. Peek

Principal Academic Professional

Biochemistry, biochemical education, spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, laboratory simulations, team-based projects, problem-based learning, project-based learning, and active learning strategies that promote critical thinking and the development of chemical intuition

Pamela Peralta-Yahya

Associate Professor

Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Synthetic Biology; Biological sensors in evolution and enzymatic pathways; Engineering biological systems for the production of fuels and other functional molecules

Pamela Pollet

Senior Research Scientist

Organic chemistry, synthetic methodologies, flow chemistry, green chemistry & sustainability, undergraduate research & chemical education.

Pamela Pollet

Senior Research Scientist

Organic chemistry, synthetic methodologies, flow chemistry, green chemistry & sustainability, undergraduate research & chemical education.

Amit R. Reddi

Associate Professor

Biochemistry; Metalloproteins in biological regulation and disease; Heme and superoxide dismutase trafficking and regulation

John Reynolds

Professor

Organic and Materials Chemistry; Polymer chemistry and materials science of electroactive polymers

Anthony Rojas

Academic Professional (Fall 2023)

Developing inclusive pedagogical practices for chemistry instruction. Designing educational activities that promote active learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through guided inquiry. Organometallic chemistry, bioconjugation, and synthetic research.

Anthony Rojas

Academic Professional (Fall 2023)

Developing inclusive pedagogical practices for chemistry instruction. Designing educational activities that promote active learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through guided inquiry. Organometallic chemistry, bioconjugation, and synthetic research.

Joseph Sadighi

Associate Professor

Inorganic Chemistry; organometallic chemistry; catalysis applied to energy and sustaibability

Deborah Santos

Academic Professional

Chemical and science education, organic chemistry. Scientific practice development and engagement in the general chemistry laboratory and their relationship to beliefs on science identity, nature of science, and chemistry mindset.

Deborah Santos

Academic Professional

Chemical and science education, organic chemistry. Scientific practice development and engagement in the general chemistry laboratory and their relationship to beliefs on science identity, nature of science, and chemistry mindset.

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Ingeborg Schmidt-Krey

Associate Professor

Structural Biology; biochemistry and biophysics of eukaryotic membrane proteins, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), single particle analysis, electron crystallography

Carrie Shepler

Principal Academic Professional and Assistant Dean for Teaching Effectiveness

Chemical education

David Sherrill

Regents' Professor

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry; ab initio electronic structure theory and software development; Non-covalent interactions in a variety of settings

Carsten Sievers

Adjunct Faculty, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical Kinetics and Surface Science; Biomass conversion; Coal gasification; Surface catalysis

Carlos Silva

Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Montreal, minor appointment as Professor at Georgia Tech

Physical Chemistry and Spectroscopy; Ultrafast spectroscopy of electronic and quantum materials

Jake Soper

Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Operations

Inorganic Chemistry; Transition metal-mediated reactions and synthetic methods

Mohan Srinivasarao

Adjunct Faculty, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Polymer Physics and Chemistry; Polymer dynamics; Molecular chirality.

Amanda Stockton

Associate Professor

Analytical Chemistry; Analytical methods and instruments for planetary and terrestrial exploration

Matthew Torres

Adjunct Faculty, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Bioanalytical Chemistry and Biochemistry; Cell signaling; Post-Translational Modification; Machine Learning; Protein Structure/Function; Intrinsic Disorder

Cameron Tyson

Principal Academic Professional and Assistant Dean, College of Sciences

Organic chemistry; Semester abroad programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Angus Wilkinson

Professor and Associate Chair for Academic Programs

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry; Low and negative thermal expansion materials; Materials synthesis and properties at high pressure; Low CO2 cement systems; Synchrotron x-ray methods development

Loren Williams

Professor

Biochemistry; Origins of life; Ribosome origins and evolution; Chemical Evolution

Ronghu Wu

Professor

Analytical and Biological Chemistry; Chemical biology; Protein modifications; Protein glycosylation, Cell-surface proteins, Protein dynamics

Younan Xia

Professor, Brock Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Nanomedicine

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience; Shape-controlled synthesis of nanocrystals with applications to biomedicine and catalysis; regenerative medicine

Z. John Zhang

Professor

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry; Magnetic nanoparticles; radiation sensing and screening

Hui Zhu

Senior Academic Professional

Biochemistry, organic chemistry, problem-based learning, project-based learning.