Chemistry External Advisory Board

Pursuing enhancement strategies

We have formed a Chemistry External Advisory Board (CEAB) that 

  • advises us on academic, program, and strategic issues;
  • helps us with promotion and recognition; and
  • provides philanthropic support and assistance in seeking public and private financial support.

Leading scientists in their fields

Members of the CEAB are leading scientists from a variety of industries, and many are University of Minnesota and Department of Chemistry alumni.

CEAB members

Timothy Abraham, Ph.D.

Timothy Abraham, Ph.D.


Gregory Anderson, Ph.D.

Gregory Anderson, Ph.D.


Tina Arrowood, Ph.D.

Tina Arrowood, Ph.D.

DuPont Water Solutions

Anna Belu, Ph.D,

Anna Belu, Ph.D.


Laurie Breyfogle headshot

Laurie Breyfogle, Ph.D.

Procter & Gamble

Arthur Coury, Ph.D.

Arthur Coury, Ph.D.

 Northeastern University

Robert DeMaster, Ph.D.

Robert DeMaster, Ph.D.

3M (retired), Suntava

Shawn Feist

Shawn D. Feist

The Dow Chemical Company

Headshot photograph of Victoria Gelling

Victoria J. Gelling, Ph.D.


Dipa Kalyani

Dipa Kalyani, Ph.D.


michael kesti

Mike Kesti


Daniel LeCloux, Ph.D.

Daniel LeCloux, Ph.D.


Martin Rigney, Ph.D.

Martin Rigney, Ph.D.

Ecolab (retired)

Headshot of Karen Schultz

Karen A. Schultz, Ph.D.

Boeing Research & Technology

Headshot photograph of Donna Bossman

Donna Staarup Bossman, Ph.D.

Trane Technologies

Terrance Smith, Ph.D.

Terrance "Terry" Smith, Ph.D.


Headshot photograph of David Stone

David Stone, Ph.D.

PPG Industries

Steven Tinker, Ph.D.

Steven Tinker

Gurtler Industries, Inc.  

Janet Zuffa, Ph.D.

Janet Zuffa, Ph.D.

Masonite Corporation  

Contact information

Christy Haynes, Department of Chemistry Head
(612) 624-1880
139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455