Core Faculty

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Edgar Arriaga headshot
Northey Professor, Department of Chemistry
Gwen Bailey photo
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Kyle Bantz
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran headshot
Assistant Professor, McKnight Land-Grant Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor David Blank
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Taylor Distinguished Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Science and Engineering
Headshot of Rene Boiteau
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Michael Bowser
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Jan-Niklas (Nik) Boyn headshot
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry (Fall 2024)
Professor Philippe Buhlmann
Distinguished University Teaching Professor and CSE Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Erin E. Carlson
Smith Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of professor Mark Distefano
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Christopher Douglas
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Michelle Driessen
General Chemistry Director, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry
113 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Renee Frontiera
Northrop Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for Chemical Physics, Department of Chemistry
Portrait headshot of Professor Varun Gadkari
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Jiali Gao
Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Wayne Gladfelter
College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
Alex Grenning
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Headshot photograph of Christy Haynes
Department Head, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Chemistry
Kade Head-Marsden headshot
Assistant Professor (Fall 2024), Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Marc Hillmyer
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry, Director, NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers
Headshot of Jessica Hoover
Professor, Department of Chemistry
468C Kolthoff Hall
Headshot of Dr. William Howitz
Assistant Professor, Organic Lab Director, Department of Chemistry
5 Smith Hall
Tom Hoye headshot
Distinguished University Teaching Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Steven Kass
Professor, Department of Chemistry
 Hannah S. Kenagy headshot
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry (January 2025)
Portrait of Jessica Lamb
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Doreen Leopold
Associate Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Kenneth Leopold
Distinguished University Teaching Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry
Tim Lodge headshot
Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
Aaron Massari 2023
3M Alumni Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry
Emily Pelton
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
1 Smith Hall; Mailbox: K8 139 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Lee Penn
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Merck Professor of Chemistry, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, Institute on the Environment Resident Fellow, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Angela Perkins
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Valérie Pierre
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Will Pomerantz 2023 headshot
Professor, McKnight Land-Grant Professor, McKnight Presidential Fellow, Department of Chemistry
Melissa Ramirez headshot
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry (January 2025)
Headshot photograph of Professor Theresa Reineke
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Courtney Roberts
3M Alumni Professor and Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Janie Salmon
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
3 Smith Hall; Mailbox: G6 139 Smith Hall
Sapna Sarupria
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Headshot of J. Ilja Siepmann
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Andreas Stein
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Ian Tonks
Associate Department Head, Lloyd H. Reyerson Professor, Department of Chemistry
portrait of Professor Donald Truhlar
Regents Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry