Faculty Directory

The tenured and tenure-track faculty members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are listed below.  You can also visit the Faculty research page, which lists faculty research interests.

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Yong Ba
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2360

Office: Rosser Hall 122B; Lab: ASCB 148/155

Dr. Ba earned his Ph.D. at Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg.  His primary areas of specialization are physical and biophysical chemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

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Krishna Foster
Professor (Dept Associate Chair)
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2309

Office: Rosser Hall 222E; Lab: ASCB 249/257

Dr. Foster earned her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Her primary area of specialization is physical chemistry.  Click here for her faculty research website.

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Frank Gomez
Professor (Currently Executive Director of STEM-NET at California State University)

 

Dr. Gomez earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.  His primary area of specialization is inorganic chemistry.  Click here for his faculty research website

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Michael L. Hayes
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2144

Office: ASCL 271/ Lab: ASCL 260/261

Dr. Hayes earned his Ph.D. at the Cornell University.  His primary area of specialization is Biochemistry.Click here for his faculty research website.

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Yangyang Liu
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2323

Office: Rosser Hall 221E/ Lab: ASCB 247


Dr. Liu earned her Ph.D. at the Texas A&M University.  Her primary area of specialization is inorganic and materials chemistry. Click here for her faculty research website.

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Alison McCurdy
Professor (currently Associate Director, Honors College)
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2362

Office: Rosser Hall 221F/ Lab: ASCB 242/254


Dr. McCurdy earned her Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology.  Her primary area of specialization is organic chemistry. Click here for her faculty research website.

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Jamil Momand
Professor (Department Chair)
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2361

Office: BIOS 336 / Lab: ASCL 247/248


Dr. Momand  earned his Ph.D. at the University of California Los Angeles.  His primary area of specialization is biochemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

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Scott Nickolaisen
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2382

Office: Rosser Hall 122A/ Lab: ASCB 147/ 160


Dr. Nickolaisen earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.  His primary area of specialization is physical chemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

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James Rudd
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2219

Office: Rosser Hall 121A / Lab: ASCB 156

Dr. Rudd earned his Ph.D. at Iowa State University.  His primary area of specialization is chemistry education. Click here for his faculty research website.

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Matthias Selke
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2347

Office: Rosser Hall 22B / Lab: ASCB 248/255


Dr. Selke earned his Ph.D. at the University California Los Angeles.  His primary area of specialization is organic chemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

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Olaseni Sode
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2372

Office: Rosser Hall 222C / Lab: BIOS 167


Dr. Sode earned his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  His primary area of specialization is computational chemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

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Linda Tunstad
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2307

Office: Rosser Hall 222D/ Lab: ASCB 241


Dr. Tunstad earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her primary area of specialization is organic chemistry. Click here for her faculty research website.

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Robert L. Vellanoweth
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2148

Office: ASCL 222D/ Lab: ASCL 241


Dr. Vellanoweth earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.  His primary area of specialization is biochemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

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Petr Vozka
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2368

Office: Rosser Hall 122E / Lab: BIOS 346

Dr. Vozka earned his Ph.D. at Purdue University. His primary area of specialization is analytical chemistry and petrochemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.

 

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Yixian Wang
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2353

Office: Rosser Hall 122D/ Lab: ASCB 153/161/162


Dr. Wang earned her Ph.D. at the City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center.  Her primary area of specialization is analytical chemistry. Click here for her faculty research website.

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Xin Wen
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2310

Office: Rosser Hall 122C/ Lab: ASCB 159/160

Dr. Wen earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, New York.  Her primary area of specialization is biophysical chemistry. Click here for her faculty research website.

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Feimeng Zhou
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2390

Office: BIOS 305/ Lab: ASCB 162/258


Dr. Zhou earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin.  His primary area of specialization is analytical chemistry. Click here for his faculty research website.