Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

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
323-343-2360
[email protected]

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)
323-343-2309
[email protected]

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)
[email protected]

 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
323-343-2144
[email protected]

Office: ASCL 271/ Lab: ASCL 260/261

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


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Yangyang Liu
Associate Professor
323-343-2323
[email protected]

Office: Rosser Hall 221E/ Lab: ASCB 247

Dr. Liu earned her Ph.D. at 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)
323-343-2362
[email protected]

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)
323-343-2361
[email protected]tela.edu

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
323-343-2382
[email protected]

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
323-343-2219
[email protected]

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
323-343-2347
[email protected]

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

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


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Olaseni Sode
Associate Professor
323-343-2372
[email protected]

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
323-343-2307
[email protected]

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
323-343-2148
[email protected]

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
323-343-2368
[email protected]

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
323-343-2353
[email protected]

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
323-343-2310
[email protected]

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
323-343-2390
[email protected]

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.