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Faculty Research Interests


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Analytical

Dr. Jennifer Irvin Dr. Jennifer Irvin - Associate Professor
ji12@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 1991
M.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 1993
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 1998
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) 1998-2000
 
Dr. Chang Ji Dr. Chang Ji - Associate Professor
cj22@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, St. John's University (New York, NY) 1992
M.S., Environmental Chemistry, Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN) 1996
Ph.D., Analytical and Electrochemistry, Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN) 2001
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON Canada)
 
Dr. Xiaopeng Li Dr. Xiaopeng Li - Assistant Professor
x_l8@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Zhengzhou University (Zhengzhou, China) 2004
Ph.D., Chemistry, Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Akron (Akron, OH) 2009-2012
Dr. Rhodes Dr. Christopher Rhodes - Assistant Professor
cpr34@txstate.edu
B.A., Chemistry, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 1992
M.S., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2000
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2001
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California (Los Angeles, CA) 2002-2005

Nanomaterials, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, interfaces, surface structure and reactivity, two-dimensional materials, structural defects, intercalation electrodes, solid-state ion conductors, electrocatalysts, transition metal compounds, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrosynthesis

 

Dr. Walter Rudzinski Dr. Walter Rudzinski - Professor
wr01@txstate.edu
B.S., University of Detroit-Mercy (Detroit, MI) 1972 
Ph.D., University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) 1977

Biochemistry

Dr. Tania Betancourt Dr. Tania Betancourt - Assistant Professor
tb26@txstate.edu
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 2002
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2005
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2007
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2008
 
Dr. Rachell Booth Dr. Rachell Booth - Associate Professor
rb34@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) 1996
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS) 2001
American Heart Postdoctoral Fellow, UTHSCSA 2001-2003
Dr. Wendi David Dr. Wendi David - Senior Lecturer
wd11@txstate.edu
B.S., Texas State University-San Marcos (San Marcos, TX) 1992
Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin, TX) 2000
Dr. Alexander Kornienko Dr. Alexander Kornienko - Associate Professor
a_k76@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Mendeleev University (Moscow, Russia) 1994
Ph.D., Chemistry, Tufts University (Boston, MA) 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Montréal (Montréal,Canada) 2001

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, Drug Discovery, Chemical Biology

Dr. Karen Lewis Dr. Karen Lewis - Assistant Professor
kal137@txstate.edu
B.S., University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) 2003
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Dallas, TX) 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder CO) 2009-2014
Dr. Kevin Lewis Dr. Kevin Lewis - Professor
ll18@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Dr. Ron Walter Dr. Ron Walter - Professor
rwalter@txstate.edu
BS., Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) 1979 
M.S., Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) 1981 
Ph.D., Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) 1981 
Dr. Steve Whitten Dr. Steve Whitten - Assistant Professor
sw50@txstate.edu
B.S., Physics, University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE) 1994
Ph.D., Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) 2001-2006
 

Inorganic

Dr. Feakes Dr. Debra Feakes - Professor
df10@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO) 1986
Ph.D., Chemistry, Utah State University (Logan, UT) 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) 1991-1994 
Dr. Hudnall Dr. Todd Hudnall - Assistant Professor
th40@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 2004
Ph.D., Organometallic Chemistry, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2008-2010
Dr. Martin Dr. Ben Martin - Associate Professor
bm21@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) 1996 
Ph.D., Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA) 2001
Dr. Rhodes Dr. Christopher Rhodes - Assistant Professor
cpr34@txstate.edu
B.A., Chemistry, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 1992
M.S., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2000
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2001
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California (Los Angeles, CA) 2002-2005

Nanomaterials, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, interfaces, surface structure and reactivity, two-dimensional materials, structural defects, intercalation electrodes, solid-state ion conductors, electrocatalysts, transition metal compounds, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrosynthesis

Organic

Dr. Chad Booth Dr. Chad Booth - Associate Professor
cb31@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) 1995
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS) 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) 2000-2001

Synthesis and thermo/mechanical characterization of high performance polymers. The potential applications of these materials range from transparent ballistic protection to gas purification membranes to opaque flexible fabrics with blast mitigation properties.  Other projects deal with the development of new rigid aliphatic monomer units for the development of novel polymeric materials.

Dr. William Brittain Dr. William Brittain - Professor and Department Chair
wb20@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, The University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO) 1977
Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) 1982
Dr. Todd Hudnall Dr. Todd Hudnall - Assistant Professor
th40@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 2004
Ph.D., Organometallic Chemistry, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2008-2010
Dr. Jennifer Irvin Dr. Jennifer Irvin - Associate Professor
ji12@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 1991
M.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 1993
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 1998
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) 1998-2000
 
Dr. Alexander Kornienko Dr. Alexander Kornienko - Associate Professor
a_k76@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Mendeleev University (Moscow, Russia) 1994
Ph.D., Chemistry, Tufts University (Boston, MA) 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Montréal (Montréal,Canada) 2001

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, Drug Discovery, Chemical Biology

Dr. Xiaopeng Li Dr. Xiaopeng Li - Assistant Professor
x_l8@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Zhengzhou University (Zhengzhou, China) 2004
Ph.D., Chemistry, Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Akron (Akron, OH) 2009-2012

Physical

Dr. Gary Beall Dr. Gary Beall - Professor
gb11@txstate.edu
B.S., Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Tx), 1972
M.S., Baylor University (Waco, Tx) 1974
Ph.D., Baylor University (Waco, Tx) 1975
Dr. David Easter Dr. David Easter - Professor
de05@txstate.edu
B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1976
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1991 
Dr. Christopher Rhodes Dr. Christopher Rhodes - Assistant Professor
cpr34@txstate.edu
B.A., Chemistry, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 1992
M.S., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2000
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2001
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California (Los Angeles, CA) 2002-2005

Nanomaterials, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, interfaces, surface structure and reactivity, two-dimensional materials, structural defects, intercalation electrodes, solid-state ion conductors, electrocatalysts, transition metal compounds, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrosynthesis

Dr. Steve Whitten Dr. Steve Whitten - Assistant Professor
sw50@txstate.edu
B.S., Physics, University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE) 1994
Ph.D., Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) 2001-2006
 

Polymers/Materials

Dr. Gary Beall Dr. Gary Beall - Professor
gb11@txstate.edu
B.S., Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Tx), 1972
M.S., Baylor University (Waco, Tx) 1974
Ph.D., Baylor University (Waco, Tx) 1975
Dr. Tania Betancourt Dr. Tania Betancourt - Assistant Professor
tb26@txstate.edu
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 2002
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2005
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2007
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) 2008
 
Dr. Chad Booth

Dr. Chad Booth - Associate Professor
cb31@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) 1995
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS) 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) 2000-2001

Synthesis and thermo/mechanical characterization of high performance polymers. The potential applications of these materials range from transparent ballistic protection to gas purification membranes to opaque flexible fabrics with blast mitigation properties.  Other projects deal with the development of new rigid aliphatic monomer units for the development of novel polymeric materials.

Dr. William Brittain Dr. William Brittain - Professor and Department Chair
wb20@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, The University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO) 1977
Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) 1982
Dr. Jennifer Irvin Dr. Jennifer Irvin - Associate Professor
ji12@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 1991
M.S., Chemistry, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) 1993
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 1998
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) 1998-2000
 
Dr. Xiaopeng Li Dr. Xiaopeng Li - Assistant Professor
x_l8@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Zhengzhou University (Zhengzhou, China) 2004
Ph.D., Chemistry, Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Akron (Akron, OH) 2009-2012
Dr. Rhodes Dr. Christopher Rhodes - Assistant Professor
cpr34@txstate.edu
B.A., Chemistry, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) 1992
M.S., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2000
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman Oklahoma) 2001
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California (Los Angeles, CA) 2002-2005

Nanomaterials, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, interfaces, surface structure and reactivity, two-dimensional materials, structural defects, intercalation electrodes, solid-state ion conductors, electrocatalysts, transition metal compounds, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrosynthesis

Chemical Education

Dr. David Easter Dr. David Easter - Professor
de05@txstate.edu
B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1976
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1991 
Dr. Feakes Dr. Debra Feakes - Professor
df10@txstate.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO) 1986
Ph.D., Chemistry, Utah State University (Logan, UT) 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) 1991-1994