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    • 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. 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. Tania Betancourt Dr. Tania Betancourt - Associate 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. 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. Liqin Du Dr. Liqin Du - Assistant Professor
      l_d141@txstate.edu
      Bachelor of Medicine, Shanghai Medical University (Shanghai, China) 1992
      Ph.D., University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) 2004
      Postdoctoral Fellow, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas) 2009
       
      Dr. Sean Kerwin Dr. Sean Kerwin - Professor
      smk89@txstate.edu
      B.S., Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
      Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
      Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

      Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Biochemistry

       
      Dr. Alexander Kornienko Dr. Alexander Kornienko - 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 - Associate 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
       
      Dr. Xiaoyu Xue

      Dr. Xiaoyu Xue - Assistant Professor
      xiaoyu.xue@txstate.edu

      B.S., Biochemistry, Nanjing University (Nanjing, China) 2003

      Ph.D., Biology, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) 2008

      Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) 2008-2014

       

       

    • Dr. Hudnall Dr. Todd Hudnall - Associate 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

    • 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 - Associate 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. Sean Kerwin Dr. Sean Kerwin - Professor
      smk89@txstate.edu
      B.S., Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
      Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
      Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

      Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Biochemistry

       
      Dr. Alexander Kornienko Dr. Alexander Kornienko - 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. 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. 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 - Associate 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
       
    • 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 - Associate 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. 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. 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. Luxford Dr. Cynthia Luxford - Assistant Professor
      c_l268@txstate.edu
      B.S., Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) 2008
      Ph.D., Miami University (Oxford, OH) 2013
      Postdoctoral Fellow, American Chemical Society, Iowa State University (Ames, IA) 2013-2015