Department of Chemistry

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [2021]

DANIEL LEE BAKER, Associate Professor, PhD (1998), University of Arizona [2024]

TIMOTHY BREWSTER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Yale University [2021]

THEODORE J. BURKEY, Professor, PhD (1982), University of California, San Diego [2025]

QIANYI CHENG, Research Scientist, PhD (2011), University of Georgia [2023]

KENSHA CLARK, Assistant Professor, PhD (2010), University of California, Irvine [2024]

NATHAN DEYONKER, Research Scientist, PhD (2005) The University of Georgia [2021]

GARY L. EMMERT, Professor, PhD (1999), Miami University [2020]

TOMOKO FUJIWARA, Associate Professor, PhD (2001), Kyoto [Japan] Institute of Technology [2026]

CHARLES GARNER, Associate Professor, PhD (1986), University of Colorado [2024]

XIAOHUA HUANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), Georgia Institute of Technology [2022]

HENRY A. KURTZ, Professor, PhD (1997) University of Florida [2025]

ABBY PARRILL-BAKER, Professor and Dean, PhD (1996) The University of Arizona [2025]

PAUL SIMONE, Jr., PhD (2008) University of Memphis [2022]

YONGMEI WANG, Professor, PhD (1990), Notre Dame University [2021]

XUAN ZHAO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2002), Texas A&M University [2020]


PETER K. BRIDSON, Associate Professor, PhD (1978), The University of London [2022]


HAI TRIEU, PhD (1995), Case Western Reserve University [2021]



MICHAEL A. BROWN, PhD (2008) The University of Memphis [2019]

MARCO FIORONI, PhD (2002), University of Leipzig, Germany [2019]


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*