Faculty & Staff

Department of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Sayo Fakayode

Sayo Fakayode

Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair
301 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0819
Education

PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 

Research

Analytical 
Bioanalytical 
Environmental 
Forensic 
Chemometrics  
Experimental Design 
STEAM Education 

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Whitney Herman

Whitney S. Herman

Office Coordinator
302 Herty Hall
478-445-8727
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Vladislav Manoylov

Vladislav (Vladi) Manoylov

Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator
340 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5506
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Cason Kelley

Instrument Technician
311 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5770
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Kathy Phillips

Kathy Phillips

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Departmental Faculty

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Arash Bodaghee

Arash Bodaghee

Associate Professor of Physics
235 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-4565
Education

Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of Geneva

Research

High-Energy Astrophysics
Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Stellar and Galactic Evolution

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Hauke Busch

Hauke Busch

Professor of Physics
108 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-5006
Education

Ph.D., Physics, Old Dominion University
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Research

Atomic Molecular and Optical Research
Renewable Energy Research
Sustainability Engineering Projects
Physics Education Research

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Donovan Domingue

Donovan Domingue

Professor of Physics
232 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-3512
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Alabama

Research

Galaxy Interactions
Dust in Galaxies
Star Formation

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Ralph France III

Ralph France III

Professor of Physics
107 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-3513
Education

Ph.D., Nuclear Astrophysics, Yale University

Research

Nuclear Astrophysics
Stellar Helium Burning
Solar Neutrino Production

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Catrena Lisse

Professor of Chemistry, Director of Science Education Center
349-B Herty Hall
(478) 445-3511
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Research

Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Sol-Gel and Materials Chemistry

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Hasitha Mahabaduge

Hasitha Mahabaduge

Associate Professor of Physics, Point of Contact for the S-STEM Grant
224 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-8633
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Toledo

Research

Condensed Matter
Photovoltaic Cells

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Ken McGill

Ken McGill

Professor of Chemistry and Physics
124 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-5271
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Florida
Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida

Research

Acoustics
Quantum Molecular Chemistry

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Wathsala Medawala

Wathsala Medawala

Associate Professor of Chemistry
316 ISC
(478) 445-2148
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Michigan State University

Research

Protein-Ligand Binding
Cancer Research
Protein-Metal Interactions

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Ronald Okoth

Ronald Okoth

Associate Professor of Chemistry
312 ISC
(478) 445-5208
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Brown University

Research

Chemical Education
Molecular Recognition
Bio-Relevant Synthetic Polymeric Materials

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Michael Pangia

Michael Pangia

Professor of Physics
243 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-4287
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington

Research

Space Sciences

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Linda Rocha

Linda Rocha

Senior Lecturer of Chemistry
350 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8294
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of South Florida

Research

Chemical Education
Environmental Chemistry
Breast Cancer Research
Pheromone Chemistry

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Peter Rosado Flores

Peter Rosado Flores

Associate Professor of Chemistry
310 ISC
(478) 445-8609
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Syracuse University

Research

Materials Science
Organometallics
Coordination Chemistry

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John Trombley

John Trombley

Senior Lecturer of Chemistry
352 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8610
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Miami University

Research

Chemistry Education

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David Zoetewey

David Zoetewey

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
313 ISC
(478) 445-8703
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver

Research

Organic Chemistry - Aromatic Halides
Biochemistry - Protein Structure and Function

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Sujan Bastola

Sujan Bastola

Post Doc Lecturer of Physics
242 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-4222
Education

Ph.D., Missouri S & T

Research

AMO Physics
Laser Cooling
Physics Education Research

EMERITUS FACULTY

David Baarda, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

John Hargaden, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

William Lamb, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

Doug Pohl, PhD

Emeritus Faculty