Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Faculty and Staff in Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

chemistry@stcloudstate.edu
Phone: (320) 308-3031
Fax: (320) 308-6041

Wick Science Building 358
720 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Faculty

Christopher A. Kvaal

Christopher A. Kvaal

  • Chair
  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D., 1999, University of Iowa
  • Molecular biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics
Nathan Bruender

Nathan Bruender

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Biochemistry with an emphasis on enzymology

(320) 308-2080 | Wick Science Building 372
nabruender@stcloudstate.edu

Christina Cama

Christina Cama

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D., 2017, Stony Brook University
  • Inorganic/Materials Chemistry

(320) 308-3989 | Wick Science Building 369
ccama@stcloudstate.edu

Michael A. Dvorak

Michael A. Dvorak

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1992, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Analytical chemistry with an emphasis on fluorescence spectroscopy
Bruce Jacobson

Bruce Jacobson

  • Professor of Biology
  • Director of Biobusiness Outreach
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • B.S. Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Structural Biology and Structure-based drug design

(320) 308-4211 | Wick Science Building 368
bljacobson@stcloudstate.edu

Michael A. Jeannot

Michael A. Jeannot

  • On sabbatical leave 2021-2022
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1997, University of Alberta
  • Analytical chemistry, trace environmental analysis using microextraction techniques

(320) 308-2046 | Wick Science Building 373
mjeannot@stcloudstate.edu

Mark Mechelke

Mark Mechelke

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1998, University of Iowa
  • Organic chemistry, design and synthesis of novel anticancer drugs
Sonali Pandey

Sonali Pandey

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., 2019, South Dakota State University
  • Food chemistry with a focus on analytical techniques in separation
Sarah C. Petitto

Sarah C. Petitto

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 2005, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Physical surface chemistry

(320) 308-5420 | Wick Science Building 371
scpetitto@stcloudstate.edu

James Poole

James Poole

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1999, Australian National University
  • Physical organic chemistry

(320) 308-4170 | Wick Science Building 364
jspoole@stcloudstate.edu

Kannan Sivaprakasam

Kannan Sivaprakasam

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1998, Indian Institute of Science
  • Polymer/materials science

(320) 308-1692 | Wick Science Building 350
ksivaprakasam@stcloudstate.edu

Ramya Sivaraj

Ramya Sivaraj

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 2021, University of Minnesota
  • Chemistry/STEM education, Epistemic practices of engineering

(320) 308-4531 | Wick Science Building 367
ramya.sivaraj@stcloudstate.edu

Staff

TBD

  • Administrative Specialist

(320) 308-3031 | Wick Science Building 358

TBD

  • College Laboratory Services Specialist

(320) 308-1743 | Wick Science Building 313-1

Emeriti/Retired Faculty/Staff

Bernie Frie

Bernie Frie

  • Administrative Specialist
Rebecca Krystyniak

Rebecca Krystyniak

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 2001, University of Northern Colorado
Tamara Leenay

Tamara Leenay

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1988, University of Pennsylvania
Mohammad Mahroof-Tahir

Mohammad Mahroof-Tahir

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1992, Johns Hopkins University
Jack F. McKenna

Jack F. McKenna

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1982, Clemson University
Mike Moore

Mike Moore

  • College Laboratory Services Specialist
Lakshmaiah Sreerama

Lakshmaiah Sreerama

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1991, Bangalore University (India)
Jeff Stobb

Jeff Stobb

  • College Laboratory Services Specialist
Nathan Winter

Nathan Winter

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1992, Washington University

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