Chemistry Department

Faculty and Staff

Chemistry department photo

Faculty

Shivani Ahuja

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email | Office: 414 | 503-517-5420

Structural biochemistry, application of biophysical and biochemical techniques to study metal acquisition, virulence and inhibition of bacterial Mn(II) transporters.

Miriam Bowring

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email | Website | Office: 309 | 503-517-5294

Synthetic and physical organometallic chemistry, catalysis, and mechanisms.

Kelly N. Chacón

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email | Office: 421 | 503-777-7218

Metallobiochemistry, x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), electronic absorption, and fluorescence spectroscopy of metal sites in proteins.
On sabbatical 2021-22

Juliane L. Fry

Arthur F. Scott Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies 
Email | Website

Environmental chemistry - atmospheric chemistry, urban air pollution, formation and composition of atmospheric aerosol, atmospheric reaction mechanisms and kinetics, chemistry-climate interactions.
On leave 2021-22

Daniel P. Gerrity

Professor of Chemistry
Email | Website | Office: 316 | 503-777-7212

Physical chemistry - experimental physical chemistry, application of laser spectroscopy to the study of chemical dynamics and molecular electronic structure

Arthur Glasfeld

Margaret Geselbracht Professor of Chemistry
Email | Website | Office: 410 | 503-517-7679

Biochemistry - structural biochemistry and enzymatic catalysis
Chemistry Department Chair 2020-22 

Mackenzie Grieman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies
Email | Office: 314 | 503-777-7264

Ice core science, paleoclimatology, earth system interactions, application of analytical techniques to detect chemical impurities in ice cores to reconstruct past climate. 

Nicole James

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email | Office: 313 A | 503-777-7228

Chemistry education research, using quantitative and qualitative methods to explore how students learn chemistry and apply it in interdisciplinary contexts.

Rebecca LaLonde

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email | Office: 420 | 503-517-7494

Organic chemistry - organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, green chemistry

Katie Rush

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email | Office: 412 | 503-517-7469

Biochemistry - rapid kinetics and spectroscopy

Emeritus Faculty

Patrick G. McDougal

Email | Office: 109A | 503-777-7206

Organic chemistry - organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry

Alan J. Shusterman

Email | Website | Office: Kelly House | 503-517-7699

Organic chemistry - molecular modeling & computational chemistry, green chemistry & green oxidation catalysts 

Staff

Danielle Cass

Department Associate
Email | Office: 308B | 503-517-4618

Randy Hicks

Laboratory and Department Manager
Email | Office: 212A | 503-777-7213

Kayla Johnston

Faculty Administrative Coordinator
Email | Office: 303 | 503-777-7229

Alicia McGhee

Department Associate
Email | Office: 208 | 503-517-7364

Morgan Olsen

Instrumentation Chemist
Email | Office: 209A | 503-517-7893

Irving Rettig

Postdoctoral Researcher
Email | Office: 311 | 503-788-6654

April Sams

Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Email | Office: Physical Plant | 503-777-7788

Phan Truong

Visiting Scholar
Email | Office: 311 | 503-517-5444