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Dr. Govind Menon

Dr. Govind Menon

Director, School of Science and Technology
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics
Troy University
315 McCall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
gmenon@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3924
spectrum.troy.edu/gmenon

 

Dr. Zhiyong Wang

Dr. Zhiyong Wang

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Chair, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics
Troy University
312F McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
wangz@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3573

His current research interest is in using Organic Chemistry as a tool to explore two areas: 1) The rational construction of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for clean energy-related applications including methane storage, hydrogen storage, and carbon dioxide capture; 2) The genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins and labeling of proteins with small molecule probes.

 

Dr. Katherine Stewart

Dr. Katherine Stewart

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
312E McCall Hall MSCX
Troy, AL 36082
kastewart@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3577

I received my B.Sc. in Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier University and an M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. My research focuses on tailoring polymeric materials (e.g. plastic, rubber) for specific applications.

 

Dr. Arun Ghosh

Dr. Arun Ghosh

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
336 McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
aghosh@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6758

Dr Ghosh has received his Bachelor and Master in Chemistry from the University of North Bengal (India) and PhD in Polymer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. After graduation he worked as post-doctoral researcher and scientist in various universities and R&D labs in North America and New Zealand. Dr Ghosh joined the Troy University in August 2019. His research interests include processing, characterization and application of different synthetic and natural polymers and their composites.

Dr. Shaoyang Liu

Dr. Shaoyang Liu

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
312 C McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
lius@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6556

He received his B.S. in Applied Chemistry and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and Research Fellow at Auburn University. Then, he joined Troy University in 2012. His current research interest is to apply advanced analytical instruments in recycled plastic, renewable energy and food science areas.