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Chemistry Faculty

Troy Campus Dothan Campus
Dr. Brooke Otten  
Dr. James Cho Dr. David Arrington
Dr. Erfan Dashtimoghadam  
Dr. Mojtaba Enayati  Dr. Rodney Beaver
Dr. Arun Ghosh  
Dr. Chris King   
Dr. Shaoyang Liu  
Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan   
Dr. Habib ur Rehman   
Dr. Zhiyong Wang   

 

   

Dr. Brooke Otten

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Troy University

312H McCall Hall (MSCX)

botten@troy.edu

Telephone: +1-334-670-3576

Dr. Otten has received her Bachelor and PhD in Chemistry from the University of North Texas. After graduation she worked as visiting assistant professor at Vassar College in New York. Dr. Otten joined Troy University in August 2021. Her research interest include catalytic and structural studies of Au(I) compounds through both computational and experimental means.


Dr. James Cho

Dr. James Cho
Lecturer of Chemistry
Troy University
215 McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
jcho@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6585

Dr. James Cho has received his Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Kansas (Lawrence, main campus) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, main campus). After graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral affiliate researcher and an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma before he joined Troy University in August 2019. His research interests include synthesis of biomedical hydrogels for various types of cancer treatments, desired stem cell differentiations and also constructions of biological templates for inorganic/organic nanomaterial synthesis.

 


Dr. Mojtaba

Dr. Mojtaba Enayati
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
312E McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
menayati@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3577

Dr. Enayati received his Master's and Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Tehran. After graduation, he worked for 5 years as an assistant professor. He then joined the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral research associate (2015-2017), followed by another postdoc and a senior research associate position at Cornell University (2017-2020). His research was focused on controlled (living) radical polymerizations, surface-initiated Cu(0)-mediated reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (Cu(0)-RDRP), synthesis and characterization of polymer beads as ion-exchange resins, microencapsulation of active ingredients, and waste to value-added products. By joining Troy University in 2021, his research will be focused on “polymer recycling”.

 


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. Chris King

Dr. Chris King
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
312 H McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
cking@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3576

My research interests are educational computer software, improving the teaching and understanding of thermodynamics, and advancing higher education by collaborating on creating learning resources.

URL: ChristopherKing.name


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

Dr. Liu 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.


 Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan

Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan
Lecturer, Chemistry
Troy University
215 McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
rsfarver@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6276

Suzanne Farver Lukjan received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Florida in 2011. Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan joined the faculty at Troy University in 2013. Her research interests include membrane protein structure, lipid dynamics, and applying biophysical techniques, such as NMR, to study complex lipid membrane systems. She currently teaches general chemistry I (lecture\ lab) and Biochemistry (lecture\ lab).


 

Dr. Habib ur Rehman

Dr. Habib ur Rehman
Lecturer, Chemistry
Troy University
215 McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
hrehman@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-5796

Dr. Rehman received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2014. He is a computational chemist and uses theoretical and computational approaches to explore structure, function, and dynamics of large biomolecules. He currently teaches physical chemistry I and II (CHM-3381 and CHM-3382) alongside introductory chemistry courses and their associated labs.


 Dr. Zhiyong Wang

Dr. Zhiyong Wang
Associate Professor of Chemistry
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. David Arrington

Dr. David Arrington
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
113 Everett Hall
Dothan, Alabama 36303
darrington49259@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556-1-376

I am a physical chemist with a background in surface science and electrochemistry. I am also interested in chemical education.


  Dr. Rodney Beaver

Dr. Rodney Beaver
Professor of Chemistry
Troy University
208D Malone Hall
Dothan, Alabama 36303
rbeaver@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556-1-262

I am an organic chemist with a particular interest in analytical chromatography and spectroscopy.