|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
312H McCall Hall (MSCX)
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
Lecturer of Chemistry
215 McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
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 Enayati
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
312E McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
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 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.
My research interests are educational computer software, improving the teaching and understanding of thermodynamics, and advancing higher education by collaborating on creating learning resources.
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.
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. 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.
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.
I am a physical chemist with a background in surface science and electrochemistry. I am also interested in chemical education.
I am an organic chemist with a particular interest in analytical chromatography and spectroscopy.