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Albert Cheh Prof Emeritus

My research focuses on signatures of exposure to environmental carcinogens. I have also studied the enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel, error-prone bypass DNA polymer

Stefano Costanzi Associate Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Costanzi's teaching interests mainly focus on the countering of chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). His research interests revolve around the computational study of the interac

  costanzi@american.edu

  (202) 885-1722

Douglas Fox Associate Professor CAS - Chemistry

Douglas M. Fox received his BS in Chemical Engineering and his PhD in Chemistry at Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, MI. He spent two years at the Naval Research Laboratory and two years

  dfox@american.edu

  (202) 885-1735

James Girard Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. James Girard teaches analytical, environmental and forensic chemistry, as well as chemistry for non-science majors. He is the author of a textbook for environmental and chemistry students, Princip

  jgirard@american.edu

  (202) 885-1791

Matthew Hartings Assistant Professor CAS - Chemistry

Matthew Hartings is striving to develop new uses for metals in biological systems. He currently oversees two research projects—the first entails designing metal-based anti-cancer drugs, and the second

  hartings@american.edu

  (202) 885-1778

Monika Konaklieva Associate Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Konaklieva’s research is in the area of exploring different approaches for delaying of microbial resistance. Current projects include computer-aided design and synthesis of novel beta-lactams as w

  mkonak@american.edu

  (202) 885-1777

Michele Lansigan Professorial Lecturer CAS - Chemistry

Michele Lansigan received her BS degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos where she also spent three years as a full time instructor teaching General Chemistry and Physical

  lansigan@american.edu

  (202) 885-1779

Mauro Tiso Professorial Lecturer CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Tiso joined the Chemistry Department of American University in September 2015. A native of Italy, he earned his M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Padova, Italy in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Clinica

  mtiso@american.edu

Alexander Zestos Assistant Professor CAS - Chemistry

Dr. Zestos completed his B.S./M.S. in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Mi

  zestos@american.edu

  (202) 885-1730

Shouzhong Zou Department Chair, Chemistry CAS - Chemistry

Shouzhong Zou earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 1991 and completed his MS studies in 1994 from Xiamen University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1999 under the direc

  szou@american.edu

  (202) 885-1763