Chemistry Faculty & Staff

We are pleased to welcome the following faculty to our department in August 2014.


Dr. Joshua Melko, Assistant Professor


Dr. Ujjwal Chakraborty, Laboratory Lecturer


Dr. Jennifer Williams, Laboratory Lecturer


Dr. Mahsa Hosseini, Visiting Assistant Professor



A complete list of Chemistry faculty and staff is below. Click on the names below for more information.

Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty

Dr. Radha Pyati, Associate Professor and Chair

Environmental and Analytical Chemistry


Dr. Kenneth Laali, Professor 

Mechanistic and Synthetic Organic/Organometallic Chemistry


Dr. Stuart Chalk, Associate Professor

Analytical Chemistry, Chemometrics, and Chemical Informatics


Dr. Michael Lufaso, Associate Professor

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry 


Dr. Corey Causey, Assistant Professor

Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry


Dr. Jose Jimenez, Assistant Professor

Physical and General Chemistry


Dr. Bryan Knuckley, Assistant Professor

Biochemistry and General Chemistry


Dr. Christos Lampropoulos, Assistant Professor

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry


Dr. Amy Lane, Assistant Professor

Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Bio-Organic Chemistry


Dr. Joshua Melko, Assistant Professor

Physical Chemistry


Dr. Thomas 'TJ' Mullen, Assistant Professor

Analytical and Materials Chemistry


Laboratory Lecturer Faculty

Melissa Bush

Quantitative, Environmental, and Biological Chemistry


Dr. Ujjwal Chakraborty 

General and Organic Chemistry


Matt Davies

General and Organic Chemistry


Dr. David Nyquist

Organic, Biological, and General Chemistry


Dr. Robert Stern

General, Biological, and Organic Chemistry


Dr. Rick Troendle

General, Quantitative Chemistry, Physical, and Instrumental Analysis


Dr. Jennifer Williams

General Chemistry


Visiting Faculty 

 Dr. Mahsa Hosseini

Visiting Assistant Professor

General and Bio-Organic Chemistry


Support Staff

Dr. Chunqing "Nelson" Zhao

Analytical Instrumentation Facility Manager


Steve Shedd

Laboratory Manager


Caitlin Bernatt

Laboratory Technician


Katie Ovadia

Office Manager


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Kunisi Venkatasubban (Venkat), Professor, currently Part-Time

Organic Chemistry, Past Chair of Chemistry and Physics


 Dr. Ray Bowman, Founding Director, UNF Environmental Center (retired)

Environmental and Biochemistry


 Dr. Edward Healy, Original Chair of Natural Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry


Postdoctoral and Research Associates