Dr. Radha Pyati is Professor and Chair of the UNF Department
of Chemistry. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry at the Ohio State University and
her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After serving on
the faculty of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for several
years, she joined UNF in 2008 and directed the UNF Environmental Center until
2013, when she began chairing her department.
Dr. Pyati is an analytical chemist by training and has led a
regional scientist team writing the State of the Lower St. Johns River Basin
Report since 2008. This work has involved community partners such as the City
of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board. She also teaches an upper-level
chemistry elective CHM 4615 Environmental Chemistry, into which she has
incorporated economic, historical, and legal aspects of the environment.
Dr. Pyati’s project is to incorporate CBTL
elements into the CHM 4615 course.