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Chemistry Faculty: Brynna Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Brynna Jones

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 2718

Lab: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 2716

Phone: 620-1956



Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (summa cum laude) - Wheaton College (IL) 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Languages (summa cum laude) - Wheaton College (IL) 2008

Master of Science in Chemistry - University of Minnesota 2010

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry - University of Minnesota 2015

NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2016-2018


Dr. Jones teaches Physical Chemistry I and Physical Chemistry II lecture and laboratory and General Chemistry I.


Dr. Jones is interested in using light to obtain chemical, spatial, and temporal information that illuminates the behavior of complex systems. She is specifically intrigued by the interactions of microplastics with environmental systems. How are the kinetics, mechanisms, and products of the degradation, uptake, and leaching reactions typical of such polymeric materials affected by the presence of dissolved organic matter and sediment? Let’s take some measurements and find out!