Chemistry Department

Our Mission

Chemistry’s professional and support staff - in collaboration with faculty leadership - work together as a well-integrated, high-functioning team. As Chemistry's service center, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of services to the faculty, staff, and students who engage in education and research at the Merkert Chemistry Center. We provide comprehensive services and support in the following areas.

  • operations and safety
  • space management and planning
  • research instrumentation and facilities management
  • chemical inventory management (ChemTracker)
  • research and financial administration
  • procurement services
  • human resources management and payroll
  • graduate and undergraduate programs administration
  • industrial recruiting and alumni affairs
  • administrative and faculty support
  • web communications and events
  • diversity and outreach activities
  • IT services

Administrative Leadership

Chair
Professor Marc Snapper
Merkert 302

Administrative Support Team

Graduate Admissions, Industrial Recruiting, & Alumni Affairs
Dale L. Mahoney
Associate Director of Administration and Graduate Student Services
617.552.1735
Merkert 125

Jodi Silton
Administrative Assistant to Professor Hoveyda
617.552.4437
Merkert 301

Leah Koenigsberg
Senior Faculty Support
Chemical Biology, Organic and Physical Chemistry
617.552.3611
Merkert 125

Lynne Pflaumer
Administrative Assistant
Reception & Administration
617.552.3606
Merkert 125

Operations, Safety, & Space Management

Dr. Ian B. Parr
Operations Manager & Safety Officer
617.552.2389
Merkert 125

Brendan Duran
Chemical Inventory/Safety Specialist
Merkert 125

Bill Hogan
Shipping & Receiving Clerk (part-time)
617.552.2607
Merkert 015 - Loading Dock

Space & Master Planning
Professor Marc Snapper, Chair

Safety Committee
Professor T. Ross Kelly, Co-Chair
Dr. Ian B. Parr, Co-Chair

Business Office

Lori St. Peter
Associate Director of Finance and Research Administration
617.552.3659
Merkert 125

Steve Quin
Procurement & Fiscal Specialist
617.552.3627
Merkert 125

Joanne Nesdekidis
Procurement & Fiscal Specialist
617.552.6357
Merkert 125

Denisa Traboini
Grant Administrator
617.552.2605
Merkert 125

Education

Undergraduate Laboratories
Lynne O'Connell, Ph.D.
Director, Introductory Chemistry Laboratories
Adjunct Associate Professor
617.552.3626
Merkert 111

Kenneth Metz, Ph.D.
Director, Advanced Chemistry Laboratories
& Adjunct Professor
617.552.6488
Merkert 317

Amarjit Nijjar
Senior Laboratory Assistant
617.552.3628
Merkert 010

Harcharan Rai
Senior Laboratory Assistant
617.552.3594
Merkert 114


Part-time Faculty
Christine Goldman, Ph.D.
Honors Organic Chemistry
617.552.6273
Merkert 322

Neil Wolfman, Ph.D.
General Chemistry
617.552.6033
Merkert 202


Graduate Admissions Committee
Professor Shih-Yuan Liu, Chair

Graduate Chemistry Studies
Professor Jianmin Gao, Chair

Undergraduate Chemistry Studies
Professor Lynne A. O'Connell, Chair

Research Instrumentation

Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Thusitha Jayasundera, Ph.D.
Director
617.552.6984
Merkert 101A

TBA
Assistant Director

Center for Mass Spectrometry
Marek Domin, M.Sc.
Director
617.552.3077
Merkert 101

Center for X-ray Crystallography
Bo Li, Ph.D.
Director
617.552.1815
Merkert 209B

Scientific Instrumentation and Machining Services
Richard Pijar
Senior Electronics Instrumentation Engineer
617.552.3651
Higgins 055

Research Instrumentation Committee
Professor Mary F. Roberts, Chair

IT/Technology

IT Support
Howard White
Technology Consultant
617.552.6303
Merkert 109

David Ruhl
Systems Administratorv 617.552.4276
Merkert 215
O'Neill 555

Chemistry IT Committee
Professor Dunwei Wang, Chair



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