Administration & Services

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

Chair

Professor Marc Snapper
chemchair@bc.edu
Merkert 302

Vice Chair

Professor James Morken
Merkert 312B

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
617-552-3608
Merkert 125

Bob 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 Associate 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

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 105A

Jing Jin, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
617-552-4766
Merkert 107

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 Peter Zhang, Chair

IT Support

Howard White
Technology Consultant
617-552-6303
Merkert 109

David Ruhl
Systems Administrator
617-552-4276
Merkert 215
O'Neill 555

Chemistry IT Committee

Professor Dunwei Wang, Chair