Faculty Overview

The Chemistry Department of Tulane University is devoted to furthering our understanding of the physical world through fundamental research. The faculty includes 14 research faculty members and three lecturers trained at the leading universities in their respective disciplines.

While the specific areas of research are diverse, the department has historical strengths in four major areas: organic synthesis, with a particular focus on biologically and medically important materials, physical chemistry, with a strong focus on laser spectroscopy, inorganic synthesis and organic and inorganic reaction mechanisms. These traditional areas have been maintained and enhanced with new emphases in bioorganic, organometallic, materials chemistry, laser spectroscopy and advanced computational methodology.

The department has established a number of strong collaborations with other departments at Tulane University, including Chemical Engineering, and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Tulane Medical School. For anyone interested in pursuing research at Tulane, the faculty web pages have been catergorized alphabetically, by area (organic, physical, and inorganic) and by discipline (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, organometallic, physical, polymer/materials, and theoretical).

The University also has a wealth of instrumentation for characterization of molecular species including four FTNMR spectrometers, GC/mass spectrometers, FTIR spectrophotometers, and X-ray crystallographic facilities. In addition, there is a wealth of laser facilities for applications in spectroscopy and materials science. More complete details on these resources can be found under the facilities and resources menu.