B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Andy Knight, Ph.D.

Professor | Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences: · Florida Tech

Dr. Knight's research interests are centered around the interface of inorganic chemistry and other scientific sub-disciplines.

Organic Synthesis Molecular Biology Inorganic Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry Green Chemistry

Carlos Castano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Castano specializes in tailoring surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Surface Engineering Functional Coatings Nanomaterials Engineering Corrosion Engineering Thin film deposition and characterization

Greg Boyce, Ph.D.

Expert in organic chemistry · Florida Gulf Coast University

Greg Boyce has a passion for organic synthesis and total synthesis of natural products.

Total Synthesis Organic / Inorganic Synthesis Chemicals in Household Settings Organic Chemistry Medicine and Drugs

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Aerosol science and technology Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials Science and Engineering

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, biomaterials, supercritical extraction, and nanomedicine.

Batteries Electrochemical engineering Bio-carbon Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology

Tyler McQuade, Ph.D.

Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Improving the World one reaction at a time.

Mary Simoni

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences & Professor, Arts · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Works as a leading composer, author, teacher, pianist, and arts administrator

Sound Synthesis Interactive Electronics Music Education Music Theory Music Composition

Kathleen Becker

Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Nursing expert, focusing on community-public health

Social Determinants of Health Nurse Practitioner Education Collaborative Nursing Practice Health Equity Health and Wellness

Jeremy McCallum

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Chemistry Oxidation Organic Chemistry Science NMR

Saeed Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Ahmad specializes in the development of using small molecules, peptides and proteins

Research and development using small molecules peptides and proteins Process development of new and existing active pharmaceutical ingredients Development of efficient and cost effective processes using continuous synthesis and flow chemistry.

Brent Feske

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Feske specializes in biocatalysis (catalysis using enzymes) and asymmetric synthesis towards pharmaceuticals

Biochemistry Asymmetric Synthesis Chemistry Catalysis/Biocatalysis Organic Chemistry

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

Thanh Nguyen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Nguyen focuses on biointegrated materials and devices at nano- and micro-scales for applications in biomedicine

Vaccinations Drug Delivery Nano

Jessica Rouge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry · University of Connecticut

Professor Rouge is an expert in enzyme-mediated assembly of nanomaterials and delivery of DNA and RNA into cells.

SELEX Therapeutic Oligonucleotides Gene Regulation Nanocharacterization

Cheryl Tatano Beck, D.N.Sc.

Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Cheryl Tatano Beck is a distinguished professor in School of Nursing whose research focuses on postpartum depression and traumatic birth

Birth Trauma Ptsd Postpartum Depression Traumatic Childbirth Qualitative Research

Mo Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · Virginia Commonwealth University

Advance crystallization and material manufacturing for health and energy applications

Multiphase slug flow Process design and control Battery materials (Bio)Pharmaceuticals Reaction Engineering

Channa R. De Silva

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Channa De Silva teaches chemistry and carries out research in the areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and computational chemistry.

General Chemistry Computational Chemistry Nanotechnology Biotechnology Inorganic Chemistry

Paul Gordon, Ph.D.

Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation · Baylor University

Expert on physical activity, and lifestyle-based research related to obesity and its co-morbidities across the lifespan

Health Human Performance Recreation Physical Activity & Health Obesity

Huan Chen

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Huan Chen’s research interests include AI and communication, new media and advertising, social media and health communication.

Artificial Intelligence International and Intercultural Communication Digital and Mobile Media Communication Integrated Communication Strategic Communication