Department of Chemistry News

Jun 13, 2017
Chemistry Top Scholar James Herbort

This is the fourth of a 5-part series featuring The College of Science & Mathematics' Top Scholars. The college is proud to share the accomplishments of our talented students.

This article features James Herbort, Top Scholar for the Department of Chemistry.

James Herbort started his academic career interested in music performance.  Then he discovered how science, specifically chemistry, allows for expressions of creativity. And a career in chemistry...

Apr 13, 2017
Nathan Northern, a senior majoring in biological sciences, was named Wright State University’s 2017 Student Employee of the Year.
Jul 6, 2016
Douglas Leaman is currently chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo.
Jun 8, 2016
Kara Geremia

Kara Geremia was recently profiled on OhioLINK's website for her extensive use of OhioLINK to support her graduate school reseach efforts. Kara recently completed her Chemistry Master's Thesis “Computational Estimation of the pKa’s of Purines and Related Compounds” under the guidance of Co-Advisor's, Dr. Eric Fossum and Dr. Paul Seybold.

Apr 27, 2016
ACS Local Section Awardees

Chemistry Graduate Students, Brady Hall and James Ohaeri, and Undergraduates Nick Yahna and James Herbort received certificates and monetary awards.

Mar 24, 2016

Trevor Schumacher was recently honored with an Outstanding Poster award for his presentation at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which was held in San Diego, CA during the week of March 15th.  The award was bestowed by the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society and was presented by president of the division, Dr. Karl Haider, at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 17th.  He received a framed certificate as well as a cash prize. Trevor...

Sep 8, 2015

Dr. George Hess passed away Friday September 4, 2015. He is survived by wife, Sylvia, daughter Heidi (Chris Rice), son Jon (Minh Hess), and grandchildren Nathan and Nicole Hess and Sophie Rice.

Dr. Hess retired in 1999 after 34 years of exceptional service to Wright State University. He did his undergraduate at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, and went on to Pennsylvania State University, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1964.

Dr. Hess came to Wright State in 1965 and was one of...

Sep 3, 2015
Dr. Kuppuswamy Arumugam

Swamy, is originally from Tamil Nadu, India. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Pondicherry University, he moved to the US for graduate studies. Swamy received his Ph.D from Tulane University , New Orleans, LA, followed with a postdoctoral stint at The University of Texas at Austin. He was an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure prior to joining the Wright State Chemistry Department.

Sep 25, 2014

Two new faculty positions are open in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biological Sciences as part of a new hiring plan initiated in the College of Science and Mathematics.  We are seeking candidates who can contribute to a growing interdepartmental cluster in global change research and the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program.  These two positions are in addition to a new position filled by Dr. Silvia Newell in the Department of Earth and Environmental...

Jul 18, 2014
Robert (Bob) Weisman passed away on July 2, 2014, at the age of 77, leaving a great void in the Wright State family.