Faculty & Staff


Lubna F. Abu-Niaaj
Ph.D. Assistant Professor - B.Sc. & M.Sc. University of Jordan, Jordan; Ph.D. Indiana State University, Indiana.

Research Interests: Tissue Regeneration in Vertebrates, Muscle Physiology, Stem Cells, DNA Replication.


Anthony Arment

Ph.D. Associate Professor - B.S. Urbana University; Ph.D. Wright State University.

Research Interests: Bioremediation of pollutants through microbial degradation, symbiotic relationships in degradation between microbial communities and the rhizosphere.


Sharath Krishna

Ph.D. Assistant Professor, B.S., M.S, Ph.D. Mangalore University, India.

Research Interests: Snake ecology; snake venom proteomics and biomedical applications.

Cadance Lowell
Ph.D. Professor, B.S., Duke University, M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D. University of Florida.

Research Interests: Carbon & nitrogen partitioning in plants, Carbon sequestration and phytoremediation


Omokere Odje

Ph.D. Professor - B.S., Central State University; M.S., University of Dayton; Ph.D. University of Dayton.

Research Interests: Effects of stress on erythrocytic 2,3-diphosophoglycerate.





Daqing Gao
Ph.D. Assistant Professor - B.S. Beijing University; M.S. Yale University; Ph.D. Boston College

Research Interests: Computational studies of molecular interactions in physical organic, and biological chemistry, problems in chemical education


Gary Pierson

Ph.D. Assistant Professor - B.A. Hamline University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests: Conformational analysis of 2-alkoxytetradropyrans; problem solving exercises for general chemistry.

Joe Ross

Ph.D. Associate Professor - B.S. Jackson State University; M.S., University of Akron; Ph.D., Washington (MO) University.

Research Interests:  Characteristics of biological macromolecules in solution.

Suzanne Seleem
Ph.D. Associate Professor - B.S. & M.S, The American University; Ph.D. University of London, UK.

Research Interests: Illegal drug inhibition reactions, corrosion detection and prevention in archaeological materials and archaeometry.


Ibrahim Katampe

Ph.D. Assistant Professor - B.S. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria ; M.S. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria; Ph.D. The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Research Interests: Flame retardant composite materials, Synthesis of dyes and Pigments, anti-microbial activity of metal-ligands and Organosilicon Chemistry


Leanne Petry

Ph.D. Assistant Professor - B.S. University of Dayton; M.S. University of Dayton; Ph.D. University of Dayton

Research Interests: Analytical and materials characterization techniques for assessing degradation, corrosion, and other failures related to materials, surface-solution interface reactions for sensor applications, inquiry based pedagogy for STEM education.



Dr. Jeremy Holtgrave
Ph.D. Associate Professor

B.S. Physics, University of Illinois (1990)
M.S. Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology (1992)
Ph.D. Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology (2003)

My specialization is atomic and molecular physics.

Supporting Staff

  • William Price, Lab Equipment Coordinator
  • Sa' iyd Yasin, Stock Room Manager