I have a Bachelors Degree from Troy University, and 31 years of teaching experience at the high school level. I teach CHM I and Lab for Troy University. I love teaching which is why I do what I do. My interests in chemistry lean toward the medical field. The relationships of chemical elements and compounds that determine how the body reacts to its environment including toxic substances and diseases interest me most. In addition, I search for methods to present materials to students in a manner in which they are able to understand chemistry concepts more easily and be successful in the classes that I instruct.
Suzanne Farver Lukjan received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Florida in 2011. Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan joined the faculty at Troy University in 2013. Her research interests include membrane protein structure, lipid dynamics, and applying biophysical techniques, such as NMR, to study complex lipid membrane systems. She currently teaches general chemistry I (lecture\ lab) and Biochemistry (lecture\ lab).
Dr. Habib ur Rehman obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2014. Dr. Rehman is a computational chemist and uses theoretical and computational approaches to explore structure, function, and dynamics of large biomolecules. His teaching interests are in the areas of Physical/Biophysical Chemistry. Currently he is teaching General Chemistry 1 and Physical Science courses with their associated labs.
I earned my B.S. in Applied Chemistry and my Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry both from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). After graduation, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher and later as a Research Fellow at Auburn University for 5 years. Then, I joined the faculty at Troy University in 2012. I current teach Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Chemistry, and General Chemistry. I'm also active in research. I have conducted a wide range of research in areas of analytical chemistry, food chemistry, and environmental science, and published more than thirty scientific papers.
I received my PhD in Chemistry from Michigan State University. My research is in the field of computational/theoretical chemistry. My current research projects include (1) molecular modeling and simulation of mineral-kerogen interaction in oil shales; (2) ab initio studies of ionic liquids for high-energy applications; (3) molecular modeling of analyte adsorption onto conductive stationary surfaces; and (4) coupled-cluster calculations for high-accuracy applications. I welcome students who are motivated and dedicated to do research.
His current research interest is in using Organic Chemistry as a tool to explore two areas: 1) The rational construction of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for clean energy-related applications including methane storage, hydrogen storage, and carbon dioxide capture; 2) The genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins and labeling of proteins with small molecule probes.