Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics

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With large laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment, all of our programs feature extensive experiments and opportunities to participate in research and practical projects. From designing “smart boxes” for tracking materials in hospitals to investigating quantum mechanical properties of atoms at temperatures near absolute zero, our students are active in cutting-edge research and design.

Recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) as among the nation's top programs, we offer options in chemistry and biochemistry, chemistry education, nanotechnology, and pre-medical sciences. Chemistry majors — who often graduate with ACS or ASBMB certification, including some with both — advance into professions such as medicine, secondary school teaching, and chemically related industrial firms. Biochemistry majors enjoy a career path into medicine or veterinary school, as well as a stepping-stone into forensic chemistry.

Bloomsburg because ...

  • Unlike large public universities, you'll never have a teaching assistant in any of your lab classes. You'll never be in a chemistry lab section with more than 18 students.
  • Our instrument suite is comparable to or better than many private schools and is fully accessible by students, who get hands-on experience with these instruments.
  • We have paid research internships for qualified students to work one-on-one with faculty. Routinely, these students receive travel funds to present their research results at national science conferences, such as the annual American Chemical Society Meeting.

Your journey upward awaits

At Bloomsburg, collaborative research is at the heart of what we do best. We encourage students to get involved in collaborative research with faculty members and offer grants to support you on your journey of discovery. Current areas of research include:

  • Alternative Energy - Alternative energy research at Bloomsburg University consists of the distinct areas of biofuels, wind energy, and organic photovoltaic cells.
  • Ultra-Cold Atomic Physics - Since 2010, Bloomsburg University has been developing a program of fundamental research in ultra-cold atomic physics.
  • Power Electronics - The Power Electronics Laboratory supports research in the area of analog, mixed-signal, and high-power electronics including analysis, modeling, simulation, and hardware implementation of power electronic systems covering the technical areas of power semiconductors, magnetics, controls, and digital systems.
  • Stellar Astrophysics - The astrophysics group currently collects its data from the Kepler Space Telescope for asteroseismology, a new field dedicated to the study of oscillations originating in the interiors of stars, which behave as pressure waves (like sound waves). The Kepler Space Telescope, launched in 2009 was designed to detect extrasolar planets. It is also used as a laboratory for the study of variable stars, with over 200,000 stars in the Kepler Field.

How about a medical degree in seven years!

A combined Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry-Doctor of Osteopathy dual degree program that can be either three years at Bloomsburg plus four years at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), or four years at Bloomsburg plus four years at PCOM. The first program is “accelerated” and the second program is a traditional length to obtain both degrees.

Accelerated Physician Prep

Interested in both biology and chemistry?

Perfect, we have the option just for you! Pursue this specialized program that leads to medical and dental schools after graduation. Both standard and ACS certified tracks are available. Students have the opportunity to be awarded certification by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ASBMB.

Biochemistry Option

Pursuing chemistry opens up multiple undergraduate options that include pathways for experience in chemical research, some specialty fields and certifications, as well as graduate studies or employment in industry, including engineering.

  • BS in Chemistry — This program is most commonly pursued by chemistry majors at Bloomsburg. It provides a broad exposure to all major areas of chemistry as well as options for experience in chemical research, some specialty fields and certifications.
  • BS in Chemistry (ACS) — Completion of a research component will allow a student’s degree to be certified by the American Chemical Society. Students completing this program are particularly well prepared to pursue graduate studies or employment in industry.
  • BA in Chemistry — This program provides a three-year exposure to the core of the chemistry curriculum. Students can double major in chemistry and another discipline, or they can participate in the 3:2 program in engineering.

Chemistry Programs

Interested in teaching?

This option features a capstone course, The Chemistry Curriculum and the Teaching Laboratory, the only one of its kind in the State System.

  • BS in Education with Chemistry Certification — Students interested in teaching high school chemistry pursue this program that awards them a BS in Education and the equivalent of a BA in Chemistry. 

Chemistry Education

High-technology components make up the computers, cell phones, and other devices used daily. Electronics engineering technologists concentrate on applied design using current engineering practices and program management.

Electronics Engineering Technology 

This field is changing everything!

From vaccines to computers to car tires, nanotechnology is playing a part. Its products can be found in commonly used items as cell phones, cosmetics, and clothing. It's used to help solve problems by:

  • developing nanoparticles for fluorescence imaging of tumors
  • producing cleaner, more affordable energy
  • detecting and clean up hazardous chemicals in the environment
  • enabling medical devices that can eliminate the need for surgery
  • making sunscreen and cosmetics more effective
  • ensuring food stays fresher longer
  • creating smaller and faster electronic components


From the tiniest subatomic particles to the entire universe, the field of physics attempts to explain the basic laws of nature by examining the interactions of matter and energy. Our program includes courses in fields of physics such as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic, nuclear, electronics, optics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and astrophysics.


This program provides all of the required physics courses, plus opportunities for students to work on special projects relating to physics education. There continues to be a widespread shortage of physics teachers, so graduates find a favorable job market.

Secondary Education: Physics

This program helps prepare you for entry into medical school, dental school, veterinary school, podiatric school, chiropractic school, and optometry school. This best fits:

  • Post-baccalaureate students who require additional preparation at the undergraduate level.
  • Undergraduate students on an alternative path to preparing for professional school, such as psychology or exercise science or anthropology, to name a few.
  • Students majoring in chemistry-biochemistry ... this is one of your “pre-med” options.

Pre-Medical Science Studies

Radiation control incorporates an understanding of many disciplines. It has common scientific interests with many areas of specialization: physics, biology, biophysics, engineering (nuclear, civil, mechanical, or electrical), chemistry, genetics, ecology, environmental sciences, metallurgy, medicine, physiology, and toxicology. The wide spectrum of knowledge required of the health physicist makes this profession both challenging and rewarding.

Radiation Science

Earn a bachelor’s degree in four semesters!

Here, you'll find technology internships, healthcare clinical experiences, or scientific research, including undergraduate research opportunities. These experiences will give you an edge in your career, and along the way, you'll take pride in making a difference — for the environment or for your community. Once you transfer your associate’s degree to Bloomsburg, you'll start at the junior level in these programs.

  • B.S. Biology - Environmental Biology Option
  • B.A. Chemistry
  • B.S. Chemistry
  • B.S. Chemistry-Biochemistry option
  • B.S. Chemistry-Nanotechnology option
  • B.S. Chemistry-Pre-Medical Sciences option
  • B.S. Computer Science
  • B.S. Digital Forensics
  • B.S. Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences-Environmental Geoscience
  • B.S. Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences-Professional Geology
  • B.A. Mathematics
  • B.S. Mathematics
  • B.S. Physics

* with a fall semester start in a program-to-program articulation.

8 reasons why we're the perfect fit

  • dedicated professors who specialize in undergraduate education
  • faculty teaching every class and lab (no graduate students)
  • small science and math classes
  • hands-on experience with instrumentation and in the field
  • undergraduate research opportunities
  • in-state tuition for PA residents provides excellent value for your educational dollar
  • welcoming community of students, with hundreds of social and scholarly organizations
  • campus is close to home (but not too close) for many residents of eastern Pennsylvania

STEM Transfer

Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer Bruker D8 Quest equipped with a PHOTON II detector and Oxford cryosystem
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer Bruker 400 MHz
Infrared Spectrometers

Perkin Elmer Spectrum 400 IR/NIR Perkin Elmer Spectrum 2 FTIR (2)

UV-Visible Spectrometers Perkin Elmer Lambda 1050 UV-Vis-NIR with URA Thermo NanoDrop Craic 508 Microscope Spectrophotometer Jasco V-730 (6) Genesys 10S (3) Vernier VSP-UV (13)
Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometeter Varian CP-3800/Saturn 2200 GC/MS/MS with CombiPal autosampler
Gas Chromatographs Thermo TraceQ (TCD, FID, ECD) with autosampler Thermo Trace Focus (FID)
Flash Chromatograph Reveleris X2 chromatography system
Thermal Gravimetric Analysis/Differential Scanning Calorimeter Shimadzu TGA-50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer with DSC 60A Perkin Elmer DSC 6
High Performance Liquid Chromatograph Thermo Finnigan Surveyor with autosampler
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Thermo iCE3500 Flame/Furnace
Fluorometer Perkin Elmer LS-55 Qubit 3 fluorometer for DNA/RNA analysis
Dual Potentiostat Gamry 1010E (2)
Gel Imager BIO-RAD Gel Doc XR+ Molecular Imager
Electrophoresis Fotodyne Horizontal Gel Systems (six) BioRad Sequi-Gen GT and PowerPac 3000
Capillary Electrophoresis Beckman P/ACE System 5000
Ultra Low Temperature Freezer New Brunswick -86 C VWR -86 C
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Eppendorf Mastercycler Gradient Perkin Elmer GeneAmp 2400
Real-time PCR BioRad CFX Connect
Centrifuge Beckman-Coulter Allegra X30R (2)
Inert Atmosphere Glove Box Braun LabMaster 130 (2)
Solvent Purification System Seca Solvent System
Combustion Calorimeter Parr 6100
Cell Culture Incubator Binder C150 Cell Culture Incubator Sanyo Cell Culture Incubator (2)
Particle Counter Beckman Coulter Z1 Dual Threshold
Water Analysis YSI Sonde EX02 Water Quality Monitoring Platform
Rotavaps BUCHI 300 Series Rotovaps (4)
Bio-Disrupter Biogenode BioRuptor Plus with sonication device
Microwave Reactor MARS 6 Synthesis MIcrowave Reactor
Oven MTI 1200°C Muffle Furnace (2)

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Nick Walker BS Biochemistry 2021

Emily Alker BA Chemistry PTE Secondary Ed Chemistry 2021

Jason Stone BS Biochemistry 2021

Currently in Medical School at Brown University

Cameron Stouffer BS Biochemistry 2021

Currently in Graduate School at Clemson University

Marita Skeddle BS Chemistry 2021

Bailey Hoyt BS Chemistry 2021

Stepan Budkin BS Biochemistry 2021

Currently in Graduate School at August University

Tara Full BS Biochemistry 2020

Currently working in Chemistry at Eurofins

Nathan Mehalick BSEd Secondary Education Chemistry 2020

Jacob Morris BS Chemistry 2020

Natasha Brenner BS ACS Chemistry 2020

Taylor Runkle BS Biochemistry 2019

Fall 2020 will be attending Temple University to receive her Ph.D. in Dentistry

Pinkay Oscar BS Biochemistry 2019

Currently searching for a job in the workforce of Biochemistry

Lauren Barrett BA Chemistry 2019

Danielle Bickelman BS Chemistry 2019

Elizabeth Grego BS Biochemistry 2019

Currently attending graduate school @ Iowa State University

Eric Hilbert BS Chemistry 2019

Currently working @ EMSL Analytical in Cinnaminson, NJ

Daniel Staros BS ACS Chemistry 2019

Currently attending graduate school @ Brown University

Alison Martin BS Biochemistry 2018

Kimberly Hollister BS Biochemistry 2018

Currently attending graduate school @ the University of Virginia

Tonianne Bouselli BA Chemistry Education 2018

Francis Dello Buono BS Chemistry 2018

Currently working @ McCreath Labs

Rachael Dendler BA Chemistry 2018

Currently working @ a quality control job with American Nutrition

Devin Mulvey BS Chemistry 2018

Currently attending graduate school @ the University of Pittsburgh

Todd Poe BS ACS Chemistry 2018

Currently attending graduate school @ Florida State

Vincent Yaeger BS Biochemistry 2018

Stephanie Celio BS Chemistry 2017

Blake Durante BS ACS Chemistry 2017

Currently working @ Eurofins

Tyler Behrent BS Biochemistry 2017

Currently attending graduate school @ the University of Pennsylvania

Kristi Brittain BS ACS Nano Chemistry 2017

Junior Development Chemist @ Polymeric Systems Inc.

Daniel Callen BA Chemistry 2017

Currently attending graduate school @ Florida State

Olivia Fry BS ACS Chemistry 2017

Currently attending graduate school @ the University of Delaware

Morgan Lewis BS Biochemistry 2017

Currently working with "Teach For America"

Katherine Mullen BS Biochemistry 2017

Currently a Preventative Search and Rescue Intern @ Yosemite National Park. She then plans on returning to PA and working as an EMT while getting her Ski Patrol certification

Shana Wagner BS ACS Biochemistry 2017

Currently attending the University of Pittsburgh to maintain her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry

Kelly Barko 2016

Currently working in a neuroscience lab @ the University of Pittsburgh

Megan Burke BS Biochemistry 2016

Laboratory Data Analyst @ Eurofins

Shelby Coleman BS Biochemistry 2016

Currently attending SUNY ESF for her Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry

Frank Rodemer BS ACS Chemistry 2016

Currently attending graduate school at University of North Carolina Wilmington

Eric Thompson BS Nano Chemistry ACS 2016

Currently attending graduate school at John Hopkins University

Amanda Lacerte BS Biochemistry 2015

Analytical Chemist @ Johnson Matthey

James Gamler BS-Biochemistry 2015

James in employed by KP Pharmaceutical Technology in Bloomington, IN

Amanda Pritzlaff BS-Biochemistry 2015

Amanda is attending University of Florida for her PhD

Jocelyn Legere BS-Nano 2015

Jocelyn is attending Indiana University for her PhD

Zachary Roden BS Chemistry 2014

Attending PSU for PhD program

Christopher Hitcho BS Chemistry ACS 2014

Field Service Specialist @ Metrohm, USA

Conor Flynn BS Chemistry ACS 2014

Attending Bucknell University

Teresa Grimes BS-Biochemistry 2014

Teresa is employed at FedChem LLC as a junior research chemist

Kristie Darrah BS-Biochemistry 2014

Kristie is attending the University of Pittsburgh for her PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry

Brooke Shannon BS-Biochemistry 2014

Brooke is attending Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine

Thomas Malinski BS-Chemistry 2014

Thomas is attending Texas AandM for his PhD in Organic Chemistry

David Scatton BA Chemistry 2013

QC Lab Supervisor @ AEP Industries

Wesley Addison BS Biochemistry 2013

Analyst @ The Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson

Jessica Viscomi BS Biochemistry 2013

Attending Graduate School @ East Carolina University on the Ph.D. track in Biochemistry and Molecular

Hannah Cronk BS Chemistry 2013

Attending Binghamton for Ph.D. in Material Chemistry

Scott Blackburn BS Chemistry ACS 2013

Associate Investigator at Chemours (His role is polymer synthesis/processing/characterization)

Christopher Houser BS Chemistry ACS 2013

Researcher @ Virginia Tech

Matthew Miele BS Chemistry ACS 2013

Analytical Chemist experienced in metabolomic analyses

Elizabeth Ola BS Chemistry ACS 2013

Research and Development Technician @ FMC Corp

Leonard Oddo BA-Chemistry 2013

Currently in the PharmD program at Wilkes University

Jennifer (Miller) Peake BS Biochemistry 2012

Works @ Bayer Healthcare as a QC Analyst

Jarid Metz BS Chemistry 2012

Graduate Research Assistant @ Colorado State University

Michael Eyerly BA Chemistry 2011

Lead Chemist @ Autoneum

Laura Kaldon BS Chemistry 2011

Research and Development Tech @ DuPont

Benjamin McFadden BS Chemistry ACS 2011

Research Scientist @ Evonik Oil Additives

Andrew Sibley BS Biochemistry 2010

Developmental Chemist @ Whitford Corp

Deborah Hunsberger BS Biochemistry 2009

Environmental Services Professional

Jonathan Shrimp BS-ACS 2009

Jonathan received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and completed Postdoctoral fellow at National Cancer Institute.

Evan Thursby BS-ACS 2009

Evan obtained his MS at Penn State. He is currently a higher education professional.

Dmitriy Mayorov BS 2009

Postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Shanna (Quinn) Mayorova BS-Biochemistry 2009

Shanna is pursuing a graduate degree at Texas A&M

Cody Warhurst BS Biochemistry 2008

Analytical Chemist, Mass Spec, Bioanalytics

Sarah Leshinski BS-ACS 2008

Sarah is attending graduate school at the University of Vermont.

Kaitlyn (Sanders) Thursby BS 2008

Kaitlyn obtained her MS at Penn State and is a chemistry teacher at Central Columbia. She is an adjunct at BU.

Chase Smith BS Sec. Ed 2008

Chase is currently teaching high school chemistry.

Heather Pursel BS-Biochemistry 2008

Research scientist at Johnson & Johnson.

Colleen Small BS 2008

Staff scientist II at Stone Environmental.

Rachel Harris BS Sec Ed/BS Math 2007

Rachel is currently teaching chemistry at North Schuylkill Area High School. Adjunct at BU.

Michael Giano BS-ACS-Biochemistry 2007

Mike is doing his Post Doc at Johnson & Johnson where he is a senior scientist. Ph.D. received from University of Delaware.

Nicholas Fox BS-ACS 2007

Nick obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He is now doing a Post Doc at Oxford England in rare disease research with Pfizer.

Kristyn (Roscioli) Johnson BS-ACS 2007

Kristyn is working at Idaho National Lab for Mass Spec on Nuclear.

Richard Heckrote BS-Chemistry 2006

Richard is currently teaching High School Chemistry in Southern Maryland at Westlake High School.

Adam Detweiler BS-Biochem 2005

Adam has accepted a position as a field service engineer with Perkin Elmer in New Jersey. He will be servicing HPLC, HPLC/MS, and GC/MS instruments.

Beth (Hueholt) Leavens BS-Chemistry 2005

Spring 2011 - Received Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Currently with Chemicals Professional Houston, TX

Jon Novak BS-Education 2005

Jon is teaching chemistry at Clark County High School in Berryville, VA.

Michael Pennell BS-Biochem 2005

Mike has accepted a position at Lonza. Mike is working on the development of an organic compound library for the chemical company.

Chris DeVore BS-ACS 2005

Chris is working at Corning Inc., in their research and development division, in Corning, N.Y. He is working on fuel cells, flexible displays (LCD), and catalytic converters (ceramic).

Tim Brockman BS 2005

Tim is currently a senior chemist with Integra LifeSciences in Plainsboro NJ.

Josh Spragle BS-ACS 2004

Senior Quality Engineer at B. Braum Medical.

Katie (Hershour) McMahon BS 2004

Katie is working as a Clinical Systems analyst at Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

Christopher Nase BS Chemistry 2003

Environmental Engineer @ Kleinfelder

Melissa Alvarez BS-Clinical 2003

Melissa is working as a medical technologist for the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

Nathan Kreischer BS-ACS-Biochemistry 2003

Nathan received his MS in Biological Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently he is the Associate Director- Global Project & Alliance Management (Merk).

Christina Crecca BS-ACS 2003

Chrissy earned her PhD in theoretical chemistry at the University of Florida and is currently a post-doc at Boston University.

Erika Hess BS Chemistry 2002

Experienced Research Scientist w/ Leadership Experience, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jennifer Schott BS Dec 2002

Jen is employed at Environmental Standards, Inc., as a quality assurance chemist. In that position she provides third party validation of laboratory sample results from

environmental testing.

Melinda (Hill) Einsla BS-ACS Dec 2002, PhD - Virginia Tech '06

Melinda successfully defended her Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in April 2006 and accepted a post-doctoral position at Los Alamos National

Labs. She is currently employed as a Senior Scientist at Rohm and Haas.

Amy Prisk BS Clinical Chem 2002

Amy is a research scientist in a bioanalytical group at Sanofi-Aventis. Her work involves analyzing biological samples from clinical trials using LC/MS/MS, method

development and validation, and stability protocols.

Jeffrey Kakaley BS Chemistry ACS 2002

Analytical Developmental Scientist @ YMC America

Kathy Maylath BS Chemistry ACS 2001

Chemist @ PPandL

Joshua Stone BS-ACS 2001

Josh finished a masters degree in chemistry at Bucknell University in 2003 and is now working at the General Electric Global Research Center near Schenectady, NY.

Shiela Gradwell BS-ACS 2001

Shiela has entered the Ph.D. program in chemistry at Virginia Tech.

Crystal Hosler Sec Ed Chemistry 2001

Chemistry Teacher

Steve Bransfield BS-ACS 2000

Steve received his Ph.D. from John Hopkins in 2007. He is an Operations Research Analyst @ Volpe, The National Transporation Systems Center.

John Tamblin BS-Education 2000

STEM teacher at East Lycoming, STEM adjunct @ BU and also a chemistry teacher at East Lycoming School District.

Jeff Coleman BS '99

Jeff is a graduate student at the University of Arizona doing research on an ABC transport protein.

Crissie Bauer BS-ACS '99

Crissie finished her PhD at the University of Arizona in 2005. She is currently a post-doc at UCLA and proud author of a review paper: Luminescent metal–organic

frameworks in Chem Soc Review (Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1330–1352).

Brad Lewandowski BS-ACS '99

Brad is a graduate student at the University of Hawaii

Monica Reinard BS-ACS '99

Monica is a chemist in process technology for Merck & Co., Inc.

Barry Husowitz BS-ACS '99 Double major in chemistry and math

Barry earned a MS in Quantum Chemistry from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Statistical Mechanics from the University of Arizona. He is

currently a post-doc at the University of Massachusetts.

Cathy Carr BSEd '99

Cathy is a chemistry teacher teaching 11th grade chemistry and introductory physics at Hillsborough (NJ) High School.

Jeremy Hetrick BS-ACS '98

Analytical Lab Supervisor, Johnson & Johnson. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division.

Angela (Gilby) Tobey BS-ACS '98

After graduation from BU, Angie worked for Rohm & Haas where she was a polymer and analytical chemist developing and analyzing new powder polymer

coatings. She is now a stay-at-home mom and active Facebooker.

Karen Jansson BS '97

Applications Chemist & Lab Manager @ CDS Analytical (Greater Philadelphia).

Nancy (Kulikoski) Corrigan BS-ACS '97

Nancy is a chemist and works in analytical support of clinical and pre-clinical drug compounds for DuPont Pharmaceuticals.

Michael Bradshaw BS-ACS '97

Mike is a Research & Development Level II Chemist at the Sherwin-Williams Company in Ohio.

Jonathan Landis BS-ACS '97

Jonathan works as a chemist in San Diego for Argen, the largest dental gold producer in the world.

Michael Galella BS-ACS '97

Mike works as an Assistant Research Scientist in Analytical Research & Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. The group he works in performs solid state

characterization analysis of pharmaceutical crystal systems.

Michael Bacica BS '96

Michael is currently working as an anyaltical chemist at Favrille in San Diego, working on a personal cancer vaccine. Michael earned a MS in chemistry from the University

of Houston in 1998.

Robert Kozicki BS-ACS '95

Vice President of Andrew S. McCreath and Son.

Eric Kemp BS-ACS '95

Eric works as an analytical chemist in analytical method development at Merck and Company, Inc. He is also finishing a master's degree at Lehigh University.

William Harris BS-ACS '95; JD '99 Duschene U

Bill is a native of Lehigh Valley, a member of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh County Bar Association and a member of the Northhampton County and Pennsylvania

Bar Associations. Harris' practice focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation, real estate and business law. Harris is a former clerk to the Honorable William F. Moran of

the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County. (Taken from the Davison & McCarthy professional corporation announcement.)

Scott Griffith, DMD BS '94

Scott is a dentist in private practice.

Paul Verdino BS '94

Paul is a Senior Forensic Scientist with the New Jersey State Police in the Toxicology Division. Obtained MS in Forensic Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in


Jason Swancer BS Chemistry ACS 1993

Chemist at PA Dept. of Agriculture

Georgeann Zitkus BA '93

Georgeann works for Air Products and Chemicals where she is a Principal Technology Analyst/Business Intelligence.

Richard Grater BS Chemistry 1993

Principal Associate Scientist @ Biogen Idec

Susan Dallabrida BA '93

Susan Dallabrida graduated cum laude from B.U. in 1993 with dual majors; a BA in Chemistry and a BS in Biology. After graduation, she went to Penn State where she

earned a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry. Susan completed post-doctoral studies at the Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and is currently

a faculty member there. Most recently, she was awarded the Harvard Catalyst Pilot Award from the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard, a very

prestigious accomplishment. She is Vice President of eCOA Clinical Science & Consulting at ERT.

Brendan Donegan Sec Ed Chemistry 1991

Science Teacher @ Roxbury High School

Carl Edwards BS-ACS '91

Carl is a head technician in the quality control lab at Sunoco Refining and Marketing, Inc. where he tests petroleum products and waste water.

Philip Behm BS-ACS '91

Phil is a research and development chemist with Air Products and Chemicals

Kerry Dunbar BS-ACS '91

Kerry works for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in California where she supervises the purification of proteins.

Richard Dunbar BS-ACS '91 PhD SUNY at Buffalo

Richard manages the quality control laboratory for three drug delivery technologies at 3M Pharmaceuticals.

Jackie (Sassaman) Miller BS-ACS '91

Jackie earned a Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Delaware. She is now the manager of the Technical Operations Services at Accugenix in

Newark DE. They do bacterial identification for pharmacology and research groups by comparative DNA sequencing.

Tom Kuntzleman Sec Ed Chemistry 1991

Professor of Chemistry @ Spring Arbor University

Brian Weaver BS Chemistry 1990

Pharmacy Analyst @ Meta Healthcare IT Solutions

Allison Aschman BS-ACS ‘90

Allison earned a PhD in analytical chemistry from Duke (1995); Director, IPA Capital Solutions.

Robert "Marty" Martynowych BS '90

Marty is a forester for the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources.

Edward A'Zary BS '64

Edward A'Zary earned a BS in Chemistry from BU and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. After a full career of teaching and

working in private industry, his last position was Director of Forensic Toxicology at Quest Diagnostics, Inc. After retiring, Dr. A'Zary has "returned home" and is teaching

chemistry courses part-time at BU.

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Department Contacts

Christopher Hallen

Christopher Hallen, Ph.D.

  • Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics, Professor of Analytical Chemistry