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Chemistry & Physical Science Faculty

Dr. Narendra Singh

Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physical Science
Professor of Chemistry

B.S., M.S., University of Gorakhpur, India; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India.

Phone: (910) 630-7132


Doctoral Thesis:

"Some Studies on the Recoil Behavior of Bromine and Iodine Charged Species Produced under (n, g) process"


  • Radiation Chemistry
  • Superconductivity

How to Prepare for an Undergraduate Chemistry program:

Dr. Singh strongly recommends taking more physics and chemistry courses as well as having a strong math foundation for any person considering a college and/or professional chemistry career.

Additional Information:

Dr. Singh also held the following positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Tennessee
  • Research Associate at Mississippi State University

Dr. Singh participated in the following Summer Research Programs

  • AT&T Bell Lab
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Princeton University
  • University of Tennessee

Dr. John A. Dembosky, Jr.

Associate Professor of Geology

B.S. Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Phone: (910) 630-7556


Doctoral Thesis:

Paleotectonic Restoration of Miocene Extensional Strain of Crystalline Rock Provinces and Terranes in Southwestern North America


  • Paleotectonic reconstruction of SW USA and NW Mexico

Earth Science, Geology, and Geography Courses:

  • GLY 160: Physical Geology
  • GLY 200: Physical Oceanography and Meteorology
  • GLY 300 Planetary Geology and Astronomy
  • GLY 400 Advanced Geology
  • SCI 141: Earth Science

Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., University of South Carolina; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Phone: (910) 630-7457


Doctoral Thesis:

Development of an Ionically-Assembled On-Column Enzyme Reactor for Capillary Electrophoresis

Research Interests:

enzymes (glucose oxidase, gluatamate oxidase, and amino acid oxidase), electrochemical detection, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society

Dr. Cu G. Phung

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Methodist College; Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Duke University.

Phone: (910) 630-7137


Doctoral Thesis:

Ab Initio Study of NMR Chemical Shift:

  1. Use of Optimized Molecular Geometries in Chemical Shift Calculations
  2. Amide Linkage Chemical Shift Tensors in a Hydrogen Bond Environment

How to Prepare for an Undergraduate Chemistry program:

Dr. Phung strongly recommends a strong math foundation for any person considering a college and/or professional chemistry career.

Dr. Eun Hoo Kim

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.S., M.S., Hanyang University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Phone: (910) 630-7433


Doctoral Thesis:
"A New Synthetic Pathway to Diquinane and Triquinane Systems"

Research Background:

  • Postdoctoral experiences in Negishi lab and Colby lab (Purdue University)
  • Organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, fluorine chemistry, medicinal Chemistry


  • CHE 3210: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 3220: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 4500: Biochemistry
  • CHE 4600: Advanced Biochemistry