CHE Faculty

Dr. Vijay Antharam

Vijay Antharam, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry
(910) 482-4191
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Dr. Vijay Antharam
Vijay Antharam, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

(910) 482-4191
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Dr. John Dembosky

John Dembosky, PhD

Director, General Education; Professor of Geology
(910) 630-7556
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Dr. John Dembosky
John Dembosky, PhD

Director, General Education; Professor of Geology

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

Bio:

Dr. John Dembosky earned his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Pittsburgh after earning undergraduate degrees in Earth and Space Science and General Science Education. He is a long standing member of the Geological Society of America and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, but also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a lifetime member of the Carolina Geological Society. He has studied Mars within the United States Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology and taught courses such as Structural Geology and Remote Sensing before coming to Methodist University in 2005. Dr. Dembosky has specialized in the tectonics of Southwestern North America and teaches several courses across the geosciences which include geology, meteorology, physical oceanography, astronomy, and planetary geology. He has also initiated a course in introductory geographical information systems (GIS). Dr. Dembosky is a proponent of the liberal arts and sciences and serves as the MU Director of General Education.

Doctoral Thesis:

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

Research Interests:

Geology of Southwestern U.S., Planetary Geology, GIS & Remote Sensing

(910) 630-7556
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Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek

Stephanie Hooper Marosek, PhD

Head, Division of Natural Sciences; Wyatt Professor of the Sciences; Associate Professor of Chemistry
(910) 630-7457
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Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek
Stephanie Hooper Marosek, PhD

Head, Division of Natural Sciences; Wyatt Professor of the Sciences; Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

Doctoral Thesis:

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

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society

Research Interests:

Dr. Hooper Marosek has several research interests. She is involved in forensic research with our Applied Forensic Science department. She utilizes chemical instrumentation to analyze gunshot residue (GSR) on T-shirt samples, the age of dried bloodstains, and hemoglobin and certain proteins in human bones. Some of Dr. Hooper’s work has been published in the Journal of Forensic Research.

Dr. Hooper Marosek is also involved in research that is applicable to the fields of athletic training and exercise science. She has analyzed the content of several sports drinks and various products utilized by athletes to alleviate muscle cramps during practice, sport, or competition. These findings are under review for publication in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

In addition to her laboratory research, Dr. Hooper has served as a forensic consultant. She has worked with legal teams in Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York. She has published several chapters in a collaborative book with other forensic experts to educate law enforcement officials and attorneys about the science of drug and alcohol testing.

Personal Interests:

Her personal interests include clog dancing (recreational and competitive), music (clarinet, piano), art, sports, forensics, being a mom, Gamecock sports, chemistry, puzzles (crosswords, soduku). She is married and has daughter, a dog, and a cat.

 

(910) 630-7457
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Dr. Eun Hoo Kim

Eun Hoo Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry
(910) 630-7433
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Dr. Eun Hoo Kim
Eun Hoo Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

Bio:

Eun Hoo Kim, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Chemistry in the Division of Natural Sciences. He teaches Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Physical Science. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include organic synthesis, biologically active fluorinated compounds, organometallic (Fe, Pd, Zn, Zr) catalysts, and heterocyclic compounds. He is very active in Cumberland County Science Olympiads (K-12). He received the Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Before coming to Methodist in 2013, he did postdoctoral research with a 2010 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Doctoral Thesis

A New Synthetic Pathway to Diquinane and Triquinane Systems

Postdoctoral Experiences

Negishi Lab and Colby Lab (Purdue University)

(910) 630-7433
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Dr. Cu Phung

Cu Phung, PhD

Professor of Chemistry
(910) 630-7137
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Dr. Cu Phung
Cu Phung, PhD

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Methodist College; Ph.D., Duke University

Doctoral Thesis

Ab Initio Study of NMR Chemical Shift:

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

 

(910) 630-7137
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Dr. Narendra Singh

Narendra Singh, PhD

Professor of Chemistry
(910) 630-7132
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Dr. Narendra Singh
Narendra Singh, PhD

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., M.S., University of Gorakhpur; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University

Doctoral Thesis

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

Research Interests

Radiation Chemistry, Superconductivity; Dr. Singh's areas of specialty include nuclear and radiation chemistry, and human nutrition (effect zinc/copper ratio in diet on cardiac disease).

Prior Research Positions

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

Summer Research Programs

  • AT&T Bell Lab
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Princeton University
  • University of Tennessee
(910) 630-7132
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