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Chemical Education

According to the National Research Council, “…research is a process for obtaining information, and scholarship is a process for converting information into knowledge.” (NAP, 1998).  The American Chemical Society defines scholarship to “…include discovery of chemical principles, integration of chemical knowledge within both formal academic and informal public arenas, application of chemical knowledge to new problems and situations, and the study of teaching and learning of chemistry and related sciences.” (ACS, 2010-2013). Several faculty members at UGA are involved in Chemical Education research and two of them emphasize chemical education scholarship.



The Douberly research group has made significant contributions to the development of spectroscopic techniques designed for the helium nanodroplet isolation method.  They have employed this methodology to address a diverse set of fundamental problems in chemical physics.  The low temperature (0.4 K) and rapid cooling associated with…

We are currently engaged in the development of organic methodologies toward the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Our recently patented methodology for the decarboxylation of natural and synthetic amino acids utilizes microwave promotion to yield bioactive amines. This work is supported by Innovation Gateway at UGA and the Georgia…

Emmanuel Echeverri-Jimenez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Education (University of Louisville)

iSTEM Building 2, Room 1218
Prof. Alena Moon, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

iSTEM Building 2, Room 1218
Dr. Brandon J. Yik, Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Lecturer (University of Virginia)

iSTEM Building 2, Room 1218

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Assistant to the Department Head: Donna Spotts, 706-542-1919 

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Head of Chemistry: Prof. Jason Locklin