Join Us

If you are interested in joining my research group, please see below for some pertinent information.

Postdoctoral Scientists 

Prospective postdoctoral scientists are encouraged to submit applications by e-mail (as a single pdf file titled “Postdoctoral Application – Your Name”). Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research summary, a short description of future research interests, and contact information for three references.

Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has graduate programs for students interested in either the Ph.D. or M.S. degrees, and more details can be found on the Department’s webpage. If you are accepted into the program, then during your first semester, you are required to interview several professors in search for a good fit, both for the professor’s needs and the student’s interest. To be completely clear, I cannot accept you into my research laboratory until after you begin your first semester in the program. Typically, I accept one to three students per year, depending on resources.

Undergraduate Students 

A few undergraduates join my group each year. In general, preference is given to students early in their careers, particularly in their sophomore or junior year. Preference is also given to those who can make a long term commitment to research, especially those that can conduct research over the summers. In some circumstances (and after showing significant progress and potential) I will work with the undergraduate to find modest research support via grants; these are competitive programs for the most exceptional students. If you are interested in joining my group, you should fill out an application in the office of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Please make sure to turn this in before the deadline indicated on the website.