Four New Faculty Join The Department

Please join us in welcoming two new research faculty and two new teaching faculty to the department!

Erin Baker is an analytical chemist working in the field of mass spectrometry and joined the Department this summer as an Associate Professor. Erin earned her Ph.D. with Mike Bowers at UC-Santa Barbara followed by a postdoctoral appointment with Richard Smith at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Erin has published nearly 100 papers and played an instrumental role in the development of Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry. Learn more about her research program here.

Marion Martin joins the Department in the Spring of 2019 as Teaching Assistant Professor. Marion was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Furman University since 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University with Richard Zare and completed postdoctoral studies at Cal Tech with Sossina Haile and David Goodwin.

Lori A. Del Negro joins the Department this Fall as Teaching Assistant Professor. Lori was supervisor of undergraduate laboratories and a lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill since 2015 and also held appointments at Lake Forest College, Middlebury College, and the NOAA Climate Monitoring Diagnostics Laboratory in Boulder. Lori earned her Ph.D. with David Fahey and Margaret Tolbert at UC-Boulder in the area of analytical chemistry.

Thomas Theis joined the Department this Fall as an Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry. Thomas earned his Ph.D. with Alex Pines at UC-Berkeley followed by a postdoctoral appointment with Warren Warren at Duke University. Thomas has held an appointment as research assistant professor at Duke for the past three years, and he has already compiled an impressive publication record of more than 35 papers. His research merges traditional disciplines in chemistry, physics and engineering  to overcome the inherent sensitivity limitations of  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Learn more about his research program here.