Chemistry Program Directory


Photo of Eugene Billiot Eugene Billiot, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: CS 129
Phone: (361) 825-2680


Understanding chiral separations with amino acid based surfactants.

Photo of Hussain Abdulla Hussain Abdulla, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: CS 211
Phone: (361) 825-6050


Focusing on four research areas of Organic Biogeochemistry: Environmental metabolomics; Fate of terrestrial dissolved organic matter; Effects of natural organic matter in the solubility of anthropogenic pollutants and Chemical characterization of trace metals organic ligands.
Photo of Feri Billiot Feri Billiot, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Office: CS 130D
Phone: (361) 825-6067


Chiral separations with amino acid based surfactants; distribution, fate & effect of endocrine disruptors in the environment

Photo of Timothy Causgrove Timothy Causgrove, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: CS 207
Phone: (361) 825-2399


Spectroscopic measurement of energy barriers to protein folding, molecular modeling of peptide structure and dynamics
Photo of Jeremy Conkle Jeremy Conkle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: HRI 104
Phone: (361) 825-2862


Fate, transport and health (ecosystem and human) impacts of pollutants, particularly emerging contaminants and marine plastics in coastal and marine environments.

Photo of Joseph David Felix Joseph David Felix, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Office: NRC 3202
Phone: (361) 825-4180


Stable isotope biogeochemistry; Transport, fate, and air-sea-land exchange processes of volatile organic compounds and reactive nitrogen; Bulk and compound-specific stable isotope analysis method development
Photo of Nicolas Holubowitch Nicolas Holubowitch, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CS 242
Phone: (361) 825-2987


Electrochemistry, energy, and the environment; batteries and fuel cells; desalination; sensing of hazardous compounds

Photo of Xinping Hu Xinping Hu, Ph.D.
CMSS Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Office: SL2 104
Phone: (361) 825-3395


Oceanic carbon cycle; Ocean acidification; Sediment early diagenesis; Carbonate geochemistry; Stable isotope biogeochemistry
Photo of Patrick Larkin Patrick Larkin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: CS 203
Phone: (361) 825-3258


Plant biochemistry, chemical and molecular ecology

Photo of Cesar Marquez Cesar Marquez, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CS 206
Phone: (361) 825-5701


Photo of Valeriu Murgulet Valeriu Murgulet, Ph.D.
Geology Program Coordinator and Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CS 205
Phone: (361) 825-6023



Photo of Narendra Narayana Narendra Narayana, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Biochemistry
Office: CS 208
Phone: (361) 825-3644


X-ray crystallography for structure determination of biological macromolecules
Photo of Jai Prakash Jai Prakash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: CS 210
Phone: (361) 825-3293


Bioinorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental and Green Chemistry, Spectroscopy, and Energy and Catalysis

Photo of Jim Silliman Jim Silliman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: HRI 120
Phone: (361) 825-3718


Organic geochemistry: Climate and environmental change and Differences in organic geochemical practices
Photo of Lin Zhang Lin Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: HRI 104
Phone: (361) 825-2095


Compound/Position Specific Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Analysis in Amino Acids and Application in Oceanography and Ecology. Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry of Greenhouse Gases in Alaskan Peatlands.