Chemistry Graduate Program Faculty

Program Coordinator

Feri Billiot
Feri Billiot

Feri Billiot, Ph.D.

Graduate Chemistry Program Coordinator and Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 207
Phone: 361-825-6067
Email: fereshteh.billiot@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Understanding chiral separations with amino acid based surfactants; distribution, fate and effect of endocrine disruptors in the environment

Faculty

Hussain Abdulla
Hussain Abdulla

Hussain Abdulla, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 211
Phone: 361-825-6050
Email: hussain.abdulla@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

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.

Eugene Billiot
Eugene Billiot

Eugene Billiot, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 208
Phone: 361-825-2680
Email: eugene.billiot@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Understanding chiral separations with amino acid based surfactants.

Timothy Causgrove
Timothy Causgrove

Timothy Causgrove, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 207
Phone: 361-825-2399
Email: tim.causgrove@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Spectroscopic measurement of energy barriers to protein folding using novel initiation methods; molecular modeling of peptide structure and dynamics

Richard Coffin
Richard Coffin

Richard Coffin, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Office: NRC 3500
Phone: 361-825-2814
Email: richard.coffin@tamucc.edu
Website: http://icl.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Carbon isotope geochemistry to study biogeochemical cycles in the coastal ocean and estuaries.

Jeremy Conkle
Jeremy Conkle

Jeremy Conkle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: HRI 104
Phone: 361-825-2862
Email: jeremy.conkle@tamucc.edu
Website: http://conklelab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

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

Joseph David Felix
Joseph David Felix

Joseph David Felix, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Office: NRC 3202
Phone: 361-825-4180
Email: joseph.felix@tamucc.edu
Website: http://felixlab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

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

Nicolas Holubowitch
Nicolas Holubowitch

Nicolas Holubowitch, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: CS 242
Phone: 361-825-2987
Email: nicolas.holubowitch@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

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

Xinping Hu
Xinping Hu

Xinping Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: SL2 104
Phone: 361-825-3395
Email: xinping.hu@tamucc.edu
Website: http://hulab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Oceanic carbon cycle; Ocean acidification; Sediment early diagenesis; Carbonate geochemistry; Stable isotope biogeochemistry

Iltai (Isaac) Kim
Iltai (Isaac) Kim

Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 318
Phone: 361-825-2734
Email: ikim@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/ikim

    Curriculum Vitae

Nano/bio chemical sensing, micro/nanoscale fluidics and heat transport, and energy conversion based on nano-biophotonics

Patrick Larkin
Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 203
Phone: 361-825-3258
Email: patrick.larkin@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Plant biochemistry and genetics; fate and metabolism of nutrients and toxins, diversity and dispersal, conservation.

Ruby Mehrubeoglu
Ruby Mehrubeoglu

Ruby Mehrubeoglu, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator and Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 222D
Phone: 361-825-3378
Email: ruby.mehrubeoglu@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Hyperspectral imaging and image analysis of a variety of materials, material characterization through spectral signatures and spatial distributions, and thermal imaging and visible-range digital image classification

Dorina Murgulet
Dorina Murgulet

Dorina Murgulet, Ph.D.

CMSS Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Hydrogeology

Office: NRC 3103
Phone: 361-825-2309
Email: dorina.murgulet@tamucc.edu
Website: http://artesian.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Physical and Contaminant Hydrogeology; Hydrology and Water Resources; Groundwater/surface water interactions; Coastal hydrogeology.

Felix Omoruyi
Felix Omoruyi

Felix Omoruyi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science

Office: TH 238
Phone: 361-825-2473
Email: felix.omoruyi

    Curriculum Vitae

Currently, research in my laboratory is centered on the biochemical changes in the red blood cell membrane and serum in fairly and poorly controlled diabetic patients relative to healthy control.

Jai Prakash
Jai Prakash

Jai Prakash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: CS 210
Phone: 361-825-3293
Email: jai.prakash@tamucc.edu
Website: https://prakashlab.weebly.com



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

Jim Silliman
Jim Silliman

Jim Silliman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: HRI 120
Phone: 361-825-3718
Email: james.silliman@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/silliman

    Curriculum Vitae

Organic geochemistry: Climate and environmental change and Differences in organic geochemical practices

Jeffrey Turner
Jeffrey Turner

Jeffrey Turner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Office: SL1 105
Phone: 361-825-6206
Email: jeffrey.turner@tamucc.edu
Website: http://turnerlab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Microbial Ecology, Molecular Biology, Population Genetics, Evolution, Genomics, Metagenomics, connections between oceans and human health

Lin Zhang
Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: HRI 104
Phone: 361-825-2095
Email: lin.zhang@tamucc.edu
Website: http://zhanglab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

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.

Paul Zimba
Paul Zimba

Paul Zimba, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal Studies

Office: NRC 3213
Phone: 361-825-2768
Email: paul.zimba@tamucc.edu
Website: http://ccs.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms