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Welcome to the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology (CMNST) Academic Advisement Center! The mission of the CMNST Academic Advisement Center is to assist students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development by providing quality academic counseling in an accessible, friendly, respectful environment that fosters lifelong learning and student success. We support and complement the College's mission and core values by striving to nurture the development of scholars who have a successful college experience that culminates in graduation.We endeavor to do this through an interactive educational partnership from orientation to graduation and beyond. Your academic advisors are available to assist you Monday thru Friday in the CMNST Dean's Suite, located on the 6th floor of the William C. Jason Library. Hours of Operation M, Tu, W, Th, F - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments: Monday-Friday    9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (No walk-in appointments, please)   Back to College Home Page


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CMNST Dean Staff

The Staff of the Office of the Dean College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Dean's Office Staff Directory Department Chairpersons CMNST External Advisory Board Dean's Office Staff Dr. Noureddine Melikechi ¦ Email: Professor of Physics and Dean VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development   Dr. Leonard Davis ¦ Email: Senior Associate Dean   Dr. Clytrice Watson ¦ Email: Associate Dean for Student Success   Dr. David Pokrajac ¦ Email: Associate Dean for Research and Analytics   Dr. Matthew Bobrowski  ¦ Email: Director of Special Programs    Ms. Vanessa D. Nesbit ¦ Email: Sr. Management & Budget Analyst   Ms. Jarso Saygbe ¦ Email: Director, Academic Advisement   Academic Advisor (Vacant)   Ms. Diane Weller ¦ Email: Administrative Assistant   Ms. Chanequa Watson ¦ Email: Administrative Assistant for Graduate &  Undergraduate Program Development   ^ Back to the top   Department Chairpersons Dr. Leonard Davis, Chairperson - Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Cherese Winstead, Chairperson - Department of Chemistry Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai, Associate Chairperson - Department of Chemistry Dr. Marwan Rasamny, Chairperson - Department of Computer & Information Sciences Dr. Hanson Umoh, Chairperson - Department of Mathematical Sciences Dr. Aristides Marcano, Chairperson - Department of Physics & Engineering ^ Back to the top   CMNST External Advisory Board Dr. Emery Brown Dr. S. James Gates Dr. Elizabeth McCormack Dr. Stanley Merritt Dr. David Pensak  Dr. Ajay Prasad Ms. Bernice Whaley   ^ Back to the top General Inquiries?  Contact us at: Phone: 302-857-6500 Fax: 302-857-6503 Email:  Back to College Home Page


Summer 2013

CHEM 102

Fall 2013

CHEM 101

Spring 2014


2014 CHEM 101 Syllabus



Novel Catalysts for Biodiesel

Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai

Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai

Associate Professor, Tenure-track 
Department of Chemistry



Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (2005-2007)  



Our research focuses on nanoparticles science. Three major directions are pursued:

1. Solution processed solar cells with absorber layer made from nanoparticles precursors

Daniela Radu, Assistant Professor

Dr. Daniela Radu

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track


 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2004. Advisor: Dr. Victor S.-Y. Lin