Faculty and Staff

Dr. Al Schwab

Dr. Al Schwab has paper published in Journal of Chemical Education
Mar 25, 2024

Last summer, Dr. Al Schwab created a new physical chemistry lab experiment for our students based on differential scanning calorimetry. His paper is "...

Dr. Brooke Christian

Dr. Brooke Christian receives UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching award
Mar 20, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Brooke Christian! She was selected as the UNC Board of Governors 2024 awardee for Excellence in Teaching from AppState. This is...

Dr. Mike Hambourger

Dr. Mike Hambourger and collaborators receive NC Department of Agriculture funding
Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Mike Hambourger and his Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment collaborators received 2-year funding for a "Slaughterhouse Waste-to-Nutr...

Dr. Brett Taubman

Fermentation Sciences program featured in radio interview
Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Brett Taubman was featured in a radio interview recently. WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) asked him about our Fermentation Sciences program and the ...

Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin

Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin Leads Student Chemistry Activity at Hickory's Centro Latino
Nov 29, 2023

In celebration of this year's National Chemistry Week, Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin, professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Chemistry ...

Dr. Robert Swarthout, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences and Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, is the principal investigator on the project. Department of Physics and Astronomy professors Dr. Chris Thaxton and Dr. James Sherman serve as co-investigators.

Drs. Robert Swarthout, Chris Thaxton and James Sherman Receive $531,902 NSF Grant
Sep 25, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — A group of faculty members from the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a three-year grant from...

Dr. Jefferson Bates, associate professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is the co-recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Award. Photo by Chase Reynolds.

Dr. Jefferson Bates receives NSF RUI award to study new chemical compounds
Aug 11, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Jefferson Bates, associate professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences...

Dr. Reddish and research students

Human Enzyme Research Finding a Home at Appalachian State
Feb 15, 2023

The NC Biotechnology Center published an article about our own Dr. Michael Reddish and his record-breaking grant. ...

Dr. Michael Reddish

Reddish Lab awarded largest National Institutes of Health grant in App State’s history
Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Michael Reddish is an assistant professor in App State’s Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences. The Reddish Lab focuses on stud...

Dr. Folarin Oguntoyinbo

Dr. Folarin Oguntoyinbo awarded fellowship and ambassadorship
Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Folarin Oguntoyinbo, Associate Professor in the department, has been awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. This fellowship will a...