Department of Chemistry


Lance Shipman-Young
Dr. Lance Shipman Young
Associate Professor and Chair
Merrill Hall Room 104
(470) 639-0308
Educational Background: B.S. Chemistry, Morehouse College; Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Areas of Expertise: Structural Biology, Protein X-Ray Crystallography, Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry
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Dr. Wallace Derricotte
Assistant Professor
Merrill Hall Room 343
(470) 639-0394
Educational Background: B.S. Chemistry, Morehouse College; Ph.D. 2017, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Emory University
Areas of Expertise: Theoretical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry

Brian Lawrence 

Dr. Brian Lawrence
Associate Professor
Merrill Hall Room 342
(470) 639-0700
Educational Background: B.S. Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley; A.M., Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University
Areas of Expertise: Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Natural Products Synthesis & Reaction Method Development), Catalysis, Applied Computational Chemistry
Juana Mendenhall
Dr. Juana Mendenhall 
Associate Professor
Merrill Hall Room 218
(470) 639-0469
Educational Background:  B.S. Chemistry, North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University
Areas of Expertise: Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Energy Harvesting
Dr. Muhsinah Morris
Assistant Professor
Merrill Hall Room 103
(470) 639-0443
Educational Background:  B.S. Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University; M.S., Ph.D., Chemistry, Emory University
Areas of Expertise: Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Education


Administrative Staff

Ms. Noel Beasley
Administrative Professional
Merrill Hall Room 105A
(470) 639-0394
Mr. Daniel Pambi
Merrill Hall Room 314
(470) 639-0269