By training I am a physical organic chemist, with a strong interest in main-group chemistry, the chemistry of the nonmetals. I am particularly interested in reactivity and mechanism, and in unusual bonding patterns within molecules. I am also interested in organic electrochemistry, and in the history and philosophy of chemistry.

For recreation, I read: some theology (especially natural theology) and history. I have had about 9 years of solo vocal training, and eventually I hope to present a voice recital or two (though that doesn't seem to be gelling at the moment).

Bluffton University students (or prospective students) interested in a research project in any of these areas should contact me. See my current projects.

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