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Chemistry Department Congratulates Professor Jim Kincaid on his retirement

Dr. James R. KincaidProfessor Jim Kincaid has retired from Marquette University after 38 years of distinguished research, teaching, and service in the Chemistry Department. A native of the Cincinnati area, Jim received his undergraduate degree at Xavier University. He then earned his Ph.D. at Marquette University in the 1970’s under the supervision of Dr. Kazuo Nakamoto – a world-renowned expert in vibrational spectroscopy. Following stints at Princeton University and the University of Kentucky, Jim joined the faculty of Marquette in 1984. He quicky established a productive research program focused on the application of resonance Raman spectroscopy to biological and energy-related molecules. Along the way, he published 150 papers that have been cited over 5000 times. His research lab was continuously funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy. In light of his extraordinary contributions to Marquette, he was honored as a Wehr Professor, Way Klingler Fellow, Habermann Chair, and Haggerty Award for Research Excellence. In addition, he served as Chemistry Department chair from 2017-2021. We congratulate Jim on his retirement and thank him for being a fantastic scientist, colleague, mentor, and friend.

News and Events

Clark group publishes VIP: Very Important Paper in Angewandte Chemie 

Dr Clark

Recent work from the Clark Lab is highlighted in the prestigious journal, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, as a Very Important Paper (VIP). This work underscores the importance of selective isotopic labeling in organic chemistry and has the potential for future applications in novel drug design, where safer, yet potent drugs can be accessed.

Read the complete VIP.

Wehr Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Jier Huang
Dr. Jier Huang has been appointed by Dean Heidi Bostic to a 2-year term as Wehr Distinguished Professor of Chemistry.  





Welcome to our new graduate students!  Orientation begins on August 15.




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