Faculty and Staff

  • Chester Dabalos , Instructor, Chemistry
    • Primary Discipline: Spectroscopy.
    • Research: Agricultural Chemistry.
    • Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Mphil in Chemistry, University of Cambridge.
  • Norbert C. “Norb” Furumo, Associate Professor, Chemistry
    • Primary Discipline: Biochemistry.
    • Research: Browning reactions of lychee and rambutan.
    • Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Akron.
  • Mazen Hamad , Chair & Professor, Chemistry
    • Primary Discipline: Analytical Chemistry.
    • Research: Pharmaceutical systems.
    • Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Washington.
  • Erica Honda , Educational Specialist, Chemistry
    • Education: B.S. in Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
  • Jon-Pierre “JP” Michaud , Associate Professor, Chemistry
    • Primary Discipline: Toxicology.
    • Research: Environmental chemistry.
    • Education: Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of Arizona.
  • Matthew Platz
  • Eunice Plomaritis , Lecturer, Chemistry
    • Disciplines: General Chemistry and General Chemistry Laboratories.
    • Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Indiana University - North Western.
  • Charles Simmons , Associate Professor, Chemistry
    • Primary Discipline: Physical Chemistry.
    • Research: X-ray Crystallography of Cu(II) Jahn Teller Complexes and Natural Products.
    • Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • Simona Văduvescu , Instructor, Chemistry
    • Primary Discipline: Organic Chemistry Laboratories.
    • Education: MS in Chemistry, York University; MS in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Hawaii at Hilo.