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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Studies Committee

The Chemistry Undergraduate Studies Committee (USC) consists of several chemistry faculty and our undergraduate program coordinator. They serve as academic advisors and handle undergraduate student concerns including declaration of a major or minor, petitions for waiver or substitution of program requirements, and other curriculum or program questions. 

Faculty members listed below have primary responsibilities for undergraduates studies.  All committee members are "authorized signatures" for required paperwork to declare a major or minor in chemistry. Requests for transfer of course credit should be directed to Deb Contestabile

While a member of this committee is a good place to start if you have questions, students should also feel free to contact any of their professors, or one of our chemistry peer advisors with questions.  

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

d.contestabileDeb Contestabile
Administrative Assistant, Chemistry Department
Hutchison 404D
(585) 276-3663
ugradadm@chem.rochester.edu

 

Faculty Advisors

mccamant

Prof. David McCamant
Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee

Hutchison B30
(585) 276-3122
david.mccamant@rochester.edu
Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; mechanisms of vibrational relaxation

frontier

Prof. Alison Frontier
Hutchison 474
(585) 275-2568
alison.frontier@rochester.edu
Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry; synthesis of bioactive natural products; pericyclic reactions; asymmetric catalysis; cationic cascades

hafensteiner

Dr. Benjamin Hafensteiner
Hutchison 124
(585) 275-1936
benjamin.hafensteiner@rochester.edu
Interests: General and Organic Chemistry

Olsen

Prof. John-Carl Olsen
Hutchison 104
(585) 275-8308
john-carl.olsen@rochester.edu
Interests:  Chemical education; topologically non-trivial molecules and metal-ligand assemblies; nanoparticles for drug delivery; total synthesis

rothberg

Prof. Lewis Rothberg
Hutchison 462
(585) 275-4725
lewis.rothberg@rochester.edu
Interests:  Polymer electronics; optoelectronic devices; light-emitting diodes; thin-film transistors; photodetectors; xerographic photoreceptors; biological sensors; electrooptic modulators

schroeder

Prof. Wolf Udo Schröder
Hutchison 466
(585) 275-8263
w.udo.schroeder@rochester.edu
Interests:  Dynamics of complex nuclear reactions at intermediate and high energies



Committee Functions

Chemistry Major Advisor

Any Committee Member

Chemistry Minor Advisor

Any Committee Member

Approval for Transfer Credit

McCamant & Contestabile

Senior Research Theses and Symposium

McCamant & Contestabile

ACS Student Affiliates Advisor

McCamant

Review of Senior Transcripts and Latin Honors

McCamant & Contestabile

Review of Transcripts and Readmission Applications

McCamant & Contestabile

Undergraduate Awards and Nominations

McCamant & Contestabile

Graduation Ceremonies

McCamant & Contestabile

Review of First-year Academic Handbook,
Bulletin for Undergraduate Studies

McCamant & Contestabile

Review of Formal Petitions

Committee

College Fall, Spring and Summer Advising Meetings

Committee