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Faculty Profiles

Dr. Douglas Strout
Associate Professor of Chemistry


Nearly all major research institutions are driven by researchers who dedicate themselves to science, searching tirelessly for answers to the world’s most complex problems and mysteries. At ASU, one such researcher is Dr. Douglas Strout.

Dr. Strout came to Alabama State University in 1999 as an assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Physical Sciences. He has worked extensively with Gustavo Scuseria, a leader in the field of theoretical chemistry. Together they have published several papers on theoretical modeling of the carbon clusters known as fullerenes. Strout also has worked with Richard Smalley, the co-discoverer of fullerene sand joint and winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At ASU, Strout’s research focuses on theoretical chemistry concentrating on theoretical models of high energy forms of nitrogen. Dr. Strout trains students through research programs like the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and the National Science Foundation’s HBCU-UP program.

“Working with students in ASU’s many science research programs is extremely rewarding,” says Dr. Strout. “There are so many exciting opportunities available for ASU students who want to pursue careers as researchers and scientists.”

Dr. Strout’s students are able to gain valuable research experience in his labs. They also gain opportunities to publish their research in scholarly journals.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. He earned a doctoral fellowship at Rice University and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Texas A&M University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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