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STEM Faculty


Dr. Shreekumar PillaiDr. Shreekumar Pillai

(Ph.D., Auburn University, 1992)
Professor of Biology


Dr. Mamie CoatsDr. Mamie Coats

(Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005)
Assistant Professor of

Research Topic: “Antibacterial effects of peptide conjugated novel nanoparticles and Antibacterial properties of superhydrophobic paper and Nanosensors for bacteria"   Research Topic: "Developing novel antimicrobials to compat pathogenic bacteria"

Phone: (334) 229-7501
Room: Paterson Hall-131


Phone: (334) 229-8453
Room: Life Science Building-324


DR. Elijah NyairoMr. Elijah Nyairo

(M.S., Atlanta University , 1989)
Instructor of Chemistry


Douglas StroutDr. Douglas Strout

(Ph.D., Rice University, 1996)
Professor of Chemistry

Research Topic: "Nanostructured Biomaterials with Emphasis on Biodegradable and Bioactive Matrices for Bone Tissue Repair and Regeneration"   Research Topic: "Role of Heteroatoms in Stabilizing High-Energy Nitrogen Molecules"

Phone: (334)229-6923  
Room: Science Building-312


Phone: (334)229-4718
Room: Robert C. Hatch Hall -245 


Iraj DaneshDr. Iraj Danesh

(Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988)
Professor of Computer Science



Dr Alain WaffoDr. Alain Bopda Waffo

(Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute Gottingen, Germany, 2003)
Associate Professor of Biology

 Research Topic:"A Semi-Generic Course-Level Cycle for Assessments of Computing Courses and A Special Type-Independent Programming Approach Using Available Underlying Constructs in a Programming Language"   Research Topic: "A Novel Biodrugs Cargo Made of Nanoparticles Attached to Peptides Displayed on Coliphage Qb" 

Phone: (334) 229-4355
Room: Science Building- 104


Phone: (334) 229-8396
Room: Life Science Building -223


Cleon BarnettDr. Cleon Barnett 

(Ph.D., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 2007)
Assistant Professor of Physics


Dr. Sapna JainDr. Sapna Jain

(Ph.D., The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2005)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 


Research Topic: "The influence of laser parameters on LIBS emission"


Research Topic: Mechanism of growth of colloidal silver nanoparticles stabilized by polyethylene glycol and its antibacterial properties

Phone: (334) 229-4466
Room: Science Building - 108


Phone: (334) 229-4404
Room: Robert C. Hatch Hall-246


Dr. Harvey HouDr. Harvey Hou

(Ph.D., Peking University, 1993)
Associate Professor of Forensic Science


DR. Komal VigDr. Komal Vig

(Ph.D., University of Delhi, 1999)
Associate Professor of Biology

 Research Topic: “Identifications and Response Mechanisms of Forensic Evidences to Environment Using Bioanalytical Methodologies”    Research Topic: "Nanoparticles effects on Human gene expression and use as antiviral agents” and “Use of RNA interference for inhibition of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus"

Phone: (334) 229-5121
Room: Robert C. Hatch Hall-320


Phone: (334) 229-5132
Room: Life Science Building-323





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