Kurstan Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University 
Ph.D., Purdue University

Programs: Chemistry

Though I am an inorganic chemist by training, my area of research is within the field of photochemistry. Specifically, I design and create ligands that enhance the photochemistry of transition metal coordination compounds.

My research projects are interdisciplinary in nature as I combine organic and inorganic synthetic techniques for the creation of the complexes which are then analyzed by various spectroscopic instruments.

My current projects are designed as a collaboration between myself and chemistry students working together during the summer and throughout the academic year.

Courses
CHEM 100 Applications of Chemistry 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1 
CHEM 107 General Chemistry 2 
CHEM 305 Inorganic Chemistry