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Chemistry Faculty & Staff

Chemistry Faculty

Prof. Matthew Sazinsky
Matthew H. Sazinsky
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Faculty Advisor & Chair of Health Science Committee; Chair of Chemistry
Mukesh Arora
Mukesh Arora
Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry
Prof. Frederick Grieman
Frederick J. Grieman
Roscoe Moss Professor of Chemistry; On leave Spring 2021
Zhao Li
Zhao Li
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Jane Liu
Jane M. Liu
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Prof. Cynthia Selassie
Cynthia Selassie
Blanche and Frank Seaver Professor of Science and Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Emeriti Faculty

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Freeman Allen
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
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Alvin Beilby
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
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Wayne Steinmetz
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Student Liaisons

Bukuru Anaclet
Bukuru Anaclet ’21
Student Liaison, Chemistry Department

Bukuru Anaclet ’21 is a chemistry and math double major from Chicago, Illinois. Chemistry is one of his favorite topics and he loves talking all things chemistry. Some of his favorite topics include inorganic chemistry, material chemistry and computation chemistry. Outside of Seaver North, you can find Bukuru in Millikan or running around Claremont. Aside from that, Bukuru enjoys climbing and being outside, playing ultimate frisbee, running, and spending time with his friends. He is very excited to make chemistry a more inclusive and welcoming space for everyone this year. Please feel free to reach out to him if you ever want to talk chemistry, the department or any cool research!

Sabrina Carneiro
Sabrina Carneiro ’21
Student Liaison, Chemistry Department

Sabrina Carneiro ’21 is a Chemistry major and a Mathematics minor pursuing the chemical engineering track at Pomona. Along with being a liaison for the department, she is a member of the Ball Group and is entering her third year working at the Pomona College Women’s Union.

Immacula Celestin
Immacula Celestin ’21
Student Liaison, Chemistry Department

Immacula is a junior from Brooklyn, New York. She is a chemistry major and is also on the Pre-Health track. When she isn’t in lab or green boxing from Frary, you can find her planning events with the Pomona Events Committee and being an OBSA and pre-Health mentor for first-years.

Rachel Hall
Rachel Hall ’22
Student Liaison, Chemistry Department

Rachel Hall ’22 is from Roswell, Georgia. She is a prospective Chemistry major, and a member of The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company. She would love to eventually work in the fields of Cosmetic Chemistry or Dermatology. Rachel became a liaison to help first years find their way and have a better picture of what the chemistry department has to offer, especially when it comes to summer research. You can contact Rachel at

Kate Shimamoto
Kate Shimamoto ’22
Student Liaison, Chemistry Department

Kate Shimamoto ’22 is chemistry major from Chicago, Illinois (if you listen closely you can hear a slight accent). She is a student athlete on the track and field team, and runs the 400m and 800m. When she is not at practice or in lab, Kate loves playing the piano, hiking, and watching random documentaries in her free time. She is also incredibly passionate about space and could talk about black holes, the multiverse, and quantum theory for hours. After college, Kate hopes to go into medical research. If you ever would like to hear a few fun facts, especially chemistry related ones, she would love to talk!

Juste Simanauskaite
Juste Simanauskaite ’21
Student Liaison, Chemistry Department