Department of Chemistry
Laura A. Hughes
Associate Professor of Chemistry
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
Office Phone: (541) 552-6426
Fax: (541) 552-6415
B.A. Chemistry (1978) University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. Organometallic Chemistry (1983) University of California, San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellow (1983-1985) University of California, Irvine
Manager and Senior Scientist, Rockwell International Corporation (1985-1994)
Instructor, Fullerton College (1994-1996).
Joined the SOU Chemistry Department in 1996
Fundamentals of Chemistry (Ch 100)
General Chemistry (Ch 201/2) with Laboratory (Ch 204/5/6)
Principles of Organic Chemistry (Ch 331/2) with Laboratory (Ch 337/8)
Inorganic Chemistry (Ch 411) with Laboratory (Ch 414)
My current research is on monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles, also known as Au-MPN's. Details on this work can be found in a Power Point presentation Au-MPN's .
Publications and Presentations
Hala G. Schepmann and Laura A. Hughes, "Chemical Research Writing: A Preparatory Course for Student Capstone Research," J. Chem. Ed. 2006, 83, 1024.
Laura A. Hughes, "Determination of the Structure of Three Molybdenum Coordination Compounds Through Their Synthesis and Characterization Using Infrared and UV-Visible Spectroscopy," Chem. Educator 2004, 9, 1-3 (web).
A complete publication list can be found here .
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
American Chemical Society (ACS), 1978 - present
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1983 - present
Sigma Xi, 1996 - present
Association of Oregon Faculties, 2004 - present