Illinois Heartland Local Section ACS

Brent Chandler

Brent Chandler is an assistant professor of chemistry at Illinois College. He performed his postdoctoral work at Yale University with Scott Miller and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University working with Erik Sorensen. He has taught courses in organic chemistry, chemistry and society, and spectroscopic methods of analysis. His research is focused on the synthesis of small molecules that have unex­plored biological properties.  Dr. Chandler is interested in and encourages his students to engage people in scientific discussions and demonstrations that illustrate science’s impact on daily life.  He is a member of the Illinois Heartland ACS Section Climate Science Outreach Team and co-author of a grant for climate science outreach funded by the American Chemical Society.


The audiences I prefer to speak to:  I would be happy to speak to any audience with an interest in learning more about climate science.


The geographic region I am willing to cover:   Willing to travel within 100 miles of Jacksonville, IL.


 Willing to include climate science demonstrations:   Yes!


 Contact Information: 

       Brent Chandler, Assistant Professor

      Illinois College Department of Chemistry

       Parker Lab, Room 231

       1101 West College Avenue

       Jacksonville, IL, 62650