Published on March 23, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Chemistry professor Brian Gregory
Chemistry professor Brian Gregory

Faculty and alumni of Samford’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have published their research on The Usefulness of Spectroscopic Simulations in the March, 2020, issue of the journal Applied Spectroscopy.

Professor Brian W. Gregory and former student researchers Nils Wendland and Robert E. Lee published the article with collaborator Milan Milosevic (MeV Technologies,) an internationally recognized authority on infrared reflection spectroscopy. The journal also is reviewing a second article by the researchers.

“The integration of undergraduate research within our curriculum occurs not only through dedicated, research-focused courses but also through our summer research program, whereby student researchers get paid to spend their summers working closely with faculty on chemistry-focused research projects,” Gregory said. Publication of that research in peer-reviewed journals, he added, demonstrate to institutions and companies that Samford chemistry graduates have the laboratory skill sets that make them especially attractive for admission and hiring.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.