Faculty

Ami Johanson
Ami Johanson, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry Office Phone: 630-844-5420
Email: ajohanson@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Biochemistry, organic chemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy, food chemistry, physical chemistry Education: PhD, Chemistry, Northwestern University
BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Favorite thing about AU: "Being in the lab with students as they experience chemistry in action."

Kyle McElhoney
Kyle McElhoney, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry Office Phone: 630-844-7588
Email: kmcelhoney@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: General chemistry, analytical chemistry, ion-selective electrodes, ion chromatography Education: PhD, Chemistry, Tufts University
BS, Chemistry, Siena College Favorite thing about AU: "Working closely with our faculty and students."

Chetna Patel
Chetna Patel, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Biology and Physical Sciences/Smith Disting Chair Office Phone: 630-844-5513
Email: cpatel@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: General chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical education, K–12 education Education: PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
BS, Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago Favorite thing about AU: "The university's commitment to student growth and creating a learning environment for all." View LinkedIn Profile

Juan A. Colón Santana
Juan A. Colón Santana, PhD

Associate Professor of Physics Office Phone: 630-844-7833
Email: jsantana@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Condensed matter physics, material science, physics education, electronics Education: PhD, Applied Physics (E.E.), University of Nebraska
BS, Physics, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Favorite thing about AU: "The collegial atmosphere and the strong support for engaging students in hands-on, meaningful experiences in the field."