Rebecca Kalman

Dr. Rebecca Kalman

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Dr. Rebecca Kalman discovered her love of chemistry and chemicals at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn., where she received a BS in chemical engineering. After that, she decided to brave the cold winters and moved to Delaware where she received her Master’s and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. 
Her research in grad school used a combination of experimental techniques and a pre-existing model to understand how solution conditions affect several characteristics of protein unfolding, interactions and aggregate formation. She also aided in the development of a novel protein aggregation rate prediction method and analyzed its accuracy in comparison with other methods in predicting shelf life of therapeutic proteins. 
After grad school, Kalman worked at the FDA at the Office of Generic Drugs for a year before moving back to the south and starting her teaching career at Kennesaw State University. She joined the faculty at GGC in 2014.
In her free time, Kalman enjoys curling. She is a board member and trustee of the Atlanta Curling Club.


  • Doctorate – chemical engineering – University of Delaware
  • Master’s – chemical engineering – University of Delaware
  • Bachelor’s – chemical engineering – Tennessee Technological University