Dr. Rebecca Kalman
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kalman's research opportunities for students at GGC has focused on using analytical techniques, including HPLC, ICP-MS and capillary electrophoresis, to investigate a number of chemical and biological systems. Some of these projects include fertilizer intake during the growth of plants, microchemical analysis of local water, sediment and fish samples, and characteristics of protein unfolding, interactions and aggregate formation.
From 2015-2020, she was the faculty advisor of the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, which is a nationally recognized chapter, having won awards every year since the chapter was formed. Through this advisor role, Kalman had a chance to expand chemistry outreach to the on-campus and off-campus community through a wide range of demonstrations and activities, and aid several chemistry and biology students in promoting their leadership skills.
In her free time, Kalman enjoys two things: family and curling! She has two young children and is a board member 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
- Analytical chemistry techniques
- Protein folding, interactions and aggregation
- Active learning techniques
- Developing student leadership, team building and communication skills
- American Chemical Society