Chemistry Department Alumni
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is proud of its graduates. Our alumni have achieved success as industrial chemists, research chemists, university professors, high school teachers, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, entrepreneurs, lawyers and many other professions. Below, read about the interesting career paths of some our alumni. Alumni, please consider contributing to this profile page by submitting your information here.
Caitlin Loftus (BCH 2011): Received her combined BS/MS in Physician Assistant from D'Youville College in 2014. She is employed by Catholic Health System in the Neonatal ICU between Sister's of Charity Hospital Level III NICU & Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Level II NICU.
Stephanie Krull (CHM ACS 2010): Is employed as a chemist at Niacet Corporation in Niagara Falls, NY.
Elizabeth (Gruber) Brem (BCH 2006): Received her MD from the University at Buffalo in 2010. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, in 2013. She is currently a fellow in Hematology/Oncology with clinical and research interests in lymphoma.
Michael Fennie (CHM 2001): Received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from The University of Pennsylvania in 2006. From 2006 - 2012 he was a Senior Research Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry at Sanofi-Aventis. Since 2012, he is an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at The University of Scranton.
Thomas Kermis (CHM 1996): Received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2000. While at Johns Hopkins, he was the recipient of an NSF graduate fellowship. Since 2009 he is a Technical Service & Development Manager at Dow Microbial Control and has responsibility for the Americas. He has worked in areas of polymer synthesis and application, biocide formulation, and applications including antimicrobial efficacy.
Joseph Diliberto (CHM 1963): Research and Development Quality Assurance Manager (retired) at Bristol Myers Squibb.
Joseph Kuczkowski (CHM 1963, MS 1966): Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (retired). Received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Wayne State University in 1968. Holds 23 U.S. patents in the rubber chemical and stabilization area. His most significant contribution to the Rubber Industry is his invention of Wingstay K. He is the recipient of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society's Melvin Mooney Award (2000) and Charles Goodyear Medal (2011).