Michael C. Leopold
Michael C. Leopold is the Floyd and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Endowed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Richmond. He and his undergraduate research students work in the field of materials science, investigating the incorporation
of nanomaterials into sensing platforms that have biomedical and environmental applications. Their latest work is a study on harnessing a fundamental intermolecular interaction called halogen bonding in order to interact with and detect explosive molecules
and narcotics. He teaches general chemistry, forensics, and analytical chemistry lecture and labs. He interacts with the local community on a regular basis, where he and students perform chemistry “magic shows” at elementary schools and host
on-campus field trips for middle and high school classes. Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Dr. Leopold received a B.S. from James Madison University and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.
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