Meet Brett Hemric
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2013, Liberty University, B.S.
2018, Duke University, Ph.D.
2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Postdoctoral Research
Organic Chemistry I & II
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Brett specializes in organic synthesis, focusing on reaction development and mechanistic exploration.
Brett's interests lie in operationally-simple reaction methodology to access biologically-important scaffolds through novel and intriguing processes. He has published a number of papers on two different approaches to the amino oxygenation of alkenes and has recently published a detailed and comprehensive review of the subject. Brett is also very involved in the community, supporting chemistry outreach events as well as playing soccer and softball in local leagues.
2020 - F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Finalist (NIH)
2017 - GAANN Teaching Fellowship (US Department of Education)
2017 - Shaffer-Hunnicutt Research Fellowship (Duke University)
2016 - Graduate Travel Award (Duke University)
2016 - Travel Award (ACS Division of Organic Chemistry)
2015-2016 - Burroughs Wellcome Research Fellowship (Duke University)
2015 - Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (NSF)
2013 - Graduate of the Year in Biochemistry (Liberty University)