Dr. Mo Hunsen
Department of Chemistry, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, United States
Mo Hunsen is a professor of chemistry at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He has received a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry fromMichigan State University in 2001 and subsequently joined the Chemistry Department at Kenyon College. He is currently Co-Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Kenyon College (2014 - ). He has served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry (2011 - 2013) and as Co- Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2003-2006). He was a Visiting Professor at the department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (2013-14), at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (2005) and at the Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University (2006 - 2008). He was a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow (1990-1993) and has received the Robert J. Tomsich Science Award (2005) and the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2007). His research interests focus on green chemical and enzymatic catalysis in carbohydrate and polymer chemistry including studies on cellulose nanocrystals and their stimuli-responsive nanocomposites. His research also involves the use of natural products for prevention of cancer. He has a passion for exploring how green & sustainable chemistry and technologies could serve as a platform for green businesses that transform cheap and abundant natural resources to value-added products. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Organic Chemistry: Current Research, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry & Molecular Biology, Journal of Sustainable Development Studies, and International Journal of African Development.
Chemical & Enzymatic Catalysis
Green Oxidation Reactions
Carbohydrates & Cellulose Nanocrystals