Faculty Executive Director
Jim Cahoon has a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, he moved to Harvard University for a post-doctoral fellowship before starting his faculty career at UNC as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 2011. In 2017 he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and in 2018 he started as CHANL’s Faculty Executive Director.
Bob Geil received his PhD in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2005. He remained at Vanderbilt as a research associate until 2009 when he joined CHANL as the cleanroom manager. In 2019 he became CHANL’s technical director. He currently oversees a number of micro and nanofabrication instruments.
Director – Chemistry X-ray Core
Chun-Hsing, Josh, Chen received his PhD in Physical Chemistry with Professor Bruce M. Foxman at Brandeis University in 2010. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later became a research crystallographer at the Indiana University Molecular Structure Center. Dr. Chen joined UNC and the Department of Chemistry in September 2018.
Carrie Donley has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Arizona and did postdocs at the University of Cambridge and Hewlett Packard before coming to UNC in 2006. She oversees a number of analytical instruments.
Amar S. Kumbhar
Amar Kumbhar has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Clemson University. He is a electron microscopist and has been with CHANL from 2008. His responsibilities include managing the electron microscopes, SEM and TEM, in CHANL.
Materials Characterization and Outreach Scientist
Inno Shuro has a PhD in Materials Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology in Toyohashi, Japan and an MBA from North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He joined CHANL in 2023 .