Chemistry BA & BS Advisors

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER




ABOUT US

We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online Appointments only!

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    Chemistry BA & BS

    Advisors

Current Chemistry majors:

 To schedule an appointment with your Major advisor, please click their bio page to view their preferred method of appointment booking.

To schedule an appointment with your College Advisor or Mānoa Peer Advisor, please log in to your Insight account and click “Request New Appointment” under the “Appointments” tab.

Current Chemistry majors with less than 30 credits:

 To fulfill your Mandatory Advising requirement, please schedule to meet with a Mānoa Peer Advisor through Insight.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.
Tap or hover over advisor name for contact information.

Major Advisor

Jakob Hyvl, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jakub Hyvl was born and raised in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). He received an Ing. (equivalent to M.Sc.) in 2007 from University of Pardubice, where he did his diploma work with Prof. Oldrich Pytela in the area of synthesis of chiral catalysts. Jakub moved to Prague to pursue his doctoral studies from University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. He joined research group of Dr. Jiri Srogl in the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where he worked on reactivity of organic disulfides with transition metals. After he received his Ph.D. in 2011, he worked two years in the Dr. Detlef Schroder group at the same institution in the area of mass spectrometry. After being astonished by Dick Schrock chemistry on his invited lecture, he got postdoctoral position in his research group at MIT, where he worked two years on synthesis of metathesis catalysts and ROMP polymers. In 2015, Jakub moved to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to support his former colleague, Matt Cain, in his main group chemistry research. Jakub joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry in August 2017.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 404, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Bilger 404

Phone: 808-956-7665

Email: hyvl@hawaii.edu

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Major Advisor

Joseph Jarrett, PhD

Professor

Joe Jarrett received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1988. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993, working with Peter T. Lansbury, Jr. on the mechanism of amyloid fibril formation in Alzheimer’s disease. He then returned to the University of Michigan for postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Rowena G. Matthews, focusing on mechanistic studies of cobalamin-dependent methionine synthase. He was a member of the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2005. He joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2006.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 302, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Bilger 302

Phone: 808-956-6721

Email: jtj@hawaii.edu

PROFESSOR

Major Advisor

Rui Sun, PhD

Assistant Professor

Rui Sun received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2009 from Shandong University in China. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 2014, working with Dr. William L. Hase on studying gas phase reactions mechanism and solvent effect in condensed phase reaction with ab initio molecular dynamics simulation. He then worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Gregory A. Voth at the University of Chicago developing enhanced sampling methodology to assist biophysical simulations and biochemical reactions. During his postdoctoral appointment, Rui also collaborated with Eli Lilly and Company working on small molecule drug permeation with the support of its Scientific and Technical Advisory Board Award. Rui joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in August 2017.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 245B, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Bilger 245B

Phone: 808-956-3207

Email: ruisun@hawaii.edu

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Major Advisor

Philip Williams, PhD

Associate Professor

Philip Williams received his undergraduate education at the University of Calgary, Canada, and his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in 2003. After postdoctoral work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, from 2003-2006, he returned to the University of Hawaiʻi to join the faculty as an assistant professor. His research interests focus on natural products chemistry, isolation and structure determination, and natural products methodologies.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 245A, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Bilger 245A

Phone: 808-956-5720

Email: philiwi@hawaii.edu

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

College Advisor

Max Lee, MA

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Study Abroad Advisor

Hello! I joined the College of Natural Sciences team in June 2018, but I’ve been an advisor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Study Abroad Center since 1997. I received a double BA in Japanese and French, and an MA in French language and literature, both from UHM. While a student I studied in Germany, Argentina and France. Besides English, I speak Japanese, French, Spanish and German, at various levels. The skills I learned while navigating different languages and cultures still serve me professionally and personally.

I encourage all students to consider participating in a study abroad program while at UHM. It doesn’t have to delay graduation and can be a truly fulfilling experience.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-3365

Email: maxl@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC &
STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR

College Advisor

Maria McCormick

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Hello! My name is Maria.

I was born in Hawaiʻi and call Waianae home. I previously attended Portland State University where I earned a BA in English and worked as a peer mentor for a retention program serving underrepresented, first generation students. In that role I found a passion for supporting students through higher education.

After graduating, I came back to Hawaiʻi and completed an M.Ed program in Educational Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Before joining the College of Natural Sciences, I worked as a research assistant for the College of Education and as an undergraduate advisor for the Economics department here at UH.

I am excited to work together to make the most of your time at UH and address your unique strengths, needs, and interests!

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-8996

Email: mariak@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE
ACADEMIC ADVISOR

College Advisor

Sherylynne Andrada

Mānoa Peer Advisor

Hello, my name is Sherylynne. I advise the freshmen with less than 30 earned credits in the following majors:
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information and Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics

I am a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in the Philippine Language and Literature: Ilokano. I am very interested in healthcare, culture, and guiding students towards their aspirations. I also enjoy getting to meet new people and helping them prepare for what their future holds so I am excited to meet and advise you!

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-8222

Email: cnsmpa@hawaii.edu

MĀNOA
PEER ADVISOR

College Advisor

Pamela Toh

Manoa Peer Advisor

Hello, my name is Pamela. I advise freshmen with less than 30 earned credits.

I was born and raised in Singapore and educated in Dubai. I moved to Oʻahu in 2016 and am currently pursuing concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Biochemistry as well as minors in Mathematics and Microbiology. My educational passions lie in neuroscience and I hope to one day contribute to our understanding of its many complexities. I believe that higher education provides a valuable opportunity to build perspectives that can greatly enrich our perception of the worlds around and within us. There is always more to be learned than we realize and I am eager to help optimize your university experience to your priorities.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-8222

Email: cnsmpa@hawaii.edu

MĀNOA
PEER ADVISOR

ABOUT US

We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online appointments only!

STUDENT ACADEMIC
SUCCESS CENTER