Dr. Kyle Williams
Office: Schuyler 214
Dr. Kyle L. Williams earned his BS and MS in Chemistry at Montclair State University, and then completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Michigan in 2018. Dr. Williams’ expertise primarily lies in the areas of theoretical and computational chemistry, although he has experience in the field biophysical chemistry as well.
His master’s research focused on the interaction of DNA photolyase (a DNA repair enzyme) with UV-damaged DNA using Raman spectroscopy. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Williams investigated spectroscopic signatures of energy and charge transfer in organic materials using ab initio computational methods. Also while at U of M, Dr. Williams helped develop an innovative pedagogical approach called Compute-to-Learn. In this approach, students work collaboratively in a studio environment to create interactive software demonstrations that illustrate and explain scientific concepts.
Dr. Williams is the director of the chemical technology program and serves as the advisor of the SUNY CCC Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. He teaches courses in general and analytical chemistry, and has also taught engineering thermodynamics. In his classes, Dr. Williams challenges his students to think critically and to consider how the scientific concepts that they are learning about can be applied to the world around them.
When not working, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his dog Izzy and taking her hiking. He also enjoys playing video games (primarily RPGs) and tabletop games, as well as reading science fiction/fantasy novels.
- General Chemistry I & II (CHEM 1510 & 1520)
- Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2033)
- Chemical Instrumentation (CHEM 2043)
- Chemical Technology Work Internship (CHTK 2960)
- Thermodynamics I (ENGR 2200)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- ACS Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED)
- Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3)