Charlie Sharpless

Charlie Sharpless
  • Chemistry
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
    • Ph.D., Duke University
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Photochemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems
    • Chemistry of Humic Substances
    • Environmental Analysis

Charles M. Sharpless, Associate Professor of Chemistry, earned a Ph.D. (1999) in analytical chemistry from Duke University and a B.A. (1989) in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sharpless’ research interests include photochemistry in natural and engineered systems, the chemistry of humic substances, environmental analysis, and fate and remediation of anthropogenic pollutants, particularly trace organic contaminants and spilled oil and biofuels in aquatic systems. His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Corporation, and the Virginia Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sharpless is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Virginia Academy of Science. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed publications including Environmental Science Technology, Aquatic Sciences, Water Research, and the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science.