Scott Brothers
Scott M. Brothers Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical and Computational Sciences

Richardson Hall, Room 221


Dr. Brothers received his doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from Texas A&M University in December 2011 under the advisorship of Dr. Marcetta Darensbourg and Dr. Michael Hall, with dissertation research in biomimetic computational modeling of iron and copper active sites with applications for new fuel and energy sources. He subsequently worked as an instructor in chemistry for engineering students as well as serving as a chemistry professor for visiting Saudi Arabian students in the spring of 2012 and completed a postdoctoral assignment with Dr. Hall in May 2012. Shortly after, he began a tenure-track position at Bethany College in the fall of 2012. His pedagogical interests are in active-learning inquiry-based modules in the classroom, integration of computational modules, student use of case studies, and implementation of green and sustainable techniques. His research interests are computational and quantum chemistry of inorganic systems, electrochemistry of conductive materials such as polymers, synthesis of nanomaterials, and thermodynamics of natural fuel sources.

Recent publications include:
Hsieh, C.-H.; Brothers, S.M.; Reibenspies, J.H.; Hall, M.B.; Popescu, C.V.; Darensbourg, M.Y. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 2119-2124.

Hsieh, C. -H.; Erdem, Ö. F.; Harman, S. D.; Singleton, M. L.; Reijerse, E.; Lubitz, W.; Popescu, C.V.; Reibenspies, J.H.; Brothers, S.M.; Hall, M.B.; Darensbourg, M.Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13089-13102.

Hess, J. L.; Hsieh, C. -H.; Brothers, S. M.; Hall, M. B.; Darensbourg, M. Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 20426-20434.

Brothers, S.M.; Darensbourg, M.Y.; Hall, M.B. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 8532-8540.

Hsieh, C. -H.; Chupik, R. B.; Brothers, S. M.; Hall, M. B. Darensbourg, M. Y. Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6047-6053.

Schierloh, E. M.; Brothers, S. M.; Choi, D.; Hepp, A. F.; Baird, M. J.; Hoops, M. H.; Duffy, N. V. J. Undergrad Chem. Res., 2011, 10, 123-128.

Areas of specialization include:
Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Green Chemistry and Sustainability, General Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Computational Chemistry, Active Learning, Pedagogical Techniques, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Electrochemistry.

Terminal Degrees:
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
B.S., Wheeling Jesuit University