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About Brian Van Hoozen

Dr. Van Hoozen joined the chemistry and physics department in 2018 as an Assistant Professor and is currently teaching general chemistry I and II. His research focuses on developing computational methods to simulate vibrations in model systems for DNA base pairs. He has published seven manuscripts in the Journal of Chemical Physics, Faraday Discussions, the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation and the Journal of Visualized Experiments and has acted as a referee for the Journal of Molecular Simulation. His teaching philosophy emphasizes inquiry-based learning and peer instruction. 


2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography - Department of Chemistry and Physics
2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Emory University

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Chemical Society
Member, Sigma Pi Sigma: The Physics Honors Society
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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize in Physical Chemistry
  • 2012 Lawrence University Physics Research Award
  • 2010 Lawrence University Summer Research Poster Symposium Poster Prize
  • Lawrence University LU-R1 Fellow


  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II


2012 - 2017 Ph.D. Computational Chemistry, Cornell University
2008 - 2012 BA Chemistry and BA Physics, Lawrence University

Articles (7)

Presentations (5)