Kenneth Paul Roberts, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Kenneth Paul Roberts, Ph.D.

Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chapman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Kenneth Roberts, Ph.D., is the department chair and professor of chemistry & biochemistry. He specializes in analytical chemistry related to solving biochemical and environmental problems. In particular, Roberts utilizes advanced analytical instrumentation to study freshwater pollution and environmental toxicology.

Awards and Honors

Zelimir Schmidt Researcher Award


  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University
    • Dissertation: “Line-narrowing and non-line-narrowing fluorescence spectroscopy coupled to capillary electrophoresis and high-performance liquid chromatography”
  • B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Chemical toxicology
  • Molecular and atomic spectroscopy
  • Environmental chemistry