Our group explores both chemical research and education research related to nanotechnology, photochemistry, and environmental chemistry. Current research students are developing new nanotechnology lab experiments for first-year students. I am also studying the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on student attitudes towards science education, the learning centeredness of physical chemistry courses and the efficacy of using virtual labs in general chemistry. Previous student researchers interested in chemical research have explored the impact of nanomaterials on the environment and studied the kinetics of photochemical reactions. Read descriptions of our ongoing Chemical research and Education research projects. We welcome undergraduate students studying Chemistry or in any other program to join us and contribute to these exciting fields of research. 

Diverse research interests require collaborations. We work with other faculty at many schools as well as industry and government labs. Collaborators include faculty and students in engineering, science, education, and mathematics. Much of this work is funded through grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies. Research results are published in peer-reviewed journals listed on our group’s Publications page. You can read about Winkelmann Research Group members on the People page

Contact Information

Dr. Kurt Winkelmann
Chemistry Department Head
Professor of Chemistry

Room 3025 Bailey Science Center
Phone: (229) 333-5801
Email: kwinkelmann@valdosta.edu

Department of Chemistry
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, Georgia 31698