Sandra Knowles
Professional Specialist, Chemistry; Director, Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories; Lecturer in Chemistry
Frick Laboratory, 290


Sandra Lee Knowles received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the California Institute of Technology as a National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Research Fellow. She joined Merck & Co. Inc. as a senior research chemist in Discovery Chemistry in Boston, MA. After 14 years at Merck, Dr. Knowles was a principal scientist in Process Research in Rahway, NJ and an inventor on 15 patents. In 2021, she decided to pursue a teaching career to mentor the next generation of young scientists.

Research Areas
Catalysis / Synthesis