Marissa Walraven, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Marissa Walraven

Educational Background:

Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Chemistry

B.S. from Liberty University in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

B.S. from Liberty University in Mathematics

Time at PHC: 2019 to present


Marissa Walraven earned two B.S. degrees from Liberty University: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Mathematics. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia, and specialized in Quantum Chemistry research through her undergraduate and graduate studies.

She focuses on using ab initio quantum mechanical methods to solve electronic structure problems for small, gas-phase molecules that are important for combustion chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. This entails using computers to solve the equations that describe how electrons move in molecules.