Professor Owens

Janel E. Owens
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Focus: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Centennial Hall, room 226 (with research laboratory in room 235)


I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from Southwestern University, a small liberal arts college in central Texas, in 2003.  While there, I had the opportunity to work with Professor Emily Niemeyer in the Department of Chemistry.  With her encouragement, I enrolled at the University of California at Davis where I was part of the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry graduate group.  I was fortunate to have some wonderful mentors at UC Davis, including Professor Andrew Clifford in the Department of Nutrition and Dr. Dirk Holstege in the ANR Analytical Laboratory.  After graduating with my PhD in 2007, I moved to a postdoctoral research position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  While there, I worked in the Forensic Science Center with Dr. Carolyn Koester.  My full CV, research interests, and course information are provided on tabs to the left.