Chris McCleese

Dr. Chris McCleese graduated from SSU with a BS Chemistry degree in 2010. He was accepted into several Ph.D. programs, ultimately ending up at Case Western Reserve University.

Chris worked on ultra-fast laser spectroscopy and semiconductor materials research, culminating in 16 publications while earning his Ph.D.

Dr. McCleese is currently a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow conducting research at the Air Force Research Labs.

I owe a deep debt of gratitude to SSU’s Chemistry Department and its faculty. Their teaching built the foundation of my scientific career and their guidance and support has gotten me to where I am today.” - Chris McCleese, Ph.D., SSU class of 2010.