Chemistry Department
Brandon Schabes , professor of chemistry

Brandon Schabes

Job Title
Wold second floor Wold 221

Areas of expertise

Student-centered pedagogy, active learning, backwards design.

Research interests

Interfacial spectroscopy, polymer/surfactant coadsorption.

Teaching interests

AOP Chemistry
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I & Lab
CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II & Lab
CHM 110 Accelerated Introductory Chemistry

Brandon focuses on making introductory chemistry accessible and interesting for anyone - no matter their background!! He does this through engaging videolectures, exciting demonstrations, and relatable analogies.

Additional media


  • Publications
    • Schabes, Brandon K. and Geraldine L. Richmond. “Helping Strands: Polyelectrolyte Assists in Surfactant Assembly below Critical Micelle Concentration.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 124, no. 1 (December, 5, 2019): 234-239.
    • Schabes, Brandon Kurt, Emma Jane Hopkins, and Geraldine L. Richmond. “Molecular Interactions Leading to the Coadsorption of Surfactant Dodecyltrimethylammonium Bromide and Poly(Styrene Sulfonate) at the Oil/Water Interface.” Langmuir, May 13, 2019.
    • Schabes, Brandon K., Rebecca M. Altman, and Geraldine L. Richmond. “Come Together: Molecular Details into the Synergistic Effects of Polymer–Surfactant Adsorption at the Oil/Water Interface.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122, no. 36 (September 13, 2018): 8582–90.

Academic credentials

B.A. in Chemistry, Minor in English, Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Oregon