Nathaniel Beres

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Associate Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, School of Natural Sciences & Allied Health Sciences


PhD, University of Akron

BS, Walsh University


Dr. Nathaniel Beres earned a B.S. in chemistry and biology from Walsh University in 2005. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from The University of Akron in 2010. During this time he focused on the synthesis of hydrogels and utilizing electrospinning as a method for drug delivery. From 2010-2012 he worked at The University of Akron as a Visiting College Lecturer. During this time he taught courses in general chemistry, allied health chemistry, and biochemistry. Nathaniel teaches courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

I am an applied biochemist. My research interests include the synthesis of hydrogels. Hydrogels have a wide range of uses from drug delivery systems to reducing the blockage of water filters. I also spent some time looking into electrospinning as a method for drug delivery. I would be interested in synthesizing compounds based on natural structures and testing them as antimicrobial agents.

Dr. Beres enjoys most things outdoors such as camping, hiking, swimming, etc. He is an avid reader and a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians.

  • Research interest: the synthesis of hydrogels
  • Advisor, Heidelberg Chemistry Club

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